S: July - December 2011
4: We went back to Cherokee, NC this year for the fourth of July! It rained every day around 3pm for about an hour but it was beautiful for the most part. It was a fun and relaxing vacation at the KOA.
5: We brought the new camper and set up our TOLs. Danielle and I had a blast dressing up, playing with the dogs, and doing all of the children's crafts! | July 1-10
7: We went into town and shopped at all the eclectic Indian stores. I rode a mechanical bull, and Mom and Danielle nearly wet themselves laughing so hard at me. Daddy had to go back home for work, so the ladies read tabloids, painted nails, and did face masks.
8: The best part was making friends. We spent all of our free time at night with Taylor, Justin, Ashton, Sierra, and Sawyer. Since we're friends on Facebook, we're keeping in touch and hopefully we'll see each other next year!
10: Before and After Stitches | The pool was one of the best hangouts. There was a cool jungle gym that led to the top of a slide, and we spent hours going down it. On the last day, Justin hit his head on the top.... | Mom and I played a lot of backgammon, and Eddy was on my team. | The dogs napped a lot, but they're so cute when they sleep!
12: July 22-24
13: Lake Guntersville | We wore the shirts I tie dyed at Cherokee. | It was so hot this weekend that we spent a lot of time inside the camper. The dogs didn't mind because they were treated to Frosty Paws! | We cooked lots of great things in the Dutch Ovens, including a turtle brownie delight! Lots of good eats on this trip!
14: While John Michael's family went to the beach, we checked on their new kitten, Toulouse. We had a lot of fun playing with him!
15: This summer I spent a lot of time hanging out on the couch with my parents, my pets, and my boy. John Michael and I were doing "dumb things with smart phones" from the Geico commercial. One night, at Dad's request, Mom, Dad, JM, and I went to get pedicures. It was the funniest sight. Daddy's feet are so ticklish!
16: Mom and I went to Mrs. Backer's birthday party. I got to meet lots of people from Northrup Grumman and hopefully I can get an internship there next summer. After that we went to see Crazy Stupid Love, but it was so sad we walked out half way through it. | August 5
17: Danielle's 19th Birthday! | Two days before Danielle started at University of West Alabama we went to Shogun for her birthday. That night she and I packed up her room and got her ready for school. | August 11
18: The Nature Trail on Green Mountain | John Michael and I wanted to spend time outside on this beautiful summer day, so we took the pups for a walk. I brought the camera to take cute pictures. | August 15
21: Buster was so excited to spend the day wading through the water! He splashed and swam and got very smelly! Eddie even joined in the fun and played in the pond!
26: John Michael's Move In Day We drove down to Tuscaloosa to move JM into Lakeside Dorm. His suite with Jacob, Willy, and Jason is soooo nice! Bama was hot and crowded. We had dinner at Mellow Mushroom and said our emotional good byes. At least I'll be back there soon for family weekend! | August 20
28: My last day at home I cuddled with the pets. I dressed them up in Alabama and JMU gear. I miss them so much when I'm at school :( | August 24
29: A lot happened on the way back to school. The day before we left, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit near JMU. Luckily, there was no damage on campus. We stayed at the mountain house and Dad, Uncle Shep, and I went for a walk in the woods. I accidentally stepped on a yellow jacket hive, and the three of us were covered in stings. I fell asleep pretty early after taking so much benadryl.
30: Year 2 with Liza! We set up the room the exact same way. 513B! | This semester I took Calculus 3, Honors Macroeconomics, Calculus based Physics, Engineering Design 1, Ballet, and an independent study engineering course at White Wave Foods.
31: I missed my buds so much over break. We went straight over to Mark, Pratik, Jake, and Puneet's townhouse in Pheasant Run. | We spent the evening catching up and hanging out! | August 27
32: high lighter party
33: high lighter party
34: Mark's birthday party! It was a huge rager at the boys' house. 3 kegs and over 150 people! | The party was tons of fun, but the clean up the next day...not so much. | September 2
36: Liza and I went to the New Dance Festival | September 9
37: Carly Calhoon's 19th Birthday Party! | September 9
38: JMU vs. Central Connecticut State University | JMU won! 14-9 | This was the first game in the new Bridgeforth Stadium! | September 10
39: The Raimondis flew me down to Tuscaloosa for family weekend. We saw where JM lives, toured the campus, and went to a football game! | September 16-18
41: JM, Nick, Jared, Willy, Jacob, and I hung out at the game. Alabama beat North Texas 41-0
42: William and Mary vs. James Madison Nicole and I went to stay in Williamsburg with Aunt Carol and Uncle Shep. We toured the campus and colonial town and then went to the football game. JMU won 20 to 17! | September 24
43: JMU Homecoming! The week was full of festivities, and it finished with tailgating and a great game! JMU Dukes- 31 Richmond Spiders- 7 | October 1
46: We went to Massanutten for their fall festival! | There were lots of crafts, great food, music, and a petting zoo! | October 8
47: For my birthday, all of my buddies and I went to Madison Grill for a fancy dinner! | October 17
48: For my 20th birthday, Mom and Dad flew me down to Gulf Shores, and Danielle and John Michael drove down to see me. We spent the weekend playing on the beach and going to the Shrimp Festival! | October 13-16
51: We did lots of shopping and ate tons of great food. It was a wonderful weekend together!
52: We all went to the International Student Association formal. I was Jake's date and Mark and Puneet went together. We had so much fun dressing up and going to the dance! | October 21
54: Fear Forest Noelia, Nicole, Jess, Carly, Kim and I were scared out of our mind and ran through this haunted place laughing and screaming! | October 22
55: halloween pumpkins and jonathan
57: Farrell's German Halloween Birthday Party | Jake's German exchange friend from high school came to America, so the boys threw a huge party combining my birthday and Pascal coming to America on Halloween. | October 29