Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's GREAT to be EIGHT

My sweet little oldest niece, Kylie turned eight on April 9th and was baptized on this past Saturday.  She was adorable.  She basically planned the whole meeting by deciding who she wanted to speak and say the prayers and sing.  She actually asked me and her mom, (my sister) to sing. Oh boy. How badly did I want to decline? Very much so, but it was her request and I just couldn't say no to her.  Don't get me wrong. I love to sing. Just not in front of people where they can specifically hear my voice. But we practiced hard and it turned out good.  The whole meeting was beautiful and I found myself getting a little emotional and she isn't even my daughter! Crazy.  It was so fun to see how happy she was. Here are some pictures of my beautiful niece. Try not to get too jealous that she isn't your niece. I know it will be hard ;) She got her pictures taken by Brenda (the same lady who toke mine)  These are just a few that I could get off of Facebook.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Welcome, Summer

FINALS ARE OVER!!! I am done with school for what? like three and half months. I am so excited! I have been in school since senior year of high school! It feels so good to be done! I don't know what to do with myself! Time to get a job.....yay...I keep forgetting that I'm done. Hasn't quite hit me yet. I can't even tell you how many times I just start jumping up and down and scream that I"M DONE!! and it's summer time!! Plus, the rainy-ness of this week? I am just LOVING it. Such a great way to end the semester. Definitely putting me in a good mood!

Anyway, since I am done with the semester, I am now officially back onto the book of face aka Facebook.....Yeah. It's really nice to finally reconnect with a lot of people. But I'm still kind of hesitant about being back. Not sure it is a good idea. I will just have to limit myself, but as I pointed out in an earlier post, its much harder to do when you have access then when you don't. We will see how it goes.

So, while I have been studying like CRAZY this week, I found this 6 hour mix of classical music on Youtube that has been great for helping me concentrate! But while I was listening to that, I was reminded of this song that I ADORE, and I looked it up and listened to it over and over again! It's just sooo amazingly beautiful. It just hits home.

I really like watching it be played on the piano. I just wish I could watch someone play it in real life or play it myself :) Here it is. Clair de Lune by Debussy

Enjoy :) - Christine Rachelle Brothers

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Roommate for a Week/Blast from the Past

This was one busy week! Classes ended on Wednesday and the rest of the days were "reading days" for studying and reviews for finals week, which is next week. Oh, kill me! I was planning on taking a final today, but I also had a talk to write for tomorrow, so the final will have to wait. This week also happened to be Spring Break for the other schools. Therefore, my dear friend, Brooke Smith's family left for St. George to enjoy their week off. She didn't want to live alone for a week, because let's be honest, that's scary! So, she asked me to come live with her for the week, and try this whole roommate thing out ;) It was a lot of fun! We had late night dance parties, watched my all time favorite TV show, Friends, and ate A LOT of crazy bread from Little Caesar's....sooo bad for us, but oh, sooo good!

So I've been thinking a lot about fun, good memories with my friends and started looking through some old pictures. I think I'm just gonna take you down memory lane with some of my favorite pictures from some of my favorite times, with some of my favorite people. :)

Vanessa and me in Salt Lake on the tracks. Been best friends since fourth grade.

Alexandra and Chris aka Al and Chris aka Chrisex

Apparently we love to laugh at rooftop concerts in the summer dedicated to The Beetles. What's not to enjoy?

This little gal is Mandy-loo. I love her with all my heart. Miss you :)

Chris and Ames (Amy) So glad Dance Company brought us together

Me and Alex are really like Centennial Day, dance dress rehearsal. Can't you tell? Seniors. Love them to death. Alexandra (Alex/Al), Savannah (Sav) Brooke (Cookie) Me (Chris/Chrissy-tine) Amy (Ames/Amus)

We're goofballs, what can I say? One of my favorite pictures of us.

During the Chris and Ames picture of the day phase Senior year

Syl and I love Ronald McFondler as Sylvia calls him

Supporting our favorite Junior Miss contestant Aubs......"Where are we?"

My bestest friend, my wonderful sister, Angie

Summer term at BYU. Brooke, Brock, and me chillin in the dorm

My wonderful psych group. Love them and miss them so much!

Ames finally came home from Japan. Hadn't seen her in ages!

On our way to Lagoon, Frightmares baby!! It's tradition! Sylvia and me in the front, Tara and Karenna in the back

Syl, Vanessa, and I on our way to The Sounds concert. So much fun.

Brooke and I love us some BYU football

Salt Lake with the girls

Senior graduation night party with Syl and Nessa

Loving the chainsaw dude at Fightmares. If only you could see how bad he scared Sylvia after this picture was taken

Some of my favorite D.Co girls at our very own Mallory's wedding. Love these girls to death.

Hope you enjoyed memory lane as much as I did. Wish I could have just put up every picture that I love, but I restrained myself.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Well, this week has been a roller coaster. I've had some ups and I've had some downs. But as you can tell, I am still alive ;) Even though I've had a couple rough days where things kept going wrong, I am going to focus on the ups, because after all, they should outweigh those downs. Hmmm, to start off with, Wednesday was a BEAUTIFUL day! It's warm days like Wednesday that make me love having an outdoor campus. Seeing the flowers and enjoying the sun between classes is GLORIOUS. It was also my dad's birthday on Wednesday! Happy 59th daddy. Holy cow! April is the birthday month in my family. It's my dads, my mom's, my niece's, and mine. I went to dinner with my grandparents on Monday to Maglebys and because it is our birthday month, they bought us Magleby's chocolate cake. soooooooooooo sooo good! If you haven't had it.....have it! Pretty sure it's award wining stuff! Thursday was mostly a rough day, but I did help my sister out with my niece's rainbow birthday party. Hey, if you ever need a pro face painter, check me out. I painted some wicked rainbows and hearts on all kinds of cute girls' cheeks. ;) Okay, so I'm not pro, but they still loved their rainbows and hearts. On Friday, I was able to take part in some ceramics. Lemme tell ya, I found my new calling in life.....okay, so maybe not. I didn't end up with anything, because I pretty much destroyed anything I tried to form into a pot. Hey, it's harder than you think! But I had a BLAST doing it! It really was such a fun night. Sunday/Today is of course Easter and we just had most of my family come over. I just love my family so much. It doesn't matter how hard your week has been, family can make everything okay. We did an outdoor Easter egg hunt after dinner and all the eggs were color coordinated for each person. My brother did the honor of hiding the eggs, and well, he took mighty pleasure in making sure my eggs were near impossible to find. It took my FOREVER to find all of my eggs, but it was a fun challenge. So, long week. Next two weeks will be long too, but then it's SUMMER!!!