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.