Friday, May 29, 2009


Lone Peak High School Graduation
Class of 2009

Marriot Center, BYU
May 28th, 2009
OMG!! Haile is an official
High School Graduate!!
5 years ago she was at my graduation from
Lone Peak & here we are HERS!

Proud Big Sister!

Day 2:

American Fork High School Graduation
Class of 2009

Marriot Center, BYU
May 29th, 2009

~ Spencer McDonald

- My stud cousin

Man growing up this kid was my partner in crime.

We use to play dress-up, have sleepovers, and the trouble we got in together.

And now he is ALL GROWN UP!

Will's sister Catherine also graduated from American Fork.
So we killed 2 birds with 1 stone...

Ok...not to make this about ME...

But I am.

5 years ago

So the past 2 days have been bittersweet.

I cannot believe how fast time flies.

Graduating from High School is something that is

13 YEARS in the making!!

I mean its what we work for from the time we're 5 years old.

Graduation is when we enter into the next chapter of our lives called:

The Rest Of Your Life!

I remember feeling like there was no way I was old enough

to start my life in the "real world".

Sometimes I still don't.

Nonetheless it has been an interesting journey

the past 5 years.

I have had many ups & downs.

Highs & Lows.

Happy & Sad moments.

Life after high school does not get any easier.

But as you get older & grow into the wonderful person

we all become...

We learn how to solve our own problems.

We Grow Up.

These days I have my moments wishing I was back in high school.

But I love my life.

And I look forward to more of my future.

The future I AM creating for myself.

I may have graduated 5 Years ago...

But I am still helping to make the world a better place.

Sick. I hate my pictures from that day.

Gage Herbst & Me: we lived next door to each other for years
Went to school together from 2nd grade till we graduated.

Will & I both graduated in 2004.
I from Lone Peak...
He from American Fork...
Complete rival schools, and yes we still take jabs at each others schools.
But we always manage to keep the peace.
We've known each other since we were 12...11 years now.
And 5 years since graduating High School....
How time flies.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sometimes I wish....

money really did grow on trees...
I was living in the mountains somewhere...

I was a total beach bum....

I was a world traveler....

I was famous....

I was an interior designer...

I was a photographer...

I was able to fly...

I was a blue eyed girl...

I was a mommy...

I could eat whatever I wanted...
I was a model...

I was living in a thomas kinkade painting...

I was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance...

I was a student at Hogswart...

I was Bella in Twilight...
I was a writer...

But for now, I will JUST BE ME.

**i tag whoever wants to do this.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A good Laugh!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

<3 Carribbean Days... [ picture overload ]

7 am: SLC airport waiting for our flight to Houston.

Waiting for take off....we love posing.

Hyatt Regency in Miami-waiting for mom to check us into our hotel room.

Miami is SO pretty @ night.

We made it onto the Carnival Valor around 1 pm Sunday.
They do a safety drill: which means everyone puts on their life jacket & stands around,
pretending like most of us don't ALREADY know how to put these suckers on.

We got a good laugh tho.

The water is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. out there.

Hold onto those hats. They WILL blow away.

Belize was HOT & HUMID! It was insane. I also got my try at bartering.
I suck at it.
My mom kept telling me to walk away.

First formal night. And it is true, the food is good.
My weakness however was the soft serve ice cream.


We were lucky and got an outside room so we had this pretty cool
window which was fun to look at and see the water moving.

Grand Cayman
aka formally known as


Again I cannot stress how amazing the water was!!
& so warm.
Haile had never been to the ocean so we enjoyed ourselves.
I am also proud to say this was the only day I got burnt.

First time I have EVER been able to float in the water.

Haile never could get her feet of the ground...

Our dining room.

One of the many different types of towel animals
we came home to after dinner.

We took pictures OF our pictures. Those things are expensive for just one!

The pretty staircase in the middle of the ship.

More of Belize.

We got henna tats too!

We thought we were so clever....

I love love LOVE sunsets.

And I love Haile.

Guess where we were.....

Key West was even MORE hot and humid than Belize.
I could never ever live there.
But it was the prettiest out of all the stops.

And back to the Real World.
I promise there were more pictures of my mom.
We did take about 450 total.

Well OBVIOUSLY the cruise was a success!
I recommend going to everyone.

But there's one thing for sure :

There is NO PLACE like HOME!