Tuesday, March 29, 2011

the story... Brielle's side

Our Story… Brielle’s Side

Matt, Me, Ashley, and Drew all headed down to Utah the weekend of the 25th and 26th for the festival of colors in Spanish fork. That day was rainy and so we ended up not going and just hung out at my house. I guess I should start a little earlier on the car ride down… Matt worked Friday and so he had to drive the bus down to Pocatello and instead of riding the bus back up Ashley, Drew and I drove his car down and picked him up and left from there. On the way down we had talked about when we wanted to get engaged and he said he has to do 2 things first 1. Talk to my dad and 2. Get money so he could buy a ring (we had gone ring shopping previously and we had picked out 3 rings that we really liked but I wanted him to pick out the “one” even though I might have hinted on the one I really wanted… which he liked because he didn’t want to pick it out since I was the one that had to wear it) Later that day we were hanging out, playing games, watching movies and such. I couldn’t find where Matt went so I went downstairs to find him I looked outside to see him talking to my dad while he was making hamburgers for lunch. I sat on the stairs and watched him for a little bit with Ashley, Drew just kept saying “it’s not the “talk” don’t worry about it” (he had known the whole weekend that Matt was going to propose so he was trying to throw me off) My dad called him inside a little later to help him with a “computer” problem so I went in too but got kicked out by my mom because I wasn’t allowed inside-fishy right! Yeah that’s what I thought too!

That night (3/26/11) we went to hang out at the church to play some basketball and hang out so we got in our work out clothes and headed over. We ended up in the chapel playing hymns and singing along (somehow we always end up at a piano and singing. We all sing different parts Drew, Matt, Ashley, and I so we just mess around with different songs) Since Drew knew that Matt was trying to find a good time to pop the question he kept coming up with ways to get out of the chapel so we were alone. Drew and Ashley went to clean up the gym while Matt and I kept playing random hymns. Ashley wanted to come back in but Drew said that Matt and I were talking and so they just stayed in the foyer. We were both on the piano bench, I stopped playing the piano and asked him what he was talking to my dad about (like I didn’t already know! Haha) he said he was too nervous to remember everything and he just remembers asking for his blessing but I kept prying… haha he got up and sat on the seats by the bench. I kept prying but it wasn’t really getting me anywhere so I just told him I wished we could be engaged so that I could tell all my friends and so we could start planning the wedding. He told me we could just make believe and pretend we were engaged; he said “want me to tell you a story?” so of course I said yes which wasn’t anything new… some nights it’s hard for me to fall asleep so I ask him to tell me a stories. So he started the story “Once there was a girl named Brielle and a boy named Matt…” he started to tell each of our miles stones like when we first held hands, first kiss, meeting the family… etc he was really nervous though so he couldn’t really remember what was next so I had to keep telling him what happened next and he just kind of rambled hahah (you think I would have started to suspect something but I still had NO clue!) He went on “One weekend they went to hang out with her family and he started to talk to her dad. That night they went to the church to play games and ended up in the chapel playing hymns and singing along. It was nice… I liked it (hahahah I told you he was just filling in random words! Haha)” after he said this heart and stomach dropped and for a slight moment I had the thought that he could be proposing but I brushed it off because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. He kept telling the story “and then all of a sudden he got down on one knee” and then he really did… “And said Brielle Suzanna Craven will you be my wife for all eternity?!” Earlier he had taken off my ring that was on my left hand and was playing with it, which wasn’t anything new because he always plays with my rings. I thought he was just putting my ring back on my finger because I was looking into his eyes so I didn’t even realize it was the real ring until I looked down and saw it. I gave him a huge hug and kiss and said “she says YES!!!” I still couldn’t believe it I was shaking so bad and could hardly move I was so shocked! We sat there for a while and he told me how he had gotten the ring and when he got it and all the behind the story details. We kissed a few more times… but hey we were in the chapel haha all he wanted to do was surprise me and he did 100% I always thought I would have somewhat of an idea but I seriously had NO idea, he got me and he got me good! I still can’t believe it and I can’t wait!! We are getting married August 5, 2011 in the Bountiful temple; my other dream is coming true of having my Grandpa Craven seal us! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him and begin our happily ever after!!

told you... gym clothes and all! haha
I don't know why he is like holding my wrist hahah but who cares cause I'M ENGAGED!! :) :)

isn't it GORGEOUS?!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mark your calanders!

So in case you have not heard yet.... I'M ENGAGED!!! I will publish the whole story and pictures later just mark the date Aug. 5, 2011 Bountiful temple, and a reception that night in Layton. The following week on Friday Aug. 12 we are having another reception in Inkom! :) Save the date!! more details to come!! :) :) whoot whoot I am marring the love of my life!!! :) :) :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I am praying for baby Williams #3 too hurry up and get here!! :) Mindy and Mike didn't want to find out what they are having, and the suspense is killing me!! My bets are on a girl but that's just because I think Katelyn needs some more girls to play with! So if you want to join in with me, maybe we can get this baby here this week!! :) (she will be starting the induction process on the 31st anyway so its just a little early... Katelyn's birthday is 7/27, Josh's birthday is 8/28, lets get this baby on 3/23!! :) how cool would that be?!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I try to do nice things...

