blank'/> Laughing Through the Silences: July 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"What's up with your blog?"

The other day, my friend asked me, "What's up with your blog? I mean, you haven't even posted about graduation or anything."


So, guys, be prepared for a huge picture overload! Woooohooo! This is my life from forever ago. Please enjoy.

As a side note, at the time that all of this nonsense was happening, I was not loving it at all. I was not excited to do anything cause I wasn't feeling ready. BUT, looking back at all of these pictures, I remember how fun it actually was. Yes, I was still stressing and hoping up to the very last minute that I would graduate with the grades that I needed, but it all worked out in the end and here I am, graduated!!!

Also, A LOT of these pictures, I had to steal from my friends on Facebook. But, since they're pictures of me, that's okay, right?


Alright, we're starting WAY back to when I went to Disneyland. 
Guys, I totally forgot to tell you about the two best parts of Disneyland, which happened to happen on the same day! First of all, we were in Frontier Land when all of a sudden, this guy playing the fiddle behind Woody started saying the words to Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree. So, he started with "I looked out the window and what did I see?" And the charming group of kids that you see below, turned to him and answered, "Popcorn popping on the Apricot Tree." After we finished the song, he said, "Come on over here!" And then we had a "shindig" with this guy named Farley. (Is it that obvious that we're Mormon? Yes. Yes it is.) It made my day. He gave us stickers at the end that said, "I had fun with Farley!"

Later that afternoon, our dear friend Hayden found out that he had received his mission call but he wasn't home to open it! We weren't going to wait until we got home to find out where he was called! So, his mom called and read his call to us. Here is a video of that ordeal:

If you couldn't tell, the most exciting part is the fact that his best friend was called to the same mission! Their reaction was priceless! I'm so glad I filmed it!

Next was the NHS banquet where we pretended that we were smart, etc.

 Boring. *cough cough* What?

Next was the senior banquet.

Once again, boring.

Soon after that, my two dear friends and I decided to visit our Elementary School. We went and played on the toys exactly like we used to. We just forgot that we used to be a little bit smaller...

So much fun. We were at this playground for quite a while and we just talked about the old days and who we all used to have crushes on. We all went to the same school our whole lives! Talk about feeling nostalgic!

Then, we went to Lagoon for our Senior Trip! WOOOOO!!

THEN, we graduated from Seminary!
Almost the whole group. I love these kids. All of them.
No words. I love these kids.
First ward! Yayyy! There's our fantastic Bishop. We love him!
And, since we can't just take a normal picture...
Like I said. No normal pictures.
My dear friend Hailey! Same stake. Different school. We were cursed. But, I love this girl sooo much!
Photo bomb. (Funny enough, it was actually a planned photo bomb. Lame.)
 Let's talk about this for a second. I never really had a good experience with seminary. Well....I liked it my freshman year. It was okay. My teacher sorta drove me nuts. But, I still liked it. Then my sophomore and junior year I had.....a teacher. I don't really want to talk about it because I really don't want to be mean to people via the world wide web. Let's just say...yeah. Never mind. JUST NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE, OKAY?!?!?!

Anyways, this year....this year I had the best seminary teacher in the whole entire world. Everything that he said made sense and I felt the spirit so strongly every single time I went to class. I never ever wanted to leave. I wish that I could even begin to describe how amazing it was. Anyways, what I 'm trying to say is that I was really sad to graduate from seminary. I will really miss it.! Yay!


ANYWAYS, this next thing is going to blow your mind.

I actually graduated!!! Guys, I brought my .3 GPA up to a 3.6 GPA!!!! It's a Christmas Miracle!

I was the first one to walk in!
This is me about to shake hands with my mortal enemy.
He's probably thinking, "Holy heck. I thought this day would never come. Get out of my life, Becca Turner!
My support team!
My young friends! I'll probably miss them the very most. Just saying.
More Grandparents!
My seeester.
This is my dear friend Kristen and her Mother. Her mom was my beehive leader and she has been one of the very biggest influences thus far in my life. I love her soooo much!
Mahhh homeguuurrrlllss!!
I don't actually know who this is.'s proof that we went to High School together. KIDDING! This is Erica. She's somethin else, I'll tell you!

You probably think I'm done. Don't you? Actually, you're probably not even here anymore. I've bored you to death. To those of you still here, congrats! But, wait! There's more!!! (I'm trying to be Ron Popeil and/or Billy Mays. Successful? Thanks!)

The night after graduation was our over nighter! Yayyy!!  At about 5:50 AM, a few of us went to watch the sunrise. We headed to the Perrine Bridge to see it. I, along with three of my close friends, Jackie, Ethan, and Drew, watched the beautiful sunrise. Guys..please do that one day. It's the most beautiful thing. We just stood there all wrapped up in a blanket and watched. So great. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of any of this. Sorry!

THEEEENNNNNNNN, I went to watch one of my best friends graduate! And, while we were there (the city that her graduation was held in) we went to visit my bestest friend! We stayed the weekend and partied. Actually, we were all too tired to party. But, we tried.

How funny does this look. Look at how short my legs look. fact: those are Kia's legs.

 Disclaimer: It looks like I only own one shirt because I'm basically wearing the same shirt at every event. What the heck? I am so unoriginal. I SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I OWN MORE THAN ONE SHIRT.

Anyways, this was seriously just the longest post ever. I feel like I want to keep writing just because I know that this is already ridiculously long and it's getting to the point where it's probably just unhealthy and whatnot. If you're still here, you deserve a prize or something! So....