Thursday, June 30, 2011

Life Lately.

Hey guys! I haven't been around here much this week so I thought I would just give you an update on everything that has been going on.

The Hubs left this morning with his team for Turks & Caicos. Which means... YES he made the Bahamas' Men's National Team!!! I have been pretty sure that he was on the team for a while but they finally names the final 18 players on Wednesday and it is just so cool to know for sure. They seem to really like Dana so that is always a plus :). Anywho, they play on Saturday, then fly back on Sunday. Then the Turks & Caicos team comes here (as in The Bahamas) and they play them next Saturday. Whoever comes out with the most points at the end of those two games continues on to the next qualifying round. I am so anxious to see the result of this weekend's game and its only Thursday! Don't worry though guys I will somehow make it through. :)

By the way thanks for tuning into my Love Week posts last week! I so enjoyed sharing those thoughts and memories with you all. Last Friday to celebrate our anniversary (I still can't believe we have been married a year!!!) we stayed at a hotel on Paradise Island here in The Bahamas. We spent all afternoon at the Atlantis at their waterpark, then walked around the little outdoor shopping area and got some yummy treats. Later we went out for some mexican that we were craving, got to go for a little walk, and spent the rest of the evening at Atlantis just doing whatever. It was so perfect <3 On Saturday, our actual anniversary, Dana had practice so we just did regular stuff. But after we carried on one of our traditions and made brownies and watched a movie together. :) It was so good just to spend some quality time with the man that has my heart. I love him!! So excited for our years together to come.

This week we have just been hanging out and doing random stuff a lot. Dana had a scrimmage on Sunday so that was fun to watch. We also got to go out on the boat on Tuesday which is always a blast. This time things didn't go exactly as planned however ha. We started out by jigging. Jigging is a type of fishing. The boat is trolling and you throw your line in (which is literally line on a spool with a hook at the end) and you just keep jigging it to make fish notice your hook. Hard to explain.. but it is fun! Well anyways I finally got a big bite and was super excited but then it went off the line. This was my first time ever jigging so i just figured I wasn't reeling it in correctly. After that I got a few more bites but I couldn't  hook them. I was so confused. So after about an hour and a half we pulled in our lines and I look at mine and I have a stub for a hook! The first fish that bit my line must have broken it off!! For those of you that fish, you know this is not something you hear of happening everyday. So that stunk but it is whatever, I fish more for the fun of it anyways. So we moved on to our next activity, spearing. It is just like it sounds, your in snorkel gear and you swim around till you see a fish and then you dive down and try to spear it. It sounds kinda gruesome but it really isn't. So we start to put on our gear and I look at the fins and see three huge pairs. Note: I have tiny feet. To give you perspective my FIL likes to call my shoes doll shoes. So I point to the pair that say size 10-11 and say to my Hubs, "Those aren't the fins that you brought me are they?", remembering our previous conversation about those same fins the last time we went out and how they weren't the ones I had been using. He says a simple yes like he has no idea what I am fussing about. Ha so I jogged his memory and solidified it by putting my foot in the fin and showing him that my foot could basically fit in just the ankle opening. Oh how I love that man haha :) It's was ok though because the water was really too deep for me to dive anyways. I am not very good at it :( So fast forward another hour or two we decided to jig again on our way back in so I could fish with a real hook. We are trolling along and.. I get a bite!! I am reeling the sucker in and as it gets close to the boat I saw a flash of the fish and it was a beautiful fish with a bright yellow tail. I was so excited!! I finally go to swing the fish up into the boat and off my line it flops.. (insert sad face). I was so close!! Then Dana says, I think something is wrong with your hook. Sure enough, no end, just a stub. IT BROKE AGAIN! hahaha how does this rare occurrence happen to someone twice?! Decided it wasn't my day to catch a fish. Either way I just love been out on the water so I decided it was a great day that just didn't go as planned. :)

On another note I have now been in The Bahamas for almost a month... SO WEIRD. I miss home but I am loving it here all at the same time. By the end of my time here I know I will be ready to go back home but there will also be many things that I have grown to love that I will miss.

Happy Thursday Everyone!
Breanna Mae

Friday, June 24, 2011

Love Week - My Start to a Happy Ever After

Now that you have heard our beginning, here is the beginning of our happy ever after :)

So here we go...

