Christmas 2004

Wow, it is Christmas DAY! what a blessing to be home!

After two days of GLORIOUS skiing (21 runs in two days!) and able to stand today proud as ever that I, Aris Haines, successfully made it down 4, YES FOUR, black runs!!!!!!! There were some really challenging blues and dash blues and maybe one or 5 greens in there too…. but I managed BLACK! Granted 3 of them were by accident and were maneuvered VERY slooooowly.

But I am home now, and fully appreciate the skiing sport and am not as sore as I could have been, excuse me SHOULD have been after some of the landings I made! ( I actually took two jumps pretty fast and totally ate them both… HARD.

Christmas was GOOD this year. I mean it is normally GOOD, but this year it was GOOOOD. I love giving things…. that has always been the same since I was little. In my family we write little clues on the gifts before you open them… (my idea when I was 8, and it stuck!) they can be rhyming poems or just clues…. either way they make it fun. We laughed SO hard this morning at some of the clues… it was great! I got a lot of decorative stuff for my bedroom that looks very Japanese. I totally love it! I can’t wait until I can make my whole room look like that. My mom found an artificial Bonsai tree and bamboo cane plant at Ross, I swear that store has EVERYTHING. and I got a video camera! something I’ve wanted FOREVER. So now I can make a record of my senior year! YAY! And it’ll be so freakishly awesome!

Well, with that said, I’m about to get really mushy gushy. Prepare yourself. I love this time of year… and I am happy and sad all at the same time.

Another year has come and gone. ONE more year has passed. It is a time to reflect about what I’ve done, who I’ve become, and who I still want to be. (A lot of people feel that same way.. ie: new year’s resolutions.) The hard part is realizing there is still so much more I have to do! So much I want to do! Life is an adventure, and if you give God long enough He’ll amaze you with the perfect details. Sometimes the hard part is waiting…. even worse, KNOWING that you’re waiting for something. Anyway, I will make my resolutions when the time comes. For now, I am signing off a very satisfied individual who is VERY sleepy.

I wish everyone the merriest Christmas and Happy New Year’s!

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