Thursday, July 21, 2011

getting ready..

That was then...
This is now... (also add Kanyin, Luke, and Matt)

My mom asked me today if I was ready for everything that was going to be happening... it hit me hard. I am leaving home....forever, I know you can always visit but sometimes its just not the same. My mom and I have gotten really close over the years and I kinda feel like I am loosing my best friend (don't get me wrong I know I am gaining an eternal one but you know the feeling...) All I can say is I am glad Matt works with the Salt Lake Express so I can come home whenever I need to. I just don't want to miss all of the family get together on Sunday watching a movie and having Dad make the best popcorn, or coming home from work and having Katelyn welcome you home and wanting to turn on another show for her... usually Bolt or "the princess show", or going shopping with my parents because I just want to spend time with them... there is just something about living close to home that I hate leaving but everyone has to go though it sometime right?

I don't know what I would do without them right now... all my friends are back in Idaho so all I have had is my family- and I wouldn't change that for the world! They have done so much for me- especially helping with the wedding I would not of been able to do it without them! I am blessed to have the family I have and even more blessed to be gaining a new one just like them!

Today I just kinda hit hard... but I am excited for my new adventure and to start my own family!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my mom! :)
Ill miss being around these lovely ladies everyday! I look up to them so much and hope to be like them someday, I have the worlds best sisters!!



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's about time!

Sorry folks! Life has been a tad bit CrAzY lately and I have hardly had anytime to do anything for myself or so it seems... haha Some recent happenings: Sorry if I blog about the same thing I can't remember what I have and have not blogged about yet..
We had a Craven family Bridal shower for me and got some super AMAZING things! I can't wait to use it all and turn our little apartment into our home! :) It was also really fun to get together with all of the girls! :)
Lots of baby blessings! Luke and Kanyin were blessed a week apart so we enjoyed some good company and food 2 weeks in a row!! :) And Matt was able to come down so it was a extra bonus for me!

Stadium of FIRE!! aka freaken AMAZING! I got to go with my roommates for a girls weekend! It was such a blast and good to all be together again! It's crazy to think about where we started and now where we are... 4 freshman girls living on their own, trying to meet new friends, leaving the family behind, and being excited and scared at the same time to meet boys and now... one is married, I am almost there (22 days!!!), one is up lifting and strengthening testimony's of many young women at a LDS camp, and one is working towards going on a mission.... who would have thought that things would have turned out the way that they did! Life if truly un expected but simply amazing!
I also got the opportunity to go to Lagoon with the Bedke clan! It was just like old times I miss being around all of them all the time its crazy how much they have all grown, Maddi was just a little tot when when moved and now she has already started school! Its good to know that i'll still always be CB (it stands for Craven Bedke, its like my adopted name! I got it when Ashely and I first became friends and it has stuck ever since!)

So pretty much I am living the dream! I am excited to be married FINALLY and get to start my new life with Matt, but I am also scared at the same time... or maybe its just nerves but is the good kind! Its all I have worked for my entire life and now its only 22 days away... so much to do and so little time! Thank goodness for my angel mother and sisters who most likely put more into this wedding then I do ( I want to do more its just hard when you work from 6-3 everyday...) I hope all is well with you and can't wait to see you shortly! Keep the faith and remember these are the good old days you will wish you had back so enjoy the journey! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

a common link?

what do you get when you get the "fantastic 4" (Ashley,Brielle, Emily, and Lindsay)
Brad Paisley
David Archuleta
And fireworks that look something like this?!
Well every other day you would just get 4 best friends, 2 really good singers, and pretty lights! but on July 2nd you get...


THE STADIUM OF FIRE!!!


And we are going!!! We are having our last big hooray before I get married and it was about time we all got together again to do something fun! I have never really been to a concert before except for the first semester of school with Ashley, Emily, and Lindsay and the funny thing is we went to see David Archuleta- (we didn't really get the whole concert experience because we couldn't even stand up or anything, it was at our school and as much as I love going there sometimes the rules are a bit extreme!) conscience? Or not you pick, but I CAN'T WAIT!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I love you this big!

I am not a big t.v watcher sometimes I wish I could be but I never have time. Well last night we were working on some wedding stuff so we just turned on the t.v for background noise and decided to watch American Idol (I have not ever been obsessed with this show but it is good, especially when its the finals and you just get to see the end instead of having to watch the whole season!) Of what I have seen of the season I loved Scotty's voice and was excited to see that he was one of the finalist. Well he sang this new song called "I love you this big" and I LOVE IT!! It's the cutest song and really easy to relate to! So in case you were not able to watch it here it is! Enjoy! :) this one is for sure going on the wedding soundtrack! :) (and if you have any other good wedding songs be sure to let me know!)

(click on the link above to view)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New blog...

