Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Guess After 7 Months It's Probably Time to Post Again...

Clearly, we have slacked at blogging. What has happened this year? It's hard to remember it all but I guess I will give it a shot.

February: Hmmm....not much. We worked and skied. We also found the most adorable Pomeranian puppy but our landlord wouldn't let us get it. Well wishes to you dear Cupid. Hope your owners are as cool as we would have been. I think we bought Kindles this month, too. Excuse the language, but I've given Jeff a new nickname: technology whore. This cute boy of mine has to have the latest and greatest of everything. And I've proved to be a bit of a pushover, so somewhat against my will, we bought Kindles. They've actually been pretty great and we have read a lot of books this year so far.
Is he cute or what?!
March: We headed down to St George so that Jeff could get some--according to him--much needed golfing in. To my surprise, this trip also extended down to Vegas. Jeff sweetly surprised me with a night at the Vdara (a new 5-star hotel on the Strip) and tickets to Phantom of the Opera. Needless to say, the show was absolutely amazing. And Jeff got to golf. Of course.

April: Work. Work. Work. And my 24th birthday. That's it.

May: After several months of planning, we FINALLY got to go on our California Trip. This included golfing (what else?!) at Pelican Hill. Wow. That place was top notch. We also spent a day at Knottsberry Farm and 2 days at Six Flags Magic Mountain. So freaking fun. And then we ended our trip with a lovely 2 night stay at the Hyatt Resort in Huntington Beach. It was a pretty fantastic getaway. Later that month we moved apartments. The people upstairs got to be too noisy to handle any longer and I had to either leave or go insane. I chose to keep my sanity. With the move we also decided to spend WAY too much money on a new couch and loveseat as well as Jeff's pride and joy, a 60" TV. Remember that nickname I gave him? On Memorial Day Jeff and I went with his parents and Sadee and Ava to Yellowstone. It. Was. Freezing. Little too cold for my liking but it was still a fun adventure.
Jeff at Pelican Hill.

Our new living room.
The cute girls somewhere in Yellowstone.

June: My younger brother Nicholas got home from his mission in Portugal in May but I didn't get to see him until June when he moved out to Provo for summer term at BYU. It was so good to see him all matured and grown up. Proud of him. And I applied to PA school during June. That's right. I did. I guess we'll see how that goes. Crossing our fingers and praying that we both can get into the same program.
Pre Mission

Post Mission

July: Sadee and Ava came to visit again. We spent time with Jeff's family at a water park in Kearns. Went to Jump On It again. Stayed up late to watch movies and play (or attempt to play) Rock Band. And I worked A LOT. I usually work at least one extra shift a week, but this month I ended up working 2 extras per week. It was tiring and to be quite honest, almost torturous.

August: I know it's only mid-August right now, but we've already had so much fun. We spent a couple days with Jeff's family in central Utah four-wheeling and right after that we got to spend 3 days with my family at Bear Lake. My dad, step-mom, 2 youngest brothers and 3 stepbrothers drove over from Oregon, and Brandon, his wife and son drove down from Rexburg to meet up with Jeff, Nick, Alex and me at Rendezvous Beach. We camped there for 2 nights. We swam in the lake, visited the Paris Ice Caves (not worth the 10 mile drive on a rough gravel road), and went boating/tubing. It was a blast.
The whole fam. More pictures of the Bear Lake trip are on Facebook.

Well, that's all folks. Maybe we'll post again soon. Maybe we won't...


AO said...

I may have to do something like this with the last 4 months we haven't posted, mostly due to camera issues....but now we have figured it out, so I will be posting more pics, of our boys probably. Glad you have had a fun year you hard working woman!

Kim said...

Yes, please post more often. It really gets my jealousy at an all-time high when I read about all the fun you've been having in one big post. Better to just read about it a little bit at at time :)

Krista said...

Yeah, it' about time! :) You guys have been having all kinds of fun. It was fun seeing you a few weeks ago. Brianne, I'm sure you are excited for BYU football season. ;) Jeff, 12 days!