Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Last week we had two snow days on campus so a bunch of Kappas went to my friend Courtney's house to sled! I lugged my new camera around which I was beginning to regret at first but I ended up getting some cute pictures! Thought I'd just share a few :)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I apologize for taking so long to post about my trip to Tucson. Everyone has been asking me how it went so I think it's about time I blog about it! I think the simplest way to describe it is to say that it was a whole week of constant F-U-N! I apologize for my kindergarten vocabulary but that is just the word for it! It was a vacation for me. It was 65 degrees and sunny the whole time (KC was having a blizzard at the same time)! I was completely taken aback by the beautiful mountains, palm trees, and HUGE cactus! It is such a gorgeous city! I was absolutely SPOILED rotten the whole week! Louie took me to so many cool local restaurants (confession: I had an affair with this sandwich),
he showed me around the University of Arizona campus, he took me to the Arizona v Cal basketball game (we won 73-71 so stinkin intense), lots of date nights, we went hiking in a beautiful canyon where I saw a mountain lion... on a danger sign,
watched breathtaking Arizona sunsets, went golfing and.... ok let me pause on this golfing thing for a sec because I have an announcement to make.... I, KATE PHILLIPS, AM GOOD AT GOLF!!! And contrary to what everyone says, Louie was NOT just giving me false flattery thank you very much! haha! I don't know if I've ever mentioned this but Louie is an AMAZING golfer (like "watch out Tiger" good)! So he wanted to take me golfing once just for the fun of it... after my first time I loved it so much we went 3 more times! Apparently I was impressive (the farthest I hit it was about 175 yards... which, according to Louie is really good for a beginner)! haha I don't mean to boast but this is kind of a big deal for me because, if you know me at all, I am the farthest thing from "impressive" when it comes to athletics! PEOPLE, I HAVE FOUND MY SPORT!! haha! I'm sorry if this sounds cocky but I am honestly just shocked that "Kate", "golf", and "impressive" ever made it in the same sentence! So my next move is to start up an awesome collection of argile... just kidding... sorta!
But on the other side of the trip I got to spend an entire week with Louie's family and friends. This was my first trip to Tucson and it was such a blessing to be able to be in his world. I was immediately warmly welcomed into his family's home and just fell in love with them. I even got to spend time with his grandparents who prayed over us, which was so touching to me! Honestly, one of the sweetest, giving, Jesus-lovin' families I've ever met! I was blessed beyond words to be apart of their lives for a week! Getting to meet and hang out with all his friends was such a blast as well. It was so funny to realize that if we all would have gone to the same high school as me and my friends we would have all been really tight!
Louie and I joked about how this was the official full integration into each others lives haha.... but it really was! I hope you enjoyed the obnoxious amount of pictures I decided to include! I just think that showing my trip does more justice than telling it!