Monday, June 21, 2010

SMC Wedding!

I attended an SMC wedding this past weekend - what a wonderful affair! Em is one of my very best friends from SMC, despite being a year older. She married her high school sweetheart and fellow SMC grad, Andy. Both Em and Andy are Resident Directors at St. Mike's - they are just the best couple!

It was so much fun to reconnect with Em, Andy, their families and other SMC friends at the beautiful event. Enjoy the photos!

The beaufitul bride and her dad - I didn't take this picture - I was too welled up with tears!
The happy couple!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Yes faithful blog readers, I'm the newest SMC Admissions Counselor!

I'm still finishing up my VISTA year down in Middlebury but when my service ends I'll be moving back up to Burlington to work for the Saint Michael's College Office of Admission, traveling, meeting with prospective students, reading applications and so much more that I can't even begin to guess. I am PUMPED.

So, fear not, I have not disappeared - just moved on to bigger and better things!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Giving Back...

Every Tuesday I go over to the local nursing home to spend time with a few of the residents - I had initially wanted to crochet with an elderly resident who might like to have some company, but I've become more like the visitor of the day, going around and visiting various ladies, talking about crochet projects, nursing home happenings, my life and wheeling them from place to place. I love being able to spend a little time during my work day with a totally different population than I am used to.

Today was BINGO day for the residents - boy did they all get excited about that! The activities lady wheeled out a little cart of prizes and drew about 20 of the elderly residents. It was so much fun to sit with them as they played - they were all so happy and excited!

As you know, St. Mike's is where I really started with my passion for service, but oddly enough, the movie UP was one of my motivations for wanting to volunteer at this nursing home. When I watched the movie I cried my eyes out when thinking of the poor old man without his wife, so I was motivated to try to make a difference in an elderly person's life. I hope I am succeeding!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Farmer's Market!

One of the things that I love about Burlington in the summer is the weekly Burlington Farmer's Market, held in City Hall Park.

The famer's market is so Burlington - very eclectic, friendly, fun, local and fresh. Today, I bought a loaf of delicious 3-grain bread, some local cheese and a root beer float with locally made ice cream and locally made root beer. I also met another crocheter who was selling her adorable creations, eyed a beautiful handcrafted ring, and had samples galore!

In addition to the farmer's market, this weekend is the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, with events taking place all over Burlington. There was some awesome music as we perused the farmer's market, and there are many more events throughout the week.

Burlington is great during the summer - I hope you have a chance to come visit and experience it for yourself!