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Second Week and I am already behind

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Hello all! Behind not in the sense that I am behind in classwork, far from it! I am behind in emailing you all (which I warn you, I will most likely be late next week as well). Yet, here I am! This past week was a bit of a blur, starting classes, went to Montana this weekend to visit a good friend on her birthday, and stating the first Monday of the quarter! The classes that you all hear about this quarter are actually quite wonderful, filling in a third quarter of calculus with two more to go, following in my math education I am taking Foundations of Mathematics (foundations from here on out was MATH 225 previously), an introduction to special education class (most likely special ed), and finally speech. Those four classes make up my 18 credit load this quarter and I am so excited to share them with you! Foundations is probably going to be the most rigorous class as far as staying on top of it and doing well, because we need to face the sad truth that it is a logistical math class that has by no means any basis in the numbers and equations that all mathematics majors love! Calc continues to go well however! My professor is a fellow runner and gave us a great running analogy on the first day of class, that I of course hope to use later in my life! Special Education is a twice a week course on Tuesdays and Thursdays (I have only had one class meeting thus far), and will be I think rather enjoyable, more to come in the next ten weeks. Finally Speech is just going be a blast. I have a teacher who quite honestly loves the subject that scares most people. I look forward to telling you all about that as we progress through Christmas! Work continues to go well, I have been slightly reshuffled to a professor across the hall who would like some help, so I will be helping her as we get along this year. The change actually leaves me with a lot of extra sitting time, so I will be getting copious amounts of homework done at work, which will be wonderful. For those who wish to know I will be coming home Thursday (Lindsay is driving me so I will not have my car), but I will be home all day Friday helping out Coach Edens and Coach Kesler out at the golf course for the big cross country meet on Saturday (where I will be all day) after attending first service I will be back on the road heading towards Cheney once again to continue my education! I hope this finds you all doing well!!! Brandon



In Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Hello Everyone!
Can you believe it is that time again? It is time for me to head back to school. Many of you I know have fallen into your regular fall routines, whether that be work, school, or any form of sports with which you are involved I hope that you are all doing well!
I arrived in Cheney on Friday afternoon, making the trip all by myself for the first time. For those of you who do not know I bought myself a really reliable car (named Evalynn) it is a 93 Ford Taurus and has made her first trip over to Cheney safe and sound!
Let us get our formalities out of the way so I can tell you all a bit of what I have been up to lately! So school starts this Wednesday for all of us at Eastern (and Western) so if you could keep us in your prayers as we prepare and get started this week that would be wonderful! I am taking Calculus and another math class (I can never remember the name of it, so there you have it), along with a Speech and Intro to Special Ed Class. I thinkĀ  it will be a wonderful quarter!
I am now living in a new dorm. So my address from last year is no longer the same so GET RID OF IT!! My new address is as follows:

905 Elm Street Room 345
Cheney, WA 99004

Save that address if you would like to send me anything, or get rid of it if you don’t doesn’t matter!

I am also rooming again with Cj Morgan. We both love the new room it is so much bigger and wonderful! AMAZING!! I will try and get pictures up (not that I got any up last year) at some point!

The Cheney Hangout will not be in my agenda this year, but it will be reopening (as I have heard from a couple of the kids that attended last year). My new job will be working in a Children’s Library with my Global View through Children’s Lit teacher last year. So I am very excited to get that going.

If I am leaving anything out please let me know and I will get back to you if you have any dying questions that need answered!

So this summer was eventful! I was back in Marysville and doing what I do best- Having Fun! I was able to be Preschool games leader for my churches VBS and had so much fun with the kids that week! I worked for a couple weeks at the Safeway in Arlington as a Sales Specialist. I got to experience what is the Cascade Mountain loop as I was a sag wagon for five wonderful men as they all rode their bikes on the 300+ mile journey! Hanging out with all of my friends from back home was absolutely wonderful as well! I of course got in many miles with the cross country at their summer training practices at Jennings Park, and also made the what is now annual Everett Mall run on my 20th Birthday (yes I am 20 now for those who still wish to believe I am 5 and never growing anymore). I took a trip up to Canada with the Vadset’s and bought the 7th Harry Potter book in paperback from the Safeway up there! I also got the seventh Harry Potter book in paperback from the US as well! I got another tattoo in lat July early August it is a Kanji Symbol meaning friendship on my right arm. And finally (amoung many other things) I got to dabble in Coaching as I helped out the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Cross Country Team their first few weeks. Helping them I learned so much and met so many new people that I would not have met otherwise. I had such a blast with the Cross Country at their meets, and cannot wait to see them all improve greatly over the next month and a half as they grow and get faster!

For those wanting to know when I will be home this quarter I will obviously be home for the two bigger breaks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but will also be making trips in for the third annual Tomahawk Twilight Meet and the Cross Country Teams District meet taking place ont he 3rd and 31st of October respectively.

For those who have just been added to this list this year and who would like to go back to last years letters home can read all of them on my blog

I hope all of you are doing well!