Tuesday, December 25, 2012

{i celebrate the day}

I celebrate the day that You were born to die,
so I could one day pray for You to save my life

Go turn off all the lights, turn on the Christmas tree, and listen to this song :)

Merry Christmas, y'all!  I hope you had an amazing day :)

(By the way, it's 7 PM, and we haven't finished opening presents yet - we like to spread our presents out throughout the day :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Lights Galore!

My family went to the cutest little Christmas light village in College Station a couple weeks ago.  The hay ride through the lights was amazing, and the little Texas town was so cute!

 Haha in Texas we have to use bubbles if we want to have snow :)

 My brother and I were in a competition to get the coolest light picture :)
 You gotta love small towns in Texas - the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension scene was incredible. 

Our zoo was all decked out in Christmas lights, so we went with Megan and some other friends to go see it!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Christmas Time!

Here is my Christmas decorations post, as requested by Lauricia!!!

 A couple of the nutcrackers from my collection of around 46 nutcrackers :)

We have a huge Christmas village that takes 9 hours for us to set up :)  But it's tons of fun :)

     Me as a kid                                                  Mason as a kid                                            Mason as a kid

  Me as a kid                                                                                                 Mom as a kid :)

Christmas totally snuck up on me this year - can you believe it's under a week away?!?
It hasn't really felt like Christmas to me this year.  Maybe it's cuz we've had an unusually warm winter (I was really hot outside yesterday, and I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt).  I've learned that Christmas loses its magic as you get older, because every year I've gotten less and less excited about it.  It makes me sad, but I guess it just comes with growing up!  

I hope y'all have an amazing Christmas!

Saturday, December 15, 2012


What I've been up to lately (in a bullet point list cuz I can't think of a cute way to do it :)
  • This Thursday I went on a field trip with my worldview class (Bible, history, literature, and writing all in one class).  We went to the fine arts museum to look at paintings and two churches/cathedrals since we were studying Gothic architecture.  It would've been a fun field trip....if you like art and architecture...and I don't.... And it it was about 3 hours long and we were standing for most of that time, which isn't too fun cuz your back and feet start hurting 5 minutes into the field trip.  But we got to hang out with friends, so that was fun :) 

  • Thursday night my family went to a Christmas play at a small theater where we always see the Christmas play each year.  It was a lot of fun :)
(At the play with my best friend, who happens to be my brother ;)
  • Thursday night/morning (are you getting the feel that Thursday was a busy day? ;) we went to got see the midnight premier of the Hobbit.  It was so amazingly fun because practically everyone I've ever known was a the theater...and of course it's so much more fun at midnight with your friends :)  I went to bed at 3:45 and woke up at 11:45 :)  It wasn't exactly my kind of movie - it was a little too much fighting and other-worldly stuff in it, but hey it's Lord of The Rings :)  My favorite actor, Richard Armitage (from North and South, the BBC Robin Hood TV show, and Captain America) was in it though, so that was really cool :)  He looks waaaay different as Thorin Oakenshield :)

Me and my friend with her awesome elf ears at the midnight showing :)
  • Other stuff going on: highschool homeschool Christmas party, family in town, hosting a My Favorite Stocking Stuffers party at my house, getting my iPhone 5, discovering emoticons on said iPhone 5, and finishing up school for Christmas break! :)