Thursday Three | 08.27.15

    • I believe handshakes should be abolished, and fist bumps should be the replacement. It's always awkward when someone wants to shake your hand and you miss, or your hands don't straighten and is awkward, or you have a dead pinky, or your palms are sweaty. Fist bump = answer. #fistbumpsvshandshakes #itsgoingdown 
    • Pretty positive I'm meant to be a red head.
    • I have about 500 thank you cards to write for work and about 1500 for personal. Who will write them for me?
        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.

        The Big 3-0 Minus 1

        So this year I turned the big 3-0 minus 1! Pretty crazy right? Like I posted on that day, the number is that old, my body feels that old (older), but my mind is as young as sarcastic and awesome as always. In the past I've been a little reluctant to accept my age, but this year I embraced it. I guess knowing that you can't actually prevent aging from happening helped a little with that. But I was really excited to celebrate my big day.

        I woke up and got ready for work, when Greg presented me with my breakfast. Macarons. I've never had them before, but they sure were delicious. I'm okay with that being an everyday breakfast.

        He also got me some flowers. These are my favorites. I love all the bright colors.

        I headed to work, since I'm not lucky enough to not work on my birthday. Didn't even get a half day like in the past. I blame my old manager for leaving. (Kidding Danny....kind of). But I walked in to this.

        They wanted me to feel like I was back in California...or something. Those seagulls get used quite often as we use them repeatedly for different "pranks". My coworkers are the greatest. (And yes, they allow me to keep my 1D poster up). And also, I know, my hair looks awesome. Magenta for the win!

        I received numerous texts and facebook messages wishing me happy birthday, and since I'm lame and didn't ever respond to any of them, I'm going to thank you all here. You guys are the greatest! My friend Aubrey sent me this awkward gem from 6th grade.

        I also received these pretty flowers (that look like they are dying in this picture...because they were by the time I took a picture) from my parents. Thanks parents! Loved them and love you guys!

        Once home, Greg treated me to my favorite of all favorite food.....CRAB. Yes, I'm obsessed/addicted/whatever you want to call it. He unfortunately made me eat other foods with it (noodles, watermelon and shrimp), but it was still good.

        And so that is how my 29th birthday went. I am blessed to see another year go by, blessed with great family, friends, and co-workers. And blessed to share my awesomeness with the world for a little bit longer.

        And, these popsicles rock. Just so you know!


        Thursday Three | 08.20.15

        • I am tired and achy. Shoulders are tensing up again. Probably should just sleep.
        • I've been into crossword puzzles lately, and I really suck at them. Like horribly. Makes me feel quite dumb.
        • Remember how I could be living in California and I'm not? Yeah, that sucks.
          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.

          Water Balloon Fun

          I've got a few minutes before I have to start getting ready for work, so I thought I would post briefly about some of the fun I've had with my niece and nephews this summer.

          My little brother Kennan got his mission call the end of May, and went through the temple the end of June. My sister and her kids were still at my parents so they came down to go with him. Greg and I got to watch the kiddos.

          It was so dang hot outside. Seriously. But we walked to the park that's just on the other side of the block. It was too hot, so the kids (and Bre) only lasted a little while.

          After dying of heat at the park, we walked back to our house where we had shaved ice and cotton candy. A LOT of cotton candy.  (It was mint flavored, so that's got to be a bit more healthy, right?)

          If anything, they at least love us for all the junk we fed them.

          After that we just kind of sat around trying to decide what to do. It was still really hot,s o we went outside to sit on the porch. Our sprinklers were on, so we told the kids to go run through the sprinklers. Then I remembered that we had a bunch of water balloons in the house, so we got them out. They were a huge hit! The kids had so much fun. Alex kept saying, "This is the best day ever!" Of course, when you're 6 you don't have many days to compare to, but it was pretty great.

          They had fun throwing the balloons at each other, but the best was throwing them in the air and having them burst when they hit our awning. It would rain all over all of us. They thought it was hilarious.

          We did that for about an hour and a half. They are such fun kids, even if they can be stinkers. At least being an aunt, you know you can love them, spoil them, discipline them if necessary, and if you get sick of them, you can send them home! ;) JK. They are the greatest.

          They thought Greg was hilarious. Aidan kept saying, "Uncle Greg is funny."
          I think even Greg had fun.


          Thursday Three | 08.13.15

                        • I could totally be a red head, right? Right!
                        • This week has been exhausting. I've worked more hours than normal and just feel like I'm always going going going! It's awesome, minus the side effects.
                        • I wonder if I could convince my work peeps to let me work from home. That would be awesome! #wishfulthinking
                                      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 | 08.06.15

                                                  • Dr. Dub (short for W) got me rethinking my "game plan" with one simple sentence. #damnyoudrdub #jkheisgreat 
                                                  • I feel caught at crossroads all the time, and the demons are never around to make deals. #supernaturalreference But it's always a struggle, should I work harder at working out, or is it going to wear me out and put me out of commission for my job and vice versa.
                                                  • I just want to live on the beach and learn to surf. Is that too much to ask?
                                                              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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                                                              Maira Gall