Monday, December 8, 2008


Life has been rushing by me so quickly I can't even remember the small things right now. So perhaps if I put them in writing my thoughts may come to me more clearly.
First - I realized today that I have fabulous support and love in my world. I am reminded daily of the great friends and family I have. My friend Sarah D. for instance... even though she is going through a rough time and dealing with work, family, pregnancy etc she still takes the time to talk to me. Or one of the sweetest things was on my birthday she posted on her blog a blurb about me. It was so sweet and of course I cried because I just do that. It has been just the simple things lately that I cherish.
Second - School and work are kicking my tail. Don't get me wrong I choose this and I am not complaining because things are actually going really well with both. However, I feel stupid for not applying myself earlier and just doing it all. I am older and wiser but that doesn't mean it is easier. I did however make the Dean's list and just finished up one of my economics classes with an A. I forgot how much I love to learn.
Third - I have been faced with some reality checks of my single life. It is difficult at times to do this on my own. Not going to lie it is mainly when I am sick and want someone to take care of me if only to bring me a bowl of soup. However, I wouldn't change the direction I have gone. I feel a stronger person for it. Someday I would like to be married and have a family but it is not up to me the timetable. All I can do is prepare myself and be the best version of me.
Fourth and Final - Jesus Christ is my Savior. He is my comforter and friend. My testimony has been growing in the smallest ways but I know now of his love and care for me. There is so much that comes from following his teachings and doing as he asks. It is hard at times but if it were not hard I don't think I would learn.
I love you all and wish you the happiest of times in life right now.
Breann aka Nana, Breezy, & Short Stuff

Monday, November 17, 2008


As it is that time of year were we tend to all reflect on the blessings of the past year it has come to my attention that I have been truly blessed in more than just the past year.

OH it has been one of those years of ups and downs but needless to say it has just been a part of the iceberg of my life. I am not going to complain about the things that I have been through because I am learning why I have gone through it. Not always useful at the moment of trial by fire but the after moments are coming and I am seeing the blessings and strengths I have been able to gain from them.

FOR EXAMPLE: My new ward is Citrus Groves. It is yet another young single adult ward and there is an emphasis on the young part. At least of those in the Relief Society. I have to admit that my fit have been dragging for some time now in wanting to be involved and part of the ward. There have been many prayers to my Heavenly Father as to why I need to be in the ward. Many tears of frustration have also been shed. You would think that I am one to just jump right in and be happy and go to church. However, I have been stubborn. I wanted to go to the family ward because I did not want to be the oldest woman in my ward. Well needless to say I have been humbled by the Lord. He has brought me to the point of understanding as to the why. It is because I NEED TO LEARN... Love, patience, understanding, and gratitude.

So for all the blessings in my life right now I am truly grateful for the blessings of a kind and all too patient Heavenly Father. Because despite my want of running faster than I am able he finds ways to slow me down and allow me to see what is around me and how it is his will and not mine that needs to be accomplished.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Boston was FABULOUS!!!

Oh the beauty of fall colors. Boston was just great. From Harvard Square to the Contemporary Art Museum. We walked almost everywhere and had a lot of soup. Needless to say New England Clam Chowder will never be the same. There are a lot of pictures but I still have not put them in something that can transfer to the blog. So the following is just one picture of Lindsay and I on the ferry to Salem. I learned how to fly on that ferry. :) I have to admit that I was freaked out while on the ferry but after awhile I got the hang of it and it ended up being a great experience.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How Time Flys

Ok so yes it has been FOREVER since I have written on my blog. And there is much to fill you all in on.
1. I went back to school full-time. I am totally excited and things are actually falling into place. Not that it has been easy but it is just coming together and it just reaffirms my decision to go back to school.
2. There has been much traveling and hiatus time. I went to KY with my parents for a month. Yes that is a month I wrote. It was great to get away and just go back to being me. I didn't realize how bogged down I had become by all the things of life.
3. I am going to Boston actually in 6 hours. Totally excited to see the east coast. It is my favorite coast. :) It will however be my last trip for sometime. Which I do not mind because honestly I love my home right now and my bed etc.

I have truly found the pleasure and joy in the small things right now. So to share or show what makes me happy I am including pictures. They may not make sense to you but they are my little joys of life right now.
As always thank you to all of you who pray for me. I feel them all the time. Remember who you are and that you are the best because I said so. :)
This is me and some of the gang after carving pumpkins. I am not a Halloween fan but this was just so much fun.

