Friday, October 31, 2008

National Convention!!!

FFA- they excitement just never seems to stop! Two weeks ago was the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana! (It has taken me awhile to post cause I've been trying to catch up on School work!) Early Monday morning we left Moscow and arrived at the Spokane airport were we flew to Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a really great trip, and here are some pictures of the week!

Excitedly awaiting take boarding.... we waited a long time! But we had fun while we waited!

Can you guess which one is mine!?! Ha ha!!!! We knew when our luggage arrived by the polka dots!
We're on the plane and ready for take off!!! We're leavin' on a jet plane!!! la la la! (We sang that song on our way to the airport...)

You can't see it that well, but that is the Limo that picked us up at the airport! :)

Some of the sponsors of our Delegate Luncheons, and there keynote speakers
Katie and I bearing the Idaho State Flag for the parade to kick off the first general session

They block off this street for FFA members to walk down re-name it FFA Way for the week!

Our group, minus Katie our Secretary, going out for dinner!

Look at all the blue jackets flooding out of the Conseco Field house!

Some of the entertainment- the top female escape artist in the world!

Some of our favorite vehicles at the career fair and show!!!!

The new National Officers for 2008-2009

Us down in front of the stage in our Delegate seats (We had our seats reserved right upfront!)
By the end of the week, we were exhausted.... We were sad we had to leave, but excited to go back to school, where- surprisingly- we get more sleep and are less busy! But what can I say... we miss being at the National FFA Convention.

Monday, October 6, 2008

University of Idaho Ag Days 2008

This past weekend was extremely busy!!! It seems like every thing always accumulates a hits at the same time... and I've had 2 months of non-stop go! That just must be the college lifestyle...

Anyways, this weekend was Vandal Preview- for high school seniors to check out campus (I work in New Student Services, which was hosting that event... life was busy at work!!!) It was also Dad's weekend (Daddy and Momma, and Rachel came clear up to Moscow to see me!!! It was so fun!!!) and last, but not at all least- the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was hosting its annual Ag Days for middle school to high school students. So of course, as and Idaho FFA State Officer, I had the privilege of helping out!

On Friday out State Officer Team put on a communications workshop! It was so fun interacting with the students. Then, later that night was the Night at the Rec. Many of the students got to stay the night at the rec. Of course who actually sleeps much when there are activities going? We got to hang out with students, and of course bond as a team... Stephen being the only guy often feels the team love... ha!We were able to observe and join into a lot, including: volleyball, dodge ball, basketball, movies, and my favorite... ROCK CLIMBING!!!! Our officer team could not resist but to climb the largest rock wall at any college campus nation wide!!!We basically had a really great time! We were doing this about midnight... who doesn't have fun rock climbing at midnight!?! ha ha! So basically we were up till about 3:00 a.m. Just to turn around and be up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for our early day with more Ag Days Events at 7:00 a.m.

Overall, it was a very eventful weekend! And very enjoyable! I almost felt like I was living a double life. Check out my mom's blog for the other Laura's weekend... ha ha! But for now, I'd just like to say that we have decided the State Officers need some more adventures... perhaps the next adventure for the State Officers will be skydiving.... Oh I do hope so! ha ha!