So today after being quite productive I ran over to the guys to take Matt to class at the Benson, and of course all the other boys needed a ride to their classes also which I didn't mind at all (we are all pretty good at giving each other rides cause who wants to walk in this weather?!) Anyway so after dropping Matt off at the Benson, Brian off at the Ricks, and Drew off at the testing center I decided to wait a few minutes so that he wouldn't have to walk home and then I could also pick Ashley up from her class (the testing center is connected to the Clark where Ashley was). Well just like anyone would do I turned off George because I didn't want to waste his gas... after a while I started to get cold and the windows started to fog up so I went to warm up the car but when I turned the key... NOTHING! he was dead! hahaha I did leave the lights, music and air on which lead to it but I didn't think he would die that fast! So instead of waiting to pick Drew and Ashley up, drew ended up RUNNING home to pick up his car and then come jump George... I try to do nice things for others but some how they are the ones that do the nice things for me, I guess you could call it a tender mercy to have such amazing friends! So thanks Drew for helping me out, your the best! As embarrassing as this was (I was parked right ouside the door of a dance class... so they saw the whole thing! Did I also mention I had JUST gotten out of the shower, wet hair, no make up, sweats and workout shirt on...hahaha) It was quite funny so I though I would share my laugh with you! Enjoy! I challenge you all to find the small tender mercy's in your own lives! :)
Thanks again Drew!

Monday, March 21, 2011


It's FINALLY spring!! yahooooo even though Rexburg feels and looks like spring still, today is officially the first day!! whoop whoop! So bring on the spring! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Date nights!

We went to Applebees to celebrate Ashley's birthday :)
Friday night we went down to Pocatello/ Inkom to go rollerblading and see some family that came into town. It was so fun I can't remember the last time I went rollerblading... the place was filled with birthday parties and little kids- oh the good old days when that was the "cool" thing to do every weekend!
aren't we cute?! :)
Drew, Ashley, Brielle, Matt
After we went to Tastee Treet for some Space burgers, it was my first time going and it wasn't that bad to be honest. Its like a grilled cheese sandwich in the sandwich makers but there is meat, cheese, and broccoli in it, all on bread! The place was really fun though! They had a shirt we really liked that said "if I am what I eat then I am the greatest!" hahaha we wanted to buy it!
I love this boy! :) and I love date nights :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HaPpY bIrThDaY!!!

This one goes out to you Ashley! Happy Happy Birthday!! She is finally 19 :) hahah she is the little baby in our apartment/ friend group but we sure do love her! It wouldn't be the same without her :) I hope you have a fabulous miss Ashley! Thanks for all you do for me! LOVE YA
This was at Lindsays wedding :)

She makes me happy! :) By the way Happy St. Patricks day!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

just a normal tuesday..

Tuesdays at school are devotional days so we dress up... well 100% not planned Brian, Me, and Drew all matched... hahaha how funny is that? I guess it was just a purple day! It was also Pie day (its a math term called pie and it's 3.14) So Ashley and I made banana cream and chocolate pie :)

this was Brian trying to be a model... he has some work though :)
eating the pie :) yummmmmy
I made banana cream pie, my grandma Watson made the BEST banana cream pie so I was going to make it like old times but when I found out it was like a 2 day process I just got the instant pudding stuff! But I think it turned out quite yummy!
we had a mini photo shoot while eating it...

Sure do love her! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

random thoughts..and updates

Matt and I went to Twin Falls this week to meet his Hunt family, mostly his sister
Emily and her family Earl, Emma, and Elli we played games, relaxed, at way to many treats, and just hung out! It was a really fun relaxing weekend... even though we stayed up most night until 1 or so!
Life is pretty good. The semester is almost over, its going to be weird we are all going different places, Utah, Inkom, Blackfoot, and Rexburg... its kind of depressing but that's life! Other than getting ready for finals life is calm. My insight for you today is this: don't go though life saying "I can't wait for this... or this..." but to enjoy the wait, who knows whats going to happen so enjoy life while you can :) after all its to be enjoyed not just endured- Pres. Hinckley :) so stop waiting and live!!
When we came home 2 weeks ago we went to watch Kyron play some church ball, instead of taking pictures of the game I took pictures of my adorable niece instead :)
These are from the last post... the 3D Tangled date night! :) sorry they are so late!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quick up date!

I thought I would blog what I have been up to lately since I am caught up with my homework for the next few weeks... no joke I only have a few things due! And I am at work doing NOTHING! So here I am :) Let see what has happened lately...
1. I have become addicted to Horkleys pink lemon-aid
2.The rain here in Rexburg has made it so the snow is now melted into slush and there are mini swimming pools every where- thats fun to walk in! (sarcastic!)
3. Matt and I have been dating for one month tomorrow!- its crazy it seems like it is still the first week! time has flown! (we went to wingers last night to celebrate since we will be driving to Utah tomorrow night!! :))
4.I found a working vacuum that sucks (haha isn't that weird that you want a vacuum to suck if its a good one?! random.. yes!) at the pines which makes my job 100% times easier!
5. I GET TO GO HOME TOMORROW!!! Matt and I are heading down for the weekend to meet the family and hang out! I am super excited.. he is more nervous! (like they wont like him! yeah right!!)
6. I am on the look out for a summer job if anyone has any ideas. Please let me know ASAP! :)
7. We moved locations finally at work and so now we work in the Manwaring Center, in a newer SMALLER office but its a good change.
8.I am trying to practice my Mario Kart skills so I can finally beat Kyron! (what else am I going to do? I have no homework!)
9.We went and saw Tangled in 3D which was totally AWESOME!!
10. Life is life with its ups and downs... I am trying to enjoy the journey not just endure it! :)
*sorry there is not pictures.. I will post some later when I am on my own computer! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

happy birthday Kyron!

happy 16th birthday little brother! thanks for being the best, and for being my friend when i had none. I love love love you!! :) I hope you have a fabulous day! :)