Sunday, November 20, 2011


 Brad's surprised face at seeing everyone, rarely can I surprise him. He knew his and my family could come, but all his friends and most of my family was a huge shocker. The whole way there he was like, I'm glad nobody can come, I don't like all the attention on me. Such a surprise that everyone could come!!!

I threw Brad an awesome party at the chocolate for his well done work. He was very surprised, and also surprised at my lying skills. I was planning this party in my mind for awhile now. I called The Chocolate in Orem right away and tried to reserve the room. They of course said you couldn't rent it on weekends!! DANG IT!!! I offered to pay them triple per hour...nope.
Personally. It was a stupid move on their part as far as finances go, I had my family go early and order all the food, then go sit in this room, as more and more people showed up, we had the room for an hour plus. So it worked out, and I saved some bucks by not renting it at all.

Now that Brad has been accepted to medical school I thought my life would all pan out. I would know exactly what my next step would be.

But it hasn't. Not at all. Of course the relief exists of, wow we won't be here next year. Brad will be year one in medical school. But I just thought I would know what I would be doing. Everyone asks me what I am going to do, and I have no answer so I just say, "Well ya know that is the million dollar question, if you know, tell me please!!!!"

I could...
create my own preschool in my home
attend graduate school Masters in Human Development
have a cute little baby
substitute teach and have a preschool
preschool and grad school
baby and grad school
teach and baby

The combos are limitless.
I have always known this was coming, and I was excited for it, but to leave Westridge, and my job and career has become more real, I'm starting to savor it more, laugh with my students a little bit more, not care if they are in their seats and no talking like little robots more...I'm relaxed.

Because I'm savoring.

But we are going to medical school next year, and although deep down I knew he would get accepted, I just wasn't sure for sure, now that I know, what do I do?

I told some family members I was thinking about graduate school.
They said, "What about a family?"
I said, "It's only 2 years, and what about getting as much education as I can?"
They said, "Its your duty to have a family, most important duty."
I said, "Its my duty to excel and be fulfilled as an individual as well."

They stopped talking to me.
What do I do? Its only November, and I'm starting to fill out the graduate applications, but its like I want Brad to tell me what he wants me to do, but of course he just wants me to do what I want to do.
So typical Brad.
My parents give me no pressure either way, especially now since my mom begged for me to have a baby before we left, now that she sees even if I get pregnant now, that's not going to be a possibility seeing how we will leave in July.
Am I capable of going to graduate school?
Am I really supposed to do this?
My answer is unclear. Is the boss just letting me decide? (God)
If so, he needs to change his mind and help me decide.
Or somebody needs to give me a really big sign.
I saw a baby last night at a reception, held her, I decided that's what I wanted, then Brad said, "Are you sure, that's a lot of work. Remember your goldfish? It's not like you can forget to feed it and leave it for Christmas break and its still alive.
Goldfish: Baby
Yep those are the same, good analogy Brad.
Typical Brad.
Well I guess I mostly am relieved and happy Brad was accepted to medical school, we aren't sure we will go there, because he absolutely loved Ohio State, but we do know that we are going, and Texas Tech was a very top choice of his.
I am so proud of him. So proud. He took a test not caring and got a 75 the day he found out he was accepted. 75!!! That was what I got when I did care and studied and studied.
Well that's a typical Brad.
My mom always says, "Brittany things always work out for you."
I am praying and praying that this will be the case when it comes to my life after Provo.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Today was a day.

Today Brad and I received the greatest Thanksgiving gift ever.


Texas Tech Medical School.


It seems too good to be true, that half of our anxiety is over.

We haven't accepted that he has been accepted yet.
Pun on words, but you got that.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Salt Fall Lake Break

My Fall Break last year was lame. I sat around and cleaned the house. Bore and Snore me to death.
So this year I was at school and before school on Tuesday I decided I would do Priceline for a 4 star hotel for 50 bones in Salt Lake City for Wednesday Night.

Got it!! Little America.
Brad took a day off and I decided it would be a perfect Thursday in SLC.

We started off by visiting Bruges Waffles and Frites, Brad got the machine gun...something about it made me queasy. Maybe the lamb. That really bothered me.

I kept thinking about my Grandma's house how she had baby goats, I know that's different from lamb, but still, I got myself grossed out. Brad loved it, and the fries on top were delish.
Of course I got the waffle with creme and strawberries.
We have a fun time there. I like watching the birds eat the fries.
I then walked on the moon. It was memorable, but I wish I would have brought better shoes, because the rocks really hurt my feet. (Clark Planetarium)

Brad was a tad bit cold on the moon, but he did support Texas Rangers even in space. True dedication.
Then we skipped over to Mars.
It was bloomin hot.
Pretty sure between this picture and the moon picture, Brad wins: Most awkward poses awards.
The best part....was the landscape. I was wondering what landscape Martians would have if they visited a Planetarium, and stood for Earth pictures. . . Would they have mountains, ocean, desert, or tropical rain-forest. Surely it would be Idaho with sagebrush.
Something to think about.
You know the random person you ask to take a picture and you explain perfectly how to do it, and make sure this happens and don't do this, and go ahead. Then she takes it and its blurry and your nose is where your eye should be??? Well that is what happened, and she walked away before I could get another one. But what can you expect, she lived on the moon...She doesn't even know what a camera is. Let alone that there is another color besides gray.
I had never been to the Hogle Zoo, and we felt it was time. We needed this day to be jam packed.
I thought the little Elephants were so cute. 
After all, I do have 2 elephant necklaces.
The entire day I kept saying, "This day is so fun."
This was a 'fierce' kitty. It was the size of a little kitty, and just looked so sweet to me. 
As always, my favorite are the giraffes. 

I think we tried to get the tiger in the background.
Well we got a zoo tree, that's pretty awesome too.

Booradley has this think with Man vs. Food places. He goes to all of them whenever and wherever he can. Crown Burger is delish and artery clogging.
But so worth every clogging bite.
Our trip was a success!
I apologize for the long delay of posting, I had some delays.....

But, this trip was just a blast off.
Stay tuned for Halloween costumes that will rock your socks off.