Thursday, December 17, 2009

End of the semester

It is hard to believe but we have reached the end of the semester. This afternoon the students finished all their finals, and have been celebrating ever since. It really is bizarre how fast the time has gone.
Now that the exams have been finished, the guys must work on their rooms! Tonight they will pack a lot and sleep a little. Within the next 10 hours we will watch 21 guys leave from the dorm, going to all different parts of the world. The earliest van run leaves the dorm at 3.15am, and the last one leaves at noon.
Needless to say there is a bit of work to be done, and a lot of fun to be had. It will be a good night, but busy and exhausting.

Next week I hope to be able to blog, after I have had a little time to rest.
thanks for checking up on me!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

That time of year

The cliche phrase is that pictures are worth a thousand words. Therefore, since my time is limited, and my energy depleted, I will post a few different pictures from recent happenings here at BFA in hopes of sharing with you what is going on here.

Above, some of the Sonne guys diving in for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!
Below...the result of eating all that food!

I don't know that I ever posted a picture of my amazing 3v3 team from a few weeks ago. We took second in the entire tournament, and had a blast playing together. The team is made up of students from Blauen and Sonne. We called ourselves, "Team Zimties." Zimties is a German brand of cereal very similar to Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Three male RA's enjoying doing some stupid touristy things on a weekend off. Holland is famous for the wooden we had to capture the moment.

Above: getting ready for banquet meant tying a lot of ties, and getting the collars looking crisp and clean.

Below you will see most of the Sonne guys, at our recent Christmas Banquet. They clean up pretty well.

DP is a stud! He had one of the best performances at Christmas Banquet, and was named "King" of the senior class.

Last and certainly not least! I was very blessed and excited to have Stephanie come and visit me for a few days. She helped a lot around the dorm, and made the guys pancakes on Saturday morning while they watched some cartoons!

Thank you for keeping up with the blog! Please don't hesitate to send me an email ( We are near the end of our semester, which has left me exhausted, homesick, and tired.