I feel as though it has been forever since I last blogged! (When in reality it has only been a month) Ever since Spring Break I feel like I have been in hyper-drive trying to get everything done early so I am not stressed out with all my big projects right around exam time!
Over Spring Break I went to Pensacola, Florida which was a lot of fun, and definitely a much needed and appreciated vacation! I had a lot of fun, but once Spring Break was over it was back to reality of classes, school work, working at Orange Leaf and babysitting! Not much has happened other than staying busy. Last week was Spirit Week and because of work and babysitting I didn’t get to participate as much as I would have liked to, but I did get to go to the Cardinals game which is always a lot of fun with the Fontbonne group! Everyone who went to the dance said they had a great time, and the pictures made it look like a lot of fun! Hopefully next year I will be able to do more with Spirit week! Well, time for me to get back to all that studying and projects!
April in general tends to be an eventful month, so here are some snapshots from recent events:
Dueling Pianos, an Event Sponsored by FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board) for Spirit Week
People in the Fontbonne Community gathered for Fontbonne Day (a day that we have off of school so that Students, Faculty, and Staff can go out into the community and do service projects). Fontbonne Day is one of my favorite things about Fontbonne.
This is my Fontbonne Day service group at the Shalom House!
For more information about the Shalom House: http://www.shalomhousestl.org/
A picture from the Mr. Fontbonne Contest. The contestants are getting ready to perform an opening dance number.
Even though he didn't win Mr. Fontbonne, I was proud of my boyfriend Shea for winning the title Mr. Congeniality!
NSSLHA (National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association) had a Field Day on Campus!
One of the many photos taken at the Spring Dance.
Peace, Love, and April!!!!
This past week was full of events, because it was spirit week. Every semester, Fontbonne has a spirit week the week of the dance (which is on Saturdays). So, every day last week was leading up to the big, main event. It was very busy, but also a lot of fun and definitely worth losing a little sleep over.
The week started pretty relaxed on Monday with a casual dance party in the DSAC. Songs that have well-known dances were played (i.e. YMCA and hokey pokey). Tuesday night, Fontbonne had a section reserved at the Cardinals baseball game. The weather was beautiful that night and we won! Wednesday night, a dueling piano performance was in the DSAC. I had never been to anything like this before. I had a fabulous time. Two musicians played piano and sang songs by student requests. They were extremely talented and played off one another very well.
Thursday night, the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower was shown in the DSAC. It was supposed to be projected outside in the meadow, but it was too wet. It’s still always nice though to watch a movie and snack on popcorn. Friday was Fontbonne Day, which is a day where classes are canceled. Because of this, students are encouraged to do volunteer work around the community. Numerous and a wide variety of sites were available to choose from. I helped out at a homeless shelter. Friday night was the talent competition in which Mr. Fontbonne was crowned. Finally, Saturday night was the spring dance. The name for this one was “Welcome to the Hamptons.” This was a preppy themed formal.
Spirit week is always full of exciting events, and I look forward to more in the future!
We’re smack in the middle of a scary point in the semester: the final stretch. There’s this exhilarating we’re-almost-done smell in the air, and all kinds of fun events are going on. A few nights ago I nearly froze to death at the Spring Dance at the Lemp Mansion, which was held on the patio despite 40-degree temperatures, and even though many people were dancing with their jackets on, it was a blast! This week, there’s Fontbonne Service Day on Friday, where different groups do service work in the Saint Louis area, and next Friday is SpringFest, a big day of fun on campus. Sounds like a great time of year, right?
The problem with all this, however, (or maybe it’s not a problem, just an added level of challenge to the situation) is that school is in full swing, and finals are – gasp – two weeks away!