Life Goes On!

It has been almost a year since the last time I put an entry up so there was much to do. Last year was one of my busiest years of school because of all the training I had to do for ROTC to prepare me for the training I went to this summer out at Fort Lewis, WA. The long days and stressful year paid off in that I passed the training course this summer which therefore means in May 2011 I will commission as a 2 Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. It was good training as well as I got to see a part of the country I'd never seen before. Also this summer I had the opportunity to stay with my sister Sarah and brother-in-law Ethan in Ohio as I worked out there where they lived. It was great to spend time with them considering they live 6 hours away and I didn’t get to see them or the kids that much. I also worked on their house quite a bit too. Also while I was out there, Ethan and I picked up playing disc golf. I know I’m not that great at it and it was fun to just get out and relax sometimes. Also this summer, I had the great opportunity to be on staff again at the Chicagoland Florida College Booster Club Summer Camp. This was my third year on staff and it just gets better every year I’m there. A funny thing about camp was that I was a counselor and one of the boys in my cabin was in my sister’s wedding in 2000. That was just weird when I heard that. Well on to the now. I just started my senior year at Illinois State University. I feel it will be a great year too.

Well I hope God blesses you all and always put your faith in the Lord. WeeMan out!
  • brbalu
    Time passages..... Love you
    by brbalu at 08/23/10 7:01PM
  • deusvitae
    We must find some other opportunity to go out and play. I broke down today and got the Champion Groove driver. :)
    by deusvitae at 08/23/10 9:04PM
  • weeman3486
    We could go Thanksgiving if you don't mind the cold since I won't have anything to do that week I'm there.
    by weeman3486 at 08/23/10 9:19PM
  • deusvitae
    Should be fine.
    by deusvitae at 08/23/10 9:26PM
  • curlie
    by curlie at 08/23/10 9:32PM
  • heidiw
    Good to hear from you! Miss your face!
    by heidiw at 08/24/10 6:04PM

Way too busy! But had a blast doing it all!

Where to start? Well, I am just started another semester closer to me graduating with a degree in construction management. This semester starts the more in depth construction courses which should be a lot of fun because of lots of hands on stuff, but also all the math I get to do. Yes, I'm a freak because I love doing math.

This past summer, I worked most of it at the National Guard Armory where my unit drills. I worked there to help get things in order for when my unit comes back from Afghanistan in September. Being able to work there got me a chance to live at home for the summer and it was the first summer at home since the summer after my senior year in high school. This meant the family got to see me all the time again. It was good to be home that long too which meant home cooked meals!!

Also, this summer I was on staff at the FC Chicagoland Camp again. This year, I was a counselor in Buccs with the middle age boys. That was a blast to do. Being up there at camp is always fun because you are out in nature seeing God's glory while being attacked by deer flies and mosquitoes. It is always great to be down by the lake for morning devotions with fellow Christians singing songs and seeing God's creations all around us. Also I was in charge of bus one going to worship and that has the really little kids on it. My favorite qoute from camp was Sunday evening getting on the bus to go to worship, Jena Mosburg asks Justin Alvarez about me because of me yelling for the kids to follow me, "Is Seth always this loud?" and Justin's reply was a simple, "Yes he is." Also this year, I brought out the face paint for the Philippians. It was our signature to me yelling, "Let me see your warface!" All in all, it was a great year at camp this year even though I lost my voice again. I hope to be back next year too.

Well thats all for now from Normal, but remember I'm not normal. Remember to always give glory to the Father above for all we may accomplish in life. WeeMan out!
  • deusvitae
    Hope things go well this semester!
    by deusvitae at 08/23/09 8:34PM
  • curlie
    Yes, you are a freak.

    The warpaint is disturbing, but I am not surprised that you always have a way of making a statement. Red shirt, black tie, anyone?

    When I mentioned to Ethan the age of the boys in your cabin, he noted that you were that age when we got married. Crazy!
    by curlie at 08/23/09 9:53PM
  • curlie
    I know; it's just crazy!
    by curlie at 08/23/09 10:41PM
  • billy87
    Jena told me about that. haha
    by billy87 at 08/24/09 11:53AM
  • rundrummerrun
    Good to see you on here Seth! I'd like some of that water softener sometime... Keep giving God the glory, bro!
    by rundrummerrun at 08/26/09 5:55PM
  • brbalu

    by brbalu at 10/15/09 9:20AM
  • curlie
    Whoa... Mom broke out the old school nickname. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    All I have to say is "Fweeze, tookey!"

    Happy birthday, baby brother!
    by curlie at 10/15/09 10:18AM
  • roseofsharon
    She's easy to miss. She was a pretty amazing lady (until the strokes). Every thing about me is a product of her instruction. I could quote her while cooking, doing laundry, mending, shopping, etc. I spent more one-on-one time with Grandma than either your mom or Aunt Donna because I was last. I do miss her terribly.
    by roseofsharon at 02/01/10 1:44AM

Remember the Soldiers that protect this country during the holidays.

