Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2 week update

We have been in our PERFECT house just under two weeks, and we are EXHAUSTED.
We have spent nearly every free minute, painting, unpacking and organizing. We have accomplished a lot, but wanted to show you the rooms that have REALLY changed.

THE Butler's Pantry:









We are on to the Family room. And we are accomplishing great heights!

We love this house. Every day it feels more and more like home. Now if we could only figure out the streets of Queen Creek, that would be nice.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Graduating May 13th 2011 from Northern Arizona University

I remember it like it was yesterday. Mom and I were at NAU for freshman orientation, and she was teaching me how to ditch. Because she wanted to ditch one of the orientation classes. To this day, she claims I already knew how to ditch.... but I am still saying she taught me. I distinctly remember saying "Mom! We can't ditch". And she said "Breana, you're an adult now.... what are they going to do?". She taught me!

I remember when mom and I drove up to Flagstaff to be dropped off. Both of us fighting back tears, and scared for what lied ahead, we hardly said anything to each other when it was time for her to leave.

Looking back on the last four years, it's hard to say where the time has gone. I have definitely learned a lot... but really, I feel like I have learned nothing at all. When I graduated high school, I knew everything! Now I feel like I still have so much more to learn.

In the last four years I have....

  • Learned how to ditch classes from my mom.
  • Tried out for the NAU cheer squad
  • Got denied by the NAU cheer squad
  • Worked at a NBC affliate News Station - Channel 2 Flagstaff
  • Worked in Radio Promotions for Clear Channel
  • Worked in Radio Promotions for Bonneville
  • Held an internship with Fox-10 News Phoenix... (Never doing an internship again!!)
  • Worked at the Balloon Store
  • Worked in Radio Promotions for Great Circle Radio
  • Lived in six different apartments in Flagstaff.
  • Moved home once, and back out again.
  • Started my own business.
  • Took a million pointless classes (and maybe one or two NON-pointless ones).
  • Never got anything less than a B in my college courses.
  • Managed to commandeer my moms Chrysler Sebring :D Thanks Mom!!!
  • Spent a lot of time in the beautiful city of Sedona Arizona
  • Fell in and out of love
  • Before Marrying my best friend, Eric
  • Paid off a Kia Sorento
  • Bought a Dodge Neon
  • Travelled to St. Lucia
  • Spent all my savings
  • Bought stock
  • Wrote a million papers
  • Never read any of the "required text" for my classes
  • But did buy a LOT of them
  • Found out who my true friends really are
  • And became best friends with a couple of my roommates: Megan and Cori
  • Went to Pinetop with Brittney
  • Grew closer to all my siblings, Brittney, Brandi, and Brock
  • Adopted Theodore into our Family
  • And bought a house.

In the last four years, I have certainly accomplished many goals in my life. And I look forward to what the future might bring. And am grateful for what the past has offered.

I am eternally grateful for the support that has come from





Jon Brewer

Jeff Basham





over the last few years.

Words can't describe my gratitude for

DAD: Thank you for both the financial and emotional support during the years. Always helping me prepare for my job interviews, coming to Flagstaff to visit, and never letting me go without an apartment, or tuition money. And so much more. I love you Dad.

MOM: You supported me in ways no one else would ever be able to. Believing in me, no matter what I wanted to do. Also with all the trips to Flagstaff, all the grocery help every time I was down or you were up, all the long phone calls, listening to me cry and complain. Supporting me with my business, and helping me get clients. The gas money to come home on weekends that I wanted. Letting me use your car for 4 years. Coming up to visit when I was all alone. And taking care of my sick dog when I couldn't bare to get rid of her. And every other way you have supported me over the years. There are too many ways to count. Thank you so much, Mom. I love you.

ERIC: Thanks for doing my homework!

Haha just kidding, there is more! Thanks for the support and help with my struggling classes. For believing in me to take the job at KAFF, and for taking the leap of faith and coming with me. For enduring the long hours of stress and tears over our financial budget and planning, despite your offers to be the one in charge of it. For all the rides to and from school. For all the late hours you put in at Maloney's from 10p-3a in the snow. For supporting us and all our needs. For supporting my business decision to quit my job and start my company. For always being a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to listen. For letting us get Theodore.... and for taking care of him! :D I love you honey.

Through all the years. All the stress. All the tears. And yes, even the blood (I crashed on a kid's bike freshman year and tore up my arm and leg). I am happy to say I am graduating Friday, May 13th, 2011. Some individuals in my class have made the comment: "We are going to be adults soon"... I don't know which of the 22 year old graduating seniors aren't already adults. But I will say that we are excited to open this new chapter in our adult hood.

Bring it on.

Class of 2011

Graduating NAU with a

degree in

Electronic Media & Film and Advertising.