5.01.2016

End of March, Beginning of April

March 27th was Easter Sunday. While everyone was posting pictures of their cute kiddos, I took this one of mine. He has to get up early to go to High Council meetings, then has a little time between his other meetings. I did have to wake him up to help me, so I felt a little bit bad about that.

It was also my baby brother Kennan's 19th birthday. He is currently serving an LDS mission in Orlando, Florida. I still can't believe he is that old. Seriously, whenever I have dreams with him in them, he is still just a little boy. It's crazy he's all grown up and has already been out 8 months.

And my sister sent me this cute picture of her kids on Easter Sunday, as well as the cutest video of Myka twirling in her skirt. Love these little cuties!


The best part about March/April is that it still snows! And sometimes it snows quite a bit. It's pretty fantastic.


This just shows how excited I am about the snow (and how awesome my hair is!)

So, funny story. Our regional manager comes up on occasion, and occasionally his boss is with him. So this particular day both of them were there, and I was in talking with Mike, and Kevin knocks on the door to interrupt, and brings in this sweet lady that I had helped the day before with a few IRA's (because I'm the "IRA expert"...Cole...) Anyway, she handed me this card, and thanked me for helping her and her husband. It was the sweetest thing, and let's me honest, her timing couldn't have been better. I love those parts of what I do. I am grateful that I am one of the few who knows IRA's so I can sit down and spend literally an hour talking with and getting to know sweet people like her, then running out in the snow & wind to sit in the car while her husband signs papers. Those days usually outweigh the less than awesome days. I couldn't have asked for a better job, well, unless there was a job that allowed me to get paid to stay home, or to be on the beach all day. ;)

General Conference was that next weekend, and it was pretty fantastic. I love hearing the leaders of our church speak. There were some pretty amazing talks, and I'm glad I was able to listen to them all.

In between the Saturday sessions, we did some cleaning, and Greg found this picture of me & my "German Friend" Jana from my senior year of high school. The year we had only 7 people on my team, and one of them was her, someone who had never played basketball before. But it was honestly my favorite year. I loved all the girls on the team, and we had some great memories (like beating Encampment at home)....Yeah, that was pretty fantastic. Or the time I swore in German (having learned that from a German foreign exchange student the year before, and Jana gasping at me. Some fun times. I'm sad that I lost touch with her.

We made our semi-annual trip to get ice cream. This time we went to Coldstone, where we spend way too much money on ice cream, but we had a great time together.

Mom stopped by and brought me this Lemonade Frosty treat thing. It was quite delicious, and was good to see her. Thanks Mom!



Apparently April 13th is National Peach Cobbler Day, so naturally you have to make Peach Cobbler, even if it's 10:30 at night. 

And lastly, they were doing some updates on our work website, and under my profile i had to laugh when it said "Breanne reports to Nobody"....Muah hahahaha....my plan is finally successful. And yes, I did put that as my personal information, because I'm cool like that!

4.14.2016

Thursday Three | 04.14.16

  • Got a new nephew today...I want to snuggle him so bad! 
  • I don't know what else there is....
                                    Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.

                                    4.07.2016

                                    Thursday Three | 04.07.16

                                                • Day off = sleeping in, about 10 episodes of Grey's, not washing my hair for the 4th day in a row, no makeup, not getting anything done that I planned to, and shopping when the hubs got done with work. Oh and picking up new glasses and contacts. #lazydays #solazy
                                                                                      Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.

                                                                                      3.31.2016

                                                                                      Thursday Three | 03.31.16

                                                                                                • Took today and tomorrow off, and it's been fantastic doing nothing. Literally. Nothing. 
                                                                                                • The Grey's episode with all the singing....strange for sure, but I can't help but hope that if I ever have to have major surgery, my docs will be busting out a musical! (Also, totally cried!) 
                                                                                                • Cleaned out the top 'junk' cupboard with Greg. May have had stuff that expired in 2008 in there. #makingprogress
                                                                                                                                    Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.

                                                                                                                                    3.27.2016

                                                                                                                                    The March Month

                                                                                                                                    Here we are, almost at the end of March. I say this every post, but where does the time go? I feel as though I waste my time at the same place, 8 hours a day, M-F. I need a life. I life of fun and adventure. A life of good food.

                                                                                                                                    Wishful thinking, right?

                                                                                                                                    Well, here's what's been going on this month...

                                                                                                                                    I got this super cute dress from my friend Lindsay who sold LuLaRoe clothing. The Julia dress is by far my favorite, and this pattern was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I love it!

