New York

This past week our family went to New York City for the first time. The Wallaces family came in from AZ to tour the east, and we tagged along with them to see New York City. Visiting New York City was a new experience for me. 



Seth, Lincoln, Serenity, Bethany, and Audrey

Seth and I



The first day we went to Little Italy and Chinatown, we went to a Chinese market where they were selling frogs, eels, and other different  foods.










Cooked duck
Bethany Serenity, Zoe, and Ruth

       We also went to Grand  Central station to see the amazing architecture. 



Grand Central Station

 Ruth and I 

Sam, Pa, Justice, Lincoln 



                  We got to go to the 9/11 memorial and museum, and then went to a                        shopping center. We then walked the Brooklyn bridge.

9/11 Museum



9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Bridge
Zoe, Mom, Bethany and I 


I got to see the statue of Liberty for the first time and visit Ellis Island, were the immigrants did there paper work to come in the USA.




Statue of Liberty!



Ruth and I 



While we were there we stayed with the Rivera family. The family was so sweet and so very hospitable, they were the best tour  guides in all of New York city.  

Rebecca,Shalom, Ruth, Sis.Rivera, and Raquel


Graduation

 So this past week was my graduation!
I never thought that I would make it to graduation day and even now it is still so hard to believe that it is over.

It was so nice to have some of my family with me to celebrate my graduation. My Grandparents came in from Illinois, my Aunt Elisabeth, and cousin Serenity from AZ and Luke a friend from Canada. 

I wanted Mexican food for the graduation food and the theme. So Mom made it happen with long hours in the kitchen and no sleep.
The food was amazing with a nacho bar, cheese enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, rice, and refried beans. Dessert consisted of sopapillas, chocolate ice cream roll with a Mexican fudge , and Tres Leches cake. As you can imagine the food was amazing.

For my favors we did a photo booth, where you could print out the pictures right there for the people.
Also my Aunt Elisabeth made a slideshow for me and I love it.

So much work was put into the special day, it was sad that it was over in one evening. A huge thank you to everyone that helped out and came to my graduation party.  


Serenity and I 
Lincoln, Luke and  Zoe








Serenity and I 

Serenity, Aunt Elisabeth and I 

Natalie and I 










Here is the slideshow Aunt Elisabeth made !


Creekside

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of being a chaperone and photographer for the kids church camp. The campers range in age from 3 to 12. Uncle Steve and Aunt Jennifer do a lot of work to get ready for camp each year. The theme of this years camp was I'm in the Lord's army, camp began Sunday and ended Monday. There were a lot of activities for the kids including an obstacle course, gun range, tug of war, swimming and water games. It was really fun for me to be a  part of the camp and be with the kids.