Friday, October 21, 2011

Back to College

I’m SO excited! Tomorrow I’ll be headed down to my Alma Mater for Homecoming Weekend :) It has been three years since I’ve been on campus so this trip is long-overdue. Here’s a look at some of the past years at Homecoming:

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Hmm, yeah there are three years missing but the first two years I was on the sidelines for dance team anyway and my senior year, I couldn’t find any decent pictures. Ah, well! Anyway, I’ll try my best this year to NOT wear my hair half up. Anyone see a trend with that?

My senior year, a bunch of us went on a cruise for Spring Break. Besides us, EVERY other college student was from Florida. So, when we told people we were from Virginia, we constantly were asked, “Oh, which college do you go to? Virginia or VA Tech?”

A) We don’t call the University of Virginia, “Virginia.” We call it UVA.
B) There are other colleges in Virginia besides those two. Crazy.

I went to CNU {Christopher Newport University!} A pretty newish university of about 5,000 students located in Newport News which is about the halfway point between Williamsburg and Virginia Beach aka the best place you could choose to go to college! It also just so happens to be the hometown of this guy:


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Or maybe you recognize him better here…

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But, hey we won’t get into that. He’s a “local legend.” There’s a reason why they call it Bad Newz, VA, ha.

However, you’d never know it because my school is absolutely gorgeous!


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I’ll even share a video of how far my school has come in just 50 years :)

I shall return with more pictures of the newly transformed campus and a ton of shenanigans I’m sure :)

It’s crazy but, being away from college and my college friends really made me realize how much I loved that place. I spent four years of my life there and I’m proud to say it has played a significant role in the woman that I am today. If you can’t already tell, I’m ridiculously excited to get back there this weekend! I’ll be surrounded by friends and beautiful Fall weather near the coast!

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Speaking of Fall, I’m linking up with Lauren to fill in some blanks!

1.  Nothing says fall like   crisp air and the smell of hot apple cider.

2.  My favorite autumnal tradition is     in the process of being made into a tradition. I used to have traditions when I was younger, like, saving a lot of my Halloween candy and eating it while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade :)

3.  My favorite fall treat is    anything pumpkin really :) Maybe with a little chocolate too ;)

4. Fall makes me think of    happiness and memories   because    of all the wonderful things I’ve listed here. There’s so much to look forward to! Holidays, yummy food, awesome warm clothes, and curling up with a glass of warm or cold apple cider!

5.  Autumn free form word association, go!    Brisk air, crunchy leaves, warm/rich smells, a forest of colors, harvest, pumpkin.

6.  My go-to outfit in the fall is    dark jeans, brown boots, layers of a long-sleeved shirt, a long sweater and a jacket, with a scarf!

7.  My favorite fall holiday is (Halloween or Thanksgiving)    I’ll probably have to go with Thanksgiving because it means family, delicious food, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Not to mention, it’s a holiday when I truly can look back on all the things I’m grateful for!

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I hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend! I can’t wait to report back about Homecoming – too bad my CNU bloggers won’t be there!

14 comments:

Beth said...

ah...this makes me miss college. i would go back in a heartbeat if only you didn't have to go to school. my old campus has changed so much i don't know if i would be able to navigate my way around anymore.

whitney said...

have SO much fun!

i miss road trips back to college!

can't wait to see what the weekend has in store for you.

whit

Lauren said...

I would really like to make it back for Homecoming again... I never really made a big deal of it when I was attending, but I'd like to NOW. Hopefully next year :) Even if I have to tow two kiddies around haha.

Ashlyn said...

i hope you have a blast this weekend! wish i could be there :) & it is so true the kinds of questions we get about where we go to school bc noone has ever heard of it. haha but our school & campus has grown so much & such a beautiful place!

the weather will be perfect this weekend for the game! can't wait to see pictures! xxoo.

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Have fun!

Pattie said...

That campus is gorgeous! I hope you have fun at the game, and that you win!

Carolyn said...

I haven't been back to homecoming in several years either! UGH! I wanna go! haha :)

Ashley said...

Have so much fun, girlie! Homecoming weekends are the best. Can't wait to hear about it! Ps. I love all of your fall responses... literally about to go link-up even though I've already posted today. Too much? Haha.

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Ooohh, how exciting! Have a great weekend!

Raquel said...

Ahh I bet it's going to be SO fun going back to visit!!

dana @ wonder forest said...

have a fun time!! i love pumpkin things in the fall too ;)
thanks for linking up at my blog today!
xox dana
thewonderforest.com

katie.michelle said...

Aww yay! Have so much fun at Homecoming!!! :)

Laura Darling said...

College homecomings are so much fun! I miss mine! I went to Penn State and I've only been back once since I graduated in 2010. I miss it! I will be there for a few days in January, but it's for a work conference so I bet it won't be as fun as the college days! ha!

Reese and Leigh said...

I just found your blog from All In My Twenties- LOVE your campus, it's so beautiful! Looking forward to reading more!