Friday, May 16, 2008

GRADUATIONS!!!!

Okay, so obviously Monica (my sister) is much better at words than I am...and updating her blog. I'm still learning people! Somebody thought that Tyler updated the last one too, but it was moi! He only set it up, okay! Life has been good this last month. Monica graduated from BYU and it was awesome to see her. I love being able to see the rest of my family everyday so having her live in California has definitely been hard on me. If you can't tell in my deer-in-the-headlights pic, it seemed like a long graduation. That same weekend we had a tea party at my Mom's and everybody had to create, make, or bring their own hat. In my shame, I didn't have one until I was on my way to the party. I stopped by Krispy Kreme's and asked the lady for some hats. Tyler had dressed London in this darling yellow and white polka dot tea dress so I glued a huge yellow bow to the front of her Krispy Kreme hat. It was so fun! I beg of anyone who has seen Monica's blog to disregard my hideous shoe choice for that day because my feet were killing me and there was no way I was wearing heels! The next week both Danny and I graduated the same day. Tyler's mom flew in from Okinawa (She lives there with her new hubby, Bert!) to see me. Because my graduation was at 10:00 a.m., I really didn't think anybody but my mom and mother-in-law would come with London. (Tyler was out of town.) But, when I got there I was touched to see that Maddie had skipped school to come, my brother, Dean took off work that morning and he and his family came, and my Dad had scrambled the entire week for people to cover for him in order for him to attend the graduatiom and spend the day with me. (Wow, huge run-on sentence, sorry) It was so important to me for them to be there! Tyler's friends are moving to Budapest at the end of the summer so we are having a get-together with all of them before they go....When I say all of them, I mean all of their friends! I think we have four families coming from out of state not to mention the people who already live here to have a week a partying. We are excited! They'll all be able to see London walking. This is actually one of her first steps with Maddie and Daddy. Well enough of my babbling, I love you all and if anybody wants to be of service to me and call to tell me how to do this blog crap, it would be greatly appreciated! ADIEU!

14 comments:

Marci & Daniel said...

Congratulations on graduating Shelley! London is a doll - I can't believe she's already walking!

Amy Jo said...

Congratulations to all the Simmons family on their graduations!!
Way to go! That is such a great accomplishment.

monica and brad said...

It really was so fun talking to you yesterday morning and figuring out all this blog stuff--I miss you and it made me happy/sad to see you mention me. We need to talk more often, and not just about blogging! It looks great--love you!

Bethers said...

Congratulations, Shelley! Now get your mom blogging. Cute pics.

jaci said...

Shell...just like you added all of the pictures on the sides, add another page element, and just choose the option of links and make the list. You type in the URL, and then the persons names or whatever you want the link to show up as. Hope this helps!

Dustin & Caitlin said...

Congrats! What an accomplishment! I can't help be reminisce about our good ol' UVSC days. haha.

Maren said...

Nice work Shell! Your blog looks great and I'll call you sometime soon to help you more... even though it doesn't seem like you really need it... all you need is to update it more REGULARLY! hahah Anyway, congrats on graduating! What a great accomplishment. I miss you Shell! You need to come visit me in DC sometime. And bring LondoN! BTW we're going to London this next week, so if I don't call before then I for sure will when I get back. Love you Shell!

Curt & Nikki said...

Shelley you look so cute! So I wonder when were gonna go to our visiting teacher lunch. I could really use some guidence! Just kidding anyway how are you I never see you?
Nikki(taylorandcamden.blogspot.com)

Naomi Carmen said...

hi barnes family, i didn't even know you had a blog, and then also had our blog linked on yours. thanks so much!!! i'll hurry and link yours on ours, that way we'll keep up with you guys. ;) also, CONGRATULATIONS on graduating! that is awesome!!!!

Lyndsay Wilding said...

Shelley, I started a blog! I haven't seen you at the gymn for awhile....I know...I am a slacker!

Keri & Clint said...

Hey guys! I didn't know you had a blog!! I saw you through Naomi- I hope you don't care if I link you to ours! Congrats and cute pictures!!

Jana said...

Barnes'. Because we live so far away and it's impossible to get together, I'm so glad we now have blogging. London looks adorable!

Mindy Sue O'Bryant said...

So much fun. Congratulations on graduating.

Drew and Tarah said...

hey! i found your blog! looks like you may not see this for a while, but i wanted to say hi!!! i'm sad we didn't get to see you guys while we were in utah! hope you guys are doing well!

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