Busy, Busy, Busy…

Well, I know it has been a long time since the last official update, and a lot has happened! Some of the major highlights have been the Honors Retreat at C.A., camping at Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca, starting to exercise regularly, and dancing almost everyday. I’ll do just a quick overview of each.

1) The Honors Retreat: The kids in the honors program here at Roberts got to go to Covenant Acres for a weekend just to get away from school, and get to know each other. I got to meet a ton of new people, play tons of games, and just relax. It was also really nice to be back at Covenant Acres! The highlight of the trip was probably when our 40 passenger bus got stuck in the mud on a trail and we were stuck at camp for an extra three hours. Don’t worry, we were all able to entertain ourselves with performances of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, frisbee, and movies. Eventually, we got home safe and tired, and now I can’t wait for next year! Here are some pictures of the weekend:

We had a singing circle in the middle of the lake in our canoes. ๐Ÿ™‚
We tried pusing the bus…it didn’t work.
Enjoying some good ol’ Shakespeare while waiting for a tow-truck.

2) Camping at Buttermilk Falls: The next weekend, I got to go camping with some awesome friends from church! I had never been to Ithaca, and it was gorgeous! The weather was amazing, and so were the hikes. I highly recommend camping there, and I really want to go back! There were some fun waterfalls, pepperoni roasting, and I even learned to do a bird call! It takes me awhile to get it still but its cool anyways. Here are some more pictures!

The campsite. The girls were in the tent on the left, and the boys had the one on the right.

One of the many beautiful waterfalls on our hike!

Roasted pepperoni is so much better than S’mores in my opinion. ๐Ÿ™‚

3) Excercising! I’ve been running a lot lately with two of my friends from my dorm. We try to go most days and run for 35 minutes. Our floor is having a little competition to see who can lose the most weight by a certain date. We each put in $10 and the winner gets it all. I really like working out with Mary and Katie, and it has been pretty helpful in giving me energy.

This is Mary and Katie. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are roommates and they live across the hall from me!

4) Dancing!!! Last of all, I have been dancing almost everyday for the past 3 weeks. During the week, I practice swing dancing with my friend Steve so we can try out with Ballroom Dance Club for the Spring LIVE talent show at Roberts. Saturday night, I go to Ballroom Dance Club where we learn dances like the Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, and tons more! I love it so much! On Sundays, I do something called Dance Ministry. It is a bunch of girls on campus who all get together and we are learning a lyrical dance routine to perform in chapel next month. We are dancing to “Car Crash” by Matt Nathanson. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a video up after that, but I don’t have any pictures of Dance Ministry or Ballroom Dance Club. I do, however, have some videos of the tricks that Steve and I have been learning on our own for LIVE.

Well, I gotta go, but I’ll try to keep updating more often!

Much love,

Bek

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One thought on “Busy, Busy, Busy…

  1. LyndaCornell says:

    Lots of cool stuff Bek…glad the westside is treating you so well! But see you back on the eastside in just a few days!

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