Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's a college student!

That's right, we officially have us a college student!
Elizabeth Hope Gour
4 feet 11 inches and about 100 lbs soaking wet
full head of hair and beautiful green eyes!

Oh yeah, and she's highly intelligent! Whipped the pants off me and her Dad at the SAT's! She was dropped off at her dorm in downtown Charleston on Sunday by her mother and step-father and let us know that she was all settled that night, but she was already homesick. I asked if there was anything we could get for her and in true college student fashion..... she begged for food! She also requested a toaster and......a shower-head?! Apparently, the dorm rooms are equipped with something that resembles a spigot coming out of the wall! This afternoon we went down so that Daddy could install the new shower-head, for which Lizzie and her roomie, Allison are very grateful and I brought lots of college food! It was very exciting to see her in her dorm and she gave us the deluxe campus tour before we took her out for dinner. I am happy to say that I think she is going to do great! She seemed really happy and a lot calmer than on Sunday. It seems two days can make a big difference! Paul and I just kept saying, we can't believe we have a COLLEGE STUDENT! We are so proud of her and seeing her actually on the campus just made it so.........REAL. She is all grown up!

Here she is in her dorm room! She actually lives in a "suite". She shares a room with one girl and there are two more two person rooms in the suite. There is also a "common area" that has a small kitchenette and sitting area. This is her "half" of the room. Alli has an equal amount of space on the other side and there is a bathroom behind me. Lizzie and Alli lucked out because the other four girls have to share a bathroom! Of course, she is happy to have a bathroom for just her and Alli but she saws the deco in it is "prison chic" because it's all grey and white and she nick named the toilet "Shamu" because that is who it sounds like when you flush it! As you can see, she still has her sense of humor!

At her desk...doesn't she look studious! She's reading a note from Isabel.

Here she is on the campus. It's a really beautiful and peaceful campus once you get away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets that run all around it. It is steeped in history, most of which, Lizzie could tell us all about. It was like having a guided tour of a historical area. It was a wonderful visit! WE LOVE YOU, LIZZIE!


The Source said...

Best of luck to Lizzie! It sounds like she's going to do just fine! Our oldest started his classes last week and has been a little surprised at the work load. I have to keep reminding him that when a class only meets two days a week, you're going to have to do the other three days worth of work outside the classroom! He's a little jealous of friends who took "junk" courses this first semester, because they're goofing off, but in the long run it'll be worth it.

What does Lizzie want to do? Has she chosen a major?

Paul and Chelsea Gour said...

Lizzie's major is Anthropology. She has always loved Archeology and stuff like that. This semester she is taking English 201 (for fun...she placed out of Englishes!), Anthropology 1, Geology, French 1, and Psychology. She also wants to study abroad her junior year!