Sunday, February 11, 2007

Homecoming 2007

It was such a great weekend! So much more fun that I ever expected. I definately think this was my favorite Master Follies weekend. After moving all week, it was definately a great way to unwind a little bit with old friends. I will post pics soon. I had to borrow Jenny's camera, because I think I accidentaly threw my camera away during Christmas. I haven't been able to find it anywhere, and I'm just afraid that in all the craziness in the holiday and my personal craziness it got thrown away. Fortunately, all my pics were already downloaded, so I didn't lose any memories, just a stinkin' camera!!!

Friday night we went to the reunion at Monterey. It was fun. We ate and really didn't do a whole lot, but it kind of kicked off the weekend. They gave us key chains, coasters, and coffee mugs. We all figured that was the least they could give us for all the money we have spent at LCU. It was fun though.

Then we went to Sheila's house for the Kappa party. I had great intentions of decorating...the week just got away from me and so it didn't happen. But it was a lot of fun. We had 20 girls there! All different ages and pledge classes, but it was fun because we really all have so much in common now. So it was fun to hear about how many grey hairs we had each found. (apparently I'm in the low count of only 2...and I'm very thankful for that!) And to share labor stories...and crazy teacher stories. We stayed up until after 1a.m!!! I haven't stayed up that late on purpose in a really long time! We decided to make this a yearly event. Next year it's going to be at Amy T.'s house. We even had our old dean and his wife stop by (Randal and Sheri). I am still unclear why they were there, but I think it had something to do with John.

Then we went to the Kappa/Alpha Chi breakfast on Saturday. Holy cow there was such a crowd!!! I think we have all attributed the crowd to LCU celebrating their 50th anniversary. There were people there who hadn't come back since they left, so it was really neat to see so many people! And apparently everyone has been really busy making babies, because so many people have kids or are fixing to have one!

We even went to chapel. And why I went, I don't know. I hated it when I was there, and now I'm going voluntarily??? It was peer pressure. And it was long...almost 2 hours! Did anyone notice the road signs up in the Moody? One of the exit signs said, "exit 728B" I thought that was really funny. It had to have been made by the same person that put the sign up in the moody that said, "no drinks, no camcorders, no cell phones, and no deer"...huh???

I wasn't planning on going to the show, but at the last minute John was able to get tickets for Jenny, Sheila, and I to the saturday night show. So who could pass that up?! The really wierd thing was that they were the exact same seats as the seats we sat in at chapel. What are the odds? The shows were good. I don't get all butt hurt like I used to when Kappa doesn't win. It's so funny to watch them though and the look of dissapointment anger on their faces. Master Follies is some serious stuff...when you're in club anyways. Now I can just make fun of them all. It's much more entertaining that way. So if you couldn't tell Kappa got 2nd. CD's and Alpha Chi won.

All in all it was such a good time. I am always so exhausted by the weekend, but this year it really rejuvenated me. I got to see and talk to so many people, and I am just so grateful to have the friendships, both past and current that I have. It's funny how you forget about certain memories, and someone reminds you about them. I have so many fun memories with so many different people, and I wouldn't trade that for the world.

More than once during a prayer or a talk I heard someone mention how some of us coming back to LCU in the last 5 years have had some real hardships to endure. And of course, it's easy for me to think about what has happened with me and my family, and I know there are a lot more people out there who have had a hard time as well. I find it so comforting to know that through all our hardships the bond we have through Christ is something that no one can take away. I saw so many people who knew what had happened, and then some who didn't and were shocked to find out, but all in all...everyone was so loving and supportive. Some people who I hadn't even talked to in over 5 years! I just think it's special and I see how I am so blessed by my time at LCU and all the people that I met. I can't wait for the next 5 years. We were talking about that last night...where we would all be in 5 more years. I will have a little girl that will turning 10 in April in 5 years. That is just absolutely unbelievable to me. It's crazy how time flies.

It was just a great time for me. Jenny, Sheila, and I have even planned a friend trip for the 3 of us in 2 years. We want to go on a cruise together. I can't wait! I'll post pics soon. If you were there it was great to see you, and if you weren't we missed you (Celeste!!!) God Bless!!!


Blogger Katherine said...

This was an AMAZING weekend-one of my favorites of all time, also!! It probably was attributed to the 50th anniversary, but whatever the reason-it was absolutely wonderful to see everyone!! :) The reunion was fun (and I made the same comment about the stuff they gave us-I even got a 4 set of coasters!! I said somewhere I paid for those, or for that matter I am still paying for them!), our alumni breakfast was also incredibly packed-I could barely move in there! That was probably one of the best shows I have seen in a long time-it was so fun!!

I will not even tell you how many grey hairs I have found...let's just say it is a lot (we found my first one when I was 14)... and I am lucky if I ever get in bed before 1, or 3 for that matter...wait, maybe that is why I have all of the gray hairs?!

The 728b sign was the first thing that I noticed (I took a picture of it) and the deer sign cracked me up (I took a picture of that, too) ;)

Every corner I turned and every person I saw reminded me of how blessed I was to be able to attend LCU and form the wonderful friendships, bonds & memories that were created and still continue-I am so thankful that I had the opportunity and it was just such a blessed weekend. I will have to post about all of that later though, because I am exhausted and I think I just wrote the whole thing on yours!! ;)

It was great to see you and I am glad you enjoyed the weekend!! Blessings~

12:56 AM  
Blogger April Carrasco said...

It was so good to see you this weekend. You look great! I am glad it was a rejuvinating weekend for you.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Noel & Celeste said...

Sounds great, Larissa! I'm glad to hear it was a huge blessing - on many!
Thanks for letting me 'live' through your experiences:).

Can't wait to see the pictures!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Marta said...

I can't wait to see pics either! We forgot our camera and so I don't have one single picture of the entire weekend! It was so good to see you and I must say that you look great! I never got a chance to tell you this weekend so I'll tell you now. You really are such an encouragement to me Larissa. You've handled your situation with so much grace and strength and I admire you so much! I hope the unpacking goes smoothly and quickly!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Awww....I am so sad that I missed it!!! It sounds like you (and everyone else) had a great time. I am glad that you are planning the Kappa party again for next year--I was really excited about that. Oh well, life happens :) Like Celeste said, thanks for letting us live through your experiences!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

CD's won! That's right! FINALLY!!

11:38 PM  
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