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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seniors Last Day!!!!! =(

It was a very short day. Very dead day. You can tell that the school was missing a heartbeat. A certain kind of energy running through the halls and the classrooms. Very quiet. We came to school to pic up our cap and gowns and tickets. Then we just left. But before I left, I had a mini moment haha. I sat in the middle of the foyer and yelled I am done! Lol my friends were doing it with me. This very foyer I walked in when I was an 8th grade hopeful just trying to make it in and here I was now, walking out and saying my last goodbyes to the school that I have forever called home. It was a bittersweet day for all of us. We are done. Officially.

Last time in these halls.
(Awesome quote!)
"The past can hurt, but the way I see it; you can either run from it or learn from it." ~ The Lion King 

-Kortney

"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't." ~ Steve Maraboli 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Senior Awards Night

So today was our last day. Not officially but it was our last class day ever. It was amazing. We would never have to see a high school classroom ever again. It's tradition at my school that we have "Senior Scream" where we go out into the school's foyer 10 mins before school lets out and we just scream our class number, hold up signs, yell, go crazy, and just bask in the moment that this would be our last time we hear that bell. It was soooooo much fun. We threw "gold dust" (Gold glitter. Because our class song is "Gold Dust" by DJ Fresh dubstep remix), shook tambourines, threw streamers and silly string, had some drums going from the musicians, and just yelled so much because we were done! (Video will be uploaded)
After all that awesomeness, it was time for the Senior Awards. First we broke up into our cluster awards.
Dance cluster had ours in the studios (of course) and we had BBQ for dinner. Ms Weiss had our baby pictures as centerpieces. It was too cute seeing everyone as babies. Some of us look exactly the same lol. Me. During the passing out of the awards and tassels, Ms Weiss said something special about each and every one of us. She said that I was the student who was the strongest. Whenever a problem hit me hard, I would always find the strength to keep pushing forward. Thanks Ms Weiss :)
After all awards were passed out and tassels were given, we sang our last chant.
Listen, Listen, Listen to my hearts song. (13!)
Listen, Listen, Listen to my hearts song.
I will never forget you, I will never forsake you
I will never forget you, I will never forsake you 
I will never forget youuuuuuuuuuuuu!
I cried and so did others. It was our last time saying that chant ever. That chant has brought us together every single time we do it. We showed love with that chant, we kissed with that chant, we passed roses with that chant, we cried with that chant. And we no longer get to say it :'( 
If I could write a letter to those studio floors, I would say Thank You. Thank you for welcoming my feet and my body when I first stepped onto you when I was just a freshman. Thank you for feeding my curiosity and my imagination. Thank you for pushing me out there when I was scared to. Thank you for catching my tears and my blood and sweat. Thank you for ripping my skin and breaking my bones. It was all worth it. Thank you for being my muse when I was feeling happy or depressed. Thank you for being my home when I needed one. You have showed me how to be an artist and even though some days I hated you for doing all those things to me, I will always and forever love you and one day I will come back. Thank you for everything. 
So much has happened in those studios for the past 4 years. Now I must find myself and represent for the "home" in which my talent was bred. 

You are a product of your education.
-Kortney

"Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded." ~ Jimi Hendrix 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gabby is 5 Months!!!

It doesn't even seem like its been 5 months. It seems just so much more shorter than that. :( My baby girl is growing up so fast. OMG..... Just realized next month, she will be halfway to 1 year. 0__0
Can't you tell the difference from 1 month old to now?! 
Please stay my little baby!

-Kortney

"What you allow is what will continue." ~ Unknown 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Prom Night

Excuse me as I try to recover from prom night and try to write this.
Lol don't worry. I didn't get hammered or high. I didn't need that to get happy this time =P
It was such a long day. I went to school for the first 2 periods of the day just so I could get counted as present for the day. After that, I ran to Gurley's apartment to get ready. I had already dropped off my things at her house that morning before I left to go to school. I took a shower and I ate some food, and we waited for the makeup artist to get there. Melissa was first to get hers done then it was me. I decided to just give in and go with the theme which was "Old Hollywood". I had problems with my dream dress and stuff so I had to settle and borrow a dress from a friend. Its all good though. I still looked sexy ;)

By the time Gurley got in the chair, all the dates and parents were there. We (kinda sorta) tried to speed up the "getting dressed" process but Gurely likes to take her time lol. We were almost late trying to gather everyone up to go and take pictures. We were definitely on "colored people" time. Lol. After we FINALLY finished taking pics, we were on our way to prom! We all rode in our own cars and as we pulled up, it was already do many people there. We were in for a shock because nobody knew we had to pay $6 for parking for our own prom. Oh well. The complaints to the school are definitely coming.

