Saturday, January 23, 2010

While Caleb makes dinner

There has been so much going on the past week!
We got our baby kitten Simba today! We also got his sister who Caleb named Bubastis, Bubby for short. (Bubastis is the name of a cat in Watchmen). They are so sweet and playful. I feel bad for them because they had to leave their mom, but we're going to take good care of them. They are sleeping on my pillow now. I hope they sleep ok tonight and don't keep us awake.


I went to the SECA (Southern Early Childhood Association) Conference in Little Rock with my Dean's Scholars group Thursday and Friday. I had so much fun there! I loved being around girls and having girl talk again! All of them and our sponser Mandy are so nice and I really think I am going to enjoy working with them. This was also the first time that I had been around other Education Majors and Teachers which was beyond awesome. It was great to interact with other people who share my passion for children. It made me feel much more secure about my choice of major. It really solidified that I want to spend my life working with kids, because I really do love being around kids.



My 20th birtday was last Tuesday night! I cannot belive I am offically no longer a teenager. And only 360 days until the real fun starts. :) I had school all day and had to do some Dean's Scholars stuff til 6 that night so Caleb was sweet and made dinner for me and made me a strawberry cake! :)


We actually celebrated my birthday on Saturday night because I knew I would be busy and tired out on my actual birthday. He made me a wonderful steak that night and got me some pink roses with yellow lillies and yellow daisies. (I love him, he knows what I like) He also got me a silver necklace that has an engraved C (for Caleb) on the front and on the back it says "Forever and Always". I pretty much love it. :)




Life in the Delta could not be better right now.
Nicole

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back to school

I feel like such a new kid on campus. There isn't even the comfort of knowing that freshmen don't know their way around. But, I think I'm blending in ok. :) And after only a few days, I've seen some familiar faces around campus, which is very comforting.



So far, Delta State has been wonderful. My scholarship program meeting went great and I found out that I'll be in Little Rock some next week and then Natchez the week after that.

My Classes
  1. Algebra
  2. English
  3. French
  4. Sociology
  5. Early Literacy
  6. Survey of Exceptional Children

Caleb's Classes

  1. Cur 300
  2. English
  3. Sociology
  4. Economics
  5. Geography
  6. Psycology

Nicole

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pork Chops and Pandas


Caleb here.

Nicole is making me write a blog while she cooks up a wonderful pork chop dinner. She's been doing a wonderful job cooking for us every night. I enjoy cooking, but she won't let me until she feels like she's done 'fulfilling her womanly duties,' as she puts it. Anyhow, there's not much to do in the little town of Cleveland (which seems to be the consensus from everyone we have talked to), so we subscribed to Netflix. We've been watching a show called 'Dexter,' and I must say that it is excellent and that I highly reccomend it. Also, Nicole has a birthday coming up and I'm having some difficulty coming up with something to get her. We're a little broke which makes it that much harder. Maybe she'll post a blog or something giving me some ideas. ;) I leave you with pictures of our recent visit to the Memphis Zoo. (Nicole has an unhealthy obsession with Pandas)























Settling in and SNOW!





As I write this, I'm waiting on my porkchops (kraft recipe: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/crispy-italian-pork-chops-90507.aspx) to marinate and Caleb is doodling away at our kitchen table. Today marks our first week on our own!! So far, so good. :)

Everything is in order at school too. I met with my advisor on Wednesday and got all the classes I needed. She was super helpful and introduced me to a lot of the faculty here at Delta State. I was with her a full hour and a half which is an hour and twenty minutes more than anyone in the education department at Ole Miss ever gave me. She intoduced me to a lady over the Dean's Scholars program at DSU. I feel so lucky because during this meeting, I was offered an amazing scholarship and a chance to be a part of a seemingly awesome and exclusive group. I don't know a lot about the program, but it's a funded research project aimed at helping educate kids and keep them healthy. I'm really excited. My first meeting is Monday. :)

On Monday morning Caleb and I woke up and it was a little colder in our house than ususal. We got up and went outside to get the mail and realized there was SNOW on the ground. I was fully prepared to never see snow during my time in the Delta, but it has snowed three times here this week. Nothing has stuck and there is no accumulation, but still. Something about snow is magical and automatically makes me smile.


Nicole

Sunday, January 3, 2010

We're finally home!

We made the move. Today is officially our third day on our own. Moving wasn't too bad, actually, but there is still so much stuff to put away and find places for. That's my goal for next week. Unpack and find a home for everything. Then I will be completely happy and I'll take some pictures.

For now, I'm really just concerned with the heat working. The pilot light keeps blowing out, so we haven't had any heat the past three days. I have a little heater fan that we move from room to room. Not fun. It's strange that now when something breaks, I have to do something about it. Responsibility is scarry.

More later.

Nicole