Today I got to spend a lot of time with my mom.
She started pulling out a puzzle and so casually I started helping.
I thought I would do a couple pieces and leave.

It took us four and a half hours on a 1000 piece puzzle of Portland.

I have pictures,
but of course it refuses to upload them.

It was a lot of fun to spend that much time just talking,
and singing.

I normally get such headaches from puzzles
But I didn't this time :)

I feel so happy its done but I'm glad we worked til the end.

There were a couple of things I even found out about my mom.

Maybe it will be our new hobby

A brand new Season.

"Wake up
think fast
three weeks have passed.
We are changing.
No sleep,
no gas,
no excuses
will pass these lips
'Cause were shapin' up to be
All you wish
you could have been
To write the hits
and to turn their heads
And to open eyes
To a brand new season.
So show me something we haven't heard yet,
But I'm not convinced
your heartless songs wont stick.
But I,
I'll sing you something you wont forget
For the first time
I know this is now
who i am."

I don't know why but it seems like sleep has been a difficult thing lately.
All I end up doing is thinking.

Mostly different things each night.
My brain doesn't seem to have an off switch.
Things will be going great and I'll convince myself
somehow they aren't.

I wake up.. get a phone call.. something..
and I realize that things are really just all fine.

Its like a different demention.

Maybe I am just crazy.

Or maybe I think I'm awake.. when really I am dreaming.

Whatever it is, it definitely makes me appreciate what I have when I have it.

For one: (in no order)
My friends I have now.

I don't know what I would do without them.
In the past I have always surrounded myself with people who just have me around.
Being to shy to find someone else.
They covered up who I am.
I just hid behind them.
No one knew who I really was,
What I cared about,
What I wanted,
What I lived for.

Those friends are not in my life anymore.
I'm not saying they aren't good people.
They just didn't notice what I was doing.
The friends I have around me now let me be who I want.
They make me be myself.
They don't judge me.
We don't have drama.
We don't care about silly little things.
But we care about each other.

My family.

We definitely don't all get along all the time.
But what family does.
My family has always supported me.
No matter what.
I could blow things way out of proportion, freak out.
And the next day they could care less about it.
Instantly forgive me.
They love me unconditionally.
They're always there for me.
When I've had a problem,
they're always there to help me through it.
Even if its just listening to me tell the same story
Because, well, I'm a repeater.
I have to talk things out.
And I forget who I have said things too.
But they're still there.


Robert Mason is quite the character.
He knows quite well how to cheer me up every second of the day.
Somehow through everything..
He has always been there for me.
I know I have certainly let him down many times.
I've said the wrong thing
or done things horrible.
I wish I could take them all back.
But he hasn't left.
He has stuck by my side.
He was the best friend I could ask for.
Even more.
There isn't a moment with him I won't enjoy.
He is my safety blanket..
Keeping me safe from everything that could ever hurt me.
He shows he cares each and every day.
I wouldn't trade him for anyone else.

The Mason Family

They're so accepting of me.
They share the jokes with me
invite me in.
They really just make me feel so comfortable.
They treat me like I am family.
They're all terrific examples to me.

Jessica is quite the hero.
Taking on two kids by herself while Josh is out working.
Josh working to support a family.
Being a Marine. Going to Iraq. Scary.
Caden & Kyler are such good brothers to each other. Cute little boys.
Emily.. taking on Scott.. I mean that is quite the talent :P.
The Mason boys are quite the handful.
Scott was my friend even before I knew Robert.
He is a little strange.. but kept an eye out for me.
Also, he always had the listening ear..
To drama drama drama.
Janet .. or "Mrs. Mason" as I grew up knowing her.
Every kid at Bonneville wanted to be in her class.
Still does.
She's an excellent teacher.
Always finds the right thing to say. Always.
Stan takes care of his mother so well.
Bad days or good days,
he has always been there for her.
Its amazing to see his love for her.

[Now that I've said more about their family than mine, we'll move on]

There are so many people in my life I'm thankful for.
I don't think I could ever find the words to describe how much I appreciate them.
It might take me thinking to myself on a sleepless night:
at two in the morning
to attempt to put it to words.

But they're always in my thoughts.
Now they'll be in a few words.
Maybe eventually there'll be more words..
But for now it will have to do.

Thank you.



around 6.
My eyes were to blurry to see.

Rikkell had been up for an hour and they gave up on trying to get her back to sleep.

We got up and did the special walking down the stairs and taking pictures of everyones excited faces.
Mine was mostly asleep and I avoided the pictures.

