Monday, January 3, 2011

Good Times 2010

Back to Logan.  Missed it.  Lots of good learning experiences. Lots of
great new friends and good times.  
Spring Break 2010 at San Dee with Kynzie, Melissa the Marshall, and Laurel.
Sun, wind, good food, and one encounter with a young lad from Germany.
Spending time up at the family cabin in Kamas.  They have some great little
finds up in that area.  This is when my cousins from Washington came to
visit.  We had sandwiches and shakes at this diner for lunch. Yum.

The lovely women of PV35. Minus Peanut.  Jen and her crossfit. Melissa and
her never getting sleep.  Madison and her stories about Katelyn.  Kynzie and
her . . . ahem, "dance".  Kynzie is married now, by the way.  It happens.

Back to Montana.  Terribly missing this place at the moment.  This is the
Geyser Grill.  Have worked there previously.  Made it a home with (at one
point) 6 others this summer.  See the window at the top left?  My room. You
could even access the "deck" from crawling out the window. Lovely right?

Stephen Covey's family hired me to clean some giant cabin of theirs out by
Denny Creek Road.  I took this photo one morning while headed out there.

Wild West Pizzeria.  One of my three jobs in West Yell.  My absolute favorite
job this summer.  Grant (as pictured) and I worked a few nights together each
week.  We also made shift meals together and shared.  This here is my first
pizza I concocted.  Yummah.

Right in time for 4th of July-ness my family did another great shindig down
in the land of Mexico.  Oh by the way my brother's moving there in Feb. For
two years. 24 months.  However you see it.  And as you can see he's going to
blend right in. No clue where we are in this photo but rest assured knowing
that we had a great time.
Barcelo Maya.  We love this resort.

Hermanas :)

Also snagged the cutest black lab EVER and brought him home.  Jack is
great.  Jack is (now) huge.  Jack thinks he is human.  Tonight I taught him
what "tupperware" and "iPad" mean.

And the long anticipated moment: leaving for Spain!  This is me: fresh,
excited, at the top of my game.  About to endure some major jet lag.

This photo is a little close.  Oh well.  Mother came and visited.  Two incredible
weeks in Spain, Italy, and France.  Probably the best trip of my life thus far.

Paris. France. City of lights.
Came home from Spain.  The siblings were thankfully here.  Corrine arranged
a fun photo shoot before Christmas.  She gave some great photos to Dad.
He loved it.

The offspring.
Christmas morning.  Here I am, stoked about something.  The first Christmas
I have experienced where everyone slept in.  Is that kind of sad?  I think so.

We ate delicious food every five seconds.  My mother made about six different
kinds of incredible Christmas cookies.  These shortbreads: killer.

Needless to say, I won the award for ugliest sweater at the party attended that
night.  Grandma Japanese was nice and told me I looked pretty.  So great to
be with her and the whole family.  Great to be home.  Great to be alive.
Thanks 2010 for more than I could have hoped for.  And as for 2011 I'll roll
with the punches and not expect much.  Because that's just me. I'm a realist.


Melanie said...

Very good times. I am a bit glad that Good Times 2011 will require you to be in the state most of the time. Love you.

natalie said...

such a great year brooke. can't WAIT to see you.
for longer than 24 hours.

Si said...

ah Brookles. great post. the pic of the whole fam taken in the gelato shop in Playa.
Loved traveling w you. love having you home. Well, our home. not the other place you call HOME :|

Danielle Ycmat said...

Brooke, can I live vicariously through you?

Seriously. So many fun things.

Happy New Year! Welcome back! :)

Kimi said...

Thanks for taking us along on all your exciting adventures last year!

But it really is so great to have you back and to see your face in the 3D. And without needing the glasses.

I love your captions with your cleverly funny wordage. You are always entertaining, as well as beautiful and amazing.

Looking forward to your continuing adventures at USU!

mal blair said...

all this time i stalked your blog & your journeys all over the place, i didn't realize you're from logan.. my best friend lives up there! :]

anyways, for some blog award i got - i had to tell 15 blogs i stalk & tell the person.. well, you made the list! so, hope it doesn't creep you out or anything - but i love your blog! :]

Madison Beyers said...

fabulous post brookie. i believe that 2011 will be spectacular and i can fill you with a plethora of new stories!!

PS>> your sister ROCKS a middle part.

Roxy Te said...

aww you have a beautiful family! Grandma Japanese? I'm guessing there's some Asian in there somewhere? hahah My A is half thai, half American so I might be biased, but I think people with a mixed heritage are the most beautiful!! I saw that you craved guac everyday, as do I!, so I just had to come visit :) Cheers to the weekend! Roxy