Sunday, October 20, 2013

October has always been the best month!

I feel like I've been somewhat slacking on my blog posts, but then again I haven't had a whole lot going on lately.... so yeah. Haha
We took a trip to Jackson Hole to watch Hayden play in a soccer tournament during the tail end of September. We ended up staying in a house jam packed with 12 year old girls. Would I do it again? Probably not. It'll make for some fun memories though I guess! 
This cutie pie and me just celebrated our one year anniversary on the 15th. I honestly can't believe how fast a year has flown by, and every day I thank God for bringing Bryson into my life. He's shown and taught me how to be a better person and I couldn't ask for anyone more perfect. ♥ I hope and pray that we'll see another year together, and many more after that! He's honestly all I could ever ask for in someone.

On another note!
 I've gone from having hair this length...
To my new hair. :) I think this is honestly the first time in my life, that I've felt like I have "pretty" hair. After I permed my hair a couple months ago, my hair died and started falling out and had the worst breakage I've EVER had. (I have super fragile hair and I curse my parents every day for the terrible hair genes I got). Haha. But needless to say, my hair was one fried, broken, choppy mess. There were times when I honestly wanted to cry over the crappy decision I made to perm it. I mean, what girl enjoys not having ugly hair? 
But I'm glad that I finally got it fixed, and totally feel like a new woman :)

and last but not least...
We'll be taking it back to the wild wild west for Halloween this year! And not only will I be an Indian, but Hayden and Tay will be joining me. And of course, Slade will be a cowboy with Bryson. Stay tuned for pictures :)

Until then, Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Just some more pictures!

Working full-time means that I've FINALLY got some money.. what have I been doing with it, you ask?
Well...
I bought my first car all on my own! A 1998 Nissan Maxima :) It's not perfect, or brand new by any means. But it runs, has AC, a radio and goes forward and backward. All that I need!


I've also spoiled myself a little bit! What's the fun in working if you don't get to spend any on yourself? Haha. But now I'm back down to planet earth and the spoiling is now done :( It was fun while it lasted!
I don't think I've mentioned this, but Bryson landed a job with Ogden City! I took this right before he went in for his first interview... hired on the spot :) *sniff sniff* haha
I also got him to go try the new In-N-Out that opened up in Riverdale a couple weeks ago! He's sooo antisocial (no wonder him and my dad get along so well), so we didn't stay long.. it was PACKED. But, amazing food! My favorite fast food place :)
A couple weekend's ago, we got to go up to Bear Lake and stay in Bryson's family cabin with his aunt and uncle. Talk about an amazing view.. and a terrible sunburn! The beach kicked my butt, but it was awesome :) Next weekend we'll be heading up to Jackson Hole with my family for one of Hayden's soccer tournaments.. I'm stoked!
Speaking of soccer...
We've spent LOTS of time driving, watching and cheering my sisters on with their soccer. I feel like a crazy soccer mom already! Haha. And I'm really thankful that I've got someone so family oriented and willing to go watch even though he hates soccer ;) 
And last but not least..
Bryson surprised me with my favorite flowers on Sunday. It was our "11 month anniversary" haha. 

I'm really glad that I can say I've grown up A LOT in the last year or so. I've come to appreciate the little things SO much more than I used to. My wants and goals have become so much more realistic, and I feel like I'm not so immature anymore. I'm just thankful to have Bryson and I'm thankful that he likes me enough to keep me around. Haha. And honestly, that's all I could ever want. Anything else is just an added bonus!

Until next time :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Penny for my thoughts.

**disclosure***
this blog post will include lot's of questions, theories, and opinions. It is not intended, in any way, to cause problems/offense to anyone whatsoever.


Growing up isn't something that you can avoid, put off, and pretend isn't real.
I've known this and accepted it ever since I can remember; and ever since I can remember, I've been told that it sucks. The real world is harsh and reality sucks. 
I've always wondered why adults are so bitter about growing up? Ever since I was about.. 12, I've been looking forward to growing up. To paying my own bills, having my own car, my own place. I can specifically remember about five or six years ago, one summer night out on our back deck, telling my parents that I wanted to move out as soon as I turned 18. I remember them laughing and telling me to just wait and see where I would be by then. And they were right to laugh, respectfully so. The day I turned 18, I was car-less, job-less, and pretty much anything-less. 
But now, getting to my point.. I'm still 18, graduated from high school, have my own car, have a decent job, and am paying some bills. Am I bitter yet, about the "real" world? No. Do I believe that "reality sucks?" Nope. 
I've been pondering A LOT lately, about just when exactly growing up makes people so bitter? I know that I am nowhere near being "grown up," I know that I still have A LOT to learn about the real world. But I know not everyone goes through the same experiences, or has to learn the same life lessons. Not everyone will go through financial crisis, and not everyone will become "rich." Not everyone only has loss, and not everyone only has gain. So why does it seem like everyone is so bitter about adulthood?
The one thing that I've thought about most though, and have the most questions about, is WHY OH WHY do these "grown-ups" and adults, that have been dealing with "the sucky real world" for so long, are always so negative in regards to those who are attempting to make the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive, or maybe I'm just missing something big.
I've noticed a trend though, of the way the "real world pros" have been treating me since I've decided to bridge the gap.. make the leap.. take the plunge.. (whatever you want to call it), and move out on my own.
 I've been told, 
1) I'm not ready. 
2) I'm in for a rude awakening.
3) I won't be able to do it.
4) I'm not financially stable
5) I won't be receiving any help (real world is harsh)
etc, etc, etc.

