New Beginnings

Hey Everyone!

Wow 2013, new year, new beginningsā€¦ I am so blessed to be back at Hope. I enjoyed my time at home with family friends. It is always hard to come back to school and get into the swing of things. I already feel a little behind and slightly overwhelmed with my homework load, but I really enjoy all of my classes so far, so I’m looking forward to a new semester. 

Here are some of the highlights from my break. My friends from high school, Abby and Lindsey, have always done a Christmas photo shoot together. This was our 10th year of the Christmas shoot. It is crazy to me that we have been friends for so long and we have carried on this festive tradition for so long now. 

Also during break I played a lot of games with my family and friends. Our family hosted dinner parties and prepared a ton of food. My dad and I spent some quality time together while cooking. My family eats Italian food for the holidays so my dad and I prepared some stuffed shells. 

After Christmas we traveled to Michigan to visit my dad’s side of the family. We only see them once a year, so I really treasure the time while we are there. It was my great uncle’s 80th birthday while we were there so there we even more cousins than usual. We spent a lot of quality time together and played tons of games.

My break ended with my family picking up my boyfriend in Holland. Then we all drove back to Illinois together and he spent the last final days of break with me. We had so much fun together

Break was absolutely incredible! I am thankful for the time spent with family and friends, but I’m looking forward to another great semester at Hope!

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]