Win or lose, the Kansas City Chiefs are my team. I had no choice in being a Kansas City Chiefs fan, when I have two parents that were born and raised in Kansas City. This leaves no option but for my siblings and I to bleed red and yellow. It was fate from the second we were all born. Every Sunday is Chiefs Sunday. Mom would always cook lunch and my family would all grab a television tray and head out to the living to eat and bond over the Chiefs games. Regardless of the score the Huse family hearts will always belong to the Chiefs.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, you spend time with friends and loved ones, you sit back and appreciate the little things, all the reasons you have to be thankful. This Thanksgiving we had a new sweet face join us for lunch. My cousins are foster parents and for the last six months, they have been fostering eight month old Pharaoh. Precious little Pharaoh brought nothing but laughs and smiles to the Huse family. The best part about Thanksgiving is bringing family together. We gathered at my Grandmom Marlene’s house in Kansas City. We all helped in the kitchen to cook and set up the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
I hobby I took up in about 7th grade is writing in a journal. Over the last seven years I have gone through six journals and I am currently writing in my seventh. Journaling has now become a big part of me. I don’t use my journal as a diary but as a communication method. My journal is full of Sunday morning lessons, prayer requests, and letters to God. Journaling is really a way that keeps me writing as well as having a daily quiet time. I’ve been given journal as gifts and I’ve also searched for journals that are unique and special to me. Every journal has so many memories, value, and meaning between each and every page.
As much as I love going home for the holiday breaks, the worst thing is making the drive back to Russellville when returning to school. The best part about it is that I’m returning to Arkansas Tech. The worst part is that the two hour drive feels like forever. For some reason it is always faster leaving Russellville going home to Springdale than it is leaving home and going back to Russellville. I think it’s because I get so anxious to be back in Russellville that I feel like the drive just drags out forever. Interstate 49 is what I take the entire way and it’s very frustrating when you come to the construction just before Russellville where the interstate turns into one lane.
For Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family and I always travel to Kansas City, Missouri. That is where my parents were born and raised and where pretty much all my family lives. Every year we travel the same three and a half hours from Springdale, Arkansas to Kansas City. The best family bonding and experience time actually happens when we have really long car trips. My family always makes me laugh. We like to listen to music, talk, joke, sleep, or put on a movie during our car trips. Car rides are always very eventful with the Huse family. Sometimes we are yelling at each other and other times we’re crying laughing.
My best friend is fun, caring, loving, sweet, hilarious, beautiful, and always there for me. Three years ago I never would have know that Jaylissa would have become the girl that has always been there for me. I honestly can say that my college years would be nothing without her. Freshman year I chose to live in Jones Hall and filled out a survey for a random roommate. That random roommate just so happened to be Jaylissa Hampton from Little Rock Central High School. We ended up being the perfect roommates and becoming super great friends, I seriously consider her more like a sister.
This semester at Tena’s Gymnastics, where I work, I have the chance to coach little 2 year olds and 3-4 year old classes. These classes are the most fun and entertaining classes as a coach. Of course the girls are too small to learn the big skills but every gymnast or cheerleader has to start somewhere. At this age it is perfect for them to get started on the basic and beginner skills such as: forward rolls, backward rolls, hand stands, and cartwheels. We have a room upstairs for the little ones to go up and we have stations set up to help them learn the beginning skills. Wedge mats are used to work on their rolls and carpets are used for them to walk their feet up the wall for handstands.
Friday, November 21, 2014 was the Part 1 release of the third Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay. The movie that everyone has been waiting for is now finally here. The Russellville movie theater that was Picwood 11, was shut down and renovated this summer and is now the UEC Theater. I took my freshman roommate and best friend, Jaylissa to see Mockingjay for her 21st birthday which was earlier in the week. I purchased our tickets earlier that afternoon since it was opening day and wanted to make sure we could get tickets. We attended the 8:45pm showing of Mockingjay and our projector died 30 minutes into the movie. The employees notified us that we could receive a refund, tickets for another showing, or move into the theater showing Mockingjay at 9:50pm that evening. Jaylissa and I quickly hurried over to the next theater to reserve our seats for the next showing and enjoyed a wonderful night of Hunger Games.
After my occurring car accident in Russellville, we moved my vehicle out of the road and over to the shoulder. I waited patiently for the State Trooper to show up. Once he showed up I got into the cop car and began to fill out the paperwork. During this time we were waiting on the tow truck to come pick up what was my car. Since it was a weekend, they towed my car to Boulder Car Clinic off El Paso near Arkansas Tech. I patiently waited by my phone to hear back on the damage of my car and if it was fixable. Come to find out my car has been totaled with over $2,000 in damage. This broke my heart. My dad drove from Springdale to pick me up and bring me home yesterday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The entire was home we searched Craigslist.org for decently used cars at an affordable price. After visiting, test driving, and searching, my parents bought me a car yesterday so that I could return to school and continue driving to my jobs. I was very thankful and fortunate for my parents and the savings they have built up in their emergency fund in case accidents, like this one, occurred.