Miss Molly

This little fur-baby has made our home more home-y, and certainly never lonely! We were pining for a puppy, and we allowed ourselves to go “look” at a litter. Well, you know what that means- we brought home Miss Molly!

Isn’t she adorable? Because she is. And she’s naughty. And cute.

We love her ‚̧

She thinks she’s big and tough:

And she’s super cute when she’s sleepy:

And she knows how to take a bite (after much crying and howling of course ūüôā )

We love this little Miss- she is so much fun! And since we don’t have babies to adore over, be sure you’ll be seeing lots of our puppies! (Wait, puppies??)

With puppy-love,

Brig and Tiff

The Berthold/Hulet Wedding Palooza

Wedding Palooza! Our families know how to do parties RIGHT!

Here are the highlights (in order of wedding!)

Naturally, we were the first! January- starting the year off right!

Next in line: Garr and Jessee! They were married in May!

Next: Sarah and Pete, married in June!

And last, but certainly not least: Mally and KayCee were married in July!

 

 

 

Our family is pretty amazing. I mean, who does 4 weddings in a 6 month period? It has been so fun to see our family grow- we have accumulated such great people! The best part is: we get to live close enough to each other to see and grow with each other- hopefully over many years!

I feel pretty blessed to get to have such wonderful people so close to me. I can’t wait to see where our lives take us!

Picturepalooza!

Because of our sporadic internet availability, posting regularly has been a little hard! So, may I present you with tons of pictures!

First! I gave Brig a haircut. I’ve never given anybody a haircut before… So it was an intensely scary hour for us both! haha. We could’ve taken 10 minutes and $10 to have someone else do it, but where’s the fun in that??

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Next, we made a new friend: AJ from “The Chocolate Conspiracy” in SLC. We went to an organic, vegan chocolate making class there and had a blast! We got to taste cacao beans from all over the world (they all taste different by themselves!) and made our own ganache truffles. It was so fun and AJ was a great host.¬†¬†The only problem now is that regular store-bought chocolate is no longer tasty or satisfying. Only premium artisan chocolate will do for us now! Sigh. ūüôā

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Brig and I have begun to “mass produce” our BBQ sauces! These pictures only show one of them, the original “Barb-a-hooah” that Brig has been making for a couple years now. It’s really good! We have 3 others too- a tangy/mustardy chicken sauce, a sweet BBQ sauce, and an amazing chicken glaze. YUM! And we want some taste testers, so let us know if you’d like to try some!

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We went out with our friends Ash and Jordan to “Color Me Mine” for a Jordan concert! We loved being serenaded by lovely renditions of¬†John Mayer,¬†The Beatles, and James Taylor, and our favorites: Jordan originals. We suggest you all go listen to him play one of these weekends!¬†Brig and I have lofty goals of having dogs in the future, so we painted ourselves some super cute doggie bowls… and are now using them as cereal bowls.

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Tate’s school put on “The Wiz”, which if you don’t know, is the ghetto’s version of the “Wizard of Oz”- bursting with groovy beats and “don’t trust the white guy” themes. It was fun, especially watching our Orem, UT white kids try to groove bro-style.

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Oh! here they are: The new bottles and labels for some of our BBQ sauces!

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Basically, what this post is trying to say is that we are incredibly happy. We have so much fun together, we dream big, we play and are trying to ease ourselves back into society (you know, answering phonecalls, hanging out with friends and family; things like that). Life couldn’t be more wonderful together, and we are so pleased to see that each day gets better.

Clearly Our Obsession with “Thrift Shop” is Rising to New Levels

We are obsessed with “Thrift Shop”.

What will you hear if you walk through our door at any given hour of the day?

Thrift Shop.

Now look what we’ve done! :
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Dos Equis Thriftshop 2

Now the Most Interesting Man in the World loves it too.

Our little secret- we laughed about this all morning because we think we’re so funny and awesome.

On the Thrift Shop note, we went “looking for a come-up” yesterday, and we have discovered that Savers is just as “expensive” as Wal-Mart! Seriously! All we wanted was a small sauce pan (of which there are usually quite a few of), and the DI was asking $0.50 for them, and Savers was asking $6.00! WHA?? I have no idea how long Saver’s has been playing this abserd game with their super-used items, but it is not OK.

BUT! DI is amazing. We found the original “Trivial Persuit” game for $1.50, the sauce pan for $0.50, some wooden spoons for $0.50 a piece (a bit expensive for my taste, probably should’ve popped some $0.25 tags for them, but oh well). We’ve repainted a wooden shelf from the DI ($1.00) that is now up in our living room, and a few good Vinyls too! (usually $0.50-1.00). We love that place.

Have I ever mentioned that Mom and I pretty much decorated our whole wedding with DI milkglass?? All of our bud vases came from a series of bi-weekly DI stops. Wedding decore on a budget? Just look for a DI come-up or two!

Now that summer is coming up (can I get a “Woot-Woot!!”??), we’re going to have to up our thrift shopping because I own zero summer clothes. So, if you’re wanting to come clothes shopping with me, you better believe I’ll be hitting up the DI and some Plato’s Closet!

Anyone want to come?

Husband- And Other Endearing Stories

My Husband is so awesome.

