June 15, 2009

The last month

**Warning: This post may be a little unorganized and hodgepodge-ish**

Well, this last month has been a good one. It seems like a lot has happened. Let me share.

My birthday came and went. I'm 23 now! Well, it just so happened that my birthday was the last day of school (I was working in the class I student taught in). My mentor teacher bought me this great cake and we had a little class party :o)

Some of the students made me this marvelous sign.

Tanner and I went to the Cheesecake Factory for my birthday. It's been some time since we're gone out to dinner so it was such a nice treat!

My real diploma came in the mail.

For my mother-in-law's birthday my father-in-law let her shave his beard! He's had it for about 15 years, so it was a BIG deal!

On our family reunion we went to Sea World. Yes, we saw Shamu, yes that is now what he lives for.

We go to San Diego every year for my family reunion. This year I was in a room on the third floor. Here's the view from my little balcony! Beautiful!

Me on the beach, sporting my new hat. :o) I have always wanted a cute hat, however I don't really look good in hats... I decided that in order to fulfill my 'hat dream' I needed to get one someday, and this one looked better that other styles. And the beach always makes pictures nice...

We also had the chance to go to the San Diego temple. It was incredible, absolutely stunning!

I went to a music night {yes, my parents were there. The music night was dedicated to my grandmother [my mom's mom] who passed away. So the owner invited my whole family, seeing how the piano used to be in our family...} Anyways, we were able to talk my parents into singing this silly two part song: Bad Man's Blunder. It was a crack up!


Geneva said...

Lies! You DO look cute in hats! Especially that mighty cute one! And congrats on the birthday-graduating-beach-lovin' bonanza!

RatalieNose said...

Love the hat!
Tangent: Yesterday your brother helped give a discussion to a woman in our ward at my house. He did a splendid job. I was smitten. tee hee.

Question: How did you get Tanner to take that picture? Use the "It's my birthday excuse?"

Lindsey Layton said...

Thanks Natalie! And yes, my brother is a babe! I'm glad he's doing well and being a good missionary!

Answer: How did I get Tanner to take that picture? Well... One of his birthday gifts to me is a year of being cooperative with taking pictures! Splendid, I know :o)

Merkley Jiating said...

That hat looks AMAZING on you!

Heber A said...

Digg the hat.

Nancy Face said...

Happy birthday...love your cake and sign! Congrats on earning that diploma! :)

I can't even believe your father-in-law got shaved! That is AWESOME!

I think you look super cute in that hat! :)

Camberley said...

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