Thursday, August 30, 2012

One Month!!!!!!

So, it's been a whole month!!!  And hopefully you don't sit back and try to figure out what's been a month...  If you do, you'll figure it out by the end of this.

Anyway, this morning was the first day of school.  I had only one class: Life and Teachings of Jesus.  It's going to be an intense class, but I'm really looking forward to it. :)  After that, Lisamarie and I went to the library until convocation.  It was the student dedication convo.  I really enjoyed it.  After that, I grabbed a quick lunch in the caf, then came back to my room and worked on some stuff before rushing off to a Bible study with Louise.  After that, I picked Lisamarie up for a date.  I took her to an Italian restaurant in downtown Chattanooga.  It was really neat!  She was surprised and really enjoyed herself. :)  Then we came back just in time for the School of Religion welcome party, where we sang, had a worship talk, did some activities, and then had Root Beer Floats.  Mmmm. lol

So yeah, if you hadn't figured it out, it's been a month that Lisamarie and I have been dating.  And I am so super happy.  But I am off to bed now, so will write more later!  Goodnight! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Today has been a long day.  So much has happened!  Got up and met in the gym at 7:00 this morning to get ready for Community Service day.  After a small breakfast and worship, we went in our different groups to different places.  My Southern Connections class went to this little church and helped them clean out a storage room they're turning into an office for the pastor as well as just clean the whole church.  Then I spent some time with Lisamarie walking around campus figuring out where classes are going to be and stuff.  After that, I worked on cleaning up our room for awhile before going to the Organizational Showcase in the gym.  I wore my SALT shirt and stood at the booth for awhile.  Then I rushed off for prayer meeting.  They started the suppers at the church before prayer meeting again tonight!  So I'm happy about that. :)  Anyway, after prayer meeting, Lisamarie and I stopped by the Religion building and caught the tail end of the new SALT class's orientation and met some of the students.  And at 10:00 we had returning student orientation here in the dorm...  That's over though and now I'm off to bed!  Goodnight! :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28

So yesterday and today have been super busy.  I've had mentor stuff to do, and also running my brother around.  He bought a new car!  It's a really nice '96 Ford Mustang.  And then it somehow got a screw in the water pump, causing us to have to replace that...  So we've spent a lot of time under the hood of that car in the last two days.

This morning all of us mentors met and did a bunch of team building exercises.  That was tons of fun!  I think my favorite one was where a person would stand in the middle of this circle of people and close his eyes and put his hands across his chest, then he would just fall any direction and let the circle of people push him around.  It was so relaxing to be in the middle!  Anyway, tons of fun.

This afternoon was spent working on Seth's car and getting it finished up and then I took a walk with Lisamarie and visited with her awhile.  I hadn't seen her since Sunday!  She and Stefan came back from vacation late last night, but I hadn't had any time until about 9:00 tonight. :(

Anyway, I'm super tired, so I will say goodnight! :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Awesome Weekend!

Wow, so I haven't updated you all in awhile, but I've had an amazing weekend!  I finished my Hebrew 3 class on Thursday.  That was quite the milestone!  No more Hebrew!!!!! :)  After that, I picked Seth up and then went up to Gatlinburg for the weekend with the Heldzinger Family.  That was amazing!!!  We were at this resort with a water park in it.  Anyway, so we spent a lot of time in that Thursday night and Friday.  On Sabbath we went on a hike to some falls in the Smoky Mountains, and then today Seth and I came back.  Our Student Mentor job started this afternoon...  So we had a really good seminar on leadership. And then we helped out with the welcome party.  It's fun running into all of our friends again!!!!  Anyway, I'm off to sleep.  Goodnight! :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Today was pretty good.  Got up at 5:30 to work on homework and take a shower.  And study for the vocab quiz.  But I was still so tired that after breakfast I went back to bed for a half hour before class. lol  I needed it...  After class I worked on homework and random things before running to Staff Meeting at 2:00.  Then I ate lunch and worked on homework again.  Joe Reeves happens to be in the area for a couple of days, so he stopped by and we talked about Bible Work and stuff for awhile this evening.  Then Seth and I Facetimed for an hour and a half while I did homework. =P  Yeah, and Lisamarie's in Gatlinburg...  But we Facetimed/Skyped 3 times through the course of today, so that was nice. :)

Anyway, I'm off to get some sleep!  I have more homework to do before class tomorrow, but that's the morning's problem.  So goodnight! :)

Monday, August 20, 2012


Another week is upon me!  Yeah, it's crazy...  Hey, but today makes 3 weeks that Lisamarie and I have been dating!  In some ways it's hard to believe it's only been 3 weeks...  But I couldn't be happier. :)  Unless, of course, I wasn't trying to take Hebrew 3 at the same time... =P

The highlight of the weekend was the Chris August concert/album release party we attended in Nashville last night.  It was really amazing!!!  Mrs. Heldzinger, Stefan, Lisamarie, and I drove up to Nashville yesterday afternoon, ate at an amazing Chinese buffet, then went to Plato's Closet (a used clothes store) where I found some clothes that are really nice, and then we went to the concert.  It was amazing!

