Monthly Archives: December 2011

Secret Secrets

I am too excited that I can barely hold it in! I honestly don’t know how to. Things are just falling in place.
I just realized that I’m heading down to the Springs tomorrow (which is exciting in itself). But I get to celebrate Christmas number 2 and see my cousins and my dear friend Kelsey.
I’ve worked it out with Kelsey’s school to be able to shadow her for a day while I’m down there. I’ll be getting lots of b-roll and interviews for my film project. I’m really excited to starting my project after a whole semester of avoiding it. And I get to see Kelsey, who I haven’t seen since my Farewell Party in July a year ago.
There is also something else that might be going on soon. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now, but because we live in Telluride, we haven been able to. I don’t want to get my hopes up or tell anyone (except my closest friends) until it actually happens. That way I won’t be disappointing anyone or myself. Secrets!
I can’t convey my excitement enough.
Enough for today,
Kristie

Is This Winter?

I know a lot of people are in awe at the way Christmas flew by. I’ve literally read three blogs where the authors are baffled. I’m blaming the snow.
I remember Christmases where snow fall was taller than me. Where we had to dig to even FIND the car. We’d spend days inside baking cookies, watching movies, and counting down for Santa. It’s hard to think of Christmas without snow.
Even last year, we were trying our best to stay ON the road while making our way to my dad’s house. This year, it snowed, but it was in vain.
I hate snow…but c’mon. You need it for Christmas. If you grew up in a place with snow every 25th of December, then you’ll notice when it’s gone. It literally doesn’t feel like winter.
It’s sad knowing that it never felt like Christmas this year. We didn’t even count down because it didn’t feel like we had to. I’m hoping that by the time it’s our second Christmas (around the first) it’ll feel like we’re in winter. Not just some crummy fall. I think mother nature’s a bit behind this year.
Please don’t let it snow on my birthday again!

Christmas Eve

I was lucky to be able to spend Christmas with all my sisters. We spent some time in town checking out lights and gathering groceries. And when we came home, I played games with my eldest sister, Kat and my little sis, Steph.
The whole time I was so nervous about Steph’s Christmas Eve gift. For about two weeks, I’ve known she was going to get a kitten. I’ve been so excited and it was nearly impossible to not to tell her (I definitely dropped a few hints here and there).
We named her Anabelle, from the Christmas cow and Belle from beauty and the beast. She’s a sweetheart.
Each year we have the tradition of Mexican food for Christmas Eve dinner. This year, we had green chile enchiladas and they were delicious.
We also open one present ever Christmas Eve. This year, we opened two so Steph could open another present.

Christmas Has Come to Town

Winter shots of late.

It’s the Baby Game

I honestly don’t know if I should be thanking Ari for getting me a babysitting job tonight or not. Don’t get me wrong, I love little kids and they were horrible monsters. But I’m exhausted and I honestly dont know how I’m still awake at this point.
The kids gave been asleep for no more than ten minutes and I still don’t know when the parents are coming home.
And right now my sisters who have traveled over seven hours, are now less than two miles away, sleeping in my bed while I’m here. I just can’t wait to get home. I’m dying here!
But still, these kids are cute and there’ve been only two small fights. And by the time they finished Phineas and Ferb, they about passed out.