Monday, October 15, 2012

Who's your Daddy?

My life is a pretty funny story. This weekend just added another passage. I went on a date with one of my friends Friday night. (Shocker I know.) Well, we were waiting on the other half of our group so my date and I needed to kill a little time. Where else would we go but Broulim's?

"Bri, do you trust me?" 
"Of course."
"Do you get embarrassed easily?"
"Well, I...I don't think so."
"Then give me your hand."

Then he took my hand and walked towards the registers. As soon as we were within earshot of the people there, he threw my hand and yelled, "What do you mean the baby's not mine?!" My face got so red and I started laughing so hard that my whole body hurt. The people around us were all watching with open mouths. Completely insane. But I loved every second! It's not every day that you get to make a ridiculous scene in a public place. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Watched Over

I was brushing my teeth tonight, getting ready for bed when it hit me. Heavenly Father is watching out for me! A lot. I can see it especially in my school work. Last Thursday, I came home from school and for some reason had an insane urge to do all the homework I could. In only a few hours I was a couple assignments ahead in all of my classes. The weird thing was that somehow, I had plenty of time to do all of this school work before I had to be at work. 

I didn't really think anything of it other than noting that I wouldn't really have to do homework for the rest of the weekend if I didn't want to. But I wasn't planning on not doing any homework. I really wanted to get even farther ahead over the weekend.

Of course, I woke up feeling incredibly sick on Friday. I skipped my two classes and stayed in bed most of the day. Needless to say, no homework was done. Not a word read for any of my classes. Saturday found me not getting any school work done either between working and running errands. And of course, I don't do homework on Sunday. Anyway, I started to panic a little bit about half way through the day because I was sure I had some assignment due tomorrow that I had neglected while I was on a homework break. 

But no. When I had my insane burst of motivation I got everything done that is due. Heavenly Father knew I would get sick and that I wouldn't feel like doing any homework so He helped me get enough of my work done in order to be ABLE to take the weekend off to rest. He knew exactly what was ahead of me and He made sure I was prepared. 

I am incredibly blessed. Heavenly Father loves me and knows who I am. He knows exactly what I need and want. It's not just me either, He loves everyone on this planet with an all consuming love. He knows each of us, our names, our favorite color, our biggest fear. Not a single one of us is alone. Incredible. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I touched a camel!

It's Monday night, and that means FHE. Tonight was so much fun! Our group went to a local straw maze and just had a blast. This particular maze had a couple of really cool animals that we were able to take pictures with and just enjoy petting. 
I love this picture! It's like we're laughing at each other. Such a silly camel.
And yes, this is a baby kangaroo named Rudy. Adorable!
Of course we all split up once we got in the maze and the straw cut off all noise so silence was almost loud. I made an alliance with my two roommates Robin and Emily and one of our FHE brothers Gui. Of course, we got lost countless times and went in a ton of giant circles. But guess what?! We were the first ones to finish. Yeah, that's right. Maze couldn't keep US in. 

Gui, Emily, Robin and I after the maze

Our group about to get all sorts of lost.

Spiritual High

This last weekend has been one of some insane spiritual highs and I love it. Feeling the Spirit is an incredibly empowering feeling. At this moment, I feel like I can do anything simply because Heavenly Father is holding my hand every step of the way. He wants me to succeed more than anyone else, ever. 

I've been thinking a lot about how the internet has made it so easy for us to touch the lives of people we've never even met before. This weekend, I've been touched by a woman I've never met, but will soon. Her story has deeply touched me and through reading her thoughts and story, I feel the Spirit. I want to do that for someone. She has no idea the impact her words have had on my life, nor will she ever. Or the countless other people who know her or who don't know her but perhaps stumbled upon her blog. 

Heavenly Father is there. He is real. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. I know without a doubt that He understands our struggles, doubts, fears, and anxieties for the future. But the amazing thing is, He will help us overcome all of that. The love that my Father in Heaven has for me is something I will never comprehend. I don't need to. It's not important for me to understand how it works, only to know that it does. 

I'm not a huge David Archuleta fan but this just makes me happy.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I'm a little drunk on you, and high on summertime

Summer is nearly half-way over and I hate it. I love the heat and the sun and the water. With all the students gone for the break, it's like a ghost town here. I miss my friends but I'm lucky to have a local best friend. Meaning, she's here just as much as I am.

We're kinda silly
I seriously lucked out with this girl! We have so much fun, it's ridiculous. At the end of the break we're going to Washington for a little bit and that is going to be an adventure for sure. We're both ready to go... like yesterday. 

Besides Rach, some of my other friends live around here still so we have some fun as well. 
Mesa Falls with Jared.
This her! We make random trips to the mall.

So basically, what we learn from summer is how to pack as much as possible into one day and love every second of it because it won't last. Soon the sun will go down and a new day will start, a day closer to the first day of school or work or something else. Yuck

Friday, June 22, 2012

River Adventures!

It was a GORGEOUS day here in Rexburg and a few of my friends put together a trip to a local river for some fun. They rented some kayaks, paddle boards and tubes.

Me, Dan, Janelle, and Cam on our way to the river. 
Janelle and I in the truck, ready to float!
The river

Oh yeeeeeah!
We love the sun!!

I started out on a tube but eventually switched to a kayak and I fell in love. It was an awesome work-out but it was incredibly fun. But I did have a little adventure with my kayak. I found that I really liked going over the rapids. Hopefully, I'll be able to go again soon and experience some better rapids. 

We came up on an old bridge that only had the stone pillars left and I saw that the best rapids were on the far side so I started paddling over to it. I thought that I was clear but somehow I slammed into the stone pillar on my side and the river's current tipped my kayak sideways and water was rushing on me, pinning me to my kayak. I was in shock, stuck, unsure of what to do, clutching my paddle. Eventually I realized there was nothing I could do to get myself out with the kayak so I kinda rolled off and grabbed my life jacket that was under my legs on the way. It was incredible how fast that water moved.

The guy that was just ahead of me is a life guard and he immediately went into that mode. I struggled over to his paddle boat and assessed my injuries. My leg was scratched up and bruised and the bottom of my foot was slightly cut and there was a little chunk of skin missing on my hip.

Eventually my kayak dislodged itself and was caught by another of our party and I got back on. It was quite the experience.

Now I sit here on my bed burned to a crisp...looking like a tomato. Basically I love my life and the experiences that I have. Whoop!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Split Second

There are billions of people on this earth at any given moment. The chance of meeting a specific person out of those billions is nearly slim to none. It's incredible to me how through a series of random events and occurrences we meet certain people. Circumstances really have to be just right to meet people. Minute choices that we make can change the course of our lives.
It's so difficult to wrap my mind around just how much our lives are interconnected as humans. The webs of our lives reach around the world and have changed people, have changed us. How has my life, my personality, my help changed the course of another life out there?
Our lives really are made up of instances, split second decisions really. It's a lot of pressure if you think about it.

I'm pretty addicted to this song by the way.