Me and Katie before the SYTYCD concert

My favorite dance. "THE DOOR" is what I have named it. I love Twitch and Katee.
Heather, me, and Amber (the three Amigas)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Iowa & Nauvoo Trip

Sorry it has been so long in my posting. Been running around the US trying to catch some sites of the beautiful country side.
Had the oppurtunity to go to Iowa to visit my sister Crystal and her family. It was so much fun and a big relaxing week for me. It was GREAT!!! We went to Nauvoo which is their temple and got to meet up with my mom and her YW there. It was a blast. However I did realize that teenagers are just not the way they used to be. Of course I was a practically perfect teenager. LOL ;)
Here are some of the pics from the travels.
Yes I am standing in front of a cornfield. They are pretty much everywhere there and I thought it was funny. The walk over to the cornfield was the funniest part. Almost got swallowed up by grass.
On our way back from Carthage/Nauvoo on the Iowa side of the river there was this riverboat. I have never seen one before and thought it was cool. It is a casino boat that goes up and down the river but since the floods has been out of commission.
My mom and I playing stick pull. Needless to say I did not win. Totally underestimated my mom and her muscles. (Love you MOM)
Me in front of the Nauvoo temple. Not the best picture but it is a really tall temple. It was great to be able to do a session there. Just the history and sitting there was so peaceful and humbling.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer Time

Time for vacation, celebrations, and lots of fun. It has been a fun filled summer thus far and is yet to be finished.
Over the 4th of July I went up with some of my friends to Heber to a cabin for the weekend. It was so much fun and fabulous weather. I forget how much I do like it up there. Here are some pics from that weekend. (and yes we are all adults but sometimes it is nice to be kid like.)

Randy, Nathan, Camilla, me, Sarah, Rich, Cami, Becca, Colleen
We were all upstairs playing games.

Waiting for the fireworks to start

The cheerleader in me came out again. ;)

Bottom: Sarah, Randy, Nathan, Sam

Second: Paul, Becca, Camilla,

Top: Kevin (helping me up) & Charrise

This picture is not from the 4th but from a service project I did with my friend Jessica. We went to camp Wamatochick and helped get it ready for the summer campers. I was in charge of the kitchen and needless to say I now have some kitchen skills.

The summer is not over. There is the Snowflake Pioneer Day celebration coming up, traveling to Iowa & Illinois to see my family and Navuoo. There is so much fun to be had and I look forward to all of it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Working Hard or Hardly Working

WOW where does time go??? I am just in awe at how quickly things are going. Life is going good. Just plugging along. There has been some confusion as to what I am doing now that my ward is being rearranged and dispersed. Family ward looks like a great option but at the same time the single ward is a great social network. So I am taking votes. Not sure how to put a ticker on my blog but I will figure it out and you all can vote or just leave a comment.

I recently applied for a scholarship and my co-worker was kind enough to put a collage together for me to turn in. So I have attached her fabulous work on this post because it is representitive of my life. Hopefully I will hear back from them by the beginning of August. Cross fingers :)
I will soon also be posting some things that are going on in the world that I feel are important to look into and be educated in. I know this may not seem important but I am finding that the world is ever changing and I want to know more and you lucky bloggers will get to experience the wonderful world of Breann's mind. LOL
As always much love to you all and take care of yourselves and others.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Good Times

As promised here are pictures from my trip to St. George. I got to spend a few glorious days with my cousin and one of my all time favorite people Leslie Coy and her oh so wonderful family. The pictures of our hike through Zions National Park. I loved that place and if I weren't such a wimp I may have rock climbed up the straight cliffs. LOL Well I may not be that enthusiastic about the outdoors but there were some crazy people who were rock climbing up the cliffs. It totally freaked me out. Luckily my two feet stayed firmly on the ground. I want to give a quick little note to each of my cute little Leonard co. kids. Aaron you are one smart kid. Keep up the love of books and science and don't forget to eat your vegetables. Brinlie you were so kind and thoughtful. Thank you so much for being my friend you are a sweetheart and thank you for letting me use your room. Carter what more can I say to you kiddo then "It Takes Two" will never be the same song for me. You keep dancing and entertaining because it is a talent that you have. Darylyn my little sweet cheeks. You are just a ray of sunshine and were just my little buddy. Remember to brush your hair, teeth, and say your prayers. :) Little Emma who is just the cutiest, cuddly baby. She will grow up to be a looker. And last but certainly not least Scott... OK not one of the kids but co-owner of the company. Thank you so much for everything. You are a wonderful person and I appreciate your words of wisdom and perspective. (PS - may need notes from the discussion we all had. May take you up on the idea and write it) LOVE YOU LEONARDS :)
Myself and Leslie reliving High School poses.
No we were not raised in a barn but we are monkeys
Even though it is a little blurry I have to say one of the best pictures EVER!!!

