Monday, November 28, 2011


This last weekend I went up to a place called Island Park and went snowmobiling, or snow machining as the locals call it. Basically it was an adventure.

We got up to the hills where we were going to and unloaded the machines just fine. The guy I went with assured me that he and I would be driving the good machine and the other couple would have the less-than-good machine. I didn't really concern myself with which we would have too much.

Anyway, we got about 200 yards out of the parking lot and the 'good' machine started struggling so we pulled over. It was broken. Haha. How funny is that!? I laughed out loud a few times at the situation. Luckily my friend didn't get angry about things not working out like most guys would. I hate being around guys that are angry/frustrated. Especially when I just want to be happy.

When we got the machines back to the truck he took me to see some waterfalls on the working machine and that was fun. Hopefully we'll go again and they'll both work. I just love that my first experience with snowmobiling was so entertaining and memorable. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lovely, simply lovely

I woke up this morning in such a horrible mood. Not even sure why and that annoyed me more. Then it started snowing and I wasn't wearing enough layers. Then I had to walk home. It was just not a good morning.

Today was payday though, so I got my check and I went and did something wholly for myself. Something that made me feel so much better about myself. There is something about going to the salon and getting your hair done that just puts you in a good mood. Doing that small thing was just what I needed today. I came home in such an amazing mood.

To top of my wonderful evening, I went to my ward FHE/service project and helped tie quilts for children in need. I love the people in my ward, everyone is so much fun to be with and talk to. Even if some of the guys tease me to no end, I love them for it.

As a cherry on top, I was asked to Thanksgiving dinner by a local boy tonight as well so I won't be completely alone on Thanksgiving. That'll be nice. I'm actually looking forward to Thursday now.

For the rest of this lovely evening I'm going to organize and clean and finish homework. What a wonderful mood I'm in!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Just a Thought

I've decided that there are a couple of things about myself that I'm not going to tell people anymore. After much reflection, I feel like these two pieces of information are not helping me in any way.

1. My age. As soon as people learn that I'm still really young they immediately pass judgement on me. I'm immature. Naive. Silly. Uneducated. Sheltered. There are guys here that won't even take a second look at me after they learn my age just because they assume I'm like every other recent high school graduate girl. It's annoying and wholly unfair. So I've decided that they don't need to know how old I am anymore. They can get to know me and understand my motivations and intellect and then figure out the rest later. Age is only a number anyway; it does not define me.

2. Where I work. I'm tired of people coming to me with the intention of using my awesome discount at my work. I don't mind taking people to movies because I really enjoy them but when guys come to me and say, "Hey, Bri, I really want to see ______," it's almost like they're saying, "Hey, Bri, I don't really care about going out with you, but I want to see this movie for really cheap so I thought I'd ask you to go with me." I'm tired of feeling used for my discount. It's been a really long time since I've gone somewhere else for a date.

So this is it. I'm going to start letting people get to know me, let them form an opinion on their own without giving them those two pieces of information. Maybe things will be different and I'll be taken a little more seriously. Who knows?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Angel on Earth

So tonight, a couple of my roommates and I decided it was time to make a trip to the grocery store.

So we went.

And we got a ton of stuff and figured it was time to stop (we went to the store starving...)

Ashtyn was the last one to check out and before we even got to the counter she was concerned that her credit card wasn't going to work because it'd been having some weird problems lately. Anyway, she got up there and surprise surprise, her card didn't work.

After trying a couple times the guy behind her offered to just cover the bill for her. Of course she wasn't going to let that happen so she went off to try to get some cash while we waited at the register. While she was gone the young man behind us went ahead and paid for her groceries!

Afterward Ashtyn tried to get some contact info so she could eventually pay him back but he wouldn't let her give him any money so she didn't get a number or anything. He was SO dang nice about it all too! Only in Rexburg, I swear!

When we left the store, Jenny wondered where he had gone because he had left just ahead of us. "He disappeared! It's like he's an angel!" Basically, we had an awesome time at the store. Even though both Jenny and I had a HUGE headache the whole time. 

Friday, November 11, 2011


Okay everyone, I've decided that there is nothing more annoying than the awkward is-this-a-date? moment. I'm supposed to go rock climbing tonight with a guy from my trig class at the beginning of the semester BUT I have no idea if it's a date or what. I'm almost to the point of annoyance that I just don't want to go anymore. Where are the guys that will ask you point blank, "Will you go out with me on ____day? We could do this this and this at this time." I really don't like this whole, "Hey wanna go hang out?" LAME! Grow a pair guys.

On a MUCH happier note...HARRY POTTER CAME OUT TODAY! I even dreamt about buying the DVD last night. Sad I know. Seriously guys, I'm beyond happy that I am now the happy owner of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2. :) My life of Harry Potter has been complete. Now I just need to visit the park in Orlando and Europe too.

Last of all..Where are all the happy people today?! I swear, everyone is in such a bad mood. It's 11-11-11; isn't it supposed to be a happy, lucky day? Whatever y'all. There is so much to be happy about today!! It's the weekend! :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Procrastination's bad. You shouldn't practice it..EVER! 

Because of it I've been reduced to this:

And this:
Ultimately this:

So not follow my example guys. Get things done early!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Power of the Priesthood

The Spirit is so amazingly strong in my apartment right now. I don't want to do anything to make this feeling go away.

All day, I've been feeling extremely sick and taking medication and trying to sleep it off and every other earthly remedy I could think of I decided that I needed to call my home teacher to get a priesthood blessing for healing and comfort. Now, I've had this ailment many times before but never as bad as today and I thought that was weird because I haven't done anything too different with my life lately but it all makes sense now.

I believe my home teachers were at class so I called upon another friend of mine, who thank Heaven was willing. He came over with another of our mutual friends and they gathered my roommates and myself in the living room of our apartment and gave a small devotional to invite the Spirit of our Heavenly Father into the room. Before they began, John reminded me that the blessing would take affect according to my faith. After asking my full name they proceeded to leave me with a very special and very touching blessing of both comfort and healing.

Cameron was the one to give me the blessing. Seriously one of the most touching blessings I have ever received and I've had more than I can count in my life. About half-way through it all hit me at once, I was going to be fine and my Heavenly Father was aware of my pain and discomfort. I could feel His love. There were times when Cameron would pause and I knew he was listening, listening for what he should say next. Those moments were the most poignant.

I am so blessed to be in a place where basically every man I meet has the ability to heal and/or comfort me in times of need. I love that I can call upon almost any of my guy friends for a blessing when I stand in need of one. BYU-I is truly the place I am meant to be at this time of my life.

I mentioned that it made sense why today hit me worse than ever before, well, one of my roommates has been struggling with thoughts that men do not love as much as women do or that they won't always be there for us. After my blessing she said that the feeling in the room totally shot her ideas about men out of the water. I know that if I hadn't been so sick today I wouldn't have called upon the priesthood holders in my life and my roommate would not have had the experience that helped her see that men really do love as much as women do. Heavenly Father really does know each and every one of His children and He works through mysterious means to bring to pass His great works.