After graduation MVT rented out a bowling alley. There was yummy food, GREAT prizes, unlimited cosmic bowling, arcade games, and good times. It was the last time I will probably be altogether in the same room with some of the most amazing people i've ever known. I'm so glad that I went and got AMAZING pictures with the best friends EVER! Please enjoy!! :)
Then after the grad party...a bunch of people went over to my friend Kelsey's house and had crepes and chilled. After that, Elle, Chelsi, Kara, and I went back to a hotel in Scottsdale and partied and chilled. The next night---Kara and I had fun taking some crazy ridiculous pictures in the hotel room. Ahahaha. We are so weird. I just love it. And her. :)
Monday, May 26, 2008
On Wednesday night I graduated from seminary and was given the opportunity to speak at it. I had a lot of people come and support me...thanks! Afterward, Jenny, Jan, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Prilly, James, Kara, and I all went to Red Robin. It was so much fun! You'll have to see the video of me and Kara making funny faces. Explanation: we do this and keep snapping photos...you get the funniest shots. Side note...my mom thought it was funny so she video taped it! Hahaha. Also, on Thursday night I was able to graduate...altogether...in the rain! It was a BLAST!!! Freezing...but so SOOOO worth it. I will never forget the memories. And I have some of the BEST pictures ever!! I'm going to miss MVT and all the many memories I have had there but I would not change a thing. Thanks to all my teachers, friends, administrators, and experiences...I will never forget you! And thanks to all my family and friends for getting me where I am today! I love you all!! :)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
in five hours i will be sitting on the field with my fellow 2008 seniors (hopefully), graduating.
Everyone please pray that it will stop raining so that we can all be together! :)
Anyway...i'm so sad to leave behind my life at MVT---but at the same time---i'm so ready to begin a life beyond high school.
Seniors...we have had some GREAT memories. And i wouldn't trade those for the world.
MOUNTAIN VIEW TOROS CLASS OF 2008---LET'S GET OUT THERE AND SHOW THE WORLD WHAT WE ARE MADE OF! :)Congratulations seniors...we made it to the end!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Ok...sorry I haven't been on here in awhile. Things have been really crazy but I thought i'd catch up a bit...a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to New York with Mesa High Student Council. Oh my goodness...might I just say that it was the MOST AMAZING trip EVER. I loved it there. We did a variety of things such as visit the Empire State Building (where I did get kissed on the cheek), go to the Statue of Liberty, experience the subway, shop at Chinatown, enjoy art at the Metropolitan Museum, watch Simba and Rafiki in The Lion King on Broadway, go to Ellis Island and lots more! One day we went to Philadelphia and saw Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where they signed the Declaration of Independence), and even the first house of Congress. While everyone else was thrilled they were standing at the same spot where part of National Treasure was filmed, I was revelling in the fact that I was where the first Senate group held the fist meeting. This just proves to you my wonkish ways...I love government. Thanks Mrs. Ries! :) (And yes, wonk is in fact a REAL word...look it up in the dictionary!) On Sunday we went to a ward in Manhattan and John Heder---the guy from Napolean Dynamite---was sitting right behind Kenzie. Needless to say, I actually met him. On top of experiencing a million and one fun aspects of New York...I was also able to meet 29 of the most amazing kids ever! I made some really great friends and had a wonderful time getting to know people that Courty and Judy get to interact with on a daily basis. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to meet them! It was also really great getting to spend extra time with Ben, Judy, Kenzie, and Courtney. We definitely had some great bonding moments as family. Yes, this does include eating at an authentic Japanese restaurant on Times Square. Me. Actually eating the food. Despite my picky eating ways. I actually tried tofu soup, ate an entire meal with chopsticks, had noodles with seaweed in them, and ate things I couldn't even TRY to pronounce the names of. And it was GREAT. We were the only non-asians in the entire restaraunt. Such a great memory. Wow. :) Overall, the entire trip was a fantastic experience I will never forget.