Cystic Fibrosis Walk

This is the 5th year that the Bryant team has been represented at the CF Great Strides walk. We are also expanding our team into Oklahoma (see Alethia's blog), and hopefully Kentucky, and Iowa. The Phoenix CF Great Strides walks was great this year. Granted it was a little warm but it was wonderful none the less. Holly and I both loved the support and help we have received this year. We are truly blessed. Just wanted to give you a little story of how the day went. Holly and I volunteered to be on the walk committee this year. We were in charge of the kids corner. Boy did we not realize what we were getting into. Thanks to my roommates Lindsay & Heidi (mostly Lindsay's fam.) we were able to have a popcorn & cotton candy machine. Every year it is a different challenge and this was no exception. Don't get me wrong everyone loved our kids corner but it was messy, chaotic, and a whole lot of FUN. Kids as well as adults kept coming back for more. With some of us trying to catch bits of cotton candy that was floating in the air. (now that would have been a great picture) Unfortunately mom couldn't walk but she stepped right up and did what she does best and made people smile. Everyone complimented me on how my mother was just one of the nicest people. And I fully agreed with them but of course we all know I am a bias judge. Anyway it was a great day and again thanks to everyone who came out and supported us. We look forward to this next year. The fam. Hans, Holly, Kelsie, Me, Ashley, RJ, Mom, & Dad
Us girls at the kids corner getting people hyped up on sugar. :)
The Bryant Family Team (YOU ARE ALL ROCKSTARS!!!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fabulous Life

There is much to be celebrated in the life of Breann. Or at least I think there is. My semester is almost done and I am currently passing all my classes with grades that are great. (knock on wood the finals go well). Just got back from a WONDERFUL weekend in St. George, UT. Spending time with my dearest cousin and bestest friend Leslie. Along with her crew of Scott, Aaron, Brinlie, Carter, Darlyn, & Emma. We went to Zions National Park (pictures to come). Also I was able to attend a session in the St. George temple with Leslie. It was beautiful and so peaceful. Was able to have lunch with one of my friends Leann Hardy who moved to St. George about 6 months ago. So happy that things are working out for her there.
I can't express enough how much I truly blessed I am. Going away and just spending my time thinking and contemplating life was just what I needed to get some perspective. A big thanks goes to both Leslie & Scott for spending some late evenings talking it up about singles life and family life. And helping me realize that I am not a warped out person because I am 28 and not married. So here is hoping that I can keep the positive flow of life and grow to my potential.
Don't worry Leslie I did not forget the plan just need to have some courage to put the plan in motion. (say a little prayer for me. :)
Looking forward to the adventures of Oklahoma and Crystal & Curtis's visit. Once again life is Fabulous and there is a lot to be grateful for.
Love you all. :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Long Day

As you may or may not notice it is the wee hours of the morning and I am posting on my blog.
It has been just one of those days that you wonder where did it go and what did I get done. There has been much confusion and question of what Breann does with her time and honestly I don't know what I do with it either. :) Today was a great example of that. Work, school, and FHE took up the entire day. Found out my sociology final is MUCH earlier than originally on the syllabus. So I am in panic mode trying to finish up psychology, sociology and public admin courses. Forgot how hard it is to keep up with homework. The classes have been great though and I have learned a lot and probably forgot more. ;)
Also for those of you who do not know I am taking road trips and projects the next few weekends.
St. George here I come. I am heading off Friday to visit one of my nearest and dearest friends Leslie Coy Brimhall Leonard. SO EXCITED!!! Time to party like it is 1997 with a few kids and a husband in tow. (Love you Scott)
Then it is back to the valley of the Sun to finish up my classes and prepare for my next trip.
O k l a h o m a (yes I am singing the song in my head) to be able to spend almost a whole week with two of my fabulous sisters and the coolest families I know is just the frosting on a cake for me.
Last weekend in May seems to be the busiest one yet. I am working on a service project for my ward. It is a campout/clean up for a boys and girls public camp. Our ward goes every year and this year I am in charge as well as my friend Jessica. We are pulling out our hair trying to pull this off.
Crystal, Curtis, and Vance are coming to visit. YEAH!!! It seems like forever since I saw them. Even though it has been only a few months. Still I am totally pumped for them to come.

So that pretty much sums it up. Family, Friends, Finals, and Fun to be had this month. Keep posted for pictures and recaps of all the happenings.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bob we love you :)

So there have been questions raised as to who Bob is. Bob Harper is one of the trainers from NBC's Biggest Loser. He is awesome. My roommates and I went to his book signing here in Tempe. He gave a short lecture and then there was a Q&A session. He

was so down to earth and was very friendly and upbeat. During the book signing part he took a few extra moments with us girls so we could all get a single picture and then a group picture with him. His book is wonderful. Really I don't think I can say enough about him. HE IS FABULOUS!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

First Blog

OK so after many family members as well as roommates heavily suggesting that I start a blog. So here goes. Not that I have much to say right now but if any of you know me you know I usually have something to say. ;) What is going on right now my world is just busy as a bee. This week I have the Cystic Fibrosis Walk coming up. I am excited but glad that it almost over. It is a lot of responsibility and work. I am also finishing up my psychology class. Which is great because I need a little more time for my other classes.
Alright before I close this first post I have to give my shout outs to my peeps.
To my sisters I love you all and miss you. :( You all have gorgeous children with great personalities and spirits.
To my parents, I can't wait to see you in a few days.
To my roomies, YEAH I finally have a blog and oh yes I will have a picture of Bob up soon. ;)
To my friends in the world. Love you all and be the best you can.