FC: University of Illinois | Freshman-Junior Year 2009-2012
2: During the first few weeks of freshman year, we had to go to Best Buy. None of us had a car, so we took the bus. Tessa, Matt, Kevin, Britt and I went. | It was a day long event where we entertained ourselves in the parking lots and fields next to the stores.
4: As a group, we all went to the first U of I football game. Stephanie was visiting. Later, we all went to the swimmer's house.
6: Hanging out in Britt's Dorm Room
8: One of the games I went to with Darragh, Kristen and Margot. We met a lot of kids who were dressed up in different outfits for Halloween. | University of Illinois Football Game
9: After the game, we went to Jimmy John's for lunch. | We also went to the Quad and hung out there since it was oddly nice out.
10: Both nights, we went to a frat house (which were really sketchy). I was a football player (real creative). | For Halloween, Britt and I went to ISU to visit Stephanie. When we got there, we saw Danielle in the Rocky Horror event she was in.
12: Kaitlyn and Patrick rode down with family friends to tailgate and go to the game! | We tailgated with the Bush and Johnson family. | Dad's Weekend
13: Waiting on Brittany to finish getting ready, Stephanie and I took pictures before we went out one night. On the way to where we were going, we ran into some of the people we knew from Aurora.
14: Tessa came out with us one night that Stephanie had visited. Sam was also visiting from Indiana and Danny and his friends hung out with us too.
15: We also went out with Alana and Allison, who went to St. Charles East. | Alana was roommates with Lindsey. We weren't very nice and made "m's" to represent her and how much we did not like her.
16: New Year's Eve 2010
17: When I came home for break, Kaitlyn and I spent hours taking pictures on Photobooth. There is about five times this many on my computer.
18: Bulls Game
19: For Brittany's birthday freshman year, we went to the Phi Psi house (Kevin's frat).
20: I was Patrick's confirmation sponsor and went home a weekend in March to be there.
21: Mom's Weekend 2010
22: Tessa's 19th Birthday! | Tessa, Darragh, Keri, Britt, Erin and I got ready to go to some of the swimmer's apartment to celebrate.
23: On the way | On the way to the apartment, we stopped and took pictures outside in the rain.
28: Throughout the summer, we went to Kevin's house. One night it was just our group of friends. Another night, there were other guys there and we did not like one of them. So, we nicknamed him "Pickles" and "Potatoes".
29: NORA,LAUREN, STEPHANIE, MOLLY AND I WENT TO GRAHAM'S AND HAD FONDUE TO CATCH UP AND TALK ABOUT FRESHMAN YEAR IN COLLEGE. | STEPHANIE CANNOT MAKE IT IN HER MOUTH
30: One of the concerts we went to this summer was Love & Theft and Tim McGraw. Steph and Michelle Johnson were also there with us. After the concert, the traffic was so bad, we spent an hour in the car singing more Country songs.
32: Concert | We ran into Darragh and Erin!
33: My friends from home went bowling one night and the boys came up with these creative names for themselves.. | 4th of July
34: Lauren, nora, stephanie, kaitlyn and i went to country thunder to see the country artists perform. Kellee came for one day. | It is a four day event. we saw Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, craig Morgan, Luke Bryan, jason aldean and Many More!
35: CT 2010
36: Country | It was raining and all of the campers came to CT muddy and dirty. We stayed at nannie's house, so we were the only clean ones there! i ran into jordie and chase, who are two kids i went to high school with. there are always people from geneva who sit in the same area as we do. but us girls have fun singing along to all of the songs we know!
37: "she thinks my tractors sexy"-Kenny chesney | Thunder | "Rain is a good thing"-Luke bryan | "Tan-legged Juliet, i'll be your redneck romeo"-Jason Aldean
38: We had plans, but instead we went to Meijer and hula hooped... | and went to the park where we ran into kids from high school playing hockey, who we were spying on earlier. | Adventures | with Alyssa..
