Christmas 2014

 So Christmas this year was awesome. Yes, I had to work on Christmas Eve, as well as the day after Christmas, so that made it seem like it just flew by, but Christmas was great and relaxing. I loved it.

We got SNOW!!! So gorgeous!

We stayed up the night before watching Christmas movies, and me playing my new Xbox game Fantasia while Greg played his computer. We went to bed around 11. We’re way too old to be partying all night long. We woke up around 8-ish the next morning and just chilled. We watched movies, played on our computers, ate food, etc. We opened presents which is always fun. I never know what Greg is going to get me, and I never know what to get Greg. I thought I did okay this year with what I got him though.

I got him a lot of the dri-fit shirts, which are his favorite, and a Wyoming Cowboys hoodie. I also got him some Dallas Cowboys office stuff, along with a Cowboys and Miami Heat gnome. I’m sure he loved it!

This is Tony....Tony Gnome-o
He got me a bracelet and charms to go on it. It was a total surprise, but I loved it. Of course each of the charms were wrapped separately which made it all the more fun. It’s funny, because the bracelet he got me was similar to the Pandora bracelets. One of my co-workers wqs trying to decide what to get his girlfriend for Christmas, and her friend told him that she wanted a Pandora bracelet, which got us all talking about them, and one of my co-workers told us how much he absolutely hates them. So I got a good laugh when I opened it, and then when I told my co-workers what I got. I love it though. Greg also got me some shampoo & conditioner dispensers and a new brush.

This is the bracelet without the filler beads. There is a volleyball, "Together Forever", I Love my Husband, my birthstone, Family, and a basketball. The first one I opened was the "Together Forever" charm. Made me happy to think that maybe after being together for 10 years, he does want to be with me forever! ;)
I'll post the finished bracelets later.

It really was a fun, relaxing day, and I didn’t want it to ever end. Unfortunately it did, and it was back to work the next day. 

New Year's Eve was nice too. I, of course, had to work again the day before and after, but Greg & I were able to make it up to midnight then we went right to bed.  

One Direction were on the New Years countdown show. Woot woot!

Our celebratory drinks...

I was really quite sad to say goodbye to 2014. It was a very hard, yet very amazing year. Hopefully 2015 will be just as amazing!


Thursday Three | 01.29.15

        • Change sucks when it's not initiated by yourself. 
        • I feel as though there is going to be a massive disruption in the calm that is my life.
        • I cried more today than I have in a long time.
        • I'm fine. Seriously. Don't call or text or worry. It's just life. Nothing with me personally. :) #iaintnohollabackgirl
                  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 | 01.22.15

                      • I need a super rich great-great-uncle who I only met once when I was really little, but loved me so much, to have died and left me all his millions. That's realistic, right? 
                      • Just downloaded Mint.com's app, and it's pretty rad. I can now prove to Greg just "how much" money we make each month. (Not giving up on that house! Lol)
                      • I still can't believe this "winter". It's not real!!! Also, I watched like 6 episodes of New Girl tonight.
                              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.


                              December - Please Come Back!!

                              Oh December! I love December! I love Christmas, I love the lights, the music, the smell, the angry people! Oh, I love it and wish it would come back. It always just flies by way to fast. But here are some gems from December.

                              A beautiful sunrise.

                              We finally got our Christmas tree put up, then a few days later, we finally put lights on! We didn't put any decorations on it, and I was just fine with that. The lights are my favorite anyway!

                              Our "big" Christmas present this year was an XBox 1. Greg plays NBA 2K14 on it, and I play Fantasia, waving my arms around like I'm leading music can be a killer workout. I actually enjoy it though. So I'm not complaining.

                              My niece on Greg's side was getting baptized December 6, so we decided to head down the night before so I could go visit Kandyce & Clay and meet Myka for the first time. Holy moly, she was cute. She just slept the entire time I held her. With the exception of when I told her she had to wake up for these selfies. I just love her so much. I was a little awkward holding her and couldn't quite figure out a comfortable way to move her around, but it was still a lot of fun seeing her.

                              We stayed at Kyan's house that night, and the next morning we woke up to this cute little guy. I'm not even kidding, he is just about the cutest little boy I've ever seen. I fell in love with him right away. He absolutely loved Greg.

                              We had our work party that next Monday. It was a fun night of food and playing games, followed by Caleb serenading Steve, and Steve FINALLY giving Caleb that hug he's been waiting for. It was epic. I have the best co-workers.

