Thursday Three | 11.27.14

    • I stayed in my PJs today, and my hair was a mess. Greg asked if I was a cat lady, because I was starting to look like one. #hedontthinkimsexy 
    • I did not brush my teeth before crawling into bed, and I don't plan to when I get up in just a few minutes.
    • I feel off. My neck hurts, my stomach, other things are going on with my body that I'd rather not talk about. It's hard to really enjoy days off when I don't feel 'normal'. #thenewnormal
        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.


        Homecoming 2014 - Part 3

        After the football game, and after chatting with my friends for a little I walked with my good friend Buck over to the gym for the volleyball games. The games weren't really close to starting so I decided I would try my hand at playing volleyball. The last time I played was over 2 years ago, right before I really stopped being able to move. So I just wanted to see what I could do. First of all, I can't get my wrist and hands together very well. Second, straight and simple doesn't work when you have a permanent bend in the elbow. Nonetheless I gave it a shot. She was about two feet away from me and the first time I tried, I nearly fell over. It was pretty funny. My reflexes are so dang slow, and for whatever reason I was closing my eyes. I'm sure I looked like a beginner, as opposed to someone who has been playing the game for over 23 years. I didn't try setting because I know it would hurt to bad on my fingers. I also can't get them in the shape of a ball, so I didn't try. It was funny, but sad at the same time. I wanted so badly to go out there and serve the ball and play pepper.

        It was fun to see the girls play. It is so crazy how old they are getting. For reals, when I was a senior in high school, the now seniors were in first grade. But man, I would give anything to have been able to play with them. They have some super talented girls on that team. Girls that can jump, hit the ball, pass. It was fun to watch. Unfortunately they lost, but it was still a good time watching them play.

        Like I mentioned in my other post. We had our 10-year class reunion that evening. Holy moly, I can't believe it's been that long. I skipped my 5-year reunion, but was glad I was able to make it to this one. I have seen classmates every now and then, but not all of them. We had a great turn out, with only 3 of them not being able to make it.

        We met at Buck's aka The Hideout Motel where we had dinner (this was before the varsity game, so I missed the JV volleyball game). It was so good seeing everyone there. I just about cried when I saw all my girl friends from high school. There are only 5 of us, so we were pretty good friends. I haven't really seen Stephanie or Tatum in a very long time, so it was really good seeing them. Some of the guys brought their wives, so it was fun to meet them too. It was seriously like old times. We had loads of fun sitting around talking. Even though our topics were a bit more mature than they once were. Lots of talk about pregnancy and lady parts, and, yeah. That type of stuff. Luckily I was gone for those parts watching volleyball.

        Me & Aubrey Birch Boyer

        Me & Tiffany Lester Willardson

        We got photobombed by Nathan Fiscus (See next photo)

        Me & Stephanie Cox Basset (With Nate in the backgroumd)

        One of our schoolmates who is a big time film director now (right, James?) came over and asked if he could ask us some questions and film us. He just asked about Cokeville, and our thoughts on coming back. It was really neat to hear how more mature we are all, while still having a little bit of immaturity that we were used to. I'm not sure what he is planning on doing with that film, but I would love to see it.

        After a while we headed to "The J" where one of our classmates was working. It was really good to see him, and to hang out at up there again. Then we headed back to Buck's where we watched some old videos. That was pretty fun. We had a good time laughing and reminiscing.

        It was really, really good to see everyone there. It is so funny how things have changed, yet how things still felt the same. I loved our class. We were all pretty good friends for the most part, yet we all had our little fights and things that annoyed us about each other, but that seemed to be all gone. I guess those 10 years gave us time to grow up and get over those things.

        Ryan Hammond, Tyson Teichert, Buck Boyer, Nathan Fiscus, Tiffany Lester Willardson, Tyson Helm, Me, Aubrey Birch Boyer, Stephanie Cox Basset, Tatum Teichert Clark
        (Missing Tyson Davies (yes, we have 3 Tyson's in our little class), Mark Shea Mackey, Scott Walton, and Steven Phillips)

        Here's how we've changed:

        11/14 are married (1 is engaged) (2 are married to each other)
        14 kids between the 14 of us - at least 1 more on the way
        We live in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado
        We are engineers, mechanics, welders, computer geeks, managers, tellers, teachers, marines, marijuana growers (he's the one in Colorado....it's legal!), and stay-at-home moms.
        We all have way nicer cars than we did back then.