I got a kitchen starter kit for when I move out.. which will be WAY nice.
A "closet organizer" which turned out to be a box of dishes.. to everyones surprise.
A lot of cute clothes.
A digital picture frame.
A new amazingly soft blanket.

Everyone kept saying "I'm sorry you didn't get anything else"
I was too tired to be excited at the time.
I was very happy with my Christmas though.

I then took a long nap. Until one in the afternoon.

I showered, got ready, and completely organized my room.

I'm a neat freak and I just couldn't take the "mess" anymore.

At four we went to my mom's side of the family and were there til eightish.
It was so fun to see the little kids and how excited they were.

I came home and organized some more, then went over to the Mason's to play games. At 12:30.
Jessica, Scott, Rob & I played until Kyler started crying and then we lost Jessica.

She made me open my present and was so excited. She acted like a little kid I swear, but it was fun.
She got me a way cute make up back with my name sewn on it, earings, and a plate holder with Christmas plates that can be switched out. I'll be sure to get the Christmas ones back out next year though :).

Playing Boggle Scott kept saying he wasn't finding anything.. and then of course he would get like 35 points. I would get like 5. It was ridiculous.

It was a lot of fun, and I got home around 3. Woops.
But I'm glad I went :)

Christmas Eve

Me and Rob are a little pathetic.
We both couldn't decide on Christmas presents for each other.

So on Christmas Eve we both got up and went to the mall.

I picked out things I wanted for Christmas.
He picked out his.

We took them home and then wrapped them.

It was cRaZY.

But, I ran into a couple old friends at the mall so it must have been like destiny or something!

After we both wrapped our gifts, I went back over to his house and sat around for a little talking.
We even made a forty dollar McDonalds run.

Since I don't eat McDonalds, except for maybe french fries.. Robert made me my own personal grilled cheese cut into triangles with ketchup in the midde. YUm!

My family then called me home to open up family gifts.
I got my pajamas.. like usual.
A shirt I kept debating on spending my money on at Charlotte Russe from Kacee.
A candle and candy from Rikkell.

We took a lot of pictures.. and then I headed back over to Rob's.

While I was gone, Caden & Kyler each opened one present.
Kyler got a cute little alligator.
Caden's present he was supposed to get was missing piled under the tree..
So he opened his present from me and Rob:
A Lightning McQueen race car.. WITH a remote control.

He called and said:
"Brylie thank you so much for my Lightning McQueen. That was so nice of you."

Totally unscripted.

It was SO adorable.

The kids went to bed so me and Rob started watching TV and came across "A Christmas Story".
I've never seen it all the way through so naturally, we had to watch it.

We popped popcorn and then I saw cookies and was craving them.
Instead of having some of the Santa cookies, we had to make our own so there was no room for Santa cookies.

We talked with his sister Jessica for a while and then I had to go.

Who would think you needed to sleep to get up for Christmas?!



Kelli.. aka Mrs. M has this fabulous amazing tacos.
They've had a reputation and I've heard about them for a while..

So we decided to have a taco night and get the gang back together ONE more time.

They were amazing. They lived up to all the talk. :)

I was actually the first one there. I waited.. and waited.. and waited.
I hate being the first one and I didn't want to end up being at the wrong house.

I have issues, I know.

It was a lot of fun though. Even Jessica, the new aide, came.

She is crazy but a lot of fun!

I can't wait to see what the new year will be like at school.

After the tacos..
Kelli/Mrs. M
Liz/Ms. L
Amanda/"Miss Amanda"
Nate/.. nate.
Jessica/"Miss Jessica"
Jen/(Kelli's sister)
Tim/(Jen's Husband)
Bronson/(Jen's son)
and I/"Miss Brylie"
played white elephant.

It was great.
I ended up with a picture frame. :)

We then sat around and talked for a little while..
cleaned up..
Talked some MORE..
And then left.

It was so fun to get out of the house.. doing something different.
Not to say my times with Amber & her family aren't fun..

But I'll miss my work friends

tragic event.

So I was driving home from a wonderful night & wonderful party.
Then some jerk cut me off... while i'm going almost sixty.

I had to slam on my breaks and my phone flew out of my lap.
No big deal.
I lived.

My phone didn't so much.

See my phone (blackberry pearl) has a trackball.
Its amazing.
The trackball and the ring that holds it in both came out..
I found the trackball just fine though.
The ring that holds it in is missing.
I don't know how that is possible.

I've checked my car a million times.
Its NOT there.
Its NOT even in the snow around my car.

