Friday, May 3, 2013

College Visits

It's about time I update on some of the college visits Carter went on during the winter. Going in the winter gives you a real feel of what it is like during the school year. We made some summer visits with Alexa and Mackenzie and that tells you nothing about what it is like to hike across campus in the wind, sleet and snow. Well, Carter got a taste of the real deal.

Up first: O-H  I-O
That's right OSU! 

Of course, Ohio State holds a special place in my heart. I walked the halls of those buildings, slept in the dorms there, learned a lot about teaching and life and met the love of my life. So, it is a special place. But, this is Carter's decision, not mine, not Steve's. But, right now, it is his number 1 choice. Go Bucks!!

The block letters are Quickutz (now called Lifestyle Crafts) University font... perfect for high school and college pages. I used the papers and embellishments from the Front Row kit at Studio Calico.

We did tour the Mansfield campus for Ohio State also as this is a likely place he would be his freshman year. That is the one drawback for him in choosing Ohio State.

It's still Buckeye Country just on a much smaller scale!

Next, we toured Ohio University.
Carter called it "OLD."
"Civil War Era Old."
I thought it was pretty.

He also felt it was really just too far from home- yay- knock that off the list! Don't get me wrong I like OU and will be furthering my education there with an online program.... but it is too far away for my baby to go!

Next up, Kent State University:
He loved that it was Akron's rival- it's always good when there is some sibling rivalry right?
He thought it was a little smaller than he would like. 
He loved that the game Halo was created here!
It is something to consider.

So, the first 3 tours I put in my Project Life album.

I used the Block Party Project Life Kit from Studio Calico for that page.

And, last but not least, our tours brought us to The University of Toledo.
He LOVED that there was 2 Carter halls and a Carter bus stop.
Now there's a reason to pick a college!

Carter thinks that Toledo may be #2 on his list. We shall see how this all pans out in the near future as he starts his Senior year :(

And, once again, I added the tour to my Project Life album. This one uses the Popcorn add-on kit and the Front Row kit from Studio Calico.


Betsy Gourley said...

Not Miami!? That is my alma mater Julie. I grew up in Greenville and that is where my family still is. I have a sister in Tipp City and one in Westerville. But if he thought OU was old, he'll think the same of Miami which was founded in 1809, though it is a beautiful campus. For your sake, I say O-H.

Julie (juls2000) said...

Oh Betsy, I would love Miami also. We suggested that to him and he is not interested. Miami was actually my husbands idea for a visit. There's still time to talk him in to visiting there :)

Kimberly Kett said...

We just visited a couple of campuses ourselves. My daughter has decided on Mohawk college which is a bit closer than her other choice so I'm It's hard letting them go, loving that your documenting this :)