Affectionately called 'woofer'. Wilderness First Responder. Regina was on campus at WCC when Blaise's class returned, having just earned her certification. We're very proud of her, few 17 year olds have completed this course.
Regina spent her 17th birthday in the Denver airport waiting for a delayed flight to get home from PEAK. (Wyoming Catholic college's summer program for interested highschoolers.) In spite of a nasty cold and missing a few of the activities, (she was evacuated from the backpacking trip) she had a great time. We celebrated the very tired birthday girl the day after she got back home. Monica baked pasties and Celestine baked a layered sponge cake with cream and berries.
It's a long story but Kevin, Blaise, and Regina drove to Wyoming to see the solar eclipse and bring back a van load of Inshal and Monica's stuff. Then the guys drove back home but Regina remained on campus with Monica while Monica completed her WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification. Then Regina came back with Monica, Inshal, and a couple other Wyoming Catholic College grads. Regina loved being on campus and clearly her heart is there. I think she found her place.
Monica is my oldest daughter, and one of my best friends. I cherish every chance I get to talk to her. I am so happy that she has the opportunity to attend Wyoming Catholic College. It's quite a trek across the country, and she has only been home for Christmas break. She may not be home for summer! Students cannot have cell phones on campus so a phone call is rare (though she messages me most days) consequently phone calls are especially precious.
She continues to bake and sent this photo of a baptism cake she made for a professor's new baby. A friend who shared their ski cabin with us one year, recently sent us this poem after reminiscing over their cabin guest book. (can't get the pic to turn)
On spring break the Wyoming students headed out to the mountains for a week of caving and canyoning. are they not adorable?!
At Wyoming Catholic College the students take a trip to Salt Lake City to the ballet or opera. They dress up and pair off with dates. Fun. This year they attended the ballet and Monica went with her pumpkin head from Halloween, Inshal. They clean up real nice! Happy 20th Birthday Monica!
In the age of communication we are not used to being out of touch with our loved ones. On WCC's Freshmen trip there is no communication except snail mail going in or out with the weekly re-ration supply, carried on horseback of course. :) So the letters than came from Monica while she was out there in the mountains were more precious than gold to us! She arrived back on campus tired, dirty, fit, healthy, and with a fresh, happy confidence.
The wonderful books the freshmen class will explore!
And... all cleaned up for convocation! God Bless their school year!