Saturday, May 31

color me rachel

about a week ago, zeinah, rachel, vanessa and i went to color me mine for rachel's birthday and painted mugs for her!

our table was soooo messy...
here is the mug i painted before it was "baked" or whatever its called.aaand here it is after! (it doesn't look that different, but that's alright.)

Friday, May 30


yesterday i had dinner with ashley smith, the woman who was held hostage by brain about it or watch a video here.
(she looks waaay different now)

she was speaking at an event my dad was involved in, so my dad plus all these businessmen had dinner last night to get to know her, soooo i tagged along!

her sister, who was my age, was there too. her and ashley were both really sweet and southern and fun and open.

you might have seen her speak at saddleback about a year ago...but i heard her talk this morning. it was really really inspirational. her story is amaaaazing. she has a book, too, called unlikely angel i think.

aaaand they are making a movie about it. and ashley's sister gets to be in it!
and jennifer aniston might play ashley!

i felt like i had met a celebrity and an upcoming movie star when the night was over...

Wednesday, May 28

banquet cubed

i have three banquets coming up!

swim on sunday.
drama and the "distinguished mustang" awards* on monday.

clearly, i will have to pick one to go to on monday.
i've decided to go to the drama one.
fun drama people is twelve times better than a bunch of smart people.
am i right? (that is a rhetorical question, because i know i'm right.)

*my math teacher, who already made me student of the semester, nominated me for a geometry award, i guess. ohh, i am such a geek.

iAm So Proud

ON iTUNES!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 26

three day weekend!

oh, what excitement.

13 Things I Did (out of order)

1 Saw Indiana Jones, painted mugs at Color Me Mine, and had a sleepover for Rachel's birthday
2 Played Catch Phrase, Sunka, Scattegories, Ker-Plunk, Fib Finder, and Guess Who
3 Went on a grueling rollerblading expedition
4 Went to Baskin Robbins and played State Tag and Man on Sand with Colton Harker and Melissa
5 Went in the jacuzzi
6 Attended Chelsea LaBelle's surprise party
7 Made friends with Chip Girl
8 Played Guitar Hero twice and Mario Party 8 on Wii once
9 Typed directions for a House on Mango Street board game
10 Had three sleepovers
11 Went to Red Robin and pretended it was Blanket's birthday
12 Sucked helium out of a balloon
13 Walked to Ian Nickel's house, but he wasn't there, so we talked to his parents and brother for a while

Thursday, May 22


tonight at melinda heights is the play i did in 4th grade.
the trial of cinderella.
i was martha stewart in this play.
and melissa's little sister is carrying on my dynasty!

i am really really excited.
and tomorrow i do my monologue!

me encanta [the weather]

t h i s w e a t h e r
m a k e s m e s o
[ h a p p y ]

a giant downpour during lunch...
being all cozy inside...
but then the sun decides to peek out...
but i guess i will be satisfied with only the gloomy clouds.

Monday, May 19

texting is my boyfriend**

i really really love texting...
especially fun people with whom i can have fun text seshes.
so text me! i love it!

**not to be confused with the term "texting my boyfriend."

Sunday, May 18

leithal antics.

oh, what a fun week it has been.

but let's start with last week...the SFS concert at chain reaction!

beforehand, we took some awkward pictures. (why is this underlined?)

oh, and what do you know? we were merch girls for two minutes.

we left our mark on the graffiti-covered bathroom.

despues, we encountered odd things at a guitar store that left us confused...

but then we took pictures anyway.


so on thursday, before cinema night, melissa and i headed to outback with colton harker
and enjoyed a bloomin' onion, a sandra-oh-look-alike waitress, and some kids meals.

colton stole the show, obviously.
and thennn
friday was alanna and jared's wedding!

oh, little kelly cripe. she really loved the baseball card favors.

yesss, two forced smiles.

so sue decided to make a documentary and take pictures of everyone at the wedding, even though she knew none of them. here are the results.

precious children!

awkward waiters!

our winnie cooper table!


crazy adults!

oh, and here's some diva pics.

leithal and larsonal...and melissa.

greatest wedding ever!

Wednesday, May 14

come to church this weekend!

jessica and i are singing Amazing Grace.

it's sure to be amazing...


dylan- the creeper
jessica- the satisfied recluse
melissa- the eager fan

Friday, May 9

Brumby, Here I Come


the lovely jade and jordan sharon awkwardly delivered a balloon to my math class during a test...

it was great.

Wednesday, May 7

for rachel (and the general public)

i got a haircut!
i don't know if you can tell...
but rachel wanted to see.
(sorry, i look retarded.)

there have been a lot of these lately...

sorry if you hate this because you don't know the people
or these pictures have no significance to you,
but this is my blog and i do what i want!

(but not really.)

there is some actual information at the bottom if you don't like pictures...
but they are actually quite hilarious.

alright. these are from my birthday!
basically, every second of lunchtime is documented here,
by me and by others.

hooray intentional awkwardness!
oh, here's me eating an apple.


oh, here come joanna and katie...

oh, here's me and my apple and my ugly hair, part two.

awk to the ward

[nice double chin rachel]

you can never get enough stephen lo!

look at how he sits!
it's great!

oh, and this is the day after, sitting on the pool deck
for two hours because of block schedule!

alright, i know you're all D Y I N G to know all the little details from my birthday...

- for my family birthday, we had a dinner of fettuchine alfredo with asparagus, peppers, and chicken, along with Caesar salad and bread. dessert was homemade spice cake...mmm.

- at school, i got brownies from a semi-random girl, cookies from JPP, cookies and a sign from Danya, Muddy Buddies from Rachel, and an acrostic poem from Bree...

- and today JPP gave me a Jana Alyra VHS tape, gum, and a little racecar.

- when the day was done, i had eaten no brownies or cookies. everyone else had eaten them...but i just ate some now.

- after i went birthday shopping with my money from my grandparents. i got a coral dress from Nordstrom and a top and jeans from American Eagle.

- from my family, i got Origins stuff, my phone, and these shelves (in birch) that i have wanted for like two years!

- and i got texting!!

- i had dinner with my sister and my mom at Rudebegorz (spelling?) in Fullerton. We gave our half-eaten apple pie to the three guys sitting next to us...they totally accepted and ate it.

- so....that's it.

now rachel's birthday is on SUNDAYYY.