Back To School

Happy September (a few days late…oops)!!! I love September; school supplies “bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils” (name that movie), Pumpkin Spice everything, leaves changing colors, football – college and high school (I live across the street from the field where our district’s HS team plays Friday home games are the best; you can hear the band and the PA guy), canning, Christmas Concert prep for choir and orchestra, Bible Quizzing starts in September, and (of course) my fall semester starts! Wow! September is packed with great things!!

I started my fall semester today – I’m taking one class (YAY!!) online (YAY!!!)…it’s algebra (BOO!!!!). I am not a math whiz by any means; I can do “everyday math” – addition, subtraction, money math – but give me equations with numbers and letters and multiple operations and balancing equations and fractions and…and…and………

I WIG OUT!!

 I get so stressed when it comes to algebra….it’s crazy!! Luckily for me, with this class I have lots of help here at home. My dad is a college professor who just so happens to teach algebra (along with statistics and economics), so more than likely I will be having him help me out this semester…because I’m going to need it…big time!!

I much prefer English Lit., History, and Biology. Which leads me to my summer reading list . I finished my entire summer reading list!! This is the first year that I made a list to read through for the summer and I will be the first to admit that the list was a little daunting at first and at one point I almost gave up, BUT on Sunday night August 31st I finished the last unread book on my list!!! I’m thinking I might review a few of them or at least write up some recommendations.

Happy September my friends!!

Blessings,
Megan

7 Quick Takes: Fall Favorites


Happy Friday my dear readers! I missed a week of QT’s because of a crazy busy week at work, and getting ready for school to start up, but I am back this week with a fall favorites edition of 7 Quick Takes….and as always I’m linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary so be sure to check it out! Here we go….

Let’s call this one Take number 1/2: We spent Thursday evening mopping up a flooded kitchen and laundry room. The garbage disposal stopped working, causing the sink to back up and flood the kitchen. In the kitchen there is a low spot that (when not caught right away) leaks directly into the downstairs laundry room….we didn’t catch it in time…..thankfully we were able to have a plumber come to the house by 10:00 that night to fix it for us. I’m so so so thankful for the fact that they are able to come out so late at night in order to help people like us out!

Sorry, now on to the real takes! My Fall Favorites:

1.) College Football. There is nothing I love more on a Saturday in the fall than chili in the crock pot, leaves on the ground, and my Michigan Wolverines playing football! College football kicks off on Saturday and I am so excited! This year is going to be even more fun for me now that I am a University of Michigan student. Dad is UofM alumni, I’m a current student, and mom puts up with us yelling at the t.v.

A Michigan fan through the years. The one on the right is the most recent one I have in any Michigan gear, I was about 4 in that one….I think it’s time for a new picture! 
2.) Post-Season Baseball. The Tigers are leading the AL Central, the Pirates are fighting their way back to first in the NL Central….Playoff races will be starting soon, magic numbers are being calculated, MVP and Cy Young talk is in the air. Things I’d like to see this year: 
  • Detroit Tigers World Series championship
  • Cy Young for Max Scherzer
  • MVP for Miguel Cabrera
  • Lions in the Superbowl……………………………….yeah, that’ll never happen. : )
3.) Pumpkin Spice Anything: Lattes, muffins, cupcakes, Lattes : ) I can’t wait for my first Pumpkin Spice Latte this season!! 
4.) Cool nights. Extra blankets on my bed, the window slightly cracked, and the smell of leaves on the ground. Pure Michigan perfection! 
5.) Trips to Apple Orchards. Apples, apple cider, cider donuts, hay rides, and apple picking! 
6.) School supplies: New text books – I love cracking open a brand new text! The sound and smell of a new text is wonderful! Brand new pens and notebooks – there is nothing at all like school supplies!
7.) Music Ministry Christmas Preview. Every September we preview the Christmas music for the coming Winter. The choir gets their books, orchestra gets their parts, and rehearsals begin! I also start breaking out all of my Christmas music shortly there after! 
There are my fall favorites, now tell me….what are your favorite things about fall!?
Blessings for a wonderful weekend!
Megan 

7 Quick Takes: 1/4/13

Linking up for another Quick takes post….Jen, the usual host, has recently been hospitalized…please keep her in your prayers!