Today I had class and homework.  And Lisamarie and I did a Bible study this evening...  Then Heldzingers all left for Gatlinburg.  I'll be joining them on Thursday as soon as I finish my final.  Just three more days and Hebrew will be history!!! :)

Anyway, I'm off to bed.  I still have to get up somewhat early in the morning and finish a bunch of homework and study for my last vocabulary quiz...  So anyway, goodnight! :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday night

I realized this morning that I had forgotten to update you all last night.  Oh well.  So yesterday went well.  School and homework as usual, and then Lisamarie and I did a Bible study with Jonathan.  We did it at a little restaurant in Chattanooga called the Yellow Deli.  It is a really cute place run by Jewish hippies. lol  Anyway, that was fun.  Then last night we watched the first half of the movie "Those Daring Young Men And Their Flying Machines."  It's pretty funny! lol

Today I had to take a Vocab Quiz.  And I worked on a bunch of homework.  And helped Lisamarie clean the kitchen and Michael clean the bathrooms.  And we watched an old movie called "The Cross and the Switchblade".  That was pretty good too.  Talking about a pastor who worked among gangs in New York.

But now I'm off to sleep!  Goodnight!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Today was pretty epic.  Started out by going to class.  Well, after biscuits and gravy for breakfast.  That in itself was epic. lol  Then class, where we found out he's postponed the vocab quiz that was supposed to be tomorrow until Friday morning.  We can go into his office before noon and take it.  So that is a big relief!  Anyway, after class, I took Lisamarie to the mall and a few other stores so she could return some clothes she had decided not to keep, then we went to eat at the Olive Garden.  I haven't been there for quite awhile! lol  Anyway, then I worked some on making flashcards, then ran to prayer meeting.  Lisamarie stayed home this evening so she could get some stuff done that she needed to do.  After prayer meeting, I did homework at their house until we had worship and then I came back to my room.  I'm exhausted!  So I'll go to bed now and get up early to finish homework in the morning...  Goodnight! :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I have my car back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wait, that was supposed to go near the end of this post, but I'm way too excited about it to put it down there! lol

Today I spent in class.  At least this morning...  And I had a vocab quiz.  I missed 3...  It's still passing though...  Then I dropped by Heldzingers' briefly to grab a bite to eat before staff meeting at 2:00.  After staff meeting, I had a study with Louise.  Then I came back to campus and played a couple of games of racquet ball with Andrew.  That was fun.  Then I went back over to Heldzingers' where I finished up my homework.  Then Dr. and Mrs. Heldzinger and Lisamarie finally got back home!  They had left after lunch to take one of their cars up to the shop and pick up mine.  But I think Dr. Heldzinger was having too much fun with my car to come home too early. =P  And they had shopping to do and stuff... lol

Oh, and I got my grade for Hebrew 3!  It is without the midterm test, but up until the test I have a 97.8%.  So that made me happy.  I wonder how far it will drop once they finish grading the tests...

Anyway, I'm off to bed now.  Goodnight! :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Crazy Week

I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything for 2 nights!  This has been a crazy week so far.  Well, let's see.  Sabbath.  We went to church, ate at Heldzingers' house, then took blankets and chilled in the park for awhile in the afternoon.  We consists of Stefan, Katie, Lisamarie, and I, by the way...  Anyway, then we watched "The Prince of Egypt" in the evening.  It was pretty good. lol  And after that, we went bowling!  It was free for Southern students from 9:30 to 11:30, so we were there on time! lol  Yeah, it was a lot of fun!

Sunday I spent mainly on homework, and taking my car to the shop.  So it is actually done now!  I need to pick it up tomorrow.  But I'm getting ahead of myself. lol  I think that's about all that happened on Sunday, though!  Homework and worked on flashcards...

Today I went to class in the morning, then spent the afternoon at Heldzingers' house working on homework.  And then Lisamarie and I had two Bible studies this afternoon.  And we attempted to pick up my car, but the shop had closed...  Anyway, and then we came back and I continued working on homework and we did flashcards for my Vocab quiz in the morning...

Anyway, and now I'm off to bed!  So goodnight all!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Sabbath!

