Monday, September 7, 2009

August Ago-go

So yes, we haven't kept this blog up-to-date so I'm going to give a quick run down of a few of the exciting things that happened while we have been on cyber vacation. Many of you may know that Jed and I trained and completed a half marathon this August! Jed comes from a family of marathon runners and ran the St. George marathon himself a few years ago. My runnning experience on the other hand is more like mentally sprinting from my problems, so although I welcomed the thought of exercising with the panicked purpose of a real running race, I was a bit terrified. Even though Jed told me that anyone can run long distances if they put their mind to it, I couldn't help but reminded of the famed runner at the battle of "Marathon" who ran the 26 miles and then DIED. During training, this story did not seem so far-fetched. HOWEVER, my attitude did a complete 180 after being sucked into the marvelously written novel Born to Run. Here is a link to a book synopsis:

This book seriously inspired me SO much! If you've been aroun me this past month more than likely you've heard me get on my soapbox about it. All I have to say is that I went from absolutely fearing the half marathon to just wanting to enjoy it. My end goal was to love the experience. Here are pictures of Jed and I that fated day, care of the fabulous Bre. You can see for yourself how I was feeling ovet the finish line! : )

Although I finished last out of the Briggs family (Mylissa did like 7 min 30 sec miles and placed in her age group, Jed's mom won first in her age division and Steve and Jed both rocked the course at like 8 to 9 minute miles), I still averaged 10 minute 40 second miles! I beat my goal by like 5 minutes a mile...

Also this month I started back at Yo Gabba Gabba! Season Three. We did voiceover all during the month of August and we just finished out first week of filming last week. I LOVE my work. Everyday of filming we dress up for different themes for prizes at lunch. We had B movie day, OSHA safety day, D-Day, Mrs. Doubtfire day, Birthday/Monobrow day, Fedora/Vato day. I am just so priveleged to be around such fun people. You can see some of the awesome costumes on our Yo Blogga Blogga! link.

Today for Labor Day, we got together with Jed's best friends Patrick and Alex and their killer cool wifeys- Patricia and Kathy and they indulged me (for their kids sake too) in watching some Season 2 YGG episodes and I forget how absolutely hilarious and rad the show is. We just pray that it won't be another Arrested Develoopment and get cut off just as it's getting momentum.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Passover PAR-TAY

At the moment, Jed and I are watching the Ten Commandments. Jed got it as an Easter present for us and I'm quite impressed. I've never seen it before actually and Jed tells me that this movie framed the way he viewed the scriptures and his experiences at BYU Jerusalem years ago. Even though the Ten Commandments may not be totally historically accurate....but they did try to use the most historical sources they could find, it's reminding me how much Moses's story was an archetype of Christ. In a way they are foil deliverers. Moses was the son of slaves but raised in the most elaborate palaces the world has to offer. He was called to physically liberate his people. Christ was born with Kingly lineage but raised in the most humble circumstances. He was called to spiritually liberate His people. The coincidences don't stop there--shepherd metaphors (Moses' use of a shepherd staff), rejection/banishment, miracles, etc...

Anyway, just a few days ago we celebrated the Exodus! This was my 2nd annual Passover feast. I am fascinated by Jewish culture and people.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Magazine Thinks We're Hip Enough to be 'Square'

Square Magazine liked our l'il wedding and posted some photos from it. Enjoy!!

Emma and Jed’s wedding was all about colors and culture. Emma had lived in Hawaii, so she incorporated Hawaiian and Asian influences into her décor for a classy, tropical feel.

“I wanted a wedding that included my favorite colors and the cultures I love,” Emma says.

Emma also has a thing for all things vintage, so she added that into the mix with a self-designed vintage style dress made by Nancy Barrus Couture in Provo and real antique vases from Man on the Moon Antiques in Provo.

Emma’s advice for brides to be: “In the midst of your wedding planning, take time to think through why you are marrying your fiancé. After the wedding is over, all you have is him. I was lucky to have picked a great guy.”

Parasols were shipped from Thailand for each bridesmaid. Handmade bowties were made for all the boys. The couple asked their artistic family members and friends to paint pictures to display at their reception.

The bride designed the cake herself, and Dick’s Market in Bountiful pulled it off for under $200. The couple’s wedding was a marriage of vintage, Hawaiian, Asian and Victorian themes.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas Music 2008 on iTunes!

Check out my iMix Christmas music: It's a Christmas Miracle!

For more Christmas tunes: Indie Rock Christmas Songs

Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson "Winter Song"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

John & Yoko

Yoko, John, Terror Pumpkin Head, Mother Gardner

Happy X-mas! War is Over!

Happy Christmas (War is over) - John Lennon & Yoko and The Plastic Ono band

Thursday, October 23, 2008

california wedding photos!!!

We took some more wedding photos in California when we were out there for an open house. Emma's cousin Amelia took them and they are fabulous. Thanks Amelia!

Click here.



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