Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Let the chips fall where they may

Guess what!
I'm a Junior in college!!!
I can hardly believe it, myself.
In fact, it seems just like yesterday
that I was taking pictures on the last day of freshman year...
of high school...

Or posing for more awkward pictures on band trips...
We braided Kjersten's hair to look like a beard--
yes, I am still this mature.
Oh and yes, more band pictures...

You can safely bet that band did not
bring about some of my finer moments.

While my high school nerd band days are over,
I am still in school--
just a few years wiser older.

Before trekking off for class today,
I had to take a first day photo.
It would be a sin not to,
am I right, or am I right?!
Clearly, I'm right here.
Unfortunately, I took a bit too long
getting ready this morning.
Therefore, by the time I made it downstairs,
all of my roommates were long gone for the day.
I couldn't allow myself to sin on the first day,
so I used the handy self-timer.
Watch--American Eagle
Thank you, ginormous TV, for doubling as a tripod.
What a savior!

Speaking of ginormous,
check out my big feet...
I mean, my cute new shoes.
{Ladies, when you are 5'11",
big feet kind of come along with the package.}

But if you can look past the size of my feet,
I think you will appreciate my cute new boat shoes.
Want to know something else you may appreciate?
I snagged these on sale for $12 at Target.
Target, you may also be my savior.

After snapping one last picture,
I was off to my Wednesday classes.
Check out my schedule!

9-9:50 am
Food Science

Food Science

Food Science Lab
Food Science




11-11:50  am
Assess. Skill in Nutr. Lecture

Assess. Skill in Nutr. Lab

Assess. Skill in Nutr. Lab

12-12:50 pm

Peer Minister Office Hours

1-1:50 pm

2-2:50 pm

3-3:50 pm
Fd. Serv. Oper & Purchasing Mgmt.

Fd. Serv. Oper & Purchasing Mgmt.

4-4:50 pm

5-5:50 pm

6-6:50 pm

With the exception of Biochemistry,
she is a beauty!
It has been awhile since this has happened,
but I am truly excited to begin learning.
I really miss the days where I looked forward to school
and learning new things.
I think it may have been about 7th grade or
high school Biology II when I last looked forward to a class.
But those days are back,
and I couldn't be happier about it.

if you are in the midst of a class schedule or career
that you are not quite satisfied with,
I like to refer to
Jeremiah 26:14 "As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right."

There are many points throughout our lives
where we may not know which path to take.
Sometimes you just have to trust in God.
There may be trial and error,
but I can assure you,
it is so satisfying when you finally do discover
exactly where you are meant to be
and exactly what you are supposed to do.

So God,
let the chips fall where they may...
And I will bring the salsa! ;)
Maybe that's not the kind of chips that idiom is referring to.
But I'm a dietetics student,
it works for me!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

And the winner is...

I must admit,
I was a tad bit jealous of my roommates
this morning as they were dressed in their first-day outfits
and heading out the door for classes.
It turns out,
I never have Tuesday classes.
Trust me,
I'm certainly not complaining about this little bit of information.
we did take a "first-day roomie" photo on our front porch.
The photo is not on my camera,
so I can't share it with you in this post...
but let's just say,
you can definitely tell who had class
and who rolled out of bed just five minutes prior.
{I rolled out of bed 5-minutes beforehand...
it was me}

As I sat around my lonely house,
it suddenly hit me--
today is giveaway day!
How could I have forgotten such an exciting day for my blog?!

I just want to thank each and every one of you who has stopped by my blog.
I love writing and sharing embarrassing stories,
and I am glad you are there to laugh at with me along the way.
Are you ready to find out who the winner is?
I know I am--even if it does mean parting ways with
this beautiful necklace.

enough of this stalling business...
Drum  rolls please...
Hey! Interesting fact,
I actually played the drums in band for 8-years..
Oh wait, I'm stalling again.
Okay! The winner is....

True Random Number Generator
Result: 13
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Meg, from Henning Love

Congrats, Meg!
I will be emailing you soon to let you know that you have won
and where I can send the necklace!

Want to win giveaway in the future?
Let me know in the comments below or tweet me (@jolambrechts)
with something on your wishlist
at the moment.
Giveaways are so fun and I would love to continue to do them.

I am off to pack my first-day backpack and lay out my outfit.
Wish me luck tomorrow!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dorm Rooms: We are NEVER ever getting back together

I am finally back at good ol' college.
I'm still working on getting settled in...
{I have about had it with a mirror in my bedroom--
it has fallen FIVE times on me..
I've only been here one day}

But even if I am a bit overwhelmed with the moving process
and school in general,
the best part is that I live off campus.
It's about darn time.
At South Dakota State University,
we are required to live in the dorms for the first two years.
Excuse me, "residence halls" is what we are officially
asked to call them.
To that I say,
dorm dorm dorm dorm DORMS!

While I am reminiscing about my first two years,
I thought I would give you all a taste of the size of rooms
I was forced to work with...

That was the first semester of my freshman year...
Next up, first semester of my sophomore year...

Sophomore year was arranged so that our layout seemed a bit more spacious...
Unfortunately, that didn't last long.
I was assigned a random roommate for the spring semester.
All I can say about that situation is TGIDLIDA.
That stands for: Thank God I Don't Live In Dorms Anymore.
{Say that ten times fast}

I even wrote a little tune for my former dorm rooms.
"We are never getting back together...
Like, ever"
You caught me!
Taylor Swift wrote  that.
Easy mistake.

I can't wait to show you all pictures of my new room.
I even have it all to myself.
Amen to that,
because sometimes a girl just needs her privacy.

Well, I am off to hit the hay.
And by hay, I mean I'm going to slide under the sheets of my new bed.

Home sweet home.