Thursday, October 29, 2009

My name is Brianna and I'm a sleep talker...

Most people who know me will tell you that I am a sleep talker. Most of us Roberts kids are. There are stories that will go down in history from mission companions, roommates and sisters that have witnessed my sleep piano playing, searching for spiders, giggling and saying the word "BOYS" in several different voices.

Until recently, I did not know that I can be quite sassy in my sleep. James says he adores this little tendency, but I don't know how long that will last.

The latest episode happened a couple of nights ago when James came to bed after I was already asleep. I was mumbling about something or other. He wasn't sure if I was sleep talking or not, so he said, "Honey, you aren't making any sense," to which I responded, "YOU'RE not making any sense!"

This is not a one-time thing. A few months ago when James asked me if I was sleep talking I got a little testy and said, "Are YOU sleep talking?!" Wow, I guess I'm not brilliant in my sleep.

I just hope I don't start breaking out the profanities!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Delights

I love Autumn. It is possibly my favorite season. As soon as I feel that first sign of crispness in the air I can't help but pull out my sweaters, scarves and boots.

On the first full moon of fall, my sweetheart decided to take me on a hot (well actually it was freezing) date. We went up to Sundance Ski Resort with a few other couples and rode the ski lift over the stunning mountains. We brought a blanket and some delicious hot cocoa, which turned out to be our saving grace I might add, and spent some alone time on the lift.

I just can't get enough of my James. It doesn't matter how long we are around each other or what we are doing, but I will never have enough time with him. I'll never be able to hold him close enough or decide I've kissed him enough for now. My family can attest to this. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks honey for the great date!

Punkin Carvin'

Over the years, Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays. Who doesn't love dressing up like someone (or something) else for a day?! Pumpkin carving has been a part of the Roberts family Halloween celebrations for as long as I can remember, along with bubbly witches brew, trick-or-treating to the point that you need a pillowcase to carry all of your loot, and some kind of yummy soup or dinner in a pumpkin.

So, as the first official "Purinton Family Halloween" we decided to go out and get a couple of pumpkins to carve with our friends Kevin and Rachel. Here are the results...

James and I with our ghost in a haunted house pumpkin...

This is what it looked like lit up.

Crazy how the smell of pumpkins can bring back so many memories. Today James asked if we could carve another one because it was so relaxing! I think this will be a Purinton family tradition too.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

So I have been absent from the blogging world for 6 months now (if I was ever in it...), but today is a special day that is definitely worth writing about. At about 2:00pm today, my hubby reached the ripe old age of 23! I must say, birthdays are much more fun when you have a spouse to celebrate with.

Today I just want to show my man how much he means to me. Sadly, it hasn't gone as planned. I wanted to wake up early and make him a delectable breakfast in bed (like he did for me yesterday). I slept through my alarm. I wanted to take him for his favorite ice cream at Coldstone. I swear the lunch hour shrunk. I wanted to treat him to a fancy dinner (in or out, I'm not picky)! He has a meeting at school tonight that he just can't miss.

So, tonight we will curl up on the couch together with some hot chocolate and our book and celebrate his Birthday the way we spend most of our evenings together these days. Not such a bad birthday afterall...

Happy Birthday James! I love you sweetheart. Maybe I'll get it right next year.