It was my 21st birthday on a Wednesday and since we were away at school, we planned to go home for the weekend to celebrate. So on Saturday my babe and I came home from school (this is when we were still at Minnesota Morris) and my mom threw me a birhday party. I was ready for a great night full of family, friends, fun and cake! It ended up being just that. We had a mexican themed "caker" instead of a keggar (hence my 21st) and had cake shots and margaritas and a pinata! So great :) 

However, I was not ready for the HUGE suprise that came after the cake. Everyone was in my living room singing Happy Birthday (which let me tell you, is not the roomiest spot for 25 people, aka.. it was packed!) and I was standing smack dab in the middle holding my Pooh ice cream cake (thanks mom ;)). When they were done singing, I continued the regular ritual and blew out all my candles. Directly following, Dana says with the most devastated look on his face, "Babe.. you are supposed to leave one.." I was not surprised by this comment because this was typical Dana, but his behavior was making me wonder if he was up to something. He was acting nervous and that is NOT like him. Then he comes out and says, "let's change the pace a little," and proceeds to start walking towards me. My first thought was that he was going to re-light my candles so I could leave one for him ha but to my surprise, as my mom swiftly took the cake out of my hands, he instead got down on one knee in front of me and pulled a ring box out of his back pocket. I was shocked, SHOCKED, as well the rest of the room was also, because no one knew he was going to do it, except for his family and my parents. There were many slight shrieks that echoed through the room and then instant silence. I was somehow able to settle my nerves, and listen to him say a sweet sweet proposal. Then after a few moments of forgetting to give him an answer, I SAID YES :) Even though it was not at all what I would have pictured as a little girl thinking about my proposal, it was beyond absolutely perfect. I loved having it with everyone there because I got multiple video recordings, tons of pictures, and got to celebrate with everyone directly after. It was a definitely a night to remember and one I will cherish for ages. <3 

Some pics from that night:

The re-enactment..

See? Told you he is not short on personality :)

My perfect ring <3
The new in-laws!!

With the whole fam :)

This has been a year of adventure filled with growing, laughs and tears, disappointments, dream-come-trues, love, and all the in-betweens. The Hubs and I have changed and grown in immense amounts and it is crazy to look back at how different we are from a year ago, today. When we exchanged vows, I could have sworn that I wasn't going to be able to love him an ounce more than I already did and oh boy, was I wrong. I am crazy about the handsome, good-hearted, loyal, hard-working and God fearing man that he is and I love everything about him, yes even the farts and burps ;). I CANNOT wait for what God has planned for us in the years to come and to grow old with my one and only... I love you baby <3

Thanks for tuning into Love Week!

Much love,

Breanna Mae

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Love Week - Inspiration

Today, Just some things to make your heart feel warm. These are things in the real world that I see love in.

Holding hands...

Even when your wrinkly and grey.


that can be as simple as pouring your wife a cup of tea.

Gentle kisses.

Heartfelt hugs.

There are many places we can see love in our world. But above all else..

Love never fails. <3

Breanna Mae

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Love Week - God's Love

A normal wednesday night in Mobile, Alabama equals spending the evening at the Rock of Mobile (our church!). We have really grown to love our new church and have grown immensely in our relationships with God since starting their. One of the multitudes of topics that I have learned so much more about is about is God's love for us. I especially have a new understanding of how immense it is.

This fact is often overlooked but God gave his ONE AND ONLY SON to die for us, sinners, in order for us to be saved. Guys, he sacrificed his only son, gave him up to die, just so we could have a chance to be with him for eternity. Take a moment to think about that. If that isn't the definition of love, I don't know what is.

And now because of the ultimate sacrifice we can belong to him and be called his children. This is what I love!!! The love that is able to exist between us and the Father is amazing. I wish it on everyone is the world because it is soooo amazing. It is amazing to just feel that love because it is one like no other. I like to think of 1 Corinthians 13 (the looooove chapter :)) when picturing God's love. I encourage you to read the whole chapter while picturing the greatness of his love. One good verse from this chapter:

1 Corinthians 13:3 - Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing

Also when we believe in that love it enables us to do so many amazing things through him. Are you starting to see the greatness?! I could go on forever and ever!! I love this topic of love ;) I hope that you are all able to experience what I have been able to experience with my Savior!