It makes absolutely no sense.Point of the ranting:
If you have a blackberry..
or know someone who does
AND they/you have an extra ring to hold in the trackball..
it would be very much appreciated.
I would even pay five whole dollars for the cheap piece of plastic.

Without it I am going to have to pay lots more money because I'll lose my trackball too.



ChrIstmaS parTy: oNE

Last night we had the Harris Adult Christmas Party!
Woo.. as my first year going to the "Adult" party.. I didn't know what to expect.
Especially, when taking Rob.

I definitely didn't want anyone playing "20 questions" with him or going on about random stories... as I know that is definitely a usual thing with my family.

It wasn't too bad.. we played a funny white elephant game when we got there
And we even got the corners most wanted prize...
"The Dark Knight"

I win!

We then sat around and talked for a while.. but it was fun.

I experienced a lot of seeing my dad flirting with other guys and married girls.
My dad then also took around a light and tried to look down my mom's shirt... oh dear.

(He has some issues)

After he went on to another one of my aunts.. as a joke of course.

To be funny Rob thought of saying "Can I see that next?!"
But didn't.. because it could be taken bad any way you put it.

We then drove home and didn't remember any one he met.

My mom's family is HUGE! She has 9 siblings.. 7 were there with their spouses, plus my grandma and grandma, Kacee & her friend Jake, and Sydney.

It was a crazy night and a little awkward at times as well.



Today we had a fieldtrip to Orem Junior High (woah! my old school!)
And we had a dance with their special needs students, as well as the ones from Oak Canyon.

It was SOOO much fun!
I have never enjoyed a dance before.
No one cared how you danced..
No one cared what you looked like..
No one cared if a girl was slow dancing with a girl.

Haha, I know I looked like a complete fool!
That's all the fun though!


So after my amazingly fun day at school I came home thinking that it would probably end up awful.

Me and Rob went christmas shopping for his family and then he surprised me with going to Brick Oven.

Only my most favorite restaurant in the world. I haven't been there in ages!
It was, of course, delicous.

Now I'm ready to get in my PJs and cuddle up in blankets while watching The OC.

Super Fantastic day



LifE in tHe sLOw Lane

It seems like I haven't been up to much lately. At all.
Work is going good.. kind of crazy now.
Ms L., our student teacher, finished on this past Friday...
Miss Amanda will be here the rest of this week then will be going up to BYU Idaho.
I just don't know what I'll do!

It will be a crazy time to come back after Christmas Break.

Luckily though I get two weeks off.
Unlucky part- no pay.

I'm loving work more and more every day though!

I've been doing a lot of babysitting for Jessica.. playing with Caden and Kyler lately too.
I love it though! They're so cute and fun.
I am determined to have Kyler say "Bry" or "Brylie" before he full out says "Robert".

Watching them definitely makes me excited for the future.. in years to come with my own little kids running around.
Of course, I can't just hand back the kids when I'm all done playing :]

I've been here and there and every where it seems..
I feel like I'm running around doing everything,
But looking back I'm not really doing anything.

I haven't seen Amber in ages.

Tis the season though.. crazy shopping, crazy driving, crazy everything.

I can't wait for it to be over with haha.

Now to rant about something else. The snow.
I hate it.
My car does so terrible in the snow.
I am not exactly the best driver
add snow..
Its a crash waiting to happen.

Especially when I have to be up and to work before any snow plows would even think about getting up and clearing the roads.

OH. And at school, they haven't started plowing the paths we take our kids in on.

We have a student that uses a walker and we have to drag him while the wheels can't even turn anymore because of all the snow.
So we walk them in... drag him.
Then he leaves half way through the day and we have to drag him right back out to another bus.

It is absolutely ridiculous.

I HATE snow.
I hate cold.

I might not be so anti-snow once its just on the grass... not on the road or sidewalks.
Ya know?

So that's my life.
Occasionally making it over to Rob's.



i'M siCk, oF my siCKneSs. Don'T TouCh me, You'Ll geT THis

During the Jazz game, I started to feel a little bit sick.
More like just a huge stomach ache.. thinking it would be over by the morning.

I woke up around five:thirty and couldn't move it hurt so bad.
Somewhat like a stabbing pain.

If I moved too fast or too much...
If I breathed in too deep..
The pain was almost unbearable.

I called Allex and had her go get my mom. My mom said a prayer with me and received an answer that I would be fine and didn't need medical attention.

After, I called in sick to work... and slept until about ten.
Feeling better, I texted one of the girls and said I was feeling better and would probably come in.

Then I started getting ready and the pain returned.
I couldn't not go in after I told her so I sucked it up
And went it.

Oh, it was awful.