When we walked into prom, it was so glamorous. Gold decorations and red carpet blinded our eyes lol. We checked in and walked into the ballroom which was all silver with GORGEOUS, big, chandeliers as centerpieces. We sat our things down and ran to the dance floor. We didn't leave it for a very long time. It was so much fun. After about 10:30-11pm, we winded down because the dj got boring after that. He only played 1 slow song and it wasn't even the right time to play one when he did. And all the rest were a blur of dubstep and techno songs. Which I love but it became too much. I felt like I was at H2O festival instead of prom. But that's my opinion. Still had fun though. We then took pics in the photo booth, got hundreds of lemonades, a bowl of mac and cheese, ice cream and took bathroom selfies. Lol
We left about 30 mins early to get ready for our little group after party at Chelsea's house. When we got there, Chelsea's mom had made tostadas and had bowls of skittles, m&ms and chex mix out for us. She also made smoothies and ice cream for us. We played Apples to Apples and talked and laughed all night until we crashed out around 4am.

My prom was very memorable. I really had so much fun and this sets the countdown until graduation officially. Starting this week are our senior activities and our last "class" day is Thursday! I cannot wait! Be looking for lots and lots of blog posts, instagram photos and tweets about everything!

I'll post my prom pics later on my Picasa album. I have to go finish some last minute projects and homework. :)
Later!
-Kortney

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." ~ Vincent van Gogh 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My (First) Mother's Day 2013!

I had the best first Mother's Day ever. It started off on Saturday because Claud wanted to have enough money to spend on his mom too ;) We went to Red Lobster for dinner and it was his first time eating there. For once Gabby participated pretty well (besides the spitting up all over me after I fed her). So that was my little day before mother's day dinner with my babies. After that we went to Claud's family's house to play games and just hang out. It was a pretty fun day.
Red Lobster
Sunday, actually Mother's Day, I didn't expect Claud to do or take me anywhere because we had already did something Saturday. My original plan was to just stay at home, do some work, try to do some laundry, and watch the Sprout Channel with Gabriella in my pajamas all day. Which by the way I got the cutest first Mother's day cards from her. At daycare, they made a construction paper card with her foot prints on it and I got another card "from her" that was too cute! I put both of them on my Instagram ;)




Later on, Claud surprised me on the phone saying that Gabby and I should get dressed because we were gonna go out. I asked no questions and got dressed since I didn't really want to stay at home anyways. Lol. After all, this day is all about mommies and I am now officially one of them. ;) So our first stop was at his cousins house where everyone was at, playing cards as usual, and we ate and watched Men in Black 3. After Claud finished eating and Gabby played with her cousins and granny and auntie, it was time to stop at Uncle Donny's house. Donovan is Claud's best friend and Gabriella's godfather. We went to his house and had a great time. Everyone was there just having a good time, smoking cigars, sitting by the pool and making s'mores! Gabriella was being held and cooed at by other people. I've found out that Gabby really likes being outside. Haha little Capricorn baby. Claud melted my marshmallow for the s'more for me only because that fire was serious and I have a little fear of big fires. Especially when we have a little ass stick to work with lol. But it ended up being really good. Before the mosquitoes came out, I decided to go ahead and go back in the house, feed Gabriella and watch National Treasure with others. More of Claud and Donovan's college and high school friends came in and they all had "man time" upstairs. So Gabby decided to take a nap while it was quiet downstairs for the people who were interested in the movie. After like 45 mins they all came back down and woke Gabby back up lol. Then people started to leave or go back outside on the pool deck to smoke more cigars and talk it up. Donovan's mom decided to go to bed and all that was left in the living room was Me, Gabby, Claud, Donovan, and Donovan's brother CJ. They decided that they would do what any other group of guys would do... XBOX! They played Fusion Frenzy for an hour and Gabby fell asleep again. It was way past her bedtime. After they finished the game it was time to go home. We stopped at Sonic for late night drinks and then went home. Claud kissed Gabby goodnight and we said we'll see each other Friday. My prom night! :D
Pure Bliss.
Happy Mother's Day!




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