"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas and then Some

It has been a while since I last posted anything with finals and the holidays things have been really busy the last few weeks. But here it is and I hope you all enjoy reading 'bout my Christmas at home with my family.

During finals week my family drove to Provo because Sammy was getting her name and blessing on December 21st. She was so cute and sweet in her blessing dress. Actually, it was my dressing that my mom (Sammy's grandma) made for me when I was a baby. It was a really special time. Jacob got to bless his little girl in his apartment. It was really cramped in their little living room but it was such a special occasion. During that weekend I also went sledding with Jacob and two of my younger brothers and it was super fun.

The day after Sammy's blessing I drove home to Ridgecrest with the rest of my family except for Jacob and Nicole because they were going to Idaho for Christmas. It was a long drive but the roads were pretty clear. Which was really good because it didn't add any extra time to the trip.

Christmas day was pretty fun. My brothers woke me up too early of course. Maybe one day the will learn that sleeping in is a good thing. We spent the day playing games and just being together. And I ate way too much but I guess that's what happens on holidays.

I've been mostly playing games and lounging around the house doing not much of anything. I also had to do driving school because of the ticket I got back in August. It took forever!!! I did it online which was faster and cheaper then doing it at an actual school. I'm glad it's over though.

Today at church was pretty interesting. I got to see one of my good friends from when I was younger. Steven got back from his mission while I was at school this semester. It was so nice to see him and catch up a little. I can't believe it has been 2 years already!! Talk about crazy. Now I feel old......

Not much else has happened on my break but I might go out of town to do some shopping with the money I got for Christmas so we shall see if anything interesting happens. New Years Eve might be fun too. But we will see. Stay tuned for updates......

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Birthday/End of Semester

The one on the top is from last night when we went out to dinner to celebrate the end of the semester. Yay! We had such a good time.The one on the bottom is from my birthday. My roommates and I went to a basket ball game for my birthday (BYU v BSU).

This one is right after me and Megan at a couple of red chili peppers. They were alot hotter then I thought they were going to be. My mouth still burned after a while.

My roommies were so cool for my birthday. They made me breakfast and decorated the apartment with streamers and a sign that said "Happy Birthday Briana". It was a pretty good birthday overall. Fall semester is over now. It was a long hard semester so I'm glad it's over. It went by pretty fast. I think I'll get pretty good grades so everything will work out in the end. My family is coming tomorrow and I am so excited to see them and go home for Christmas. We don't have snow but it's still home.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Birthday Post

In honor of my birthday which was yesterday I think I shall post 21 things that are uniquely me. They say that when you have your birthday you are a little bit older and a little bit wiser. Older yes, wiser I'm not so sure about.

21 Things that Are Unique to Briana
~I have an eye that twitches when I chew and swallow
~I have never had a boyfriend or been kissed by a boy
~I have the best roommates in the whole world!
~I have the cutest niece ever!
~I act pretty much crazy all the time
~I love snow even though I am from sunny southern California
~I love Cougar sports - I'm a Cougar for life
~I like serving others
~I can manage stress somewhat well
~By January, I will have watched the Joseph Smith movie 3 times all within a months time
~I share my birthday with my mom
~I love to wear scarfs when it is cold outside
~I like to clean - the apartment just feels so much better after it has been cleaned
~I enjoy reading in my spare time (usually when on breaks from school)
~I heart people watching but not in a stalkerish way
~I love yogurt and granola any time of the day or night
~I love walking around in the snow when it is lightly falling - not to hard and not to light. In the middle
~I like making new friends and catching up with old ones
~I love snuggling up in a blanket when it is cold out
~I love to bake when I have the time
~I also love to stay up late and talk with my roommates because the crazyest things get said in the middle of the night

Well there you go. 21 things about me. Once I take my birthday pictures of my camera I'll fill you in on what I did for my birthday.