                              You know you're an adult when you're out shopping for vacuums. But we desperately needed one. Like we hadn't vacuumed in 3 months! (kidding!)

                              For our Relief Society activity we served malibu chicken and had a brief talk by one of the sisters in our ward. It was short, sweet, and super delicious. The best kinds of activities!

                              I met a girl on instagram who sells hand-stamped jewelry. I'll have to take a better picture, but I had her make me a necklace that said Scleroderma, with a Hope charm, two spoons, and teal beads. I love it!

                              I bought these super adorbs shirts. I love them!

                              Sometimes I forget to change into my work shoes....Whoops. At least I was comfortable!

                              Coin....sigh....I hate coin!

                              Spent my nights watching cheesy lovey dovey Christmas movies. This was a fave.

                              Nice cool evening....Just warm enough to sit on the porch for a little bit.

                              There was a One Direction special on TV, so of course I had to watch it...

                              What I literally looked like watching the show!

                              Wrapping presents, watching Elf. Christmas tradition!
                              And that's all for now. Coming up: Christmas!


                              Thursday Three | 01.15.15

                                • Do you think when you're husband says, "Your hair is harder to comb when it's short," it means he doesn't like it? Lol. I did ask him what he thought I should do and he didn't answer, so.... yeah!
                                • I'm bummed that it doesn't seem to stay winter. It just needs to snow and snow and snow (except around you Britanee ;)
                                • Can we just talk about leggings? #kidding #yesihatethem #sorrynotsorry #iloveyouallstill #evenifyouwearthem #actuallyimjustjealousicantputthemonmyself #onlysortakidding
                                      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 | 01.08.15

                                      • #thursday3 with @rukristin 1) Had a great time tonight with @tamijenson. #loveher #neededsomegirltime 
                                      • I chopped my hair and got bangs, but the lighting was bad in the photo so I'll take a better pic of the awesome color tomorrow. 
                                      • Why is it that when you're at home, the lighting is great, and you think that you look good, but then you go out and catch a glimpse of yourself and think, "why did I leave the house like that?" I'm glad I don't know how I look to other people. #shutup 
                                      • Today was a weird day. #samsclubweirdo #helocweirdo #didntwanttotalktome
                                          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.


                                          November Updates

                                          So November came and went. I started the month by teaching in Relief Society on being 'Grateful in Any Circumstance' based off of Elder Uchtdorf's conference talk. Always fun teaching Relief Society...Always...

                                          Our Halloween lights stayed up for a few weeks into November, and Greg found this awesome massive leaf. It's pretty rad.

                                          I've got some pretty awesome friends. My friend Melanie invited us over for dinner one night, but Greg wasn't feeling well and we didn't want to get her kids sick, so she offered to bring us dinner. It was so delicious. I told her I'm going to hire her to just make extra food for Greg & I when she cooks for her family. 

                                          My sister, Kandyce had her baby on the 4th of November. She is just the cutest thing ever. Myka Jade

                                          State Volleyball happened. I'll write more about it on my Sclero blog, but they did AMAZING and won their 4th straight state championship title. It was so excited, and I'm so happy for my dad and those amazing girls.

                                          We FINALLY got a little bit of snow...FINALLY!

                                          So Steve got a package in the mail but forgot to grab it before going to lunch. Lucky for him we sent him on a scavenger hunt to find it. Unfortunately he got stuck on the last clue which was to give his "mini-me" a hug. To quote Steve, he said, "Hell no!" Guess he won't be getting his package after all....

                                          Kennan played his last year of football in the freezing temperatures in Laramie, Wyoming for the 1A state championship. I didn't realize it was being broadcast via radio, so I was on twitter watching it. They did awesome and won, and Kennan even had an interception. I'm super excited for him.

                                          One Direction came out with a new CD. It rocks my world!

                                          Panda Express has become our new favorite place to eat....Their Orange Chicken is super yum!

                                          One Direction also came out with a new music video. Its pretty much my favorite. They are so adorable.

                                          Thanksgiving was wonderfully relaxing. We cooked our big turkey dinner and watched football. I love days off in the middle of the week. Unfortunately, I did have to go back to work the next day.

                                          One of my favorite things to do during that month of November was sit on my front porch when it was cold and dark out. Weird, I know, but it was relaxing.
                                          © GREG & BRE AULLMAN
                                          Maira Gall