Monday, September 20, 2010

New Married Blog!

Alright everyone, I've made a new blog at brettandannika.blogspot.com
I'll be posting to that one from now on!

Friday, September 10, 2010

poor month

Payments to make.....

tuition
rent
car payment
car crash...
'improper lookout' ticket
replace Brett's lost wedding ring

all in 1 month. lovely. I wish me and Brett had money, to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. It might just have to be a picnic and a redbox.

I need a GOOD job, with GOOD, CLASSY people.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cali Vacation part 2

We visited Yosemite National Park in the middle of our vacation. Beautiful place!!


HUGE tree!


HUGE pine cone!


We climbed up TONS of rocks to get to this point!



After Yosemite, we went to Port Hueneme where Grandma & Grandpa VanWagoner live. Grandpa took us out on his boat, and we saw HUNDREDS of dolphins. They were everywhere. Grandpa said he's never seen that many in all of his years.



This is Anacapa Island. See all of that white stuff? that's bird poop.

We had to sleep on top of the hot tub outside, in Porterville. Grandma has 2 cats, and Brett would've died! It was pretty fun and we slept really well!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Juice Fast

Me and Brett want to do a juice fast. Crazy I know.
Has anyone tried it? Any recommendations on specific books?
Also....does anyone have a juicer that you love?? I'm not sure which kind to buy.
K thanks!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

California Vacation

It's HOT outside!!!!! We got to Las Vegas thursday night around 8:30pm, and it was still 100 degrees outside! But hey, I'd rather have this than the snow.
We left early the next day for Boron California. It is one of those small towns where everybody knows everybody. We got to visit with the cousins, and go swimming at the high school. After, we went through Bakersfield and made a stop a Dewar's Ice cream and Fine Candies. I was planning on buying some AMAZING peanut butter taffy they make, but didn't know it was going to be so expensive. It's probably better for my body anyways. Next stop, Porterville to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Irish. They have a VERY fun pool that we could not stay out of!



The next morning, we woke up at 6am to go on a long bike ride. This is a new hobby I'm trying to pick up. I've only been 3 times. and man....my butt is SORE!!! Hopefully I get used to it soon. Brett, Dean, and Shad obviously are a bit more in shape than me, so they went a little further while I stayed behind and sat around by Success Lake, (not knowing I would be sitting there for 2 hours until they returned.) I was sitting on a rock wall, and under me is a little gutter thing. I jumped down, being bored, looked in the gutter, and saw this.......



SO CUTE AND SAD. Tiny little orange kitten, in this filthy gutter, filled with cobwebs and garbage. I know I probably shouldn't have touched her...but staring at her long enough, I couldn't help myself. I brushed her off, and held her the entire time. I named her Nala. (Many years ago, I had an orange cat named Simba) She clearly had no mama cat taking care of her, and I very badly wanted to take her back to a pound or something else besides a gutter. Brett finally came back, I let go of Nala for a minute, and she ran back to her gutter, and went so deep into it, I couldn't reach her. And we had to make our way back to the house. I had to leave her. I hope someone else finds her and keeps her safe.



Dean and Shad BOTH had flat tires, so they had to fix those. We all got going down the hill, and they were way further ahead than me and Brett, then Brett got a flat tire. And he didn't have anything to fix it with. He called Dean, and they went back to the house first to just get the car to come save us. So we waited on the side of the road for maybe 20 minutes. but it felt like hours!!! It was so hot. Here is me being miserable.


At this point, I didn't care that there was dirt on my clothes or in my hair. Now we're in Fresno at Grandpa Sommerville's house. Brett has a HUGE family. I'm still meeting people that I've never met before, and I've been around for about 5 years! It's also cool that I'm visiting all these cities I've never been to.
I'll update more from the trip soon!

Here is a cute picture of my nieces...just because I love them.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Old Spice Guy and Ellen Degeneres

I laughed so hard watching this interview....especially at the end. Please watch...it's just great.


And here is the new commercial...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Country Fest

Summer is here! This past weekend was the Country Fest. We got a wake up call from my mom Saturday morning, telling us that the parade starts at 9am...we had about 30 minutes to get ready. My family always goes to this parade...but I guess Brett didn't do parades too often when he was a kid. He was expecting it to be pretty lame, but I really think he liked it! We got PLENTY of candy thrown at us. It was so much fun to sit with our cute nieces to collect it all.
I stole these pictures from Alisha's blog...me and Brett need to start carrying a camera with us.





