Some of my fondest childhood memories are from the flower gardens, rows and rows of vegetables and fruits, and babbling brooks surrounding my grandfather’s house in Korea. Its always so magical when I come here. (plus you get to harvest potatos)
This has probably been the most roller-coaster like month ever in terms of events, emotions, and relationships. Stuff worth mentioning:
- I took my SAT this month for the first time and it was actually pretty easy so I got really lucky.
- Wilder likes Sara Bareilles. (!!!!!WTF!!!!!).
- I played piano for Bree’s choir audition and she got into one of our school’s show choir!
- We had our APUSH exam.
- I actually didn’t suck in my piano recital.
- I rented the movie Dogfight and just sighhhhhhhhh…
- I got really obsessed with Broadway again. OH DEREK KLENA AND COREY COTT.
- Saehee and I reported someone.
- And my brother got $1,400 in scholarship money on Senior Awards Night!
I played cello for Keebs/Cowtipper’s wedding! It was really special. I forgot how beautiful weddings could be. (And I forgot how hard it was to not cry during weddings) (especially when the bride hugs her parents omg) At first I was really irritated that I had to take time out of my school life during the week to make it to wedding rehearsals but in the end, I feel really lucky to have been a part of that day.
Main characters of Oklahoma! were asked to sing a few songs for our local Broadway Block Party and I was super lucky to play on the keyboard for these TALENTED TALENTED OH SO TALENTED cuties! :)
For our last EPIC event we had a cooking contest and our group made RAMEN BURGERS. Too bad I was too full to try one because I ate too much of the ingredients during the process of making this… (update: our team got second place)
Trader Joe’s selection of dark chocolates is just one of those things that give me that frequently needed boost of happiness.
In the midst of looking for Daisy Chain dresses, we sorta kinda stumbled into JC Penney’s Sephora nail bar and went a little cray. The worker was like, “Can I help you” and we were like “no”
"wtf katelyn" #3 and my legs
President of ISA for next year with one my bffls Paola. So excited but kind of nervous that I’ll fail.This was our APUSH Presidential Rankings Poster. I think it’s pretty radical. Definitely our magnum opus.
We had our church musical this month and this ladies and I were soldiers/sheep/talk show host dancers. Here we are striking a crab pose in honor of Saehee who developed and honed this magnificent ritual. And dang those pants were comfortable af.
We’re not doing an illuminati sign in front of our church! what are you talking about?!
So this was the lamb scene and I baa-ed so loud that my throat was sore for the entire week following that musical. Still my favorite scene though. I know you can’t tell by my face in this picture but we were all laughing so hard we were shaking and trembling uncontrollably while David was singing.
And the last dance sequence with the entire cast :)
We had our last percussion recital last Wednesday. Here’s da crew.
New work coming up on this blog real soon. We did these self portraits and I’m pretty impressed with my self with the way my hair turned out in the portrait - not gonna lie. The only thing I would change about it is that my eyes are way more enormous than they actually are but whatever.
Time for my April photo set! This month actually went really slowly for me. Ariel and I were asked by Ty-Qui-Qui to help out with the puppet show for Children’s church, for Sabbath school this month. The lesson was on the parable of the lost sheep and the kids really seemed to like it :)My church has this really huge case of stairs and occasionally I like to sit and hang out on the railing. The kids below were throwing pebbles at me. Is this the proper way to treat somebody who helped put out a great puppet show for them?!?! I don’t think so.
For Pathfinders, we had out Carpentry Honor. Here is Evelyn learning how to use an electronic saw. #fierce
We also built these awesome dinosaur models for the Honor as well. I ended up making two, but I stepped on one on accident and it snapped in half, so now my lone rhinosaurus is on my bookshelf by itself.
For community service, my EPIC group made these really cute pop tarts of homemade strawberry balsamic jam and brie cheese. The grandmas really seemed to love it.
Here are our staff editors for yearbook next year… We were getting ready to announce to all the new staff members for next year that they made it into yearbook. (Hi Alex).