It wasn't as bad as it had been so I just kept going on with the day.

Last night, it wasn't horrible.. still there, but not a stabbing sensation as much as just pain.
I woke up and felt as if it was completely gone.

I was wrong again.
I sat up and tears instantly came to my eyes.

All day today I've hardly been able to move around.
Figuring a shower with hot water would make it feel better,
I attempted it.

It only made things worse.

I feel like it'll never leave.
I can't get comfortable.
I can't get relief.
Just help me!



Thursday night I was supposed to go up to Salt Lake with Rob to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert! His mom is in the choir and we were going to see her sing.
He ended up getting off late so we had a late start heading up there.

We missed getting in by five people.

They then informed us that if people were saving us seats they would escort us down and we could sit with them, if they still had the seats.

Neither of us had any idea if we had seats saved for us. His dad, grandma, and sister were supposed to be there as well... but we didn't think they were saving us seats.

So we walked the many blocks back to the car and gave up hope.

On the way, Rob needed to go to the bathroom very very bad.

He chose a random building to start relieving himself.

With our luck, a car turned down the driveway and almost saw him. I had just walked up the street and kinda quietly told him to run.

He told me I could NEVER be his lookout again.

So instead of just going home, we went to the Jazz game after buying the tickets off the street.

It was a lot of fun, even though we were really high up.
He was so cute and took very good care of me. :)

I fell asleep on the way home with a stomach ache.. but he made sure I stayed warm and comfortable.


sEasOn TWo: ReViEW

I just finished the season two of The OC.
It was pretty amazing..

A long time ago I saw a random last five minutes of the show, and that was the season finale of season two.

It didn't seem like a big deal, but... with knowing the events before hand it was a lot bigger and made a whole lot of sense.

I can't wait for season three.

While watching though, all Sunday long,
after planning to go to bed early..
It caught my attention with a few things, and reminded me about some other past things.

I couldn't NOT watch it. I needed to finish it, thinking it would give me a sense of closure... in a funny way.

But it ended at an even worse note.


PizZa ParTY

I got hungry today and saw some Rhodes Rolls in my freezer. I decided to take them out and make the bread rise because the pizza thing they had on the package looked REALLY good.

It took at least two hours to rise the bread, and then probably another fourty-five minutes to get it ready and then cook it.

I only made so much..
When Rikkell told me I was acting too much like her mom when I told her to put away her backpack (which was on the table) so she could sit there.. it made me mad.

I then told her she could only have half of what she had since she was yelling at me and then screamed and such.

I ripped the piece in half and put one back on the plate and one on the pan. I turned around and she went to throw the other half at me.

I was "embarrassing her in front of her friend"... but she threw pizza!

I ducked and it hit the door.

I spent almost three hours making dinner, and instead of anything else, I got it thrown right back in my face.

bAd weIrd.

Yesterday I had special needs mutual, like every other Thursday.
We were a little short on Youth Counselors, and so I helped out with Rachel.

Usually she hates me and wants nothing to do with me.
She was my good friend though.

We made bird feeders together
and played a game.

She even said I was her friend!
Besides the fact that I'm weird, the bad kind.

It was super fun and I even made friends with some other special needs girls.

Before it all started I also had a chance to speak to Beth's & Wesley's moms. Let them know about school and such.

After mutual, I went over to Amber's.
She left me last weekend to be bored..
And will leave me again this weekend.

But we got a Jamba Juice,
and then went to Arctic Circle to get shakes.

When we got back, her mom told me if she had a child as picky as me.. She would kill herself.
(After Amber told her I would blog about it, so naturally, I had to!)

We played Guitar Hero for a little bit, and then I was exhausted and fell right asleep.


bLankeT adDict.

I am known to have many many blankets. I probably have at least 12 throws under my bed because I love them.

I know they all don't get the love and appreciation they deserve.

But in my heart I truly love them all. I can't ever decide what one to use :(

Its sad really..

But I fell back into my addiction, after doing so well, when walking in to Harmon's. Its Amber's and Tiffani's fault for taking me there. But there was a big basket of blankets....

I had to buy it.

So this is my newest addition to my family of blankets :]


The other day, Robert invited me to his house to play golf.
I was stupid and thought they were like playing around "mini golf" in the backyard or something.

That is the logical thinking, or mine at least.

He really meant some Xbox game.

I decided to give in and try it.

It was pretty cool, you can edit your characters however you want to make it look like you.
Or you can upload a picture.. but be warned.. it won't be very good. Mine looked like Mary-Kate & Ashley.

So after an hour of it uploading my picture, I just created a character on the game.

