Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Myley!

This post is long overdue.  For all of you who haven't heard the news:

I went up to Grass Valley the weekend of the 18th for my auntie's baby shower. This is her first baby, and she is definitely a long-awaited bundle of joy. My aunt and uncle have been trying to have a baby for a long time, and had pretty much convinced themselves that they couldn't have kids at this point, so when we found out in December that she was expecting we were shocked and super excited! Anyway, I got to Grass Valley Friday night, and Denise (my stepmom) took me to go help set up all the decorations for the baby shower, which had a Hawaiian theme. We spent 4 hours setting up and cooking, getting home at almost midnight. Then we stayed up an extra hour more just gabbing, looking at my grandma's buddy guy pictures, eating leftover chocolate cheesecake from Denise's birthday, etc. I was exhausted, but excited about the next day. I woke up at 8, we left the house at 9, and got to the baby shower at 10 to do some last minute setting up. We were so proud of ourselves because we worked so hard on the decorations, and we anxiously awaited Deanna's arrival. We knew she would be stoked!

Well, when she got there, and the baby shower began, Deanna seemed really distracted, and we wondered what was up. Was she okay? Her due date is near the end of July, so we figured she was just getting uncomfortable; its hard carrying a baby for 8 months! So we eat and talk, and we notice that within an hour Deanna had been to the bathroom about 6 or 7 times. What was up? Was this just pressure on her bladder, making her have to seriously pee every 10 minutes? A little after 1 o'clock Deanna and James pulled Denise aside and told her a secret: Deanna's water had broken early that morning. She was in labor! HOLY CRAP BALLS! When we asked them why they were at the baby shower and not the hospital, they said they knew how hard we had worked on the shower, and they wanted to open presents and games. Can you believe that? So nonchalant, like it was no big deal (I assume they were secretly freaking out, but they played it cool). We were shocked. We urged them to go to the hospital, but they wanted to open presents, so we loomed through all the gifts and then waved goodbye as they got into their truck and drove to sierra Nevada memorial, and we frantically packed everything up, dropped the presents off at their house, and met them in the maternity ward. At this point I knew I wasn't going home that night.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New 'Do?

Time for something new....

I got to do a lot of things in high school. I went to Europe, I got to go to football games and sing all over the place, I explored bad clothing and teen angst (yay....) But one thing I never got to try was a different hair color.

have chopped my hair off- I've tried different hair lengths, so that's all good in the 'hood. In fact, my senior year I chopped off more than a foot of hair in an angsty rage (again, yay....):

Crazy, right?!  However, it all ended well, and I love my curls (and sometimes frizz). However, I really REALLY want to do something wild with the color.  I've been wanting this for years, probably as long as I've wanted a tattoo (which I eventually got in 2009!), but I've been too much of a chicken to go all out.

Well, that ends now!  I'm ready to do something a little crazy and out there. I mean, come on! If I don't like it, I can always cut it off and try again; I'm no stranger to short hair.  So, I've begun my search for the perfect color of crazy hair, and I'm asking anyone who is reading this to give (constructive!) imput.  Keep in mind, it's supposed to look a little crazy, definitely not meant to be Disney Princess worthy! Okay, let's begin:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pictures of Graduation!

Good morning!

Let's do a recap of my awesome life with a few pictures, shall we? To start out, I graduated from College of Marin:

Me and Tashi, fresh out of Commencement

There's nothing in that Folder...