Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow, snow, snow! (And a little art)

(The view out of my bedroom window)
I was away this weekend to New Life Bible Camp with my youth group for a "Fall" Retreat.
It was a very much needed time away with some good friends and my bible.
The bus rides there and back were the most exciting and scary!
As we were traveling to the large retreat cabin late Friday evening, it was  raining and one of the main roads we usually take to get to New Life was closed. We drove into a neighborhood and talked to a postman on a late evening route. He directed us into another neighborhood...but I don't think he ever took into account how huge the bus was...and that it was impossible to get in and out of the narrow road. At one point I couldn't see anything and the bus was leaning heavy to the right (I was on the left side) I heard people murmuring about the end of the road, and that we were heading off the road. I didn't know what was happening because I couldn't see. The bus kept jerking forward and I pictured the bus nearing the edge of a cliff. Thankfully, I later found out that it was just a steep hill with no guardrail and there were jagged rocks on either side of the bus. Next we drove up a hill, but there was a telephone pole straight ahead and a house on the edge of the road that we would run into if we made the turn. So we slowly jerked back down the hill, backed into someone's yard and made our way out of the neighborhood. What a stressful ride!
When we all woke up on Sunday morning, there were huge snowflakes cascading and swirling down from the sky.
This was very gorgeous, but made for a very challenging ride home.
We left an hour early (12pm) and didn't get back home until 6pm. (The camp was only three hours away from where we all live) Snow had piled up and was getting worse the closer we got to our destination. The highway was the worst part. Big trucks were stopped in the middle of the highway, cars spinning everywhere and we couldn't see the lines! It was chaos as the bus driver weaved us through all the cars and trucks. I was really surprised that the roads hadn't been pretreated.
Peter and Wendy

Princess Anna from Frozen
It's snowing again today! I'm so super happy about finally having snow. For some reason, I can't get it through my head that it's Christmas time until a carpet of thick snow lays itself outside my window.
I'm so grateful for these days!
I was supposed to continue doing school until the end of this week, but mom talked with me last night and said that we were done. Focus for school has just left both of us, and we're both ready for Christmas break!
MOPS was cancelled today, but it was rescheduled to next Tuesday. I'm glad they have a makeup day. Because Shannon and Mrs.Johnson are the people that I carpool with and both of them have soap orders and also a huge Christmas tag order from Shannon, so I was just going to give them their order today, since they live so close we don't have to worry about shipping.
Also, the little boys and girls I work with are working on a couple Christmas songs to sing to their Moms on the last day!
I like how I get money from doing this, but I think I'm having more fun than the kids! I'm enjoying snack time, story time and play time with the little preschoolers.
AHH the Desolation of Smaug comes out in THREE DAYS!
We're going to watch it next Monday, the 16th. (Yay yay yay yay yay!)
Britney, Mom and I went out Christmas shopping yesterday.
All four of us get money from my grandparents on dad's side of the family. We go out and buy what we want, then give it back to them and they wrap it and we have Christmas over there a few days after Christmas.
I got a gray leather bound Lord of the Rings and a brown leather bound Hobbit.
I realized that my dad has them all, but I don't!  So when I move out, I would be without those wonderful books. But no worries now!
I'm also going to buy Tangled from them.
Can you believe just those three items are $20 each? Eeesh.
Photos from my walk in the winter wonderland:
I'm so, so, so ready for Christmas!



  1. Aww! I love your background! And the photos and art are beautiful! I love Peter and Wendy ^_^
    We have a TON of snow here...big storm. It's been going on and on all day! We have, like, 4-5 inches. And ice between the layers. Crazy!

  2. Thank you!!!
    Oh my goodness, yes! I'm so happy about all the snow we have! Do you have a good sledding hill?

  3. Yea we do! But our best sledding tracks are on the trails in our back woods! I love doing sled-trains with my siblings and crazy wipe-outs haha.

  4. Isn't it crazy? It's been there for a week and a half now and has hardly melted!
    It's calling for warm temps over the weekend though, which worries me because I really want a white Christmas this year.

  5. Same here...it was so disgustingly warm yesterday and today, but it's supposed to get colder tonight and by Christmas Eve! I hope the same goes for Maryland =)