Hey guys! I haven't been around in a while. Christmas was really really great. Totally unexpected, but my two brothers and I received iPad minis with our names on the back! I'm really happy that we all got those even though I didn't expect anything nice for Christmas. I also got a bed canopy so I feel like a princess now. Haha how was all of your Christmases? New Years is tomorrow too so I'm really excited about that. Hope all of your holidays are fun and safe!
'twas the night before Christmas eve, and all through the house, a Fionna was stirring, and maybe a mouse. Guys the fact that Christmas is so close I can taste it and it's not here? Killing me. My brothers already bought my gifts and I kept shaking the one Austin bought me, concluded that it's a gift card. Marshall on the other hand knows how to annoy me, so he hasn't wrapped his gifts yet and he knows how much it bothers me. I'm pretty easy to shop for and he told me he got me two gifts this year (I don't know how he found two for under $25 because that's our limit) but I really want to know what they got me. I know they're both going to love their presents so I'm excited to see them open them. Family has always been a bigger part of Christmas for me than the presents because even though my cousins live 5 minutes away scheduling is tight and we don't see them as much as we used to. But Christmas eve is so special because we're all together under one roof and it's always a really happy and fun night so I'm looking forward to it. I spend Christmas day with my immediate family and grandparents on both sides, and I also love that because we don't see them too much either, although one lives in des Plaines and the other Rockford. But I know both of my Christmas celebrations will be so filled with joy and well all have a jolly good time. To all a merry Christmas and to all a good night :)
I think I like blogging so much because like you said Mrs. DLP, it levels the playing field. I get a new insight on people who don't speak up as much. I find it nice to hear from the people who don't always tell us about their weekend or what they are doing today. I like reading about Alyssa and conor because I really love all of you guys and I want to know about how you're feeling. This was a great idea! Looking back as we are 1/3 a way through this has been a good experience! I hope you guys love hearing from me too, I try to keep it real. Well anywayyyyyyy. So today, I recieved a list of the ten paradoxical commandments. All of them are variations of this: the good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. If anyone is in need of some guidance on how to do the right thing I highly suggest looking these up. I will definitely look at this list the next time I'm making a decision or just in everyday life. I fun inspirational quotes and sayings really get me through the day. I loved the speaker today. It was so powerful
So i love sixth grade. I ended up looking back at sixth grade pictures yesterday because I guess I was feeling nostalgic or something. OMG. My sixth grade picture is so so so so so bad. I have a middle part. I have a bun on the top of my head and I decided I just really didn't want to dress up or something so I'm wearing some weird sparkly T-shirt from some weird store in Florida. So it's really not okay. Sixth grade was so weird because I used to like check my email all the time and go on Webkinz and stuff and I was just a really awkward kid. Do any of you remember doing those things? It was normal and we were just really good kids. The sixth graders now are crazy. They're acting like they're in high school, wearing short shorts and swearing and saying words that I was sure i would be sent to h e double hockey sticks if I said them. Isn't that ridiculous? We are such a great generation and they are ruining it. I'm truly sad for these kids because they think that doing all these kids and making a fool out of themselves and they just think it's okay but It's not. I guess I just hope that they make some better decisions as they grow and mature. Which brings me to power. I've been thinking a lot about that lately because I know there's some people that I'm close with that will make bad decisions in high school and I'm scared for them. I want us all to grow up and be healthy and happy and get married and have children and die happy. So if you're reading this, remember to make good decisions in high school. Your futu
I went to a concert this week! It was hunter Hayes opening for Carrie underwood and they were both absolutely amazing. Hunter played some of his biggest it's including Somebody's Heartbreak and Wanted. Carrie did all of her hits and the show was really nicely put together. I liked it. This weekend, I experienced my first dance competition. I went with Linnea at about 8:30 in the morning and we drove to Huntley which is in the middle of nowhere. Then I says and watched many teams before we saw MAine South JV and two of the teams from Studio 22. I don't know how dance works but I thought they were pretty good! Anyways I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Oh I almost forgot! I got my first Christmas present on Friday. I'll attach a picture. It's a ukelele! :)
Now before you go bashing my Christmas tree, let me tell you the story of how we got a sort of skimpy looking tree. 16 years ago, my parents moved into the house we live in now. They planted trees in the backyard intending for those trees to someday be our Christmas tree, so this is one of them! My parents have these cute little traditions like cutting down a tree from our backyard which I think makes it all the more special. Plus, it smells great! I hate fake trees. They are just ugly and stupid and they're for lazy people. Alright well this morning I was up at around 8 o'clock to decorate this! I believe that every ornament we own should be on the tree, so I found a place for every single one. I also strung some lights and pearls to make it look pretty. I also assembled the nativity scene because my parents always say we should never forget the true meaning of Christmas. By the time this was all done, it was about 10. Exhausted, I knew one more thing had to be done. The train tracks! If you look to the bottom of the tree, there's a little train on a little track we put up every year and I think it's adorable. Hope the tree doesn't tip over this year! Haha!
So I've been experimenting with some creations lately involving graham crackers, marshmallows and candy canes. What I eventually came out with was a mini graham cracker cup, with a melted marshmallow placed on top, dipped in chocolate with a candy cane shoved in the middle like a kabob. They aren't too attractive but they're really, really yummy. My dad originally wanted to be a chef, so he's been teaching my how to cook lately because I really want to get better. So on the other hand, I've been watching a show lately called doc Martin. It's about a doctor that goes about his career being scared of blood. I know it sounds lame but it's a really funny show and I definitely recommend it. I also recently read a book called a million little pieces and it's intriguing. It's about a man who spends six weeks in rehab because he is addicted to hard drugs such as cocaine and heroine. After being so distraught by this book, I learned that some facts weren't real. That kind of ruined the book for me. I'm into memoirs, so when I find out a memoir wasn't true it ruins it because then its just realistic fiction but id rather read something that actually happened. Do you guys agree? I hate when people lie like that.
I love Christmas so much. Marisa mentioned in her blog that she thinks we should all post our decorations and stuff, so this is what I'm doing! In the picture you see is a small part of my room. It has some Christmas lights on it, and the Christmas lights are hung up all over my room! It's so festive you just can't be sad when you come in here. I would've posted the whole room but for privacy reasons (names, pictures) i can't. But I'll post pictures of my tree. Speaking of my tree, guys I have such an embarrassing story to tell. So I think it was two years ago, I single handedly decorated the tree because everyone else in my family is just really lazy and bad at it. So after I stood back to look at my good job, I noticed there was still a tag on the tree. So I reached in to pull it out and stepped back again. All at once like in a slow motion movie, the tree topples over, at least 20 ornaments break, it knocks me over and I'm somehow pinned under it. At this point I start freakibg out because it was too heavy to push off myself. So when my parents came home about a half hour later, they proceeded to laugh at me. Oh what a great year that was. Hahaha I really really love Christmas, even if I did knock over a tree one year.
So I had my last ever falcons competition today. It was um...emotional. I hate my team but at the same time I love them and I can't live without them. We didnt place which basically means we lost but that's okay. You shouldn't be sad about something if you walk of the mat or court or field knowing that you gave your game or competition everything you had. I'll compete again. But if there ever comes a day when I can't cheer again, I'll be pretty sad. I'm actually letting go of a lot this week. I'm quitting band, which made me want to do music for the rest of my life and cheer is over. I don't even know what to do anymore. I think this year is going to be about letting go of a lot of things and that's do sad. Change is so hard. I'm letting go of lincoln, letting go of a lot of people, and letting go of some activities that have influenced me a lot as a person. So I guess if you're reading this, thanks for being a part of my life.