I’m writing this blog while sipping my favorite latté from
JP’s, the coffee shop located downtown right next to campus. It has been
raining all day so it is nice to escape the weather and sit inside a cozy
coffee shop with some friends. I really enjoy studying in coffee shops because
the atmosphere is welcoming, tranquil, and studious. I needed to come here
today to catch up on homework from the weekend.
My parents came to visit me this weekend, and I loved
spending time with them. On Friday they took Matthias and I out to dinner at 84
East, located downtown. We ate a great meal together and after we ate Matthias
and I headed to Evergreen Commons, a senior living facility in Holland, to
enjoy Moonlight Serenade. Moonlight Serenade is a dance put on by Volunteer
Services, and it is a dance for Hope students and the elderly people living at
Evergreens Commons to attend. This event is one of my most favorite events of
the year to attend. We dance to oldies music, and they have someone on stage teach
us line dances.
After the dance, we headed to the talent show at Hope. This
was Hope’s first ever talent show, and the acts were amazing! I could not
believe how talented all the acts were. My parents really enjoyed the show and
wished they could have seen more acts. I hope that Hope continues with the
talent show in the future. The first-place winner received free books from the
bookstore for the next semester. After the talent show, I ended the night with playing some euchre with friends and
enjoying a late night Taco Bell run.
On Saturday morning my parents took Ali, Steph, and I out to
eat at DeBoer’s, my all-time favorite place to eat in Holland. We enjoyed some
great food and enjoyed each other’s company. Later in the day I took my parents
to Biggby and was able to catch up with them and talk about future plans. I
really love my parents and value their insight and advice.
After Biggby, Steph, Matthias, and I played soccer with my
dog and ran around with him. I always miss my dog and love spending time with
him. My parents offered to take my house out for dinner on Saturday night, so we
ate out and then went to Captain Sundae afterward for dessert.
On Sunday morning I went to church with my parents and ate
our last meal together at Alpinerose for their Sunday brunch buffet. The food
was incredible and I was stuffed for the rest of the day! In the afternoon my
parents attended the Mortar Board induction ceremony and then headed home. It
was great to spend time with my parents and enjoy their company. I had an
awesome weekend with them and can’t wait to see them again at the end of the
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Have a great week!