40: U of I Football
41: Matt, Tessa and I went out one night to Joe's Bar. I was the third wheel.
42: I was white trash. We went to Matt and Kevin's Friday night and then to Jordan's where we hung out with some football players on Saturday. | Halloween
43: Football player---CREATIVITY
44: Stephanie, Shannon, Debbie and I went to see WICKED. We went to dinner before in downtown Chicago. It was an amazing show. I called mom afterwards saying I wanted to go to New York to see a play. (and go shopping, of course!)
45: Stephanie is talented and can put her feet at 180 degrees. Debbie entertained herself on the hour train ride. Stephanie thought she could hold a spoon on her nose...
46: Before going to a concert, it is only normal to take so many pictures of yourself in plaid... | My Main Men....Chris, Luke Rascal!! | Country
47: Kelsey and Meg went to the concert, too. We met up with them afterwards and went to Phi Psi. "Three seconds". | Concert
48: For | For Unofficial, I went to Phi Psi and hung out with the guys in the frat. Britt came after class and we went back to our apartment to hang out with people I went to high school with. Alyssa Iwan and Alyssa Fioresi came to visit, too.
49: Chris, Greg, Braden, Taylor, Christian, Rachel and Alison came over and hung out at our apartment. Later, we went to Kevin's apartment. | UNOFFICIAL '11
50: For St. Patrick's Day, I went to Tessa's and went to Brother's with the swimming and diving team. | St. Patrick's Day | Somebody should have pinched me, I wasn't wearing green!
51: Me, Tessa and Keri at their apartment before we went out. | Keri, Me, Erin and Darragh. (right) Tessa and I were taking pictures in the street on the way over. (above).
52: Every year, Kelsey and I drive to ISU to visit Stephanie and Meg. We were going to go out, but we had too much fun pregaming in the dorm room. | Stephanie's friend and I were playing Words with Friends on our Ipods. | Kelsey and I made "U"'s for U of I and Stephanie and Meg tried to make something to represent ISU. | Visiting Stephanie at ISU
53: The week I got home from Spain, I went to a concert at Tinley Park with Stephanie, Nora, Brittany and Lauren. Kaitlyn, Amanda and Mady came with, too. | Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan! | Country Concert
54: Thursday night, Amanda, Kaitlyn and I drove up and saw Big & Rich. Stephanie, Britt and Nora met us there. | Country
55: We also saw Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, JoDee Messina, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts. | We all stayed at Nannie's while they were having a garage sale. | Thunder 2011
57: Similar to every other year, we ran into kids I went to high school with. Richie and Josh are in these pictures.
60: For Labor Day, I went to Tessa's house in Michigan with Erin. On Saturday, their family friends came to can peaches. We helped to peel and can the peaches. Tessa, Erin and I also went to her grandparents house and went out on the boat. Later we went to Hannah's house where they were having a big bonfire. We played bags and Tessa and I beat Erin and Hannah (no thanks to me!). Sunday, we went to the orchard, had lunch and picked more peaches!
62: A club on campus, October Lover's, holds different events during the month of October. We went to their barndance where they played Country music and we wore plaid.
63: Random nights that we went out with Kevin. One night I went out with some of my Spain friends first and then went to Jordan's apartment. A second night, I went over to Kevin's after the football game.
64: Lauren visited! We went out with Allison (Kevin's girlfriend at the time), Hamie and Jackie
65: Stephanie and Meg visited. We thought we were being sneaky and surprising Kelsey at Joe's, but Billy (Meg's boyfriend) told her before we got there.
66: Danielle, Stephanie and Ashley visited for a night. We went to the Kappa Sigma house (aka the Kane County frat) and watched the band play.
