Well, this year has been a mighty fun one. I don't really know how to TELL you everything I've done for the last 365 days. That would be annoying. So I decided to show you in this brief overview. Again, this only represents about... 25 days out of the 365. Do not be alarmed when you notice a day is missing.
Acting Up went on tour. We won many awards, including the Sweepstakes award! (That means you're just plain the best). I also got first place with my solo. It was astonishing.
The worst graduation of my life happened. I said goodbye to 90% of my best friends. But it's okay, cause now they're grown ups. And most of them are on missions. And by the way, what I remember most about PHS graduation this year was Mckenna Austin's amazing performance. I literally was crying. And then I had creepy Mckenna withdrawal dreams. Don't worry, she knows.
Me and Meg went to Vegas. This also represents the many days I have spent in Vegas this year (that's where my daddy lives). I'm really learning to love the area, and warmth... the lack of ice on the roads...
I've also gotten to know my new step mom, Tracy, this year. She's a beautiful woman. My dad, although he lives five hours away, is still my dad. And I love him most :)
I wen to Prom (with Wesley and Brodee... don't worry, they were separate occasions!), Morp with Nicholas, Homecoming with Zachary, Halloween with Ben (not pictured- previous blog post!) and Christmas with Hunter (same as Halloween!). I LOVE school dances. I've always liked them, but this year has been especially lovely in the dance category. Thanks, boys!
This year, I became acquainted with the Guertin family. Honestly, each and every one of them has changed my life incredibly. Shannon has become my sister and has been there for me through times of trial and sadness, as well as Adam and baby Kayson. Nicholas and I dated this year and boy was it been a roller coaster, but we have helped each other through possibly the hardest things we would face, and I will always be grateful that I met him.
This year I was in Titanic, Aida and Children of Eden. All of which were excellent experiences. In Titanic I learned to live every moment to the fullest and dream big. In Aida, I learned that dedication to the people you love is most important. And Children of Eden taught me that God loves everyone, we are all his children, and history is golden.
I saw Taylor Swift. Enough said.
Always have been.
Always will be.
My best best friends, Maddie and Jayme and I are still best best friends. Cause that's just how it works. Oh, and this year we got a webcam :) that's our treasure. Beware: the next 500 posts on this blog may just be MM&J mumbling and... stuff. So get ready. But really, this year the three of us have gone to several dances together, been in two shows together, cried and laughed and took naps together... and of course ate together. That's just what we do, and we'll probably be doing it when we're 90.
This year, my mommy got engaged to Rainer. This is us. She's getting married in April, and I can't wait to be the wedding singer. Rainer is a wonderful guy who will totally be everything my mother needs in life. I'm very very VERY happy for them. And I love my mommy forever and ever :)
This year, we've done a lot of really fun family activities. From monthly birthday parties to camping, to spending time with my two nephews who live with me. I've learned that my family is the best family out there. I'm sorry if you think yours is better, because they're not. Having Paulo and Andre around this year has been the time of my life. The one downside is that Hunter (my big brother) and I stay up almost every night talking, and my mom repeatedly comes in and gets grumpy at us for staying up late. I love him though (he makes fun of my blog, so he better appreciate this shout out to his amazing brotherly-ness).
In other 2011 news:
I became drama president this year.
I got accepted to Weber State University this year.
Maddie became allergic to everything.
Ellie and Hunter aren't freshmen anymore.
I quit working at Cinemark.
I started nursing classes.
Old people became really special to me.
They killed Osama.
I went to Di'neyland a lot.
My dad remodeled his house.
I got a "Barbara-Ann" sticker on my car!
A lot of my friends left for missions.
I don't have mono!
I learned how to mow the lawn.
I met David Archuleta.
Did I say they killed Osama?
This was supposed to be a somewhat serious post, but it's clearly 3:44 AM, so I will post my new years resolutions another day. Since you're all so interested to know.
2011, thank you for giving me the hardest, funnest and most life-changing year of my life. You will always be remembered.
Remember how I said I loved my nieces and nephews? :)
They apparently grew up without me noticing.
If you want to be happy, be.