Well, there's still exams to look forward to, but Carmen's Class of 2017 had their graduation celebration last week.
Blondes vs Brunettes
With the Buds
Hair and makeup in the early afternoon made it a busy day - Carmen's date got to our house 6 minutes before we got home!
The results were worth it
(Inserting a little nostalgia here)
These gorgeous girls again
16 couples rented a party bus to take them from Lake Sundance to The Lookout, to the banquet, to The Peace Bridge (for more photos), to the after grad, and then back to Lake Sundance. By then it was 1am and time for a house party until 5am followed by a sleepover for a couple of friends at our house, then breakfast at Hudson's.
As if they needed more fun, a few of the graduates (and a sister and a younger friend) spent the weekend in Waterton
I'm super proud of Carmen and the work she and her friends have put into their relationships. They've practised tolerance and forgiveness and love and fun over the high school years and they deserved every bit of enjoyment they had celebrating the end of high school. Last graduating class of 90's babies!
Spring Break 2017 was a girls-only road trip to Provo. The boys (Ken and Flex) stayed home and worked (Ken) and slept (Flex).
We only caught a couple of sunny days in Provo, and our first day was one of them.
We took advantage of the sun and had a Jimmy John's picnic at Joaquin Park.
In the early evening on Friday we all joined Jaclyn and Mason in the Run 4 Refugees they had already signed up for. Zoë had the fastest time, just ahead of Mason.
Chloe used the 5k as a warm up for High School Track & Field Season.
We went home and showered and then crashed a YSA ward party where Mason and his a Capella group were performing.
Apparently we weren't the only party crashers?
On Saturday we really wanted to take Zoë to the Aquarium based on earlier snapchat stories about her previous trip. She really does like to watch the fish! Jaclyn tells me sometimes she brings up video of colourful fish swimming on her computer as a pacifying strategy.
Saturday afternoon we did a bit of shopping in SLC and had dinner at PF Chang's (where we confirmed Carmen's MSG allergy). Then Mason and Zoë went home and Carmen, Chloe, Jaclyn and I went to the Women's Session of General Conference.
It was a beautiful evening after a rainy day.
Sunday Church. All looks good here, but Zoë left Carmen wet at one point.
Monday plans changed when we saw the conditions of the ski hill. We went back to our Airbnb and the girls did spring break homework.
Monday night we took Zoë to her first movie, Beauty and the Beast.
Tuesday we did a formal campus tour for our soon-to-be BYU student and our other potential BYU student.
Wednesday we played with Zoë and her hair.
Elliott came over to meet Zoë and then she and Carmen went to hike the 'Y'