Last weekend 16 Hope college women drove to Fort Wayne, IN to spend a weekend at Amy and Jenna’s house. We traveled on Friday night in four different cars. Once we arrived to their house, their parents treated us to some delicious food. After dinner we hung out in their outdoor hot tub overlooking the woods. It was even surprisingly warm outside. On Saturday morning, after sleeping in, Jenna cooked us a delicious breakfast. I ran with Grace after eating and enjoyed a change of scenery while running around a beautiful Indiana neighborhood.
On Saturday afternoon we all went to a local coffee shop to study and get some homework done. The coffee shop was adorable, and I actually accomplished quite a bit of homework. in the evening we all went iceskating together at an outdoor iceskating rink which was a lot of fun. We ate dinner at a nice Italian restaurant and talked for hours together. After dinner we went back to their house and had a time for prayer and worship, and this was definitely my favorite part of the trip. I love the community at Hope and the amazing friends I have made here. We do an awesome job of caring and supporting each other. The friends I have made in college have truly impacted my life.
On Sunday morning as we packed up our bags to head back to Hope, and i could not help but be thankful for the incredible opportunity to spend time with such amazing friends. It truly was a college memory that I will never forget.
When I returned Sunday afternoon, Matthias and I helped out at our youth group formal Christmas dinner. We really enjoyed talking with the students and celebrating the holiday together. Last weekend was one of my favorite weekends at Hope and definitely a weekend I will never forget.