68: Kaitlyn, Stephanie, Meg and Danielle came for Halloween. Kaitlyn and I were Thing 1 and Thing 2 the first night. Abe threw me over the side of the couch and I thought I had a concussion. I didn't, but I did wake up with rug burn on my forehead. The next night, the four of us were the Ninja Turtles. Abe thought it was funny to tip the computer chair I was sitting in, twice, at Phi Psi. I left as soon as he did. Kaitlyn and I went to get Second Story afterwards. | Halloween 2011 | We ran into Matt and Jami, too. | Stephanie's an idiot and zipped the corset with the jacket.
69: Meg brought home a friend's duck costume, so I put it on and was modeling in it.
70: Mom, Nannie and Dad came down for a banquet I was invited to for receiving the College of Education Scholarship. Mom and Nannie came down Friday night and I slept in the hotel with them. Elise and Greg were also at the banquet. I am standing with Mary Kalanitz, the Dean of the College.
71: Stephand Caitlin visited from Madison one weekend in November. Jon also came back to go on a Spain Barcrawl.
72: U of I Football Game | Mom, Kaitlyn and Patrick visited for the day to tailgate and go to the game. U of I lost, but we ate a lot with the Johnson family.
73: Ben, Jake and some of the kids Steph went to Spain with were tailgating too.
74: U of I was losing so bad, Patrick had to entertain himself ... | ...by messing with my headband | Steph was wiping her boogers on our blanket. Kaitlyn put on mom's infamous pink hat.
75: Kaitlyn, Steph, Britt and I went to the Bears game versus the San Diego Chargers. | Da Bears | It was Cutler's last game he played because he broke his thumb. | We won..but our seats were the third last row and it was freezing
76: Meg's 21st Birthday | Kelsey, Kevin, Mimi, DJ and I drove to ISU for Meg's 21st party in December. Meg got embarrassed when we were singing to her and we tried cheering her up.
77: New Year's Eve | During Christmas break, Stephanie and I drove to LaGrange twice. The first time was Billy's last night at home and we went to their friends house. I spent the night cleaning the bathroom because of high school girls. The second time was for New Year's Eve where we hung out with the same people. Stephanie threw up at Five Guys the next day.
78: Celebrate | Britt's birthday was on Sunday. Steph and I decided to have a surprise party for her. I spoiled it five minutes before it happened. That Friday we went to Red Lioin for Rachel's birthday, which was on Saturday. Brittnie was there. Saturday we went out with Hillary and met Kevin from Spain at Cly's.
79: On Sunday of that same weekend, Rachel, Allison, Stephanie, Steph, Meg, Britt and I drove to Bloomington to go see Thompson Square, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts. I think this is the fifth time I have seen Rascal, and will be the last! (Maybe).
80: Matthew flew into Illinois one weekend to visit Stephanie. Britt and I drove to ISU to spend the weekend. They had a walk of shame themed party on Friday night. Saturday we went out with some of Stephanie's volleyball friends. Stephanie was screaming at her reflection-like an exorcism. She pretended to be a bull and scaled the wall. It was an interesting Sunday afternoon.
81: A Thursday night in March, I went out with some of my friends from Spain. We went to Bridie's apartment and then went to Brother's and Firehaus afterwards. Jess wrote on my hand something that I cannot read. Ben's birthday was also that week. He is a triplet and his parents rented out the top floor of Firehaus where they had endless food and open bar for their birthday. We all went home in a food coma.
82: Steph, Karah, Britt, Steve and I went to the U of I basketball game where we won. It was a low scoring game, but the end was a close one, which was exciting to be there for . | Stephanie, Matthew, Eric and I went to a Bull's game over Christmas break. The boys had to tell me the rules of the game. I want to be the "Swiffer" because you can sit on the floor and go to all the games while getting paid, not paying for a ticket. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
83: U of I Basketball Game | During half-time, the Jesse White Tumblers performed. They were jumping over other people and over posters. Later in the game, we met one of them who goes to U of I. He had earrings bigger than mine. Karah and I were very excited to meet him and were standing behind him as he was talking..