That night, we met the Thurgoods at the park to go on rides and watch fireworks! (Megan, I need those pictures) It was SO much fun! until Brett got sick....we went on one of those rides that goes in really fast circles...I was sitting next to Brett, his eyes were closed, and he just couldn't take it....I tried my best to talk him through it, telling him to breathe... but he was seconds away from passing out. So I leaned over the edge of the ride, waved my arms, and yelled at the guy to stop! It went around a few more times when it finally came to a stop. We walked to a place that wasn't too crowded so Brett could lay down....and he layed down for the next 45 minutes or so. Poor Brett. He's getting old and has developed motion sickness. Luckily, I haven't hit that stage yet....i really liked that ride, haha.

Toy Story 3 was amazing. Couldn't have been better. I'm so happy that Andy played with the toys at the end of the movie. Perfect ending. That's one of those movies that I HAVE to buy. I hate spending money on movies....but Disney movies are my weak spot. I will MAKE my kids watch all of them. Just like I did when I was growing up.
About 2 weeks ago, my cousin Ben got married. It was the first time me and Brett were able to go to a sealing (besides our own). It was lovely!

Ben and his beautiful bride!
(I think she had the most poofy wedding dress I've ever seen. It was gorgeous on her tiny little body!)
my sisters and our men!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Silhoutte Cutter

Um....I want to win this, wouldn't that be amazing??!!!
Scrapbook parties, at my mom's.

http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-time-huge-giveaway-worth-over-300.html

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Poker Face - Glee

Idina Menzel and Lea Michele are amazing. One of my favorite songs on Glee so far, Lady Gaga should quit singing now....or whatever it is she does.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Utah Life

I love Utah. I've been living here for a few weeks now, and still haven't blogged about it. Me and Brett have just been living with my parents until the lady moves out of the basement apartment we're moving into.
Working with the Census is great. Easy money. Calling people that get super mad at us calling is getting kinda old though...hello, we're trying to make this country better for YOU, the census has been happening every 10 years since the beginning of time, so please be nice and just give us the correct answers to the questions we ask. okay.

The finale to Lost was amazing. Me and Brett bought Lost shirts to wear on the finale day. We're obsessed. One day, we'll watch all of the episodes again, but we need to give our eyes a break from it for a while.

Brett got a job with our good friend Tyler, at an insurance company. He's got NORMAL work hours, lucky duck. I'm hoping to find a full time job soon with normal hours and benefits.

The Bachelorette just started! I can't believe i'm watching it, but after seeing Alli on the Bachelor last season, I can't help it. Here are the guys she picked, in order of my favorites, to least favorites.

1 - Roberto
2 - Frank
3 - Chris H
4 - Ty
5 - Jesse
6 - Chris L
7 - Kirk
8 - Hunter
9 - Kasey
10 - Justin
11 - Chris N
12 - Tyler V
13 - Jonathan
14 - John C
15 - Steve
16 - Craig R
17 - Craig M - jerk face

This is Kyle, he was my number 4, until he got booted. He was awesome. He's killed a bear. Not that that's a good thing, poor bear, but I like that he's a mountain man.

Sarah, twin, you better be watching it this season so I can have somebody to talk to about all of it. Brett's not watching it, he doesn't wanna get addicted to another show, which is probably the right decision.
And I have lots more to write, but I'll save that for another night. it's bedtime.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ouch

I just did 8 minute buns....and i definitely felt the burn! I need to do this every day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnBhn7YSsnM&feature=related

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nivea Challenge

So those that know me REALLY well, know I LOVE my tv shows. I've even got more obsessed with my certain shows since I got bored up here in Wyoming. haha.
Well, I was watching the Tyra show yesterday, (I Love Tyra) and lucky me, she talked about cellulite....my enemy. She was advertising the Nivea Good-bye Cellulite, and no, I don't believe it works, but she did so good advertising it, I went and bought it anyway. Haha. And then I got onto Nivea.com and joined the Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini Challenge.
It's a 4 week plan, with meals and workouts planned out for you each day. I really would love to do this...but let's be honest. I never stick to my workout plans. P90X lasted for what, a week?
But I just might do some of those workouts and cook some of those meals.
And I don't know how they decide who wins this challenge, but the winner gets a free trip for 2 to L.A., spa services, and $500. I'm not expecting to win any prize, but that's pretty awesome, and worth joining just for that small chance.
And I got a coupon for $2 off!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mr. T-bird

Brett hates blogs. He says that they just give people a reason to brag about themselves, and how amazing their lives are. So I've been trying not to do that, and if I do, I try to make it so he doesn't read my blog. Even now as I'm typing this, he is saying, "I hate blogs" haha.

