Thursday, June 23, 2011


Last Tuesday was Joshua's birthday! Now he is FIVE! He celebrated with his friends at the park and Matt and I painted faces. The next day he went on the big dragon slides at Cherry Hill for the first time. Now, he is ready to move on to number six!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chalk Art

Yesterday we went to the chalk art festival up in Salt Lake City. When we came home Matt and I were inspired to make some chalk art of our own. The results were:

Flynn Rider

Mickey Mouse

Daisy Duck

Donald Duck

Sadly, everything was washed away when it rained this morning. Tear.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Showstoppers Recital

Note: If you are going to the performance tonight do not read beyond this point. I want it to be a surprise.

Today is my spring Showstoppers performance. I am in the Junior class, which is like, ages 10-12 I think. Next year they are changing the age ranges so I will be in the Seniors class. For this show we are doing Disney Nights, which is Aladdin, Mulan, and The Little Mermaid. Our class' songs are:


One Jump Ahead

Arabian Nights (reprise)


A Girl Worth Fighting For

True to Your Heart


Human Stuff- We get to dress like seagulls!!! CUTE!!!

Under the Sea

Its SO much fun!

Bree getting ready for her specialty number

Seagull costume!

Mulan costume

Aladdin costume (There is a white leotard under all costumes)

Abby's Baptism

Saturday was my cousin Abby's 8th birthday and baptism. We all had such fun! She got scriptures, a Fancy Nancy doll, a magnet board, and a ton of other stuff!

The Fancy Nancy doll

Opening presents

Lady Bug cake

Baptism dress.

Keep it up Abby!!!!


On Friday I got to go to Lexi (Who is a Dopp cousin)'s house for a photo shoot. She did me hair and makeup and we took a whole lot of cute pictures. It was SO much fun! These are some of my favorite pictures.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Recent Reads

Recently I've been reading a whole lot. I've finished three books in the last few days.

First up, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly by Gail Carson Levine. This one had a lot of great advice on writing, which is what I want to do when I grow up. Gail Carson Levine is one of my favorite authors, and this is the best book I've found on writing.

Next is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This is another really great one, which I have now read twice. It has a really good plot, even if it does bother my mom (Science Fiction isn't her thing). the two books that come after aren't quite as good, and the last book drives me nuts because one of my favorite characters gets killed off, but they're good too.

Last but certainly not least is Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin. This one is a memoir, and its really, really good. The first half/ two thirds takes place in China during the Cultural Revolution. Then it mostly takes place in the U. S. Really, really good book.

That's all for now!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sixth Grade Graduation

Friday was the last day of school! Sixth grade graduation was just before lunch, and the principal let everyone who had a parent there go home early. I won two awards, a gold medal for 200 AR points, and a certificate that each teacher gave out to 5-8 students in his/her class. I got mine for "Being and Aspiring Author." I also got to read a poem. Morgan Sang a solo and the entire sixth grade did a performance on...wait for it...KAZOOS! It was the music teacher's idea. It was a great last day in elementary school!

Makenna, a girl in my class.


Ashleigh G.

Sabrina W. Rider

(She is crushing on Flynn Rider from Tangled)

Mrs. Payne and I

My teacher last year, Mr. Sanders

Morgan and Tailor's little sister, Mykayla

Kie3rra (The "3" is silent) who my mom said looked like she was dressed for prom

Morgan, Tailor and I!


Me and Morgan (I was trying to take the picture myself)

Me and Tailor (ditto)

A GOOD picture of me and Tailor


Morgan at the Valentine's Dance

Me at the Valentine's dance

At the Greek festival Kennedy, Rachel, and Emily did a talk show. Kennedy was the host, "Bob," Rachel was two of the guests, Poseidon and Hades, and Emily was Aphrodite. Too funny!

Paige, after Morgan accused her of being a Justin Bieber hater. Yeah, right. It was just for fun, Paige and Ashleigh G. are crushing on him so bad, that when Mrs. Payne announced their names for graduation, they had her say them like their real last names were their maiden names, and now they were Paige and Ashleigh Bieber. Funny!

Mrs. Payne


Me and my then only BFF, Emme, on the first day of kindergarten. Wasn't I cute?

Getting on the bus for the first time

Getting ready to leave

Sixth grade was really great, and I'm going to miss Mrs. Payne a lot next year.