Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Scream and Shout! School is Out!


I finished my Junior Year. Phew! It was a close one, that's for sure. To start off Summer, I sang at graduation again this year and then I watched as 87% of my friends graduated from high school. That means they are leaving me alone with 4 other kiddos to trek through senior year. I'll have another wonderful post about our graduation adventure, but not right now. 
Anyways, since school has been out, I have been stuck working 8 hour shifts everyday. It's seriously really really sad, depressing, and tiring. While I love kids, I cannot handle another day surrounded by them. And don't even get me started on the lovely Toddler Time.

My wonderful Coworkers love to take photos of me:

Lauren and Gray

Lauren and McShane

Being Summer though, it means one of my best friends comes in town for 2 months! He is my best friend Travis' cousin who lives in Arizona. He is meant to live in San Clemente though and that's a fact. Together the 3 of us dominate every party we go to/work at because we are that fun. 
Admit it, you think he's hot

Yeah, we are the life of every party



Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Summer of Goodbyes


This summer is destined to be the summer I say Farewell to a lot of my wonderful friends. Most of my friends are off to college or to serve missions for their church. One Sunday before they leave on their mission they give their "Farewell Talk" where they give a goodbye speech about how they cannot wait to serve The Lord for 2 years. I love these Sundays.

This past Sunday, one of my closest friends from OCMCO gave his Farewell Talk. He and I became pretty close on our trip to Texas(more on that later), but he lives in Rancho Cucamonga. Which meant I got to go on a day trip to see my best friend give his talk! My other really good friend, Randall, was my travel buddy as we woke up at 6am to travel the distance.

I love adventures. And this seemed like the perfect adventure to take right in the middle of my finals week.

We arrived safely and went to his church. We sat with our other friends Blake, Skylor, Alyssa, and Jared. I love these people. It truly is the hardest thing to live so far away from the people you love.

Anyways, Kayvon gave the best Farewell Talk I have ever heard(seriously no surprise) and he sang a beautiful duet with his sister. It's so sad to see my friends go, but I know they are serving The Lord and they will be so blessed for that.