We've been married this long!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Graduation Day~Ceremony

WELL, today is my graduation day! I put on my cap and gown, marched across the gym floor...and suffered in the sweltering heat for 2 1/2 hours! It was a good ceremony though, there were lots of good speeches, I'm sure many tears were shed, and many awards were also given out. I was awarded the Music Choral 30 Award and the Harold Brown Scholarship. It was a great achievement and I'm glad I was able to win them.
Then, out in the heat again to get a few shots of us in our attractive caps and gowns and then...HOORAY!! No more graduation ceremonies!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Ok, so for all of you who don't know what geocaching is, it is basically a game or sport I guess when you look on a website and find spefic coordinates which you then enter into a GPS and it takes you to a prize! You can find cash when you're lucky but it's usually just little nick-nacks or fun things.
Last year, me and some friends were exploring in the hills over by the Suspension Bridge in Rosedale (about 10-15 minutes from Drumheller) when we randomly found a plastic tupperware container hidden in a little crevace. It was such a fluke! It turns out, this was a Geocach and had actual coordinates that you could find it at. We looked inside and found a notebook (which had names of people who had previously found it. People from Edmonton had written their names), some random little keychains and cheap toys, and pencils and stickers. The prizes weren't really very impressive but we were all excited that we found a "buried treasure".
SO...yesterday, another friend and I were on a hunt for some more geocaches. She had looked on the internet for some specific spots where they might be and then off we went! We looked underneath the WLD (World's Largest Dinosaur) but we had no luck. There was construction going on and they may have disturbed it. We also looked behind the petstore and on the Nature Trail (we even crawled in some of the bushes) behind my old school but there was no sign of any! :(
Better luck next time!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Well, this past month has been a month of months. I've been in 5 countries this month including Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany for a short period of time but I don't think it really counts, the United States, and, of course, good old Canada. Our graduating class went on a Europe trip on April 10th for 10 days to Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic and it was AMAZING! My favorite place was either Venice, Italy where we did some major knock-off shopping and saw amazing architecture or Innsbruk Austria (the Swiss Alps were breathtaking and the leiderhosen wasn't bad either ;) jk). Unfortunately, I returned from Europe broke...but then it was time to be off to Seattle on the 29th! We went to Seattle on our choir trip this year and had a blast. We went to Kamloops on our first night, then to Chilliwack, and then across the border to the lovely state of Washington. We went to such tourist places as the Space Needle, Pike's Market, and the University of Washington where we participated in a singing clinic and were able to see a musical production called "Sing, Sing" which consisted of Southern Pacific music. It was really good...for the parts I was awake for. I kept nodding off in the first half of the performance, only waking up to clap once a song was done and then...asleep again! Luckily, I was able to keep my perky eyes open for the second half. It didn't help on the way back to the bus, though, when I tooled it on the ground. Graceful, Steph. The Duck Tour was also a fun time. It was a vehicle that could go in both land and water and we were able to see the house that Tom Hank's character stayed in, in Sleepless in Seattle. We also went to the EMP (Experience Music Project) where we made our own rock video and record. Unfortunately, we also had to come home from Seattle, and I had to face my own music. The music of homework and real life. NOW, we are finally performing what could be the most stressful play ever directed in the history of drama. We have had at least 10 people bail or let go because of not showing up but HALLELUJAH, it finally came together! Tonight was our second performance of three. Our last performance is tomorrow and oh, how it is bitter-sweet. I think I'll miss this handsome devil right here -->

I am playing the handsome Captain Smollet. Check out the side burns. Sea wenches are after me and everything. Not sure that's a good thing...

AND speaking of handsome devils, check Dad out.

Anyways, for Mother's Day, I visited mom in Fairmont while she was on vacation with her friend, Joan Emery. Dad was able to come as well and it was actually a pretty good time even though I travelled up there by myself. The hotsprings were divine!! I want some hotsprings within a 1 hour radius STAT.

Well...Chemistry awaits. Either that, or sleep. Sleep seems more appealing at this point.