I finally tried Frostbite’s Italian ice! It was deeeelish. I chose three flavors: cherry, mango, and i-forgot-what with vanilla ice cream as the base. Baskin Robbins was having its one-scoop-one-dollar sale and I am not ashamed to say that I got three scoops of ice cream. These are my homie-gees, meloosa, katy, and paonugget.
I made it into daisy chain (top 60 gpa) for our class and here is Anushka, one of my closest friends. She is so pretz and I love her. And of course, can’t forget the homie-gs. Helped Alex wash his car. That stupid mongoose We volunteered at our local half-marathon and we had to fill at least three hundred cups with water. Here are the remnants of the water bottles….We finally managed to pry her mouth open. Melisa got braces!!!! :DThere has to be at least one “wtf katelyn” picture a month. This was our last time in the pit and the last show for our school musical “Oklahoma!” It was actually really fun and I’ll miss it. (kinda.)
Wow. Looking back, April has been a pretty eventful month what with all of the stuff above and APUSH finals and shiz. Time for national exams and SUMMER! yesssssss~
I was going through the photos on my phone the other day and I have decided that starting this month I am going to do a photo diary every once in a while. I’m not really doing this for anyone except for myself because I’m sure that it will be to see what things happened the past month and just appreciate all of the little moments that happen in the day-to-day life.
In the beginning of my month, I went to a church retreat up in Big Bear and this is the gorgeous sunset we saw Friday night. The retreat was truly a wonderful way to enjoy the Sabbath and spend time in fellowship with my church friends. I seriously miss the mountain cabin-mansion we all stayed in. There were so many rooms!! I felt like any door could lead to another universe like in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe…
I traveled to New York with my family this spring break for vacation and also met up with my niece (above) and my cousins. The last time I saw my niece she was a tiny little baby, smaller than my forearm! She was so freaking adorable (and this picture is truly a testament to how freezing it was in NY during March).
Here is the view from the top of the Empire State Building. It’s crazy to me that NY doesn’t just sink! It is literally a slab of concrete built on an island. But anyway, the skyscrapers were breathtaking and seeing Manhattan and all of the cemeteries and Queens, I just couldn’t help but see what Sara Bareilles must have experienced while she was writing The Blessed Unrest.
I watched one Broadway show while I was there: MATILDA!!!!!! These kids are just so so so talented! And the songs are so catchy; I still have “Revolting Children” and “Naughty” stuck in my head. Although I was really bummed out that we couldn’t watch Wicked (the cheapest tickets were $150) Matilda was just amazing and left me both in tears and laughter.
Here is the 9/11 Monument.
Above is Central Park. I really wish I could visit Central Park (and all of New York in general) when the skies were blue and the trees were green! If Central Park already looks so lovely with its trees like skeleton, I can’t even imagine how gorgeous it must look in the spring and summer time.
I took this picture in the Museum of Modern Art, which was my FAVORITE museum of all the museums I visited. (By the way, this is the museum that holds Van Gogh’s Starry Night). Every piece of art was just really intriguing and unique. The only part I didn’t like about this museum was that the dang employers kept telling me to put on my backpack in the front so that I may avoid hitting statues and things. I felt dumb with my backpack in the front like a mama koala bear.
Here is me sitting awkwardly in the middle of H&M’s Men while my brother was trying on a suit. A guy even came up to me to ask if I was okay.
Here be me and Ji with our matching jean jackets after church. I love Ji. She is the kindest, cutest, little fob I know.
After church one Sabbath afternoon, me, Christine, and Ariel walked Muffin around our neighborhood and we found this place with beautiful orange roses and I made Ariel pose in front of them. Isn’t she a cutie patootie?
Here’s Katelyn being strange.
This wasn’t from March but I had to include it. Katelyn and I made editorships for yearbook! #dreamteam Oh and the above picture is from a day we had an English project for masks. Yeah.