Friday, August 19, 2016

Flashback Friday Five: Freshman Year

It's Friday again! Today isn't just another Friday though. Today is the day we move my baby brother, my parents' youngest son into his dorm room! That's right, my not so little brother is going to college. My parents are officially empty nesters as of this afternoon. My brother and I are 10 years, 2 months and 7 days apart in age and 11 grades. My parents have had a child in grade school since 1992.


Matt will be attending Lamar University in Beaumont, TX which is about and hour and a half away from JP and I! He's going to study Construction Management and I couldn't be prouder of him. I am his big older sister after all. 

Thinking about moving Matt into school is giving me flashbacks to my freshman year! I thought I'd share a few moments dating back to my first semester of college in summer/fall 2005!


one. Freshman Orientation
At freshman orientation, I found out that one of my friends from high school had the same major as me! Funny that we didn't realize it until orientation. We were in the same freshman engineering group which meant we had our first Physics, Calculus and Engineering 101 together!


two. Fish Camp
The first introduction to Texas A&M and all of our traditions is at Fish Camp! It's a four day, three night adventure immersing us in all things Aggie. This is where I met some friends that I am still in touch with today! We may not be the closest of friends, but thanks to Facebook and Instagram, we still know what's happening in each other's lives.

I loved Fish Camp so much that I was a counselor the next two summers. JP and I were counselors together which is how we met! So needless to say, Fish Camp has a special place in my heart.


three. Roomies
I stayed at the Calloway House my freshman year which was an off campus private dorm. It was just across the street from the baseball field, so not far from campus at all. I lived with Nicole, my best friend from high school and two other girls. We stayed in a four bedroom, two bathroom dorm with a common space and kitchenette. I was a bit spoiled, but I loved it!


four. Traditions
Learning about all things A&M at Fish Camp was one thing, but actually partaking in them was another! I loved being a part of bonfire, football, yell practice, and so much more!


five. Parties
Freshman year isn't freshman year without dorm parties, going out dancing, tailgating, staying out late and being with friends. I was lucky to have such a great group of friends! We may not all be as close as we once were, but these ladies know they will always have a special place in my heart!


Well that was definitely a walk down memory lane for me! Sometimes I feel like I look like a baby in these pictures and other times I feel like I've barely changed!

Now tell me...
What were your favorite parts about freshman year?
What memories to you remember the most?

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