March 24, 2012

Springbreak 2011

In college, spring break is probably one of the most exciting events in one's spring semester. ☺ At first I was planning on going to see a friend but when that didn't work out I was hoping to go see Patrick. I wanted a chance to meet and get to know his family, too. After getting the permission to go see him we both were really excited and started planning some things we could do together. Spring break was right after my school's Soul-Winning-Marathon and so I was packed to go to Patrick about a week early. We came home from SWM late Friday night, Saturday I slept in (which is special in college) and then some of us college students drove to the airport. I was excited and nervous to go see Patrick.

When I finally found out that Iris was coming I was very excited because she was going to meet all my family and I could see her again. I had all these ideas in my mind on what we could do and where we could go. I was constantly thinking of things we could do together. I was so excited!!! The Saturday that she was coming...I couldn't wait. I was trying to decide on what I would do when I saw her at the airport. Would I scare her or just walk up to her and say hello? While I was waiting for her at the airport I saw this big pillar and had the idea I would hide behind there and wait for her to walk by....

It was late when I landed and I was so nervous seeing Patrick. I walked down the long corridor toward the baggage claim. I did not know where Patrick would be and was keeping my eye open but walked pretty quickly. I came into this somewhat round room with two pillars. When I saw the exit I walked even faster. I walked past one of the pillars (which I didn't notice) but all of a sudden I smelled Patrick's family smell. I wondered why it smelled like Patrick, kept on walking but something inside of me told me to turn around only to see Patrick leaning against the pillar with his cowboy hat on. ☺

I was waiting behind the pillar and growing impatient because it seemed like everyone was off the plane and Iris still had not walked by yet. Finally she walked by. Planning to scare Iris I just wanted to go follow her when she suddenly turned around and looked at me. I was so surprised! We went to pickup her baggage, picked up some dinner at Wendys and then took her to Grandmas. 

I was nervous when we got to my Grandparents because I had told them so much about her but they both gave her a big hugg and that made me feel much better-

Here are some of the things we did together that week:

MONDAY- After I came home from work Iris, my sister and I went to a friend's church because they were having a meeting and the preacher makes pottery during his sermon

TUESDAY-  When we got home Patrick shewed me where he grew up and the way there was a beautiful scenic route which showed me just how beautiful Tennessee is!!!

WEDNESDAY- We went out to eat with my Grandparents at Chappies and I introduced Iris to our church band. She played along on her flute. That night her Dad and Step-mom came to church and would be spending the next the few days with us. After the service we all went to mom's house, had cake and talked. 

THURSDAY- This day we spent with my Dad. I number one mission was so find a spring banquet dress that I needed for college. We went to a mall and after searching and trying on many dresses we finally found a cute dress. 

Our mission number two was going out to eat at the Melting Pot but since we still had some time we were driving through Nashville. I saw the beautiful Park and really wanted to take some pictures there. We went to look at the Parthenon and my Dad and Step-mom took lots of BEAUTIFUL pictures of us.

Patrick being a stalker ☺

After we took the pictures we changed and headed to the melting pot where I/ we all ate one of the best meals in our life. I can only recommend to try it yourself! It was a four course meal and after we were done I thought I would explode. A cheese-spinach fondue was the appetizer, then came a large plate with salad, the main course was the oil fondue with a large variety of meat (pork, Faille Mignon, NY-strip, chicken, duck, goat cheese & Lobster tail). The dessert was my top favorite- chocolate fondue. Yuuuuuuuuuumy!!!

FRIDAY- Iris had some homework to do and we didn't do much of anything else. We watched movies until it was time to go meet her Dad at the hotel. From there we went to eat at Ryan's  then we went back to my mom's house to finish watching a movie.

SATURDAY- This was a very sad day and the week went by so fast. (Iris) I cried pretty much the entire flight back and really wanted to come visit again.

My college spring break was a wonderful week!


  1. I really love your pictures! And I love seeing the joyous courting couples!! It's the way to do it!

  2. Thank you! Yes, this was an awesome week and I cannot wait to see him again in July/August. ♥


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