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This Christmas

This Christmas

This Christmas

None of my family = 🙁

Being with my lovely lady this year 🙂

Seeing family in Silverstar on Xmas eve = 🙂

Opening presents that had travelled 20’000km = 🙂

Making a weapon of a meal with Joni = 🙂

Snow shoeing on Xmas day = 🙂

Skiing on Boxing day = 🙂

… pretty good if you ask me!

A White Christmas

A White Christmas

The Sunday snowfall, one of the worst dumps in Metro Vancouver since Dec. 29, 1996 when 41 cm fell at the airport, delayed buses, buried cars in snowbanks, and slowed traffic to a crawl. Cities such as Vancouver and Burnaby have already overspent their budgets keeping the roads clear.

There is more to come. Another 15 cm is forecast for Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, and flurries are expected on Christmas Day. The last official white Christmas for Metro Vancouver was in 1998.

“This could turn out to be the whitest Christmas of all in Vancouver,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Madryga…more from the Vancouver Sun

British Columbia is so far having a cold winter, but with below average snowfall everywhere but Vancouver – and the Vancouverites are completely stumped about how to handle it!

I’m sitting cosily inside at Joni’s parents place in Revelstoke with a fair bit of snow outside. Last night it was only -10c which is much better than the night before at 19 degrees below freezing.

So far it is the coldest winter I have experienced, but I seem to be dealing fine – not that I’ve really put myself outside much as Joni enjoys taking this time to do indoor things (as if anyone who’s grown up with this can blame her wanting to stay warm).

This year will be my first Christmas away from my family and it already feels very different. However, this time last year I would have given anything to be here with my lovely lady.

I’m off to Silverstar today to see my cousin and her boyfriend, so there’ll be a little bit of my family this Christmas! Yay!

My brother, Jamie, proposed to his girlfriend the other day and now they’re engaged! So that’s exciting! I’m looking forward to finding out when they plan on having the wedding so I can ensure I’m there for it 🙂

All said and done, I may be missing people (and the beach) but I’m really enjoying being out of my normal experiences and doing something else — living my life.

Growing up and growing stones

Growing up and growing stones

Sorry its been ages since my last post, things have been full on over here 🙂

Currently I’m doing 17cp at SFU including my honours project!

I’m graduating this spring and after that I have no idea what I’m doing. I grew the stones to bring it up with Joni last night and we had a really good chat, about everything really. Man, I’m lucky with that girl 🙂 – soon it’ll be a year that we’ve been together, wow!

We talked about the fact that we’re both graduating and making plans for the future and the reality of the moment is, however scary one may find it, we’re both making plan’s with each other in mind. It kind of hit me that I am really an adult now. Scary, but more exciting than anything when I think about it.

I’m still working on my lack of skills with confrontation for things that are important to me, last night was an improvement. Still got more work in that area, but I’l get there 😀

In other news, somehow I’m the first International student to be accepted into an Honours program here at SFU, so I’m treading new ground and again proving that if its not working, just push harder 😉

Things are going to be really hectic, and next semester I’m going to start needing more money 🙁

But… I’ve really got it good, and life is exciting… WOW!

Peace out 😉