Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Break

I hope everyone is having a really great winter break. It's always great to take some time and just do nothing but watch christmas movies, sit in front of the fire, drink hot chocolate, play in the snow... the usual winter things. This break I decided that I was sick of doing nothing for a whole month at a time and I really wanted to get out instead. I am taking a trip through the east coast.

Right now I am in Chicago and I am waiting to go to New York City tonight. I have had a really awesome time here so far. I went to Millennium park, the Museum at the Art Institute of Chicago, and ate some famous deep dish pizza from the original Pizzeria Uno. I am leaving for NYC tonight and I am most excited about going to Canal Street, lots of cheap knock off designer stuff, and seeing the United Nations because I think it would be awesome to work there after college. After NYC I am going to Philadelphia, and then D.C. and then visiting my friend in Florida where it will hopefully be a lot warmer than here.

This is a picture of me and my friend at Millennium park. What is everyone else doing for winter break? There has been a lot of snow across the country this week, any favorite winter activities for when we're not all stuck in class?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

Well, first semester was interesting.
I can't help but think that high school didn't really "prepare" me for college like it was apparently supposed to. I'm pretty nervous to look at my grades. Some classes I just feel could go either way. I was pretty nervous to find out if I had passed English 102 or not, but I did. YAY! Now I'm just waiting on my other grades. My last final was today, so I'm not sure how much longer I'll have to wait to find out what I got. Hopefully I did well.
I finally got home today and unpacked my month's worth of clothes and other random things, and am pretty excited for Christmas to come. We're going to my grandparents' house on Friday for dinner and presents. Christmas kind of sucks when you're older though...you ask for fewer and fewer things and you basically already know what you got before you get it. My brother got a queen sized bed, and I got a really nice FujiFilm camera, and I'm sure I'll get some random things that I didn't ask for - probably a Snuggie, because that's just how my family is.
Anyways, I hope everyone enjoys their winter break! I'm sure I will!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Semester Wraps Up

As the semester wraps up I am very ready to head back home to Minnesota. Milwaukee does not feel like home and this rain in December isn't really helping my Christmas spirit! These past few days my family back in MN has experienced 20 inches of snow and the Metrodome's (where the Vikings play) roof collapsed due to all the weight of the snow. My boyfriend was suppose to come and visit but due to the weather Megabus cancelled all of their buses and he is rescheduled to arrive tomorrow.

Thanksgiving was a good break at home and I was so thankful that my family could all be together, even with the Thanksgiving snow storm happening. MN has decided that this year it is just going to snow a ton more than usual! I was able to see my adorable niece and little kids sure do grow up in just a month!! While are home we also celebrated my 23rd Birthday. My 22nd year on earth has definitely been a big one in my life. From doing a 400 hour internship at an elementary school, to graduating from college, becoming a graduate student, moving to Milwaukee and so many more adventures, 23 will include many more wonderful life changes and adventures!
My 23rd Birthday Pumpkin Pie
With my niece Sofia :)

This semester has brought some fun adventures. I spent a day at the zoo with friends and we had a fun time at one of the parks over looking the lake. The other night we went to Lucielle's Piano Bar which was a fun time of singing and watching a good show. There have been other xmas festivities happening as well. I went to a white elephant gift exchange last night and made gingerbread houses the other night with my floor. As much fun as Milwaukee is, I am ready to go home and relax for a bit. My semester assignments are complete, I just have to tutor for work through Weds and then I am home free!

Good luck to all on finals and have a wonderful holiday/semester break with your loved ones! Travel Safe!!