Tuesday, December 11, 2012

the true meaning of christmas

My mother-in-law sent me this video and I had to suppress tears several times while watching. Normally, I would just let the tears flow, but I'm in a computer lab and that would be intensely awkward if a just started bawling all up in here. This video reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas--Christ's birth and His life--and also reminds me that to view life with an eternal perspective. Finals week isn't the end of the world though it may seem like it, and I will get through it and have a wonderful Christmas with the ones I love.


Gosh, when they bring out the baby Jesus, that's when my throat gets a frog in it and my heart starts to go pitter-patter and my eyes start to water. Forget materialism, forget hatred, only love and Christ will get us through.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

family newsletter

It has been forever and ever since I last blogged. I miss it dearly, but alas, I still have no computer of my own, thus no computer = no blogging. I love writing and I love blogging, but I have had to write so many other things this semester (including a 35 page manuscript and a 12 page paper and multiples of 4 page papers among other writing assignments) that blogging has fell to the bottom of the gigantic totem pole of priorities.

I will blog about Halloween and Thanksgiving and the happenings in between very soon. But, for now, I want to share the family newsletter that I created for my mom and dad to send out. I have been writing our annual family newsletters since I was in sixth grade, but this year I decided to design it too to make it pretty.

Here it is:


Hopefully you got to know more about the McCloskey familia de California by reading this.

Life has been a roller coaster ride (ignore the cliche) for quite a while. Brett got stitches and a supermassive black hole of a black eye over Thanksgiving, we are moving at the end of December, and   finals are raising their beastly heads again. Only one more semester after this. I can make it!

Have a superb day!