Friday, August 26, 2011


Well, for those of you not on facebook or family members who didn't get phone calls/texts... I'm engaged!  His name is Brian Olsen and we'll be married on November 23, 2011 in the LDS Mount Timpanogos Temple.  More details are to come about how we met and the proposal and such, but for now you and I can relish in the fact that I'll be Mrs. Brittney Olsen.  WAHOO!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Well, I guess it's been kind of a while since I've posted anything on this blog of mine...  Oops!  I guess July... and August for that matter, was just a busy month.  I can hardly believe they've both come and nearly gone!!

Let's see... what happened this month + a few weeks?

My brother, his wife and their growing family came home for a visit at the beginning of July.  It was so much fun to have everyone close again.  While they were here we went to the 4th of July parade in Provo, had a family dinner (everyone was there - minus my missionary brother who is still serving a mission for our church in Mexico), and just kind hung out.  I love it when our family is so close in proximity.  So much fun!  The grandkids love being together and I love playing with them.  It's a toss up who loves it more, the kids, me, or Grandma & Grandpa.

My family (well, what's left of them at home, so parents and youngest brother) went camping with my dad's family mid-July.  I was supposed to meet up with everyone for the weekend when my engine decided it was time to seize... 4 miles outside of Scipio (for those of you out-of-towners this is just about an hour south of my parent's house.  Translation:  barf!).  So I called my boyfriend, Brian to come to my rescue.  Since then I've been driving mom and dad's car until my new engine can be installed (hopefully this week! Thanks mom and dad).

I'm going to Alaska in approximately... actually nearly exactly six days... to the hour.  I take off on August 16th at 3:15 (or something) to meet up with Brian who will have already been home for a few days.  I'm so excited to get some time with him away from school and work.  Ahh!  A vacation will be the greatest!  It's been much needed for both of us.

I can hardly believe how fast this summer went!  I swear I just moved into my new place in Provo and now it's already time to move out again.  I was thinking back to my grade school days when the summer used to drag on and on.  I remember being excited for school to start up again because then I had something to do again.  I guess all the many hours running through the sprinklers, building forts in the irrigation ditches, nursing injured grasshoppers, and putting loads of miles on my ten speed wasn't enough excitement for me.  I guess I've always been a fan of school... even as a college graduate.

That said, I've been thinking a lot about school recently; particularly because I know I'm not going back quite yet. It's such a strange thought.  I've been a student for a solid 19 years. Well, minus most summers.  I'm not sure how I'll handle that, especially if I'm still working part time.  Ahh!  I just might go crazy.

I guess in a nut shell, that's what I've been up to.  Stay posted, I'm sure I'll have about a million pictures of beautiful Fairbanks, AK in about two weeks.

Until then.  Keep your stick on the ice.


PS. I was once told that post without pictures are boring... so here's a classic of Brian and me at my ward's Sadie Hawkins dance. :)  Enjoy!