Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody!

And like I said, my favorite traditional Christmas song
O Holy Night

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need—to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

#1 Favorite Christmas Song

Strange Way to Save the World by 4Him

Sure he must have been surprised
At where this road had taken him
'Cause never in a million lives
Would he had dreamed of Bethlehem
And standing at the manger
He saw with his own eyes
The message from the angel come to life
And Joseph said...

Why me, I'm just a simple man of trade
Why Him, with all the rulers in the world
Why here inside this stable filled with hay
Why her, she's just an ordinary girl
Now I'm not one to second guess what angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the world

To think of how it could have been
If Jesus had come as He deserved
There would have been no Bethlehem
No lowly shepherds at His birth
But Joseph knew the reason
Love had to reach so far
And as he held the Savior in his arms
He must have thought...


Now I'm not one to second guess what angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the world
...this is such a strange way to save the world...Saving the World

Friday, December 23, 2005

#2 Favorite Christmas Song

Christmas is All in the Heart by Steven Curtis Chapman

In a one bedroom apartment on the humble side of town
There stands a little Christmas tree, looks a lot like Charlie Brown’s,
And underneath there’s one little gift for him and one little gift for her.

After six months on the new job, they’re still barely getting by,
So in the way of decorations, there’s nothing there to catch your eye;
But both of them would be the first to say:
We’re together, we’re gonna have the merriest Christmas anyway.

‘Cause Christmas is all in the heart, that’s where the feeling starts,
And like a fire inside, it touches every part,
‘Cause Christmas is all in the heart,
And even if no white snow falls, that’s all right (okay) because
The joy can still be found, wherever you are,
‘Cause Christmas is all in the heart.

Two little blonde haired boys with big dreams, tried to sleep but sleep wouldn’t come;
We’d be tearing into presents, long before the break of dawn,
With Mom and Dad and cameras making sure we’d never forget that day.

Now I’m the one who’s taking pictures, in the middle of the night,
Of my own blonde headed dreamers that just can’t wait until daylight,
And in my sleeps eyes the spark still glows;
Well I guess there’s just some things a kid never outgrows.


No, it’s not in the snow that may or may not fall,
And it’s not in the gifts around the tree;
It’s in the love heaven gave, the night our Savior came,
And that same love can still be found wherever you are,
‘Cause Christmas is all in the heart -
It’s all in the heart.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

#3 Favorite Christmas Song

Winter Wonderland by Avalon

Sleigh Bells ring are ya' listenin
In the lane snow is glistenin'
A beautiful sight we're happy tonight
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

Gone away is the blue bird
Here to stay is the new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say "are you married?"
We'll say "No man,
But you can do the job when you're in town!"

Later on we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unfraid the plans that we've made
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland


(Oh Yea!)
Hey come let's go out into the snow
To a Winter Wonderland
Hats, Gloves, Boots, Ya'll
Better make sure you've got em' all
Please take my persuasion
'Cause outside everybody's havin' fun!

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other children come around
(Until the alligators knock him down)
knock him down

Over the ground there's a mantle of white
A heaven of diamonds shine down through the night
Our hearts will be thrillin'
In spite of a chillin'
Let's go walkin' in the snow
In this wonderland (Come on everybody)
Let's gooooooooo...!

We're walkin in a Winter Wonderland

(Merry Christmas everbody!)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

My Gift To You

I love Christmas music. Anyone who knows me knows that. So, as my gift to you this Christmas season, I have decided to list my three favorite Christmas songs for the next three days. And on Christmas morning, I'll put up my favorite traditional Christmas song. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas everyone!

Oh Mamma!

This morning, my mom offered to give me money to go get a coat I want for Christmas. I said that me buying my presents kind of takes away the surprise and also, what if Santa gets it for me. Begin:

Mom: "Well, if you want Santa to get it for you you better be Pacific." (trying to say specific)
Me: "Santa is buying us a house in California?!"
Mom: "Just go buy your coat."

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I'm Home - Yay Sister!

Maggie: "Dad, you hit me in the fetus!"
Me: "I think you mean ovaries."
Dad: "Unless you want to tell me something..."

Final #3 of 3 - Psychology

Well, even though I was worried most about this final, I feel most confident about this final. I think I did very well. It was weird taking a final in the track & field building though with just 1,000 folding chairs with desks.

Oh yeah, and this one TA, instead of using the microphone to make announcements she just yelled them out. Anyone more than 10 rows in front of her couldn't hear her so she had to repeat her announcements at least 5 times. And since they kept finding problems on the pink exam (thank God I had blue) she did this like 4 times during the exam. So instead of bothering us for a minute with the microphone she interrupted us for five minutes by walking up and down the aisle yelling directions. That seemed just ridiculous but I guess some people aren't as smart as I. :-)

Final #2 of 3 - Forestry and Natural Resources

So my Env. Conservation final was at 8am this morning. Yeah, that sucked. Also, I get in there and on the screen it says find the seat that has your name attached to it. Keep in mind this is a 400-seat lecture hall and I got there at like 7:58am so I was walking around looking at empty seats and finally found my label and took my exam. It wasn't too bad. I didn't do as well as I have done on past exams but I don't think I did awful either.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Final #1 of 3 - Math

I took my math final today. Yeah... it owned me. It owned me good. I completely guessed on six of the questions. Now, you may be thinking educated guess. Well, let's take that idea a different direction like, "Sam had no idea and randomly just filled in a bubble." There we go, now you're on the right track. Keep in mind too, that six questions is 1/6 of the final, an entire letter grade! Actually, now that I think about it, two! Well, here's to hoping for a C.

Tonight I'm going over to Tri Delta to study some Environmental Conservation so it doesn't have the satisfaction of owning me like the math final did. Then I'm up late studying for Psychology. I've pretty much just accepted the fact that math will have to share its ownership of me with psychology. Somewhere in there I'll pack because I'm leaving right after my Psych final on Wed. (which ends at 3:00). I'll do it when my eyes are starting to go cross-eyed from looking at the notebook for so long. Yay finals week!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Goodbye English

Guess who just went to the last English class of his Freshman year of college?!