May 29, 2008

Hard Work Pays Off!

While everyone else was out playing on Memorial Day Weekend, Brett was laying tile for my you're jealous! But let me tell you, it's not as fun as it sounds.....He had a long five days, and a not so helpful (since I didn't know what the hell I was doing) helper that potentially caused more grief than necessary. I think I was just there more for the moral support. =) But after all of the hard work, it finally paid off! It turned out so good. Here are a few pictures....

During the process -

Finished product -

My mom is really happy with how it turned out, and he must have done something right, because Chaz's Grandma is having him re-tile the bathroom in her basement this weekend. Way to go Brett!

May 21, 2008

An Ode To Chaz and Shay!!

After I did the post called 'Our Friends and Family' I got an email from my friend Shay and she was very concerned about the fact that there were no pictures of her and her husband included in the slide show. She was worried that maybe we didn't like them anymore. Well Shay, I am here to assure you that YES we still like you, and that is why this entire post is devoted to you and Chaz (with an appearance from C.J. as well)! Here are the only four pictures I have of you guys, maybe if you had sent me some pictures from your wedding (like I asked) there would be a bigger variety for me to choose from. =) Hope you enjoy!

....Shay at the auto expo

....Chaz with his beer

....Chaz and C.J.

....Chaz (with his beer or if his mom looks at this, its rootbeer. ) and Shay....Hey Shay, look at the camera!

This is the chaz and shay's little doggy CJ.
We love you guys!

May 17, 2008

Stephenie Meyer!!

As soon as I heard that Stephenie Meyer would be here doing a book signing, I just knew that I had to go. I am such a big fan of the Twilight series, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to have her sign a copy of my book. There was only one small were limited. They were only selling around 250 tickets, and the night before they went on sale people had already started lining up in front of Border's when I was on my way home from work.

Our initial plan had been to get there at about 4:00 am, which would be four hours before they opened the doors. As soon as I heard that people were already starting to accumulate outside of the store, I knew that I had to change my plan or there was no way that I would end up at the book signing. I got home and told Brett that people were already at the bookstore waiting, and that I wanted to head over right away.

This is where he looked at me like I had lost my damn mind.

Maybe that was true, but I wasn't going to give up. It didn't take much begging, and the promise that I would mix up some beer margarita's to take with us, before he finally agreed. The new plan was that we were going to have dinner, gather some things to keep us entertained, and then we would be there at midnight.

We actually did have a pretty good time, and even Brett found himself laughing about the situation, playing games on the sidewalk with total strangers and making the best of the situation.

Tonight was the night that we actually went to the book signing. Since Brett had already had his fair share of Twilight fans, I took my sister-in-law Laura with me. The book signing was scheduled to promote the release of her newest book, The Host. We got to listen to her read a few exerpts from the book and then there was a discussion and Q&A segment about the book. I haven't read it yet, but after what I heard during the discussions I am definitely looking forward to seeing what this story is all about.

After the Q&A was over, we got to meet her and have our books signed. They allowed everyone who came to bring two books from the Twilight series and as many copies of The Host as you wanted. It was so exciting, and we had a ton of fun! There were a lot of CRAZY fans there, but it made things interesting! Here are some pictures from the event:

Me, at the podium

Laura, at the podium

Stephenie Meyer during the discussion

Stephenie Meyer during the signing

My personalized copy of The Host! I also had her sign Twilight and Eclipse
 Our seats actually ended up being really good. I guess that's why being in line three hours prior to the event pays off. I knew that since the seats were just on a general admission basis, we would have to be there early. Laura was planning on coming down to wait it out with me, but got stuck in traffic on the way and only made about 5 minutes before they opened the doors.

It really was a great experience, and if you ever get the chance to meet her at a signing, I highly recommend it. She's so awesome! If not for the autograph, at least for the entertainment. You wouldn't believe how obsessive some of her fans are, it definitely makes you appreciate your own grip on reality.

May 15, 2008

Great minds think alike


In June of 2007 we took a road trip to California to visit a friend of ours, and spent the day at the beach in Malibu. We were passing the camera back and forth, both taking pictures from different angles and views, just enjoying the amazing scenery around us. When we got back to our friends house, we were combing through the photos that we had taken and found these two. Not realizing it, Brett and I had each taken almost the exact same picture of our feet in the water.

May 14, 2008

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About Us:

We are Brett and Kaylyn Scothern.

We have been married for nine years, and have a boxer named Belle. As of right now we don’t know what the hell we are doing with our lives. For a little while there we thought that our plan was working out great, and then reality hit. We had been living in our first home for about two years when Brett had an unfortunate accident that opened our eyes and made us realize that the path we were on wasn’t going to take us anywhere, and we needed to do something about it. We decided that the smart move would be for us to sell the house and move in with family so that Brett could go back to school.

So, here we are! Living in his sister’s basement, in happy valley Utah, making the total number of occupants in the home we all share, nine. Unless you count the dogs, then it’s eleven. Needless to say, it gets pretty crazy around here, but we are making the best of it and trying to have a good time.

Brett just finished his bachelor's degree in art and visual communications from Utah Valley University, and has been working as a graphic designer for an adventure travel company for the past six months.  His job is a perfect fit because he loves anything to do with the outdoors, playing basketball, extreme sports, adrenaline, fast cars, and working out.

I work for a local health insurance company, and though it's not the job of my dreams, it'll do for now.  I am extremely happy where I am,  and am so lucky to be surrounded by great people.  Eventually my plan is to become an author, and I am slowly working on writing my first book. I love to read, play board games, write, and listen to music.

We have some of the best friends in the whole world, and spend all the time that we can hanging out with them. We love taking road trips, making each other laugh, cooking together, watching movies, playing with our dog, spending time with family, vacations, telling jokes, and just spending time with each other.

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