Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I almost forgot it's my bestest best friend's birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Well i've been promoted to manager at coldstone which is great i feel really accomplished and just good about myself. it feels a bit weird and kinda scary but i'm excited :) i was sustained in my ward as well as a few others yesterday so my papers will finally be in pretty soon i'm super excited for that. Everything seems to be pretty great :) however i feel funny lately like just not as happy as i feel like i should. idk just all this great stuff i feel like i should be ecstatic but i'm kinda just eh even sorta down lately i don't know maybe just realizing like how real everything is becoming anyway that's the news for tonight

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Goblin Valley

So on monday i went to goblin valley with some co-workers. at first i was kinda like welllll it's something to do but its goblin valley so really how fun can it be? i've never really loved goblin valley since honestly there isn't a ton to do there. So on the way down i tried to convince the guy that organized it that we should go to arches instead. I almost pulled it off but in the end we went to goblin valley. So i decided what the heck might as well enjoy the adventure. We started out by looking for this cave to do silhouette pictures and well long story short we didn't find it instead we ended up on the top of a plateau which had an incredible view! plus it was an epic hike up. so this first picture is a panoramic with mr. watabe in it and that is the view we had plus the other two it was just amazing.

next we had to get down which me and andy had a fun time with because we are comfortable climbers but the girls had a hard time in fact i thought they might kill us. so when we finally got down we decided to head back to the car for lunch. but then we found a deep cave so of course we had to explore. We crawled it and could see light coming from somewhere but there was a dark stretch so we turned on my iphone light and pushed forward and found a huge empty hollow with a hole in the ceiling which the light was coming from. we called this our club house and started talking and carving our names into the secret walls. we stayed here for probably an hour glad to be out of the heat then carried on back to the car for lunch. after lunch it was back out to explore and we finally found the cave for silhouettes :D sadly my camera died so no pictures of that but it was fun. 

Next we decided to look for more caves or cool canyons. however it was sooo hot so we found a shady canyon and then we all fell asleep for about an hour. once we all woke up fresh it was time to continue and we found an excellent huge canyon with many forks to explore! the girls waited back while me and andy climbed up to see if it was as good as it looked. as we entered we noticed two pairs of shoes.... strange but continued then we saw the four feet they belonged to, on top of each other... rocking gently back and forth.... yeah we just walked in on people having what appeared to be outdoor sex or hardcore make out session. so we turned around and came out with funny looks on our faces when the girls saw us they asked what on earth happened and we told them and for the rest of the day that was our joke. we hiked around for another hour then started our trip back home. 

this is were things got bad we had not been driving with fuel economy in mind... by that i mean we were driving 90-100 in a mini van and we soon had our "hey idiots you're out of gas" light come on. suddenly we realized how far it was to Price still. so we prayed that we'd make it the last 30 miles of up hill on our fumes. at fifteen miles we could tell it would be close as the gas light started beeping at us. we got into town and the car died... luckily we could coast right into the gas station. I took this as a sign from God saying I helped you out this time but don't be so retarded in the future. we decided to just get dinner at the subway by the gas station and it was surprisingly good despite the ladies making it being angry old betty's. 

Anyway i had a great time and decided goblin valley is awesome when you go with older people and can explore more extreme places in it :) next time i'll go with just guys so we can really get into it. but the girls we were with did amazing despite andy and I not picking the easiest stuff to do. 

Monday, June 4, 2012


probably just ignore this, just really kinda ranting to myself to get it out.

So basically my bishop is the most ridiculous man on the planet! yesterday he told me everything was great and we would be interviewing/ordaining me to an elder soon. I texted him today to find out if i needed to be doing anything to speed the process along and he sent me a text saying well he has some concerns as well as the stake president. This confused me if he had concerns why didn't he bring them up when i was with him? secondly we have a brand new stake president how could he have concerns he has no idea who i am? so i asked my bishop what concerns they had to which i got no reply so i decided to send another text this time telling him how i have actually felt through the whole process which is just aattacked and judged every step of the way. to which he replied brayden (notice he can't even spell my name right after 4 years..... yeah i feel like you care about me) its not concerns about your mission don't worry i'm excited for that we just want some things set in place. So i replied well then perhaps concerns is an inaccurate word and should not have been used. and you didn't answer my question but what does he want set in place? again he ignored the question and said we just needed to meet. now completely frustrated i told my mom about it and she called him, he told her the concerns were about my attendance. (not sure why he couldn't tell me that.) But this is the most ridiculous excuse because i'm basically a single father in that i get myself and my three siblings ready and to church yes i am late alot but getting three kids up and ready alone is hard and from 16-18 most guys wouldn't go period but i at least try. the concerns were that i was late this week, missed last week i was at a farewell and i told him that, and the week before i was puking my guts out which i also told him so i can't see why i'm in trouble. we brought this up and basically proved how flawed his logic is. the next text i received was i (bishop) have permission to interview you for elder, (well no duh there shouldn't have been a question in the first place you just hate my family and dislike me because you are one of the most over zealous and judgmental men i've ever met in my life) so he said i'm only free wednesday at 8... well ok fine i'll call off work cause it's that important to me, even though i need the money for my mission whatever. then he tells me i also need to go to the meeting with my mother on thursday at 8...... ok fine 11 hours of work thrown out the window to jump through your ridiculous and unnecessary hoops. then he informs me he wants to see me on sunday as well!!! i told him i would be gone this sunday in Brigham city for another farewell, but i told him "ok i will skip out on this very important farewell that i already told you i would be gone for just to come to this meeting" to which he said great is 7 ok? WTF?! you're really going to make me miss that? so now i'm not spending time with my family which i hardly ever get to do because i'm never home and my parents are rarely home as well. so i just replied to him "peachy" still no apology when you can clearly tell how irritated i am but whatever.

anyway if you made it to this point you need something happy probably so how about some kittens or something?


precious!!! :D