Friday, May 21, 2010

Girls Day Out

I am a little slow posting this...

Macy is here- finally!!! Alyssa had the day off and so did my mom. How could I pass that up? It was such a good day... we went to the movies to see Just Wright which was so so cute. I liked it so much... then we went to lunch and back to my moms and we sat in the living room and talked about our lives, laughed, cried.. etc... These are the kind of days that you live for. I love them so much- they are my best friends in this world! XOXO

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weber State

Anyone that reads our blog knows that our lives have been known to suddenly shift directions often. We have gotten used to it as well as we can and try to take life one day at a time.

Our newest piece of news is that Brett got an acceptance letter from Weber State. After thinking it over- all the pro's and con's, he decided that he will be attending the masters program there in the fall.
Some of the pro's are....
-no summer school for Brett which saves us $2500.
- tuition is a lot cheaper... it will save us 11 thousand dollars over the year.
-the program is smaller and may be a bit easier so he will be able to stay at the top of his class rather than be in the middle of the pack.
-all the same recruiters come to Weber as come to U of U.
- the business/accounting classes are not in Ogden, they are on the campus in Layton which is not as far.
-they have evening courses so he will get to work more.

-driving 3 times a week to Layton... (about and hour each way as apposed to 45 mins to the U)
-less competitive program as looked at by the recruiters.

Quite a lot more Pro's than Con's.... Honestly if it weren't for our jobs we would just move to Ogden. But we have too good of a thing going here with both of our jobs. Brett will be attempting to go to school M, W, Th evenings and work about 30 hours a week. Which is something he has done all through school and I could never do. But If things get too rough, he will cut back on work. I am actually really excited about the decision. I feel good about it and so does he.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

5 years together...

5 years ago today, Brett Smith asked me to be his girlfriend. It was one of the happiest days in my life and I'm so glad i said yes.
I think it is time for a story....

Brett asked me on our first date on Friday. We went and had a really good time. I ended up kissing him on the first date. For the next 3 days we hung out and I continued to kiss him. After that 3rd day, I told him that I was done kissing boys that were not my boyfriend. I had dated a couple guys before him and with them, there was no commitment or boyfriend/girlfriend title and I ended up getting hurt. And I had made a lot of changes to my life and didnt want to do that again so i told him. The next night, he took me over to the park by Mountasin View High School and asked me to be his girlfriend. I said " Is it just because you want to kiss me whenever you want?" and he said- yes-- we laughed and then he said "No its because I want to be your boyfriend."

Last night we got dressed up and went out to The Olive Garden for dinner. Then we went to see Robin Hood. It was a good night.

I love you Honey B. You are the best thing that ever happened to me. You made me who i am today- thank you for that. I look forward to 5 more, 10 more, 20 more, 50 more years with you. XOXO-


This weekend Brett and I went to Moab for a weekend away. We took off Thursday and Friday from work and headed down there. Most camp sites were full by the time we got down there but we were lucky to find a good camping spot. We took our little bbq so we had some really good meals.
Friday we woke up, got ready and headed into Arches National park. It was beautiful. I had never been there before and I was amazed by how cool it was. We took the dogs in with us but they were not allowed on the hiking trails so we didnt do any long hikes... it was great weather.. even a bit chilly so we were able to leave them in the car and do a bunch of little 15 min- half hour hikes. It was so much fun. I loved it.Saturday we woke up and packed up camp and headed to Goblin Valley State Park... it is another place I had never been and again I was amazed by it! We were allowed to take the dogs down into the valley so we hiked down there and walked around and took some cool pictures. We stayed for a bit and then headed home.
It was a great trip and I had so much fun. I just love seeing things that I have never seen- especially in nature.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day

Yesterday was Mother's Day. We were lucky enough to get to spend time with both of our mothers. First we went over to Brett's parents house. Nate called and we were able to talk to him for about 40 mins. It was good to hear his voice- I sure do miss that boy. I had just made those scrap canvas things for their room and we also got her flowers and the movie The Blind Side. I was wanting to get a picture of Brett with his mom- but I forgot. My mother in law is amazing. She inspires me to be a better, more forgiving person everyday. She has such a good heart and such strength. I am grateful to have her in my life.

Then we went over to my mom's house. This is what I made her this year. It was from all the kids. It was all cropped in Photoshop and then printed, textured and framed over at Brett's work. She really loved it.
I am so incredibly grateful for my mom. I was such a hard teenager and I feel bad about that all the time. I can only imagine how hard it was for her to try to raise me right and guide me in the right directions only to watch me running in the wrong directions and making wrong decisions. She supported and accepted me through everything I went through. Thankfully, I turned out okay and we are the best of friends and I wouldn't have it any other way. We are always there for each other through our hardest times. I cant imagine life without her.

This was my first mother's day without Nana. It really was a hard day for me. I thought about her throughout the day and missed her so much. She is the best woman I will ever meet. She taught me so much and I miss her everyday.