Last night was the banquet for the athletic teams at Casper college. All of the athletes got to go for free, and anyone extra was $25 each. I at first didn't want to go, cuz I'm cheap. But Brett convinced me to come along. I'm SO glad I did!!!

Each athlete, (especially the sophomore's) were recognized for their accomplishments this year.

There is an award that is given called the Mr. T-Bird award. It's not given out every year, only when the booster club thinks that an athlete really deserves it. 2 of our favorite people in Casper gave out the award, Doc & Rose Eddy. As they started talking about the award, I was thinking in my head, 'wow, that'd be amazing if Brett got this'. Then they started to describe the athlete.
This is what they mentioned:
*This years winner was one of 4 captains.
*He has a 4.0 grade point average.
*He was Academic All-Conference, Academic All-Region, and will likely be named Academic All-American.
*He was a team leader, and his leadership helped us surpass the single season highest win total in 14 years.
*He always has a smile and a handshake for everyone.
*The say success can't be felt without pain and sacrifice, well this guy definitely dealt with both! He made the ultimate sacrifice, his health. He battled everyday this year after suffering a knee injury last October. He could've easily cashed in, but instead, put the team first.

By this time, I was positive it was Brett, haha. And with a standing ovation, Brett crutched up there to get his award.


I am a proud wifey!
And a prime example why Brett hates blogs!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tagged...

Tagged by Sarah!

Four shows I like to watch...
1. LOST
2. The Office
3. Glee (watching it right now)
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
along with everything else.

Four things I'm passionate about...
1. Marriage
2. The Gospel
3. Scrapbooking
4. Music

Four phrases I say a lot...
1. You!
2. freak...
3. wah wah
4. Brett Babe

Four things I have learned from the past...
1. don't take any bull crap from anyone
2. I don't think I'll ever be good at school.
3. I am invincible, most of the time
4. Everything will always work out.

Four places I want to go...
1. Hawaii
2. A Cruise
3. Europe, all of it.
4. Australia, permanently.

Four things I did yesterday...
1. Worked
2. Worked out
3. Ate some gross healthy food that I wish were oreos instead.
4. had FHE

Four things I'm looking forward to...
1. Moving back to Utah
2. Buying a couch.
3. Getting a bikini bod from all of this healthy torture and working out.
4. Ruining the bikini bod and having wonderful kids. Not for a while tho.

Four things I love about spring
1. The days where there is not a hint of coldness in the air.
2. Grass!
3. wearing Capri's and flip flops.
4. Feeling the depressing winter lifted up off my shoulders.

Four things on my wish list...
1. A happy life.
2. A shopping spree
3. a comfy king mattress.
4. Something to hold ALL of my jewelry in...like grandma's case.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Me and Brett have been married for 6 months! Crazy? Yeah. Amazing? Oh yeah.



Now that basketball is over, Brett is home a lot more, even more than I am. So now we've got a lot of time to workout, and try to get sexy beach bodies! He's doing a LOT better than I am tho. haha. I have a hard time getting the motivation unless he's there with me.
We went home last weekend, and went skiing for the first time in 3 years! Man, it was a lot of fun. But I was so worn out by the end of the day. my legs and butt were killing me. best workout ever.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby Kyle

Here are some of the pictures of cute baby Kyle!




Monday, March 1, 2010

I got a job!!

Wow. I had definitely lost hope that I wouldn't be able to get a job for these last 2 months here in good ol' Wyoming. I got an email today for a job that I had applied for over a month ago! It's for the Muscular Dystrophy Association....i hope i spelled that right. I start tomorrow! It's Brett's birthday, but I think I'll be done by 4, so there will be plenty of time for our huge party tomorrow night!! hahaha. More like there will be time for dinner, cake, and LOST!
I'm hoping tho that they let me have some days off....because Brett's tournament is this weekend through Tuesday, (if they make it to the end). AND, spring break is next week, and we wanted to go home for that....freak. Back to the life of having a job. haha. I was so used to doing what i wanted whenever i wanted.
ALSO, i got a call from a lady about a job for this summer in Salt Lake! Hopefully I get it!!!!
Man, today has been a great day!
Blessings blessings blessings!

