Thursday, April 30, 2009

photo shoot for prom!

Fun pictures aren't they? the first two are pictures of my group. It was such a fun group to go with. :) had a blasty blast!

these pictures are pretty much sweet. I'm excited to get them in the mail. these are my favorite ones though. we looked good together huh? i give the matchy matchy credit all to Christopher. That was all him. haha.

AWWW!!! how cute. well ladies and gentlemen. this is us.
well now about the actual day...
I went to breakfast with a big group of friends and had so much fun!!! This sounds bad, but honesty is my policy. but my favorite part of the whole day was breakfast. but the reason why i feel guilty saying that is because Christopher wasnt there. He had a tennis match that day, but i was still invited to go, so i though, "oh what the heck. I'll have fun" and i did. :) its not because Christopher wasnt there. It was just because it was fun. idk? anyways. then i went scrambling around town getting last minute things done for the night. Then at noon Christopher came and picked me up, cuz he got done at his tennis tournament early (he lost on purpose so that we could spend the day together. it was cute) we walked around downtown nampa and had some great laugs just us. then we went to his house, and we went motorcycle riding. it was so much fun. I would have to say the other best part of the day was this. We went to the lake and drove around and it was fun to get back on a motorcycle. considering the last time i was on one Ryan almost killed me. :) it was a little scary, ok alot scary, at first but i got used to it and i had a good time. then he took me home on the bike. I then got ready for the rest of the night. got my hair done by Erica Bird. THANKS PAL!! she also did my nails too. my hair was rockin and i loved it alot especially with the little flowers that she made in it. thanks again. I got ready, which i wont admit to the small amount of time i got ready in. :) not the typical prom day taking 4 hours to get ready. Christopher picked me up at 5 with Jay Valle and Mellissa Fitzen waiting outside and we went to Copper Canyon. It was de-lish-os. yum! i had a terrific salad that almost made me cry because of the de-lish-os-ness going on. it reminded me of the salads i had in FRANCE!!! i had a fettucini alfredo for dinner and it was also de-lish-os-ly-de-lish. we took a rather speedy trip over to Meridian for our photo shoot. it was wizard. (its a word i'm addicted to saying now. dont ask why. i love making up words. i just changed the noun to an adjective. fun.) we then took a trip to the park downtown Boise. to have some good amounts of laughs. including the ducks chasing us, the almost deathly incident on the bridge (my heel got stuck and it was almost calling for an embarrassment for the whole world. but i took care of it fast enough to just be a good belly laugh.), the cops stopping us in the park and kicking us out for looking to good to be in public (hahahahaha. JK! that really didnt happen. but it was a thought we laughed about) anyways. we made it to the dance in perfect timing. we got in the Skybox right when the sun was setting. I cried. not gunna lie. the last time i saw a sunset like that, which didnt compare to really, was in France. I would have to say that we THEE best moment in my entire life. not gunna lie. but I havent even started my blog on France, sorry, but you will hear about that amazing time in my life sometime. ahaha anyways back to the prom sunset. it was breathtaking. I loved it so much. it was setting and the whole boise valley was lit up including the sky. wow. what a feeling. I had a great time seeing all my friends in their gorgeous dresses and it was fun to see the reactions of all of the girls. "AHHHHHHHHH....AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!" is usually how it went. :) once the sun was gone and the night was alive the dancing began. it was fun. but i would have to say, the two best parts of the night.
1. the song, Wannabe by Spice Girls turned on. Bridget Nielson, Chelsea Jenks, Melanie Morris, Jordyn Holloway, and Krystle Lewis were reunited on the dance floor and reunited with the past. we used to dominate that song at stake dances. sounds lame but we love that song. its our song. and we own it. we got in our circle, sang loudly, cried, laughed, danced, and cried more because of the amazingness of the moment on our fingertips. at that moment in time. our song. at senior prom. never forget it girls.
2. sounds terrivle, but the other best moment at the dance was wathcing some other kid, didnt matter if it was a monkey or if it was brad pitt, but it was just the fact that this kid dominated Abe Burns on the dance floor. he totally showed him up and it was good to see that status isnt everything in life. some understand what i'm saying and some dont. i'm not gunna explain it. just sayin. i'm not trying to put down abe at all. hes a great guy. it was just cool to see its not everything in life. that theres always something. haha. thats all i'm saying.
but after our amazing dance. which i have to give props to. it was cleanest dance i've been to. the dancing was monitored closely and harshly. and the kids respected the rules that were given to us a week before prom to warn us. i mean there will always be dirty dancing, but it wasnt as bad as it used to be. and i also saw alot more modest dresses on the LDS girls and i was so proud of them. it was a pretty happy feeling.
then after that we were on our way back home. i feel bad, but they said it was okay, but i fell asleep on the way home. :) so when we got to Jay's house to play games we were all a little out to do anything requiring movement and thought. so we just went home. and thats it.
fun times. =]
oh ya and i better explain one thing. now that i re-read through it. I call Christopher because everyone calls him Chris. I tend to do that to people. I also like nicknames for the same reason. I like to call people by names that no one else calls them by. so its a little more personal and fun. so thats the reason why his name is Christopher in my world. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Senior PROM!

