I loooove UEA!!!

This weekend was so much fun! We had UEA weekend, which meant we got school off on Thursday and Friday. It was so nice to have only 3 days of school and a 4 day weekend! I did a lot of stuff every day and it was way awesome!

Wednesday: Technically, we still had school on Wednesday, but I went to the football game, so I'm counting that night as UEA. I went to the football game with one of my friends. We played against Northridge high school and beat them something like 30 to 7. It was a way fun game and we stormed the field when it was done. Then we went home and went to bed.

Thursday: My friends wanted me to hang out the whole day but I didn't really want to waste my whole day doing that so in the morning, I did a few chores and then later I went shopping with my brother and sister. I still had an art class (for college) so I went to that and learned about positive and negative space. :) Then I went with my friends. We mostly just talked and then started to watch a movie, but I went home, so I didn't get to see the rest.

Friday: On Friday morning, I did more chores (surprise, surprise) and then went out with my family later and some other fun relatives and saw "Journey to the Center of the Earth." To be truthful, I thought it was probably going to be kind of dumb, but it turned out to be pretty cool. Right before that we went to a park and had fun there.
Me in the middle (in the brown shirt) with my siblings and cousins! Notice my brother reading--he couldn't even look up for a picture the book was so good. haha, typical of him!

(Friday continued) That night, I went to a masquerade with some of my friends from yearbook staff. Another girl who's on yearbook was throwing it. It turned out to be way fun. The girl's mom is a teacher at this junior high so they did it there in the cafeteria. There was food and music and stuff, too. We played some games and learned a dance too, so it turned out to be pretty sweet.

Early in the morning, I went with some friends to the temple to do baptisms for the dead. We didn't actually get to do baptisms, just confirmations, because the temple was so busy and some group of like 20 youth showed up unexpectedly. We would have stayed, but Courtney had to be somewhere so we just left.
Brooke and Courtney pretending to be asleep (not that the temple is boring!)

Who knows what I'm doing. :D

Brooke loves the temple!! It gets two thumbs up!

(Saturday continued) Later in the day, I had to go to work for eight hours (ugh!) but it turned out to be okay. I was there until eleven so I was way tired when I got home and went straight to bed.

Sunday: Sunday was a crazy day (weird, huh)! We went to church and left Sunday school to go to one boy's mission farewell (he was in our ward before it split and is an absolutely awesome kid). Then at 3 we went to ward choir practice (where I play the piano) and sang songs. At 5 there was a youth choir practice and right after that we were supposed to have a fireside by John Bytheway (it really is his last name!). However, he thought the fireside was at 7 and so he was about half an hour late, so we just sang songs until he came. It turned out to be a great fireside, and he was one of the funniest speakers I've ever heard! Then we got home, and sadly, we missed all of the "Amazing Race", so Cee Ryle had to tell us what happened. It was very hectic, but fun.

UEA turned out to be great and I really dreaded going back to school on Monday. Thankfully the week has gone by fast, and another weekend is already almost here!

P.S. High School Musical 3 comes out TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I were seeing the midnight show, but I will see it with my family to celebrate my birthday (a little late, I know). But I'm thoroughly excited and CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! That's all, have a great day!


It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas....?

Yeah, I'm confused too. For some silly reason, we already have snow in the beginning of October!! It snowed like crazy yesterday and when I woke up this morning, everything was covered in snow. Its not even Halloween, and it feels like Christmastime with everyone bundled up, building snowmen, the fireplace on, and snow outside. I was in such a Christmas mood, that I played a few Christmas songs on the piano (pathetic, huh?). I do wish it would come, though, because Christmas really is my favorite time of the year and its so much fun! Sadly, this snow is probably just a preview of what is to come. I'm sure there is much, much more snow that will be coming in the next few months. I hope we at least get a snow day out of it!
Our front yard and some of the houses on our culdesac covered in snow.

Cee Ryle went out to build a snowman!


Foootball Games!!!

So just this past Friday I went to a Football game with some friends. I had so much fun! The game was against our rival, Viewmont, so it was a super fun game because everybody really wanted us to win. We were basically crazy the whole time and had lots of fun cheering really loud. We ended up winning 14 to 3, which was great, because we really didn't even expect to beat them (our team lost to a really bad school last week for the Homecoming game, so we kind of figured we'd lose this game, but I guess not!).

After the game, we went to Wendy's to eat with some other people from our school, except everyone else besides us, was from Viewmont, so they were kind of bitter towards us. They imitated one girl's laugh and were throwing kids meal toys at us. It was pretty pathetic and way immature so we just left and then went home. It was such a fun night though! My friend took some pictures, so I put them on here.

Camie, Brooke, and me making strange faces (we stole the camera).

From left to right: Kaylin, Michelle, Brooke, Anna, Jen, and me

P.S. Some things I got for my birthday were CARRIE UNDERWOOD CONCERT TICKETS!!!! (can you tell I'm excited?), these way cute pink boots, cute clothes and other shoes, scrapbook stuff, the CD and DVD of August Rush (such a good movie!), and lots of other fun stuff!


My 17th Birthday!

Today is my birthday and I'm officially seventeen years old! I think it is so weird that I'm already seventeen, because my sixteenth birthday really doesn't seem like it was that long ago. And now here I am a year later. To most people, seventeen probably doesn't sound that important, but to me it really means a lot (more than being old enough to donate blood). I only have one more year of being a real kid, and so I really have to make the best of it! Its my Senior year and I'm going to make sure I have fun and be happy, even though I will still have to worry about other stuff, like going to college and figuring out a career and other stuff like that. I thought I would write down some goals I have for the next year:
  • Have fun!!!!
  • Get accepted to my dream college
  • Continue working on getting my associate's degree
  • Graduate from high school
  • Be amazing at being myself :)
Now I just wanted to post some pictures of things I have done over my days of being sixteen... (and it helps me get caught up on everything I haven't posted).
the Masquerade

Going to wonderful, fun, amazing CHICAGO!!

Going to Nauvoo--so amazing!

the first day of my Senior year

Homecoming 2008

Nutcracker 2007- my last year :(

Prom 2008

The Arts Festival in June

Ballet recital- June 2008
The fourth of July 2008

The Halloween dance 2007

Doing crazy stuff in the mall for young women

Young Women's Basketball--we made it all the way to the championship!

Easter 2008 (our funny picture)

My sixteenth birthday and my surprise party!

Overall, I think I had a great year being sixteen and I hope seventeen will be even better! Thats all for today.

P.S. If I fail to keep up or anything or you want to know about some of these things I never blogged about, you can check the blog my mom does for our family. The link is

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