So great to be home!

I’m home! Finally. It’s been since Christmas break. I made the drive to come to Springfield on Thursday afternoon with Matthias. The drive was uneventful and the second you drive past Chicago you see only corn fields for the last three hours. When I pulled into the driveway my dog Nestle greeted me at my car door. I brought in two big bags of laundry and my mom kindly volunteered to do all of it. I unloaded my bags and walked up to my bedroom where my high school memories are hung up on the blue and green walls. I looked out my huge window to see the beautiful golf course and pond by my house. I even stared at my 6-year-old goldfish, Lucky, for awhile. It felt so good to be back in my room and to jump on my comfy bed. Matthias and I waited downstairs while my dad prepared dinner for us. He brought it down and we all watched Ohio State defeat Arizona while eating dinner. We basically just lounged around in the Lazy Boy chairs all evening watching March Madness. It felt so good to relax and enjoy some great basketball games. 

Yesterday morning I woke up without an alarm and slowly made my way out of bed. When I walked down to the den everybody was already enjoying some breakfast. My mom brought me some coffee, and we all chatted awhile together. A little later I made some blueberry pancakes for everyone. I love to make blueberry pancakes and enjoy eating them with my family at the kitchen table. In the afternoon, Matthias and I did some shopping together. Later, I met up with my friend from high school and we ran 6 miles on the bike trail. I absolutely love running on the Springfield bike trail. It is so beautiful to look at the trees, Lake Springfield, bridges, and golf course while running. The time always flies by when I run there, and it was great to catch up with Courtney again.

On Friday evening we went out to dinner with my family and then ate at a frozen yogurt place for dessert. We arrived to church just in time for the Good Friday service. I really enjoyed the service and it was nice to see familiar families at church. I love coming home and seeing family and friends. My parents have been awesome and have made me feel at home.  

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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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 :]