Saturday, August 22, 2009

So Much Wonderful to Look at in the St. Olaf Library

Everywhere you look on the St. Olaf campus, there is something beautiful. Look at this bulletin board in the library; it's a work of art all in itself!




These are government document files in the library--not something you normally think of as beautiful, but look how the file holders are decorated! I'm going to start adding photos to my tax form files after seeing this!


We were on the campus this past weekend as Dianna finished up last-minute tasks before catching her flight to India Wednesday evening. Driving to Minneapolis involved navigating our way through the tornado warnings, from Grand Forks, to Minneapolis, with our new car.

As "parental units", we were called into duty to assist with the last minute tasks (driving, photo copying, picking up prescriptions, you know the drill. . . ) and that heart-wrenching task of seeing your baby off to a foreign country for four months. I love her independence; I'm jealous of the opportunity; and I want it to go well and her to be safe!

Then it was off to see our son, and help him move. . .

10 comments:

Bruce Oksol said...

What year is your daughter in at St Olaf? What is she majoring in? Why India?

Maybe you blogged that and I missed it. Just curious. My own daughter spent the summer in Uganda with a missionary team.

It's been many, many years since I've seen St Olaf library; thank you for posting.

Jeanne said...

Looks like a fascinating library. Thanks for sharing.

You two have raised some well rounded kids into adulthood. While it's hard to see them go off on their adventures, it must also be a proud moment to see them self assured enough to attempt these new things!

Nicki, said...

Love those document binders as well as that bulletin board. Hope your daughter has a safe and life enriching trip.

Beth said...

How exciting for your DD! I lvoe the row of "pairs" on the BB:)

pat said...

I am sure someone planned those 2 photos next to the breastfeeding bulletin, but the juxtaposition made me laugh out loud. Yay for Diana! She is such an adventurous young woman--I will be some interested to hear about her reactions to India and her experiences there; I have had friends go there, and it is truly a life-altering experience.

Amy said...

Busy, busy parents!!! How cool that Dianna is going to India. :)

Barb said...

We wish Diana a safe and wonderful trip to India.

Sharon said...

Are all those posters on the bottom about breast feeding?? Umm... what are they teaching at that college? Is Dianna going for her M.R.S. degree?

Diana said...

i love how much more depth the b&W adds to the first shots
and everything must be so delish

Maria said...

I hope she buys a sari or a punjabi suit. I love the traditional indian dress, although not for every day wear.