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Cabin Fever

23 Nov

I’ve had quite a bit of extra time on my hands the last two days because I’ve been snowed in the house.  So I thought, what better to do with my time than write a blog post?  And here we are.

We had some super snowy weather yesterday – I’m talking snow the entire day.  I couldn’t make it to work because I couldn’t find the driveway.

The driveway is supposed to be here somewhere…

It’s still on the ground today, but fortunately isn’t snowing anymore.  Since we’re trapped in the house, Jessica and Paul (the awesome couple I live with) have decided to start setting up the house for Christmas.  It’s slowly transforming from a house to a winter wonderland.  I love the Christmas season.  Love love love it.

With all this Christmas merriment around me, I can’t help but get a little bit homesick.  Christmas is always a big deal at the Clary house every year.  We have lots of traditions that date back before I can remember.  Decorating the Christmas tree together while listening to Mitch Miller & the Gang and afterwards watching “White Christmas” while drinking hot chocolate.  Watching “The Gathering” with my mom & dad – the other kids don’t really like this particular Christmas movie – and all of us getting teary-eyed at the end while trying to hide it from each other so we don’t look like big babies.  Baking and then decorating about a million Christmas cookies.  I love it all.

Christmas is a little different now that I live in Washington.  I don’t always get to participate in all the traditions, especially decorating the tree (which is the one I probably miss the most).  However, it makes me excited about one day having a family of my own with whom I can share these traditions and make traditions of our own.

This year I get to include Matthew in the cookie decorating holiday tradition after we fly to TX for Christmas, which is super exciting.  In the meantime, though, I’m going to decorate some Christmas cookies with the cutest 2-year-old and 4-year-old I know.  They just came out of the oven (and some of them straight into tummies), and now I’m waiting for nap time to end so that Operation Frosting and Sprinkles can commence.

Yum.  Can’t wait.  🙂




Love is in the air

12 Feb

Well, I was waiting to hear about that job before I wrote my next post, but I still haven’t heard back and believe it’s time for an update.

From what I hear (and the pics I’ve seen on Facebook), it’s snowing like crazy in TX!  I was telling my sister, Kasie, that it’s funny because when I visited WA last year for New Year’s the winter weather was so snowy, and now that I moved up here all the snow is in TX.  🙂  Oh well – no complaints here.

Speaking of moving to WA…I finally got my WA state driver’s license.  Well actually it’s only the temporary one right now, but I’ll be getting the plastic one in the mail in a few days!  I waited for 40 minutes at the Department of Licensing this morning and was done with everything else in less than 10 minutes.  It was worth the wait, though, because now I can cross this off my ever-growing list of things to do.

One of the things on that list right now is to complete and mail in my application for admission to the Master of Education program at Pacific Lutheran University.  I filled out the application a while back and have everything ready to be mailed…except for the admissions essay.  Essays.  The bane of my existence.  I am having such a hard time getting this thing written, and it’s not really that hard.  But for whatever reason I’m struggling with it.  Boo.   My goal is to mail it first thing in the morning.

In other news, Valentine’s Day is Sunday.  (So, men, here’s your opportunity to open a new internet tab and order your lady some lovely flowers before you forget – I’ll even give you the link here.)

Q: How will Matthew and I be celebrating?

A: Teaching Sunday school to a bunch of teenagers.

Matthew’s one of the youth leaders at church and 0ur youth pastor is going to be gone this Sunday and asked me to fill in for her that morning.  It’s weird to be teaching youth again; I’ve been out of practice for so long.  But I’m excited about it.  🙂  (How are we really celebrating Valentine’s day?  We’re going to enjoy dinner at Sky City with an awesome view at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle in a couple of weeks!)

And there’s one last thing.  What was it again?  Oh yeah!  That’s right.  My birthday is Tuesday.  In case you forgot.  😉

♥ Happy Heart Day! ♥