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Thursday Thoughts

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's been awhile since my last post, due to the craziness of the last few weeks. I started working at Camp a few weeks ago and it has been a incredible, but challenging ride so far. I was blessed with the opportunity to have a lead position in the Kindergarten and First grade class this year, but I wasn't quite prepared for what all that meant. You see, Kindergarten is new to camp this year, and while I love all the little kiddos in my group, they learn at a much different pace and way than my groups in the past. I have had to challenge myself, and the staff working with me, to grow in patience every day and remain open-minded to new ways of teaching. It's not been easy, but it has been cool to watch these kids learn, develop, and grow over the last 3 weeks. I am happy to say we have finally figured out a system that works wonders, and they are all learning our routine wonderfully!

On another note... Erin's wedding is only 1 month away! We have all been planning and preparing for months, but it still doesn't seem real that she's getting married in a month. I have a hard time believing we're old enough to be at this stage in our lives. It seems like we should still be sneaking out to play in the hospital, playing school, and driving each other absolutely bonkers. But, the time has come. I am so proud of both her and Stephen, and am very excited to have him join our family for good. 30 days and counting!

In 6 days, I will be heading to DC to see Meredith. I told her last year I had never been to DC so we have been planning this trip for months. I am sooo excited to see her and Jessica! Hanging out with them is always filled with lots of laughter, jokes, and good times. I'm also excited about going to the Smithsonian! Meredith always laughs at my dream to see a blue whale in person, and they have one there, so lets just say I'm a little bit excited.

Well I think that's all for now. Happy Thursday!

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Meghan McCloskey

Sunday, June 12, 2011

In continuing with my posts about my best friends, let me tell you about my great friend Meghan McCloskey. She and I have been in design classes together since freshman year. Our friendship, however, truly started during our drafting final. She was part of the group sitting at the tables where I was working, and through all the late night dinner runs, venting, and laughing at all the crazy things people said/did that week, we quickly became friends. She is one of my best friends in design and each year our friendship grows stronger. So here are a few of the many things I love about Meghan:

  1. She is the CAD queen.
  2. She can do pretty much anything on a computer.
  3. Her one and only breakdown in 3 years is by far my favorite quote ever: "I'm sooo tired!"
  4. The 6th time is always the charm for her.
  5. We shared a bed together in Charleston.
  6. She has a Radar friend.
  7. Jodi got her wet the first time they met. (Best IHOP night ever!)
  8. She always puts forth an effort to make it to any important event we may have.
  9. She is by far the best frolicker I know.
  10. Her flashlight app is amazing! Although her camera flash is just as entertaining.
  11. She enjoys all the little things in life more than anyone I know.
  12. She plays with inchworms.
  13. She works in a closet.
  14. Her boyfriend can get her to say the craziest things with his Mad Gab games.
  15. She's practically immune to alcohol.
  16. She is nice to everyone, but the ID5 knows her true feelings better than anyone!
  17. She always has a full stash of food and basic necessities in her locker.
  18. We ate dirt together.
  19. She's great at following the water brick road.
  20. I can always count on her being my norton buddy.
  21. She can do her work and still find time to paint picture frames.
  22. A wanna-be ID5 member finally spoke to her again.
  23. She will be living across the hall from us next year and attending weekly family dinners.
Meghan thank you for being such a great friend! Thank you for all the times you've listened to me and helped me through the hard times. Thank you for always taking time to make all of your friends feel special. Thank you for the millions of times you've helped me in the CAD lab. I know it can get annoying, but it means the world to me that you are always willing to help when I can't seem to figure things out. Thank you for making design nights more fun, and always being part of my support system. I could not have gotten through these last couple of years without you and I'm so proud to call you my friend! I love you and I miss you!! Bring on senior year :)

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