Lastly I just want to say that I love all of my readers out there and I am thankful for all of you! :)

Breanna Mae

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LOVE WEEK - Family

Today Dana's sister and Dad are flying in!! We are very excited to see them. In celebration of that I my Love Week feature is going to be on family.

My family is to me..

F - Friends
A - Always there
M - Makes me laugh
I - Irreplaceable
Y - Year-round support

Dana and I have had many conversations about how lucky we feel to have the families that we do. We love them all so so so much. You hear too many stories about people hating to be around their in-laws and that definitely is not us. Our two families actually get together quite often, our brothers even hang out together. Ha I love that we are all so close!

Families come in many different forms and it seems like each one always has some kind of uniqueness to them, but what is great about families is they are the people that are there for you not matter what. They will love you through everything even when they don't "like" you very much. It is a love like no other and that is a gift from God that is irreplaceable.

Here are some pics of my two extremely lovely family. They are just missing my very new sister-in-law Jonna! She is a great addition to our family :)
Our family photo at Dana and I's wedding.

 For Mother's Day we gave both of our moms family photo shoots with the amazing Ri Photography. (Check her out for real!!!) We haven't done one with my family yet but below is the ones with Dana's family. It was so fun!!

I am so grateful for my family, they have brought me through many hard times and have been that support when I felt like I couldn't make it through. I love you guys!!

Breanna Mae

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love Week - Our Story

Welcome to Love Week! 

You might be wondering what Love Week is about exactly and well, Saturday is my one year anniversary (YIPPEE!!) and to celebrate that I am having a week of posts that are focused on love. <3 To start out I thought that our love story would be the best way to begin. Warning: The love I have for my Hubs is in great abundance and usually shines through my writing and therefore this post will contain a lot of mushy gushy, so proceed at your own caution.

The whirlwind of our story all begins in 10th grade... I was a student at Champlin Park High School and through the soccer grapevine had started to become friends with some soccer players at one of our rival high schools, Blaine (eek!). I had been friends with one of the guys for a while but me and some friends had started hanging out with a bunch of his friends. Shortly thereafter one of my close friends at the time started dating Dana (my current hubs for those of you who don't know) and because of that I started seeing him around a lot and we began to know more about each other. Their relationship didn't last long but we all still continued to hang out. Then one day, to my surprise, my bff asked me if I would ever be interested in Dana. "Ugh no!" I replied, not even giving it a second thought (I was a little harsh back then :/). I guess he had a little crush for me that had formed, but I was not at all interested. This made things a little awkward for a while (you know how that goes) but we got over it and I continued to hang out with who became my "blaine boys" more and more. There were many girls that actually hung out in our "group" as well but the boys were always most consistent and that is where the nickname comes in.

Over the next year our group got closer and closer, almost all of the boys played on the same soccer team and the ones that didn't trained with them often and because of this they were together a lot. I also had soccer but would be a frequent fan at their games and then where ever the night took us after that (those summer nights as a teen were the best!). I loved my group of tight knit friends but there are always some that you become closer with then others. Dana, me, Brendan, and Dave were always together whether with the whole group or not and they were quickly becoming some of my best friends. I know, I know, me and three boys sound a little weird, but I always got along better with guys in high school so that is just how everything played out. It took my Mom a while to get used to too so don't feel bad :) Dave was my first friend out of all the Blaine guys, Dana always looked out for me and made sure I was included, and Brendan, well, you just can't not love Brendan, if you knew him you would understand.. :)

If you are a regular reader here you already know that Dana has played for the Bahamas in years past in addition to this year, and well that all started the summer of his junior year. I specifically remember having a going away celebration at Applebees (our groups' "spot") the night before he was to leave for the summer. I was sad because he was beginning to be one of my best friends and I knew I would miss him. However that time spent apart proved to really solidify our bond. Him not being able to call internationally, we would talk on AIM often (remember those days?!) and emailed back and forth. He was slowly becoming my BEST friend. He was always there for me, that is the kind of person he is, and was constantly a great support to me.

The next year (Dana's senior year, my junior year) our group was together all the time, especially towards the end of the school year when soccer season started. My friends at Champlin Park started saying things like "oh you can't hang out you will probably be with your Blaine friends" haha but I didn't care, they were who I meshed with and loved being around. There are many adventures that I could tell you about but that would be totally off topic, all you need to know is it was a great year and we all became closer and closer with Dana at the forefront. We were always first with each other even when we were dating other people and he was the first one I would call when I really needed someone to talk to. This was also the year my friends/mom started to ask if I was ever going to date him. My response was always a quick no and "we are just friends."