Instead of linking up at Conversion Diary, the link up is taking place at Moxie Wife

 So, let’s get to it, shall we?!

1.) For the life of me I have not been able to write 2013 on anything these last few days! Sometimes I can start the year off remembering to write the new year, and some years I can go until February writing the old year. The way things are going now, I have a feeling I’ll be writing 2012 for a while….but hey at least I remembered it for this post!

2.) On New Year’s Eve, we had some friends over for dinner, and played some games, and by 10:30 I was zonked out in bed….in my defense, it had been a long weekend and I haven’t been sleeping well….I did wake up briefly to (what I hope was) the sound of fireworks being set off a few houses down….yeah, happy new year to you too buddy!!

3.) New Year’s Day, we go to a friend’s house, where they host sometimes up to 30 people; and the men watched football, the women sit around and  knit/crochet/cross stitch/eat for the whole day.

4.) My Wolverines offered up nothing but disappointment…..once again.

5.) I was back to work on Wednesday, and enjoyed being back. I like having a break, but I also like my schedule, and structure, and it’s nice to get back to that. I’m starting my winter (most of spring) semester in about a week and am really looking forward to it.

6.) From January 18 -20 I will be a college sponsor on our church youth group’s annual discipleship retreat. If you think about it between now and then please pray…

pray for:

  • The Students; Grades 7-12
  • The Sponsors; College Students 
  • The Host Families; Brave men and women opening their homes to us
  • and last but not least, our youth pastors who have worked so hard to plan this weekend, and make it a wonderful worship experience for these kids. 

Most importantly, pray for God’s presence, and for the kids to just open themselves up to the amazing things that God can do in their lives. I will let you all know how the weekend goes after it’s over….look for that post in a few weeks.

7.) I will be leading the 8th grade girls for that weekend….I was one ( a long time ago) and I know how they can be, so please pray for me to be able to offer them some guidance, pray for the family opening their home to us, and pray for the girls. Please just keep that weekend in your prayers. I remember being a student years ago, and having my life changed on this retreat, I know that if we open ourselves to the Lord he can do great things. I’m really looking forward to being on the other side of things, as a leader to these kids! I’m so excited to see what God has in store for all of us!

Happy New Year to you all!
Blessings,

Megan

Play for JAY!

I’m a Michigan girl through and through…and today is the Michigan/Michigan State game. Today I am cheering for my team, and for the Big 10, but I’m also cheering for another team.

Tonight, the Tennessee Volunteers are playing their game in Honor of Jay Rogers. My cousin Daniel, Jay’s older brother posted this to Facebook….

 Jay’s history goes back a few years. He played every year he was eligible in the West Carroll Flag Football and Jr Tackle League. He often won lineman awards. His 6th grade year he was even chosen for an all star team. When I played Jr. High he was water boy for our team when Coach Terry Booker and Coach Doug McCaslin coached. He played in Jr. High for Coach Josh Fronabarger who is now head coach

 in high school. He was then water boy for the high school team while Coach Chris Rich had the reigns. I played, Jay was waterboy, and dad was on the chain gang. Jay was diagnosed after his 8th grade year. He had 11 tackles and 3 sacks in his final game vs Huntington  My Senior year Jay was a freshman and had been diagnosed. The greatest honor was at the 8 team Jamboree game in Huntington Jay was an honorary captain and walked to the coin toss with me. Football for Jay was not just a game. Tonight, win or lose, we are proud to be a Tennessee Volunteer because of them making the world know that Jay is not alone in his final fight. Go Vols.

I will be cheering HARD tonight for the Vol’s…Play Strong, Jay Strong!

Go Blue, and Go Vols!!

Blessings,

Megan

p.s You can show your support to Jay and his family by going to the Jay’s Warriors Facebook Page. Click HERE!! LIKE his page to show your support, and PLEASE continue to pray!!