Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Husband Tag

1. Where did you meet? We met at our student ward in Logan. I thought Trav was already taken cause he kept sitting next to his sister and putting his arm around her. Then he put me in his FHE group.

2. How long did you date before you got married? 5 1/2 months before we got engaged, and 9 1/2 months before we got married

3. How long have you been married? 4 Years , 4 months, and 26 days

4. What is your favorite feature of his? His blonde hair! Our kids are going to look bald until they are 3 because of this....

5. What is your favorite quality of his? His ability to talk to people about anything.

6. Does he have a nickname for you? Monkee, it's a long story.

7. What is his favorite color? Green.

8. What is his favorite food? Seafood and sushi.

9. What is his favorite sport? Golf or soccer

10. When and where was your first kiss? At DeWitt's picnic area in Logan Canyon in October 2003.

11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? We like cooking together, watching movies, and playing games. I LOVE to dance with him, but I don't think he would agree.

12. Do you have any children? Not that we know of, but we're trying.

13. Does he have a hidden talent? Belly percussion, no joke, he can drum away any song you would like.

14. How old is he?26

15. Who said "I love you" first?He did because I made him.

16. What is his favorite type of music? Anytype. He LOVES his music.

17. What do you admire most about him? His productivity. He is always making lists and won't rest until they are done.

18. Do you think he will read this? YES.

I tag Jamie, Andrea, and Nicole.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Well, things here in Evanston have been absolutely wonderful over the past year, but it seems that all things good eventually come to an end. Unfortunately, it may be time for this good thing to come to an end. We've had some big decisions to make lately. Here's our journey. . .

It all began about two months ago. The clinic I work for has two locations, one here in Evanston, and another 45 miles east of here over the "sisters" (as everyone calls them) in the Bridger Valley. My boss decided that in order to run his business effectively that he needed to be in the Evanston clinic now, which left me driving over to the Bridger Valley 3 days a week. The clinic, co-workers, and patients in the Bridger Valley are amazing; however, the drive is not. In the winter time it is one of the most treacherous drives--in fact last year they closed the roads all together for 3 days straight on several occasions. What is usually a 45 minute drive can turn into 3-4 hours sometimes. This is not something I am wanting to do. I discussed this with my boss; however, he still felt it was best for his business for him to be here in Evanston. I understand, but that doesn't leave me in a great situation.

After 1 1/2 years with this establishment I've hesitated leaving it. It's been a great experience and I've learned a lot. I've grown to love the town, my co-workers, and my patients. I've also invested a lot of myself in this business. . . I've built a good reputation for myself here. I don't want to leave. I love my house, our ward, and overall my job. But, Travis holding the wisdom that he does asked me one simple question that put everything into perspective for me. He said, "Bree, had Mike offered you this job originally would we be here?" My answer, no, I wouldn't. It was important to me to not have to drive to work. To be 5 minutes away from my kids (when we have them), so that I can be there if I need to be. This wasn't the job I signed up for, and it still isn't what I want.

With that decision made, I began looking for other jobs, and we listed our house with a real estate agent. Currently, our real estate agent has told us that there are two families interested in our home. We are expecting to see official offers at the beginning of this week, actually in the next few days. It has only been listed for about 2 weeks, so we are pretty excited.

I have an interview on Tuesday, September 23rd at Logan Regional Hospital for a position where I would spend half of my time in the Spine Clinic and the other half at Cache Kids pediatrics. I have another interview on September 30th for a float position at Primary Childrens. There are a few other options as well, but no interviews yet. We'll just have to see what happens.

So, this is where we are in our journey of decisions. Life and the Lord often have different plans for us than we do for ourselves. I just hope we have enough faith to make it through to where He wants us to go. We'll keep you updated as our journey continues. Until then, wish us luck, and keep us in your prayers.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Heritage Makers

Oh, just a quick note. I started another side job with a company called Heritage Makers. Heritage Makers allows you to design and publish your own hard-back books of your family memories and stories. Think of it as digital scrapbooking published! I think it is an amazing product, and something I've never really seen before. If you are interested in checking it out here's my website: There are promotions going on monthly, and I throw parties about twice a month, so if you have any questions don't hestiate to ask either on the blog, through the website, or e-mail me at

Palisades and Powderhorn!

Well, Trav officially finished his powderhorn course. He had a blast and is very excited to get back into the scouting--and unfortunately for me, he is going to be scouting for 4 of the next 6 weekends. I guess I'll now term myself a weekend scouter's widow (Trav says that is only because I won't join him!)

Over Labor Day, we went to Palisades Resort by Manti down in Utah with all of our friends from the Wildwood Cove Condominiums (where we lived in West Valley before moving here to Evanston). We've made it a tradition to get together once in the summer for a camping trip. We thoroughly enjoyed fishing, 4-wheeling, and just plain old fun conversation. I swear we never laugh so hard as when we're with our friends from Wildwood. We even survived the wind and horrendous rain storms. Overall the tents did quite well although Kyle and Andrea got a little wet. Good thing it was just the last day.

This past weekend we went 4-wheeling with my parents up chalk creek into the Uintas. We made it up to Whitney lake and saw some amazing scenery. That would have to be my favorite part of 4-wheeling.

Unfortunately we didn't take any fun pictures of any of this--being lazy on the job of documentation I know, but what do ya do? We were just havin' too much fun. We'll keep you updated on our next adventures.