Thursday, December 24, 2009


Hello Everyone!
This is an artistic Christmas idea I am about to recommend for the future, given the fact you probably already have a Christmas tree since it is Christmas Eve.
As you all know, right now we are celebrating Christmas. Many people have many traditions for Christmas, like the Christmas Ham, or hanging up stockings, or going out caroling, and of course the good old Christmas tree. Well, over the summer my family and I moved, and the house we are currently living in is packed with stuff the people left - leather couches, rocking chairs, etc. We soon realized we did not have enough room for a regular Christmas tree, even if we got a small one. I of course insisted on having some sort of Christmas tree, and my dad suggested getting one or two gigantic Manzanita branches and tying them together. A little downhearted I agreed, and we went out to get the perfect Manzanita branch. Or two, as it later turned out. Finally, we found two perfect ones and took it home. The following is the things we did to make it artistic and creative, but still a little Christmasie, if that's a word (which i don't think is! :D)
1)we painted it a bunch of different colors that made it look very pretty - cool green, bright blue, turqouise, and even more.
2)we put up the tinfoil star we always used.
3)we hung up all our ornaments just as usual on small branches
4)we painted the leaves really bright colors to make them look like ornaments themselves
5)we put our presents at the bottom
That was all i wanted to share, so MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL GOODNIGHT! hope you enjoy your presents!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Have you seen the new movie UP? It's a really good movie about a little boy who loves a guy
named Charles Muntz. Charles Muntz is an explorer and the little boy, Carl Fredrickson, meets a young girl named Ellie who also loves adventure. Her dream is to move to Paradise Falls, the place Charles Muntz was going to explore. The two kids grow up and marry .
I could ramble on and on and fill up three pages on it, but I will skip to my favorite parts, so you will just have to see the movie to know what I am talking about. Anyway, here is my first fav. part, involving a small boy named Russell.
Mr.Fredrickson, now an old man, is walking along with Russel and someone says "hi there."
Next a voice says, "I can smell you!" It is a very misty place, so they can't see very far. He looks around and sees a rock shaped like a person. "Oh hi there," he says. He walks toward the figure and sees that it is a rock. Then a dog runs up. He pats the dog on the head, and it sits. The boy says "oh look, it's trained." "Shake, boy!" and he does. "Speak!", Russell says, and he does. "Hi there," says the dog.
My second favorite part also involves the talking dog, Doug. Doug tells a joke to Mr. Frederickson: "I know a joke! A squirrel walks up to a tree and says, "I forgot to store acorns for winter and now I am dead!" It is funny because a squirrel gets dead." You know how I feel about squirrels since the incident in Cuyamaca, so I totally agree with Doug.
anyway, I really hope you watch the movie! Stay tuned for more because I am planning on writing a review for the movie Julie and Julia.
---audrey P.S. please leave me your comments!