And maybe all of those things are true. But how will I ever know if I can or can't do something, if I never try? 
The point that I'm really trying to make here, is why does this have to be such a negative thing? Has our society really hit such a low point, that we can't even encourage our peers, children, siblings, parents, co-workers, etc. to follow their dreams, or to accomplish their aspirations? I don't know about anyone else, but I'm honestly so sick and tired of the negativity that constantly surrounds me. I sometimes feel like it just follows me around, biting and eating away at me, when I'm trying to do my best and ignore it. I sometimes feel like I can't even express my thoughts and feelings without being shot down.
I'm proud to say at least, that I have taken ALL of these opinions and thoughts in, and am trying my hardest to learn from them. I'm doing my best to let them teach me exactly what I DON'T want to be. I'm honestly trying my hardest to not let the real world turn me cold and bitter, but to let it teach me life's lessons as they come, and better myself from them. And I can make this promise; that if anyone.. my kids, my parents, my siblings, my friends, my family, my co-workers.. literally anyone, were to come to me with their goals, hopes, dreams, and aspirations, I'm sure going to do my best to encourage them, help them, and give them nothing but positive feedback, even if it does entail trying to "prepare them for real life." Because that's the thing that I've been wanting, hoping and praying for ever since I've started to take my stepping stones to adulthood. 
I refuse to let life make me bitter and negative, when there is already so much of it out there. 
And so this is why this post is titled "Penny for my thoughts." If anyone else would like to leave their thoughts, feel free to leave me a comment. 

"Warm regards."

Kenz. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wrapping up Summer 2013!

Not much to say, just pictures worth a thousand words!

Pioneer Days rodeo :)
Costa Vida then mini golf date night!
Waking up to texts telling me to look outside my window..
I try so hard not to get all sappy on my blog.. Like really, who wants to read that? But I just gotta say this: Bryson is honestly the guy of my dreams. I know I'm his princess and he's definitely my prince charming :)
I got the privilege to go on the Church family vacation on the Greys River! They are definitely A LOT different than my family, but they are so much fun and I love them like they're already my own :) We spent the weekend doing LOTS of fishing.. riding.. eating good food.. and more fishing! I'm already looking forward to next years vacation!
A sick day at work turned into a semi date night for us two. AMC theater in Layton is in the process of installing leather recliners into ALL of their rooms. Can I just say.. it was better than watching at home :)
I was working the drive at work the other day (being a good little teller at WSCU), and B decided to send me this and a cute little note through one of the tubes! Right back to what I was saying about him treating me like gold :) I'm really lucky.
And last but not least.. Slade's birthday was on August 5th, and ironically enough. Tay and Bryson both have birthday's on the 7th! So after buying my siblings presents and giving them to them, me and B headed down to "The Roof" restaurant in the Joseph Smith Memorial building.  I was so worried about taking him down there, because he isn't Mormon and I didn't want him to feel like I was trying to press anything on him, especially on his birthday. BUT, he was so excited and I think he really loved it! Watching how excited and happy he was while we were eating, honestly made me super happy.
Happy 18th birthday to my sweet boy :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Big Girl Life.

Ever since graduation, I've been SO stressed out about finding a job. I have literally no money to pay for school, and I'm in desperate need of a car.. I literally submitted at least 100 applications, had numerous interviews and was honestly feeling like I couldn't catch some luck to save my life. But, after two stressful months, I can FINALLY say that I've landed myself a job :) A real job, too. A big girl job! I can proudly say that I am Weber State Credit Union's newest, full-time Teller. Hopefully things will start looking up for this "big girl."
In other news, enjoy some pictures. Because Lord knows I won't have anymore, now that I'll be working my life away ;)
We've gone on a couple bike ride adventures.
Toasting smores :)
We took CJ (Bryson's little brother) to Lagoon!
Cute sisters :)
Date night to a Raptor's double header.
Various adventures at Classic Waterslides :) (I kicked his gauge out of his ear this particular outing) Haha
Total Mayhem fights at Raptor's Stadium!
Pineview some more!
We got in touch with our creative side for the fourth! (who am I kidding, Bryson doesn't need to get in touch)
End result :) Fireworks up in Eden!
Fourth of July :)
Pretty princesses!
I came across these baby pictures of me the other day, and just had to sit and stare for a minute. It's crazy to me, that I was once that little, and that someday, in the near future, I'm going to have babies of my own, that could even possibly look like this!
Night fishing in Willard :)
Only catch of the night!
And last but not least.. free slurpee day on 7/11 :)