Thursday Three | 12.22.16

Said goodbye to this beautiful girl today. We only had her for a short while, but I've never known a more beautiful person inside and out. I'm going to miss her so much. #pleasedontgo
                  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 | 12.8.16

                  From last night. It was bright enough to take a selfie outside. Saw a new house that was beautiful, but "over priced". I'd pay what they're asking, but I don't get to make all the decisions...(WHAT???) Then i got thinking about building, Cache Valley peeps,have any of you worked with the building companies around here? Who was it, and what was your experience?
                                  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.


                                  Thanksgiving 2016

                                  Our Thanksgiving was nice and peaceful. Fairly uneventful. The food was terribly delicious. Greg did a great job as he always does. We had turkey, potatoes, stuffing, mushrooms, shrimp, all that yummy stuff. And enjoyed it all while watching the Cowboys win their Thanksgiving Day game. 
                                  Then we set up our tree and some of our lights.

                                  Like I said, pretty low-key. We did take our new car out and drive around a little bit, so that was good fun as well. Then we went to bed.

                                  I had to work the day after, so that is awesome! It was pretty slow, so that made it nice. Steve took the day off, so we decided to decorate his cubicle.

                                  This is about all I contributed. One of us had o work! :)

                                  It was fun, and Steve loved it. It was a good, fun Thanksgiving weekend.


                                  November News

                                  Well, November came and went. Like really fast! It was a really good month, though. Not a whole lot of excitement, but there was some.

                                  They weather was nice a beautifully  fall. It was never super cold, and very rarely snowed. 

                                  For whatever reason, I crave chips and salsa pretty much day after day. I even sent out an email to my coworkers asking anyone that would listen if they would go get me some. I even offered a $1 tip! Luckily I have awesome coworkers, and Donna was so willing to get me some. Don't worry, I shared. But not until after I had my share. 

                                  It did snow a little, and it is always so pretty when it does. It was never super cold, but surprisingly this snowfall lasted a little longer than it normally does.
                                   Greg said something that only he thought was funny. Luckily I caught him laughing at himself on camera!

                                  On the 19th, Kandyce was in town, so she brought Liam and Myka over to visit. It's always fun having them come over. They are getting so big. Liam is the cutest, and Myka is a sassy little child.
                                  They had fun playing on my exercise bike, and torturing each other.
                                  And Miss Myka loved the princess coloring book I gave her. I love having them stop by.
                                  Right after they left, my father-in-law came down so we could drive to Salt Lake to look at a car. We have kind of been looking for the past 6 months or so, but decided we needed to get one before winter. The place we were going had one car that we were looking at, and then that same day they added another. The one we originally went down for had some hail damage, which was fine, but it was also being "held" for someone else. The second car that we looked at was beautiful, and even though it was a little more expensive, we decided to go for it.

                                  Talk about a huge step for us! It was hard handing over the money, but luckily we were able to pay cash for it, (which we have been saving forEVER for!)

                                  Waiting at the dealership to purchase it.
                                   Ahhh.....so hard to let go of that cash!
                                   But it is pretty, and fancy, and definitely an upgrade from our 2003 Chevy Malibu. Sharknado is a 2015 Chevy Malibu, and we love him.(Greg mostly!)

                                  Pretty sure he loves it more than he loves me! :) We may have drove it around just to drive it. We are cool like that, but we're grateful for it, and feel good about this purchase.


                                  Thursday Three | 11.17.16

                                  May have left the house with food on my jacket. #iamnotasuccessfuladult
                                  1▪Snow, snow, snow
                                  2▪Greg listening to 1D without realizing is them. I know this because he left them on the radio for more than 3 seconds.
                                  3▪Pathway and Pathway Pals
                                                  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 | 11.10.16

                                                  There will never be any confusion as to which chair is mine at work. @onedirection #theywerebabies
                                                                  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.


                                                                  Halloween 2016

                                                                  I am not a Halloween person, in the slightest. I tolerate Greg's need to decorate the house, but when it comes to dressing up, it causes more stress than anything, so I usually don't. This year I decided to show up as "Casual Friday Bre", but my manager had other plans. She brought me this awesome sweater to wear. Not gonna lie, I kind of loved it.
                                                                  So, we tease Steve about being "Grumpy Cat". We also tease him about his girlfriend "Kate". (Long story short, I was IM-ing him about something and he was responding telling me he hadn't talked to his wife, Kaye, but it came out Kate. We now tease him about having a girlfriend)."Kate" is on the poster that Steve is standing next to.

                                                                  Steve celebrates his work anniversary on Halloween every year. This year, Kriss was looking for a grumpy cat sweater to help him celebrate, and we found the absolutely perfect sweater for him. He loved it! (And also won the prize for best "LOL" costume).
                                                                   We are pretty rad.
                                                                  We also had a pumpkin decorating contest. I am pretty talented with these things, so here is my cute cat pumpkin.
                                                                   And I had to get a picture of me and my pumpkin. I'm pretty great.
                                                                  And just like that it was over, and now I've been watching cheesy Christmas shows on Hallmark, and I love it! I love this time of year. So, so much! And I love cheesy Christmas shows, so you know I'm going to take advantage of this channel!
                                                                  And Friday, which we all knew would be crazy, was made all better when Chandler walked in with drinks for everyone! I cried a bit. He's just the greatest!


