Wednesday, December 29, 2010

first snow this december

This morning it was snowing... well sleeting sorta'.  I always love snow!  It's so fun and calming.  But there are some things that I and others don't really like;  being snowed in and running out of groceries,  car accidents, etc. (I didn't know what to write after car accidents, so I just put etc.).  But overall I love the snow!  As I was saying, this morning when I had first noticed the snow I was all like, "Yeah!  It's SNOWING!"  and I'm running up stairs to Mom and Dad's room, "IT'S SNOWING!".  When we were all (well almost all) eating brunch, Dad open the slider door and the sound of popping Rice Krispies filled the whole room.  Dad had built an overhang and finished it last night (he did an awesome job!); I think the snow/sleet  coming down on the overhang was making the popping Rice Krispies sound.  It was so funny!

Well I'm looking out my window and for sure, it is snowing (now/still)!  So I'm going to bundle up and close this post and... do... something (idk).


Friday, December 24, 2010

christmas? hmm ...

What do you think of Christmas?  Do you think of Christmas music and movies, or Christmas trees and stockings, or Secret Santa and shopping, all of the above or none?  Me?  What do I think of Christmas...

*  family and friends

* cold weather and hot drinks

*  candy canes and slippers

Santa and presents

*  pillows and blankets

*  movies and music

*  no school and cleaning

*  excitement  and chills

*  wrapping and unwrapping gifts

*  Nativity Story and Jesus

*  Love and Happiness

What do you think of Christmas?

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

my nativity scene

So since last year, I've been collecting figurines from the Willow Tree company.  I got a part of the set for the Nativity Story/Scene.  My set has Mary holding Jesus, her son; Joseph; a shepherd holding a sheep; a donkey; and two more sheep.  The Willow Tree company makes hand carved looking figurines.  I just love my figurines!  But one thing was missing; the stable.  I new Willow Tree already had a stable, but I didn't really have a lot of money to pay for it.  Well, my Boppa had some sketches he had done for my stable
, and he said he would be happy to make one for me.

A week later; after we had an idea of what the stable might look like, Boppa brought it over.  I was so happy.  I quickly put my figurines on.  It was perfect!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

let's talk about slippers

A couple of years ago, my (great!) Great-Grandparents got me a pair of frog slippers for my birthday!  I fell in love with them!  I would wear them during school, or reading a book, or watching a movie but I would never walk outside with them; they were so special to me!

Well fast forward a few years and they don't look the same way they did when I first got them.  I had worn open patches through the bottom, they were dirty, and Lucy was starting to rip into them.  So when I got the idea this year to be a teenager in PJs for Halloween, I thought I could wear those!  My whole outfit was stuff I usually wear on Saturday mornings, and I had only used like three bucks for the accessories.  Mom said, that if I wanted I could get the frog slippers from Amazon and use the money I would be using on a costume, for the slippers.  So the last time I wore my frog slippers were on Halloween!  I was so excited, I was going to get a brand new pair of my frog slippers!
You probably remember this picture, but there I am with my Teenager in PJs outfit with my frog slippers on.  I actually got blisters on my feet from walking for a half an hour in those fuzzy little guys!
 So when I got home; blisters and imprints in my feet from the rocks in the road, I was ready to say good by to them!  Mom and Dad were like, "You should give those to the Good Will, someone would be really happy to have those slippers," "Trust me guys, I would be doing that someone a favor, when you wear these you can feel every crack and crevice in the floor, I might as well be bare foot."  I hope that didn't come out snotty because I didn't mean to say it in that way, you know like talking back to my parents.
You can see that Lucy was going for the eyes in this picture; the thread is all torn but still on, and still kinda' cute.

But on the bottom, *yeash* even looking at those gives me blisters! *shudder*

Goodbye Frog Slippers! (small cry behind the camera)
So the new slippers were on their way, and I was like asking my Mom everyday, "Did the frog slippers come yet?", the answer was always no until, "Omigosh!  I can't believe they're here!" I said ripping into the box.  When I look at what I thought were my identical slippers online, in person they were... well... scary.  It was the same brand but the eyes were different, the smile was... not the same, and... they weren't mine you know.  So I was kinda' ticked, and that was the only thing they had under frog slippers online, "This must be the new style," Mom had said, and I was so sad.  I had thrown my frog slippers away thinking that I would get the exact same frog slippers.  Every time I wore those I always thought of my Great-Grandparents.

So a few weeks went by and Mom finally convinced me to look for a new pair of slippers.  It was a little sad, but winter was approaching and my toes were getting cold!  We were at Target in the slippers section, and I found them, no they weren't the frog slippers but the cutest pair of regular slippers I was like, "Mom I found the perfect slippers!", these are grey, with like a knit/crochet look to them, nice and fuzzy inside (and out), and have a rubber sole to it like a shoe would so it won't wear out.  Bonus: they have flowers on the bottom of them (hehe)!
Cute huh?  Yeah, I think so too!

Just like the bottom of a shoe!

See!  Flowers!
 I am very happy with my slippers!  When ever I wear 'em, I think of my (great!) Great-Grandparents : )
I wear them all the time (I'm actually wearing them now), and If I wear them with ankle socks, my toes are even more nice and toasty!


'tis the season to be... cleaning?

So every year around Christmas time, our family cleans like the whole house.  I don't know if my room wasn't as messy as usual or what but I had a fun time cleaning.  I blared some Taylor Swift Christmas music on in my room, while I was imitating Danny Tanner *giggle*.  It was fun... okay really fun!