I wasn't too bad... as long as Rob told me how far to hit, where to, what club.. etc.
I am the reason boys make fun of girls who play video games.

He looked very happy playing though.. wouldn't you agree?

died. dyed. dyer.

I am a hair dye addict now.
I was doing just fine with my color.. besides the last time I dyed it "Medium Golden Brown", it went red.

Amber was the one who made me do it.
She wanted to dye hers darker and of course I wanted to try and get mine less red.

We were in the bathroom probably killing thousands of braincells with the fumes for about two hours.

It was awful.

Amber's is dark dark dark brown, but not permanent. Smart girl. I should have done that from the start.

Mine was "Light Iridescent Brown". I didn't want to change too much, just not be stupid red.

Amber's is beautiful. I love it!

Mine went red, of course.

I'm not too mad at it.

For now it will do.. someday I'll be brave and do a BIG change.


boredom: to the eXtrEme.

Amber left me to go on a trip..
Robert and I watched Cars last night.
And he is probably playing video games tonight.
My family is off decorating for Christmas.

And I am more bored than the word bored itself.

I've watched endless episodes of "The OC"
Become uncomfortable with my own bed.

And just don't know what to do!

Please will someone like text me or tell me a story,
or just help me in anyway!



Thanksgiving :)

I always look forward to Thanksgiving, I love the food and the family!
Last year my family left before me and went out to Saratoga Springs.. I had no money to pay for gas and so I got stuck home by myself.

This year was so amazing to not have to worry about getting off work or anything.
I have Wednesday-Sunday for Thanksgiving break.

We woke up and went to the Muhlestein gathering in Lehi and were supposed to eat at 12:30.

It was probably at least 2:00 by the time I got food.
I was completely starving.

We played there for a while and then I got bored.
I don't really have any cousins my age on the Muhlestein side..
Plus most of them weren't there.
Also the kids are more between 6 and up so they aren't as fun to play with as the little little kids.

I gave up around 3:30 when they decided to get out the card games and I went to the Harris gathering. Allex came with me, but everyone else stayed behind.
Around 6 my family made it there.
We had a lot of pies and the kids are littler and play with me more there.

I even saw Sydney who has been going to school at Utah State. Its been months and we used to pretend we were twins.
We never really looked that close alike, but we liked to pretend it.

Slowly, some families left, and then more showed up.
My mom has ten kids in her family so I have a lot of aunts and uncles.. and even more cousins.

Right as my family showed up, I was ready to go.
I dropped Syd off at her house since she was finished with the chaos as well.
Then Allex and I headed home.

It was a lot of fun and I had a lot of food.

Now, I definitely need to get started back up on my workout routine since I have been slacking lately. :)
Lately I have been feeling very un-bloggistic.
I used to blog about everything, and I feel like no one wants to read about my boring night
driving around and going to Taco Bell.
Not that I have gone to Taco Bell lately.

I'll be disappointed in myself if I don't blog.
I am definitely sorry though for all of you that have all the stupid long stories on my blog to read.

I give up hope on this blog.

So now I'm going to go and post a million blogs.. but change the date so it appears I actually did it when it happened :)

Twilight & Halo

Once upon a time, I am a huge Twilight fan. With the books anyway. I loved them and always got so into them.
Of course this made me VERY excited for the movie to come out!
To my disappointment, I hated it. I woke up early and went to see it, wasting sleep. And HATED it. I think they could have done much better.
I could go on and on about everything I didn't like about it.. but then to those of you who haven't seen it.. I will let you have your own opinion. Maybe you'll like it. I was too picky.
I am the type of person who likes to find things wrong with the movie instead of the good.

Once the movie has been out a little longer I might go and say specifics.. but not today.

So after Amber, Tiffani, and I got done with that we went back to the Shell residence...

And then guess what!?!

I actually accomplished playing Halo!
I can look around AND walk.

The truth is, I have always been jealous of the people who can play, because I suck.
Before I have always just watched Rob playing online against real people.
Amber introduced me to to the REAL game against the aliens and such.

I never knew what I was doing or where I was going, but I would be Amber to the places we were supposed to go.

Its amazing and addicting.

I thought we were playing for just a few minutes.. twenty tops
So I looked at the clock and it was three hours later.

I'm a geek!


mY nEw ADdicTion

For so long
Everyone would say they loved The OC
I had never seen it nor had any desire to see it.

Then me and Amber were looking through Twilight movie stuff and she kept going "He's on The OC.. so is she, and he is too."

Basically, I was sick of it.

Friday we started it.
Slowly I've becoming more and more addicted.

