Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I have a dream

This is next story is one of the reasons why I love my wife as much as I do. She is (at times) so sweet, trusting and simple.

Today when we were on our way to work we stopped at the Gas-N-Go to get what my Grandpa Jim calls an “awesome”. Going and getting an awesome, to him, is going to any gas station or 7-11 and buying a fountain drink or a Slurpee. I got the new Mountain Dew White Out, which by the way is effing delicious. Apparently it’s one of their 3 new flavors in which you can get online and vote for. I encourage you in your civic duties and urge you to make your voice heard at

Anyways, at some point while we were inside I wanted to tell Brittany about a dream I had but we got sidetracked and by the time we got back in the in the car and she asked about the dream I had forgotten what it was about. Instead of telling her I forgot, I decided that I was going to describe a movie that she had more than likely seen, and pass it off as my dream until I had explained so many details that Brittany would eventually say something like, “Wait, that’s not your dream, that’s just du du du du du duh.”

Didn’t happen.

Me (not so slyly): So my dream takes place in the 30’s 40’s era, right around World War Two and the Great Depression.Brittany (shocked/impressed that it’s a time film… err, I mean dream): Whoa-uh, 1930’s?

Me (dismissingly): Yeah, whatever.

I proceed to tell her that in the dream I was a golfer and a really good one at that, I was naturally talented and an all-around happy guy and that Brittany and I were in love. But, because of the time that the dream took place in, I ended up getting drafted along with everyone else from the town and went to war. During the war everybody in my company gets killed and come home to a ‘Hero’s Welcome’ but inside I feel guilty that I didn’t die.

Brittany: Like post dramatic stress or something?

Me (with a small bit of sarcasm): Totally.

I tell her that during the end of war and in the midst of the depression that Brittany’s dad builds the most beautiful golf course in the country. (In real life Brittany’s dad loves golf). Sadly, before he could see it completed he died of some unknown causes and Brittany ends up finishing his dream and decides to have a players invitational inviting all of the best golfers to come a compete for a huge purse. Even at this point it hasn’t registered with Britdawg that I’m describing a movie she even comments on the amount of detail I have about this dream.

Me: I know, right?

So I tell her that the dream continues on and that the people of the town suggest that somebody from the town should actually compete in the tournament and that this little boy suggests I play, much to the towns chagrin because since coming back from the war I’ve become an alcoholic and I don’t golf anymore. Then out of nowhere this vagabond arrives and inexplicably starts helping remember the game of golf and how much I love it. I leave out the part about him only wanting to be paid $5 bucks and given a new pair of shoes, but now I realize that I totally could have added that detail and she would not have been any wiser.

For those of you reading at home, you’ve probably figured out what movie it is. I’m describing, in depth, the plot to The Legend of Bagger Vance. Directed by Robert Redford and stars Matt Damon, Will Smith and Charlize Theron. We pull up to the school and finish describing the movie to Brittany and I almost can’t contain myself and blurt out that I’ve just described a movie that, although not critically received well, most everyone – including her – has seen.

Brittany: You should make this into a movie babe, I’m serious.

Me (holding a straight face): Yeah right, this could never be a movie.

Brittany: No really, its sounds like a Nicholas Sparks book or something.

Absolutely. Incredible.

Guess who is the author of the 1995 same titled book that takes place in the south, just like all of his movie/books, on which the movie is based? That would none other than author Steven Pressfield. Gotcha. I had to Google it to see if it was even a book at all and Nick Sparks didn’t write it, but how AMA-ZA-ZING would it have been if he did. Brittany would probably have even read it in addition to having seen the movie.

At this point I want to see how much I can get away with, and I am even starting to suspect that Brittany knows that it is movie and that in reality I am the one who is getting punk’d, but Britt isn’t the greatest of actresses and I can tell that she genuinely does not know that I’m basically explaining this movie word for word. Pretending to play along with her suggestion of making this dream into a movie I ask her who should play me.

Brittany: Jake Gyllenhaal.

Me: Nah, his features are too dark. We need someone that looks more All-American. Blonde hair, ya know?

Brittany (pondering this): Ummm….

Me: Oh I know… Matt Damon.

Brittany: I don’t know..

Me: Matt Damon for sure and we could even get Charlize Theron to play you because you’ve said that people have told you that you two look alike.

NOTHING!! THAT GETS ME NOTHING! I know that she has seen this movie. She cannot have only seen The Italian Job and Mighty Joe Young. I know that she could not have seen Monster and as far as I’m concerned that was not Charlize Theron in that movie. That movie made me want to get like 11 jobs and never help anyone on the side of the road especially a woman. Instead she is just trying to think of other people that could play Matt Damon’s character. I even go on to suggest that we make the caddy black because the movie takes place in the south during the 40’s and it’d be edgy and what not.

