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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Do you want to be a stay at home Mom or a working Mom?

You mean - I can't be both? Dang. I feel a real blogpost coming on about this one... on another day.

Ultimately, I find too much joy in work to ever give it up completely. But then again - I have no children of my own to love quite yet.

This is probably one of the hardest things that I have/will have to deal with in my life. I won't rule out either one at this point in my life. We will see where my life leads me.

Ask me anything

whats your favorite thing about your job? and your least favorite?

Sorry - I forget about formspring. Here is your answer two months later! :)

My favorite thingS about my job are in this order:

1) The people I work with.

2) The challenge it presents me with.

3) The flexibility and trust my boss has given me.

Least favorite...

My own inadequacies as a human being. I tend to get too frustrated, too easily lately. But I am working on it!

Ask me anything

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ah, Summer!

It has been almost 4 months since Lina’s last post. It’s time for some serious updates.

First, this is a slideshow of our recent vacation to St. George. Read on to hear about the rest of our adventures.



I love summertime. Late nights, beautiful sunsets every day, and fun vacations. Our big trip so far this year has been to St. George. Lina wanted to do something special for my birthday/graduation celebration. It was so much fun. We went horseback riding through Snow Canyon, saw the Beach Boys (well, most of them) and went to the St. George temple. It really stands out among the red rocks of St. George. It was seriously the whitest building I have ever seen.

I haven’t been on a horse since I was a scout, and even then it wasn’t that much of a ride. Not really sure of where we were going or what to expect, I was a little nervous. As soon as we started on the trail, our horses walked slowly in line with each other. I think they could have probably walked it alone without us on it. Because of this, Lina and I could take some pictures of the surroundings. This was a great experience.

On our way down to St. George our tire had a slow leak causing us to fill it with air every time we filled up. I bought a kit to fix it that seemed to work well, but on our way to the Beach Boys concert we hit a nail and had to change the tire in the parking lot at Tuacahn. Nice.

The Beach Boys were great, and Lina and I had fun there. We danced for a lot of their songs, but for the most part, the rest of the audience stayed in their seats even when prompted to stand and dance by singer Mike Love.

Our plans for the rest of summer: Lagoon, camping and hopefully relaxing some.

-Bryce


Summer Pictures

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rearranging Things

Alright everyone - judge me if you will, but we have decided to do some rearranging around here!

I am a weirdo and I like to have everything make sense, have a purpose, fit neatly into it's assigned cubby hole in my mind. We had originally intended for this blog to be a sort of "travel log" of our journeys together as a couple. It has since turned into the Lina's thoughts show.

So - this blog will be more of a light-hearted, this is what we're up to, where we're moving, etc type of deal. We will probably move it to be private so that people can't come stalk us. We will probably be famous some day and I don't want my children waking up to some creepster in their bedroom (I've heard that this happens!). We do want to keep this up for when we actually start taking pictures of our goings on as a couple/family. Although, Lina is not so good at that stuff, so it might get neglected. Unless Bryce wants to take on that role... EH?

For all things Buchanan related stay tuned HERE at

http://bandlbuchanan.blogspot.com

For all of LINA's RANTS and thoughts - she's moving back to

http://hellomynameislina.blogspot.com

THAT blog will be her thoughts on politics, life, religion, business, school, anything and everything. That will remain open to anyone and everyone. That way if you REALLY don't want to hear it, you don't have to. :) I have deleted all those types of posts and moved them over to Hello, My Name is Lina.

Thanks for being patient with me as I move things to their appropriate places in my mind.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

People Got a Lotta Nerve

Alright Lina - let's try not to be so serious all of the time.

I LOVE Neko Case. If polygamy was legal, I might ask Bryce if he would consider it. Of course, I'd have to get her to convert to the LDS church... better start working on that.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

“Can you play today?”

Today I was at my cousin’s house for a mission farewell. For some reason it made me feel really nostalgic. I remembered all of the fun things that I used to do when I was a kid over there. They had this really cool club house that we would play in. I think we used to bring our Hot Wheels up there and play with them. After that we would go inside and play some computer games. They had a network in their house so we would play all sorts of games together.

Here are some other fun things from my childhood:
  1. Playing Mario and Duck Hunt for hours at my friend’s house.
  2. Going to 7-11 for Slurpees and candy for sleepovers.
  3. Playing games forever at sleepovers.
  4. Riding bikes around the neighborhood with friends.
  5. Junior Jazz.
  6. Playing Mortal Kombat during recess.
  7. Getting up at 4:30 on Saturday to watch cartoons that didn’t start until 6
Somedays I wish I could be a kid again and just spend all day playing. Lina? Can you come over to play?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ode to Hugsby

Bryce has fallen asleep on the couch. He is so tall that his legs are dangling over the edge. :) It's pretty cute.

I don't think people understand just how awesome of a husband I have. He has been working all week to find the best deal for internet and got the installation set up for this morning. They were coming anytime between 8 and 12. So, Bryce diligently woke up at 7:30am on a Saturday morning to take a shower and be ready for them. While I... slept, until 9. Oh it was wonderful to sleep in.

I then hurriedly got ready to go to two baby showers. I left at 10 and didn't get home until 4:00pm. While other husbands might just lounge about the house while their wife is away, mine cleans, and launders clothes, and takes care of fishies. Laundry is the bane of my existence and I didn't even have to think about it today!

Bryce is always constantly putting my needs ahead of his own. I only worry that I will end up taking advantage of this and further perpetuate my laziness. He always helps me get ready in the morning, pouring my cereal in perfectly measured servings. He always takes Trax and often the bus to and from work and school because it is more convenient for him to do so. He puts shows on my iPod without being asked so when I go to the gym I have something to watch! He watches the Biggest Loser with me and supports me on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. He eats my leftover popcorn, because I can only eat 4 cups of it, and he eats it almost every night!

He went grocery shopping this evening so I could stay home and get some work done. He thought to buy me different flavored snacks because he worried that I would get sick of one specific kind. He always ALWAYS opens the door for me and always ALWAYS is a gentleman. He drops me off at the temple doors so I don't have to walk in the cold with my exposed legs! He is always there to comfort me when I am crying or stressed.

A lot of people say we are still in the honeymoon phase, but I don't agree. I think I just got pretty lucky and scored a totally rad husband. He is the sweetest guy on Earth and ever so patient with my craziness. I don't know what I ever did to deserve this kind of person in my life, but I sure am glad it worked out this way.

Hugbsy, I love you.