Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Weekend

This morning at 7:45am (far too early for a Sunday morning) my amazing weekend continued. The early part was totally worth it, a group of students met at 8:00 ready to help a lady we didn't know who has to be moved out by tomorrow and she had just gotten out of the hospital a 1/2 hour before we got there!! She was so grateful and overwhelmed to have the help.
Our plan for the day was to go to Valentino's and take advantage of the college student discount on the buffet, then go to Seward for the Wissmann family's concert and musical. But this morning I heard about the farmers market so Rachel and I went to check it out, we came back with some very yummy looking veggies and decided to make our own meal.

When it was all said and done we ate a very yummy meal (x6) and still have 1/2 dozen of corn, 3/4 of a GIANT Zucchini, 3 cucumbers, tomato, and a pepper left over. And just as a side note, the Valentio's Buffet (with the student discount) would have cost $5.25 each and our farmer's market loot cost $4.50 all together! We were pretty proud of ourselves, we felt like smart poor college students!

Next we were off to Seward, NE for "Foundations of Freedom" I was so excited to see our dear friends the Wissmann Family and introduce them to my college friends.

The cast included over 30 people!

Musicals are always fun but when your friends are the actors it makes it even better!

They started writing in April and by the 4th of July it was ready to go. Ruth Wissmann wrote the script and Rachel wrote the songs, it was absolutly wonderful. It retold the story of our nation's beginning with true quotes from our founding fathers who's goal was to form a new nation under God.

The Farmers and Their Bodacious Bovine

Tonight was the ASB dodge ball tournament, not only was it a dodge ball tournament, the competition was on for the best costumes/team uniforms!!
It's a blast having lots of Flemmer cousins here at Union (plus Mandy for the 5th player) we ate Sabbath dinner together today at the Flemmer's house and tonight we were the farmers and their bodacious bovine! (or Tyson the Cow)
Cara, Seth, and I
Mary, Mandy and I
Mandy and I

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gymnair Tryouts

Tryouts for the Union College Gynmairs team started last night and go for two weeks, I was so excited and nervouse yesterday I hardly knew what to do with myself!! But everything went really well and I had SO MUCH fun!! I can't wait to find out what happens next week! These are some pictures of the team last year.

At the last evening meeting at oshkosh we found some guys we knew from a school event last year and they were doing gymnastics so we joined in, I got to do some flying and then a hand to hand, it was great fun!
Some girls that were watching were apparently very impressed and I got several hugs from the onlookers I didn't even know!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunken Gardens

This afternoon a group of us went to Lincoln's Sunken Gardens, the plants and flowers were BEAUTIFUL. It was fun to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with old friends and new ones in this awesome garden.

Rachel and I

My roommate Mary and I

The Girls!

New friend Cherilyn and I

The roses smelled SO GOOD!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oshkosh Pictures!

Here are the promised pictures, maybe too many, but I couldn't hardly thin them down much more! This is the Lehr Blue-jay Pathfinder club (or other wise known as the Schumacher family minus dad!).

My New friend Christine from Brazil!

The Dakota Conference Pathfinders

Mindy got to be part of the color guard for the flag lowering ceremony on Friday Evening

So pretty!

Jody got to carry a flag at the front of our union for the parade!

Marchers in the back :)

Tracy and I
The girls donteted 6" of hair each to Locks of Love!

are you scared?

or worried?

B4 and after! (kinda ;)

Some people get a little over-excited about pin trading! Sanctuary modle

The girls and Paul got to ride in a hot air balloon!