Lovely Birthday

I turned seventeen this week. Another reminder that I’m almost an adult, that college is just around the corner, and that I need to learn how to drive. Well, I’ll do it eventually. lol. Anyways, my birthday was pretty great. I had no real plan for what I wanted to do on my birthday, which ended up working out fine. It was relaxed and there was no pressure to be anywhere because I stayed home all day.

I went out for breakfast with my dad. We do this every year, and it’s always so fun. 🙂 I played lots of Destiny in the morning. I usually play for 30 minutes everyday, but I was allowed to play for as long as I wanted on my birthday. Destiny is a fun game. It’s the only first person shooter game that I’ve ever played, and it is literally the best game ever. I’ll probably talk about it again, because I’m sort of obsessed with it.

In the afternoon I let my siblings play Destiny, while I played the piano. I got The Theory of Everything piano book. I love it so much.  The soundtrack for that movie is beautiful <3. I played with my new phone as well, and took some pictures. I also played some more video games and watched an episode of Lost before dinner.

In the evening we all watched The Pixar Story; a documentery about how Pixar started and grew into what it is today. I loved it. I love Pixar and I love documenteries so there was no way I couldn’t enjoy The Pixar Story. We also ate cake and dinner (Subway) before playing Clue.

It was the best kind of birthday. I didn’t go anywhere or do anything, but it was relaxing and fun, and I got to spend it with my lovely family. ❤

 

Christmas Thoughts

A Thought

Two days ago my family traveled home from visiting family for Christmas. I spent a week there and watched movies, helped build a snow fort, and hung out with my family. I never want to leave home for an extended amount of time, but this trip and my trip in July, have taught me that leaving can be really fun. Especially when you leave to visit family you love.

Another Thought

Yesterday my family celebrated Christmas at home. We woke up, not too early, opened presents, and ate cinnamon rolls. After a relaxed morning spent using out new stuff, we spent the afternoon watching cheesy Hallmark movies.

A Third Thought

It was quite warm out yesterday, almost 70. The wind blew fiercely, but that didn’t matter because it was a sweet wind. I took a walk by myself around the neighborhood. It was quiet out, though everyone was either off from school or work. No one ever goes outside in my neighborhood. XD I walked around, notebook in hand. Ready to write down any thought that came. No writable thoughts appeared, so I walked around clutching my Star Wars notebook, wearing my Lord of the Rings necklace, as well as a t-shirt with a book on it and a speech bubble that says, “I’m better than the movie!” what a nerd. lol 😀

It was relaxing to be outside with a warm wind blowing around me; alone with my thoughts. I always need time and space to process my emotions, and taking a walk gives me both. I thought about how nice the weather was, my future, my vacation, and how much I loved being home.

A Final Thought

On Christmas night we had dinner at IHOP on our way home. When we were sitting there eating pancakes in the crowded restaurant, I experienced something that didn’t mean a lot to me at the time. But now that I look back at it… I don’t know why, but it touches me. We were sitting there and my Dad prayed for the food. He thanked God not only for the food, but also for Christ’s birth, His life on earth, His death, and His resurrection. In that moment, I felt warm and fuzzy. A ball of happy, cozy emotions.

Now, I have a few concrete thoughts about it. Thought one: I love us. I love my family and all the things we believe in. Thought Two: I love that what my father prayed about, Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, is something that is real for me. It’s not just a story I hear every year. It’s the ultimate truth and has vast implications for the way I live, and one big one in particular; the meaning of life.

 

What is the chief end of man?

To glorify God and enjoy Him

Forever.    

     – Westminster Shorter Catechism