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 !


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. 

Still Waters

Three days after I came home from Arizona, I got in a church van and left for Still Waters camp. Uncle Eddie was our van driver and the trip to Indiana took us about 12 hoursCamp lasted for 5 days, it was great seeing friends I had not seen in a while. There were many things to do at camp: go karts, zipline, paintball, gun range, archery range, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Going to camp is always fun but the best part is being able to get closer to the Lord and seeing old friends and meeting new ones.


Right after leaving Alaska we went directly to Arizona, for our cousin Serenity graduation. When we got there on Thursday began right a way to help prepare for her graduation party on Saturday. They were anticipating approximately 250 people. So that meant we had a lot of favors to make, utensils to roll, decorations and food to get ready in the next 48 hours.  
Without my amazing Mom's help the graduation would have been a disaster! 
The meal for the graduation; smoked brisket, smoked pork, chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, cornbread and coleslaw salad was scrumptious. And the desert was an ice cream bar, my favorite!The evening was filled with speeches, songs and a slideshow about Serenity, her valedictorian speech and the presentation of her diploma by her parents. Capped by a grand finale of fireworks.

Serenity, Hadassah, Zoe and Liliana

valedictorian speech