Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The halls are decked

Christmas decorations have been up for awhile, but i finally took some pictures for my December daily album yesterday, i love the way our house looks close to Christmas! All of the different things that we have looks so beautiful, so i thought i would share.

Christmas Wrapping

Wrapped up all my presents yesterday, wasn't too many this year, but wrapping even a couple was good! i absolutley love wrapping presents, so if you need any wrapped just send them on over to me. Last year in my stocking santa left a 20 page MArtha Stewart book on how to wrap presents, so i used one idea from there, and printed off 2" square tags with pictures of the reciver, so no writing involved,and it gave the gift a different look.

Also made some Jam cookies, it was a simple oatmeal cookie recipe, and then i stuck some rasberry jam in the middle of two, and made a cookie sandwich, sooo yummy!!!
Trying to use these next couple days till christmas to catch up on my december daily album. i'll post some pictures once i start finnishing some pages.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Amazing day, and not in a good way

wow, today absolutely blew my mind,
before i get into the story i have some things to say, Life comes at you at a thousand miles and hour, and it can change in a split second, and i am so thankful that i am here right now, and that me and all of my peers are okay, and healthy, and unharmed physically. So here's what happened:

okay well today was a normal day until 1:30 this afternoon, when our whole school went into lock down for like 4 hours!apparently this girl who goes to our school broke up with her boyfriend who is not in school, so this guy was pissed off, and the girl and her best friend knew that he had a gun on him. Well today he sent her a threatening text or something, and then came to the school with 2 of his friends, and then the next thing you know our whole school is in lock down. i was in a student council meeting, with like 16 other people, stuck in a small, small room, no windows, no nothing, and pitch blackness, like you could seriously not see your own hand in front of your face! so we stayed there, and i thought it was just a practice lock down, but we were sitting there for 40 minutes, and then school ended, so we were like wow this is real. and then the police came in the school, and they ran through the whole school, checking doors, and making sure there was no one in the halls. and then they left, and we didn't hear anything for another hour and a half.
and then they stared evacuating the school. so like another 20 minutes of that, and then they got to our room. an like busted the door open, and had their guns pointing at us, and were like "Get down on the ground, put your hands in the air!" and like Oh My God they had gun's pointing at us, it was only police, but i mean come on!
that doesn't happen to just anyone, so then we were evacuated, and got to go home, but i didn't get home till 6, and being at school at 8:30!! crazy but no one was hurt, and they ended up not finding the guys who were in the school.
but i am just so thankful that no one was hurt. But i am still in shock, i can't believe that happened to us, it still hasn't hit yet!While all of this was happening, i was stuck in that room with no communication, and no idea what was happening, we were in complete darkness, we had no idea why we were in lock down, or how long we were going to be there or what was going on, so that was pretty scary.
The worst part was not knowing, thats what broke us down, and caused so much stress, every other person in the city knew what was going on except us! And that scares me.
But no one was hurt, we're all just shaken up, and glad that we were not alone in this, we experienced this as one, as an entire school, and i'm glad that we can all support each-other.

Monday, December 8, 2008


So i decided for one of my December daily pages i was going to write a letter to a total stranger, trying to spread the Christmas cheer, and let them know that they count in this life. so i started by making a card: Check Spelling
and then wrote a letter inside:

Hello, yes this card is for you, who-ever you may be. i am spreading the holiday cheer by placing this card randomly, so yes this was meant for you, and no you probably do not know me. Please pass on the holiday spirit by giving someone a hug, buying someone a coffee, or sending a card, whatever you want. i also want you to know that you are a once-in-a-lifetime-never-before-on-earth-never- to-be-again, personality, please understand the importance of that. i hope you know that you are a cherished person, and i will be thinking of you all holiday season, please go to my blog and leave a comment letting me know that you got this letter, it is much appreciated
Happy holidays!

This is what the inside looked like finished:


Wow it finally snowed last night here in Calgary, well actually is started at like 8 in the morning and didn't stop until late. But it was a huge dump of fluffy white stuff!
It was the really heavy sticky stuff, so really bad to drive in and really easy to get stuck in! I worked yesterday doing brunch, and then called mom to come pick me up, well she got stuck in the alley, and Kristen and Erinn Had to push her out, and then she came to heritage Park and the city bus was vertical across the road, so she couldn't get by, and then she got stuck on a really small hill, and we had to get the worker men to push her out. It was very nice of them, and we got out after some work!
but my golly it was a huge mess! i was off early and i had some time to check out the new shops at heritage park, an antique store, which is my new favorite store! they have so many great things there, so many old albums and list could go on and on so i won;t get into that. but i picked up a couple gifts, and an old cigar box for me! i will re-decorate i think and put a mini album inside!
Here's some pictures of the snow!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December Daily

I am following Ali Edward December Daily album, but i am already getting behind!! Not good, but i have the album already done, so i just need stuff to put inside, which is gonna be hard, since i am a full time student, its hard to do stuff everyday, but hope full i will get some stuff done!
The thing that i was to do today was drink Apple cider/ hot chocolate! that was easy, since i had Cran-apple cider, it is the best stuff you will ever have! EVER! makes me happy just thinking about it, sadly though it is disappearing fast, and i don't know where to get it again! too sad :(
December came too fast for me, i am already behind in school, and i have to do at least 30 units this month, which is only two weeks, it still hasn't started off great, and i am almost failing physics! if you don't know what units are, don't worry about it, if you didn't go to my school, then you probably wouldn't understand, which is okay!
anyway, i have lots of work to do!

Have a great day!