Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Graduation Weedend

What a fun weekend!!! I took my last final on Thursday....yay! Afterwards, at work, Kerri surprised me with balloons and a beautiful platter of chocolate covered strawberries...thanks Kerri! On Friday, Mom & I went to watch some of the UVSC convocation for the School of Business. On Saturday we had the dinner party. We made homemade "Cafe Rio". Paul, Leslie, and the boys were here preparing their home for rent. I am so happy it worked out that they could plan it this weekend. Kim, Eric, and the kids came from Salt Lake, and Kerri from across the street. We had a great time. We had key lime cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries to top it all off. Thank you everyone who has been so supportive, for all the cards and the well wishes. In August it is on to my Bachelor's!!! Love you all.

Thanks Kerri!!!

Do you see my empty seat on the platform?

Homemade Cafe Rio...YUM!!!

Leslie, Paul, Justin, & Chris back where they belong.

Eli loved the "dirty" strawberries!

Poor Amara only got to suck on dry cereal.

The Key Lime Cheesecake was awesome!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Finals Finale...

Well, I just finished my last final. This one was much easier than my Macroeconomics final. I am so happy to not have to worry about that Macro class anymore!!! I should have known it would be bad when I found out my professor's name was Gooch! Anyway...its over. I'm so excited to have a few months off before I continue on for my Bachelors Degree in the fall. Thank you everyone for your support, love, and prayers. Now lets PARTY!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Achievement Award

Well, last night was my Achievement Award Ceremony. I think it went good, but mom says I'm too modest to tell you about it. So, I am turning this blog entry over to mom against my better judgement. Mom......

What an amazing night!!! Kim was honored and presented with an achievement award for being the top student in her field. The School of Business Dean called the 15 students the "Cream of the Crop" of Utah Valley State College. Kim is graduating with her Associates in Hospitality Management with a 3.98 cummulative GPA. She really deserves this recognition. I am so proud of her! Sniff, sniff.

This is craziness!!!

Mom & Grandma...my two greatest supporters

The Award

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


One down, one to go. Thanks for all the encouragement and love....gotta go study now!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

30 Years Old!?!?!?!?

I can't believe I am 30 years old!!! We had a fun day today. Mom and G-ma gave me some nice career clothes to help me find a new job this summer. Then Kerri came over and we headed off for The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. It was awesome! Then we drove around to see the progress of the Draper Temple and the Day Break Temple. When we got home, there was a wonderful bouquet of cookies on my porch wishing me a happy birthday from Paul, Leslie, Chris, and Justin. Then throughout the whole day I received four singing messages from the Lattas on every phone we own!! I also received birthday calls from Aunt Pat & Uncle Frank, Kim & Eric, Susie, my best friend Janna, and a personal call from Eli! It was a really good day, now back to studying for my finals. Thank you everyone for your love and birthday wishes. Here are some pictures to prove what a great day it was....

Mom, G-ma, Kerri, & I at The Cheesecake Factory

That burrito is as big as G-ma is!!!

Mom & I

Everyone knows how much I love attention...


Draper Temple

Day Break Temple (Can you believe Eric designed this?!?)

My bouquet of cookies
Thanks Paul, Leslie, Chris, & Justin!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chris' Mission Call

Chris just opened his mission call a few minutes ago and is going to the.....(drum roll please).....Brazil, Joao Pessoa Mission! He had a web-cam and a conference call set up so we all could join in his exciting night. I am so excited for him!!! He will enter the MTC in Brazil on August 6, 2008, and will be speaking Portuguese. I am so proud of him and am looking forward to seeing him serve his mission. Thanks, Chris, for letting us be a part of this fun night. Can't wait to see you next week! Love you, and congratulations!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Elder "Tyler" Clark enters the MTC

Tyler at the MTC

Tyler and his proud parents

"Don't forget to write, brush your teeth, comb your hair........"

"Bye Grandma!!!"

"It's official, I have my badge! Just call me Elder Clark."

Tyler is now at the MTC, as I blog. What an amazing experience!!! I am so grateful to have had the privilege of joining Gary, Terri, Grandma, and Mom in seeing Tyler off at the MTC this morning. Thank you Gary and Terri for inviting me to partake in an experience I will never forget. Tyler is going to be such a great missionary, and he is ready to go. I am so proud of him! This Gospel is true!!! And, Tyler will soon be spreading it all over the Tulsa, Oklahoma mission area. All who come in contact with Elder Clark will be loved and blessed for sure.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Two Missionary Cousins

These two good looking men are my two cousins that are about to go on their missions. Tyler (top) has been called to the Oklahoma mission, and Chris (bottom) should get his call hopefully next week. I am so proud of these two. They have both been looking forward to this time in their lives. I love these two boys so much and I know they are going to be amazing missionaries. They both have been raised by goodly parents who love the Lord. I am grateful for the example they are to our family. Tyler has such a magnetic personality, he is going to get along with both the locals and the other missionaries in his areas. Also, I had the privilege of watching Chris grow up into the man he is now just a couple houses away in Pleasant Grove. He has grown to be one amazingly smart and charismatic guy and I am going to miss him terribly. You two are the best and I love you both so much!!!