Friday, December 31, 2010

Where did December go?

So I've been kinda non-existent in the blog world for the past couple weeks. I've been doing a whole lot of nothing! 

Just relaxing :)

I'll just share some pictures from the holidays so far....

Wearing our homemade matching pajamas Christmas Eve!

 Christmas with Santa Clause!

Making Some Christmas Cookies!

 Grandma Shirley and I, Christmas Eve

My mom's nicely decorated snowman cookie

Ashley and I pretending to be presents :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tornado & Car Accident

Not a real great title but I couldn't think of anything else to title this post because yes.... it is about a tornado and a car accident.

On Tuesday, December 14 2010 just before noon a tornado hit down in the town of Aumsville Oregon, just a few miles from my house and the town where my Grandma Mary lives. 

I was home alone that morning. I've never seen the hail and rain come down so hard before. I didn't think much of it because the weather in Oregon is always doing something weird. 

I jumped in the shower and then about 30 minutes later my Grandma Shirley called me to tell me there was a tornado in Aumsville. The first thing that came to my mind was my Grandma Mary. I frantically called a bunch of people trying to get her number (she just had her number changed and I didn't have it). Finally she called the house to let us know that she was fine, she didn't even hear or see the tornado. It is a miracle that no one was hurt in the tornado. Thank you God for keeping everyone safe.

All day Tuesday the news stations covered the disaster. We didn't go examine the damage that day because from what we could see on the News, everyone and their neighbor went to check out the town. 

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According to the National Weather Service " tore a path 5 miles long and 150 yards wide, delivering winds estimated at 120 mph"

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50-70 structures were damaged and 30 large trees were snapped. The tornado came quite close to my Grandmas house, I'm just so thankful she is alright. 

And onto the next topic... the car accident in my front yard. 
Yesterday morning around 9 am I woke up to this loud noise. It sounded like my dad had dumped the wheel borrow full of wood down the deck. 

Next thing I know I hear my mom screaming at me and Ashley to get up because there was a car accident in our front yard! 

So we run up there and Ashley, who had just passed her first EMT class, got to put some of her skills to use! 

She took the ladies pulse, asked her questions, and held her neck until the emergency people got there. The lady is alright, she went to the hospital but was sent home last night with pain medication for her neck. She is one lucky lady, God provided us with another miracle! 

Here are some pictures I took of the car accident... 

Sorry there not in order.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Early Birthday Celebrations

This year it is my golden birthday. 

I will turn 22 on the 22nd! 

Yippee. Not. 

I don't really want to get any older.

So far, I've had a couple little celebrations. 

My awesome friends surprised me by decorating my room!

 At school a couple weeks ago my friends and I went out for dinner at a really yummy Mexican restaurant. I'm so thankful for such great friends!

Last weekend we had a small family get together at my house. 

Mommy and I with the birthday cake. 
22 candles and all.

 I was also blessed by having my boyfriend come home with me this weekend. We had a great time with friends and family. I miss him already :(

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pickin' out the perfect tree

On Friday we went on a little adventure....

A family tradition....

To pick out a Christmas Tree! 

We headed up to the mountains in search of a tree...

The weather was not very good.... Oregon is warm and wet right now which means that pretty much the whole state is flooding. So not much snow just rain :( 
My dad the chipmunk, likes to fill his cheeks with sun flower seeds.... and then spits them all over his truck....
and then spits them all over his truck....Gross.

During our little adventure we took a break to shoot guns, didn't get any good pictures of that event though, just us :)

Sportin' my new carhartt jacket that Trevor got me for Christmas :) 

My two favorite guys :) 

Being up in the mountains made me miss Oregon a lot. I used to come camping up here all the time. It's just so beautiful, because of all the flooding we saw lots of beautiful waterfalls. God has really created a beautiful earth for us to enjoy the pictures don't really do it justice.

After searching for a while we finally found a tree for Kim, my moms friend. Trevor cut down this tree.

We had a really hard time finding a tree for our house. We never found anything big enough or pretty enough. Finally, in the dark my dad found three trees that were decent. The truck headlights guided us in our decision... 

So our Christmas tree is up but not decorated, pictures to come. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Tree Lighting

At school every year they have a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Since this is my last year here I thought it'd be fun to go to. It's nothing real special, just some Christmas music and hot chocolate and of course the count down to lighting the Christmas Tree! What made it fun was the special friends that went with me :)

I love the Christmas Season!