Yesterday she sent me home with the first season so I could watch it.

Sundays can get boring you know..

So now I am even more addicted and it will forever be my friend but yet enemy.


November 21

November 21, 2002 I got up for school like any other day.
I went to school and had a semi okay day but had a funny feeling all day.
When I got home, my parents were just returning as well.
They were gone when I left in the morning which was unusual.

I then received the news.

He died.

My grandpa had been having a rough while and decided to go off of dialysis, even though it was a death sentence.
I heard that news casually while my dad was on one computer and I was on another. I couldn't understand how it could be so casual or how anyone could make that decision. The decision to die. I was only twelve years old.

It was so hard to handle and I prayed every night thinking that maybe by some miracle he could live. That was the most selfish thing I ever did. Here he was, suffering, and I wanted him to stay alive longer to spend more time with him.

Every year since then, with or without my family, I have made a trip to the cemetery on this day.
There are other visits as well.. but ALWAYS on the date I went.
This year, I didn't make it.

He always showed his love.. always wanting to cuddle.. always wanting to be with the grand kids around.
He made me his little nurse helping with checking his sugars and giving him his insulin.

Those days are long gone..
But I feel so terrible for not making it.
It might not make a difference to him now
or to anyone else.

But it made a difference to me.
Every year for five years I made it

I don't know what stopped me,
Pretending I was busy,
Trying to avoid sitting by myself just living in the past,
or whatever excuse:
I should have gone.

For him.



Today was a very off day in Nursery. Brynn was sad and cried because she wanted her dad.
JT or Joey wanted his dad to stay in with him during the Sunday School hour.

They got over it and played soon enough though.

But boy.. Noah did not. At all.

In September we had Noah come in. His dad started bringing him in a couple weeks early so that he could get used to the idea. He did so good at first and his dad could even leave for a little bit and he would keep playing.

But for the last month that has not been the case.
He just wants his parents in there to play with him.

So today, we decided it was time for a change. His dad brought him in and he would cry anytime he wasn't being held.
Finally, he just left and we attempted to make him not cry after so long.

He just cried and cried and cried.
He even threw up he cried so much.
I felt really bad and just wanted to make him happy!
I kept trying new toys and trying to hold him, until his dad sent in a note.

He told us to just ignore him and eventually he'll give up and play.

That was really hard for me. But it was time to clean up anyways and so I helped the other kids and then started getting snack time ready.

Once I handed everyone their water, I looked over and he was playing by himself with the pretend washing machine. I brought over his few snacks and he started being my friend. We played while the other kids ate..
Emma got a little jealous and kept trying to come over until I chased her right back.

After he finished the few snacks we gave him he wanted to sit in the boat. I slowly and casually pulled him into the other room to sit down while we had singing time and a lesson.

He kept eating his snacks out of my hand once we got him some more.

Then when it was music time, he wouldn't look at anyone else but me.. and very discretely did the actions to the songs in his boat.

He stayed in his boat the rest of the time.. and even colored with me.
It was the first time he ever colored a picture. Even when he was being good back in the days.

Then it was time to go home. He wasn't too anxious to get out of there but wasn't like clinging to stay.

So then after church I took a nap and was sleeping. Around six my mom came down and woke me up saying someone was at the door for me.

It was Noah's family with a plate of cookies telling me thank you and had a little card for me.
He was a little tense at first and wouldn't look at me. But we have the same fruit snacks at home that we use in nursery and so I got a bag out and he kept playing a game out of it. He would take it out of my hand and throw it on the floor.

Eventually he started eating them and then he played with me and my dog, pluto.

It was so cute and hopefully next week he will be so much better.

It is a lot harder in nursery than it is as school now, but it is definitely worth it and now maybe he will be my friend too.
It'll be hard to let all the older kids go in January just having a few left.. but it will be nice and then soon enough, Noah will be the big kid!

Taco Bell Adventures: Part Twelve-Hundred and Thirteen.

You will never guess where I went yesterday!
It is going to be really hard.
I'll give you a guess.
It isn't Mexican Bell.. despite Amber's idea of it.

That's right. Taco Bell.
Actually, it started out that Amber and I went to the fabric store with her mom who is sewing fabulous costumes. Then we had to pick Tiffani up from work. We actually didn't get food there!
But since we still adventured there.. I'll consider it a Taco Bell Adventure.
I wouldn't want last night to be jealous of all the other Adventure nights. :)

The sad part is.. We ended up at Taco Amigo instead.
If I ever trip and fall.. or have Amber push me into a hole.. again... and bleed: it will be tacos.
I'll bet you.

