iPhone Notes: Snippets from the Plane Ride Home

Fading street lights. Lights being intermittently obscured by buildings, trees. Christmas lights. Why is the city twinkling? Whoa! WhoOOOAAAh… A baby giggles as the plane lands roughly. Atlanta, Georgia. Almost home. The toddler in front of my pops over the seat and peers at me. “Hi!” I giggle. She giggles right on back.

Thanksgiving with another family

I’m at AM’s house for Thanksgiving, and it was the best decision I could have possibly made. His family is beautiful. They have such a great relationship; it’s evident in every aspect. Their home is covered in family photos; their decorations are all family crafts. They eat together, hike together, watch TV together. And watchingContinue reading “Thanksgiving with another family”

old friends, and bad days (what?)

so break is here, and it’s rolling. you have no idea how freaking relieved i was! all that sleep deprivation and stress was really catching up with me… on saturday, we went to visit friend SJT! yes, the friend SJT from our china summer camp, the one my brother is best friends with. i amContinue reading “old friends, and bad days (what?)”

thanksgiving break finally!

once again, i’ve let myself go like three weeks without posting. but now it’s thanksgiving break (thank god) so i really have no excuse. november 3rd we had a band tournament, where we won 1st in our division (yay!) but stupid frenemy LT was there so i was totally dissed the whole time. it makesContinue reading “thanksgiving break finally!”

friends over break

so i was feeling like a loner after realizing that all my friends weren’t available. but then suddenly i had too many commitments! funny how that works. so on sunday we went to church and i was super hyper and i was in such a good mood. then i went to piano, and i didContinue reading “friends over break”

busy busy new year

well i kicked off the new year with a super busy schedule. good or bad? on saturday, i was texting my friend JC and we decided to countdown together. so i did stuff until around 7, when i went to her house. right off i could see that it wasn’t really gonna be wild orContinue reading “busy busy new year”

church girls sleepover

…it was pretty fun. before from piano i went to go shopping with my mom. i bought new PJ pants at gap for like 6 bucks. i don’t enjoy shopping with my mom so much anymore, because she is so set on spending all the money she makes. i am set on saving money soContinue reading “church girls sleepover”

Grandma’s Birthday

i woke up yesterday, went running, ran about 3 miles, and felt completely discouraged. my time was 18! really, OVER 18 because it had already turned 18, and that means its already hit it….arrrrrg. BUT today, i went running again (i dragged myself out after reading an article on livestrong.com about how everyone has setbacks)Continue reading “Grandma’s Birthday”

bad sleepover

so i woke up tuesday morning and went running finally again. my time is still not falling under 18 minutes 2-mile. hey, its uphill ok? but that IS a 9-minute mile (possibly more) which is absolutely awful. after trudging home the loser walk of shame, i jogged back down for another go, lost all motivationContinue reading “bad sleepover”

a happy christmas

well the day started out fine. i got up nice and late, ate granola, berries, and almond milk ( yum). got on the mac and downloaded like 40 songs haha. i get sort of carried away. then we started cleaning and stuff for the little get-together we had tonight. i sliced a ton of potatoesContinue reading “a happy christmas”