Friday, May 28, 2010

Lee DeWyze Wins American Idol!

So on Wednesday night, I spent the night at the Bocanegra's! I really love spending time over there and it really makes me happy and fun. But let me tell you, I can only take 3 kids under the age of 12 running around for so long. There family is just so different and it's a LOT harder to get some quiet time alone, which I realized yesterday that I cherish is so much. Don't get me wrong, I absolute love their giant, fun-loving, happy, arguing, fighting, extravagant family, but I must say that it took me this long to realize that I was grateful for my own, small 4 person household vs. 7. Again, the Bocanegra's are my second family, and I don't know what I'd do without them. Their tasty meals, their loving attitudes and most importantly their love for me. I'm always welcome in the house and have quickly become one of the family. I have a strong feeling that I'm gonna be spending a lot of time over there this summer!
Well, anyways, you're probably wondering what this has to do with Lee DeWyze. For those of you that haven't been keeping up with this season's American Idol, you've most certainly missed out. With a close difference of only 2%, Lee takes the win. As Ryan Seacrest suspensefully pauses for dramatic affect before announcing who won Season 9 of the show, me, along with the rest of the Bocanegra family (minus Mason and Jake) were all sitting and anticipating the results. As they announced DeWyze as the winner, the whole family (and I) busted into cheers of happiness and laughter. It was absolutely one of the most exciting things ever. Carly and I always agree on our favorites. David Cook was our favorite, Adam Lambert (even though he didn't win) and now Lee DeWyze. We always love agreeing on things. (Don't ask about the stuff that we disagree on...) So let's look at it this way... Lee DeWyze is the best (even though that's not according to what my dad thinks; he was a complete MamaSox fan).

Here is Carly and I in our excitement after cheering and being happy and giddy after the show:
  Yeah... we were pretty stoked!!! I love being a teenager! (Now how many people can say that?!?!?)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Sure Signs of Spring

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's Party!'" ~Robin Williams

No doubt in my mind that it has finally become spring here in Utah. No joke we definitely have been having a lot of rain and cloudy days, but ya still gotta love it! I noticed Mom's clematis' blooming this morning and just had to go out and take pictures of them. It's seriously so amazing how big they've gotten. They used to be only about half this size, if not smaller and I just love them. . . . A lot! So let me know what you think of these beautiful, spunky, PURPLE flowers! :)

I cannot wait for the rest of the plant to bloom!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who Knew?

Only a few times have I invited people to my house. VERY few times. Lovingly, I like to take them into my backyard because it's fun to play on the tramp and in the playhouse and it's good fun to think that I actually kind of still fit up there in that thing. It's old (almost 13 years old to be precise) and so it's old and rickety but still fantabulously fun to play in and cram in. The slide is a little out of the question considering the fact that I'm about as tall as it is long, but hey, no biggie :) Well, who knew how much fun you could have watching your cousins play on the tramp with an empty beer bottle. (I swear that it was empty and rinsed out before we started playing with it.)

 Awesome picture on the tramp, don't ya think? Yeah, I like it a lot :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Best Part About Spending the Afternoon by Yourself

By far, the best thing EVER! (right next to food that is), is spending the afternoon by yourself. No one home, it's just you, yourself, and the love of music and the jamming speakers. I think you have a pretty good idea of where I'm going with this. Well, when you're home alone for an afternoon, you can jam  AS LOUD AS YOU WANT! It's beautiful. You can sing and no one is listening, dance like no one is listening, and laugh as if there is no tomorrow (although you don't have to be alone to do that :) ). Either way, you're in charge of the volume and no body can tell you turn it down. (except when the bass scares you into thinking that someone's beating down the door, it just happened to me while jamming to "Haven't Met You Yet". But that's what I'm talking about!!!) So now that I'm listening to Mr. Bublé sing "L-O-V-E" to me, I'd better go attempt to dance with myself.

The Beauties of Study Hall

The beautiful thing about study hall is Fridays. My friends, we play silly games, listen to music, hang out and just have a good time. Today some of the jocks came in because of their low grades. Unfortunately, we have to be quiet today, even though we're not really doing it. We're still jamming out to our iPods and just hanging out while I update this blog of mine! Anyways, we do so many great things and it's really helped me catch up and stay caught up... unless that is... I don't feel like doing anything. Today, mainly because I'm glad that we're doing random things because it's gotten my mind off of what's to come after school. Thank goodness for that. When I do my homework, it gives me too much time to think, that's for sure. Well, while Styx is ringing in my ears, I'm enjoying the sweet sound of the low chatter in the room. For once in my life, I'm thankful for a distraction.

Here's Craig doing a funny pose and completely holding it. It was sweet, so I took a picture of it. Sorry it's sideways. Haha, this computer is wack!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The All-Famous, Wonderful, Dashing, Clyde Family Vehicle (aka Clown Car)

As a result of the beautiful thing that we are, we are all friends and let me tell you, we do NOT have bubbles with each other. I know, it's so hard to tell. Some of us have thinner bubbles than others, but either way, all of ours are abnormally thin to say the least. Therefore, we cram in a car (aka clown carring it) and head over to Mountain View to see the beautimous one acts that they had to share with us. It was awesome and fun to see lots of people that I know. Good times, good times. Too bad I didn't see many people that I actually wanted to see and catch up with at least a bit. 

Here are some pictures from clown carring:

Service Project Mutual Night

Having a great time serving others, Kristen, Kaitlyn and I went over to Kaitlyn's house to help out in their yard. Didn't get many pictures taken because of the fact that we were busy working, but it was still a good time and we had a really great time helping out and working together to get the job done.

Sorry the second one is upside down. LOL, didn't want to take the time to fix it and reload it. Hahaha :) Service is good for you! DO IT!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Come Sail Away

I realized that if I don't get my act together soon, my BCF will have me beat at blogging. Nuh-uh. Not gonna happen. I shall be blogging queen!!! Mwahahaha! Anyways... just sayin'...

Well, tonight's been pretty emotional. Crazy to say the least. Watched a great movie (at least part of it that I need to finish the rest of) and then went to the choir concert. Not really much to say except that it was a good time. Here's some photos.

I like this picture a lot because we're singing "Come Sail Away". Hands down, one of the best songs ever written.

Here are the lyrics to one of our songs that we sang, that I absolutely love dearly.

I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
'Cause I've got to be free
Free to face the life that's ahead of me

On board, I'm the captain
So climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore
And I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try to carry on

I look to the sea
Reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had

We lived happily forever
So the story goes
But somehow we missed out on the pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of Angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said

They said, "Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me baby
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me"

I thought that they were Angels, but to my surprise
We climbed aboard their starship, we headed for the skies

Singing, come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me

Monday, May 10, 2010

Orange is the Color of an Orange

There are many things that I could choose to blog about right now, but I don't have one in particular, so I must choose only one for now, and another for later. (Possibly later tonight, when I'm still bored and don't want to go to bed.)

Well, the first topic for tonight is ORANGE. Not red, not blue, not pink, not yellow; ORANGE

Orange isn't a color that you see people wear around often. But I'm proudly knowing that my friends and I DO connect telepathically. Especially in the morning when we are deciding what to wear. Don't ask where we get these special powers or why we have them or for what reason, for the fact is, we don't know... it doesn't have any magical feeling of triumph while happening, only when noticed. Here are some pictures of course. :)

Yeah, cause we're just that cool :)