Utah was great! It was nice to see mountains again, seriously, I'm pretty sure that is my absolute favorite thing about Utah.
Leanna's bridal shower was amazing! it was so nice to see my mg's again. I will need them for my entire life.
Saturday was nice to get things done! (or...it was nice of my dad to do lots of things for me...haha.) And to have a yummy dinner from mom for Alexis' birthday. And baby kyle is SO CUTE! I'll post some pictures i took of him asap.
Our internet doesn't work anymore...we were using our neighbors, but they moved yesterday...so now, I'll either be spending a LOT of time at McDonald's, (closest nearby free internet), or at the college library.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Utah Time!

I'm comin home! just for the weekend. It's Leanna's bridal shower and I was determined to come since I won't be able to make it to her wedding. I can't wait to see all of my friends!!! Haven't seen them since I got married! It'll be a crazy night full of stories from everyone...there's not enough time in 1 night to catch up on everyone's lives!!
Sarah...i wish you were coming. leave illinois. tell nathan that you can't live unless it's in utah. (haha, even tho i don't live there at the moment)

I also finally get to see my nephew baby kyle!!! and take pictures of him!

Brett is very jealous that I'm coming to Utah. There is a light that is right by our street, and we never pass it unless we are on our way to Utah. So as we were turning at that light today, Brett said, "you get to go beyond this light tomorrow", hahaha. I wish he was coming with me, but he has a game.

Casper College is the Sub-region champions! Brett's last game here was Tuesday night. He's happy, because he wants to get surgery asap so his knee can start feeling better, but I'm not happy, cuz it might be the last time he plays basketball! And I love watching him. but we've at least got a couple more games in the region tournament, so hopefully that goes well!!

The Sophomores: Rob, Antonio, Brett, Abner, Art, and James.

Yep...that's my husband..


I know there was something else i wanted to write about on here....but i can't think of what it was. Hmm, i'll think about it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

XOXOXO

Well, my V-day weekend was great!
Brett was on the road, so Friday, I went to see the Valentine's day movie with a couple of new friends I have made. I loved it. Taylor Swift was not bad at all! Me and Brett wish people would stop ganging up on her. Seriously. get off her.
Saturday, I went shopping, then hung out with the Davidson's and watched the Olympics. Brett didn't get home til about 1:15 Sunday morning, and by then, it was snowing horribly! good thing the team got home safe!

I made yummy Cheese Cake tarts Sunday, and took them to church for all of the Young Women....let's just say, they were a huge hit, and they all want the recipe. Good job mom for cutting that recipe out of the newspaper years ago! (and oh yeah, i don't think I've mentioned on here that I'm Beehive Advisor..)

Today, me and Brett went to the Casper Rec Center and worked out, while watching Rachael Ray on the tv's, (one of the many shows I love). Then we watched some Olympics, then went to see Valentine's Day again, and then watched the BACHELOR! HELLO! There is no way Jake will pick Vienna. there's no way. He'd be absolutely crazy. So we definitely know that it is Tenley who is his future fiance.

I've been scrapbooking like crazy the past few days! Trying to finish my MG scrapbook. It's all over the living room....Brett doesn't like it too much... I've seriously trashed the place! haha, i need a little table for myself.

For people that are obsessed with LOST, read this.
The past episode, 'What Kate Does'. Towards the end, there is a scene with claire holding the picture of her sonogram, right before the police come in. and that is the SAME DAY that their flight landed on 9-22-2004. Look at the date on the sonogram....it says 10-22-2004. But their flight was a month before that! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Our HUGE Superbowl Party!

Me and Brett had an awesome time watching the game. It was just us, with the dogs we're babysitting...and yummy food. Chips and salsa, (I made the salsa, and it was quite tasty) lil smokies, cheeseball with crackers, pistachios, and lime-ade. I don't make the lime-ade as good as russell though. We're super sad the Colts lost, but happy for Drew Brees.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New baby Nephew!

Ashley and Russell had their baby this morning!!! My first nephew! I guess they haven't decided on a name yet, so for now he is just baby butler.


Friday, January 22, 2010

New Moon...

Ummm, me and Brett FINALLY saw New Moon tonight.... AFREAKINMAZING!!!!!!
WAY better than Twilight, and I freakin LOVE Twilight. wow. My heart is broken for Jacob. Poor Jacob. The way he looks at Bella throughout the entire movie...makes me wanna cry for him! How awesome was that when he did his cool moves to get into Bella's room?

I love that entire wolfpack. They seem way more chill to hangout with than creepy, serious faced vampires.

The whole Volturi thing was kinda weird, but that's okay...the awesomeness of the wolves made up for it.

I can't wait for it to come out on dvd.