Zoe's Wedding Shower

 I know I have not posted in a long time and I cannot promise that this will be a regular occurrence posting, but I guess that is what makes my blog so special. Haha!
Therefore, the reason I am posting is Zoe my sister IS getting MARRIED! It is crazy how fast we all grow up, so many memories are gone and so many memories yet to create. I have very mixed feelings about her getting married, I GOING TO HAVE TO SHARE one of my best friends, but I am getting an awesome brother in-law.
We had her shower last weekend so I wanted friends and family who could not be there to see the shower. I am a firm believer in “one photo can speak a thousand words” so this post is going to be short and to the point.

For the food, we had a salad bar, which consisted of romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, fruit, nuts, grilled chicken, bacon bits, several different types of cheese, olive, mushrooms and etc.

The dessert bar had peanut butter balls, pretzel salad, heart-shaped brownies, fruit shish kabobs, and chocolate chip cookie cups.

The drinks were water with lemon and raspberry lemonade.

It is my first time goproing tell me what you think?

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


 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 !