I guess if I'm going to be a legit blogger, I have to start remembering to take pictures of all our fun activities. But I forgot this weekend, so you'll just have to bear with me as I find google images to help fill in the "picture blanks" this blog.
This weekend was the first sunny and warm weekend in Rexburg this year. Brant and I been struggling with the fact that it is almost JULY and this is the first weekend of the year that we have been able to enjoy my brand new swim suit I bought in April and get cute pink rosy cheeks and (of course) make sure all our friends are using their SPF 15 for sun protection. But now that we have rediscovered the sun and summertime, we are both going to have a hard time getting re-motivated for school and work tomorrow. (I work in a basement office with no windows, and Brant is in classes all day....we are not ready for Monday!)
We started off our weekend a little on the lame side. Brant did homework on Friday night, and I worked late. But the rest of the weekend made up for it.
After we got our bountiful baskets, we rushed home and changed into our Sunday best. Our friends, Julie and Morgan, decided to bless their little baby Nolan. It was a really great event. I kind of liked the way they did it. It was similar to a baptism, minus the talks. All family and close friends were invited, and of course, a member of the Bishopric. They started with a prayer, opening hymn, the blessing, and ended with a prayer. It was very simple, but the spirit was definitely present. Baby Nolan's blessing was great. And of course, Julie picked out the cutest baby blessing outfit for him. After the ceremony, Julie and Morgan invited everyone to stay for a lunch that they had prepared. But...
Lauren, Blaine, Chris and Austin got soooo burnt. They all have listened to me preach about the importance of sunscreen, and I commend them because all of them (except Austin) put on sunscreen when they first got to Rigby Lake; and then they reapplied when Brant and I got there. But it was their first time out in the sun all day like that, and SPF 15 just doesn't cut it. ((For everyone reading, the first couple times out in the sun for the year, you should wear SPF 30 or above, and reapply close to every hour. After you get your base color for the year, then you can just wear SPF 15. But make sure your sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB rays. Some sunscreen only blocks UVA rays, but UVB rays are equally as dangerous, if not more so)) Anyways, I feel really bad for them because they are all lobsters. After they all left, Brant and I decided to stay a little bit longer. Brant got in the freezing cold water, and I attempted too but only made it to my mid thighs. I couldn't go much further, it was FREEZING! So then Brant and I laid down for a while and we took a little nap...when I say little nap, I actually mean it was a good hour long nap. Brant admits that he woke up to the sound of him snoring - that's embarassing.
After Walmart, we got a call from Kenzie, Austin, Lauren, and Blaine asking if we wanted them to pick up our matching Old Navy 4th of July shirts. So of course we had to contribute. All 6 of us are going to be sporting our matching shirt next weekend as we watch fireworks in Idaho Falls. I'll take a picture for sure! Then we invited them all over to watch "Just Go With It" and enjoy our delicious homemade cookie dough ice cream. You all must come over and eat it with us sometime.
Well that was just Saturday! We were exhausted after everything, but was a fun day! It reminded me of what summer was like in high school, ya know..when I got a summer break. ha.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
So my first story for my first "Bramber" post (which isn't really fun or exciting) is about our dinner clean up yesterday. Brant's going to be embarrassed, but that's what blogs are for - right???
For the last month or so, Brant and I have been buying Bountiful Baskets. (If you live anywhere that Bountiful Baskets is offered, we highly recommend it!) It's a co-op thing where we go and pick up literally a basket full of fruits and vegetables each Saturday that we pay for it. We have gotten all kinda of new fruits and vegetables that we've never bought before. And it's nice because it forces us to snack on fruits and veggies instead of nasty junk food.
Well last time we got Bountiful Baskets, we got 4 artichokes. What the crap am I supposed to do with 4 artichokes? So I look up a recipe for some artichoke dip to have with some french bread. I learned how to steam artichokes and it actually turned out pretty well. I was proud of myself.