Monday, July 13, 2009

New phases....

So the week I started working was quite an eventful week (what a crazy time to start working!)

On June 12th Ali entered a new phase in her life.....
She graduated from High School!!!

Holy Cow! When did she grow up!

I am so proud of my little Booger Butt. She has truly grown into a beautiful, smart, talented young woman. I am so proud of what she has accomplished so far in life and I look forward to seeing what her future holds. She is such a good friend to me, I couldn't ask for a better sister.
I am so excited for Ali to start college in the fall (which is 100% official as of last night when she registered for her classes!).
Ali Bug, you're off to BYU!!!!

The eventful weekend continued with surprise party for my mom's 50th.
She told us in no uncertain terms that she did not want a party, but I was very adamant about throwing her a party since I missed my dad's.
So of course, being the loving daughter that I am I took her wishes into consideration and threw a party anyways! We chose to wait for the weekend after her birthday so that we could truly surprise her. And surprise her we did!! We had the party in the park down the street from my parents house and my dad got her there by saying they were going out for dinner. So, as they were passing the park my mom saw a huge group of people that she recognized. Her first thought was, "What is the ward doing at the park?" What a shock when my dad stopped the truck! She was angry at first (and threatening physical harm) but her heart was slowly softened and she ended up enjoying herself and her friends and family.

Mom's surprise face! And boy was she surprised!! (And I absolutely love Ali's face in this shot)

My sheepish face (thinking, "I can't believe we pulled this off!")

"Yeah, I did it!"

Eric is really proud of this panoramic that he took that shows the whole crowd, so I had to put it up!

1 comment:

  1. I total think that it was worth throwing your mom the party even at the risk of being disowned by your mother. Keep the posts coming.