yay!!!! prom's finally here. i cant wait. but i have to say, and i know everyone agrees with me, the day before Prom is so stressful. trying to get times and places right, trying to get the boutonniere (which is a french word that means "bottonhole"), the hair figured out, the nails done, the makeup figured out, the jewlery figured out to a T, and everything planned out so perfectly that when tomorrow comes, we can have fun and not worry about what to do. anyways. I am stressing big time. I'm getting really worried actually. I dont have any money either so I have to wait till mama comes home inorder to get anything like the boutonniere and such. but it will be fine...hopefully. but i have all details figured out with the lady doing my nails and my hair so thats nice to get off my back, all i need to do is figure out details on when and where to go tomorrow and go to the store tonight to get last minute things. wish me good luck!!!
I will probably not post much about prom until later next week, but i promise to put it up. fun pictures included. lol
so I have basically finished my announcements for graduation, I am planning on ordering them tonight or Monday. but they are looking good, and hopefully you like them as much as I do. They have spent way too much of my time and more money that i've needed to spend in the last month. but they're done. thats good news for me.
I am still out on the job hunt. I have turned in over 20 applications in the last week, and I'm still planning on going to fast food resaurants this next week and greenhouses cuz i really wanna work at a greenhouse. it would be a sweet job. anyways, if you have any place for me to apply to, or anything that I could earn some money for. or any kind of suggestion will help me at this point. thanks for your support and love.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


oh my goodness, its too good to be true to have only 27 more days of high school left. But in the next 8 weeks I am going to have the busiest time of my life. But i cant wait. it will be worth it.
as most of you know, I am a 4.0 student and I am very proud of that fact! I was excited to hear that I was going to be a Suma Cum Laud (is that how you spell it?) graduate, but didnt think that all these major responsibilities would come due to my GPA. I am on the graduation committee due to my GPA and holy sheesh i have so much work to do. I decided to be on the decoration committee and what a load it is. So this is where you come in. First of all, any of you highest honor roll students on your graduation committee and what did you do? any suggestions for me? and for those that are smart when it comes to the heck do you make a balloon archway???!!! thats what we need to do, but have no clue how to do it. any help? also, anything that you guys remember about your graduation that was cool, that we could maybe use? I would appreciate some great help from all of you. anything will help. even just words of encouragement. thanks for all your help and guidance in my life so far, just dont stop now, this is where i need your help the most. stress is not what i need more of right now.
I am starting to work on graduation announcements as well right now. any suggestions or help with that? i have no clue what i am doing and if anybody knows how to make sweet announcements with pics and stuff, you'll be more help than you think. I'm gunna need it done in the next two weeks, so help is a must! =] and watch out for your announcement coming to you soon. thanks!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

a lil about France and exciting news...PROM!!

