Thursday, May 29, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
My dress was pulled out of the back of my closet- something I got about 3 years ago I think... Thanks to my sisters my hair looked fabulous!!! His Tux is a mixture of tuxes of his fathers, brother-in-law's and his choir shirt from a few years ago. (The bow tie and little waist thing is his fathers, probably from a high school dance also! Nice and Pink, huh! ha ha!) And Rhett's sister made the Corsage... AMAZING!!!
So, for dinner Rhett's sister made us a lovely dinner, with candles and all that jazz! It was amazing! Then we went and got pictures, and finally arrived at the dance where we met up with some friends, and danced the night away!!! :) It was one of the most fun dates I think I've been on! Just because it was so random, and we laughed all night. Thanks for the great fun Rhett!!! I can't believe that they threw the whole thing together on such short notice!!!(Thanks mostly to Rhett's awesome sister, Natalie!) And that was my random date to the Commencement Dance my senior year- a great way to finish up high school in my opinion!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We all look a little rough in this picture, but I still think that its a fun one!!! That seat is supposed to be like a tail gate... once again i have to say- It was cool!!!
So on Wednesday morning we woke up and got ready for the reason we were there- to do well in our CDE (Career Development Event). It was raining- no it was pouring! The event was postponed for an hour or two, and we just waited in the van with our raincoats on. But eventually we got out to the site and did what we do best- judge that dirt and land!!! (Unfortunately I have no pictures of a lot of this because it's all on Mr. Hales camera...) Then that night after we had endured the rain and wind and mud and all that jazz, we went to the awards banquet. We were able to find out that we did amazing!!!
This Event is split into two separate parts. The first is Land site, where we evaluate the land for it's class of farming. The second is Home site, which we determine how good the site of land would be to build a home. There were a total of 96 teams competing- that's about 400 people. In the Land site we took 2nd in the Western Region and 8th in the Nation. :) We were pretty amazed with ourselves, and very satisfied. But in the Home site- we did even better!!! We placed 1st in the Western Region (Ha! Take that New Mexico!!) and 5th in the Nation! I placed 20th high individual. We felt pretty good about ourselves!
Then the next morning we got up early and left for home!!! Sammi and I, however, hit snooze on our alarm clock, and woke up at about 4:53 and we were to be in the van by 5:00. It was fun throwing clothes into suitcases and not wearing make-up or doing our hair!!! Ha ha! So we drove for a long time and went through Kansas. We stopped in Denver, Colorado for lunch at Casa Bonita. Now this place was really cool!!! It was like a little Mexican Village with a waterfall in the middle. Occasionally people would jump off the waterfall. It was pretty nifty!
That night we stayed in Laramie, Wyoming. The next day we made it home around 3:00 p.m. It was a really fun trip and I'm very happy I was able to go! It was a pretty awesome way to top of my senior year in high school!!! It only took 9 tanks of gas, one fill up in each of the 9 states we went through... :) :)