My Beautiful, Crazy Life

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Portland, Oregon | Adventures

Why hello blog world, it's been a while hasn't it? I just wanted to pop in and give a little update on the adventures we've been embarking on lately. We have spent the last two weekends (the 1st was spent with the in-laws and the 2nd was our anniversary weekend) exploring the beautiful city that is Portland and loving every single second. I can easily say that Portland has become my new favorite city with Austin being a close second, but really it is amazing and totally worth visiting. While visiting the first time we enjoyed amazing coffee, went on a segway tour around the city, happy hour'ed on the thirtieth floor of big pink (portland city grill), pub crawled, and discovered my new found love for stout beers. Yup, all in a days work folks and then it was decided that if given the chance we would pack up and move here in a heart beat.

As if our love for this city wasn't evident enough, we returned the following weekend to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary together. Although this trip had an unexpected monkey wrench thrown into the mix thanks to our cars alternator dying on us just outside of portland, but overall it all worked itself out and we had the best weekend. The rose garden was insanely beautiful, the beer was super delicious, and the food was excellent. I can't imagine doing life with anyone other than my handsome husband. Cheers to many more years of fabulous adventures together. <3

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Hello, remember me? I'm Breanna and I like to blog sometimes. I can't believe it's been over a month since I've written anything, but if you read my last post you'd know why. :) I just wanted to stop in and do a quick update because I want to remember this crazy time in my life to look back on someday.

Making: today a great day and intend to do so everyday :)
Cooking: currently cooking chicken, broccoli, and rice in my crockpot. Easy meals are my favorite.
Drinking: lots and lots of water.
Reading: the bible and becoming myself- stasi eldredge
Wanting: to find a job that i'll love.
Looking: forward to seeing my results from using a new acne medication my dermatologist prescribed.
Playing: solitaire on my phone and words with friends.
Wasting: just time.
Sewing: I did a little sewing project in January and loved how it turned out. Yay for DIY Christmas tree skirts.
Wishing: that it was next week already so I could get my stitches out and find out my pathology results.
Enjoying: our weather and can't wait until summer!
Waiting: patiently.
Liking: that I am finally over the flu and cold I've had within the last 2 months.
Wondering: how west texas has had more snow than we have had in WA all winter? not complaining one bit :)
Loving: my husband and how much he has been helping me around the house.
Hoping: the mole I had removed last week isn't cancerous.
Marveling: at how Eric and I have already been living in WA for close to 6 months.
Needing: to take a chill pill for my minds sake :)
Smelling: the crockpot meal I have cooking in the kitchen.
Wearing: comfortable lounge around the house clothes like skinny jeans and yoga tops.
Following: directions to care for my sutures to get the best healing.
Noticing: that it's so warm for this time of year. It'll be in the 70's this weekend. Say what?!
Knowing: it's in God's hands and everything will be just as it should be. Worrying won't change the outcome.
Thinking: it's a wonderful day to snuggle up in bed all day and read.
Feeling: anxious, yet at the same time scared to get my pathology results back.
Bookmarking: lots and lots of yummy recipes.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


It has been such a long time since i've written a post but to be honest I kinda like the sporadic posts every now and then. Lately, I feel that I need only to write when there is something I feel worthy to write about so here is a fair warning that you'll be seeing less of me on this blog of mine. However, no need to fret because I will still be frequently posting on instagram, so please feel free to follow along with me over there :)

I was meaning to write this post last week, but the flu hit me hard following this amazing weekend so I am just now getting around to documenting it. Over MLK weekend, the in-laws came for a visit and it was really a great time. We visited Pendleton, OR where we went on the underground tour of what was once known as the red light district of Pendleton as well as took a trip to the wool mills which was extremely neat. I also talked everyone into going to the casino so that I could gamble for the first time and let me just say I did pretty well on the blackjack table for a first timer. 

The following day we drove 3 hours to Leavenworth where we spent our first 2 hours there snowmobiling. It was pretty awesome coming from someone who literally spends majority of her life being cold. Despite me being cold the entire time it also snowed the entire time we were on our snowmobile tour. It's funny because leading up to this weekend we thought we would have to cancel this trip due to the lack of snow, but miracles do happen and it was absolutely beautiful. It was so unlike anything I'd ever experienced before with growing up in a state where snow is a rare treat so to say it was a real picturesque moment would be completely accurate. We all loved it! 

After our tour was over we headed to main street to partake in all the bavarian festival activities. Ok, maybe we didn't do the ice sculpting contest or sled down the hill, but we did find our way to Icicle Brewing Company which is home to the best craft beer ever, duh. After consuming a pitcher between the four of us and devouring the yummiest pretzel ever we headed to check out all the many shops and boutiques lining the streets. We could of spent hours doing this, but unfortunately it was just a day trip so we continued on our adventures to a bar called Der Hinterhof that was conveniently located underground. Although by this time I was more than ready to eat supper with the last thing I had eaten being the few nibbles of pretzel and breakfast or lunch being non existent so of course the claws started coming out at this point. After our last and final pitcher of beer that day, we found a cute restaurant, Bavarian Bistro & Bar, to have supper at and it was extremely delicious. I had my first ever black bean burger along with some french fries while my husband had what he claims to be the best Reuben of his life and I believe it. It was all so amazing and the best part it was still snowing outside. It was a perfect ending to such a great day, however the journey home was no walk in the park.

Let's just say in between snow, slushy roads, sitting in a wreck for more than a hour, and back trekking to find another route we finally made it home in record breaking time (sarcasm). Yes, it took us 7 hours and the first 5 hours or so were probably the scariest because those cascade mountains are no joke and what's even worse is that we were driving in these conditions in a rental car and not just any rental car, a corolla (face palm)! Ultimately, Leavenworth was definitely a favorite of mine and I look forward to our next visit soon. 

Sunday was a lazy day spent watching the Seattle Seahawks make their miraculous comeback to secure their place in the Super Bowl as well as was spent crafting. My mother in law helped me put some trimming on my christmas tree skirt that I made from a fleece blanket + I made a cute Seahawks tie pillow. The next day was my in laws last full day before getting back on a jet plane home Tuesday morning and of course the flu, although at the time I didn't know it was the flu, decided it was best to knock me on my butt so yet again we had spent the day being lazy and playing a few card games here and there.

It was sad to see them go although I couldn't muster the strength to get out of bed to take them to the airport myself so poor Eric was the lucky one who got to wake up at 4:00 am to take them to the airport before having to be at work at 7:00. Love that man! 

All in all it was a great weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed their visit. We're already counting down the days until our next one. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My 9 Most Popular Instagram Photos of 2014

It has been a busy, yet very wild year to say the least. I have probably experienced more life events this year than any other with getting married and moving half way across the country for eric's job, but it is as it should be and we've loved every minute of this transitional period in our lives. On the other hand this year has also had it's fair share of heartbreak from learning early on in the year that my father in law had cancer to my own father having a stroke just a month before our wedding day, but one thing I know is that everything happens for a reason. It has definitely been a year that we'll never forget, but I like to think we've all came out stronger and more grateful than we've ever known was possible. I have learned, seen, and experienced so much but getting married has definitely been the most amazing thing to have happened to me this year and I look forward to seeing what 2015 has in store for us. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year! See you in 2015!