Wednesday, April 30, 2008

BYU Graduation

Well, I did it. I'm all done and graduated. What an experience BYU was! I'm glad I had the opportunity to attend such a stellar university.
(I was looking through my pictures and came across some from my high school graduation. So, I thought I'd share those as well. I wonder if I've matured at all. Enjoy!)
Karissa, Katie, and me (May 2003)

Katie and me (April 2008)

Mom and me (May 2003)

Mom and me (April 2008)

Before Commencement (notice the snowflakes)
[Katie, Lincoln, me, Raymon, Dan, John, and Veda]

Processing in to Commencement (snowflakes, again)
[Raymon, Veda, Lincoln, John, me, and Katie]

The girls that kept me sane and made my life easier
[Randi, KT, me, and Rachel]

Best parents


Saturday, April 19, 2008

8 seconds of fame

I was chosen to be the Flower Girl on Live with Regis and Kelly. The first video is of me running across the set. The second video is of me meeting Regis and Kelly.

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video

New York City

Highlights:
-5 hour delayed flight to JFK
-walking miles on end each day
-riding every subway train
-seeing baseball fields in every big park
-250 W 78th St 4CR
-Shake Shack
-Brooklyn Bridge
-Wicked
-Times Square
-Cosi
-Sephora
-Live with Regis and Kelly
-H&M
-The Metropolitan Museum of Art
-Upper East Side
-Upper West Side
-Central Park
-New York City Public Library
-Sarita's Mac & Cheese
-Law & Order set
-Statue of Liberty
-Ellis Island
-Late Show with David Letterman
-Manhattan Temple
-Pinkberry frozen yogurt
-Sarabeth's Bakery
-Ground Zero
-Wall St (NYSE)
-Yankees vs. Red Sox game
-Gossip Girl set
-Grey's Papaya hotdogs

Madison Square Park

Every teacher's dream store

SoHo/Empire State Bldg

Blessed store

Wicked

Intermission

Making up Robyn

Finished product

Best store

Cruising down Broadway/Times Square

Standby tickets for Live with Regis and Kelly

GoGo dancer & Flower girl

Central Park on the Upper East Side

NYC Public Library

Delicious restaurant/cool name

Financial District skyline

Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

Late Show with David Letterman

Cute and scrumptious restaurant

The Bull/Wall St

Yankees vs. Red Sox game

The Metropolitan Museum of Art/cover of From the Mixed of Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Friday, April 18, 2008

Congratulations!


I wanted to announce some very exciting news. Brittney landed an internship with Hewitt in Chicago for the summer! I knew my little girl could do it!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

He was a skater boy....


Have you ever been walking through a public place and almost been run over by some 3rd grader wearing the shoes that turn into roller skates? Yeah, me too. BUT, have you ever been walking through CAMPUS and almost been run over by a GROWN MAN wearing the shoes that turn into roller skates? Yeah, me either. Until Thursday. I was walking in between the HBLL and the JFSB when a guy (I'd guess between the ages of 23 and 26), dressed up in a suit interrupted his steady pace with a quick scuffle and before you know it he's floating right by me as smooth as can be because his roller-skate shoes are gliding him across the pavement. Ummm, how old are we? I'm sorry if you are old and have roller-skate shoes, but I'm not gonna lie- I don't even like them for little kids let alone grown adults. And not that I am a fashion expert by any means, but I can definitely tell ya that roller skate shoes don't do much for a suit.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Angie's Bridal Shower

Angie is getting married! To celebrate this blessed occasion, Ally and Becca organized an awesome shower. Thanks girls for everything and for the creative cake!!

The soon-to-be bride

Yummy!

The ladies

Making Allen faces (he's really photogenic)

Angie & Ally

Becca & Angie

The girls

The Bloomfield chicas

Our engagement photo

We love when Angie jumps in

Model faces

SLC gals & Kate

Departure


We are so excited for our little Angie to be getting married in less than 3 weeks!

Ward Temple Trip

Highlights:
-driving with Dave, Lincoln, and Logan
-sunny and cool weather
-going inside the Salt Lake Temple for the first time
-Chipotle
-Dave running a red light while driving Lincoln's car
-dropping Logan off on a random corner in downtown SLC
-Lincoln saying, "Dave, I think I'll drive now."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Maturation Memories

For my health education class, my assignment was to reflect on my experience with maturation classes in elementary school.  Here's what I remember.

Maturation brings a smile to my face.  That probably sounds really weird, but my memories from elementary school maturation lessons are vivid, clear, and humorous.  Although, my school district did not call the meetings "maturation," they were called "changing videos."

In fourth and sixth grade, the boys and girls watched separate changing videos.  The one I viewed in sixth grade was/is a classic!  Wow!  This video starts off with a girl, Amanda, talking to her high school sister about a birthday party that she really wants to be invited to.  But, Amanda is unsure of whether or not she will be invited to this popular party.  Anyway, Amanda and her two friends, Erica and Mary, decide to have a sleepover at Erica's house.  The girls set up a tent and sleep out in Erica's backyard.  Before the girls fall asleep, they make a pact that no one is to leave the tent during the night...no exceptions.  Well, during the night, Amanda really needs to go to the bathroom.  After several minutes of contemplating of whether or not to leave the tent, she decides it is worth breaking the promise.  As she is going to the bathroom, she realizes she has started her period.  Since it is in the middle of the night, Amanda cannot call her mom.  So, she asks Erica's mom for help (first awkward thing).  Erica's mom gets her a pad and briefly talks about how the period occurs.  It is now morning, and Erica and Mary discover that Amanda left the tent.  The two girls find Amanda in the kitchen with Erica's parents.  In some cheesy, random way, Erica's parents begin talking about the girl's body while making pancakes.  The father talks about different changes (second awkward thing), and the mother makes a visual aid of the uterus and fallopian tubes on the griddle using pancake batter (third awkward thing).  The three girls then really understand the menstrual cycle.  Amanda goes home that afternoon.  When she gets home, her older sister gives her an envelope.  Amanda rips it open and reads that she is invited to the cool birthday party.  The video then ends with Amanda's mom walking through the door and Amanda yelling, "Mom, I got it!"  The viewer is then left to wonder if she is talking about the party invitation or getting her period.

As you can tell, that video really made an impact on my life.  I really do not know why because it is the most retarded and awkward video I have ever watched.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Broken Computers and Broken Nails....

So for a few days I was wondering why my computer battery would run out so much faster than normal. It wasn't that hard to figure out that it was because the laptop wouldn't shut, but I was just too busy to notice it for a little bit. Anyway, I took it in to the Apple Care Center in the bookstore and they warned me that if it was a broken piece then warranty would cover it, but if something was just jammed in there, it was going to cost me $65. What college student has a spare $65 hanging around to spend on computer repairs? Anyway, the guy was really nice and promised to check out my computer right away since I am going out of town and need it. I was praying for a broken piece so that I wouldn't have to pay anything. Lo and behold, an hour later I get a call from Jeff (the computer guy) and this is his response: "Hi, Brittney? ....ummm..... so I opened up your computer and it turns out there were no broken parts.... just a fingernail jammed inside." Uh, SIIIICK! Even more awkward, I went to pick up my computer and he put the fingernail piece in a tiny plastic bag and taped it to the top of my computer. Even worse, it wasn't my fingernail! It had some bright color of nail polish on it that neither me or my roommates even own. Anyway, that's my story. Oh, and they didn't make me pay the $65. If you ever have computer problems, go see Jeff. Helpful fellow.