I got a little excited one day and made a new blog for when Matt and I are married but like I said I was excited so I have already started posting on it! Ill keep updating this one still but if you ever want to know what we are both up to check it there! :) mattandbriellehunt.blogspot.com I can't wait to be officially Brielle Suzanna Hunt!! 86 more days!! :) Like my friend always says, Keep the Faith! :)
Love you all!
ps birthday month is officially over! Now only a few more to go for the year! Happy Birthday Mindy, Dad, Jillisa, Chelsi, and Austin! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

lifes changing

This week I have been thinking a lot about how much life has changed... this was Ashley and I when we were 14 maybe 15 (boy am I glad to be out of these awkward years!!)
Ashley, Me, and Brooklin at our Laurels retreat ( age 16)
and now today...
Most of this "thinking" has come because of this! Brooklin got married yesterday! 1 down 2 to go (well really 1 in 83 days but who is counting...) its crazy how time flew.. the 3 of us have been best friends ever since we were little and now we are moving on with our own lives getting married and what not! As scary as it seems life changes no matter what you do about it! Some days I wish we were back in good old days where boys had cooties, and your biggest worry was trying to get your homework done before you could go out and play night games! But now I am marring the love of my life and get to make more good old days with him!! :) Congrats Brooklin, I love you!
p.s these are the 2 best friends you could ever ask for! Thanks for everything!! :) I am truly blessed to have you guys in my life!!

just a little DIY

Matt and I have been VERY VERY blessed in getting all sorts of furniture and things for our apartment for when we are married!! My aunt and uncle were getting rid of a coffee table and end table so before they could DI them, we snatched them up! :) I wanted to re do them so that they would match our color scheme that we wanted in our apartment. So my mom and I headed to home depot with our vision in mind and ended up finding a primer/ paint gallon paint mis tint for $5.00 bucks, so of course we had to buy it! We bought a few more things and headed home to start on our new project! I wanted to surprise Matt (even though I am not very good at that so he guessed it, little turkey! haha)
Before's


during...

getting close...

After!! :) so what do you think?! ( I really wanted to blog about them so I just went out in the garage to take the last pictures so don't mind the bad lighting or wedding gear in there...)

WAHOOOOO!!! :) Yay for free furniture! :) And remember don't get rid of any house hold things that might be useful in a newly wed apartment!! :)
Keep the Faith!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

whoever said life isn't a movie?!

The girl married the prince. And the bad guy is dead.- this week brought you by Disney!

This pretty much sums up the worlds week... as for mine
Matt drove Friday night so he picked me up at 11:00pm and we headed back to Rexburg to surprise everyone (except we didn't get there till around 3 so everyone was sleeping... haha)
The next morning I sad patiently waiting for everyone to wake up, and it was well worth the screams of joy!! :) We hung out with the whole gang.. minus Melissa :( in Idaho Falls that day we went out to eat, went to walmart, played some Frisbee ( I think that is a pointless sport, but we had fun!) mostly just enjoyed each other company! Not to mention it was fun to get out of Utah, away from work and actually have a life again! haha
He also drove back to Utah Sunday around 2 which worked out perfect that I got home in enough time to go to the Craven "masterful discussion" but the downer was I had to miss Mindy's birthday party! ( Her birthday is May 1st which starts the May/birthay madness around our house!!)

After trying on many different dresses at many different stores... okay not THAT many but it sure seemed like a lot I narrowed it down to 2 that I loved. So after work on Monday we went to try on the dress from the very first store at a place called Bridal Satin (BEST PLACE EVER!) after trying on the dress again I knew it was the one! I feel like such a princess and it's the kind I have always wanted!! Good thing we have 2 receptions so I can wear it more than once!!! :)

The rest of the week is going to be pretty laid back with wedding plans and work! My birthday is Monday (the big 20!) Which is SO much older than 19... it just sounds more mature and a perfect age! haha I hope all of your weeks are filled with joy! I hope this week we can all do what we learned in our "masterful discussion" First in, Stand Firm, Last to Leave, and become the person that you want to become and that our Savior wants you to be! Keep the Faith!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

toms?

Today My mom, Jillisa, and I went dress shopping!! :) it got me thinking about the perfect shoes. I had never heard of the shoes call "Toms" until I went to school and my friend Brian is obsessed... okay not that bad but he has a few pairs and has been getting other people to buy them as well. I always wanted a pair but the bad thing is they are quite expensive and I can't see my self buying a shoe over 25 bucks... if you have not heard of these before they are quite cool. Every time you buy a pair it gives a child in need a new pair of shoes also- so really your not just buying shoes for yourself but for someone else as well and 2 pairs of shoes doesn't seem as bad with the price. So I was thinking what a better time then now to get some for the wedding!? It still in the deciding ideas but I think it would be fun, and charitable! So if I do get them I have another problem... what color?! Our colors are the colors of a peacock feather (deep purple, light blue, apple green, brown...) and so I could go with the fun colors like a plum/ dark purple...
or.... more of a white (these are glitter!!)
or... brown!
or... plain white!!
or... bright blue!! :)
so please help me pick!! What do you like the best let me know and maybe ill just have to wear then on my big day!! :)