Saturday, September 26, 2009

2009 Homecoming!

Brooke went with some of her best friends to homecoming as they are freshman and too young to date. Candace's mom, Bernice, and I took them to dinner and then we worked the coat check for the first few hours of the dance. Here are a few pictures from their evening...

Here they are arriving at Yanni's for dinner.

A toast to friendship :-)

Candace, Kelsey, Brooke, Makenzie, and Kayleen had me take a few pics of them on Central.

Shoe shot.

Say something funny Candace...

With some of their friends after the dance.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Superhero/Villain Day for Homecoming Week

Brooke liked this shirt she got a few weeks ago with a broken heart so we decided that she would be a villainess for Superhero/Villain Day named: The Heartbreaker.

Here's the story behind her villainess...

Brooke Jorgensen has been unlucky at love despite trying to be the best girlfriend she can be. Her one true love broke up with her in a jealous rage despite her being true and faithful. She decides that she is tired of being "nice" and thinks that if she cannot have her one true love, no one else should be able to have a true love...and that is why she is now known as "The Heartbreaker."
Here's the front of her costume.

Here's the back of her cape. Special thanks to Cindy Webb for sewing the cape :-)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Polynesian Day for Homecoming Week

Student Senate members are required to dress up during Volcano Vista's Homecoming Week. This is Brooke on Polynesian Day. She went to school late because she is a bit under the weather. Tomorrow is Superhero/Villain Day...Brooke's costume is funny. Check back tomorrow.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Brooke and Candace's First Stake Dance--September 19, 2009

Brooke and Candace went to their FIRST stake dance. They said it was pretty fun despite a lot of our youth skipping out for the East Stake's dance.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy 14th Birthday Brooke!

Brooke had a fun birthday! The night before Candace Burton, Alec Lovato, and Kelsey Goode came over to decorate the front of our house. It was sooo hard to get Brooke to leave our home office area which is in the front of the house so she wouldn't hear them. I would sneak out a side door and take pictures of them and she never knew I was outside. Another friend, Isaiah Perry, wanted to surprise her by doing something sweet for her birthday because "Brooke is always doing nice things for everyone and no one does anything for her." He made a poster for me to put in her bathroom. He also brought her flowers, a crown, and feather boa. He and his mom, Crystal Perry, helped chalk the driveway. His gesture totally brought her to tears. Candace, Alec, and Kelsey gave me a Red Bull and a small wheel of gouda cheese to give her when she woke up LOL.

I went to Costco and bought 25 very LARGE churros to take to her at school for her birthday. I think the kids really enjoyed them LOL. I know Brooke (and Candace) liked them! I also helped her with some of her campaigning during lunch. She got some sweet gifts from friends. Her friend Kyle Byer made her cupcakes and bought her a Volcano Vista High School Bear (so adorable!). Josh Lubold got her some candy and a cute stuffed animal (and wrote the sweetest note, which she liked even more than the "stuff."). Another boy bought her a stuffed animal and some bath products and another one got her a SUPER large Red Bull LOL. Victor Espinoza brought over a HUGE stuffed bear and a sweet card. Kayleen Aragon bought her a DVD and some candy. The other girls are waiting for Brooke's party to bring their gifts. We took Brooke and a few of her girl friends to dinner that evening. We ended our night home for an ice cream cake.
Candace Burton, Alec Lovato, and Kelsey Good decorated the front of our house the night before Brooke's birthday.

They "chalked" a bunch of inside jokes all over our driveway and sidewalks.

Alec drew a "churro" for Brooke.

Word up! Candace!

Our front door.

Friend, Isaiah Perry, wanted to make up something special for Brooke.

This is what she was greeted with when she woke up her birthday morning.

This was the first time any boy went to so much trouble to surprise her (which brought tears to her eyes).

Brent sent Brooke a shirt and gift card for Sephora.

We later took her and a few friends to dinner at Yanni's.

Brooke with her daddy.

FREE dessert :-)

MORE dessert...Brooke wanted a "Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake" from Coldstone.

Make a wish!

Me and Brooke.