Friday, May 2, 2014

& April

& here we are marching into April! That is, with this post. . .  happy official May:) But while April is still fresh, here's my recap of the month. . .

First off, I'll admit that April contained phrases like 'piano recital', 'college visits', and 'checking account' that made me nervous. A lot of good filled up a lot of days, keeping my attention more divided than usual. . .  

I'll begin by sharing things of which I don't have pictures:

A few special opportunities popped up for me at church in the forms of talking about the Ark of the Covenant in the girls' Bible study, reading a passage of Scripture in church, and then helping with the Maundy Thursday service.

At dance, I finished learning choreography for the Helen Keller ballet. I am continually amazed at my teachers' gift for choosing unique stories and portraying them with both depth and beauty. So much joy to appreciate visually and audibly even as we dance about someone's joy despite their lack of sight and hearing.

On the school end, life was quite normal. I reached the point in the year when you see the end of subjects, yet still have a ways to go. 

Now for the things of which I do have pictures: My dad took the photo above when we went to see a play of The Screwtape Letters. It followed the book to a T and was very well done! 

As it was quite a drive for us to get to the theater, I had time that Saturday to finish my triangular knitting project. 

Another fun project was making these panda cupcakes for. . . 

Youngest Sister's birthday! (yes, she has a cake in front of her. . . no, we didn't go into a sugar coma. . . the cake was enjoyed on her actual birthday and the cupcakes at her family birthday party :) 

The third project of the month was decorating Easter eggs a bit differently—not sure we quite got the hang of it, but it was an enjoyable experience :) 

Another enjoyable experience? Celebrating Easter along with my Meemaw and Youngest Sister's birthdays! 

Then my week of crazy started. School and dance Monday.  My first college visit Tuesday. 

(Best part of the visit? The library. Coolest. Place. Ever. )

School, dance, then my second college visit Wednesday into Thursday. This visit was more fun as it included going with a friend and staying with my cousin in her dorm. . .

I was delighted to enjoy their sweet company along with ginger peach tea at the local coffee shop! 

School, piano lessons, dance, and a piano recital finished the week off strong on Friday. 

And, despite my nerves, the month unfolded somewhat beautifully. 

Looking forward to what awaits in May. . .  

Also, do you have any advice for me on college? I'm definitely in the gathering-information stage. As far as a major goes, I'm torn between english and physics. 

Looking up as well as forward. . . 


tinuviel said...

Love all the photos, especially the Screwtape one with all you girls together! The panda cupcakes and cowl are very creative and executed well, but I would expect nothing less from you. :)

College advice. . . I'll have to think on that one. If anything coherent comes to mind, I'll let you know.

Thanks for the fun glimpse into your April! Glad the ACT and recital are behind you. Grace and peace to you in the Lord.

Megan said...

Thank you for the sweet encouragement!

Laura said...

HI sweet niece! :)
I love all of your pictures! What a busy month you had! I think I would enjoy spending time in that library you pictured, too!! Your scarf turned out so pretty, and those Easter eggs were pretty, too! :)

As far as college-choosing advice, I think what you are doing so far is just right! Visiting the campuses you are interested in really helps give you a feel for what it would be like to live there. After that, I know that for Matt it was helpful to make a list of pros and cons--and then praying over that list-- when he was torn between two very different colleges and had to make a final decision. I am praying for you, and I know that God will guide you to the best college for you!
Aunt Laura

Megan said...

Thank you, Aunt Laura! I so appreciate your prayers and support.