20 November 2012

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Gospel
Jesus Christ

Mi Familia
My dad's job
My new house
The Inspirada ward
Liberty High School
The Sound of Liberty Marching Band (Clink link to see our 2012 show ;) also, at this comp. it snowed later that day. Buuurrrrr)
Good weather ;)
My Job

Mission Prep
My cousins
My young women's leaders
My grandparents

07 September 2012


Before we had moved to Nevada, I was super confident with who I was. I knew what I wanted, and I always just went with the flow, not caring what people thought of me. I wanted to continue with that attitude when we moved here, but sometimes atmospheres change, and it's difficult to maintain that confidence. I didn't just loose confidence in myself... I shoved it into a giant bush, and left it to hide underneath a whole lot of uncertainty. 
That was a tough year and a half, but I wouldn't change it for anything. It helped me find out who I was, and what I really wanted, and it also chopped my pride down a bunch.
Now that we live in our new house, and now that I attend Liberty High School, my self confidence has soared. I was so sick of hiding, but Heavenly Father gave me a new chance to start all over again.
I want to share with you things that help me

#1. If I feel cute in what I'm wearing, and in how my hair or make-up is done, I have a better day. I can actually stand up straight, and feel good about myself.
(This is actually not me, but isn't it so cute?!)

#2. Smiling makes a difference. Not just for you, but also for people around you. People love to talk with happy people. When people see you not smiling, it makes it an awkward relationship situation for anyone,  so just remember to smile.

#3. Have a positive attitude in everything. Look at it in an optimistic point-of-view.

#4. BE YOURSELF! Who cares what others think of you? 
If they don't like you for YOU, then they don't deserve to know you.

#5. Judging = nono.

 #6. Service

#7. Take a moment to just listen.
and that's about it folks! But, just because I love this quote, I'm going to add it to the mix!

Have a fantastic day!
Love, Brianne.

02 September 2012

Who am I?

This blog post is inspired by my Aunt Cris's idea.

Who am I?

I am a percussionist in my schools marching band, and right now I play the Xylophone. It is super tough, and at first I wanted to quit, but my dad wouldn't let me, and now in glad he didn't. We have a competition every Saturday in October, so we're going to be working our butts off.

I am an employee at Five Guys and Fries, and I totally love it! My co-workers are awesome, and I never feel anxious when I go to work. I enjoy it, and I love our customers. None of them are super super crabby, (But you do get a crabby one here or there) and I like getting to know new, and different people, and see how they interact with one another.

I am a tutor for three different kids, as of now! Recently I've been only tutoring for a boy named Ethan who is in 6th grade, but starting this week I'll be tutoring for a girl also in 6th grade, and a boy who is in 3rd grade! It's a good way to make some extra money, and it's easy! :)

And lastly, I am a student at Liberty High School, go patriots! I was really nervous for starting school at a new high school, but I'm liking it a lot better then my old school. I am no longer anxious, or self conscious, and I actually have friends! ;)

25 July 2012


Most of you know we have moved! Our home is so awesome with 6 bedroom and 4 bathrooms! (I even get my own of each!) We are all very happy with everything about this house, and what comes with it. The ward is amazing, the area is beautiful, and our house is spectacular! Let me just take you on a little tour of our awesome new house! 
So this is our living room, with the piano and our new couches from grandma!
 And this is our kitchen!

This is our family room!

This is my bedroom!

 and this is my bathroom!

We really love our new house, and especially the ward. They have been very inviting, and I feel really confident about living here! I'm nervous for school to start, but isn't everyone?

26 May 2012

Eyes Open -Taylor Swift

If you think of this song in a real life sort of way, it makes so much sense! We are always fighting against what is wrong, and against peer pressure. We feel, as we are growing up, the same way as Katniss does in the Hunger Games. Obviously not the the extent that teenagers are trying to kills us, but still..." Just know the difference between right and wrong, and know you're not the only one going through all of the garbage the world labels as treasure!

 Everybody's waiting, everybody's watching.  Even when you're sleeping, keep your eyes open.

 The tricky thing is yesterday we were just children playing soldiers, just pretending, dreaming dreams with happy endings. In back yards winning battles with our wooden swords, but now we step into a cruel world where everybody stands and keeps score.  Keep your eyes open.

