Feb 26, 2010

...One Month Later

Hey everyone!! I just realized once again how long it has been since I've updated my blog. I have a good excuse though, I promise! It has been an amazing semester so far, but it has also been crazy busy. Over the last month God has taught me so much. I can't wait until I have time to share it all with you! But for now, I'll just catch you up on the past week or so.

Last week was insane! I had so much homework due between Thursday & Friday that I was only sleeping about 4-5 hours at night if I was lucky. On Friday I had a huge test in World History, so I stayed up until about 2:30 am studying with one of my roomies. We had a lot of fun & the test went well, but for the past month I've had to drive home on the weekends, so its kind of hard to drive that far alone when I'm tired. It's about a 4 1/2 hour drive, so last Friday night I definitely spent more time driving than I did sleeping the night before. I was sooooo tired I almost pulled off at a truck stop to sleep for a few minutes, but my fear of creepers made me decide that probably wasn't the best idea. By the time I made it home I was almost  delirious. So if you talked to me at all last weekend & I didn't make very much sense, now you know why. Lol! But I made it, & I had a great weekend =)

Sunday afternoon my mom & I went to a friend's house to have dinner with a missionary family from Cambodia. It was a huge blessing just to talk to the Fruin family & hear about their ministry. Cambodia is still suffering from the effects of a genocide that took place about 30 years ago. They shared the story of a man in their church named Tirah that had come to know the Lord; his family had to travel 200 miles on foot to escape from the horrors that were taking place near their home during the time of the genocide. Although Tirah & his mother made it to safety, his eleven year old brother was brutally murdered. It was such a challenge to me to see the boldness that Tirah now has in sharing the gospel. As a new believer, he has such a passion for the gospel  that was incredible to see.
I had the opportunity to talk with Mrs. Fruin for a while & that was really encouraging. Her love for the Lord & for the Cambodian people was so evident.
They also have a son who is planning on majoring in music in college, but he is taking a year off to teach piano lessons back in Cambodia. He's a cool guy & it's always fun to talk with a fellow music geek. Lol.

Ok, so this past week was all kind of a blur, but I'll do my best to try & make at least a little bit of sense out of it.

I'll just start with Tuesday night since I don't even remember what happened on Monday. My roommate Liz is really great with cosmetology, so she cut & dyed my hair. It was so much fun & I was very ready for a change. Here's a before & after picture...even though I hate pictures of just me!! Lol. I think it's so awkward to be all alone in a picture...anyways, here it is:
It's really different, but I like it a lot =)

Wednesday in chapel we got to see our school's chancellor, Doc O (Aka, Dr. Olila), for the first time in a while. He had surgery last week, so it was great to see him up & around. He is an amazing guy; he is so wise, but he also has a hilarious sense of humor. Anyways, he & our president, Dr. Olson, announced that they were going to give the student body a gift. They had noticed how many students were just extremely exhausted & many people were sick as well, so they decided to cancel Friday's classes to give us all a day of rest! Oh my word, I can't tell you what a relief that was. It was definitely of the Lord because I had no idea how I was going to get everything done this week. So I was able to drive home a day early, which was such a blessing!

Wednesday night was not quite as happy. Emilee, one of my best friends, had a severe allergic reaction to something & she had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. It was pretty scary & she was really shaken up. They are doing tests to find out what she is allergic to, but as of right now they still don't know. So please be praying for her if you think of it.

Last night Northland put on a dinner theater production of Prince Caspian from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Although I really wanted to see it, I wasn't sure if I was going to stick around since I still had a four hour drive ahead of me. But a very nice guy asked me to go with him, so I decided to stay =) Don't worry, I haven't started dating or anything without filling all of you in. For right now, we are just friends...& not even FWAP. Lol! What? You don't know what a FWAP is? We have a teacher here that has nicknamed the "just friends" stage as "Friends With A Purpose." =) So anyways, that was my week. I drove home last night after the play & I got in at around 2:30 am, but it was a fun drive since this time I had a friend with me.

So yeah, that was my week! I hope that I didn't bore you guys to tears. If I did, I am sorry & I suggest that you go reward yourself with chocolate or something. Haha! I'll have to try to be more faithful in posting so that I don't have to write a novel size post just to recap. Lol! Thanks for stopping in. I hope that you have a wonderful & restful weekend.

Psalm 57:9-11 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!"


  1. Alicia...your posts are hilarious. And excuse me. I think I have talked to you recently and you mentioned nothing of this nice guy who invited you to a play. I am crushed! Love ya and see you tomorrow!!!! AAAAHHHH


  2. I GET TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!! I am so excited =) Oh, & I'm sorry for not mentioning anything about "this nice guy." I promise I'll tell you all about him this weekend. Can't wait to see you & my adorable little niece. Love ya!

    ~Me =)

  3. Alicia! I love your blog...I love your background....I love you bangs...and I love you!!!!!

  4. Awww, I miss you soooo much Jacqueline! Thank you for coming by my blog. I hope that we can catch up soon! Love you tons =)