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Colorado Update

13 Oct

I live in a house divided. It is 5 vs. 1 every time the Broncos play football. I am that one. The one who could care less about the Broncos, Peyton Manning, and the NFL in general. However, those five do not like that I am that one. Really there is one of the five who is too die-hard and I can’t stand to be around on a Broncos game day. YOU CAN NEVER CHANGE ME INTO A BRONCOS FAN. So, today, as on any other game day, I sit quietly on the couch zoned out as those five cheer and yell and sneer at me as I stupidly comment on the great catch (which so happened to be an interception) for the enemy. However, a little bit of hometown pride swells up in me as I hear the KC Chiefs are 6-0 and have the loudest fans, loud enough to break a world record! How cool. When does college basketball start? answer: not soon enough

Well, I haven’t been very faithful to this blog; for that I apologize. I have become exponentially worse at getting things done. For example, I did laundry last Tuesday. My sheets sat in the dryer for 6 days. 6 days! I would forget them and then remember them but not care and then it was 6 days later. That’s bad.

I have added a fun thing to my schedule. I am now a volunteer at the Boys and Girls’ Club! I love it. I go every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and stick around for about 2 hours. I have helped with homework and a few programs that they participate in. Tuesday was my first day and I stuck with the 1st-4th grade boys. We did a health and fitness program and I was supposed to help them with a worksheet. Holy moly. Those boys were so wound tight! Thursday was a little quieter. The boys were in an “acting” program– which means that the instructor makes up a bunch of stuff and the boys do it and love it. We played zombie tag for an hour. They had so much fun pretending and sneaking around and running it was adorable how many smiles I saw. (One boy was so smiley and in a good mood that he would run up to me and give me a giant hug any time he had the chance… heart melting). Friday was crazy again, they don’t have homework help so the kids get to play in an awesome games room for forever. But then I was stuck with the 1st-4th grade girls for an hour program. We played a game a little like “I’ve Never” but the girls got to move around the room. It was weird. But I learned so much about their home lives. It was heartbreaking. I had a chat with a staff after that program was over and he explained to me the living situation of one of the girls. So heartbreaking.

I love it. Being present and available and loving is such a small thing I can do for these kids and they need it- they crave it. I could do something like this for the rest of my life. I think that’s why I love camp so much. Though I don’t get to spend much time with the campers, I can make every minute they are with me full of love, acceptance, and Jesus; things they might not get at home at all.
Things are non-stop on this end. I can’t wait to take a break this next weekend at Journey, the Regional conference for schools that have Navigator ministries. Going to make the long and out of the way trek up to Estes Park. Can’t wait to be up in the mountains! Finally!

Miss you all

Love, Morgan

p.s. Sorry I suck at writing letters or communicating in other means rather than snapchat. Maybe I’ll make up for it and send you all Christmas cards….

p.p.s. speaking of Christmas….. only 73 days!! Holla!

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That Colorado Life

23 Sep

So, as you may know, Colorado has been hit hard for the last week by the floods! I can’t believe it! It’s so crazy how much rain came down last week and how much damage it caused. One of the best roads (highway 34) was completely demolished going up to Estes Park (one of the best places in this state). This means no roommate camping trip this fall ūüė¶ Luckily, I guess, my school wasn’t damaged by the floods. We did have a flood day! School was cancelled because so many people couldn’t leave their houses to get to Greeley. How crazy is that?!

In other news, I am almost finished decorating my room! Ugh- it’s been 4 weeks and my picture frames are still on my floor. It is so hard to decorate a room knowing you will be living in it for 2 years. I might be discovering that I have commitment issues just a wee bit.

In school news, I hate Physics. I can’t understand my asian professor. She is so excited about Physics that her words get all jumbled when they come out of her mouth. When she was trying to explain The Law of Universal Gravitation and how to simplify the problem her exact words were “The sixes cancel out the other six and all the sixes are gone. No other numbers are left. So this equals approximately 10. You with me?” Uh no. No. What? NO. BUT I have a tutor! Well, he’s an unofficial tutor/friend of a friend. Fun story, I texted him on a Tuesday night to see if we could study on Thursday. After successfully communicating that the library would be our meeting place, the time we would , and topics we would need to cover I received this message, “Sounds great! See you then :$” I was a bit confused by the smiley face, but got over it knowing ¬†the dolla sign and bracket are right next to each other. But then, I received another message, “Oh sorry, I’m hammered right now :)*” Um, it’s Tuesday night sir, why are you hammered on a Tuesday?! Also, why are you telling me this? I don’t want to know that much about your life right now. I have no clue what kind of “relationship” we are supposed to have. Is this a teacher-student type thing, or are we going to be friends, or are we pretending to not know each other after this semester of tutoring? I have no clue. But I don’t think he does either. It’s a weird thing that I don’t understand just yet. Also he get’s hammered on Tuesdays, not the best choice in tutors Morg…

Also, I apologize for this irrelevant post. I am not loving writing right now so even writing this blog feels like schEWl.

