Monthly Archives: November 2014


I’m so excited for Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! I love it because I get to go to my grandparents house and see all of my family. But my favorite part of all is all the food! My grandma always cooks for Thanksgiving and her food is AMAZINGGGG!! My grandpa does the turkey though because my grandma doesn’t like to. We always set up a big buffet of all the food and right before we eat we get in a big circle around the food and bless the food.

This year is gonna be a little different though. In a good way because it is my baby cousins first Thanksgiving! So we will have one more little kid with us this year!

Recently I wrote about making the villages and I cannot wait to make them this week! I bet my grandma is getting all stocked up on candy and icing! I cant wait to do my favorite family traditions!

That is why I love Thanksgiving and can’t wait for it this week!

Christmas Traditions

My family and I have many Christmas traditions. One of my favorite traditions we do is building a village. We build a village that is just like any other usual Christmas village that a family would build, but ours is better.

We usually build ours at Thanksgiving, because we do all of our holidays at my grandparents house, and then we leave it up until Christmas. Instead of using gingerbread to make the houses we use wood. Since we leave up the village for so long, using just gingerbread to build it wouldn’t work for us because it would all melt and fall apart. We smother the wood houses in icing, than add so much candy you wouldn’t believe it! But one of my favorite parts is getting to eat as you go! Once all of the houses are decorated, my grandma gets a giant woad of cotton and puts it all around every decorated house so it looks like snow in a village. We have a lot of fake people and lights and Christmas trees and so much more that we add to our village. The finishing touch is an electric train that we put around the border of the village and we can control it with a remote control! Its super cool and it just tops off our whole village!

I love this family tradition and I will definitely carry it on!


I close my eyes.

I can feel the cool salt water hit my feet, but than rush back down, repeating the cycle over and over again. The more I stay still the further my feet sink into the sand. Further and further. The next wave comes making a relaxing, smooth sound. Cooling my body, giving me a chill that travels up my spine and gives me a shiver. The taste of the salty air. The feel of the light breeze, but also the sun slightly hitting my shoulders. I know I’m gonna get a tan. I decide to run into the cold, crisp, salty water to wash off all the sand on me. The cold water shocks me to life, making me shoot up from the water.

I open my eyes.

I see a giant thick packet, laying in front of me on a wooden desk. The packet has jumbled up equations and numbers, all over it. I’m back in Austin, taking my test.