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Sunday, May 30, 2010

" I'll Never be the same"

      Well today was Riley's farewell!! I woke up late..but the earliest in days at 9:30 ish. I had an hour before we had to leave to drive up to Riverton!! I curled my hair and got ready..but we had a late start and I was worried we would be late. Luckily we were on time for the passing of the sacrament where Riley gave a really good blessing. His talk was very good! I was so proud of him! He made it light enough to stay amused and follow, but still gave a great message of strength and endurance through trials. It was just what the doctor asked for :)
    His cousin Parker was there as well! He's my age and really fun. I rode with him to Riley's house, thank goodness cause it was my first time up there! Watching Parker attempt to parallel park was great entertainment! haha. The food was splendid! I was full off chicken salad and croissant sandwiches, veges,fruits, and homemade root beer!! mmmmm :) 
   I met Parker's sister Brittany who is super cute and fun! I also talked to Riley's grandpa who I got a kick out of! He just started telling me stories as if he knew me for years. He also commented on how gorgeous my hair is, how gorgeous I am, and how boys wouldn't be able to pass me up! Man I was blushing lol. Riley has some really nice parents. His mom says she swears by betty crocker brownie mix since the batch that I made ( somehow they hit off big with them lol) was so delicious. His dad was really friendly as well. I'm glad my mother and sister were there to support me as well. 
   I have now said my last goodbyes to Riley :(. He has been a really good friend to me. He basically co-hosted my birthday party last minute when everyone else bailed. I have had really great times with him like: canyon drives,movies, parties,sledding,snowflakes,dances,efy and more! Thanks so much Riley for the years you have been my friend :) You better write me!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pre-Graduation jitters!!

Wow k so today is the big day!! I'm really nervous how it will turn out. I had lunch with Kaitlyn Livingston and Eric Alsop at Cafe good!! Mmmm Something about dragon fire grilled chicken and house sauce just sets the day off right!
          We have looked at flower stores but no luck finding a lei. I didn't even know people did that until recently. Good thing I had happy hour lemonade to make it all better. It seems as though Charlene is going to graduation for the friend benefit more than to support me. Maybe I'm just self-centered, I would ask her but she's at Arby's with her friends.
         I'm really enjoying this whole gift thing! I have received many cards and gifts to congratulate me on my success for graduating! Hopefully my absences wont count against me.
        I'm just starting my makeup! Oh I can't wait to go to graduate!!! Yay finally! It's so surreal though; I don't even feel like it's really happening. I've waited my entire life for this moment, it's just too my to comprehend. I'm hoping since I have no choice to put mascara on ( gold eye lashes) I won't cry too much...
       So I gave in. I bought a ticket to boondocks! It will be my first time, wish me luck. Party all night whooohoooo!! K well I should be getting ready now.... WISH ME LUCK!!!! :) :)

The best gifts come wrapped in barbed wire

Hey everyone!! So I'm really excited to try this blogging thing! It's always seemed really here it goes!

A little while ago in English we had to write a "This I believe" essay. This I believe is a webpage that people of all ages write to. The essays are short and sweet and consist of a belief that a person has discovered. The beliefs are not necessarily religious, but can be.
So the belief I chose to write about was entitled: The best gifts come wrapped in barbed wire. This may sound odd, but let me explain. You know the saying," You don't know what you have until it's gone?"- That's sort of it. Another quote I like sums it up pretty well also, " The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph." One thing that I have learned from life is that everything happens for a reason (a greater good to fulfill). When we suffer for ,from, or through something the source of relief is blissfully sweet. Take Utah weather for example: The longer we suffer through cloudy skies, the more we rejoice in sunny days.
So what can you take from this? It's worth the fight! Every moment of climbing and sliding down the rocky mountain is one step closer to the top; and oh can I tell you the view is breathtaking! :)