Monday, November 29, 2010

New Mexico

Last night it snowed. A beautiful, fluffy, and very white snow. I dislike snow quite a bit... actually, I despise the cold, and only dislike the snow because it usually comes around with the cold. That's a completely different story though. Last night, as I was driving home, I couldn't help but feel at peace. I felt at peace with my life. I felt at peace with who I am, and who I am becoming. When snow first settles on the ground is when it is obviously the prettiest. The pure white of snow. The cleanliness. The snow makes me thankful for so many things. It makes me thankful that I have clothes to wear in the snow. It makes me thankful that I have a warm home to go to with hot chocolate, a fireplace, and blankets. If I think about it real hard, I can find myself liking snow... but only for a little bit, and then I hate it again.

Although it snowed last night, my past week was marvelous. Such a good week. I just got back from New Mexico last night and it was a crazy, chaotic, exhilarating, awkward, full of good food and little sleep week. Or 4 nights, to be exact. I am so thankful that I was invited to go. It was so overwhelming. With usually over 20 people in a relatively small house, there was really no alone time. That was okay with me :)

There were 9 kids 5 and younger and 5 of those kids were still in diapers. We ate a lot of food, went to the park, played games, went swimming, and had a lot of conversation. The average bed time was about 1 in the morning, and the average time we woke up was around 9 or 10 in the morning. And then the day would start all over again.

I had an amazing time spending time with friends, playing with little kids, and being away from real life. I didn't do any homework, and I hardly thought about life outside of Los Lunas. It was good :)

We are JUST leaving Colorado Springs

Caiden and Haley. Cousins

A few of the kids

Such pretty eyes! 

I liked this baby... A lot. 

I was trying to mimic him. 



Naked Baby

The turkeys that I helped make :) 

Trying to do something cool. They FAILED. 

Playing hop on Uncle David! 

We decorated cookies 


Like father like son

Grady was so hyper that night 

The kiddos with thier mom/aunt Deb

I see IT. TOO

Friday, November 19, 2010


I haven't really updated much this month. It has been a busy month! I love Novembers. I don't know why. Maybe because that's when the holiday season starts? I love Thanksgiving, and I love Christmas. EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. I love how there are so many decorations. I love how there is so much family involved. I love to give thanks on thanksgiving (although I try to do it everyday). I love to dwell on the birth of Christ over Christmas (something else I like to do more often than once a year as well). I love the feeling of warmth over the Christmas holidays. The music is probably my favorite part. It always makes me smile.

Maybe, just maybe, those are reasons as to why I like November so much. It's the start of such a wonderful season.

This year will be different though. This will be the first Thanksgiving ever that I haven't spent with my family. I was dreading it for awhile, but I've decided to try my best and enjoy it. Even with out my biological family.

I am excited for this year, because I am spending it with friends. I am also getting out of Colorado. Woo! Now THAT, I am excited for.

School is definitely winding down. Only 2 1/2 more weeks. And then a month from tomorrow I head to Ecuador.

School and work have been keeping me pretty busy this month. So there really isn't that much to tell you.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 15, 2010

No Shave November

is such a silly game. Who even thought it up? Who created a month to just not shave? Silly.

Although it may be silly, I just wanted to let you know that i haven't shaved my legs yet this month.

Gross you may say? Well you see, no one even sees my legs during winter. So it's OKAY. :)

I just thought I would give you this little update to let you know that I am still alive. Just busy.

Have you shaved this month?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Stopped Time.

So today I felt like a superhero. I felt like I was going to save the world with this extra hour that I had today. Those amazing 60 minutes added to my day were simply beautiful. It's the closest that I will ever get to having more hours in a day. It made me feel like I had a handle on this life. I still haven't decided what I used that hour for. I just pretended throughout the day that whatever I was doing at the moment, I was doing it with the extra hour I had, and that if I didn't have those precious 60 minutes, I wouldn't have been able to do it. I pretended that I used the hour to sleep. And I pretended that I used the hour to write a paper. Right now I am pretending to use the extra hour as an excuse to write this post. This extra hour gave me an excuse to go shopping, and it's giving me an excuse to go watch some t.v. later on tonight.

I'm just saying... don't you love the extra hour? It's like I stopped time for sixty whole minutes. Now that's magic :)

Anyway, it's been a busy week! I can tell my classes are all winding to an end. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. That also means I have to start choosing my classes for next semester! Oh dear, what should I take?

I got a raise at work! Yay!

And I think life is absolutely beautiful :)

I must go make the best of my hour today, so farewell!

What did you do with your extra hour?