That spring was Dana's senior prom and I remember getting a text from him saying that he had no one he wanted to go with and was wondering if there was anyway I would go with him. Ha a text?? But anyways, I thought it would be a ton of fun to go with my best friend so I of course said I would. To this day that would probably the funnest of all the school dances that I went to. We went bowling afterwards in our dresses and tuxes ha! Just one of the many crazy things we did together.

That summer he left again for the Bahamas and again I was said to see him go. However I had started playing for a Premier soccer team so my commitment level with that team was very high so I was quite busy ALL THE TIME so time went by fast. Also on the team with me was a girl, Brianna, I had been friends with for quite a while but never really got close with and we had started car pooling to all the soccer events and quickly became forever friends. It was nice to have another best friend while mine was away and to have someone to confide in. When Dana came back, he was only home for a week or so before he had to go off to college so he didn't get to hang out with Brianna that much but the quickly became friends and seemed to get along and I was very happy to see this.

Next Dana was off to college at Bowling Green which was roughly 12 hours away, which equaled him not coming home till Thanksgiving/Christmas, but this did not weaken our friendship. I even went on a 10-hour road trip with his family to see him play at one of his games. Eventually he decided that school wasn't for him and transferred to University of Wisconsin - Green Bay where I visited him also and eventually ended up going to school there. However that spring he decided Green Bay wasn't for him and transferred to yet another college, University of Minnesota - Morris, where some of the "blaine boys" were playing soccer.

So here we are my freshman year of college, going to school 8 hours apart and still best friends. He was my confidant and support. I talked to him about everything. It is kinda crazy when I look back at it because at this point I had really only seen him for a total of like a month and a half/year if that but our friendship didn't budge. Also because I never got to see him I also was always very excited about time that we got to hang out. So needless to say that when I learned he would only be home for 10 days of my christmas break because of a commitment to the Bahamas, I was so disappointed but determined to make the best of it. During that 10 days Dana, Brianna, and I were inseperable. This had been true of Brianna and I over the past year and a half so Dana just joined in on the fun :) However I started to get jealous because I was noticing all the attention Dana seemed to be giving Brianna, at one point he even called her before me, he NEVER did that. Was my best friend falling for my other best friend? Well the night before I had to go back to school, I learned that I was very wrong. Brianna had some friends over to the house including Dana AND the boy I was currently "seeing" sort-of (haha oh high school relationships). I was upstairs and Dana was downstairs clearly upset about something. I didn't know what it was until Brianna came and found me and said, "Dana likes you and can't stand not telling you anymore, he is coming to tell you". I did NOT want this to happen. When I had told people I didn't feel that way about him I was telling them the truth. I thought, "if he tells me this it is going to ruin our friendship." But I had to let him, so we sat down together and he spilled his heart out. He told me that from the first time he had my friend ask me if I was interested he had always liked me and wanted to take our relationship to the next level. I was shocked. There were times at which I wondered but I had never thought he had a thing for me for the last FOUR YEARS of our friendship. Concerning his heart, this probably wasn't the nicest thing to do but I told him I had to think about it. But it was the truth, this was huge and was going to need some serious consideration before I gave him an answer. He was my best friend, I wasn't going to take the matter lightly. So over the next week I was seriously tormented and couldn't figure out what to do. There had been moments where I had felt a slight ping in my heart for him but there was also times that I thought we would never date. I felt that there was a chance that I could begin to love him in that way but he had always been "just a friend" so I had always squashed those feelings right away if they came up. Also, I thought that if we dated and it didn't work out I would lose my best friend forever and that was the last thing I wanted to happen. I had many long conversations with some close friends and it finally dawned on me. Our relationship was changed no matter what my answer was. And, even though my relationship with God at the time was beyond dry, I felt that he was telling me he would give me a love for this man. So there my answer was, yes.

