Here's how the summer has looked so far, presented in a nice little list. (I love lists!)
In no particular order:
1) (Almost) every Monday night, a bunch of friends from youth group get together at Corey's (one of the youth leaders) house. We have supper and then watch a movie in his top notch really sweet theater room. This past Monday, we watched Thor, and the couches were shaking! (By the way, Thor is way cool! I didn't think I'd like it, and even voted against it, but I'm so glad we watched it!)
2) Community Band. Actually, I missed the last concert in favor of a party (as bad as it looks, it wasn't intentional!!) but I did get to play in the concert at the bandshell in Ames. It was really hot up there because the air doesn't move. Lazy air.
|I happen to be the youngest person in the band right now. It's kinda funny!|
|I look angry. I'm not. Band is fun!|
|This picture makes me laugh and cry at the same time. Stupid, stupid piece of hair!!|
|Keilyn and Michael|
|Jacob and Nathan|
|Part of the group|
|Joe, DJ, Kelli, Syd, me, Stephanie, Keilyn, Meg, Michael, Josh, Anna|
|Those guys aren't carrying their drums on their shoulders because they have stands for their snare drums. We do not.|
|I'm back there. . .|
|For our group performance, we got to use Iowa State's drums that all had stands! Yaay!|
Here's a link to all of the pictures, but here are some highlights!
|Goofing off in IKEA|
|Relaxing. . .|
|"Interrupting Kelli's shower"|
|Touching the statues we weren't supposed to be touching. . .|
|"Picking the Cherry"|
|Giant, delicious, burrito from Chipotle. (I want another!!)|
|At the concert|
6) Marching in the July 4th parade. It was the year for the marching band to march in Cambridge, so usually nobody marches in the July 4th parade, but this year our drumline got together with the drumline from West Marshall (about 30 min. away) and marched together. (We have the same instructor, so we knew the same stuff.) It was almost 100 degrees at 10 in the morning, so we were dripping sweat by the end of the parade. My dad met me at the end of the parade with a liter of water. (Have I mentioned how awesome he is?) None of the girls from the West Marshall drumline were able to come, so the 5 girls from our drumline that could come were the only girls there. I happened to be the only girl marching with a snare drum! Woohoo!
|We had a lot of bass drums! :)|
Stay tuned for the "Summer Wrap Up/ School is starting post"! It isn't far away. School starts the 16th of August, but we have band camp the week before that! Yikes!