To tell you the truth, I love cleaning (my mom is probably laughing at this now)!  I just do!  I love vacuuming (oh I forgot to do that actually), washing dishes, laundry (well sorta'... not really... I like the washing and drying part not the folding part ; D ), sweeping, scrubbing tables and chairs and- ... well I love to clean ; )

I forgot to take the before pictures... sorry!

This is my bed and in the corner is my guitar,

This is my Moms' old TV,

This is where my laundry used to sit,

This is where I blog!
Thank you for joining the Allies' Room tour today, we hope to see you next time, and just around the corner is an exclusive it's my life gift shop!  Okay bu-bye now!

Friday, December 17, 2010

ahh! christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming?  Christmas is coming!  Ahh!  Christmas is coming! (imagine me like totally freaking out)
I remember as a kid, I could not wait for Christmas!  One day felt like twelve days.  Right now, I find myself waking up, shower, school, free time for two hours, dinner, bed!  One day feels like, five hours!  There's like only eight days until Christmas... Ahhh! (again, imagine me freaking out)

Okay Allie, there are only eight days 'til Christmas, why are you freaking out?  Well to be honest... I don't know.  I just don't!  Maybe because I'm trying to finish up some Christmas presents or the fact that my room is still a mess and I don't have a place for the things I'll be getting... I don't know.

Let me go over some of the things that have been going on for the last two and a half weeks.

Me: Mom!  The dogs keep hogging all the heat from the heat dish!
Dogs: Just because we have fur coats doesn't mean we don't get cold, gosh!

So first we started decorating the inside of our house.  We went to LOWE'S to find our beautiful tree.
The next morning we decorate the tree.  This is our first time using color lights!

We had our cousins over for dinner.  I had a blast with them.  Reagan played a lot with Nick and Zack, and I played with her eight month old sister, Quinlan!  I held her like the whole time they were there.
Nick:  Umm... can I hold her now, Allie?
Left to Right
Zack, Nick, Me, Quinlan, and Reagan
We went to see Tangled with our grandparents', and afterwards had lunch at Red Robin.  YUM! 
Then we had an over night at our grandparents' house, and I got to set up all the little houses on the mantel this year, Nick helped Boppa with the tree lights, and we all hung ornaments on the tree.  So much fun, (sorry don't have any pictures)

A few days later we went to our music teachers concert.  They were totally awesome!  We all just wanted to stand up and dance to the guitar, and piano *giggle*

Me and Zack!
A few days ago we went to see the Santa that we see every year!  He's so nice... I hope he doesn't retire.
Waiting in line to see Santa Claus!

"Are you getting all of this Santa, so I would like..."
 After we saw Santa, we went over to Claim Jumpers.  So good!

On Sunday we're going to see the next Narnia movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I'm super excited!

So I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Season,  Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

late at night

Do you ever have a nightmare really late at night, and your mind keeps reminding you of the scariest parts in there?  You're sitting in your bed thinking, "I can't go to sleep, I just can't!", and you end up being crabby all day because you didn't get enough sleep.

Well I did have a nightmare late at night, and I kept thinking to myself, "I can't go to sleep, I just can't, there is no way I can!"  I was still half asleep when I was thinking this, and so I tried to fix the nightmare by going back and trying to do something different.  Well I tried over and over and for some reason, the nightmare would get worse and worse.  Then I started praying,

God clear my mind from the awful things I saw in my nightmare.  I can't fall asleep with out getting those images out of my head.

So I just talked to God for about a half an hour;  I prayed that Zack would have a fun time at basketball practice in the morning, that my guitar teacher and my brothers' piano teacher would have the energy they need to get through their concert tonight.  I just talked to God until I realised that I had forgotten all about the images in the nightmare.  I still saw some of the creepy characters in my head but you know what, my heart and my mind were cleared.  Within that half an hour of talking to God, while He was listening to every word I was saying, He was clearing my mind and heart.

Never feel foolish asking God for peace in your life, heart, or mind.  God wants to help you in every way He can.  When you are excited your volunteer application was excepted at the library, God rejoices with you.  When someone you love gets sick or passes away, God grieves for your saddened heart.  God cares for you!  Having that nightmare was sure scary, but I think God was reminding me in that little way that He is with me all the time and He cares for me all the time.  I hope this was a little reminder that God really cares for you, even in tough times.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

Oh and by the way, I wasn't crabby today *giggle*


Saturday, December 4, 2010

friday girls day

Yesterday, Mom and I went on a "Girls Day".  It was so nice to spend one-on-one time with just my Mom.  We had dinner at Taco Time , then we went shopping for four hours.  I have like, a thing for KOHL'S.  It's my all time, you must go to that store first, kind of store.  My Mom and I got to smell perfumes which I never do... I smelled really pretty after that ; )  We each found three awesome pairs of jeans, found a few really nice sweaters, and then some other things...
After we went to KOHL'S, we went to Fred Meyers.  I found a nice workout sweat-shirt, Mom and I found some makeup, and some things for today's breakfast.
Boy when I got home, I was so tired, my legs and feet were tired from walking and standing so long, and I was just plain tired from shopping for four hours >o< yawn (still tired, but happy that we had a successful shopping trip).  And I was really cold!
All-in-all I had a blast with Mom!