Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Couple of Questions IV

1. What is a tradition that you have created for your family that is different from what you or your spouse grew up with?

2. Describe one of your best high school days or memories.

Enjoy the sunshine. The long term (15 day) forecast shows lots more sun with below freezing night time temperatures. The last day listed shows a chance of snow. Don't count on spring having sprung yet!

5 comments:

LiteraryGirl said...

1. Actually we have quite a few...one is that we love going out to breakfast on Saturday mornings, even if it is just a Starbucks trip.
2. Gosh I have so many...I'll just go with what, for some reason, immediately popped into my head. It was the first week of my senior year, right before my 17th birthday, and I went to the river after school with a guy I was very much in love with at the time. I just remember how sunny and beautiful it was that day and that we sat and talked for a long time. We repeated that scenerio about ten times the months following...not sure why that stood out to me above all the other crazy memories...

LiteraryGirl said...

I just re-read your post...SNOW? Are you kidding me???

stephietoo said...

1. We go to sunriver every Christmas season with some of our very best friends. Probably the one time of year I look forward to the most.

2. I was a senior in high school and it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1996. I was at OSU visiting my then boyfriend. My mom called me and told me that I had to get home immediately because it was snowing. I came home and called Travis first thing to tell him I was home and to see how he was doing (Travis was just a friend at the time, and had just broken up with a girlfriend, so he and I would spend countless hours talking about his breakup). Travis and I ended up hanging out that day, and into the night. We went up to McGowan Creek and played in the snow. It was that day/night that I knew I had a problem and had to break up with my boyfriend because I had fallen in love with Travis. As soon as I got home at around midnight, I called my boyfriend and explained to him that we had to break up because I had really strong feelings for Travis and that it wasn't fair to him to keep him holding onto me when I wanted to let go.... The rest is history! I look back on that day and smile. It was one of the best days of my life!

LiteraryGirl said...

Love that story, Steph.

StephieAnne said...

1. There's definitely the Sunriver thing - that's priceless. Thanksgiving and December are pretty set, but I would love to establish Easter and Fourth of July traditions. Last year was ideal for the 4th of July - I loved having Harlow happen on the Sunday prior to the fourth and then having the holiday itself to do whatever. Chili on Halloween.... Scooby Doo Slumber Parties.... Summer annual camping trip

2. There was a Friday, actually the day before Homecoming, of my senior year that I remember as just being so ideal. I wasn't supposed to be able to perform with the dance team that I had worked so hard to be able to be on because I had broken my ankle, but because I recovered so fast - that was the first night I could perform at the football game. We had a pep assembly that day and many of my friends who were nominated as princesses for the court were chosen. Also, I received a great score on a writing assignment from my favorite teacher - it was a day that combined a lot of things I highly valued in school. (yeah, kind of nerdy)