Sunday, December 28, 2008

The X[mas]-Files

Have you ever seen such a gravity-defying and logic-less Christmas icicle? Don't say yes and make a liar out of yourself. I spotted this on the bumper of Carrie's car last week. A Christmas anomaly, most likely crafted and placed here by an intelligently superior non-human. You saw it here first.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Winter and Logan Main Street

We got four or five inches of snow between six and ten o'clock this morning. I'm so excited to see snow. Main Street and 200 North are nightmares, as those who know Logan can imagine, due to the Christmas shopping and icy conditions. It's funny how just about every single store in Logan is on the same street. The population continues to grow and Main Street gets worse and worse. I can't imagine what it's going to be like in ten years when we've got 50 percent more people, one main street, 6 Wal-Marts, no Targets, and 50 percent more wierdo's running up and down 1400 North pushing shopping carts full of rocks or hurling themselves through intersections backwards in wheel chairs at the wrong times. Logan's a funny little place.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dream Big

My wife and I both had dreams the other night. The dreams were very different and exemplify a difference between Bryan and Carrie. I have been looking for a good job. Jobs are hard to come by these days and the search has been pretty discouraging at times. Poor Carrie worries a lot about it. She worries not so much because we need the money, but because she's worried what the rejection is doing to me. She gets nervous for me before interviews, and sometimes can't sleep because of it. She's very protective of me and I love her for it. But anyways, here's the story...

Carrie woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me she'd just had a really bad dream that I totally bombed an interview with a company I'd been interviewing with. When she woke me up, I was just finishing up a dream of my own.

In my dream, I was drawing a Big Mac with crayons on a blank sheet of paper, and I was very impressed with the detail I was able to get in the small pieces of lettuce. Underneath the hamburger I wrote in crayon:

Hi my name is Willey and I draw dragons and sometimes hamburgers.

Realizing the irony of how she was so stressed about my job interview, and how I was having the dream of a special-needs 5-year old, I started laughing so hard that I couldn't even tell her what my dream was about. It scared her because she couldn't tell if I was awake-laughing or asleep-laughing. When I was finally able to tell her about my McDream, she said in half-disgust "Oh my gosh," rolled over, and slept like a baby. I chuckled myself to sleep. I don't think she's worried quite so much about Ol' Bry ever since.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This One's for You, Poppa Wilkins

Jeremy reminded me how I'm a slacker blogger today and I was inspired to make a new post. Man, does the economy suck right now! I've been looking for jobs... fuggetaboutit. It's ridiculous how many resumes I've sent out. I had an interview last week that went really well and I'm hoping I get the job.

Is there anyone else who feels like job hunting on the internet is a total waste of time? I have replied to dozens of jobs online and I cannot get a call or email from anyone, even after sending follow-up emails or making follow-up calls! It's frustrating to spend 45 minutes filling out an application, tailoring a resume to the job, and writing a cover letter, only to never, ever hear back from someone. I'd kill for a "We're sorry, we're looking for someone with more relevant experience" or "We think you suck" email. At least that way I'd know I could forget about that job. Even for gigantic companies, how hard would it be to automate an email to all of the applicants once the position was filled or when the screener gave the application the thumbs-down? Um, not hard.

So Natalie Crowley, maybe you can tell me... WTF?! I totally understand Michael Scott's issues with Toby. Toby is one of them. Did you know that one of them ended an interview with me when I told them that I was not a student body officer in high school? If I am ever their boss, I will fire them. But I'm not bitter. Friggin jerks.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Husband and Wife

Shame on me for not writing until now. Carrie and I have been married for two and a half months! We are loving being married.

We were married in the Salt Lake temple on August 9th in the early afternoon. It was great to have so many friend and family members there to support us. After taking pictures outside the temple, we had a little wedding dinner for close friends and family at Gardner Village. It was beautiful. Carrie’s mom Debra and her friends did the decorating. We have gotten numerous compliments on how beautiful the dinner was and we couldn’t agree more - it was gorgeous. The food wasn’t bad either. A week before the wedding we had an open house at Bryan’s parents’ home in Sandy. Bryan’s mom did a great job making that beautiful as well and it was great to see lifelong friends and ward members there.

After the dinner we stayed at the Grand America and it was beautiful. The next morning we flew to San Francisco for a couple days and had a great time there. We took a bike ride to the Golden Gate bridge, took a boat tour around Alcatraz, had some great seafood, and just had fun being together without any distractions.

Now we’re living in Bryan’s house in Logan with our puppy Lexis. Carrie’s in her busy travel season at work and Bryan’s going to school and looking for a good job. We hope to see or hear from you all soon!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Hey guys and girls! Thanks for visiting our blog! We will try to keep it updated so you can keep track of what’s going on in our lives.

In case you don’t know our “story,” we met at the end of March in 2007. To make a short story shorter, our roommates set us up. After only a month and a half of dating each other, Bryan left for the Summer to work in Chicago. Carrie made a trip to Chicago for a few days and Bryan spent the fourth of July in Salt Lake. We talked a lot on the phone and got to know each other that way.

Bryan moved back to Logan at the end of the Summer and we have been inseparable ever since. We were married on August 9th of 2008 in Salt Lake City and now we are living in Bryan’s old house in Logan. Carrie is pregnant with sextuplets... just kidding... no babies anytime soon. We love being married!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our Friends are Getting Married

On Thursday Roger and Hillary are getting married here in Logan. Carrie and I want to pay a little tribute to the two of them and wish them the best.

In March of last year Rog and Hill and I tricked Carrie into meeting me. We went to see a movie together. Carrie thought I was a total loser because I brought homemade trail mix to the movie and offered to share with everyone but her. Loser or not, I tricked her again... this time into marrying me! We’re excited to get married and we have Roger and Hillary to thank. Thanks guys and good luck!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Our Orlando Vacation - We're Engaged!

I returned yesterday from an amazing trip to Florida with Carrie. She had a conference to attend in Orlando for work and invited me to tag along.

We flew out of snowy Salt Lake on Monday morning and five hours later landed in luscious green and sunny Orlando. We went to Disney World one day, played in the ocean at Cocoa Beach the next day, and went to Universal Studios the next. One night while Carrie was at a meeting I even got to go to Buffalo Wild Wings with her bosses’ son and his friend. But that’s not all! Thursday night I talked Carrie into making the 60-mile drive back to Cocoa Beach with me so we could take a nighttime walk together on the beach. And on the beach that night I asked her to marry me. She said, “yes!” So we had ourselves a fantastic little vacation and are looking forward to lots more!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Meet Lexis

Two of my roommates and I have been wanting a puppy for years. About a month ago we finally got one. She is adorable... most days, and Carrie and I love her to death. She’s an awesome snuggler.

However, she does have her naughty days. This morning in the backyard, she dug up a thawing hair-riddled poop of some other animal and tried to bring it inside. I almost threw up when I had to pull it out of her mouth.

For the most part though, she’s just a big cuddly bundle of fun... and she eats poop.