Another September Week

Last weekend we took a trip to Star Valley to get the brakes changed on our car. It was a long drive, but we have fun. I usually sing at the top of my lungs while Greg rolls his eyes and ignores me...or turns the music up even louder.

We stopped outside of Grace to get some potatoes, and they were giving away free fries. Fresh Free Fries. Awesome! They went really well with our road trip food - Taco Bell.

It was a really pretty drive. The leaves were starting to change colors, and it was beautiful weather.

I got a new niece the same day we left. She is a beauty. My favorite part of the trip was skyping with my sister-in-law, nephew Jax, and baby Breklin. It's been a while since we've seen them, and it was so fun watching Jax and seeing his cute personality. Adrienne definitely has her hands full with him, but I also think that he will be a big protective brother to Brek (as long as he doesn't hurt her with his ninja skills first!)

I begged and begged Greg the entire trip there and back to get us Huckleberry shakes. As we were passing through Preston on the way home, he actually did stop. So sweet!

The weather has seriously been so gorgeous. It has been raining a lot which is really nice. I love that it's cooling down.

So, funny story. I always eat the same thing for lunch every day. PB&J. Well, this particular day I opened up my sandwich box to see this. I just busted up laughing. I texted a picture to Greg saying, "I don't think I'm going to eat lunch today," It really was funny.

We also bought a cotton candy maker. It's quite amazing to watch. Pretty nifty for sure!

And just some more random photos from the week. It's been super exciting.

I got to work yesterday. It was super exciting. Went by really fast, so that was awesome...And if you ever wondered what your bank teller is thinking when you show up right at close...

You'd be surprised how accurate those thoughts are!


Thursday Three | 09.25.14

        • Biting my lips needs to stop... seriously!
        • I need a hair cut. I keep telling myself to schedule and I just never do. Hopefully I can get it done before I schedule family pictures.
        • I love that my co-workers and I can have so much fun together, and give each other crap. We're like one big happy family.
                  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.


                  September Ramblings

                  September has also just flown by. I've been meaning to blog at least once a week so you don't get bombarded with random pictures and my nonsense thoughts, but that obviously hasn't happened. I feel like I really haven't done a whole lot this month. It's just the same things day after day.

                  I didn't have work on September 1. We slept in, then ate breakfast, went to Greg's room at the middle school to drop some stuff off, went to Hastings, then we had shrimp tacos for dinner (my new fave!), then we went for a little drive from our house to 10th west, to Arctic Circle where we got huckleberry shakes for the second time this year. So delicious! I love days off!

                  Of course, we had to go back to work the next day. Back to the daily grind and being an adult.

                  I am in charge of creating the monthly Relief Society newsletter, which is fine with me since I really enjoy doing stuff like that. I started out creating the regular boring newsletters, but it wasn't doing it for me, so I decided to open photoshop, pinterest, and create something awesome. It took me all dang day, but it turned out super cute.

                  September 8th was a wonderful day. I woke up to read that One Direction is releasing another album soon, and they were offering one of their songs for free that day only! Of course I had to get it, and I absolutely loved it, I think it's definitely one of my favorite. Take a listen here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L2AaRJrV0E

                  Since creating that newsletter, my creative juices have started flowing again. I have been meaning to download a trial version of Adobe Illustrator for a while now, so I finally decided to do it. Holy cow, I had no idea what I was doing. I took a class about 7 years ago, but I remember very little of it. I have been slowly learning and teaching myself how to use it and I've had a lot of fun with it. I'm excited to get back into designing, and hope to be able to open an Etsy shop soon.

                  (By the way, I'm more than willing to create a few free Christmas cards for anyone interested. I'll design it to your liking, and send you the digital file.)

                  For our September Relief Society Activity, we had a service auction. We got the idea {here}, and it turned out really great. We had a lot of awesome donations, and had a great time bidding against each other and having a good ol' time. This calling can be quite challenging because we never know what to expect when we plan activities. We never know how many will show up, or if they'll even have fun. My board leader is amazing though, and always comes up with the funnest ideas. Please support your RS leaders in the activities. I know that it can seem like just one more thing to do, but the activities board puts a lot of effort into planning and carrying out these activities. Plus, it's a whole lot more fun when more people show up.

                  My mom and dad were in town Saturday the 13th, and texted me to go to lunch with them. It's always good to see them, and they surprised me with this Samsung Neo 2 watch. Greg and I had talked about getting something like that after my {latest incident}, but figured we would wait until Christmas or until we upgraded our phones, so this was a fun surprise. I can call people and text, plus it tracks my steps, heart rate, and sleeping. It's pretty sweet. It makes me feel better about being alone, just in case I happen to leave my phone in a place I can't reach. Thanks parents!

                  Last Sunday the Relief Society Presidency were asked to speak on the Relief Society. We were asked the Thursday before, so we really didn't have much time to prepare, but I think it went okay. I wasn't really nervous, though I was sweating something awful. But no one fell asleep during my talk (that I could see), so that's always great. I haven't spoken in church for over 10 years, so it was a fun experience.

                  I did get to go on a fun trip this last week, which I will post about real soon. I think this is enough for one post!


                  Thursday Three | 09.18.14

                      • I just want to be a good person and friend. Today instead of ripping into some co-worker (at another branch) for some stuff that happened when I was gone, I was nice and told him how grateful I was for his help, and he was super nice in return.... It's tough because I kept saying how I wanted to punch him in the face, but it wouldn't have done any good. If only I could always be that way.
                      • I think about old friends all the time that I haven't been as close with since we're all grown up and it makes me sad. I miss them. 
                      • I had a dream last night that I was dating the hottie off Mean Girls (and is on DWTS this season), and he was a vampire.
                              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.


                              Thursday Three | 09.11.14

                                    • I feel like I'm losing my mind. For reals. I don't remember things, I overthink things, I get emotional about random things. I am one emotional rollercoaster. I'm not on it, I am it.
                                    • In 5 days I will be on a plane to Phoenix where I get to be in the same stadium as Louis, Niall, Liam, Harry, and Zayn. I'm quite excited.
                                    • I wish I didn't need sleep. I could get so much done. Seriously, I would! I'd be productive and learn Spanish while jamming out to One Direction #orsomething
                                            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.


                                            Thursdsay Three | 09.04.14

                                                • I'm frustrated and wish I could stop comparing myself to others. #justbreathe
                                                • My body aches and I want to sleep for the next 7 days.
                                                • I waste way to much time with technology. I need to get out more. #shouldntdothiswheniamcranky
                                                      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.
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