Wednesday, July 02, 2008


So our niece graduated from elementary school this week. Darryl sister and I were reminiscing about what our graduation from grade 8 entailed. Mine entailed my first time of staying up for 24 hours with all my girlfriends, watching Axl Rose and Guns and Roses videos. My friend Riisa loved Axl Rose.

Our niece is a smart, amazing and grounded kid. All that being said she is still a teenager. It is interesting as we are friends on Facebook, so I often see pictures of her on there and watch her talk to her friends. You can see her going through a time in her life where she is trying to figure out who she is, which is what being a teenager is all about. I so remember going through that myself. I think now the rebel style is "emo", where when I was a teenager it was grunge. All of my clothes came from the good will, my jeans had holes in them my t-shirts were well worn. I listened to Pearl Jam and Nirvana religiously. Now I can't remember the last time I bought myself something from Value Village (although I often buy the boys clothes second hand.) and my musical taste has changed to more folky, then grunge. When I met Darryl he would spend tons of money on clothes to have the name brands, where now most of his clothes are from Old Navy or the Gap. It's interesting how being a teenager is a time to start and figure out who you are.

I like our neice had a pretty good head on my shoulders, but I still found it hard to be a teenager. Trying different styles, different friends and trying to figure out where life would lead and what type of people I would want around me. I find adulthood much easier.

So K, if you are reading this, Happy Graduation! We are all so proud of you. Enjoy the next 4 years of highschool and remember that it's a time to start and figure out who you are and if things are going bad remember: This too shall pass.

Till Tomorrow..... Jenn


Mackenzie said...

Aunt Jenn,
Oh my gosh! Thank you sooo much for making a post basically all about me!
I feel sooooo special! :D At the end my eyes teared up...THANKS AUNT JENN! :P But ya, I'm sooooo excited for high school and I'm also SOOOOOOOO INCREDIBLY EXCITED for you coming to London and staying with us!!
Anyway, I have to go...

Goofball said...

graduation from elementary school? is that formally celebrated? Wow...I just got my report card and felicitations from my family and friends.

cool though.

sari said...

She's very cute!! It's nice you guys have a good relationship! I have one aunt and it's still very nice to be able to talk to her and email with her, though I don't see her often.