Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Live Your Life

So Grant and I are still loving all the time we get to spend together. It is so much fun. We obviously are still very much enjoying television. Granty poo does such an amazing job at always making sure we have our favorite shows recorded. Basically our collection of recorded shows contains- Oprah (I can't even express how much I love that I get to watch my Oprah, I swear I learn more from that show than I did in High School. Make fun if you want), Cash Cab (Grant is SOOOOO obsessed. He yells out every answer), Wife Swap and Planet Earth. And I think maybe the Debates are on there too. Anyway we love it. Especially with dessert.

We have been able to spend a lot of time with family lately. Grandma Barnes flew out here for her birthday and Dave's, as well as the Iversons and then of course Daddy Barnes and Luke. We spent the night together with everyone playing volleyball, eating and just visiting. 

I don't have a picture of just Trevor & Heidi but they are engaged! woohoo! 
Me, Kara & Heidi.

Another new and exciting thing- we bought our future children their first present. Random I know but I get so eager to read to them, I almost considered wrapping them up. ha ?

Jess and I took half a day last week to just go and explore American Fork Canyon. It was breathtaking and so much fun. Life feels stress free in the mountains. The colors are stunning. Plus I have learned a lot from Planet Earth, I wanted so badly to run into some kind of cool animal.

Conference weekend was a blast. We watched the sessions Saturday and then while Grant went with his family of boys to the Priesthood session.... My mom, little Cam, Jess and I went out to eat and then to Aida (my favorite) at the Hale Center Theatre.

On Sunday we went down to my Grandma's farm for Conference. We had a wonderful lunch and Grant had fun dancing with the cows. Literally.  The boys all played together. This picture is my favorite; my dad and little brothers trying to catch the football.

And last but not least we have actually ridden the money thief out of our lives forever. Yes, we said goodbye forever to my sweet old Ford Focus.

OUt with the OLd and in with the NEW. I am so excited to be able to drive a reliable car. I can't even express my gratitude. I don't even know what it will be like to not have to start my car from popping the hood and pushing buttons or pulling wires. And unlocking and locking the door from a few steps away? I am so happy.

P.S. I might also add that buying a car all by ourselves (with more than a few phone calls to daddy.. making sure we were making the best choice) made me feel extremely adult and totally smart.

13 sweet thoughts:

Jess and Matt said...

Yay, a new car! That is so exciting. I am jealous of your Dr. Seuss books...I am going to have to break down and buy them, because they are awesome and I am always wishing that I had them. Oh---and I too am obsessed with Oprah. I am sad we don't have our TV anymore, because like you, I have learned a heck of a lot in just about every area of life...and I find myself trying to enlighten people with stuff I learned from her show...haha.

paige and jord said...

nice wheels britt! seriously such a cute car... and its so funny about the dr. suess books because everytime i go to thanksgiving point or to such cute boutiques, i am so tempted to by things for the future littles.... isn't it funny? but because we are married, we can get away with things like that ;)

The Browns said...

I have a few things to say about your post:
1. I am glad that you updated your blog. It is more than i can say about ours (but I am blaming Troy for that).
2. It makes me so happy that you are back with your families and get to spend time with them.
3. Where did you get your Dr. Seuss collection? I feel that would be a fabulous purchase.
4. Yay for getting a new car. It really is the greatest feeling. Your first car purchase together.
5. Why don't we hang out
6. Why don't we hang out
7. Why don't we hang out
Oh and one more thing

Aubrey said...

Hi girlie.
Your car is very cute, you did a good job! I did have fun w/grandma, I need to go down and spend a day with her. Oh and I LOVE Dr Seus, yay! We need to see you guys, isn't it about time for a family party? :) We are all about the parties...

Elise and John said...

wow the mountains are so beautiful! And i love the new car! Congrats and we're glad your back in the state!!! Love you guys!

The Bentleys said...

oh man, i died when you called him "Granty Poo". Congrats on the new car!! I am missing the Utah fall weather so badly right now so thank you for those pics!

Jake and Jenna said...

i am obsessed with you in every single way. loves.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new car!! It feels so good to have something reliable. How is Jess doing? Next time you see her tell her I said hi.

Rachel Leigh said...

Love your new car! What kind is it? I love the pictures of the mountains, they are so pretty!

Rachel Leigh said...

Did you hear about the Celine Dion contest on Lifetime channel?? Just wanted to make sure you knew...

Logan and Jennilee said...

message for grant (and Brittney too...if you want)! This is Logan and Jennilee...we found ur blog and excited to see you are doing well! How is Steve the alligator? We got a chicken who's name is Henrietta and she says Hi...and she's black. Love the Calkins

Nate and Bre said...

Nice Car! Love, love, love it. I miss you guys!

Trudy and Jamo Fitt said...

OKAY....i love the post about the nie's sister wrote about how mr.neilson woke her up once and he can do it again!!!!!! did you read that one...? oh my! It made me so happy. ya know. i love every single pic you posted, how cute are you!!! you look so pretty! how much $$$ should i save up for our big day of shopping? I am stressed because all my birthday money will buy 1 pair of jeans....but it's all good. i am VERY excited about #3 & #4! :)