Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Birthday

I am just going to put this here Happy Birthday my love!
Glory to God For All Things
Cecilia <3

Sunday, January 22, 2017

New semester!

Here I am procrastinating which is what I am usually doing when I am blogging. The semester has started and I have had some hard days already but I look forward to all of the good days to come. Last weekend Sus and I made the road trip from SD to OH, it was mainly uneventful but 15 miles into our 950 mile trip one of our back tires blew. My Christmas break was wonderful, I got to spend lots of time with my family and almost enough with my friends. I got to go and work for some of the family's I have nannied and babysat for in the past which was so wonderful. Every time I get to interact with children I am grateful. The joy that children have is infectious and is so wonderful! I got to have some good quality time with all of my siblings. I am especially thankful for the time I got to spend with my baby sister Rabbit. We have always had a hard time getting along and I think that is mostly because we are both very similar and different at the same time. Like usual we had some stupid fights but we also had the most fun together that we have had in a long time.
Glory to God For All Things!
Cecilia <3

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Bags

One of our family Christmas traditions is wrapping our presents in homemade bags, to save on paper and on wrapping time. Over time our collection shrinks, they either get gifted out of house or get chewed by dogs, so we periodically make more. In November I told mom that I would make her new ones on break. So today with the help of Badness I sewed 44 new Christmas bags! It was a lot of fun and he learned how a sewing machine works.

I am so glad I get to be home!
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia <3

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I Did It!

Its official, I survived my first semester at college. It has been a really great 4 months. I have enjoyed all of my classes and my professors over all were really fantastic. I have determined that I really do want to pursue nursing. I have loved it so far and I haven't even started any official nursing classes yet.  I have made some incredible friends. I have earned a nickname I am not to fond of. I mean who would like to be called Cecil? . I had a visit from Sus in September and a visit home in October. I learned how to play euchre and had some really intense game nights. I taught my friends how to play cribbage. I have found and become active in a new parish. I sang in a pan-orthdox advent concert which was truly beautiful. I have had a ridiculous amount of tea, but there is no such thing as too much tea. Now I am sitting in the airport 7 hours after I was supposed to take off with another hour till I board my flight. I will arrive in Omaha 12 hours later then expected, but I am thankful that I had a ride to the airport and I warm ride when I finally land. I am thankful that I get to see my family and our new puppy. I am thankful that the weather looks good so I can pick Sus up at the airport on Tuesday. I am thankful that I get to spend Christmas with the people I love the most.
Glory to God For All Things,

Friday, November 18, 2016


With the start of Advent and Thanksgiving next week I thought I would spend some time talking about a few things that I am grateful for.
One of the Icons I have on my desk 
To begin with I am beyond grateful for my family. The constant support and love that they offer me is  a huge blessing in my life.
I am grateful for a ride to and from church every Sunday, this semester would have been a lot harder without the ability to attend church regularly.
I am grateful for my friends new and old. The new ones have made this transition as painless as it could possibly be and my old ones are my biggest cheerleaders and a source of constant love.
I am grateful for music. Music has always been a constant in my life. For years you could tell if my Dad was home by whether or not music was playing. Since I got to college I have had music playing whenever I am studying, stressed or relaxing.
I am grateful for my roommate. Living with someone you have never met can be quite a challenge but I really lucked out with mine.
I am grateful for the Icons on my desk. They help me stay centered through out the day.
I am grateful for the children in my life. Perhaps the hardest part of living on a college campus is not interacting with children regularly but it has made me appreciate the relationships I have with children at home.
I am grateful to be going home in 28 days. I have loved being at school, I am enjoying my classes and my professors, but I cannot wait to be home, to celebrate the joyous holiday with my family.
Glory to God for All Things,
Cecilia <3

Saturday, October 29, 2016

19 years

Today is a special day. It is my birthday and it also so happens to be the birthday of my best friend, other half, and twin sister. We have always been close but it took us years to figure out that we were friends. Now when people ask what having a twin is like we say "it is having a built-in best friend." She is my car dancing partner, my late night phone call, and study partner even when we are 100's of miles away. Today is our first birthday that we have not celebrated in the same place, but we are celebrating together. This semester far away from each other has been hard but also has made us closer. I miss her dearly but I am so proud of her.

Happy Birthday my love! May God grant you many many years.
Glory to God For All Things
Cecilia <3

P.S. I challenge you to tell who is who in the old pictures!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Break

My school has an unusually long fall break and they close the dorms so I decided to fly home and surprise everyone. I am so glad I had the chance to see everyone and its only 60 days until I get to go home again!
 I flew out early so I got to see the sunrise from the plane which was beautiful
I surprised Maria and Nicole separately and then we got together to hangout later in the week. We had a lot of fun but we missed Sus!

Field waiting to be harvested! 
I drove almost 700 miles while I was home for a week and there was lots of beautiful fall and harvest scenes I had to pull over and take a picture of this beautiful sunset. South Dakota sunsets are unequaled! 

 I missed my dogs a lot! They were all excited to see me. Leaving was hard because our sweet Mia will probably not make it to Christmas so I had to say goodbye to her.

I really enjoyed the week of home food, although school food is not bad at all it gets boring and repetitive.
Now back to real life, I have a busy week with 2 tests, a paper, and a presentation all due this week.
Glory to God For All Things
Cecilia <3