        Thursday Three | 11.20.14

          • I'm totally digging @onedirection's new album. "Night Changes"and "Act My Age" are my faves, along with "Fireproof" and "Girl Almighty".
          • Sometimes when I blow dry my hair I think I hear people talking. I haven't told Greg yet, because I'm afraid he'll have me committed. 
          • I have been so hot lately. Like uncomfortably hot. I have always preferred the cold, and I'm not sure if I should wish to be cold, or take care of keeping my hands warm. #sclerodermaprobs
              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.


              Homecoming 2014 - Part 2

              So after a basically sleepless night, I got up bright and early and had Kenz curl my hair, Then we headed into the school.. The program started at 9. It was pretty strange being back there. I don't think I've been to a program since my last year. It's pretty neat. They sing the school song, (which is about 15 minutes long!) then the choir sang the school hymn. Than they have the different alumni from all the years back stand up. (1924-2014). It's always neat seeing who graduated in those different classes. I was one of only 3 people who stood for 2004.

              I got to speak along with my most favorite Kindergarten teacher, Carol Petersen. She is the sweetest. I really did love her as my teacher. Then it was my turn to speak. I really wasn't all that nervous. Our theme was "Bringing Excellence to the surface." I thought it turned out okay. I just got up and talked, but people seemed to enjoy it. I had lots of people come up to me after with tears in their eyes, actually I should say McKenzie had lots of people go up to her, thinking she was me.

              I think the best was when I was done, I had made a few jokes about Coach Toomer being mad at me all the time, he came up to me and gave me a hug and joked about how I was the one mad at him, and Coach Nate even piped in with a, "Yeah, I remember those looks she used to give." I joked back with, "Yeah, but I made your job that more fun," to which Coach Toomer replied, "Yeah, I'd take you back anyday." It was really sweet. I loved all of my coaches and was very blessed to have each and everyone. And yes, everyone still calls them all Coach.

              I will  post my speech at the end for anyone who is interested in reading it. Unfortunately, it does not include all my hilariously funny jokes! ;)

              After the speakers, they have the football and volleyball captains speak, then they announce basically the entire 9-12 student body. (All 50 of them.) Here is my cute brother who got to 'escort' my sister-in-law's cute brother Macen. They were pretty excited about it.

              After the program, there was a little break while the students got ready for the parade. Oh, the parade. It's always a good time. Each class is responsible for creating their own float, then the town and the Elementary kids are invited to come watch. It's about a 10 minute parade, depending on how long it takes them for drive down main street, go around the park, and drive back up. It was fun watching the little kids though. They are all decked out in their orange and black, and just think it's the coolest thing ever.

              After the parade there was a small break before the football game. I went to Grandma's and just chilled for a while. I was dead tired. I was pretty excited for the football game though. I have never watched Kennan play, so it was fun to be able to watch him for about 10 minutes before they were already up like 40-0. It was still good to watch him play.

              It really was a lot of fun watching them play. After the game I saw my classmates standing together chatting, so I made my way over there to talk with them. We were having our 10 year reunion that evening, so it was really great to see everyone.

              And, now I'm tired, so I'll have part 3 up soon.


              Thursday Three | 11.13.14

                                  • I love my friends. I got to visit with two awesome girls tonight, one right after another, and it was great...even if one asked if I was taking my crazy people pills, then informed me that I was indeed crazy. But I love having girl talk every now and then, and love that I have one of my good HS friends so close. Thanks Camille & Melanie. #YOLO
                                  • I love, love, love this time of year (minus all the cute family pictures and new babies and blah blah blah) I love the snow, and the holiday season.
                                  • I have a list of things a thousand miles long that I need to get through..#ionlyexageratealittle #alsodontknowhowtospellexagerate #dontjudgeme ..I need to be able to function on 3 hours of sleep.
                                                          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 | 11.06.14

                                                                            • Pretty sure my boss thinks I hate him (I don't). I'll be apologizing tomorrow.
                                                                            • I want/need to see either of my two new nieces. I just want to hold a baby, and Breklin and Myka will both do.
                                                                            • I may actually go to bed before 10. I'm dead.
                                                                                                  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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