Saturday, June 5, 2010

All Grown Up!

It honestly feels like it was just yesterday that I graduated from high school. I remember every detail of my high school and all of the fun things that I did during graduation week. I can't believe that it has been 6 years and that now my little sister Lynsie is graduated! Crazy! I literally can't believe that she is old enough to be graduated!

Isn't she beautiful? She got her senior pictures done a few weeks ago and they turned out great. These are some of my favorites...

The first graduation that we went to for her was Seminary Graduation. Oh so boring but I guess worth going to?...

Here is everyone that came to support her.

Here is Lynsie with Grandma Moyes.

Here she is with Grandma and Grandpa Smith.

Then came the really boring part.... Syracuse High's graduation.

We started the night off by going to to my location of occupation for dinner. Mmmm!

Just enjoing "our" frozen lemonade that Lynsie ordered.

Here is a picture for their 50th Anniversary video. Cute.

Here are Grandma and I waiting for the graduation to start. I made sure that I got to sit next to her because I knew she would keep me entertained. And I was right. She can always keep me laughing.

I think she was a little bit embarrassed but we wouldn't quit yelling her name til she looked up at us to get a picture.

They are officially graduated! The tassle has changed sides! Yay!

Lynsie and her friend Danny. This is the only picture I have of her with friends and he didn't even graduate with her. Ha.

Here I am with the graduate! Yay! Congrats Lyns! I am proud of you and all of your hard last minute work that you did to graduate! Jk. I am glad that you are growing up and that we are becoming best friends! I love you and can't wait to see all of that great things that I am sure you will do!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Farewell Simon!

I am finally ok enough to post about this. I love, love, love American Idol. I just started watching it last year but I instantly became hooked! My very favorite thing about the show was Simon.
I am completely and totally head over heels for him!

I think that he is so witty and charming and I love that he says exactly what he is thinking. Sure sometimes he says mean things but for the most part they are true.

Here are some of my favorite Simon quotes:

"Did you really believe you could become the American Idol? Well, then, you're deaf."

"My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't."

"If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning."

"There was one great part to your song - it was the end!"

"Oh, gosh, where do I start? I mean I'm not being rude but you look like the Incredible Hulk's wife."

"I actually wish you had forgotten the lyrics, because it was such a pointless performance."

“It was almost like you were giving birth up there at the end.”

“It’s like you want one scoop of ice cream and you got eleven. It was almost too much.”

“If you would be singing like this two thousand years ago, people would have stoned you.”

“What is a Free Willy?! What’s the film about? I’m confused because I can’t connect a whale called Willy and what you just did.”

"We've done three seasons of American Idol and by now it is safe to assume that most people know that you have to be able to sing. But people turn up who can`t sing a note and yet they believe they are the Second Coming."

"I never want to hear that song again. I cannot stand it. I'm allergic to it."

He just has a way of saying things in a way that no one else can or dares to.

And when he winks on the show I literally feel giddy. I get so excited when he comes out!

So obviously it was a very difficult thing for me to watch the finale this year. They did and said so many nice things for him and about him but it was still so sad to me. I literally missed him inbetween the seasons this year and now he will not be back on it at all. Everytime they would put the camera on him or start talking about him I would start crying. At times during the show I was literally sobbing. Probably the most touching is when they had all of the past winners come out and sing together. Talk about a tear jerker! Lynsie told me that I looked like someone had died by the time that the show was over. And the next day I had a headache and my eyes were a little swollen. I know that I probably take these sort of things too seriously but I can't help it. I love him and totally get into it. It was a very sad night. In my opinion American Idol is basically over. It will not last without him. He made American Idol what it is today.

I felt pretty bad that I was so distracted with Simon's farewell because I should have been and really am so happy that Lee won!

I know that they said this a lot on the show but he truly is what American Idol is all about. He was a worker at a paint store before he came on the show and now he is an amazing, famous singer who is making albums. He is absolutely adorable, humble, and so talented.

Everytime that he would get the "Lee DeWyze eyes" I would tear up too. I love him and can't wait for his cd's to come out! So overall, American Idol was another huge success in my opinion. I hope that it can stay as good as it always has been and that Ellen can keep it going but I am worried. But if not then I guess I will just be switching over to the X-Factor or whatever it is. Even if that isn't good it'll at lease have Simon to watch!

R.I.P. Pearl!

So this happened months ago but I can't not document this important event of my life. It was a blizzard one morning. I was being a very diligent student and was still going to school. It was taking literally forever to get to school because I was driving so slow. Well... I was driving and I started to slide all over. I wasn't too concerned because I was the only one of the road. I was going pretty slow and really there wasn't anything that I could do about it so I was just letting it slide out. Well I started to come around this bend and there was a stupid car just sitting on the side of the road. Well Pearl was heading straight for the car and so I started to panic. So I jerked my wheel hard to the right to try and run into the curb. Phew! It worked. I hit the curb and was very glad that I didn't hit the car. As soon as I hit the curb the stupid parked car just drove away. Dumb car. Well I wasn't even a bit concerned about hitting the curb so I just pulled back out on the road and started driving to school again. As I was driving it seemed like I was swerving more than normal but it was super slick so I really didn't think too much of it. But then it kept getting worse and worse. Finally I pulled over and called my dad. He told me to just go to school still and take it to Sterling's (our mechanic) on my way home. So I started to head to school again but it kept getting worse and worse. I was getting extremely worried. By this time I had already missed my first class so I just turned around and headed to Sterling's. By the time I got there I was swerving all over the road trying to keep it straight. I dropped her off and waited for the diagnosis. It came a few hours later. I had done some significant damage and it was going to be $1700 to fix. My beloved Pearl wasn't even worth that much so she had to be retired. It was a sad day. I didn't even get to give her a proper farewell.

This was the tire that hit the curb. :( It is turned to the right when the other tires are all straight. It is a sad sight. Pearl has been such a good car. I got her when I was 16 and she lasted til I was 23. Sometimes I would get embarrassed that I still drove the same car from high school but I really did love her and all of her unique sounds and things that she did. I had some good times and made some good memories in her.

Pearl has been decorated for more concerts than I can even count. Those were some of the best times in her.

She was adorable and I loved her oh so much. I ran out of gas more times than I can remember in her, fit more people than was legal in her multiple times, spilled more Dr. Pepper in her than most people drink in a lifetime, didn't get her oil changed for probably a year or more on a few occasions in my younger dumber days, let boys max her out on the freeway in high school, and locked my keys in them more times than I can remember too. I grew up in Pearl and it is very hard to see her go. But... on the bright side...

I introduce Tessa!

I found her on KSL. (Don't mind the Volcom sticker. I still need to remove that.) I love Tessa. At first I thought she was a boy but she tricked me. She is just a little on the manly side so I gave her a name that is kinda manly in my opinion. Tessa. So far she has been great. We are really bonding. I would like to say that I have kept her as clean as I got her and changed my ways since Pearl, but that isn't true. She looks just as lived in as Pearl did and probably has a Sonic cup and wrappers in her right now. We still aren't as close as Pearl and I but I see great things in our future!