Sunday, December 4, 2011

Provo Parades!!

Yesterday was my first experience with a Provo parade! People make fun of Vernal parades but oh honey....Provo might have you beat. This parade was "The Parade of Lights". Once we got there i was starting to get very excited by how many people were piled on the street. There was everything you could think of, dancing ice cream cones, karate kids running all over the place, dance teams, fire trucks all over, police men showing off their motorcycles :), zumba classes dancing down the street to advertise, the air force, community queens and princesses, EVEN A HERD OF LAMAS!!!!!! what the lamas were actually THERE for i have no idea! BUT! it was pretty funny. But i honestly don't know why provo called it a "Parade of LIGHTS".....there was not ONE single string of lights!if there wasn't street lights lit you wouldn't be able to see the people in the parade! i was so disappointed! where is this town Christmas season spirit! there wasn't even a santa!! what is the point of standing in the FREEZING cold for nothing?! and then when i said something everyone just said, "what did you expect it to be?" oh i don't know i kind of expected it to be a parade of LIGHTS!! so i guess my new plan is to always be present for the same four fire trucks, thirty horses, and ten tractors in Vernal. At least the Vernal parade if lights has some Christmas spirit and LIGHTS!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Going alone IS ok and I WILL do it!

Dear roommate(s),
Don't tell me it's pathetic to go to institute, choir, ward prayer, family home evening and everything else by myself. If you think you're too cool to actually be a part of things and have friends then fine, no one is stopping you. But all i ask is that you don't humiliate me in front of the people that you are partying with. I'm not going to please you, I'm going to go to these activities for my benefit. NOT for you at all. just respect it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The winning team!

this is the champion team of catch phrase (Left: Jana, Dusty, Amanda, Israel, And Brinlee) catch phrase is played in apt. 212 EVERY friday night without fail! everyone gets really into it around here :) so i just thought i should document the photo of the team that can not be beat! (watch just cause i said that we are going to loose this friday haha just kidding)

only in utah :)

We were in the parking lot of Buy Low and here is what we found. At first we thought that it had to be a joke but no this is really how it was. i don't know how they did it but i guess they just needed a couple extra seats so they built an extension for their vehicular unit.....the utah limo!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Kristen and her obsession corn

Kristen my roommate from Iowa that is OBSESSED with corn. (girl in pink pants) One night i come home from institute and she is shucking (sp?) corn in our front room. all i could do is laugh and she had to tell me the whole story of her finding some farmers market and they fresh corn so she stopped at bought some! just right there on the side of the road, it was amazing. (i guess Iowa doesn't do farmers markets) So we had quite the corn party that night! it was great!

late night boredom

sorry this seems like all at once but i have a lot of catching up to do. so here goes! My good friend Alisia lives in the apartment right above me and she is REALLY in to cooking. so a couple of weeks ago i get a phone call in the middle of the night and she says she is SOO bored and want to do something. I told her to come down and we would find something. she came down with a huge bowl and everything to make a dessert with. none of my roommates were home so we just got to it! and when i say "we" i mean she started baking and i was told to sit at the bar and put the cupcake paper cups in to the muffin tins.....needless to say she only like to cook by her self. haha that's ok though, cause it's not my favorite thing to do at one o'clock in the morning. so instead of helping, haha i made a tower of cupcake papers! now THAT takes some amazing talent!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

watermelon carving

:) This is my Home Evening group's beautiful yet very special watermelon that we carved one of the first activities we had after I moved here to the big Pro-of-O. (provo) It was great! i think we had more fun getting all the watermelon out of the insides and spitting the seeds then we did actually carving it. the only downside was there was sticky juice EVERYWHERE FOREVER! we had it at my apartment and we had a sticky counter and floor for weeks. everytime you think you get it all you took another step and found some more. but that's ok, it was worth it. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Rock Band!! lol :)

and of course we had to get a picture with the "fans"

this is them starting to yell to everyone on their little stand

lol we tried to teach them how to do the i love you sign but it didn't work to well.

ok so when we went to the Gateway all the boys found these shirts and these white sun glasses.... so everyone of them got one!! and when they all put them on they said they should become a famous rock band and get all the girls. lol so they all stood on a rock and scram "we are famous rockers!!!! love us!!! bow to us!!" lol

this kid cracked me up everyday. This is gieovonne and he was honestly in love with every girl that he met. lol lol lol he is definitely one of a kind. :)

i love this picture

Clizio and i became really good friends over their visit. you have no idea how hard it was to see all of these wonderful people leave.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Americans are evil.... lol ha ha

Ok one of the days we took them to a dude ranch and they all were amazed and sooo excited that they got to meet and watch real cowboys! :) but then these cowboys made the mistake by showing the Italians how to brand a cow!! now all the American students don't care because we know its going to live and we see it all the time.... the Italian students have never seen ANYTHING like this!! when they realized what those guys were doing to the cow EVERY girl including the two Italian professors were BAWLING!!!! and all the guys were just about ready to throw up becasue of the smell. lol and of course the evil americans didn't feel a thing for that cow.
So one of the cowboy guys noticed the tears and ran to his truck and got this little puppy to make them happy. lol they all got happier when they saw this cute little guy.