  • weeman3486
    A lot of soldiers are away from home during the holiday seasons so remember them and their families as you gather with yours.
    by weeman3486 at 11/15/08 9:37PM
  • srching4trth
    Thanks Seth. You too. Just trying to be an responsible, married, Christian adult. I hate when some people don't get it that it's normal to make mistakes lol aka Parents. Oh well. Any big plans for Thanksgiving break?
    by srching4trth at 11/17/08 5:20PM
  • srching4trth
    That's awesome! I was just thinking you might be doing that. Don't know why, I just was lol Have fun!
    by srching4trth at 11/17/08 8:15PM

It has been a while and I have been tagged.

I know I don't comment on this enough, but life is full of lots of stuff to do especially when one is in college. Right now I have 4 and 1/2 weeks left of classes this semester and I am looking forward to having winter break. Thanksgiving I'm off a week for school and my parents and I (and maybe my brother) plan to go to Ohio to see my sister and family over that holiday. I saw snow Sunday night driving back to school from Rockford, IL and it shows falls already over and that winter will hit hard this year. Oh and yes since the temperature is dropping, I have been baking stuff lately. I made apple-crisp first part of October and I made brownies on my birthday. I'm glad I was lucky enough to have parents who cook and taught me how to cook. Of course though, I do experiment on different types of dinners I can create. Now here are my 8 things since I was tagged.

1)I have been told before that I grew up in the wrong era because my dream car is a 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS. Either Illini orange or navy blue.

2)When I was little I wanted to be a firefighter when I grew up.

3)In my immediate family, I am the weird one in the bunch. I am the only one with a birthday ending in an odd number and I am also the only one to have a birthday toward the end of the year.

4)I never took a home economics class growing up and yet I know how to sew, and crochet and cook.

5)My senior year in high school after the football season was over, a couple of teammates from the football team and I started "Dress Up Because it is Thursday" where we would come to school in a suit and tie just because it was Thursday. It started with 5 guys doing it and went to a quarter of the school doing it by the end of the school year.

6)When I was about 9, I jumped off the house roof.

7)I am known to randomly funny lines from all sorts of movies.

8)I learned to drive through the many years I spent at my grandparents' house mowing their many acres on the riding lawn mower.

That is my list and I'm sticking to it. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. So until next time WeeMan out!!
  • roseofsharon
    Who taught you to crochet? Bet you learned all that stuff in Scouts!
    by roseofsharon at 10/28/08 3:13PM
  • roseofsharon
    I also love the idea of "dress up because it is Thursday."
    by roseofsharon at 10/28/08 3:14PM
  • curlie
    John and I never thought you knew how to cook. When did you ever do that when we were around? Mooch. :P

    You wanted to be a firefighter? Really? :P

    You ARE the weird one.

    Crochet? Where are the nieces' and nephew's blankets?

    I did not know about #5. You're a weird trendsetter!
    by curlie at 10/28/08 8:43PM
  • heidiw
    This has been enlightening.... Thanks for that. I love making apple things in the fall! So good. It just makes the house smell wonderful. I like "Dress Up Because It's Thursday." Though, I have modified that to "dress up because I am going out in public." There is just something about looking like you have it together when you go out for all the world to see. Have a great day!
    by heidiw at 10/28/08 11:57PM
  • curlie
    Oh, I know about the firefighter thing. I was giving you a hard time because I knew that one VERY WELL. :P
    by curlie at 10/29/08 8:41AM

C.F.C.B.C. Summer Camp

I'm back from an exciting and uplifting time being on staff at camp this past week. It was great to see everyone again and to be able to spend a week learning from God's word. It was also fun to be able to play on a sports team. It was all around a great week of being with friends and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I hope to be back next year. Now I'm getting ready for another semester at Illinois State University to start the 18th of Aug. Where does time go anymore? Well that is all for now. WeeMan out!
  • curlie
    Glad you had a good time! :)
    by curlie at 07/27/08 9:06PM
  • roseofsharon
    I've been scheming behind your back. Wouldn't you like to come see me? In the summer there are lots of nice girls here to meet. (wink, wink). They all seem to disappear when school starts. Wish I'd thought of it sooner. :)
    by roseofsharon at 07/27/08 11:23PM
  • heidiw
    Where does time go, indeed. It's a little crazy how fast our lives are going.
    by heidiw at 07/29/08 7:55PM
  • kendrad
    If only we could really drink lemonade made from dirty silverware... Mmmmm...
    by kendrad at 07/31/08 10:35PM
  • padfoot
    hi seth
    by padfoot at 08/27/08 10:07AM
  • roseofsharon
    I sure hope so. Did you get my email. I used the address on the left.
    by roseofsharon at 09/11/08 3:20PM
  • roseofsharon
    Okay, I tag you!! Now post. Did you ever send that email to the address I sent to you?
    by roseofsharon at 10/01/08 2:29PM
  • curlie
    by curlie at 10/15/08 10:17AM
  • cbonk
    Happy birthday! : )
    by cbonk at 10/15/08 1:14PM
  • brbalu
    Happy Birthday baby boy
    by brbalu at 10/15/08 9:50PM