Wednesday, December 29, 2010

belated christmas post.

since i am stuck indoors, due to the fact that there is a raging blizzard outside, i decided now would be a great time to catch up with my holiday blogggg.
sorry i'm a few days behind..

there is so much i could say about this amazing holiday.
i love it. absolutely looove it.
it's such a beautiful day.
the day where we gather and celebrate with our families-
all eyes bright with enthusiasm and surprise.
the day that we rejoice at the birth of our Savior.
the day that we give, and share our love and compassion for one another.
such a beautiful day:)
this year, christmas seemed to sneak up on me more than usual.
it seemed that because of finals, and otherrrr distractions,
christmas was at the bottom of my list.
i hardly even remembered it existed.
the one thing i was looking forward to towards the end of the semester-
winter break.
christmas was far from my mind.
although i wasn't feeling much of the usual christmas tradition,
on the 24th of december, i arrived at the 11:00 christmas eve service with my friends and family. 
as i walked into the sanctuary, i was handed a small candle- a part of the christmas tradition.
sitting quietly in the pew, pieces of christmas began to puzzle themselves back together right in front of me.
we began to sing Silent Night, as our candles were lit and raised into the air, one by one.
i glanced around the sanctuary and saw a million tiny flames held high-
rejoicing. celebrating.
such a beautiful holiday.
after a few short hours, christmas morning came.
surprisingly, this was the first year my brother and i weren't up at 6 a.m. begging our parents to jump out of bed and run downstairs.
we took our time, and i slept til about 11:00 or so:)
we opened our presents, and enjoyed each other's company for the day.
i got a lot of great gifts, but a few that stood out were a new iPod nano, a Garmin (GPS), and pepper spray:)
i'm especially excited about the pepper spray.
santa did good this year.

happy birthday baby Jesus.

p.s. fun fact- apparently, Jesus was born sometime in the spring or something, we just celebrate in in the winter. i feel a bit upset that nobody told me this sooner. for all i know, everything i think i know could only be semi-true. way cool.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

oh enrique.

so do me a solid.
you hear that amazing music currently streaming through your speakers, which you are accessing through my blog?


or better yet, download it yourself, (illegally or not, it's really none of my business) and then somehow stick it on your ipod, or burn it on a CD.
then jump inside the nearest vehicle, and


i took the liberty of choosing the clean version since i know the majority of my followers don't want to hear about enrique 'f''-ing them (although i can honestly say that i, personally, feel very differently).

you can thank me later for this musical genius.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

december baby.

 oh 2010. where did you go.
december is here. it's taken me a bit to realize what that means.
the end of the my first college semester.
i'm in the midst of finals week.
this is so bizarre..
it's been so amazing, and so unforgettable.
i have already gotten so much more out of this experience than i could have ever imagined.
however, as much as i would love it to be, the end of the semester can't be completely positive. 
it doesn't seem fair that a select few i have grown very close to are leaving after this amazing, unforgettable semester.
you know who you are.
i'm going to miss you both so, so much.
luckily, the month-long winter break will come in handy over the period of heartbreak-healing.
i'm excited to spend time with my family, and my old friends.
i think i need it. a lot.
on a side note, i've been listening to a lot of nickel creek lately.
the only thing keeping me sane. but i'm not even kidding.
i think it helps with the coping, and calming throughout this mess of finals, and stress, and the like.
oh december.
to kenz- ohh sweetie. i love you:)
to the Dane- thank you for eeeeverything:)