Fall Break 2012: Everthing’s Bigger in Texas

This past weekend, Hope College
students enjoyed a special holiday called Fall Break. For me, being from Texas, going home on a
long weekend break is a rare occurrence. However, on this particular break, I
was able to take a trip home to Texas
to spend time with family and friends. It was wonderful to take several days
off just to relax and enjoy the company of close ones.

To start off Fall Break, my dad and I drove the sixteen-hour
drive back to Texas
together. We had a great time in the car talking about classes, work, sports,
internships, and life in general. When we arrived home (at 2:00 AM) my mom was
awake and waiting for us – what a woman she is! The next few days were filled
laughter, stories, crafts, cooking, shopping, football watching, and more
shopping. In fact, here’s a list of things we did:

  1. Enjoyed
    Chick-Fil-A for lunch – I had my favorite… Chicken sandwich with extra
    pickles
  2. Did
    some shopping at my favorite mall which just happens to be the oldest mall
    in the Dallas
    area
  3. Cooked
    Mexican food for dinner with my parents
  4. Went
    to my favorite coffee shop
  5. Picked
    out pumpkins for the front porch
  6. Painted
    and decorated my roommates first initials to hang in our rooms
  7. Watched
    football
  8. Tried
    out a new recipe with my mom – it was pretty tasty
  9. Completed
    some homework for classes
  10. Attended
    a Bible study that my dad leads

All-in-all, I would have to say that it was a very
successful weekend in Dallas,
Texas!

Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!