Hey Everyone!

Sorry for my delays with blogging; these past couple of weeks have been crazy busy. Last weekend my parents came to visit me in Holland. I was so happy to see them. I’m not going home for fall break, so I’m glad I was able to spend some time with them. On Friday night we ate dinner with Matthias and his family at his house. My parents loved talking with his family, and after dinner my parents came to my cottage, and I opened my birthday gifts from my parents. They also brought caramel apples and pumpkin cookies for my cottage. 

On Saturday morning my cottage hosted the women’s pancake breakfast. Campus Ministries provided us with pancake batter, peanut butter, chocolate chips, syrup, plates, silverware, napkins, Lemonjello’s coffee, water, and cups. We left our door open for any women to come into our house between 10:00-12:00 PM. It was kind of like an open house. I enjoyed meeting new people and cooking chocolate chip pancakes. It was fun to have our house filled with a variety of people. Campus Ministries does an awesome job of creating a sense of community between the upperclassmen and underclassmen. On Saturday some of the sophomore RAs brought their freshmen to our house. For some of the freshmen it was their first time being in a Hope cottage, so it was fun to show them around.

After the pancake breakfast Matthias and I drove to Lansing to watch the OSU verse Michigan State football game!!! We enjoyed watching OSU beat State 17-16. It was an intense game to watch, and the crowed kept a high intensity the entire game. I also enjoyed watching the marching bands. OSU’s drum line had some incredible routines. The theme of half time was beach boys so they formed a bunch of awesome scenes from Beach Boys Songs.  

After the game I talked with my parents and then basically worked on homework the rest of the night. On Sunday my parents took me and some of my friends to our favorite breakfast place deboer’s, and then my dad Matthias and I golfed in Saugatuck. I enjoyed golfing with my dad and having my parents in town. They really like visiting Holland; my mom likes to come up with any excuse to visit anytime. It’s a good thing we live six hours away or else I am sure I would see her every weekend haha. 

I hope you all enjoy your weeks and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

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 :]