I feel so lucky to get to be so madly in love- to find everything about my eternal companion endearing. I mean, who gets to have as much fun, smiles, cries from happiness, and love as I do?? It absolutely hurts my brain when I try to figure out what I did right to deserve my Husband.

I know that’s super mushy. You’re probably barfing by now.

Get over it.

One of those things that I find so endearing about him is this: (and it’s quite hilarious)

Whenever my Babeh¬†sees a picture with a Rottweiler, he makes this face…

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And he turns into a big pile of mushy, puppy-lovin, giddy Brigham. It’s adorable.

I can’t let him have a puppy yet- I’d never get his attention back!

Also, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that was as naturally good with kids as my Brig. We babysat for my friend and her husband so they could have a date night, and we walk in and immediately this happens:

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We’d been there for less than 10 minutes! The parents hadn’t even left yet!

And so, dear readers, it is my privelege to brag:

My husband is awesome.

Bellator

Husband and I went to the Bellator MMA fight! We were hooked up by a good friend with legit front-row, “splash zone” seats!

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So, we literally sat cage-side and watched these huge, massive, muscle-y fighters roll in.

Then we watched the battle it out.

Literally.

We were on Spike TV (because we were constantly right in front of where the cameras were), we had too many nachos, we yelled and cheered, and had a really awesome time!

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Even though we didn’t really know any of the fighters (well I certainly didn’t anyway!) it was fun to pick a fighter to cheer for each round. Before the fighter would come out, the annoucers did a small Bio-Pic on them. There were seemingly decent guys, and definitely some guys whose egos almost didn’t fit in the arena.

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It was just as interesting to people-watch as it was to watch the fights!

There were lots of our military friends there- and it was wierd for me to see some of them out of uniform! There were big tough guys, local fighters, moms and dads with their kids, girls trying to compete with the ring girls, people like me who were clearly novices at this whole MMA thing…

It was awesome. Super different, and oddly eclectic.

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All in all, it was most fun for me to get to participate in something that Brig gets all excited about!

I don’t think I would ever seek out some of the stuff he’s introduced me to,

and each time it’s so much fun!

Sharing our interests, no matter how odd they are to the other, has been totally enlightening and has brought us so much closer together. We have so much fun doing all sorts of new, fun, strange, awesome things!

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My overall analysis of the event was this:

There are some fighters who clearly understand and use correct techniques while others use their brute strength. It’s interesting that the fighters who are clearly stronger don’t always win. I liked that there was an actual method to the madness- the right places to hit, the right way to throw, the right way to jab or recover from a pin or punch. It was actualy really awesome! However, I couldn’t imagine myself ever doing something like that! Purposefully knocking someone out for sport? Yikes! I’ll leave that to the boys this time.

What a fun date night for us! It was seriously a once-in-a-lifetime thing!

Thanks to our friends who helped us snag some tickets! We love you!

Married… Like a Boss!

Guess who had the BEST wedding day of the century?

Tiff and Brig did, that’s who!

We couldn’t have asked for a more wondeful day (warmer maybe, but we did pick a January date, so we are the only ones to blame!). We were so pleased to be supported by so many of our family and friends. We were constantly surrounded by all of the people who loved us the very most- what more could you ask for?

Allow us to show off our pefect day with you via a picture explosion!

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Outside the Temple, I (Tiff) couldn’t believe we were sealed! As husband and wife!Forever!

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Our cuteness is overwhelming, I know.

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Me, showing some serious leg warmer while Brig dances in the background.

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On the hem of my dress, my new name and our wedding date (my “something blue”)

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We made speeches

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We cut the cake… with a SWORD.

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We went BOWLING. Yes. Bowling.

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We played AIRHOCKEY. Yes. Airhockey.

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We shot DEER. Yes. Deer.

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We were sent off properly by our Army NCO friends. (With a slap on the behind with a sword and everything. Not joking.)

Our day was perfect. As far as we know, we had zero hiccups.

(And if anyone knows of any- Don’t Tell Us!! We’d like to remain blissfully unaware.)

We left down the elevator, ran to our car, started it up slowly (the Mustang likes the cold as much as we do… which is not at all.), then drove our happy married butts up to SLC for a few nights stay at the best hotel ever: Hotel Monaco.

Seriously, we got treated like royalty! And we felt like it, rolling up in our vintage car, wearing our big fancies.

We loved getting a few days where we had zero responsibilites. This would be our only time to get it! We saw a symphony, found a great new French bakery called “Eva’s Boulangerie”, watched a movie (“Rock of Ages”- So. Funny.), and just enjoyed being together at long last.

Perfect. Beautiful. Happy. Joyful. Lovely. Fun.

Those are the words to describe our day.

And we were treated like royalty by everyone.

Thank you to our Moms and Dads, Brothers and Sisters, Extended Family,¬†BFF’s and everyone else who supported us through the months and on Our Day.

We love you all very much!

(Also, A special thanks to Becky from “The White Willow” reception center, Kristina Curtis Photography, Marina Russel Photography, The Skyroom at BYU, Deseret Industries, Kitty Holdaway,¬†Ashley Hix,¬†Mamma Lisa,¬†Mamma Sheri, and¬†Grandma Roseann for bringing all of the flowers, pictures, food, milkglass, the cake, and decorations. You are all WONDERFUL!)

With Happily Married Love,

Tiffani and Brigham