Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Brigham Young University - Rexburg, Idaho

We are completely done at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
There is not one more assignment we have to turn in at this school.
I honestly have no idea what I am feeling right now.
I kinda feel anxious. or like I wanna cry. or scream. or burst with joy.
What an experience.
Andrew and I are both leaving as Juniors with an Associates in General Studies.

Completely Bitter Sweet.
The past three years have been years we will never forget.
We met some of the most amazing people.
We met each other HERE.

Ohhh Small Town Rexburg.
I will NOT say it has been easy. and I will definitely not say that I have loved it here all of the time. but it has been a crazy ride.
Let's take a look back on this journey shall we? Hold on it's a LONG one.

(alright so i am starting with my experiences before marriage)

Night at the Ice Caves 

View from my apartment 

Apartment 604

My 18th Birthday with great great friends 

Mesa Falls 

Time Out for Women 

Best Friends 

Meeting the guy who wrote "Charly" at work 

Meeting Superman 

my dear dear friend aleni, best person, EVER, to work with

Dating the future Mr. 

Supermans party hanging out with the Morgans. 

Apartment 115

Date to see pond skimming 

Taeden Lewis Checketts was Born 

A few hours before he asked me to marry him 

Our First Pet

Noah's Ark Party 

My 20th Birthday 

Playing with old Roommates

Going to the Sand Dunes 


Watching Andrew Play Sports 


Playing with my favorite little man 

Scaring at the Straw Maze 
Ultimate Dodge Ball Game 

Our Christmas Tree 

Playing with Friends 

Time out for Women 

Feeding Ducks 

Picking Apples 

Got my Associates Degree 

Watching more sports 

Baby Taeden turned 2 and is becoming a big brother :)

Shooting with friends and watching people blow things up and watching the sun set. 

Rexburg you have SO many memories for us. It has been great. 
We are sad and nervous to move but also very excited to have many many more adventures. 
Now time to go Celebrate with an awesome Date Night :) 
love, alex&andrew 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Best Friends & Fireworks

The 4th of July has also come and gone. Man I really need to get back into my blogging habit and picture taking habit. It was a great day. We went to Provo Tuesday night after saying goodbye to my family. Wednesday morning we went to the Provo parade and it was great! I got to see Stephanie Neilson for like a split second and a half but it was AWESOME. She is seriously my hero and I would love to meet her some day. (I actually just finished her amazing book yesterday.. but maybe more on that later) So yes awesome parade.

Then we met up with Andrews best friend Logan who we haven't seen in like a year and his FIANCE! Man they are so cute together. and her name is Alex. How ironic is that??? It makes me laugh a little every time I think about it. But its great. Her and I decided we shall be best friends. I like making new friends, especially when it is a couple that we both like. We went to Tucanos with them which is pretty much the best restaurant EVER! So much good unlimited food. I have been missing out for sure! Then we went on a little stroll through Provo canyon by the waterfalls. soooo beautiful. Then off to Sub zero to cool ourselves down because man was it HOT! it was wonderful though.

To end the day we went to Utah Lake with our friends the Turnbulls to go night tubing. (Night Tubing= where you go tubing at night and you wear glow sticks so when you fall off they can find you in the water..ha) It was great. and then once the fireworks started we stopped the boat and watched all of the firework shows in the provo valley area..thing.

So I just wrote a novel and its boring and I have no pictures. I will try to be more exciting next time and not wait so long.. haha I'm working on it. Finals are this week and next so I will be done soon and then the moving begins! AH crazy times. I looooove it.
Hope you enjoyed this awesome, informative, loving blog post.
Until next time, ENJOY!
love, alex&andrew

I found some sweet photos to share :) 
Is this not the cutest thing you have ever seen?? 

Andrew and Logan at Logan's Homecoming.. over a year ago. 

Bitter Sweet Times

I have wanted to blog for a while but didn't really know what to say. and Honestly I still don't.
I want to keep this blog like a journal and write down the good and the bad times. So I guess it is time for a not so good time.
My Grandpa Brown passed away on Thursday June 21st, 2012. It was a shocker. He had had his gall bladder removed and was recovering so I thought he was doing good. But things took a turn for the worst.
Honestly, I know he is in a much better place now and I know that he isn't hurting, and his body isn't causing him trouble. What a wonderful thing to think about! And I know he is there chilling with his mom and dad and brothers. What a great reunion that must have been.
Honestly it hit me pretty hard. It was the first person close to me that I have had pass away and let me tell you I do NOT like it. but I know it is okay and I will see him again. For now I will remember the sweet memories that I have of him.
One of the last times we had a good long conversation was when he took me around his whole house and told me all about the treasures he has collected over the years. It was great to hear his stories and see of his excitement and remembering his life experiences.
And then another one of the last convos was me telling him about Andrew and I going to BYU. He was really excited for us. I am glad we get to go to his alma mater.

Now to make a sad time happy my family was able to drive out here to come to the funeral. So we got to see them all 4 weeks earlier then originally planned.

I got to see my brother before he went into the MTC on Thursday. That was also bitter sweet.
I am so proud of that littler brother of mine and the work he will be doing for the next two years of his life. He is serving in the Salt Lake City - Spanish Speaking mission. So pretty much Andrew and I will be 45 minutes from him for a lot of the time. WOW that will be hard not to just go look for him everyday! ha I figure I will see him at least once on his mission so I am not too crazy missing him but it is just weird knowing I can't call him whenever I want and see how he is doing.
I will miss him but I am so proud and know I can write him whenever I want to! 
Wayyyy to go Elder Brown! 

Cameron the day before he went into the MTC standing in front of the Salt Lake City Valley where he will be serving! 

Grandma & Grandpa Brown on there wedding day. How beautiful are they? :)