Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Hair

Let me tell you a story... A story about the many hair lengths of Britt.
This story will be lengthy (har, har) and involve a lot of pictures.
Get ready.

Upon graduation from high school (May 2007) it was this lovely length.

 And it stayed long into October of 2007 (aka Freshman year)

But then, in November 2007, it was chopped.

And then it grew out.

And then it was chopped again. (In October-ish 2008.)

And it grew out a little more. (This picture, March 2009.)

 And then it grew out, and was long for our engagements (October 2009).

And for our wedding (May 2010). (Ok, technically this is a bridal taken in April '10.)

 And then I cut it in June 2010.

And since then it's been growing again.
(evidenced in a February 2011 photo, and a June 2011 photo.)

And now it's really long. And I like it? Mostly.
But I kind of want a change. (Hence why I dyed the bottom part of my hair black-ish in June.)
But do I really want to cut my hair? If I do cut it - I'll go short. 
Go big or go home, I say.

Thoughts, opinions? I probably wouldn't cut it until January anyway... I just want thoughts.
I think I look good (better?) with long hair. And medium length.
Ok, and I look ok with short hair. I think.

I would do something like this:

Or maybe this: (but a little bit shorter)

Like maybe this?
(Sorry, I stole your picture, Alishia! But I love your hair!)
(And don't worry readers, I know them both!)

Any thoughts on the matter?
Don't hold back. You can tell me I look terrible in one hairstyle or the other, if you want.

Monday, October 24, 2011


K and I went and did a session at the IF Temple on Thursday night. While there, I had a woman tell me that I was a Selena Gomez lookalike, that her daughter loves Selena Gomez, and had I gotten that before? and was I as young as Selena Gomez? and it was just so great.

I laughed. After I told Kyle he said I should have asked her if she wanted a picture with me.

What do you think? Do I look like her? Or do you think I look more like another celebrity?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Another Weekend

I live for the weekends.

I can spend time with Kyle, catch up on cleaning the house and my to-do list, read, and sleep-in, among other things. I don't think about work. It's lovely.

Last night I met up with Kyle at his department's Halloween party. I met some people in his cohort, along with their significant others and children. Kyle helped the kids decorate cookies while I was the resident face painter. We had a great time. After it was over, we came home and watched X Men: First Class, which I thoroughly enjoyed (and maybe I even cried in it...).

I received a package from my dad yesterday, which was awesome. He knows me so well. A cardigan, some Burts Bees chapstick, a bookmark, and a framed poem about marriage written by my great (x2, I think) grandpa, Joel Hills Johnson. My dad's the greatest, thanks Dad!

Currently K and I are watching the BYU/ISU game. Funny, isn't it, that BYU is playing ISU for the first time in years, and K is attending ISU? Don't worry, we're still rooting for BYU! :) Go Cougars!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Fire Still Burning

I don't love The Killers, but I do love this "I'm a Mormon" video by Brandon Flowers.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Slept in.
Blog-and facebook-stalked.
Showered, dressed.
Planned our budget.
Deposited my paycheck.
Bought a new jacket for Kyle.
Went grocery shopping.
Got a large Dr. Pepper from BK.
Home now.

Cleaning, dishes, reading, and a BYU game to follow.

It's been a great day.
Happy Autumn.

Monday, October 10, 2011

In Case You Didn't Know...

I'm a blog stalker.
So if any of you reading this haven't met me in real life - no biggie! I probably stalk your blog too. Or if I don't, I would love to. So, comment away - meeting new blog friends is always fun, even if my husband thinks it's silly :)

