Monday, September 19, 2011

Montana and the Jellystone

This past weekend, Brig and I, along with his parents, took a trip to Montana, where Brig served his mission. The purpose of the trip was to attend the temple with Helen, a 90 year-old blind woman that Brigham taught and reactivated. Brig promised her that he would be there when she received her endowments, and he kept his promise.

We left Thursday night and stayed the night in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We woke up Friday morning, wandered around town, then headed through Yellowstone Nat'l Park, enjoying the beautiful scenery and crisp air.

Brig scaring me by standing on something small over a 1,000 ft cliff, what's new?
We stopped in the park for some lunch.

We stopped at Old Faithful, but just missed it going off by 5 minutes, so we walked around to the other geysers, taking in the wonderful smell of sulfur as it was raining.
We eventually made it to Bozeman Friday night where we stayed at the Residence Inn. We woke up at 6 Saturday morning to make our 2 1/2 hour trek to the temple in Billings. Here we are in the car with Helen after the temple (more pics later). It was a wonderful experience. Brig was able to be proxy for Helen's husband that passed away 30 years ago and they were sealed for all eternity.
We made it back to Bozeman late Saturday night, woke up Sunday and headed home.
On the way back from Bozeman on Sunday, we drove through Yellowstone again and saw more beautiful sights.
Although there was a lot of driving involved the those 4 days (1,700 miles of it), it was really fun to see where Brig spent 2 years preaching the gospel. And Montana was actually not as ugly as I expected; it was actually very pretty. Both Brig and I hope to return soon, but next time we're flying! ;)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our First Apartment

I always said I would post about our first apartment when I felt it was cute enough, and here I am posting about it after we've moved out. It took about 6 months for me to feel settled (putting pictures on the wall, curtains etc.) and we lived there for exactly 6 months. I was so excited to move out of the place considering the sketchy mold growing, 50 year old oven/stove, broken living room window, and brown carpet that was once biege, yet it was a bittersweet move out. This was the apartment that Brig and I spent our first 6 months of marriage together. We had some really fun and growing times, and it was sad to see it go. I'm sure we'll live in many more apartments, but I will never forget our first.

We took some pictures of our apartment to post on ksl; sadly these are our only pictures of the place.
Our lovely living room
See the cutesy pictures on the wall?
Our kitchen where I (ok maybe Brig) did all the cooking
The kitchen table
I did love all the counter space, even if there was a 1/2 inch layer of dust on top of the cupboards.
His and hers closets, best feature of the apartment.

Our very colorful bedroom...

The squeaky tub

Despite all of it's faults, we loved this apartment and I was sad to say goodbye.

Monday, February 21, 2011

First Day on the Job

Today was my first day of my new job. I am training to be a technician at an ophthalmology office. I'm super excited! I loved my first day and I'm sure I'll love all the days to come as well. yay!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lauren and Brig

I just want to say thank you for everyone who helped in raising such an amazing woman......... Love you my little wifee :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Blog

we love each other.

I figured since I got married and all, I might as well start a new blog that included my husband in the address (because he cares so much about blogging and he'd be so offended if I didn't...) so here she is.