December 31, 2010

Day 4

A favorite quote:
"I believe that in our own individual ways, God takes us to the grove or the mountain or the temple and there shows us the wonder of what His plan is for us. We may not see it as fully as Moses or Nephi or the brother of Jared did, but we see as much as we need to see in order to know the Lord’s will for us and to know that He loves us beyond mortal comprehension.

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Cast Not Away Therefore Your ConfidenceBYU Devotional,  2 March 1999

This is an incredible talk I discovered not too long ago. You can read it here.

December 30, 2010

Day 3

I'm definitely a people person. I get the majority of my happiness from the relationships I create with people. Especially those I love such as family, friends, significant others, etc. 

Day 3 - A picture of you and your friends.

Since I'm such a social bug and spend most of my time being with people, this challenge was especially hard because I couldn't pick just one picture. So I cheated. You get 10 pictures. :)

 My brother Brian. We have pretty much been BFF's since birth.

 My siblings :) Jordan, Jayson, Tyler, Angi, Brian, and Me

My mom and dad. They just celebrated their 22nd anniversary!

The cuties...

 I'd like to introduce you to Carrie Marie Helland.
We've been together through it all (ever since 8th grade.) 
I wuv you Cewie!

 Sister Shannon Carlson. She's out serving a mission in Russia. I love you girl!

My SBO family! Even though we don't see each other very often, I know we'll be good friends forever.
Hoyt, Heather, Rochelle, Blake, Shay, Lindsey, 
Jason, Shannon, myself, and Andy.
And even though she's not pictured, we can't forget Sheenie Weenie, our advisor.

Jared, Amy Anderson CANNON, Mason, me and Court 

 Whitney and Ashley--some of my roomies this past semester.
Absolutely HILARIOUS.

 Amy, Court, Shelbs, Jared, Mason and I.
(Some of my greatest friends yet)

This post reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:

"True friendship isn't about being there when it's convenient; 
it's about being there when it's not."

I love you all!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year!

Day 2

Oops I'm late. Off to a bad start on this new challenge... ha

Day 2 - The meaning behind your blog name.

To be honest, I don't have much to say about it. Pretty Britty is a nickname my parents gave years ago and it's just stuck. It probably started when I was about this big...

(This is me and my cousin Alyssa. I'm the one on the left)

Pretty Britty
I hope it doesn't sound selfish
or conceited.
Because that's not what I intended.
I really like it. 
It rhymes.
And it makes me feel beautiful each time I hear it.
We all need a little bit of that in our lives.

December 28, 2010


So I decided I need a new hobby. I don't use my blog much, but I enjoy it when I do. I've seen some of my friends do blogging challenges to get into a better habit of blogging, and I decided to do the same. Here it goes!

Day 1 - A recent picture and 15 interesting facts about yourself

  1. I'm a junior at BYU. My major is Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (FACS-Ed) You graduate with your teaching degree, so basically that's a fancy way of saying that I'll be a Home-ec teacher. 1 1/2 years to go!!
  2. I'm the oldest of six kids. It has it's pros and cons, but I mostly love it.
  3. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  4. I'm reading the Hunger Games right now and I love it!
  5. My favorite color is PINK!
  6. I LOVE trucks.
  7. My dream car would be either a GMC Sierra or a 1970's Chevy truck.
  8. I'd rather stay up late than wake up early.
  9. I'm  a grammar nerd. It drives me nuts when people spell contractions wrong. (your, you're; there, their, they're) Beware. I'll correct you.
  10. I could listen to piano music all day long and not get sick of it. 
  11. Back in 2008 I went on over 50 dates. :) It was fun...and exhausting. I'd definitely say I'm experienced, but I don't believe in "dating experts." There is always more to learn.
  12. I love vanilla frostys.
  13. I hate Lady Gaga. And Ke$ha.
  14. I feel naked when I'm not wearing earrings.
  15. I love eating snow.