Now, moving on to our adventures of last weekend.
Woahhhh, it was busy. But so fun, and so worth it. We started by driving down to Nathan and Melanie's on Friday night. We got there around 9:30 (blast working until 6/doing paperwork until 6:30.) We chatted with Nate and Mel for about a half hour before we all went to bed. We woke up the next morning, chatted, played with our favorite kiddos, and ate breakfast. And lunch. Avery is starting to walk and it's the cutest thing ever. Whitney was happy as ever, and Liam was happy to tell us about Star Wars.
After lunch K and I drove down to Provo and went over to Garyn and Jill's for about an hour. We love them. We just chat and chat and have a great time. They rate very high on my list of favorite people. After that, I dropped Kyle off at the Wilk while I went and visited Sarah for an hour and a half. Besties reunited. It was so good to see her and talk to her. Afterwards I picked up Kyle and we drove to Ayisha's where we got ready for Steve and Ginelle's reception. Their reception was great. Steve and I went to high school together and were friends - Ginelle was in my ward at the Riv, and the fall after I got married Steve and a bunch of my other guy friends from high school moved into the Riv ward. Steve and Ginelle met, and as happens in singles wards (specifically the 79th ward....) they are now married. And I love them, they are so great together. And it was also a lot of fun to see some other friends from both the Riv and from high school.
After the reception we drove to my mom's, where we watched Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs with her and Charity before going to bed. (Well, Kyle stayed up to watch the rebroadcast of the BYU game on BYUTV.) Sunday morning we got up, went to church, and then had a delicious lunch. (PS, did I tell you my mom washed our laundry? She's the best. She even steamed Kyle's collared shirts. Such service!) After lunch Kyle and I made the drive to Pleasant Grove to Cory's parents' house where the Boyce and Parker families (as well as Ayisha and Casey) were celebrating the blessing of Baby Kynzlie. She's so precious, and I sure love her mom and dad a lot too!  (That's Janae and Cory, if you missed it.) Then after being there for a while, we drove back up to Pocy, getting here around 8 pm.
Obviously it was a very packed weekend.
Do I have pictures? No. I'm really struggling with that, I'm sorry.

It's currenly 8:21 pm, and Kyle is writing a paper, and after I finish this post I need to finish some paperwork and then I think I'll fold and put away some laundry, and then curl up with one of my library books. We just got back about half an hour ago from K's intramural volleyball game. He's on a team with a bunch of his classmates from his cohort. He's also not feeling real well tonight, which is a bummer :( I hope he feels better soon!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Believe

{This post was supposed to be posted on Sunday, when I changed my blog title, and while General Conference was still fresh on my mind. Time got away from me though, and I didn't finish it. So here it is, although probably a lot shorter than I intended it to be.}

General Conference was amazing. As always. I will be honest though (because who doesn't love honesty in blogs?) I took a couple little naps. I was distracted some of the time. I probably didn't listen as well as I should have. But, I did watch and listen, and I did learn things, and I AM going to reread all the talks when the November Ensign comes. For me, I enjoyed listening to our leaders talk about family, and how it is the most important thing. I know that of course, but I also know that sometimes I forget. I do get a little selfish and put myself first instead of Kyle. I'm working on that, and it was good to be reminded. I also enjoyed the talks about using our time wisely, and opening ourselves up to personal revelation. Why is personal scripture study such a hard habit to get into, and such an easy habit to break? I'm going to be working harder on that, as well as using my time more wisely. As you can see, I changed our blog title to "Anxiously Engaged" with the whole verse from D&C underneath. A couple of months ago K and I had FHE and we read this scripture and decided it would be a good family motto. It was a huge reminder to me that we should be anxiously engaged in serving each other and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So, there it is. (Any of my wonderful designer friends want to make a print for me to hang in my house?)

Also during Conference I was reminded that I don't share my testimony that readily. Ever. I'm shy, and nervous, and it just doesn't happen, not even on my blog. So, I'm going to try to be more diligent in sharing what I know, face to face, and via the internet. I already put a link to my profile over on my left sidebar. I just updated it so the it will take a few days to be reviewed and updated but check it out! I also worked on sharing my testimony and telling people at work about General Conference... It just so happens that those I chose where already LDS, ha! I'll keep trying :)

I guess that's it from me. I do know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church, and that we are children of God. He loves us and knows us by name. Joseph Smith was a prophet, just as Thomas S. Monson is today. The Book of Mormon is at true book. The Temple is the House of the Lord. We truly can be together forever. That's my simple little testimony.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I just (re)remembered this picture of Kyle and I.
I love it.
It was taken in the photo booth at Bonnie's reception (August 2009).


Just (re)found these pictures of me and Ish, and I thought I'd share because we're so great.

At Ayisha's last birthday.

At Janae's wedding, I think.
Ish is the best friend ever, and has always been there for me. We have an insane amount of pictures together, and most are super random and semi-unattractive of at least one of us, ha. We definitely need to work on taking pictures where we plan to look attractive ;)

Love you, Isha, can't wait to see you next weekenddddd.