Tuesday, April 21, 2009

about last month

You might say it's been an eventful month. So eventful, in fact, that I feel a list coming on. (I can't help myself.)

In the last 30 days ...

1. I went to Hawaii for my Grandpa's funeral. It was a perfect weekend celebrating an amazing man with a family I absolutely, totally adore.

I heart Hallstroms ...

... and Uncle Jim's Kalbi ribs ...

... and work parties at Grandpa's house ...

... and the "return-me rhyme" in Grandpa's
books, found at said work party ...


... and terrifying quantities of KFC ...

... and cousin Chris eating this entire plate of Chantilly Cake,
all because someone said, "I dare you" ...

... and self-portraits — Hawaiian-style ...

... and cool cousins ...

... and the loveliest of grandparents.

2. My hair has returned to its blonde roots — however artificial they may be. It's good to be back.

3. We went to Idaho Falls to help Adam's parents move into their beautiful new home. It was so fun to be a part of the transition (not to mention show off my brute strength), and we can't wait to make millions of new memories on Strawberry Lane. By the by, don't you just love that street name? My inner 4-year-old was hoping Strawberry Shortcake would show up with a plate of cookies welcoming them to the neighborhood.

4. We found out these two crazy kids are coming home.

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

5. We attended General Conference, which was completely special and completely inspiring. Remember Elder Holland's talk? I remember.

6. Oh, and we bought a house. Adam and Briana Stewart are, you know, homeowners.

7. I know, right?

23 comments:

Kristina P. said...

YOu are so cute! And congrats on buying a house! I hope to hear all about it.

And I hope you're coming to the next book club!

Erin said...

Good post Bri. Lots of great stuff to celebrate in the last month that is for sure.

ty and megs said...

love this!

and remember how we're both real grown ups with homes now? crazy. but are we really grown up if we still entertain ideas that there is a possibility strawberry shortcake will stop by with treats!? ...but my street is "clifford ln" and i don't know how i feel about a giant red dog showing up on my front step. he'd have to bring some mighty tasty dog biscuits to make that worth it.

jill said...

I love all the pictures. What an eventful month! And homeowners? Wowza's!Congratulations. I feel a party coming on!

ali said...

what, no picture of your hair??

Who do you think we are, patient people???

Kara said...

Phew! What a month!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

It has been an amazing couple of months...and it is not over yet! Welcome back to blondness...it is nice to be home isn't it?! Although you were a a pretty adorable redhead...maybe there will be some adorable redheaded "Breezelettes" in your future...who knows?! And picture of your house...where is that? I'm excited to have your parents coming home too! So glad we are family...love ya!

Amander said...

Excellent post! I love your number 7 :)

Diane said...

I would like to pretend that you get your amazing ability to tell a story with words from me...alas, though, that simply cannot be! I think that gift is yours alone. What a delightful post...many memories, smiles and a few tears shed while reading. SO worth the wait!

Melanie said...

We are so excited your parents are coming home! As for the whole home-owner thing, jealousy runs deep. No really, we are excited for you guys and can't wait to see pictures, hint, hint.

Jennie said...

That is quite the month. Can't wait to see more pictures of the blonde returned and of your new house!

Kelly said...

First, got a fun message from you that I need to return. How exciting!

Second, can't wait to see the pictures of the new home.

Third, congrats on your Dad's new call and hip hip that they are coming home.

Love you both so much!

Jenn said...

What a cute post! I love all the pictures of Hawaii. So beautiful. I am also very excited for you that you found a house, but sad for me that you won't be my neighbor and in my ward any longer. I hope to see you before you go! And, I too want to see pictures of the house!

Drew and Michelle said...

What a whirlwind of a month... lots going on... congrats on 2,4 & 6... love the "return me rhyme"... miss you... so great to talk to you tonight... love you!

Laurel said...

good to have you back.
i've missed you.

don't EVER stay away this long again...can't wait to see the blonde again AND the house!

Heidelweiss said...

Lovely post. Sounds like an eventful month. I'm so excited for your new home! When do we get to see it?

Amye Kay said...

A lot has been happening with you guys! I look forward to hearing about/seeing your new home! How fun!

Craig and Carol said...

Enjoyed reading about your wonderful family. We are so pleased that your parents will soon be home. Thanks so much for all your help with our move. We still have tons of boxes and have hardly done a thing since you left. When are you coming back?

Oh, and just what is Chantilly Cake?
It sounds and looks delicious.
Love you both!

malia said...

a house! congrats! we are going to miss you.

Jen said...

so many amazing things happening in the life of one of my favorite gals! Please tell me your new street name is even one-third as cool as Strawberry Lane. I love you!

Sammy said...

Sounds like a great month! I need pics of the hair and house!

Juli said...

Busy lady! Exciting changes (hair and home)! I second the motion to see see pics of said changes =).

Kuulei said...

Sorry we missed seeing you all. Both Uncle Mike and I were returning from off island trips. But we hope to be seeing more of the Hallstroms when we move to Provo this summer.