Sunday, May 20, 2012

Everything In Between

I'm getting all caught up... I promise!
I've been all over the place the last few weeks (what else is new)
and I'm excited to share some of the things that have been happening around here.
I treat my blog a lot like I do my journal... with only a few secrets left out ;)
So here is a bit of what I've been up to.

Zoe and I went with some friends up to their cabin near Strawberry Reservoir.
The boys were way excited to take us shooting. I had only been once before when my cousin Chris was leaving on a mission, which was when I was in middle school. It was way fun, and I must say I am somewhat of a natural... who would have thought? Uncle Myron will be proud.
Then we played a game of Soccer by the reservoir. Madison was a good sport having Zoe and I on his team... We are not exactly the best soccer players in the world and our non-competitive nature didn't help either. Somehow we managed to loose by only 2 points... and by somehow I mean that Madison was good enough for the two of us.
Afterwards, we watched the sunset from the deck and prepped for dinner. Then we drove back down to the reservoir to light off flying lanterns. Like every other girl who saw tangled, I was excited to try it! It was elating to watch them take off into the dark and follow the light until it eventually was too small to see.
It was a fun trip before finals and a great way to relax a little... I absolutely love the outdoors and it made me giddy to start planning camping trips for this summer.

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The week after finals I had a visit from my dearest friend Michael!
I hadn't seen him in two whole years! He was serving and LDS mission in Florida speaking Haitian Creole and we had only kept in contact through a few letters here and there. It was great to see him standing on my doorstep after two years, really surreal, but amazing. Its weird how after two years of growing up, it can still feel like nothing has changed at all... I'm excited for more of my friends to start coming home! 


During finals week, my parents and sister came to visit! My dad was just recently made President of the Alumni Association at BYU (you can read an article about it here) and his first order of business was to speak at graduation! We couldn't sit still while watching him sit on the stand with Elder Oaks. We were hoping to get a laugh out of him, but we sufficed with his little smirks here and there as we maturely made funny faces at him. 

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Now I'm just hanging out at home for a couple of weeks. We've celebrated birthdays, mothers day, band concerts, swim competitions, and my little brother just moved up from primary into the young mens program... lots of exciting things for my family and I'm glad I got to be here for it.
Here are some little snippets taken from Instagram. 

High School nostalgia... Prom dress and letterman jacket.

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Little sister's Swim finals and a good old fashion car wash.


Little brother turned 12 and graduated from the Primary!
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Visiting friends in town.
 Farryn and her fiance came down for a weekend and we took a trip to Balboa Island and ordered a few of the famous Hippo Cookies. 
Spencer road tripped with some friends to California, so we met up for a day at Disneyland. We went to Jerusalem together and it was fun to catch up and talk about our favorite memories. In case you were wondering, yes we did match on purpose.

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Celebrated having this wonderful lady as a mother. If it weren't for her, I would have had no basis for picking up a fake british accent.
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Went to my little brother's band concert. I only have ears for you Scott. Go trumpet.



Getting excited for this bride to be... I took her bridal photos just the other day and I can't wait to post them. I'll have to hold my mouse until june though since we want the groom to be surprised. She posted a photo of the gorgeous floral crown, so I figured it'd be alright if I did too. I really couldn't help myself.

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I got to play with these two cute babies for a weekend (post to come soon). 
Calling my self Auntie Kate from now on.

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Other than that, I've just been picking up goodies and soaking in all the beautiful colors of summer.

Famous Feet Pictures
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Books and Baseball

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And last but not least... the ever so popular "You're so vain for taking pictures of yourselves" photos.

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I'd say it's been a pretty great summer so far. I can't wait for all of my adventures that I have planned. I can not get over how blessed I feel... sometimes it just seems like everything is just going my way. 

Bon Voyage!

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