Niece & Nephew from Back East

Greg's sister Adrienne and her family have lived back east for the past 5-6 years. Maybe more. She has two kids and the newest one I haven't even met, and she's over a year old! They came to stay with my in-laws for a few weeks while her husband was out of state for business. They made a trip down to Logan for a weekend so we got to spend time with them.

It was really good to see them. I hate that I don't have any nieces or nephews super close. My closest is still 2.5 hours away. It would be so much nicer if they were just in Logan.

Laura, Annie, Adrienne and the kids came to Logan on Friday night, and came over to our house where we ate, and played with LEGOs.

I became quite good at playing with LEGOs. I had no idea who have the people Jax was talking about when we were playing, but he doesn't need to know that, right? Fake it 'til you make it!

Saturday we went to Wal-Mart to get a little shopping in. I snapped this picture of Greg & Breklin, and still feel like he looks like he may have kidnapped her, and they are looking over their shoulder to make sure they aren't being followed. (I definitely watch too much TV)

After Wal-Mart we headed over to the Willow Park Zoo. Y'all should know by now how much Greg and I love the zoo. All the birds, and wildlife you could see out your backdoor in Wyoming. Always good times.

They had a "petting zoo" that held about 10 or so goats.Breklin enjoyed it, but Jax wanted no part whatsoever in it.

Jax did enjoy feeding the ducks, though. That's always the highlight of the zoo for the littles.

It's always good to see these people. We don't get to see them  near enough. Like I said, we haven't even met Brek until this weekend, and she is 1+ years old. Crazy, right? I keep telling Greg we need to go visit them every now and then!


Thursday Three | 05.19.2016

      • I've learned that I have to have lots to do to not go crazy. Today was awfully slow, and while I don't wish for it to be busy, I just have to have stuff to do.
      • If I don't make it through tomorrow, due to this cold, someone may take over my IG account and pretend to be me. It's each of your greatest dreams. #grammarplease
      • I had a dream last night that we bought a new house, rather a new, larger manufactured home. Also dreamt my teeth were coming out. #totalnightmare
                                          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 | 05.05.2016

                                            • Reasons I don't work out: I never feel good after. Never. And it's not a "haven't worked out in forever" not good, it's a "can I make it through the rest of the week without literally crashing" not good. Try explaining that to people. #youdontknowmylife! 
                                            • Old people. Get your shiz together and get your finances all figured out before you get too old and senile. That way you don't have to come in with your rude, grouchy kids who don't understand that we can't just put them on the accounts, there is paperwork that has to be filled out. #momoneymoproblems  
                                            • I'm obviously grouchy. For reasons stated above. Had to tell people to be quiet because it was too loud and I couldn't concentrate. Then Had to open an account at 5:00 and really struggled with it... #andtodayisonlythursday
                                                                              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.


                                                                              End of March, Beginning of April

                                                                              March 27th was Easter Sunday. While everyone was posting pictures of their cute kiddos, I took this one of mine. He has to get up early to go to High Council meetings, then has a little time between his other meetings. I did have to wake him up to help me, so I felt a little bit bad about that.

                                                                              It was also my baby brother Kennan's 19th birthday. He is currently serving an LDS mission in Orlando, Florida. I still can't believe he is that old. Seriously, whenever I have dreams with him in them, he is still just a little boy. It's crazy he's all grown up and has already been out 8 months.

                                                                              And my sister sent me this cute picture of her kids on Easter Sunday, as well as the cutest video of Myka twirling in her skirt. Love these little cuties!

                                                                              The best part about March/April is that it still snows! And sometimes it snows quite a bit. It's pretty fantastic.

                                                                              This just shows how excited I am about the snow (and how awesome my hair is!)

                                                                              So, funny story. Our regional manager comes up on occasion, and occasionally his boss is with him. So this particular day both of them were there, and I was in talking with Mike, and Kevin knocks on the door to interrupt, and brings in this sweet lady that I had helped the day before with a few IRA's (because I'm the "IRA expert"...Cole...) Anyway, she handed me this card, and thanked me for helping her and her husband. It was the sweetest thing, and let's me honest, her timing couldn't have been better. I love those parts of what I do. I am grateful that I am one of the few who knows IRA's so I can sit down and spend literally an hour talking with and getting to know sweet people like her, then running out in the snow & wind to sit in the car while her husband signs papers. Those days usually outweigh the less than awesome days. I couldn't have asked for a better job, well, unless there was a job that allowed me to get paid to stay home, or to be on the beach all day. ;)

                                                                              General Conference was that next weekend, and it was pretty fantastic. I love hearing the leaders of our church speak. There were some pretty amazing talks, and I'm glad I was able to listen to them all.

                                                                              In between the Saturday sessions, we did some cleaning, and Greg found this picture of me & my "German Friend" Jana from my senior year of high school. The year we had only 7 people on my team, and one of them was her, someone who had never played basketball before. But it was honestly my favorite year. I loved all the girls on the team, and we had some great memories (like beating Encampment at home)....Yeah, that was pretty fantastic. Or the time I swore in German (having learned that from a German foreign exchange student the year before, and Jana gasping at me. Some fun times. I'm sad that I lost touch with her.

                                                                              We made our semi-annual trip to get ice cream. This time we went to Coldstone, where we spend way too much money on ice cream, but we had a great time together.

                                                                              Mom stopped by and brought me this Lemonade Frosty treat thing. It was quite delicious, and was good to see her. Thanks Mom!

                                                                              Apparently April 13th is National Peach Cobbler Day, so naturally you have to make Peach Cobbler, even if it's 10:30 at night. 

                                                                              And lastly, they were doing some updates on our work website, and under my profile i had to laugh when it said "Breanne reports to Nobody"....Muah hahahaha....my plan is finally successful. And yes, I did put that as my personal information, because I'm cool like that!

                                                                              © GREG & BRE AULLMAN
                                                                              Maira Gall