Monday, December 8, 2008
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
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
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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.
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
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.
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
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.)
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
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Us girls at the kids corner getting people hyped up on sugar. :)
The Bryant Family Team (YOU ARE ALL ROCKSTARS!!!)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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
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
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
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.