After we ate... and a little before as well.. Amber and I played Guitar Hero (another go-figure.)
We only have a few more gigs left before we've won the whole game in career mode.

After Guitar Hero we adventured to pick up some of Tiffani's friends, and then we made it to Nickelcade.

It just so happens that me and Amber have the same shoes. I have had mine for a while. Since I worked at Leatherby's back in the day. Amber's are much newer and don't appear to worn out.

We spend so much money on nickels just to play games. It was crazy.
Admission: $9.00
My Donation: $2.25
Amber's Donation: $2.00
Leah's Donation: $11.00
Amber's Birthday Money Donation: $5.00
My Change Donation: $0.55
We won 1250 tickets...
But that only bought us each a hat and a ring.

They might come out with a new Addams Family movie.. and I'll be top pick for Cousin It.

This is probably my favorite picture. It is all of our rings.
I started the trend.. but really, I just though they were plain and silver.
I wanted that while everyone else was getting candy.
Once he brought it over it was a skull ring.
Of course, then everyone else traded in their candy desires for the skull ring.

Once we were done at Nickelcade, we made it back to Amber's to play some weird catch game. You have an elastic sensor you put around your hand and you're assigned a color. (If you can see in Amber's hand its purple!) Its called Cosmic Catch. It was pretty exciting and probably deadly. Amber had the bright idea to throw the ball at anyone who was texting or looking at their phone.
A few people will probably be bruised today.

The of course, we resorted back to Guitar Hero.
I just so badly want to have it all beat so then we can compete against each other with every song.

I attempted to play the drums.. But it is ridiculous!

Maybe someday I'll get it down, but for now I am sticking to guitar! :)


tACo BelL AdventUres: nOT MeXIcAn AdvEnTuReS!

I don't have any idea what it is. I always crave Taco Bell when I am with Amber. It will never stop. It is madness.
Maybe someday I will figure it out. I don't crave it unless I am with her. I can't help the craving when we're hanging out. I need Taco Bell. And I need it now.
Also, I have this intense need to have to go to the restroom like every thirty minutes when I am at her house. Its not so bad everywhere else.. I still have to go more regularly than everyone..
But I have this theory that there is something in the air there that makes my bladder shrink from its five year old kid size to a two year old kid size.
It is horrible. I have never peed so much anywhere as much as I have at Ambers.

So, I went over to Amber's house and we played the new Guitar Hero: World Tour.
(Fun little thing.. our band name is Taco Bell Adventur.. we ran out of letters.. but awesome eh?)
We got bored.. and HUNGRY!
Then we went to Taco Bell.. not Mexican Bell.

On our way home we took some pictures with a hunk.
Then took some cool pictures of the lights with cool effects. I even got the light changing from red to green while we were turning.
You can't deny that its cool.

Oh, And some sign that said "Got Lights?".. But Amber kept getting in the way and this is all it turned out.
We went back and played Guitar Hero some more.. and some more.. and some more..

Not the most exciting news.. but my character is hot on the game.
And we're rich.

The End.


mUscLe ManiA!

The other day.. at our "tutoring" program, Mrs. M mentioned that me and Amanda have access to the weight room and we can use it after school if we would like.

I thought about it and then decided to try it out!
I asked "Miss Amanda" yesterday if she would like to come up and work out with me for today.

She said yes and we both brought our clothes.

We worked out for about an hour and it was a lot of fun.
It was just us two and we had the music up loud and went around doing whatever.

We decided that we should do it every other day..
Monday: Workout
Tuesday: Tutoring
Wednesday: Workout
Thursday: Tutoring
Friday: Workout

I am only at the school until 3:30 which is nice
It still leaves me plenty of time to do stuff.

Soon I'll be in shape and I'll be able to kick your bum.



tAco BEll AventUres: nUmber whO knOWs.. maybe two.. and a half.

Yesterday, Monday, Finally I had a Taco Bell Adventure with Amber.

It seems like it has been AGES.

We actually ended up playing with a surger trying to get it threaded for like an hour.
But somehow we were entertained.
While testing it, we found this orange sock and I made these fantastic bracelets from it. Basically they were pretty cool.

Then, after watching Ellen of course, we went to Taco Bell!


We went back to Amber's to eat and then went to Family Dollar to visit her sister.

I bought paint and candy and headbands and a SPIDERMAN watch!
All for like eight dollars I think.

We painted while watching another favorite show of ours, Intervention.
In between the drying period, we got discussing Heidi Klum's tattoo that says seal. I had a hard time getting it.. but eventually did. We decided to tattoo each other. The one on my wrist wouldn't photograph well and was just too blurry. They definitely aren't the same.. but close?