                                                                                                                                    I am not too much of an Easter candy person, however, there is one type of candy that I love. I may have bought 4 bags of the Sweetart Sour Bunny Gummies. They aren't sold everywhere, so on the rare chance I find them, I stock up!

                                                                                                                                    It seriously feels like we just did our last relief Society Activity. Three months is not enough time to plan for and carry out the events. This one was a really bittersweet event. My good friend, and board leader, decided to sell their house, so they are moving. She has been an amazing friend over the last 8 or so years, and when it came to "party planning," she was the best. Always went above and beyond, and I never had any doubt that she could pull it off. She kicked major butt, and when it comes to this calling, I will definitely miss her. When it comes to personal life, I will miss her even more (even though she's still in the valley...It won't be the same, and until she finds me a house next to hers, it will be hard!)

                                                                                                                                    Anyway, we went with a fiesta theme, and ran out of taco toppings, but had a great turnout!


                                                                                                                                    We've had some rather strange, yet beautiful weather. Some gorgeous sunsets.


                                                                                                                                    And a warm enough day outside to do some yardwork!

                                                                                                                                    And then it rains/snows. You just never know what you're going to get around here in the month of March!

                                                                                                                                    For whatever reason, I have been craving chips & salsa like no other. Steve has brought me some to work, and then one day I posted on facebook that I would pay someone to make me salsa and homemade caramels, and I went home, these treats were on my doorstep. My high school friend Tiffany (who lives like 3 minutes away and I never see) was sweet and dropped this off for me. Thanks Tiff! You're the greatest, and the salsa and cookies were delicious!

                                                                                                                                    See, snow!

                                                                                                                                    Well, St. Patrick's day was this month, and unfortunately for our boss, the leprechauns decided to stop by her office. Boy did they make a mess!

                                                                                                                                    We have these little green cars all over the branch, so I thought it was fitting.


                                                                                                                                    Last Sunday, Kandyce & Clay were in town, so they stopped by with these little cuties. Myka did not want to come near me at all, until I asked for a hug when they were leaving, and then she came over and gave me a big hug. Little stinker!

                                                                                                                                    And Liam, the little goofball. Love these kids!

                                                                                                                                    Work has been going well. It stresses me out sometimes, and frustrates me like no other, but sometimes it's nice, like when I get to go hang out in the office and put my feet up and lean back in my chair. If that's what I did all day, it would be awesome. Unfortunately with Cole leaving, and having only 2/6 having been there for 1+ years, it's been a little hard. Training new people. but not actually having time to train them has been really hard. I find myself getting really frustrated with them, even though I know it's not their faults. I've never been the only one who really knew things, I always had someone to share the responsibility with, so it's been really hard. Not to mention, not having time for myself to be trained in various aspects of my job, and basically, "fake it 'til I make it" all day, every day.

                                                                                                                                    It's okay though, Even though I'd rather be traveling the world, it gives me something to do here. I get to help a lot of nice people, and do some pretty cool things...like 8 loans in 2 hours. Yeah, that was fun! (4 for one person, 3 for another, and 1 just finishing it up). I love doing loans, and I love staying busy. Not necessarily loving the inadequate pay for all I do, but when do we ever get paid what we feel is enough?


                                                                                                                                    And just some random pictures to end the post. Mom came down and brought me some soup, and grandma's cookies. Mmmmm, the best! Thanks grandma!!



                                                                                                                                    From yesterday, just getting lunch after a busy day for both Greg and I (me working, and scanning docs from the 8+ loans I've done in the last week, Greg having had church basketball for the last two weeks.) Thank goodness that's over!

                                                                                                                                    Just had to temporarily brag about being ranked #1 in my work bracket challenge. And yes, I'm well aware that Kansas lost last night. Thanks a lot Kansas!


                                                                                                                                    3.24.2016

                                                                                                                                    Thursday Three | 03.24.16

                                                                                                                                            • Fact: I didn't shower last night or today before going to work. (As you can clearly see) and I don't care. Almost wore jeans too. Probably should have.
                                                                                                                                            •  I hate death. Sickness. Sadness. Etc. I hate seeing others suffer. If I could take away all their pain and sicknesses, I totally would. Cancer sucks, scleroderma sucks, infertility sucks. It all sucks, not because I experience some of it, but because others have to.
                                                                                                                                            •  Still thinking someone needs to start a non-mommy group. And have T-shirts that are awesome, and then all us non-moms don't have to feel left out. #non_momstrong #icansleepstraightthroughthenightcanyou #nocryingnoheadaches #justmakingcrapupnow
                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.