Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas is here!!

So Christmas this year was pretty good! I'm not gonna say a lot, but I'll put some pictures up of some stuff I got. Theres more pictures on my Facebook. It would have been better if my older brother and sister could have been here. Jeff will be home on the 28th for a little while, and Megan isn't coming home till my Grad, which is ok cause its a lot of money to come here (she lives in Ontario). My granparents are here from Quebec, which is pretty cool. And my other grandparents (Comox) were here for the afternoon and dinner. So it was a good day..full of laughing and family..and presents :D haha
I will tell one funny story this morning we were opening presents (obviously) and everyone was getting new clothes but me. Kelsey opened a shirt and skirt and said "I'm gonna wear this today!" Then I said, by accident, "I guess I'm not wearing any clothes today". I meant to say "new clothes" but didn't! The worst part? My dad was video taping and got it on tape! So yeah..its been brought up mulitple times today. :P
Hope you all had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Santa done good!
LOVE this bag
New boots!! Top of my wish list this year
Bunch of little things
HSM collection :P
Necklace from Russ
Pretty figurine to hang jewelry off of
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Christmas Eve Present
Dino Bone I got for Sabre

Monday, December 22, 2008

The S Word


I really don't know what to think about all this snow. I love it, but I hate it. Well...hate is a strong word...I dislike it with a passion. There we go :)
Anyways, I mean I love to play in the snow with people and with my dog. And its cool cause we're gonna have a white Christmas. But then there's the downside to it. It just gets in the way of so many plans. Like today I had to work at 7:30, so I had to walk. The roads were extremely slippery, causing me to fall once and almost fall multiple times. My wrist is still a bit sore. Then after work I was supposed to go to the church for a youth event, but couldn't get a ride out there cause my mom's car isn't good in the snow. I'm really hoping it doesn't snow so much that we won't be able to get to the christmas eve service. That would really suck!

Well thats all I really have to say for the time being. I have to go clean my room >_<>

Later Gaters!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sneezes hurt my head

Friday/Saturday was the Youth Christmas All Nighter and it was SOO much fun!! We went to the pool first for a few hours and then headed to Goose Spit for the Polar Bear Swim. I'm not actually sure how many people went in the water because it was FREEEEEEZING!! A few of us went to Timmy's and then to the church. Then we just hung out at the church for the night. We had a service with Mayflower (AWESOME!) and our speaker Jason (equally AWESOME!). We played quite a few rounds of Can Can Bump and also our Gift Exchange. Then around 5 we watched Elf. So it was a pretty fun night! I got home around 8 and slept till 4. Then lazed around for a couple hours and babysat till 10.
Today I (Forgive me Lord!) missed church to sleep because I woke up feeling like crud x 10! Then at 1 I had my hair appointment at Roots for my grad photos. A couple of my close friends were in there at the same time, so that was cool. My stylist was Andrew and he was really nice. Then I went to the school and met Sarah there. We spent the whole afternoon there getting group shots done and, of course, our individual ones with the cap and gown, plus some casual ones and I also got some with my saxophone. Russel came in so I got a couple with him as well. I got to look at them after and I was seriously blown away, as were my friends. I was surprised at how good they were. I will get some up on here/Facebook as soon as I get them.
I still can't believe I'm graduating in 6 months!!
Well I think thats all I have to say for now :P
Later Gators!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Question Is Why??

As I'm sure most of you know, there was a horrible accident at the top of Ryan Hill yesterday involving three vehicles. A jeep driven by a drunk teenager, along with a few more passengers, ran a red light and hit two trucks. Two teens were thrown from the jeep, one of them (Kevin Baker) died on scene. I believe two were sent to Vancouver hospital for serious but not life threatening injuries, and four are in St. Josephs with minor injuries. The jeep was believed to have flipped over, the windshield is smashed and the body is badly misshapen. The hood appeared to have been peeled off of one pickup truck that came to a stop about 50 feet away from the jeep, while the driver's side of the third truck had been caved in and had to be opened with the Jaws of Life.

It's just so hard to comprehend, especially with the big accident last month. This one was different though because alcohol was involved. I don't understand why people drink and drive. I just don't understand why people drink at all. My mom, being the youth counselor at Highland, got these goggles that have been "blurred" to what it would look like at different levels of alcohol in your blood. I tried them on and it was crazy. The highest one (i can't remember the percentage) was next to unbearable! I felt sick to my stomach. I wouldn't want to even move like that, forget about driving! There's so many people who drink that think its fine and don't pay any attention to it. "I'm a great driver" or "I'm not going that far, it'll be fine" or "I only had a little to drink" or "It's only one extra person, no big deal". They don't realize this is the kind of mistake that destroys lives. You hear it in the news, statistics, people getting badly injured or killed. Because of what? Because of drivers who don't take the matter seriously enough. Alcohol slows down your reflexes and even just a split second decision while driving could cost someone their lives. And its not just the people in the vehicle that are in danger, its people in other vehicles or pedestrians. Why wait until something happens to stop drinking? Why take the risk? It's not worth it.

RIP Kevin Richard Baker

Here's the link to more pictures of the crash scene. I warn you though, they are not pleasant.