Sunday, May 24, 2009

California Here We Come!

Some of my friends and I decided to take a road trip to California and stay there for a few days. Josh's parents lived there so it worked out perfect! Alex, Josh and I climbed into his truck and started our journey to California. I was going to try and help drive, but neither of the guys could fit in the middle seat. Alex ended up getting a ticket on the way there. He told me it was about time that he got one. What a great attitude! Josh wanted to see if he could make it to Las Vegas on one tank of gas. This is how we rolled into Vegas. We had two more friends meet us in California so there were 5 of us total!
On Sunday we went to look at the temple and walk around. It is beautiful! 

Palmtrees are the best ever!
Alex pondering life... "What are we going to eat for dinner?"
The guys
Jac and I! I am so glad she came on this trip. We got along so well and instantly became really good friends! She is adorable. 
On Monday we went to Six Flags. It was so much fun! Alex lost his phone on the first ride we went on. He wasn't having the best luck on our trip. First the ticket, now this? The next day we went to China Town and the Fashion District. So much shopping!
This is my foot after I got stung by a bee... No idea that was going to happen! This is a picture taken on Tuesday night and I got stung out Sunday.
On Tuesday night after shopping all day, we went to the Dodger Game. 

We bought matching hats!
Dance Party!
Squished between two crazy boys for 10 hours each way. Gotta love road trips!
This is how we all felt by the end of the trip home... not really. It went surprisingly fast and we had a great time jamming to David Archuleta and almost everything else we could find on our ipods.

Plaid Shorts, Croquet, a Picnic and Cookies... Nothin' Better

 Alex and my sister Emily have had this ongoing joke about going on a date forever now, and it actually happened! It is only the second time we have been on a double together, and it was so much fun! I don't think I stopped laughing the whole time. Typical. We started the date with a picnic. 
Next, we had an awesome game of croquet. Of course, Shawn and I dominated. Notice the awesome shorts we all have. 

Next we had a contest with giant cookies. Bet you couldn't guess what we wanted to make... thats right, a palmtree!
Alex and Emily's was pretty awesome too! Nice fruit combinations! : )
My dad was the judge and he said it was a tie. But when mom got home, she said Shawn and I won. So clearly, we won for the second time that night!

Tribute to My Mom

I decided to try and be creative with the dessert I made. I got it from my CFA's blog. It didn't quite turn out how it was supposed to, but it sure was yummy!
Here is a video I made my mom for mother's day. I am so grateful for her and all she does. She is incredible and I couldn't ask for more. I'm glad I can be home for summer and spend time with her and the rest of the family!
And here is a video of my Junior year at BYU. So many good memories! I loved every minute and I am going to miss Park Place and all the awesome people there!

Microwave Fun

My dad, Emily and I were talking about microwaves one night and my dad told us about what happened when you put soap in the microwave. Why not try it? For any of you who are interested... this is what happens. Try it at home! Safe, and it makes your house smell of soap for days
The sound is doing weird things... so you don't need it turned on. 

I'm a terrible blogger...

So I have come to the conclusion that I am a terrible blogger. I have so much to catch up on, which makes me want to blog less and less as time goes on. But, I decided it was time for me to at least try and start catching up. So here we go!

Summer has turned out to be absolutely amazing so far!! I love coming home from work and hanging out with friends and family. One night Alex, Shawn and I went bowling. I will have everyone notice that I am the top score. Yes, that is right. I WON! 127 is my all time high at bowling. I think I might go pro!
Cinco De Mayo may be one of my new favorite holidays. Jake, Kat, Tom and I celebrated by eating fajitas, smashing a pinata, and watching Zoro. I was sure to get my share of the candy. 

Applebees is the place to be Mon-Thurs after 9pm. Half off appetizers! If all else fails, go to Applebees. 
Not sure what Alex was planning to do with that knife...