Well its been more than a week since i've been back from France, but it feels like years ago. it seems like a dream, and I hate everything about that!!! I'm sorry i didnt immediately post about France, and I'm not planning on doing it today either, but i will talk a little about it.
The biggest thing that I learned from my trip isn't what you probably expect. I learned alot about myself, what i want in life, and silly things that i do. haha. so funny story, i found out i make up tunes in my head, but outloud (if thats even possible) when i'm bored. Well not when music is playing, but like when i'm at school and i'm bored i just start humming or doot de doot dat dat de de de like crazy. like it's not even a real song, i just make it up as i go along. hahaha. ya didnt notice that before. and its funny now that i know... haha. but i learned that I am not a big city girl. that is a for sure definite!! I love little towns with simple minds and simple hearts. I love jogging when i have scenery to look at (yes, i did go on a jog with Cameron in Saumur, France up to a caslte and around town. it was so exhilerating I will never forget that moment in my life. ever), I love the beach (well not like California beachy beach. but like the beaches with the cliffs and rocks and stuff. oh man. best part of the whole trip!!!!), I love sunsets more than sunrises (I watched the sunset in Saint-Malo along the rocks with the water splashing up on us, and the brisk cool wind best part of the whole entire trip!!!), I really enjoy being alone, I figured out that Scarfs are fashionable and really useful actually, found out that Mona Lisa is a total scam and dissapointment(its probably the size of your computer screen!!!!!), found out that I really do have a testimony of my Savior and I really do need to go to church and seminary and stuff to get my fix of the gospel (I havent been to church for 5 weeks, havent been to mutual for 4 weeks, and missed seminary for 2 weeks!), found out that I really can weigh more than 115 for the rest of my life (i gained 6 pounds in france!! better yet, I've been 115 since 8th grade and came back from France at 121 pounds!) but also found out that the food here is disgusting!!!!!! so i am down to 114 pounds now because my body will not eat because the food is so gross here. ridiculous i know. but its true. i dont have an appetite to eat much anymore. but oh well, now i can save more money in college right?! hahaha JK JK JK!! well i learned so so so much about Paris, France in General, about history, about different cultures, about myself, and about my mom too. but i wont continue to bore you with this, so I'll write another time about more that i learned and more that i did.
well i do have some exciting news though.....
I was asked to Prom yesterday!!! =] oh man. i am so flippin excited i can hardly keep it in. but i'm trying not to show it 'cuz i dont want to sound stupid. lol anyways.... so the story begins Sunday night....
I got a txt from Hailee that says, "have you been asked to Prom yet?" of course i said no, and asked why? she said no reason. and i told her whatever you know, just dont tell me cuz i want to keep it a surprise. so i couldnt go to bed that night cuz i knew i was being asked to Prom, but had no clue how and who. so Monday I heard from everyone from all walks of life come up to me and ask me if i've been asked to prom yet? and then they would say, "oh i'm so excited for you!!" so i was getting bugged about it so much, but no one told me anything, which i was really happy about. By Monday night I knew he was in my stake, he's cute, he's a really good kid, and i''ll have alot of fun. thats all the clues that i got. so i wasnt worried if this was gunna be another terrible dance because they all promised me i would love it.
Tuesday comes along, I walk out of English (2nd period) and some kid hands me this huge box wrapped in pink wrapping paper with a huge bow on it. sheesh he could have just given me that and i would have been okay. =] so i opened it and all i saw was tissue paper, so looked around and pulled out a volleyball. It had Twix all over it and it said, " I can "SET" you up for a great Prom date...I'll entertain you wif (had to put the little rascals twist in it) my fancy "twix" if you go with me...The ball is in your court!...Chris Redd" awwwww!!! thats about all i could say. so i enjoyed my twix and played with my volleyball. it was rad. so my wheels were already turning in ways i could answer him. i just have to say.... i did not use the internet or any other sources but my brain on this. so proud of myself!! so i wont explain how this all happened how i got it all figured out and stuff, but i'll tell you it how he saw it.
so i went to his choir concert last night, and gave his mom a note to give to him before he leaves back home and it said,
"You're a great singer,
and when home be sure to linger
to the place where you like to sleep.
Just dont count sheep.
Dont forget to look for a box
on top of where you keep your sox.
I hope you have as much fun
as I did trying to get this done."
so he went home, straight to his dresser and there was the big REDD box. he opened it and there was a canistr that you hold tennis balls in (he plays tennis) with confetti and butterfingers (heloves butterfingers) in it and this poem that says,
"Hey Fredd!
Or are you Tedd?
Oh wait, you’re Redd.
Christopher Redd.

Once upon a time, there was a box.
Not a Redbox, but a pink box,
And it was from the Redd fox.
It was quite shox!

Inside there was a ball,
But don’t fall off a wall,
You’re such a doll, for asking me to the ball.

Then I almost dropped dedd,
And I fled to my bedd
To rest my weary hedd
After I redd what you sedd!

So I spent the afternoon
Acting like a Bafoon,
Blowing up balloon(s),
And rhyming like a loon.

So enjoy your butterfinger
And be glad I’m not a singer.
Oh that would be a stinger
If I decided to linger!

Let’s not take a mo-pedd,
Nor eat some moldy bredd
In a smelly garden shedd
Or I’ll call you a goat-hedd!!

So this is my call,
“You must search for a tennis ball!”
But please don’t sit and stall
Just look through the box y’all!

Does this sound like Dr. Suess
Or just a silly goose?
Well now I let you loose
‘Cuz this is the Redd Caboose!"

so he had to look through the box, through all the butterfingers, confetti, and balloons to the bottom where the three tennis balls were. They said Oui/Si, Of Course, and YA!! so thats about it. today when i saw him, he said he was extremely impressed with me thinking that up in one afternoon and getting it to him the same day. He said his fam, especially mom, was extremely impressed with it all as well. In fact hi mom called everyone in the phone book practically to let them know of his wonderful date to Prom and read to them the poem and stuff. so that makes me happy. i didnt know if he would find the humor in it or not. but hes a really funny guy, so i was glad he took it well. haha.
anyways.... so i have my dress, thanks to my cousin Katie Williams. Its a peach color and its SO pretty. like over the top pretty. i cannot wait to wear it. but hopefully we will be making plans soon and getting things done for Prom. Its on th 25th of April at BSU in the.... SKYBOX!!!! yeah. i'm so excited for that! anyways. its good to be back and in the groove of things. i miss France like none other!!! have a great week!!