Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Memories of Charlotte's Web

Tonight I went to dinner with Lindsay and Andi. We were all roommates in Provo at Charlotte’s Web. Yep, that was the name of the house we lived in. What? Your house doesn’t have a name? Are you crazy? Every house should have a name, right? Wait. Is that just a BYU Off-Campus Housing thing? Oh ya – I guess it is. Turns out my condo I recently bought is still nameless. Now taking suggestions – please submit to brigitteeppley.blogspot.com. The winner will receive…um…something great, I’m sure!

Crap, I got a little off track there for a minute. Anyway, we lived together at Charlotte’s Web (go ahead – guess why it was called that!) in…um…1996? Maybe it was 1997? Either way, either year – I loved living with these girls! They were always fun – and never any drama. All of you who have lived with multiple girls in a small apartment can attest to loving the semesters spent living with drama-free girls!

Just thinking about some of the fun times makes me laugh. Remember when our door got snow-packed? And, Andi’s duet with Matt singing “She sees a diamond.” I think that was the same ward activity where we all sang “We are Family.” Fun times! What about the night we went disco skating? I can vividly see Rob’s purple, stretchy, flared pants. Wow!! Those were…um…sexy! Remember how ridiculously dark Lindsay got from working at Seven Peaks? Let’s see, other memories that come to mind: The Manti Pageant. Andi’s cabin. My BMW. Lindsay’s yellow car. The day mine and Lindsay’s closet got flooded! Bug! How Linae used to color in Disney coloring books. I could go on and on…

I sit here now wishing I could go back to Provo, back to the BYU 57th Ward, back to Charlotte’s Web, back to the days of living with Lindsay and Andi in the basement of a house that was infested with spiders. Those were the days! Seriously, the biggest stress for me then was probably what to wear to church.

But then, at the same time, I love who I have become and I love my life now. The good news is, it is because of friends like Lindsay and Andi that I am who I am today. So – thanks girls!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Do Two Halves make a WHOLE?

Marathon...that is!

On Saturday (along with my mom, sister, and brother-in-law) I ran the Salt Lake Half-Marathon. Even with the two toenails that are now falling off, I have to admit that I LOVE TO RUN!

Official Finish Time: 1:58:30 -- that's ONE minute faster than my previous time. YEAH!

Our cheer squad (Dad, Lisa, Nathan, Emily, and Wyatt) woke up early and staked out their spots along the route. They were able to see all of us at three different spots throughout the race. Every time I heard them scream, and saw them jumping up and down to cheer I swear my pace picked up a bit.
There were also a few other people there to cheer, at different spots along the route. I loved that they were there smiling, waving, and screaming my name! Thanks to: Myron & Carol, Chuck & Beth, The Howell's (Boyfriend & Buddha), The Amakasu's, and The Evans'.

A little shout out to my amazing mom: She took 2nd place in her age-division! Seriously? How amazing is she? I am constantly impressed by, among a million-trillion other things, her desire and devotion to staying in shape and living a healthy life. Thanks for being such a great example, Mom!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Peer Pressure!

You know how you're told to never give in to peer-pressure? Just say NO! Well, truth be known, I've tried and tried to abstain. I promise! I've done everything that my primary, Sunday school, and young women leaders have told me to do when faced with temptation. Honestly! I even keep the 'For The Strength of Youth' pamphlet with me at all times...just in case. But, everyone (yes Mom, everyone!) keeps using their conniving tactics and I have finally (feeling defeated!) given in. I'm shocked and appalled at myself. What else was I supposed to do, really? But, now that I've done it I just want to shout, "Hey! Look at me! I'm blogging!"

Here we go! I've joined the Blogging Community, and I couldn't be more excited. Well, that's not true. I can think of a couple of things that would make me more excited. But, I'll leave that for another day, another time, another BLOG.

I title my blog "Just So You Know" mostly because it is one of my favorite phrases, but also because, seriously, this is my life...just so you know!