Tuesday, April 29, 2008


SNOW!?!?! Okay, you may not be able to tell very well from this picture but it was snowing here the other day...horrible!! Remind me why I'm not in sunny AZ anymore?? Oh yeah, I remember.

Luckily, it was nice enough on Sunday to go on a little stroll...

He claims this is how Thais pose...isn't he handsome!? ;)

"Let's Play Some Basketball"

Brandon and his brothers played in the American Falls basketball tournament a few weeks ago and it was really fun to watch. Greg and Gwen were generous to have us (and many others) stay at their house. The boys were pretty exhausted and were unfortunately eliminated in a shoot out to get into the finals...but they played great!!

Don't they look so excited!?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Conference...a little late

Brandon and I were able to go Conference a few weeks ago with our roommates Craig and Carly. They just dropped us off with signs saying "we need tickets, please!" and we had 4 tickets before the boys even parked! They were only a few rows back, too. It was really fun and neat since I had never been!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Please excuse the dust

So, I don't really have any clue how to do any of this blogging stuff. This blog is still very much under construction! And any tips would help :)

Monday, April 14, 2008


After dating for about 6 months and talking about marriage for about 3, we are engaged! We went ring shopping over a month ago so I have been waiting for it to actually happen, and it finally did!

Saturday afternoon, he took me to Salt Lake City. We went to lunch and saw the Joseph Smith movie (I had never seen it before, and highly reccomend it!). Then, that night we were planning on going to the Utah Flash Game. His cousin owns the team and we've been to a couple games during the year. This was their last game and he had gotten a bunch of tickets for our roommates and their boyfriends and girlfriends and Brandon's sister Heather, and Chelsea & Nathan. I was told this was just an end of the year thing, a last hoorah before everyone moves back home. I WAS LIED TO! :)

After the first quarter of the game, some man came up to me and said "would you like to participate in our activities tonight??" What does that mean!?! Activities!?! Sure, I like activities, why not? So after much cheering and encouraging from Brandon and friends, I agreed and followed the man down stairs. I remember from previous games that they do a Hogi Yogi shoot-out in which you have to make baskets to get frozen yogart. (I don't even like frozen yogart!) I informed them that I am in no way, shape, or form, a basketball player! They said that it's okay and all I have to do is shoot a lay up...so I figured I would give it a whirl. So, on a time out, they brought me out onto the court and I think they were running out of time cuz they were like "okay why don't you just try and make a free throw from right here" so I was like uughh okay? And threw up a prayer...well, obviously it did NOT go in...but it wasn't THAT bad of a shot. So I was pretty upset that I wouldn't win anything but they were like "it's okay, we're gunna give you this consolation prize anyways" and they rolled out a big box. The first thing that went through my mind was "wow I didn't even make the shot! And that thing kinda looks like it would be a frozen yogart machine or something!" Well, little to my knowledge, it was NOT a frozen yogart machine...it was BRANDON! They lifted the box and there he was on his knee with a diamond ring in his hand and it hit me and I started FREAKING OUT! I think I went from nervous, to crying, to excited, to not be able to breath, to so amazingly happy in about 10 seconds. Well I obviously said YES! and when he was trying to put the ring on my finger (he tried to put it on my right hand like 3 times) we were both shaking like leaves! Then the dumb mascot, Flash Fox, lifted me up and carried me away. I was like "put me down!! I just got engaged!" He finally took me back and Brandon gave me a huge bouqet of flowers. It was so perfect and I was totally surprised. The audience was going crazy and when we were walking back to our seats everyone was yelling "congrats! You're the man!!" Haha it was amazzzzzzing!

Things later brought to my attention:

  • Brandon did NOT go and get his tire changed that morning, he was buying the box

  • He did NOT have an MTC meeting later that evening, he was at the arena meeting with the people

  • He was nervous and sweating the whole game. Apparently, during the whole first quarter, he was not watching the game AT ALL

  • All of mine and his roommates and friends and parents knew over a week ago!!

The special day is August 8th (8-8-08) in the Mesa, Arizona temple at 10:30 am with a luncheon to follow and a reception that evening at Gainey Ranch Golf Club.