Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cheers to you Mom!

I mean how could I forget to blog about my beautiful and amazing mother! Not only is she a crazy fun mom who I can always laugh with, but she'll drop everything for me, listen to me cry and even complain when I'm just being dramatic. She makes the best home cooked meals that I hope I will some day learn how to do the same for my family. She also just helped me move everything out of my dorm and drive me 5 hours home..seriously she's da bomb! 

love you forever <3

I am my mother's daughter and couldn't be happier about it :)

what a year!

I still can't get over that I am DONE with my freshman year and I'm officially home in Potomac for the summer! This year flewwww by, yet looking back I've experienced so much over the past year.

a very nervous and anxious, but exciting car ride down to my first year away from home

out with my hokie camp/my first friends

don't think first semester would have been as amazing without these guys

going to our first tech football game!!

eeeek definitely a new experience!

"the trio" 

anddddd then it got cold :(

my best friends

its nights like these...well you know what I mean ;)

a very merry christmas with KDR

and of course second semester...

life is good in alpha phi :)

most epic hike ever to the famous cascades in blacksburg

py betches forevaa :)

new friends/sisters!

could never forget these guys!

and of course finally found my amazing big :)

then joined the best family ever

made some more memories with my new sisters
experienced my first Relay For Life <3

savored my last few nights out with my friends

first nights and last nights out, these are my girls!
almost used all of my meal plan!

goodbye py triple you were too good to me

Wellll onto a much needed summer vacation! I am most definitely going to enjoy this time off and not let it fly by too fast, although I know I will be anxiously waiting my return to blacksburg in august!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

celebrate, remember, fight back

it certainly was a night to celebrate, remember, and fight back

Unfortunately the weather was not in our favor, but thanks to the amazing Hokies who don't let a bit of rain and low temperatures keep them away, my first relay was a memorable experience and I already can't wait for relay for life 2012. 
part of the events committee and our colorful rain coats :)

Maleka made each of us our own clipboards with our color-coded excel spreadsheets with our duties for the whole night. Definitely helped us stay organized throughout the whole night and we never felt too overwhelmed!!
custom clipboards with our official duties!

Our committee is so appreciative of how hard Maleka works to keep us organized and in the know! The least we could do was get her a small gift.
a relay themed gift for our fearless events leader

One of my favorite events of the night was queen of the night. Each team could dress up a guy and make him look as beautiful as they wanted. The guys came to the events tent for their purse and they did NOT break character. They were ready to go downtown and raise some money while flaunting their stuff! One guy made $600!!
the queens checking in at our tent

There were always people walking around the track, and even some were running! My favorite lap was after the Remember Ceremony because it was a lap of silence while pictures were displayed on all the screens of pictures and reasons for why people relay. 
relayers walking around the track (sorry the pic is dark)

It was finally 3am and time to play minute to win it! All of the supplies were ready to go on stage and in order, although as predicted we skipped some games and moved others around to accommodate for the size of the stage. We still had enough games to entertain everyone and overall it was a success. It's hard to believe something we spent so many hours working on was over in 30 minutes!!
Exec vs. Phi Sig in the last round of minute to win it

Around 5 am or so the very important meteorologist told us there were thunderstorms heading our way and then randomly it poured for five minutes and I saw the sky light up. No one was in a real rush to leave (breakfast was being served under the survivor tent) but we slowly started to clean up our tent and pack our things...around 530 am the committee began to break up and head for our beds!!
we made it! 
At 6 am it was official Virginia Tech raised $615,000. WOW

I slept until 3:30 pm on saturday and wasn't even concerned about missing out on 1) a beautiful saturday in Blacksburg which is rare or 2) the spring game. I continued to nap throughout the night and was finally rested by sunday morning...

Monday, April 25, 2011

remember those who serve

just a short story i stumbled upon... 
(literally though the link is at bottom of the page)

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "50¢," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.

"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. "35¢!" she brusquely replied.

The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.

When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.