Tuesday, April 29, 2008
So my roommate decided to be sneaky...she and my friends conspired to throw me a surprise party last night. I had resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't going to have a party of any kind, since it was a busy weekend and today just as busy, but they surprised me. I had some suspicion and a small hope that something would happen, but I wasn't worried about since I plan on a big birthday next year, since it's my golden birthday (turning 28 on the 28th), but they got me anyway.
Emma invited me over for a picnic and I didn't think anything of it, expect I thought it was kind of weird that she only invited 4 other people. However with Emma's past history with planning picnics I thought that the small group was her way to avoid a repeat. I told Jess about it and she said she couldn't come...which is fine, she's usually busy, but when she said she just wanted to sleep and would be up to watching the movie with us at our house afterwards I was a little suspicious, but not really. The odd thing I should have caught on to, which did cross my mind, but I didn't say anything about it, was that we had the indoor picnic at Reed's house when mine or Emma's or even Mel's would have been closer to the majority of the people and why did we were going to my house to watch the movie? I mean Reed's house would work just as well and we were already there...As the evidence shows I'm really slow sometimes and they got me.
Reed made me a cake and we had it for the treat at FHE. They sang to me...which by the way is kind of embarrassing.
I definitely felt loved and enjoyed myself. I don't have pictures (which is my normal...a few lines and tons of pictures). I had my camera but never took any pictures.
YAY for friends who love me and birthdays that come every year!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Dogwood...does anyone know why it's called that? (outside the Greek Embassy)
I'm not sure what kind of tree this is, but I love it's flowers.
Like I've said so many times these pictures really don't do them justice. There is something indescribable about walking outside and seeing nature all dressed up for Spring. As cheesy as this sounds, I find myself smiling for no real reason as I walk by the blooming trees. They just make me happy.
Monday, April 21, 2008
The Bella Vista Ward threw a party for the Langley ward as a thank you and as a anniversary celebration. I had a fanctastic time
There was food and friends...I was a little wired and picture happy.
Digging the hole
A job well done...us and our tree
Jess called her folks to find out the Embassy hours, since it obviously wasn't open...and of course since I had a camera so I took another picture.
The perfect Spring day...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Now Jess, to get this one removed we're talking dinner and laundry :P
And you thought I was going to take a picture!
Once again I have to say that mine was not the only camera there and many of the best pictures are on Jess' camera and someday some how I'll hopefully get them.
P.S. Jess...I know this isn't the most flattering picture of you, but I don't have any others so if you would like me to remove this picture please send me the pictures on your camera from this event (Emma, you too)...Thanks!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Happy Birthday Danny!
This year I'll be turning 27 and feeling a little old. There are so many things I thought I would have accomplished by 27 and haven't done them. However there are many things I never thought I would do and yet have. To name a few:
1) Serve a Mission (I never thought I was going to go on a mission until I was about 17 or so and some boy told me I couldn't/shouldn't go and that sister missionaries were nothing but problems. That planted the seed and then the desire just grow until I went despite everything)
2) 3 months in Europe
3) Moved to the East Coast (It was always a dream of mine and now I actually did it)
Isn't life Amazing!? You think you have it all planned out and the road twists and turns. Plans change, crisis happen and are averted, yet one constant is that the sun will rise tomorrow and we are given a new day with no mistakes (for those Anne of Green Gables fans) and full of new opportunities. And we...we get to enjoy the journey, wherever the road will take us.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
It's my mom's birthday tomorrow and my sisters and I decided to put together a slide show, featuring family pictures. My mom is currently in Georgia taking care of some property there and is kind of far from my Dad (in California) and the rest of us spread throughout the USA (i.e. Virginia, Florida, Utah and Texas) We thought she would enjoy some memories of us. My sister sent me some long forgotten pictures from our childhood
One of the oldest family pictures we have. Aren't we cute!? Doesn't Katelyn look a lot like her mom when she was her age?