Monday, June 8, 2009

The Things I Learned in Oregon

-Nate is deathly afraid of sea lions
-Parker is even skinnier in a wet suit
-There are geocaches ALL OVER the place
-Parker is obsessed with Prefontaine and the U of O
-Rich is even cuter than I thought
-Wet suits make a world of difference in freezing cold water
-Five Kayaks can fit into one truck
-Sea Lions will follow you all over a beach if they feel threatened
-Star fish only move about 1/4 of a mile from where they stick onto a rock in their entire life
-When you're pregnant, it's hard to even jump up to sit on a railing
-Buttermilk syrup os possibly the best tasting thing in the whole world
-Girls are better than boys at sequence
-Girls are better than boys at Up the River, Down the River
-Three beds can fit into a room that's 8'x6'
-A letter can be mailed from OR, to PA and back to UT in three days
-No matter how well you wrap up sea creatures, they will always smell up your car on the trip home
-Rich REALLY wants a kitten after we get married ;)
-Peeing in a wet suit doesn't always make it smell like urine afterwards
-Iphones are completely worth it
-Gum does not last for 19 years
-Tap Defense is nearly impossible to beat on the Spartan, Endurance, Basic level
-Idaho can actually be a cool place to live
-The ER in La Grande would fail to function if more that 5 people came in in a night
-Citizen Cope is an amazing station to enter into Pandora when you just want to relax
-Some people don't change one bit after five years
-My family is still my favorite to go on a vacation with

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Four Months Later...

Surprise!  I'm engaged...  I'm getting married June 19th in the Manti Utah temple to Richard Jay Brandt.  (ha ha, weird. I never write out his full name)  We're having our reception the night before at the Provo library in the ballroom and I'd love to see all of you there!  Seriously.  

We went to Manti over easter weekend to visit his mom and some of his old friends. Friday we went horse back riding up in the mountains behind his mom's house, and when we stopped at the top, he proposed!  I had no idea he was going to do it.. He kept telling me my ring wasn't going to be ready till after he got back from Germany, and I half believed him.  Speaking of which, he's in Germany.. for three weeks.  I didn't get to see him the whole week before he left, so we're not going to see each other for an entire month of our two month engagement.  Not fun.

So, if you're thinking, "What the heck?!  I didn't even know she was dating anyone!"  Join the club.  He moved to Pleasant Grove from Cedar this year, and THEN we started dating.  So this whole thing has been long-distance, and we've done it on our own from day one.  No one set us up, there were no middle men, no one even suggested that we date the whole two years prior.  And I love it.  It's been mine and Rich's relationship completely.  To use the words of a friend, it's not mine Rich and the track team's, just mine and Rich's.  (they were probably the most shocked, ha ha) So basically I love him and I've never been so excited for anything in my life!  Cheesy?  Probably... being engaged does that to you.

Once we decided we were getting married for sure we had to hurry and get engagements done before he left to Germany.  Luckily Sammi is amazing and fit us into her crazy busy schedule.  (  Here are the few that I've seen so far.  Enjoy.