Monday, April 28, 2008

Yep, I'm a Nerd

I'm a nerd, I have to admit it. But hey, what can you do?

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Do I Deserve This?...Probably Not

So for weeks and weeks I have been wanting to get up early and go to the gym in the morning instead of going after work. But I'm too lazy and my bed feels too good to force myself to get up! Well today I finally did it. I woke up at about 5:40, went to the gym and worked out from like 6 till 6:45. So I get home at about 7 and the kitchen light is on. My first reaction was yikes, someone has been in my house. But I knew I locked the door. So I thought maybe Brandon had come down to get a drink or something but forgot to turn off the light. Turns out he was actually there in the kitchen. I was so shocked to see him awake at 7 a.m.!

So why was he downstairs in the kitchen so early? He got up to make me breakfast! How cute is that? He told me he had been planning it for weeks, but was just waiting till I finally got up and went to the gym. So we had an AMAZING breakfast this morning consisting of pancakes, eggs, and juice. It couldn't have been any better. It was so yummy! He is such a good cook and is so sweet to me. I love you Bran!


Monday, April 7, 2008

Mission Reunion

I went to my mission reunion on Friday night and had such a good time there! It was amazing to see President and Sister Biddulph and a ton of other people I knew (including Jocelyn, my old college roommate whose husband happened to have served in my mission...I had no clue). We had a great program, I was called on by surprise to say the closing prayer...and then asked to do it in Ilonggo, yeah, that was a bit scary. I don't feel like my Ilonggo is that great after being home for three years! We had some amazing banana splits and watched a video that Elder Hopkins put together of everyone's pictures. It was so cool! Here are some pictures of me and some of my very favorite people!!! I know Brandon (and probably a lot of you) is going to think this is way too many pictures but I just can't leave anyone out. These people mean a lot to me!

Elder and Sister Hopkins. I love love love these guys! They saved my life my first 6 months in the mission, helping me get our toilet to flush and a million other things.


President Biddulph - the best mission president in the whole world!!


Sister Biddulph - the best mission mom I could have ever imagined. She saved my life when I was in the hospital by bringing me "real food" every day!


Sister Oliver (now Alexis Sorenson) at the amazing banana split bar.


Beau McDonald.


Nelson Atagi.


Sister Krajewski (now Laura Lunt). So so so good to see you again!


Camile Kellogg. Thanks so much for riding up with me Camile and keeping me company! You're the best!!!


Elder and Sister Boyse. We had the most amazing couples in our mission!


Elder Hutchings. This guy blew us all out of the water with the language in the MTC!


Elder Merkley and Elder Hale. Kari-Lynn, Liz, and Alexis: All I can do is smile. Remember Bago?

Totally wasn't expecting Jocelyn to be there!!

Elder Bowman.


Kimberly Sechser.


Elder and Sister Mounteer. These guys had to take over being mission president when President Biddulph had to go home early unexpectedly. Can you imagine?!!!
Well sorry to anyone who thought this was a boring post but going to my mission reunion was honestly one of the most exciting things I've been able to do in a long time...besides Florida. ;)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Trip of a Lifetime - Marco Island, Florida

Well, Shannon beat me to the post but what can you expect when I work and she gets to stay at home? :) So anyway, we just got back from the best trip ever! Brandon and Jason's Insurance Agency qualified to go to MetLife's Annual Leadership Conference this year. We are so proud of them for working so hard. It was such a fun trip. MetLife took care of us SO well. They paid for us to go on fun excursions and to have AMAZING food for every meal.


We were sad that we had to miss out on the first night's dinner because of a delayed flight. Customer service is apparently no longer in existence with the airlines. If you can see on the clock in this picture, we barely got to check in at the hotel at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday instead of 6:00 p.m. Bummer. :(
The next morning though, when we woke up and realized we had come from this:


To this:


We weren't so sad anymore. :)

So....from amazing food,








To amazing sunsets,

To lots of fun,













(On a boat ride where we saw lots of dolphins)

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(Heading out on our jet ski tour where we saw even MORE dolphins)
























We seriously had the trip of a lifetime!