Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm fah'len for Bah'ston

My dearest (missed) siestas,

I'm so sorry I haven't had a chance to catch up with all of you this past week. We had our first full week of classes last week. And now I have a friend visiting until Thursday. So, if I'm not being a major Greek nerd, I'm being a major Bah-ston tourist. And I have good news: Jesus is giving me a love for this strange new city! In contrast, I have had my head so crammed with Greek this week, that it is beginning to hurt a bit. I had a heated discussion with the language recently, but we're reconciled now. So don't worry :) I have to tell y'all something though, and if it makes you feel like you need to pray for me, I'll understand. My bff (Mandy) and her hubbie were dying laughing at me because ... well ... I have Greek flashcards on my keyring. I'm for real y'all. And yes - I use them. But y'all, it lets me love Him more...I have to!

Anyway, I've got to get back to things. I'll leave with you just a few pictures, but I promise to give you a lot more on my next post. (I'm just a visual person that loves photos, don't you?). I can't wait to give you all a big blog hug in catching up with your lives this weekend.

In Starbucks studying today. And yes, those are my keys on the ledge behind me with the flash cards attached.

Being tourist in front of the Paul Revere statue. It was really cool.

See all of those signs pointing in the respective position for its street? Seriously, could you even begin to know which direction to go? My mind feels a bit like this still when I drive around here in this city :)
Love you girlfriends!


Ang baylis said...

Hi Shelly!

I've been thinking a lot about you lately! I hope you are doing well! I personally love flashcards! You are so cute!!!!!!!!

The picture of the sign is so funny!
I'm praying for you... and looking forward to hearing from you this weekend!

Fran said...

You inspire us all Shelly....flashcards and all. I like me a good card with some scripture on it!

Have a great time this week doing all you do. We've missed you and look forward to another post.

Keep on keepin on!

MelanieJoy said...

You Go Girl!!!!!!

Patty said...

Girl you are the cutest thing ever!! I am loving the flash cards. It looks like you are having a great time being a tourist. ;o) Will you email me your address? I want to send you a care package!!

Love you,

p.s. Sending you a hug !!

jennyhope said...

GIRL I think we are sister soul mates. I have the key ring scripture verses. LOVE IT! We also must like our bags big! I hated to pressure you for an update but I just had to give you the love!

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

The flashcards cracked me up. The pictures were fun, too. Looking forward to your next post.

Heather said...

Glad to hear from you! We are praying for you and your transistion. Glad to know that you are "fah'len" for Boston! Have fun with that Greek!

Jen said...

Shelly! I'm all about your greek flashcards. Love it! Also, I am so eager to learn more about Boston through you. Neither my husband or I have been there and have been discussing saving up to make a trip. You'll have to tell me all of the touristy places! Have a wonderful week!

Belle-ah said...

You are just going to love fall in the Northeast!!! Bless you, sweets!

Janelle & Ella said...

We've missed you!!! Glad to hear you are doing well, busy, but well.
I think you are one smart girl for using keychain flashcards. You might start a new trend when people take notice that you're the smartest one in the class.
The street sign is cracking me up. I thought it was some type of historical marker when I first glanced at it, but that is seriously how they get around. It's great.

mandy said...

i wish there were more pics of you & mr. nate.
he he!!!!!

Kelly S. said...

Thanks so much for the pictures and the update. I am so glad you are enjoying the city! Flashcards on you keyring??....girl, you are too funny.
Love you!

Sharon said...

I wasn't going to go "there' but I see Mandy did.
I was perhaps wondering if while walking the street with your "friend" you might have happened on some male models getting ready for a photo shoot.;)
Very nice! :)
Glad you are loving your new surroundings.
Can't wait to hear your thoughts once the real cold weather settles in.
Love the pictures--keep em coming.

Little Steps Of Faith said...

Well, its about time, I thought if I threw that sheep at you on facebook would get you here LOL:)

So glad you are having a great time, and you should make some of those flash cards for all of us and give them out for Christmas LOL:)

You're a nut:)


Little Steps Of Faith said...

And are we gonna get details on the " friend" ?

Anonymous said...


It looks from the pics that you walked the Freedom Trail in my city!

(The historic Freedom Trail, that is. In Breaking Free, Beth also talks about a Freedom Trail; one that the Lord leds us on as He teaches us to walk in real liberty in Christ.)

Now, surely you've seen more than the city: let's see some pictures of that great and glorious (cold water) ocean! Singing Beach? Good Harbor Beach? Lynch Park? Wingaersheek?

Fun seein' ya last week,


Mandy's husband said...

WHO is that GUY????!?!?!?!?!
Wow. I bet you get text messages from him ALL THE TIME...

mandy said...

looks like some of your readers want to know who that HUNK is in that picture with you.
now, you're not gonna keep them in suspense for long, are you?
he he he!!

Debra said...

I love the pictures.

A lot of college students that we worked with over the summer are in Boston. They attend Boston Baptist College.

Liz said...

Enjoyed hearing how you are doing. I love the greek key chain thing...that is so great! :) I am so excited for you!!!

Oh and, the street signs...that is so crazy. I would be so lost there. :)

Heather said...

hmmm, this pic of the "friend" Makes me smile!! I am glad you are enjoying Boston. Miss you!

Jackie said...

Oh, I am laughing...I remember carrying around flash cards when I was in college...Hey, whatever works, right!! I want to go visit a new city and be a tourist...sounds too fun!! Take care!

Lindsee said...

So glad your enjoying your new home!

The pictures are precious, but the flashcards are absolutely PRICELESS. I love it, and you!!


connorcolesmom said...

I love the pictures :)
I have been getting a care package ready for you :)
I have had a ball!! It is fun to shop for a girl for once with all these boys around here :)
I am glad you and your "friend" are having fun!!
Much love,

Teri said...

I'm (happily) not allowed to have "friends" like that anymore:) hmmmm, makes a siesta wonder?

Abby said...

um hello couple picture. love that ;)

The Preacher's Wife said...

is bah'ston all your fah'len for ??? *wink*wink*

Vegas, baby!

Anonymous said...

You go girl! Look at you with your index cards! You are too cute! Who's the tall, dark and handsome guy!? Do tell:D

darla said...

love you too!

Lauren said...

Yes! Pretty soon you'll be able to do a great impression of the Boston accent, and you'll pick up on all those funny phrases like, "Go pahk the cah neah Hahvahd Yahd." :)