and then when they realized that we were not crying they just got mad!! lol

lol we went to see the dinos and they were soooo confused!!! but we had great fun.

more italy

Ten Days of Italy!!

lol these are my boys! Guiseppe is the one with out a shirt, Guieseppe (the one that stayed with me) is in the white shirt, Jeovonne' is the one in the red and Kenzy is the one in the gray. lol kenzy lives here and he had guiseppe and jeovonne stay with him. this was the best week of my life. i wouldn't trade it for anything. for those of you who don't know my school got to host 31 Italian students for ten days. we acted as thier translators and siblings. the whole group became one big family really fast. and all we did was go on field trips and then come home and party. that was literally the everyday schedule. go to school at 7:30 and then get home at about midnight if you were lucky. lol but the loss of sleep just everything funny.

none of these guys had ever got on a tube so kenzy and i took them out and taught them. this is Jeovonne' and all he could say was "fast! go fast! more fast please!"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

teachers: DEEP subject for me

to me a teacher should be a person that is there to help you when you don't understand something. if you were really trying to understand something and just didn't get it you would think if you asked nicely you would get help. don't get me wrong because there are ALOT of teachers out there that are simply amazing and you leave their class every day feeling like your on top of the world because you have that support that makes you know that you are going to be able to make it. but heaven forbid the teacher of the hardest class i have just says, "you should know this by now, brinlee, your a jr. in high school. come on you know how to do it i promise. just read the chapter again." ok honestly i HATE reading text books. there is no point at all in reading text books. they are just a waste of paper. i can't read text books to save my life. that is why i listen in class and try my best... there is my problem..but im just sayin

Monday, September 7, 2009

a thought for the heart :)

"Ten tiny fingers, that always want to play,
That never stop exploring that wonder of today,
Ten tiny fingers, that from the very start,
Will reach out for tomorrow yet always hold your heart."

"These little hands can wave hello
Or put smudges on the wall.
They can fold in prayer,
Throw a kiss or
Reach up when I say, "so tall."
They will clasp your hand for an Autumn stroll.
Or shape a dinosaur from clay.
But most of all, they will stay with you
When I'm grown and far away."

Favorite place on earth

this is the best place on earth to me. it makes life seem to slow down, everything gets put aside and the problems of a teenage girl's high school life seems to disappear. i especially love to see the grandpa Lanny up there. he has a special love for that place. you can see it in how he will stand on the porch and just look out on to the mountain. he will stare out there forever. i also love the stories he tells me as he is there, he seems really happy and relaxed while up there. he has put his whole heart in to that cabin. i love him with all my heart. i have learn SO much up there with him. i hope one day i can take my family up there and share the same feeling and experiences as i have.

Labor day weekend at the cabin

craw-dad fishing

Edgar is quit the fisherman! those things were the creepiest things in the world!!

this picture of jace and cielo cracks me up

her hair looked the best out of everyone's that day lol

sweet cielo

and then grandma nelle' got everyone lookin for "SEA SHELLS" (they were really snail shells)

graci and cielo loved to make the rocks go "cur-plunk"
but at the same time cielo was getting a little to brave with the water.

while we were at the pond graci and grandma nelle' found a little lady bug and graci was laughing and sayin, "aawww! hes so cute!!

Cielo just cracks me up. they set up a little picnic and then cielo just sat their for ever and ate all her pretend food. lol it was so cute.

my dream is to alway be able to photograph the monents in life.

Cedar is so sweet to her cousins!

i absolutely love when little kids get bored and just brake out in to song and dance.

trevor is so good with the cousins and a just love him to death. and i love the real smile. this picture is one of my favorites.

ivy is such a cutie!

this is malik. (all these pictures are from when we were waiting at the salt lake temple for ryan and chelsea's wedding) i love all the colors that are at the temple.

jorie is such a cute little girl.

ok taking pictures is my favorite thing to do. i like to capture the good monents in life. :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

brinlee's princesses

everytime i go babysit graci and cielo they always say "bin we be pinsisess!" and before you know it there is every dress up out and we are soon pinsisess. i love the days i get to do that.

spa night gone wrong

one night at girls camp we gave each other facials and i guess we got the cheep stuff cause it didn't just dry but when we tried to get it off it turned to slime and wouldn't come off. our leader freaked out and thought she was killing us lol lol lol lol lol lol good times good times. but about 45 minutes later we finally got it off.

me and my sista from a different mista!

this is a scary picture but thats why i love it. kinsi used to be in my ward and then the ward got split and now i only see her at camp. she has called me her little sister forever and i honest love being sista's with her. :)

Girls Camp

girls camp was way fun. all the girls are just great. this is the fearless 5th years! whao!!

what happens in vernal when we get bored?...PAINT FIGHT!!

goodness goodness goodness..... i just have to say i have great friends. now this is kinsey and i after our "paint fight" and no it was not just us two. there was four other guys that got in the fight with us but for some odd reason the two girls were the ONLY ONES WITH PAINT ON THEM IN THE END!! which is just harsh ya know? the guys were not supposed to gang up on us. lol but we had amazing fun. and this picture doesn't do my hair justice because when we STARTED my hair was down.... and when we ended there was so much paint in my hair it looked like i had no hair at all! by the way i just love my purple nose.

hahahahaha nick and trevor got a little slap happy.