Me: How about Denzel Washington to play the caddy… ooh oh oh! Not him. Will Smith, even better.

Brittany: No. Ew. I was thinking Morgan Freeman and he could narrate it like he does in all of his other movies.

Me: He’s too old. The movie should have Matt Damon, Will Smith and Charlize Theron.

We had been in sitting in the parking lot discussing this and now it was time for me to go into work and as I’m getting out of the car Brittany tells me that she will do research about the (our) movie and hits me with her famous one liner,

“I know stuff.”

Of course you do sweetheart. Right now I’m thinking about renting the movie from Blockbuster and watching it with her tonight, but she’ll probably have read this before that can happen but who knows. At this point I feel like I can get away with anything.

New Calling

Have you heard? I got a new calling. I am no longer teaching the 4 year-olds with Brady. I was kind of sad at first because I really do love those kids, but most of all I loved teaching with my husband.

The first day I went to youg women's I knew it was where I was supposed to be. I LOVE IT.

I am the new laurel's advisor.

I found this video when I was doing some research for my lesson. It is 14 minutes long, but it really is amazing. It's a good reminder for all of us women out there! Click here to see it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

First Anniversary!

May 15 was our one year anniversary!! I honestly can't believe it has already been a year. It seems like it has flown by, yet it also feels like we have been together forever. We had been contimplating what to do and had several different ideas, but in the end we both decided we would have fun sleeping in, going shopping at the outlets in Park City, going out to dinner and going to a movie. Honestly, it was perfect!!! It was such a fun day and a great weekend!
I woke up early (like 8:45 haha) and made crepes for breakfast. It was yummy! I made Brady a movie of all our pictures from the first year with one of my favorite songs. I surprised him and let him watch it during breakfast!! Brady wrote me a nice letter for my gift, which I loved. Keep in mind my birthday was only 3 weeks ago and my graduation was 2 weeks ago so he had spoiled me with many many gifts haha.

Anyway, shopping was great! We found some great deals at the outlets. Then we decided to try a new restaurant called Red Rock in Park City. It is officially our favorite restaurant!!!! Oh my gosh. It is so so good!!!!!! We were excited and happy we tried something new.

That night we saw "Letters to Juliet." It was better than I expected, and Brady has no feelings about it really haha.

I am at work right now so I dont have any pictures but I do want to share this quote I found. It's mostly about before you get married, but I still love it because sometimes there are hard days and quotes like this are what make it easier to get through.

“I am not saying you shouldn’t be very careful about something as significant and serious as marriage. … Yes, there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been genuine illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now. Don’t give up when the pressure mounts. You can find an apartment. You can win over your mother-in-law. You can sell your harmonica and therein fund one more meal. It’s been done before. Don’t give in. Certainly don’t give in to that being who is bent on the destruction of your happiness. He wants everyone to be miserable like unto himself. Face your doubts. Master your fears. ‘Cast not away therefore your confidence.’ Stay the course and see the beauty of life unfold for you.”

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Happy Anniversary Brady!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Birthday and Graduation!

It's been a while since we have posted and I don't like that! My 22nd birthday was on April 23 and it was seriously the best birthday yet. It was my first birthday married and I don't know why, but that makes it better haha. Brady got me the best presents and had a cute sign up with decorations. Love him. I don't have many pictures because my camera was delivered to me later in the evening from Arizona.

Basically I didn't have school that day because it was a study day, but Brady still woke me up at 7 because he was too excited for me to open my presents :). Then we went to Mimi's Cafe for breakfast. After we both went to work for a little bit then went to Lauren's graduation bbq, which was great! Then Brady threw me a little surprise party which was the best present ever. Later that night we went and saw Date Night! SO YA! It was a great birthday and I love my husband. And my mom also sent me the greatest gifts too!!!

The next week was my graduation at UVU. I graduated with a degree in Communications (public relations). My family and my grandma came up and it was so fun!! And two of my sisters in law came in town and one of my brother in laws too! So I had so much support and I am so grateful! Thank you Mom, Dad, Emily, Shelley, Davis and Chase too :), Grandma, Lauren, Ashley, Marie, Holly, Ginger, and Todd for being there for me! It's great being finished with school, but now I am on the hunt for a full time job and it's really not super easy, so if you hear of any jobs LET ME KNOW! :)

Well I hope everyone is having a nice week. Mine and Brady's first anniversary is on Saturday, May 15!!! I can't even believe it!! But that is another post in itself :)