The paintings started because I have been taking a girl to Art class at work. They have been working on this amazingly cool looking project and I just wanted to try it.
Unfortunately, We didn't have a good brush, or good paper. So it was peeling and we had to use our fingers.

I still think they look amazing.:) (mine is on the left, Amber's is on the right)

Then we watched some funny things on the computer and I had to go home to sleep.
Because I love sleep.

I miss my Taco Bell Adventures though.


coRn CutteRs

Tonight, I got to go babysit Rob's Nephew's/Jessica's boys :)! We had so much fun and did so many activities! These boys have more energy than I could ever hope for, but they definitely kept me entertained.
Caden was so excited once I got there and would run around with his tractor saying it was his corn cutter. He laughed when I would run away "scared". Kyler took a little bit of warming up, but once I got my purse out it was fine because he had my mirror, keys, and phone. :)
Both of the boys would run away and look back like "well aren't you going to chase me?" We played a lot of running back and forth. We had dinner and then played some more with the bucket.
Once Grandma Mason (Rob's Mom) got there, they were even more excited. Kyler refused to be my friend after that. They still ran around and around. Finally, we convinced Caden to put on his pajamas by bribing him with Thomas. I asked if I could have a hug goodbye while he was watching it and he said he was too busy watching the show! Finally, he gave me a hug and even gave me a kiss on my shoulder. :)
Kyler definitely was not going to give me a hug or anything close, so I got a high five instead. They were way fun and we had a super night! :)
Kyler is sooo excited! He loves my keys and my mirror. It will probably be the only way he will ever like me though :(
This is Caden with his "corn cutter"... he would chase me around saying "They corn cutter is going to get you!"
At one point during the night, we emptied the toy bucket (don't worry, we cleaned up too!) and both of the boys had fun playing in it and "flying".
Along with his "corn cutter", Caden kept playing dead.
He "killed" me here, and told me to play dead. The knife was awfully sharp and killed me instantly.
Caden "dead" again. :)
Another toy Kyler loved was my cell phone. The second he saw it, he wanted it!











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mOUnT BaLDy :)

On Wednesday my mom, Robert, and I planned to go to Mount Baldy. He wasn't feeling well and I ended up getting a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad cold. So my mom and I made plans to go today. We left at about 3:30 and thought it would be easy and fun! We went up through Battle Creek Canyon in PG and planned to end up at Dry Canyon.

It started out easy :)

Then all of a sudden, it was steep and painful. My mom is use to her lots of exercise, but I am terribly out of shape. Every step I thought I was going to die.

It was mostly up hill. We hardly ever went down. I would cry happy tears when it went down.

So, approx 1.3 miles in and an hour and a half later, we see this sign and have no clue what to think of it. We decide to follow the trail we're on because we see NO other trail around.

We kept going, and going, and going. This was the usual sight for my mom. Any rock that looked good to sit on I told her "this rock has resting rock written on it!" I would stop for like five minutes and she would be ready to get up and go again.

The trail started heading in a direction opposite of Baldy. It looked like it had no intention of ever going back towards it. My mom decided she needed to pray about if we were going the right way. She received the answer "no"

We got back to the sign and looked on the other side. We had gone the wrong way and there was a trail we missed that went across the river. We went to the other side and up a little bit, and then my mom prayed again.
She wanted to know if we should keep going to the top or just head back to the car. She got the impression to go back to the car and so we started heading back.

There was a tree all tied up with other branches in it to climb and so we played for a minute on them. They weren't the most stable and so we didn't get to go up very high.

The bridge to get back across the river practically fell out from under my feet. Luckily, I made it across, but who knows how many more people can go over it. I would guess maybe one.

By one of the waterfalls, we took a lot of pictures. It took us a while to get the timer to work, but we finally did it!

So down and down we went. It was getting dark a lot quicker than we expected. It was so lucky we didn't keep going up, or we would have been in complete darkness.
We even found a cave.
It was really gorgeous up there and I'm so glad I made it as far as I did. Its going on my bucket list to make it all the way to the top next year.
My mom has what I call an obsession with having to collect heart shaped rocks and put them in places other people will see. She also always brings home a few. I brought home the coolest one and I will keep it forever in memory of our hike TO Mount Baldy.

We talked about how we would tell people we hiked to Baldy. If they asked "all the way to the top?" We will reply "on Baldy" instead of denying it.

Someday we'll make it. Hopefully it won't be so hot! :)