Here is my weekly Blog article! It feels like I didn't write for more than a month :O But it's luckily not like that...
It's already December the ninth and it didn't snow really much until yesterday in Wisconsin, which is normally not the case. Well this night it snowed... a lot. I'm happy, because I want a white Christmas this year. Christmas without snow is just not the same :) I seriously should take some pictures of the outside snowstorm. It's amazing! Do you know "snow free"; a day school off because of too much snow. I hope we will get it here at least once I've never had it in Germany. Maybe tomorrow, but I guess not. Tomorrow is also our Christmas Choir Concert, so it isn't the best day for that :D
To explain the other half of my heading: I got the package from my parents in Germany yesterday. Well, actually it was Friday, but I came too late home to it up, because almost every shop (includes the post office) closes at 4:30 pm in the week and I had practice and watched a basketball game after it in our high school. So I got it on Saturday, but that doesn't matter :)
I didn't want to open it immediately; I waited until today when I was skyping with my parents. Well they put MUCH chocolate in, so that it is probably enough for the rest of the entire exchange year :D German chocolate or German candy at all is just more yummy than the candy here in my opinion. American candy is dicribable by one word: "sweet" Especially the Gummibears or fruit snacks are like that. They stick on your teeth like the "Schluempfe" Gummis in Germany :D
So yesterday we (me and some friends of our school) went to "Trollhaugen" for snowboarding. I never snowboarded before and I can promise, that it's not as easy as it looks like. Well, although it was connected with a lot falling down and "urgh!...my bud" it was fun. Everybody, who had his first day in snowboarding, did a great job yesterday! After that, I was only falling on the bed and woke up with a sore body this morning. I'm glad, that I'm better in skiing :D
A thing I notice when we were planning to go snowboarding, is that how little stuff you only took with you when ypu came here. I mean for example snowboarding, you need so many things: snowpants; gloves (ski gloves); snow glasses; ski jacket;... and so on. All things I have at home in Germany but just not here, you know. I'm glad that I could use the snow pants and snow glasses of my host family. Otherwise it would have been very, very wet. It was even wet with all those stuff :D Oh and in the end I can say snow boarding is totally different than skiing, has NOTHING in common with wakebording or kiteboarding and is very hurtful without a helmet and a back protection :O
This time I'll put my pictures under the blog article, so that I won't bore you. ;)