Monday, June 16, 2008

my turn..

So I finally am feeling well since my surgery. Let me tell you, getting your tonsils out is not fun at all. Especially when the pain medication makes me throw up. :( But life was awesome before I had to go through all this torture...
Like Rondi said, we went to Idaho for our cousin Lindy's wedding and got to spend time with Shera and her family along with our other family. It was great!

Then after MUCH anticipation, the road to graduation started. The start off the trail to victory was Seminary Graduation. I was asked to put together a musical number for the meeting so me and seven of my friends from the stake sang. Much thanks to my friend Greg for suggesting me for that... But I'll admit, it wasn't all that bad.

Then, the next weekend was the Senior Dinner Dance. All my girls and I got together and went to this lovely event. Minus the instant mashed potatoes, cheesecake the size of my middle finger and a student's iPod as our was pretty fun. I wore one of my moms dresses from her youth.

Then just a few days after that, I checked out at school. We signed yearbooks, said our goodbyes and picked up our cap and gowns. I'll miss it, but it sure felt good to walk away knowing i'd never have to go to school there again. Finally Thursday May 28th came and it was time to graduate! I started off the day with a nice breakfast with my friends Sara, Lindsey and Jessica and Magelby's Fresh.

Then we went over to the David O. Mckay Events Center for graduation rehearsal, spent the rest of the day getting ready, and finally, headed back over there for the real thing. It was great walking down that red carpet as my name was called and pictures of me flashed on the screen. Finally, the moment I had been waiting for...Congratulations Class of 2008..."WE DID IT!!!"

After the big event and plenty of pictures, a bunch of friends and I headed over to Tepanyaki for a celebration dinner! We all loved it, the boys and their shrimp catching contests and us girls and our beauty. haha. Then we changed and headed back to the school for the Senior All Night Party! This was a blast! We had big blow up toys, twister, karaoke, a spa, lots of food, bingo, a hypnotist, and more! It was a great way to end high school.

So now it's all over. Time for the big stuff...Almost. As for now, Summer is here and now that I am finall recovered I am ready for the fun!

much love, emmyj

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Old news is still good news, right?

Apparently I was not cut out for this blogging business. In an attempt to redeem myself I will update you on a few things that have been going on...

Our cousin Lindey got married in Idaho at the beginning of May. It was so fun to see our cousins that we had not seen in a while and of course it was great to see Shera and Clint and the kids. We even made Shera ditch the kids one night and we went to a movie!
A few weeks ago I ran the Ogden half marathon. It was my second half marathon and hopefully not my last... My good friend Jenny Capell and her friend Kellie ran with me. Ogden canyon is so pretty!

The night after the race, my lovely roommates and friends and I went to the Cheesecake Factory in Salt Lake. It was delicious!
Unfortunately I left my watch there, so I had to go back up two days later with Emmy and the parents. It was really upsetting to eat there again...

For Memorial weekend I went with mom and dad to Vegas to see Kris and Leslie and the girls. The weather was cold but we really had a good time shopping and just hanging out! On the way home we stopped in St. George where my sister-in-law Heather's parents cooked us a wonderful dinner!

As many of you know, Emmy graduated from high school last week! I can't believe that she is out, and going to college in 3 months! Time goes by too fast! Because Emmy and I were the only family around to celebrate the graduation, my parents treated us to an amazing dinner at the Sundance Tree Room. Emmy and I both got the Buffalo steak and it was SO good!!! I had never had buffalo before but I loved it!
Emmy got her tonsils out yesterday so I will let her blog about the rest of graduation when she is feeling up to it!

This past Saturday, Emmy and I went to the Superbike World Championship at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele. It is a really cool track and it was so fun to see such a big event there. My very good friends Lance and Natalie own a motorcycle shop called Obsession Motoworx and they were up there promoting their shop so we went to support them! This event was the biggest that Utah has had next to the Olympics! People came from all over the world.

There has been a lot going on, but I will try to be better at posting so I don't make the posts so long! I hope all is well with each of you!

xoxo rondi