Actually, I wasn't all that surprised. She's felt like she was supposed to go to LMU for months. As I was driving down Lincoln Bl. over to Whole Foods, I felt like I'd come home. We used to live in Marina del Rey and in some ways the area has changed a lot, in other ways not so much. It was funny to see the places we used to shop, the P.O. Box place, where I used to get my hair cut, etc. I can't tell you how many times I've driven past the hill that has LMU on the side of it. Who would have ever thought Jade would end up going to school there....its kinda like we've come full circle.
We had a great tour of the campus. It is gorgeous. They say the Sacred Heart chapel is the heart of the University, they have about 1000 students for mass each week. It's bigger (or at least it seemed like it) than most of the other campuses we've visited. They've got an amazing gym/fitness center that is included in the costs. There's 2 farmer's markets a week, nearby and I just found out there's a Costco close by! That will make stocking up on things for her easy.
After the campus visit, we had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. I drove Jade around Marina del Rey, showed her where we used to live. We parked at the beach in Playa del Rey and walked along the channel...it was a really good day. I'm relieved we don't have to do anymore campus visits! Even though Pepperdine was my first choice, I think LMU is a better fit for who Jade is.
Oh and LMU's mascot is the lion! Aslan is on the move.
(If you'd like to read Jade's blog here's a link http://jadesayshi.tumblr.com/post/504923273?ref=nf )
Have a beauty-filled week.