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Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun. Quite a bit has happened since last semester. I traveled to California during the winter break to visit family and did a lot of site seeing and had a great time bonding with my sister, nieces, nephew and great nieces and nephews. I’ve made some new connections, joined a new group called Fontbonne Community Connections (FCC), an all women philanthropist group that assists students and staff at Fontbonne by donating money to selected projects that not only benefit Fontbonne, but the community at large. I’ve also planned a couple of trips out of the country this year where I will be doing mission work, and I’m elated about these opportunities as well.

There’s a lot in store this year & I’m super excited about all the things are to come.

I hope all of you thoroughly enjoyed your winter break and that this year has been a great so far!

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Hello, Griffins, and welcome back!  My second semester at Fontbonne is now nearly one-fourth completed, which is pretty hard to believe that much time has flown by already.  Homework, tests, deadlines, and learning new things is in full swing. I’m taking 18 hours this semester, so my time is much more limited.  It’s amazing how last semester has been put into perspective, and what I thought was busy three months ago pales in comparison to busy now…hello, 1:30 a.m. bedtimes! Overall, though, I have settled in and am pretty happy with my classes.  It’s nice to be in some that directly pertain to my major (dietetics), too.

Here’s a quick recap of what I did in the past month: We celebrated Christmas, my favorite holiday, and immediately afterwards headed to Colorado for a family ski trip.  I’ve been a snow-lover and ski fanatic since the itty-bitty age of two, so you could say it’s inherent to my nature.  This time, we tried out a new place for the first two days, Telluride.  We also skied a day each at Snowmass and Sunlight Mountain.  Amazingly, we were blessed with glorious sunshine and comfortable temperatures for all four days!  That’s a record for us.  It’s always amazing to be in God’s beautiful creation with my loved ones, and I’m so grateful we were able to find the time to get away for a bit before the craziness started.

After we got back, I did some unpacking and catching up on various tasks, and it wasn’t long before the spring 2017 semester began!  That brings us to the present, as I’m juggling work (I operate a house/petsitting business), class, and homework…annndddd not much else right now.  I still have my two horses, Blondie and Pearl, although I haven’t gotten a chance to do anything with them (other than feed them twice a day) for awhile.  Somehow, though, at the end of the day, it all works out.  Assignments get completed on time, critters get fed and cleaned up after, and the next day is a new day…a fresh start, a new chance to learn, grow, and be more.  (that just came to me…thank you, Fontbonne motto!)

~Anna

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Patricia

In the future…

by Patricia on August 8, 2016

in Extracurricular

I’m not sure it will happen this year, but I would like to go to Europe sometime. I have never been out of the country, the last time I was on an airplane was when I was 3. I would love to go to Italy, particularly Venice. It has water around the entire city and you get around in canoes. I would love to try gelato. I would love to go to Paris as well, I would love to go shopping and go to the Eiffel Tower. I studied French for 4 years in high school. I would also like to go to a bakery there! I would really like to go to Greece and see the white buildings and royal blue water. Lastly, I would like to go to London. I love Harry Potter and would like to pretend that I’m going to Hogwarts.

I would also like to go to Hawaii, Mexico, or any other place in South America! I have seen lots of pictures on Facebook and it looks like lots of fun. I love to surf on the beach and know that Hawaii is known for its gigantic waves. In the meantime, there are places in the U.S that I have not visited yet. I would love to go to California, New York, and New Orleans. Ever since I watched the Princess and the Frog I wanted to go to New Orleans. Last year I attempted to visit the White House during the Pro-Life trip. Because the trip got cancelled due to weather conditions, I was unsuccessful. But I’ll try again this year.

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Patricia

Holiday World

by Patricia on August 2, 2016

in Extracurricular

Last week I went to Holiday world in Santa Clause, Indiana. It is a theme park that incorporates Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and July 4th. It also has a huge water park; I went there first. Unfortunately it rained and we had to eat standing under an eating area. After it cleared, we went on the mammoth, which is a roller coaster water slide. We went to another water coaster called the Wildebeest. After spending most of the day at the water park, we went on the Voyage, which is the biggest roller coaster they have. It was located in the Thanksgiving area. We visited the Halloween area and rode the Raven and the Legend. For dinner, we went to a restaurant located in the Christmas area. We ate pizza under the mistletoe while listening to Christmas music. I also visited the gift shop and bought mistletoe and even went to Mrs. Clause’s Bakery. For dessert, we went to the July 4th area and got blue ice cream at a stand named Utterly Blue Ice Cream.

The reason I enjoy this place better than Six Flags is because it is clean, has a bigger waterpark, and better prices. You get free soda and sunscreen. The waterpark stays open until 7 as opposed to 6 and there is no useless safety break every 40 min. I just wish it was closer!

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4th of July

by Patricia July 15, 2016

This 4th of July was lots of fun! On Friday we visited our cousin in Wisconsin. We went to her house and had a BBQ. She has a 2-year-old son that was very outgoing. The hotel was nice too. It had a big pool and French toast and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. The next day […]

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Summer Get-A-Ways

by DeMarcus July 5, 2016

While we haven’t quite reached the summer solstice just yet, some friends from Room 316 and I have started to plan for next summer. We were watching “Gossip Girl” season 2 when Blair was returning back home to the Hamptons with her new boyfriend, while Chuck Bass was waiting for her with a bouquet of […]

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Florida (continued)

by Patricia June 22, 2016

Besides rescuing my dog, Champ, I did plenty of other things in Florida. I bought a blow up whale, named Malibu. I rode it on the waves on the beach. It was fun because there had recently been a storm and the waves were intense! I felt like someone was knocking me into the sand and […]

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Florida

by Patricia June 14, 2016

This week, my family went to Florida in St. George Island! This year, we brought my dog, Champ. A few days ago, he jumped off the dock and into the ocean! He usually hates water, but he thought that a log was prey and couldn’t resist! Once he jumped off, he swam toward the log […]

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Still on Summer Vacation!

by Patricia August 4, 2015

This week has been so much fun! Last week we were in universal studios, and this week we went to St. George island and rented a house. Everyday I went surfing. I also celebrated my 21st birthday. My dad got me a bunch of vodka in different flavors. We also went to a restaurant called […]

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If I lived in the south…

by Patricia July 31, 2015

If I lived in the south by the ocean, I would definitely be a surfer. Every time we go to Florida, I spend most of the time surfing. I really like the waves, and I could do it all day long. If I lived in the south I would also go scuba diving and I […]

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