That weekend Brianna and I planned to travel to Morris for a visist and mainly so I could tell Dana my answer. Dana however didnt really want us to come because he was worried I was going to say no and then he would be stuck there with me, the girl who broke his heart. He was rooming with some of the Blaine boys there though so after talking to one of my close friends and his roommate and letting him know that it would be "ok ;)", our trip was a go. The first night we were there I convinced Dana to go run to the grocery store with me. We were acting like friends like we always had but that lingering unanswered question made things a little weird. Plus I am terrible at confrontation with these sorts of things so I didnt blurt the news until we were back in the driveway at his house. When I told him it was yes, he was SHOCKED saying, "Really??," with a big smile on his face. I don't remember how the rest of the situation went I just remember it being so cute and a little weird. And so it began...

That night was really fun but really strange at the same time. We had been just friends for so long that I was SO used to being that way with him, but now things were different. I was wary, but excited about the future to come. That night we also decided that we weren't going to officially date right away because we went to school 8 hours away from each other and decided that would be a really lame start to our relationship. So instead we just said we weren't going to date other people and we were going to get to know each other better in this light. It is ok if you are confused about this part... Everyone else was confused too Ha. It was kinda silly looking back at it but it is the thing our minds needed at the time.

Over the next semester we only saw each other a few times but talked everyday. I was really starting to have feelings for him. It was hard at the same time because we were on totally different levels. Either way I was very excited once the semester ended and we were both at home, 20 minutes away from each other :). We started dating right away. Our first "official" date was spent trying to find Minnehaha falls for a picnic (which we never did, just went to a random lake) and then to a drive in movie. It was a little weird still but perfect all the same. We became official when after a dinner date he asked me to be his girl. I very enthusiastically said yes and couldn't be more excited about it.
At a friends' wedding our first summer together :)

Our relationship had a bit of a rocky start. We already knew each other so well that our relationship started further down the road than that of a normal one. So we went straight into the second stage when you start seeing the disagreements and such. A lot of arguments ensued, but we felt it was worth it to work our way through. And that we did and just grew stronger together.

That summer an opportunity arose for me to transfer to U of M - Morris, where Dana was currently going. The coach there was wanting me to play for him, which I was wanted to do. But I was wary about it because Dana and I's relationship had just started and I was worried that going to the same school would be too much too fast. After much discussion, I decided I was going to transfer to Morris, and eventually realized that was the right choice. Our relationship was getting better and better and my feelings for Dana were getting stronger and stronger. Also it was so fun to live just a few blocks away and be able to see him everyday! We had so many great times together. Celebrating holidays, birthdays, watching each others' soccer games, and just having fun together!
He decorated for my birthday

Halloween.. we were poop and a plumber!! HAHAHA loved it :)

Our first Thanksgiving dinner together

Christmas with friends!

He came with my family on a cruise.

So fun!!

Enjoying one of our favorite things (ok mostly mine).. Dairy Queen!

It wasn't too long before those three words were said. You know the ones, I. Love.You. Dana said them to me  and I said them right back. It was the first time I had ever said those words to a boy and couldn't be happier about who was receiving them. Our relationship continued to get better and better from there and it wasn't too long before marriage became a topic. I was so excited about finally finding a guy that I could see myself spending the rest of my life with. And for the remaining parts of the story you will have to wait till Friday to hear where our story goes from here!

Whew! What a story right? I had no idea it was going to be that instensive! Now that you probably are in a dazed state from that extremely lengthy story, I hope you enjoyed what I call my Love Story and that you will be back this week to hear more about our story and other types of Love that I will be talking about. :)

With love,
Breanna Mae

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day with a side of Pictures

Happy Father's Day! Dana and I are so blessed with two amazing father's that are great leaders of their families. We are very thankful for everything they have poured into our lives over the years and wouldn't be who we are today without them. Thank you for everything, we love you Steve and Richard (Dad and Dad :))!!

On a whole other note, I feel as if I am up to my neck in unshared photos. So in light of that fact I am going to have a mostly picture post! Enjoy my recent endeavors :)

We went out to dinner with Dana's Aunt and Uncle. SO fun!! After we went to see one of their friends' bands at a cute outdoor bar called Violas.

These are some pics of my handsome hubby at practice..

Thought this one was funny :)

This is after practice.. Sweaty much?

A beautiful sunset to top it all off!

So Dana's Papa bred his Akita with another akita and these adorable things are the result! They are like mini bears full of cuteness!

