Monday, November 30, 2009

Time For Christmas

I don't know if you know this, but Christmas is absolutely my favorite holiday, above all others. It's the spirit of the season, being with loved ones, great Christmas music, giving of gifts and love, awesome treats and food, and the wonderful reason for the holiday that make Christmas my favorite. The feelings and spirit that surround this holiday and make it so special and different from the others. But for the moment, I have to take a step backwards.
This last week was Thanksgiving Break and it was wonderful. Thanksgiving ranks pretty close to Christmas in my holiday list, coming in at second. For me, Thanksgiving is the real beginning of the "Holiday Season", and leads up to Christmas perfectly. I love all the food, being with my family and loved ones, and just relaxing and enjoying the break. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving was the day of David Archuleta's Christmas From the Heart concert that I was so excited about. I had good reason to be excited. It was a wonderful concert and tons of fun. I got one picture on my phone... But as you can see, it wasn't all that great of a shot. Suffice it to say, I had a blast and the music was amazing.
Thanksgiving Day was also great. Brad and I got to eat two awesome Thanksgiving Dinners, first at his house and then at my grandma's. I just want to say how grateful I am for my family, my friends, for Brad, and for the wonderful life that I have been blessed with.
So I have been really getting into the Christmas spirit! I've been listening to Christmas music since November first, and yesterday, Brad's sister Amber, and his mom, and I made gingerbread houses! Voila, our beautiful creations!
Today, back up at school, I decided to decorate my room a little... Let it snow! Also, a Countdown 'Til Christmas chain...
I am so excited for Christmas and I'm sure to have tons of adventures this month, so you'll hear from me soon!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Costume Shop

For my Understanding Theatre class (aka Most Useless Class Ever besides Humanities), we have to complete a certain number of shop hours, either in the set shop, costume shop, etc., in the theater department. I figured I'd have more luck in the costume shop than anywhere and turned out I was right, even though I have pricked my fingers about a kazillion times with a needle so far.
Yesterday while I was there, we were given a bunch of crafts, chopsticks, and a hot glue gun and told to make Japanese head-dresses. Sort of like this.

And so, these are what I came up with.

It was actually really fun, and I managed to keep the hot glue off of my fingers. Maybe I have a career in costume design? Ha ha ha.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Ah, Halloween. Who doesn't love the candy, scary movies, cute little dressed-up children, and yummy treats that go with this holiday? I know I do. So, Halloween night Brad and I are heading back to his house to watch scary movies and chill out. We walk up to the front door, but instead of opening the door, Brad gives me a sneaky little smile and says, "Ring the doorbell". Well, I smile too, because I think we're going to trick his sister, Amber, or something. So I go along with it and ring the doorbell. Sure enough, she comes to the door holding the big bowl of candy and just smiles at us and looks at me expectantly. I'm a little confused at this point, because Brad didn't scare her like I thought he was going to. Still puzzled, I look down at the bowl of candy and become even more confused. Sitting on top of the pile of candy was a rectangular piece of white-ish paper with writing on it: a ticket. I picked it up, knowing that Brad and Amber were watching me very closely. I vaguely remember reading the name David Archuleta, followed by some other not-quite-as-important stuff like 'November 24th', 'Abravanel Hall', and 'Christmas From the Heart Concert'. I remember letting out a girlish scream and jumping around a bit and smiling like an idiot. I got a treat this Halloween. What did you get?