  Everybody's waiting for you to break down. Everybody's watching to see you fall out.  Even when you're sleeping, keep your eyes open.

 Here you are, two steps ahead and staying on guard, every lesson forms a new start, they never thought you'd make it this far. But turn around they've surrounded you, it's a show down and nobody comes to save you now, but you've got something they don't, you just gotta keep your eyes open.

 Everybody's waiting for you to break down. Everybody's watching to see you fall out. Even when you're sleeping, keep your eyes open.

 Keep your feet ready, heart beat steady.  Keep your eyes open.  Keep your fame locked up. The night grows dark, keep your eyes open.

 Everybody's waiting for you to break down. Everybody's watching to see you fall out. Even when you're sleeping, keep your eyes open.

22 May 2012

A Small Part of my Testimony

Life is like a sandy beach. You have so much fun through out the day, building sand castles, and appreciating the view, but at the end of the day there is sand everywhere. Sometimes we have annoying grains of sand in our fun, testimony building, humbling lives. I feel like we need to face the grains of sand head on, like you would at the beach. Wash away all that sand, and know that you can always start fresh. Don't let it stick around. It's not like you'd be sitting in your sandy swimming suit once you got home from the beach, right? So why stand around in your grief and sins? Confront Heavenly Father about it. He'll listen, I promise you. 

 The Atonement is so important to me. Not just because Christ suffered for our sins, but also because He felt all of our grief. He knows how hard it is sometimes, and He knows how awful it feels to be sad. Knowing that He knows how I feel on a personal level helps me realize that I'm totally loved and not alone! I love knowing that, and I feel like some people forget it, or that they don't address it as often as they should. Obvi it's not the most important part of The Atonement, (being clean of our sins is) but I feel like its vital for our relationship with His Son. 

 Remember that there is always time to repent, and never feel like God doesn't want to hear from you, because he loves you, and loves to hear from you, no matter what it is you want to talk about. He understands you, and our Savior understands you. That's the conclusion of a small part of my testimony. Love, Brianne :)

20 May 2012

Going Crazy

I haven't blogged in a really long time, but we'll work on that very slowly. Life has been real hard on me lately. I've finally gotten over the "woe is me" aspect of living in Las Vegas, though. Don't get me wrong, it is still really really hard, but hey, what kind of a life would you be living if you had an easy life? A boring one, that's what. About 5 and a half months ago my dear Uncle David passed away in an awful car accident. His sweet wife Cristina is so strong, and I admire her every step of the way, but as this trial challenges our entire family, it can either make or break individuals. So far I think that our bond as a family (extended and immediate) has been strngthend beyond measures, but I don't think I'm the only one that feels The Advarsary working brutely hard against us. In many different ways too. There are some points when I feel like nothing I do will make a difference in how I feel. There are times when I just want to give up, and say "I am so done. With everything! School is too hard, being sociable is too hard, being the example is too hard, so just leave me alone and don't try to comfort me." but then I think back to WWDD? What would David do? Obviously he is watching us from Heaven, right? He can see the pain and troubles we're going through. So what can I do, in these hard times, to make David proud? To make him look to the person standing next to him in Heaven and say "That's my niece right there! I love her so much, look at how hard she is trying! I am so proud to be her uncle!". Knowing that he is now also watching me, along with the reassurance that God and His Son is also watching me, is what helps me keep Satan away. I don't ever want to ever give Satan the satisfaction of making me feel awful and sick inside, and I never want to disappoint David, or God and His Son. Yesterday I was at the temple doing some baptisms. While I was there, I remembered an experience that my mom had had while she was in the temple after David had gone. She was inside the temple, and had a feeling that David was introducing people from heaven to his family in the temple. He was telling the people from heaven that his family were the ones that were doing their temple work. As I was being baptized yesterday for people who have already passed, I knew that my uncle was right there with me, introducing me to the 5 women in whom I was being baptized for. It was such a great feeling! I miss my uncle very much, just as everyone else does. I pray everyday for his sweet Cristina to feel the Saviors love everyday! I pray that his children will be able to remember how much he loves them. I pray that my grandma and grandpa will be comforted by the spirit, and I also pray for all of his siblings who have lost a brother. I love you all, and thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts. I look forward to the day when I can hug my uncle David again! Love - Brianne