Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is Sissy Birdie. You can see she is a few weeks older then Baby. She had all of her feathers and could walk around a lot better. I think she came to find Baby and tell their parents where he is. Sissy was just a baby and even though we only had a her for a few hours I loved her very much.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Tony was another great friend of mine. Our senior year of high school Tony started dating my best friend MacKenzie. She was finally happy. Tony came back from boot camp, but I didn't see him. He left for his first tour and never came back. Tony and 6 other men entered a house in Iraq not knowing what was inside. A bomb went off. Tony helped one soldier out of the burning house only to go back in for the others. Tony came out one more time, but went in again. That time, Tony didn't make it out. Tony saved the lives of 2 men that day and was awarded the Purple Heart. His headstone now reads, "Our Hero." Tony really is a hero and he too will always be remembered.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
So I picked Emily up first and figured we could share this adventure together. Kristi gave me a map to make it easier, but when we got there they were doing all this construction! They signs were really close to the lanes and I accidently hit one. No damage to my car, but all the workers laughed at me. Anyway, I had to find all different ways to try to get around it and when I finally did we found out we passed the building way before the construction! Oh man it was quite an adventure. The things I do for my family! So Emily and I went for sushi and I must say that I am a good sushi picker. Then I headed off to work. However, before I tell you that I have to tell you a story...
Ok, I bought a new shirt 2 weeks ago from American Eagle and I absolutely loved it... until I wore it to work on Thursday. So, as many of you know... before I can leave I have to clean the whole office, including the bathrooms. I was cleaning the toilets with this new toilet cleaner my boss got me. At first I was really excited because it was green, but in the middle of my cleaning the toilet I accidently splashed the water onto my shirt. This new cleaner had bleach in it! It totally ruined my shirt, which made me really upset!
So, when I got to work I told my boss what happend. I told him we needed to open a fund to reimburse people for their ruined clothes since he has ruined a couple of shirst at work too. We were just joking around though. This is the first job I have actually enjoyed (except for the cleaning part). I can joke around with my boss' and some night we all just make fun of each other. So, after everyone left he came up to me and told me to write shirt on the bottom of my pay check and he would give me $30. That is like a whole day of me working! Lol... I of course told him he didn't have to and that my shirt didn't even cost that much to beign with. He replied, "Then go buy a nicer one!"
So today my Mom and I went on a shopping spree! I bought my shirt, not the same color but still cute. We went to Aeropostale for mom because she likes the long shorts and they were 50% off. After 20mins she finally talked me into trying a pair on because I will need some for the Athletic Training program. Surprisingly I liked them. Not saying I will start wearing them, but I guess they are ok for the program. For any of you who know me... I hate long shorts so this is a big step! I am really excited for my first camp on June 21-24. It's just high school, but I can't wait!
I love Sarah, Miranda, and Hayden. They are the 3 cutest kids in the whole world and I can't wait till Kristi has her 4th and last kid. He doen't have a name yet even though Chris and I like to joke about it. Sarah has always been so smart, but this year I hear Miranda is giving her a run for her money. She got straight A's and is reading at a higher level then most 1st graders. Who would have known. She went through so much in the first grade and has come out quite accomplished!
After the awards ceremony we went back to Kristi's house and watched the beginning of The Hills season 2. She has been such a trooper in downloading all the shows I am crazily obsessed with! I love you Kristi. Around 11:30 we got lunch and headed to the park to meet Kristi's long time friend Jennifer. It was Jennifer and her 2 kids, Kristi and Hayden, Jennifers sister, Ashley, who brought her son, and Ashleys friend, Michelle, who brought her 2 kids. It was so cute to watch them all play together. I can't wait till I can have play dates of my own. Although Donny has already given up hope, I am still holding out for a great husband and 3-4 kids. The other day he told me I should go on the Bachelor! What a character, but I love him. For the record... I would not go on the Bachelor, I would be a Bachelorette and that wont happen until I get really desperate. Or when I hit like 27. Whichever one comes first : )
The one thing that was different from previouse years was that this year they set out 6 blue and white stars on the field representing all 6 of the Buchanan graduates that have lost their lives in the line of duty. I knew 4 of the 6 and one was an especially good friend of mine. RIP Tony! It hit me really hard because the last time I saw Tony we were graduating and then he left for Iraq. I have been to too many funerals in the last 3 years and I don't want to go to another one for another 30. It was beautiful they way they presented it. They had 6 white doves, one for each soldier, and then during the moment of silence they released a bunch more. The second group of doves flew into the bushes at first and then had to be shewed out, but it was still beautiful.
Anyway, the graduation was short and sweet. The speaker had a "Lights, Camera, Action" theme and related high school to a movie with Lindsay Lohan in it somewhere. There were 700 students in Donny's class, but it seemed to go by much faster than in previous years. Donny had them call out his full name, but I would have done the same thing. I am so proud of him for graduating!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
My little brother, Donny, is graduating tomorrow! I am so excited for him, but I have to admit that it's a little scary to think about. Donny and I used to do everything together. I have known him his whole life and it's weird to think that he is so grown up now.
Yesterday Donny, Kristi and her family, and I all went to my Dad's house for dinner. I knew my cousin Sonja and Aunt Helen were gonna be there, but to my surprise it was also my Uncle Brian, his wife, and his kids and their kids. It's so crazy to see people you haven't seen in forever. It sucks that my aunt and her family live close (compared to every one else in our family) and we never see them. Family is a big deal to me so when I see family that I haven't seen in a while it makes me sad that I don't get to see them more. I missed my grandparents and my aunts and cousins.
So, it was almost time to leave and I saw Jills, my step-mom, scrapbook. I love looking at her pages because I love scrapbooking too. She's a lot better then me, but it always gives me ideas for mine. In the back of the book she had 2 pages. One had pictures of me and my brothers and sisters and the last one had pictures of me, Cody, Donny, and Wyatt. This page especially caught my attention because I don't really think about all the fun we used to have together anymore. Cody and Wyatt still live in Fresno of course, but I rarely see them. It makes me sad because the four of us used to be so close. I wish we still were.
On the way home I was talking to Donny about it. We went through the longest trip down memory lane. It started out with the of us and how we used to watch movies in Cody's water bed or how we would play Monopoly on nintendo until we were so tired (thanks Wyatt for stealing all of my money just so you could win lol). It then turned into just me and Donny and how we used to clean out our pan cupboards and sit in them with pillows all day just eating Cheerios. We talked about how we used to sit in front of the TV in laundry baskets watching Power Rangers. Donny and I were best friends. Which is why I am happy he decided to stay home for at least another year. I am a little upset that I will no longer be getting his room or his bed, but I can live with it I guess. Anyway, I am so proud of him and I love him very much.