After visiting them we went out to eat at the Poop Deck. Remember our talk about this? Well to top off the wonderful food the restaurant is right on the marina with B-E-A-utiful views!

Also in one week from today it is my one year wedding anniversary! I tell you.. time has flown!! In celebration of that fact I am dedicating next week to posts about the one and only LOVE <3 so stay tuned!!

Ps. I for some reason can never get my auto post to work correctly. Anyone have any tips??
Breanna Mae

Friday, June 17, 2011

Life Lately

Hello blog friends!! Life has been good around here. I feel like my body is FINALLY getting used to the intensive heat that is the Bahamas. The one positive is a work out here can be much shorter but get the same effect. That makes me happy!

Monday we got to go out on the boat with Dana's Aunt and Uncle. It was SO fun. That has always been one of my favorite things to do, especially on the ocean. We went out from Nassau a ways and found a good spot to snorkel. Then we anchored it at one of the nearby small islands.. they are everywhere down there! Then on the way home Dana got to do a little Bahamian fishing and we stopped off to get some traditional conch (pronounced 'conk') salad. Conch is the slug that lives in those big shells they sell at all the touristy stops. You know the ones that sounds like the ocean inside? It sounds disgusting but its not that bad. And they have it in many different forms down here! Conch salad is probably my fav though. We finished off the night with pizza and a movie. YUM! Unfortunately both I and the Auntie forgot our cameras so I have no pics to share from this great day.

There haven't been many highlights since then. It has been rainy here, and by that I meant random torrential rains at 30 minute intervals so I haven't seen much sun but it has been good because we need the rain! So I have been inside working on many little projects that have been on my to do list for wayyyy to long. Remember those scones I told you I was going to make? Well they turned out AWESOME and were gone by the end of the night.

This is the scones before they went in the oven. What I did not know
was they would look exactly the same when they came out.
Not so pretty.. Lesson learned.

This is my deliciousness that is called Cranberry Lemon Scone!
I was nervous because I had never made scones before and had always heard they could be dry but these were definitely the opposite and full of flavor! I would definitely recommend them. You can find the recipe over at

Also Ri Photography (a dear friend of mine) just posted some photos from my brother's wedding!! Check them out. They are AMAZING!!

Lastly... its FRIDAY!! Lets celebrate wooo!! :)
Breanna Mae

Monday, June 13, 2011

Like an Avalanche

Happy Music Monday!! I finally get to write about another song :) While I was home in Minny my brother HAD to burn me this new CD he had been listening to because he said he thought it was amazing. Well I am very glad he did because now I have it on repeat!! It is the new Hillsong - Aftermath album that was released in February and oh. my. goodness. Wowee is it a good one!!! My favorite song right now is "Like an Avalanche". Guys, it moves my heart every single time I listen to it. The words are so powerful and speak so much truth. I just can't get over how great of a song it is!! I am currently a little obsessed if you can't tell..

Savior and Friend
Breathing Your life into my heart
Your word is the lamp unto my path
Forever I'm humbled by Your love...


It is like singing a love song to Jesus (which are my favoritest ever!!). And a singing commitment of your love to him.. MAN O MAN! Ok I am stopping now because I am sure you get the point :)

As we speak I am making those lemon-cranberry scones with Nana, those ones I talked about yesterday. They are smelling delicious! I will let you know how it goes :)

Have a great start to your week!!

Breanna Mae

ps.. If anyone has been trying to look up the website I have written on my sign.. it does not exist yet!! So don't try too hard ;)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Surviving.. :)

So its been a rough couple of days here in the Bahamas.. You know how that goes ;) No actually I was just thinking this morning that I am living in a vacation! I am loving it and finally starting to get used to the hotness. The first couple of days we were here it was not as warm as normal so that helped me get acclimated. But yesterday and today have been absolutely beautiful!! The kind of weather you expect from the Bahamas.
Most my time has been filled staying around the house and getting things done that have been on the to-do list for a while. Also I have gotten to cook some fun things and hang out with Dana's Papa and Nana :) On Friday night I made a Baked Potato Soup and some homemade whole wheat rolls. YUM!

I found the recipe for the soup at She has some really great recipes!! Tomorrow Nana and I are going to try the cranberry-lemon scones :) The only things I would change about the soup is I would use more potatoes and less cauliflower and then add a little spice like some crushed red pepper. Mmmm mMMm!

