Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

School is over! I can't believe I've finished another year. My first weekend of freedom has been great. I stayed up all night with my graduating seniors at their all night party. A few of the Brown siblings came to town for the holiday, but Kassie went out of town to Wyoming with her grandmother. It was nice to have kids stomping around and people to chat with. Otherwise it would have been pretty lonely around here.
Today I went to Gunnison Res for the first time. In all my years growing up here I don't know how I never made it. My family always went to Delta or Yuba, but I had a lot of fun. Russell Otten just got two wave runners on and wanted to test them out. I was happy to help the family out by breaking in their toys. The sun was out a little, but mostly it was a little cloudy and the water was freezing. Thank goodness it was warm out. Anyway, above you'll find a few photos from the outing.
Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

An Update;

It's been a while since I've updated, but that's because I haven't had much to update (or wanted to update about). Above you'll see that I have put pictures up of a few adventures. The dance recital is there as promised. Also, I have pictures from my mom's graduation. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with her bachelor's of accounting. She's worked long and hard, and I am super proud of her. I don't know how she did it. We went to the Bee's game the night before the ceremony. It rained, but I got a few pictures. My camera was pretty much dead the next day so I only got the one picture with my mom. I enjoyed seeing all my siblings and having a chance to talk with dad, etc.
Other things that have been happening mostly deal with school. I have four days left, and it is bitter sweet. It's been a long year and I can't wait to have a few weeks off before my own schooling starts. On the other hand, I am going to miss these seniors kind of a lot. I had a BBQ at my house this week for my College English class as a final farewell. This batch of kids has just spoiled me with hard work and great writing that looking at next year already makes me tired for what I might have to deal with. Graduation is Thursday and we'll see if I can keep the tears in :) I'm helping with the all night party again, and I'm hoping to stay dry and not get thrown into the pool. Maybe I'll just come prepared with a swim suit and just get in with them. Although that might be weird too, but at least I won't get my regular clothes soaked. But regardless, I have only four days left of school. Four days . . .
In other news, I am going through the temple for the first time. I've got my recommend and all the necessaries and I'm ready to go. I know I'm not getting married and I'm not going on a mission, but I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't go. My immediate family is coming down and I'll go through the Manti Temple. I'm really excited about this next step and will thoroughly enjoy my experience. I can't wait.
The final picture on the slide show above is an awesome trifle dessert I learned to make from Taunya Otten. It is tres leche trifle and I made it for Family Home Evening on Monday and also made it for my seniors and our BBQ. Seriously delicious!
That's all for the updates. Maybe I'll put some pictures up of the senior party or pictures of me doing nothing but relaxing. That might be fun . . . Four Days!!!!!