Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Maarten

In February, I had the chance to take a trip to St. Maarten with my parents and Kerri. This was my graduation present and since Milwaukee in February is all but pleasant, I decided to take them up on their offer. We visited St. Maarten when I was a junior in high school and it was one of my favorite trips. This trip definitely did not disappoint, although I did miss Dave. But we had chat dates at night since calling to the States was way too expensive. Here are some pictures of the trip- for some reason all the pictures from my camera turned out awful, so that's why there is not that many.

Parasailing!! After like 10 years of trying to talk my Dad into letting us go parasailing, it finally paid off! It was a blast- it was a little overcast but still hot. It was the coolest/weirdest feeling. I was a little nervous in the beginning but loved every second of it.

This was one of the dinners we went to- really bad picture, sorry.

Our Volleyball group! It was so much fun and "Team Hilton" always won =)

A beautiful view from one of the beaches

One of the glorious breakfasts we ate at the resort- so yummy.

Shopping in downtown Phillipsburg

Sunset from the plane as we were flying in.

Our first dip in the ocean. The waves were so strong!

This was my view for most of the trip. Now I can look back at these pictures in 3 months and imagine I was there. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Done and Done

Well, I can now say that I am officially done with my college career. I didn't finish quite the way I had planned or when I had planned, but I finished. I am soooooooooo HAPPY!! Thanks to 3 years at BYU and 1 year at Ottawa University, I now have my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. There will be no more papers, no more night classes, no more homework, no more boring classes with people who don't know WHEN to STOP talking, no more late nights, no more sneaking in homework at work, no more buying expensive textbooks, no more logging on to Blackboard, no more buying snacks at vending machines to help me stay more SCHOOL! It feels so good to be done. I'm not quite sure what I am going to do with all my time now. Here are some of my thoughts: try and improve my cooking skills, tennis lessons, crafts, using my new sewing machine that is still in the box, volunteering/becoming a mentor, and I'm sure I will fit some T.V. in there somewhere. I don't really plan on using my degree in Psychology anywhere in the near future, I will stick with my job for now. Maybe someday down the road I will have the desire to go back to school and get my Master's... Yeah.... Maybe.....