Friday I also got to do something very  exciting for me!! A long time secret I have been keeping from you guys is that I have been working on an accessory line for quite some time now with hopes to opening my very own Etsy shop. (EEK! that will be a happy day :)) Anywho, the exciting part is that Dana's Auntie rents out a room in a salon where she does nails and she is lettting me put out a little display in there for my accessories!!! It is just a small little table so I am only putting out select items but it is the perfect opportunity to test things out. So we set it all up on Friday and.... I have already sold 6 items!! Yahoo!! Here is a pic of my very simple display.

I am very excited about being able to take this next step. :)

Saturday I went to another one of Dana's practices (I am so proud of him!!). It is fun to be able to support him and see all what he is experiencing. I have to say though... games are more interesting than practices so I am even more excited to see those!! I will post some action pics of practice later.

Today I went to my first Bahamian church service (oh boy that was an experience!). I was cracking up at the Bahamian modification of the words in the songs on the big screen. Got was gat, every was ev'ry, victory was vic'try, to name a few. Ha I knew they talked like that but didn't know they would change the display. I was lovin it. After we went to the pool and met up with some family. Then it was off to see Papa and Nana's dogs' puppies and dinner at The Poop Deck. And yes, the food is actually amazing at a place called The Poop Deck :).  This pics will also come later.

I hope you all have had an amazing weekend!
Much Love,
Breanna Mae

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Extended Recap :)

I am so sorry I have been away for so long! Like normal life just fills up so fast and things have been crazy!! All I can say about this past extended weekend is OOFTA! I am very tired after it is all said and done but had sooo much fun at the same time :)

It started with Thursday... which was when my Hubby FINALLY came home!! It had been 16 days but felt like an eternity!!! I love him so stinkin much and it has been SO good to have him back home :) However he didnt fly in until 11:40pm (yuck!) so I jam packed my day with activities in order to stay distracted and oh boy did it work. In the morning I dropped of our car at the repair shop and then ran errands and got yummy Caribou with the MIL. Then we came home and I vacuumed her car then got ready for the day. After that we went to pick up my sissy-in-law and her friend from school and headed to the mall. We had to find outfits for many different occasions which took a while. I like to call my SIL a fashionista and that takes work!! After all of that we went and picked up my car then I headed home to help finish up some of my brother's wedding stuff. THEN I headed to Applebees to have some quality girl time with my cute forever friends Jillian and Sarah (who both have blogs!!). It was fun to just sit and chat. But once 11 came around I was off to pick up my hubby and actually saw his plane descending in the sky on the way there!! :) So yes, quite the day, and thats only THURSDAY! whew... Ok, breathe.... And continue.

Friday wedding stuff was in full swing because my brother's wedding was on Saturday! I helped my mom with stuff and ran errands and worked on the hair pieces that all the girls would be wearing in their hair. A lot of work BUT so much more fun than normal because I had my babe by my side <3. Then we met up with the girls to get our nails done and after that the grooms dinner! It was a great night filled with laughter and yummy barbecue :)

Saturday was an early start because the wedding was at four. We started out with getting our hair done and then normal activities commenced from there! It all went super well and the wedding was one of the most beautiful that I had ever been to. The couples' prayer was that first and foremost God would be glorified and I feel that wish was fulfilled more than anyone could have hoped for. YAYYYY! I am so happy for them and am so excited they get to experience the miracle that married life is!! <3 The wedding was also so fun for me because it was the first wedding I had been to since my own and I got to walk down the aisle with my hubby!! It was so special to me. Such an amazing day all together!!

Currently The Hubs and I are in the Bahamas (woohooo!!). We just flew in a few hours ago. It was a long day of travel, never really enjoy that part.., but we are here now and I am so excited to experience some tropical weather and scenery!! The Hubs is excited to get back to practicing with the team after being away. I am excited to watch! I love supporting my hubby, one of my favorite past times :)

Now that I have written you a novel, I will leave you with a few pics from the wedding.

My beautiful seester is modeling the hair pieces I made for all the bridesmaids :)
This is me with the Hubs and his siblings

We did a "Sister Dance" at the reception, SO fun!

Oh just dancing the night away with the love of my life <3

Me with one of the cute flower girls :)
Blessings on your week!
Breanna Mae