Miss you guys, also I’m a little bitter that you are in/going to London for Thanksgiving. I am so poor I am barely making it back to KC for the holiday. blah.

Ciao

Morgan

 

P.S. I still haven’t switched to iOs7 I just can’t change it yet….

P.S.S. I ride my bike to school sometimes, the last time I did I was complemented on how cute my basket is. I felt so cool.

Star Wars

23 Oct

Crazy times have I been having. (I think this is something Yoda would say, but I’ve never seen Star Wars and don’t even know if it’s 2 words or not. The only time I attempted to watch the movie was Freshman year on the way to Disney with the band. Rees was going to explain the whole thing to me, but fell asleep, so I did too.)

I have fallen behind on a lot of things this semester and it’s just now hitting me. I haven’t written as many letters to you guys or anyone and that kind of makes me sad. Letters are so special to me- even if they are simple and silly they are important. So, I apologize for that. I also have been slacking on keeping you all updated with this blog. I forgot my day for a little bit. But no excuses! And of course I’m sucking it up at school work. I think that it’s one of many of our running themes. It’s past midterm season and I have learned close to nothing.

Anywho: Tonight was my first game of the year for intramural indoor soccer. Best league ever. My team has 4 good players, which is 2 more than last year. We only lost by 11, and we got to play until there was less than 30 seconds left in the game- so that’s a plus!

My weekend was spent in Estes Park, the most beautiful place in the world during the fall. I went up there for the Journey conference that the Navigators put on every year. All the Navigators from the Rocky Mountain region get together for this one weekend every year. Groups from New Mexico all the way up Wyoming come to Estes for this conference. It was such a great thing to be in a place with like 600 college students who all love and serve God. Worship was crazy great. I just want to be back there again.

26 days until Thanksgiving break yo

I’m really hooked on the TV show Smash. Musicals are my favorite and there was an episode with Nick Jonas. It’s full of greatness.

That’s all- Morgan

 

Holy Sunsets

8 Oct

Seriously- the sunsets here, right now, could not get any more beautiful. If I were thinking I would grab my camera and share the beauty with all of the world wide web, but alas, I don’t take enough pictures and my camera is far away from me.

Speaking of pictures- I finally took pictures of my new place! And now I would show them to you but I can’t figure this out. Maybe I’ll attach them to the end of this blog….

I can’t believe it’s already October. Where has the semester gone. And I really should know a lot more information from my classes by now- but I don’t. That’s a problem. Especially since midterms are right around the corner….

This weekend was Homecoming and I did not participate. Tori and I watched the football game on tv and we were¬†pulverized¬†by Montana who is ranked only one seed above us (I think). But I did learn some news yesterday… we have an actual dance for Homecoming. I¬†seriously¬†had no idea that it’s the same as high school with the dance and game and parade and everything! Oh and I was reminded that we have a parade at 9:30 in the morning Saturday with the band playing right outside of my dorm, they are pretty good actually.

Navigators is keeping me pretty busy. Thursday I helped to kick off the most favorited activity ever: Swing Dancing! (I actually am not a fan of swing dancing, or dancing in general, but seems like every other person involved in Navs is in love with it and is really good at it). I got to be the DJ which was great because I only had to dance twice and always had an excuse to cut out of a song early. Overall, everyone had a good time and the turn out was great! In two weeks I’ll be going to the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park for an anual conference for the Navs teams from the surrounding areas. Three or four campuses from Colorado, and a couple from New Mexico and Wyoming and maybe one from Montana. This will be my second time in the mountains this semester and I really can’t wait to see all the aspen trees being all yellow. ¬†I will take my camera then, so I can show y’all the greatness of the mountains.

– Almost forgot! A few friends and I have been going to the rock wall at the gym almost every day this past week. It is super fun and challenging every time we go. I have a couple of nice bruises on my knees and two gross scars on the backs of both hands from hanging on for dear life when I forget that someone is holding me on to the wall with a rope. So climbing is my new favorite thing and I’m hoping to go on Thanksgiving break at IBEX.

Hope these pictures work-

-Morgan

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