Wow, am I glad it is Sabbath! :)  I haven't gotten a whole lot of sleep this week...  But hey, my midterm was yesterday!  So I'm half way through Hebrew 3!!!  Pretty exciting...  Today was really good.  I did homework and read.  It's been so long since I've read a book for fun! Haha  So I enjoyed that.  And then this evening Lisamarie and I went to do a Bible study, but ended up not doing it.  And then we watched Ruth at their house tonight.  And Katie and Caleb came over, so it was a fun evening.  And Stefan is staying tonight and tomorrow night with me in the dorm, so this will be epic!  Anyway, off to bed!  Goodnight! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Today was a random and fun day.  Class this morning, lunch at Heldzingers', then some homework before going to prayer meeting.  That was fun.  Then after we got back from that, Lisamarie and I started to go on a short walk, but then one of her neighbors was outside, so she wanted to introduce me to them.  So we went over and ended up visiting with them for probably at least a half hour. lol  And then we finished our walk and she helped me with flashcards for awhile before I headed back to my dorm room.  And now I'm going to try to get a little bit of sleep before having to get up.  I have to finish over half of my homework and study for my midterm and prepare a worship thought before class at 9:00 tomorrow morning...  So this will be a short night. lol  Anyway, goodnight! :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday night

Today has been a long day...  Didn't get much sleep last night because I was trying to study for my Vocab Quiz.  But I only missed on word on the test!  I was happy. :)  I had to know 160 words for the quiz this morning and there were 40 words on the test...  Anyway, so it wasn't bad.

Then I ate at the caf for lunch!  It was really good. :)  It's funny when you realize you've missed the cafeteria... lol  Then I had to rush to Staff Meeting at 2:00 at the church.  That went well...  Then I checked the mail for the church before heading back over to Heldzingers' for awhile.  Then I went and joined Lisamarie at the library where she was studying for her final tomorrow.  So that's how we spent our evening. lol  And now I'm off to bed.  I'm super exhausted!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

1 Week!

Yep, it's already been one week!  I can hardly believe it...  And if you're asking yourself, "One week of what?", then you should go back and read some of my previous posts. =P

Today was pretty good.  Had class this morning of course...  Then went over to Heldzingers' house where I did homework and ate lunch.  Then Lisamarie and I had a Bible study this evening.  And after that, we went on a double date with Dr. and Mrs. Heldzinger!  We went to P. F. Changs.  It was super good. :)  But anyway, I need to get my sleep.  So goodnight! :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Well, another weekend is gone.  And another week is over.  Definitely quite the week!  But in a lot of ways, it was definitely the best week of my life. :)  Tomorrow marks one week for Lisamarie and me.  That's kind of hard to believe! lol

Yesterday we went out to Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness and went hiking with a bunch of friends.  It was a lot of fun!  Pictures are on Facebook...  Hopefully I'll get them posted on Google+ sometime. lol  Then I had my first candle-light dinner last night.  It was pretty funny.  Dr. and Mrs. Heldzinger had told Lisamarie and me that they wanted to talk with us Saturday night.  So the four of us head into their bedroom last night and they dim the lights and light the candles and we eat supper together. lol  It was really neat.  And then we spent a couple of hours talking about boundaries - both with each other and especially with other people.  So it was really good. :)

Today was spent working on homework, playing tennis with Lisamarie and a couple of other people at the tennis courts, and swimming for a little while.  But I'm exhausted now...  So I'm off to bed!  Goodnight! :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy Sabbath!

Sorry I didn't post anything yesterday.  Life has been crazy this week!  But thank God I survived! :)  Yesterday was spent with school, homework, and Bible Studies.  Then today I was free!  I was hoping to get more homework done, but that ended up not happening...  I went with the pastor this morning to visit one of my Bible study contacts for awhile.  That went well.  Then I did a couple of things before coming over to Heldzingers' house.  I worked a little on the computer, then when Lisamarie got home from class, we all went to eat at a Chinese buffet, the Hibachi Grill.  It was really good. :)  This afternoon we cleaned the house, then Lisamarie and I went on a long walk.  We were nearly heading back home when Lisamarie asked if I had been to Dr. Tryon's house.  He lives right near Heldzingers, so we walked to his house and ended up visiting with them for probably close to an hour! lol

This evening we spent visiting and singing.  I played my trombone for awhile again.  Then we had worship and now I'm off to bed!  I'm spending the weekend over here at their house again. :)  Anyway, goodnight! :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Today was a really good day. :)  Had class this morning...  Dr. King is so funny!  So it went well.  And then I got my room clean!!!  I had just dumped everything in here when I moved in and hadn't had time to mess with most of it...  So today I finally got things clean!  Then I went over to Heldzingers' place where I ate lunch.  Today was Katie's birthday, so after lunch, Lisamarie, Stefan, and I tracked Katie down and surprised her.  So I have this app on my iPhone called "Find My Friends", where you can follow people and see where they are.  So Katie has the app as well and so I can always just see where she is.  So she skipped out on work this afternoon and I saw she went to the mall.  So we drove to the mall and finally found her.  We waited until she came out of a store, then we met her with cupcakes, a balloon, and a card, then sang her happy birthday. :)  Yeah, she was surprised. =P

Anyway, this evening Lisamarie and I went to prayer meeting.  It was really good.  After we got back to the house, there was a tornado sighting in the area, so we had to go down into the cellar for awhile... But I was still working on homework. lol  Anyway, that passed, and then we just sat at the kitchen table and continued with homework.  And now I'm off to bed!  Have to get up in 5 hours to get 2 more hours of homework done before class.  Because of a meeting Dr. King has, we have to start class an hour earlier tomorrow... Ugh.  Oh well.  Goodnight! :)