Christmas

Did I make a post for Halloween? No.

Did I make a post for Thanksgiving? No…

I’M MAKING A POST FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

I don’t care if it was yesterday, Christmas is fair game until January 1st so

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Ha.

Christmas, oh Christmas! The day of the year we all love and cherish and are kind of sad when it slips through our fingers and we have to wait allllll the way till next year again.

Though I have to say Christmas shopping isn’t that fun. I did it for my first time this year, like my first REAL time cause when you’re 10 and you draw a picture it doesn’t really count.

Good things about Christmas shopping:

  • Well you only do it at Christmas time so that’s a plus.
  • It involves thoughtfulness and who doesn’t like a nice good season just BRIMMING with thoughtfulness. Deep, deep……thoughtfulness.

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Bad things about Christmas shopping:

  • Stuff costs money
  • And more money. And…
  • How are you supposed to know what Friend A wants when Friend A doesn’t even know what Friend A wants, so Friend A ends up with a toaster.

Sorry Friend A.

Christmas Traditions:

Well…we’re pretty spontaneous so I can’t really think of any set in stone traditions, but there is ONE thing we do every year….

Dirty Santa….

We always do Dirty Santa at my Aunt April’s house and the whole family (or most of us anyway) comes over and we each bring a present, but something we already have around the house.

This year I brought a small Starbucks jar filled with SO MANY tiny little folded up pieces of paper, that took FOREVER to make!! But anyway, each paper says some sort of inspirational quote, or compliment. Some examples are:

– Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.
– In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
– A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
– Your smile puts the city lights to shame.

So yeah, and then I made 10 bags of cotton candy with the cotton candy machine I got for my birthday!!

FROM Secret Santa, I got a batch of some magical home made fudge from dear old grandpa. Yum.

Overall it was really fun.

CHRISTMAS HAUL:

I got AWESOME things this Christmas!!

  • A set of really pretty fabrics from my grandma so I can sew things. So far I’ve made a neck pillow, a headband, and a scrunchie. I’m currently making an adorable owl phone case.
  • An Olaf themed robe and an Olaf stuffed animal. Who can get enough OLAF!!! ♥

I constantly use Olaf quotes. A few of my favorites are:

“HI! We were just talking about you! Oh, don’t worry – all good things, all good things.”

“Yeah, why?” *cue the arm flailing*

“I’ll distract him while you run.”

  • Cute pajama set

DRUMROLL PLEEAAASSEEEEE!!!!!!!

  • Sphero SPRK+ (Battery and accessories included)

Just in case you don’t know what a sphero is, it’s a robotic ball that you control with your tablet, and you can program it to do things like fetch, play pong, and run obstacle courses. It’s so cool.

🙂

Christmas time is so the best time of the year, it’s always so fun and exciting and happy. COMMENT WHAT YOU GOT THIS YEAR!

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Delayed Birthday Post

I wrote this on the 20th. Sorry!


 

On the 19th, I turned 15 years old. Aaaanciiieeentttt. Just kidding, but I do feel pretty weird about it. Like where did all those years go?! HUH? It’s funny how in life we choose a few big memories, and those are always what we think about when we’re feeling nostalgic. No ol’ prune sits down on a rocking chair looking out the window, and says “ohhh, if ONLY I could go back to that one day when I slept in till 12.” NONE. They think about the days when they did something with their life, even if it was pretty small. Like going on a hiking trail with your family or the look on mom’s face when she opens your present on Christmas morning. Those are the times you remember.

Lately, every wasted minute I think about makes me cringe. “Disgusting” I think. And imagine. Just imagine if you had a big pile in front of you of all the minutes in your life that you’ve wasted. And you got to reuse them. Think of all the things you could do, in just the time that you spent on the couch or in bed or on your phone or NOT doing the things that you love? It’s like a whole other life. But what exactly makes a minute *wasted* after all? Well, a minute wasted is a minute that doesn’t make you happy, or do something to improve the quality of your life. That’s a minute wasted.

Laughing with your family? No! That’s not wasted at all. Doing your homework? Ha, as much as we’d like to think it is, no. That’s not wasted. Rule of thumb: If it makes you happy, it’s not time wasted. If it will help you in the future, it’s not time wasted. If you love it, it’s not time wasted. If it’s for the good of other people, it’s not time wasted. If it only distracts you from your true goals, if it’s not REAL life, if it’s only a barrier in your path to success, kick it. You can do better.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. Life is only what we make it. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. What’s gone is gone and now is here.

Life. Is. Yours. Do something.

My Year In Memories (and rhymes and pictures)

2016

January was a blast
But why’d it have to pass so fast?

February, I love you
Donuts all a pretty hue

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Easter in March was hecka sweet
Bunnies, ‘n eggs, ‘n sugary treats

(we also BEGAN *not finished* remodeling the bathroom)

In April me and Nick coded a game
And we called it Dozeball but it was pretty lame

We also found this orange turtle
And so, to rhyme, I’ll just say hurtle.

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In May my grandma came back home
It did her heart some good to roam

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June was the month of EPICNESS
I remember it so flawless

We stayed at grandma’s for a week
It was a winning streak
And I was a cool chillaxed dude
Meanwhile Nick ate all grandma’s food

NEXT we camped out at the lake
And boy was that not a mistake!
The fourth of July was so much fun!
Fireworks are better with the fishes, hun

And somehow around our summer pizzazz, Nick and I volunteered at the library! 🙂

At the end of July, Nick and I
Attended the Summer Arts Academy
Where we took a woodworking and sculpture class, as well as a stone carving class.

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August 

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I owe a special shout out
To this little guy ^

He left a paw print on our heart
And put a jump in our step
And it’s ok he’s gone
Because we’ll never forget

September was so busy
When I think it makes me dizzy!
4 birthdays, one MOVE, several rehearsals,
and to top it all off…

October

4 GRAND PERFORMANCES!!! of A Murder of Scarecrows.

On the 3rd of October we got a new friend
And this one, I say, will be here till the end.
Introducing…..

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LOUIE BOW BOOEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the 31st of October, we set out, spirits high
I, dressed as a cat, ready to comply
And we earned ourselves quite a sweet streak
A bag of beauteous candy that lasted no more than a week

November has come and nearly gone
A great wonderful time
Not at all overdrawn
Taters and turkey and gravy, oh my!!
But family brings such a joy
That you simply cannot buy

DECEMBER
Oh, how I’m excited for you!
Festive, un-restive, and I’ll never be blue

🙂 🙂 🙂