Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!
How was your Christmas, everybody?

This is a little taste of mine ...

On Christmas morning we had breakfast and opened presents.

To name a few, I received an awesome hat, a pair of pajamas covered in rain boots, a cup, a book, and picture frames. As for what I gave: to my brother I gave Lego (always a winner!), and to my sister I gave the second season of the popular TV series MacGyver. I gave my dad a gift card for his favourite coffee place, a container of peanuts and chocolate, and a headlamp. I gave my mom chocolate, lip balm, a pot, and a waffle iron.

The wind was howling outside, really loud. And also quite hard, because we lost all power for quite a while.

Our dog was so scared he came upstairs, which he is not allowed to do. But considering the special occasion, we let him stay. :) We brought our bunnies up too, and set them on a chair.

While we were handicapped from using lights and the like, we played board games and did all sorts of things that people do when they don't have electricity. :)

At around two, my family headed to my grandparent's house.

I played violin and my brother played guitar for our family for probably fifteen/twenty minutes.

We opened presents. My grandpa made me a journal!! And my aunt and uncle gave me a lot of chocolate and a recipe box. And a lemon bath bomb. My room smells like a big bath bomb right now.

Aren't these little chocolates yummy?

Almond roca is amazing.

And the cookies were just ... really really good. :)

Afterwards we played Cranium, a game full of laughs and memories as we tried to draw with our eyes closed, act things out, and sculpt with clay.

And, of course, you can't forget the Reason for the Season!! Our pastor preached a thought-provoking sermon on Christmas Eve.

So, did you have an awesome Christmas too?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I'm in a very Christmas-y mood. 

Yesterday my family and I set up a tree. 

Our really, really old tree.

Our thirteen year old tree.

The years haven't been kind to it.

But we would never get rid of it. This tree has too many memories.
'Tis fondly referred to as the "Charlie Brown Tree."

Also, in case you didn't already notice, I added snow to my blog. It falls from the top of the page.

I can't wait to start Christmas baking.

Have any of you guys started yet? Have you decorated?

PS. Hopefully my next post will be me wearing another outfit. :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Okay, this made me laugh my head off...

Before I start the post: Thank you for all the kind comments on my last blog post, girls! Would you like it if I did another post with me wearing an outfit?

Now for the main part of the post. I think this will be funniest for people who have an inkling for writing.

I was literally laughing my head off. And trust me, I never laugh out loud when I'm reading.

These are some similes that you must never use when writing....

"John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met."

"She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature Canadian beef."

"Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever."

"McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup."

"He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at asolar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it."

"The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t."

"She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs."

"Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph."

"The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease."

"It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall."

If you did not find those funny ... then ... I don't know. Something is obviously wrong.

Does anyone here have any special plans for New Years or Christmas? 

Bye for now!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

My New Dress...

This is a dress that I have to wear for my orchestra's performances in a couple weeks. Isn't it so beautiful?