                                                                  Thursday Three | 11.03.16

                                                                            Because some days sorta suck, and that's just the way it is, but there is more good than bad, so don't dwell on the sucky-ness.
                                                                                            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.


                                                                                            Fall is Upon Us

                                                                                            Not much happened this week, except some gorgeous sunsets & sunrises, rain, and leaves all over.

                                                                                            I did get out and do my Visiting Teaching this month. Yay me! I have been awful at it, and definitely need to do better. I have some new sisters to visit, so it was good to get out and meet them. One of my sisters is a girl that I coached at Logan High for 3 years. I love this girl, and am grateful for the opportunity to visit with her. We were at her house for about an hour, and it was just good to get caught up with her. Now we need to pray that I can continue to visit them....
                                                                                            We had a good pathway meeting on Thursday. This week we learned about time-management, which I am absolutely terrible at, so it was a good reminder of putting the important things first in our lives.


                                                                                            Sometimes Steve and I match at work, so I take pictures....

                                                                                            He loves it!


                                                                                            Thursday Three | 10.27.16

                                                                                                      Elder Neal A. Maxwell said, “Time is for all of us, a gift from God; it is given to us as a part of our mortal stewardship.”
                                                                                                      • Deer crossing the street at the crosswalk!!!
                                                                                                      • Danielle bringing me salsa! (Everyone needs a Danielle in their life :) 
                                                                                                      • Remembering that Heavenly Father doesn't care what my job title may or may not be, he cares how I handle disappointment and trials, and angry customers...(probably failing still!)
                                                                                                                      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.



                                                                                                                      General Conference weekends are always my favorite! The talks are always fabulous, and I always learn so much. This year I got sick over this weekend. It was sad, and unfortunate, but luckily it was on the weekend, and I could stay at home and just listen to conference.

                                                                                                                      Also, this medicine is about the only medicine I actually like. I've tried others, and they are just awful. So, thank you Kroger. You are a life saver!
                                                                                                                      It's always beautiful when it rains. Always!
                                                                                                                      October always reminds me of Gram, since her birthday is the 10th. I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to live right next door, and to be able to visit her whenever. I just wish I had visited her more as I got older. I can't wait to see her again!

                                                                                                                      Oh church ball. Greg is over the stake sports, so he gets to go set up volleyball nets and play. I went this first night because one of my volleyball girls is in our ward, and I wanted to make sure she knew someone. It's always good times watching people play.

                                                                                                                      We had a Relief Society Activity on the 13th. We did a "Witches Night Out" with dinner (potato bar), and "Speed Friendshipping." In the last 3 years that I have been in this calling, I have never had an actual committee. It was just Melanie and me for the longest time, then we added Shaye.

                                                                                                                      When Melanie moved in March, I told the RS President that I would not do any more activities until I got a committee. Well, we had 3 accept callings, and then we sent around a sign-up sheet for additional help, and got one more. It was the greatest thing ever! They did such an amazing job, and it turned out so fun. Plus, the fact that I had very little to do made it even more awesome.

                                                                                                                      The dinner was delicious, and the speed friendshipping was super fun. Even with all the complaints (which, honestly, I wanted to smack a few of the older ladies!) in the end they all had a great time, and I heard so many comments about how fun it was, and how they loved getting to know the sisters better. Jerks. If they would just trust us!
                                                                                                                      Last Saturday, Mom and Dad were in town. They were going to come visit and see our house, but since we were at Wal-Mart, they decided to visit Uncle Dick & Aunt Joanna. Since we were right there, I had Greg drop me off so I could go see them too. It was a really fun visit. I was always terrified of Aunt Joanna, and when I told dad, he said, "well, everyone is terrified of your grandma." I had never noticed how similar they are, but since Grandma is my grandma, she doesn't terrify me like Aunt Joanna did. :)  It was really fun to visit them though.
                                                                                                                      It's been raining quite a bit, and it's just perfect!
                                                                                                                      About a month ago, I realized that my computer only had about 10 GB left, on a 1 TB hard drive. I could not for the longest time figure out what was taking up that much room. It just didn't make sense. I even went through and deleted a lot of stuff, but nothing worked. Finally I downloaded a program that showed what was taking up all the space, and learned that my Norton back-up was backing up stuff on my hard drive. 850+ GB over the last two years! We deleted the file, and watched as space on my computer opened up. Now I don't have to worry about where to save my Holiday orders!

                                                                                                                      And October means Halloween. We may have spent way too much money on decorations, but they are fun, so I suppose it's okay.

                                                                                                                      Happy October all!
                                                                                                                      © GREG & BRE AULLMAN
                                                                                                                      Maira Gall