Tiff Graduates College!

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I made it! I can’t believe I finally graduated from college!

I received a Bachelor degree of Science in Behavioral Science. I learned a lot, made some friends, got good grades (Cum Laude!) and walked the walk.

My mom asked me what kind of memories I made during college. For some reason, it was a hard question. But, I think over the years I’ll remember these things:

1. Doing the whole first year of college with Danica  (ASL classes, yoplait yogurts, too much time between classes, driving in a tiny Ford Escort, math homework in her parent’s basement, talking about our fears of growing up, waking up super early to go to the gym… )

2. Not knowing what to major in…. over and over again.

3. Watching the halls get more and more crowded as the school became a university

4. Walking away from the testing center just “knowing” that you blew it

5. Working with Dr. Warne building a statistics test (yes- a type of math that makes sense!)

6. Group discussions in Dr. Draper’s office

7. Actually LOVING my classes: Learning Memory and Cognition, Lifespan Development, Stats, Grad Prep (actually, it was more like “Life Prep”), Personality Theory, Intro to Psychotherapy

8. Getting along with and loving my relationships with professors: Dr. Doty, Dr. Warne, Dr. Draper, Dr. Poulson

9. Going to a school that let you make the connections and do the things you wanted to do- like work on projects with professors, build a club, start a chapter of an honors society, talk to “higher-ups” in the department, seek mentorship, etc.

10. Having my thoughts and writing valued

And what about the things that I learned from going to College? I think that I mostly learned about life by going to college. I learned that there is so much information out there. Go get it! I learned to make relationships and friendships with people who know more than you do because you’ll grow by talking with them! I learned that I could have an effect on society and the world if I wanted to do so. I learned that I could achieve the grade or the quality of work that I wanted if I did the work required to get there. I learned that there are many opinions and types of lifestyle out there- and some really  are  flawed. I learned that other people are just as confused about things as I am. I learned that people can do wonderful, and terrible things. I learned that education is the key to overcoming poverty, powerlessness, social gaps, and ignorance.

I believe that my education prepared me to  start having an influence in the world. It gave me tools to learn more, curiosity to discover the answers to lingering questions, it gave me the confidence to identify false practices and teachings and reject them. It qualified me to work in new capacities and places. It gave me a place to start.

Though I might not exactly know what to do next, at least I started (and finished!) something good for me and my family.

Thanks UVU!

Announcing the 30 Days to a Better Woman Project

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project” and The Art of Manliness’ “30 Days to a Better Man

Starting May 1st, I am starting Month 1 of my “Becoming a Better Woman” project! I am extremely excited to start working on this year-long project. My hope is that I can learn to overcome my challenges and strengthen my own character and relationships this year.

I am posting the 30 day itinerary on this post so that anyone else who would like to do this with me can start on day 1 no matter what day of the month it is, and so each of my subsequent posts about each day can be found.

“The goal of this project is simple: to encourage women to be better women in all areas of their lives. I’m sure all of us have made goals to improve ourselves. But often our goals become one of those well-meaning intentions that we plan to do…. some day. And if you’re like me, some day never comes, and you’re stuck in the same place of mediocrity you were before.” -The Art of Manliness

It’s always nice to start off with a directive, something concrete and written down so that you can get yourself in the habit of consciously accomplishing goals. That is what Month 1 of the “Better Woman” project is all about! So here is how it works: There is a specific task to accomplish each day of a 30 day series. Each task is geared toward introspection and action- to think about who you are as a woman and then to act upon what you discover! As I post each day, I will add a link to the list below so that you can easily reach the details of the daily project.

** If you are doing the 12 month “Becoming a Better Woman” project with me, then Month 1 also includes the goal of exercising daily and clean eating! **

And so here it is my lovely ladies:

The 30 Day Challenge to Becoming a Better Woman:

Day 1: Define your core values

Day 2: Get your diamond ring polished (or an important piece of gold or silver that needs it!)

Day 3: Research a womanly topic

Day 4: Increase your endorphins

Day 5: Cultivate your gratitude

Day 6: Start a Journal

Day 7: Update your resume

Day 8: Reconnect with an old friend

Day 9: Take a man on a date

Day 10: Find your VULVA (Values Unaltered by Life’s Varying Adjustments)

Day 11: Memorize a poem

Day 12: Give yourself a breast exam

Day 13: Create/Revise your bucket list

Day 14: Declutter your life

Day 15: Write a letter to your Mother

Day 16: Make a meal

Day 17: Create a budget

Day 18: Start a debt reduction plan

Day 19: Talk to 3 strangers

Day 20: Schedule a physical exam

Day 21: Perform an act of service

Day 22: Write your own eulogy

Day 23: Improve your posture

Day 24: Learn a Manual Skill

Day 25: PLAY!

Day 26: Take the Army Physical Training test

Day 27: Start a book

Day 28: Write a love letter

Day 29: Conquer a fear

Day 30: Have an “old-fashioned” girl’s night out

There it is my girls. I am excited to see what happens within myself as I make the habit of accomplishing little things each day, but most of all, I can’t wait to hear about what each of you experience! We are all different and are in different phases of life and I really believe that we can glean new perspectives from each other. Please post your experiences, questions, comments… whatever on the appropriate post of the day. I can’t wait to learn from each of you!

As I have been thinking about this over the last few weeks I have found myself growing in gratitude for being a woman. And more, I have found myself desiring to seek after “womanliness”. I think womanliness is different from the concept of femininity. Femininity brings to mind the characteristics that are generally associated with being a woman, such as softness and tenderness. However, femininity is a human characteristic. Men can be feminine. Womanliness on the other hand conjures a greater picture, which may include femininity. Womanliness includes characteristics that are needed to perform beautifully as a woman in society, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a grandmother. Each of these is separate from another and each has specific types of characteristics that make them unique. The characteristics required to be a wife are different from the ones needed to be a great sister (there may be some overlap of course). But the concept itself says that womanliness is a deep concept that needs to be developed and honed, like a block of clay or a blank canvas. For each of us to discover our inner womanliness we need to put in the work to become diverse, adaptable, educated, and ever seeking to become a better woman.

Let’s bring back the Art of Womanliness.

Book Review: The Happiness Project

“The Happiness Project”

By Gretchen Rubin

I happened upon this book by accident. Brig and I were at Target browsing through the book section. Typically, there just isn’t much to be said about the book selection at a chain store like Wally or Target, but this time there just happened to be a gem. I picked it up and thought, “This sounds uplifting!” and from that moment I loved every page.

This book is about a woman who is a writer, a mother, and a wife (in a small nutshell!). She takes a look at her life and discovers that she is quite content with what she has going on. She has 2 beautiful little girls, a good husband, a good writing career. But, despite her contentedness, she decides to see if changing little pieces of herself would make her happier. She then embarks on this year-long experiment where she makes specific goals for each month. For example, one month she decides that she would work on her marriage by nagging less and not expecting to be noticed for every little thing she does (she said she got upset when her husband didn’t acknowledge her efforts).

Through her 12 months of goals, she becomes more introspective, more grateful for the people and things in her life, more patient and more proactive. She shares specific stories of her successes and failures, which I appreciated so much. As I read, I felt empowered! I felt like she was telling me that I could change for the better and become happier too- even though I am extremely content with my life and who I am. She had a very unique perspective, and one that I needed. I am not someone who deals with very difficult things personally- I am healthy, happily married, happily employed, happy! Content! And Gretchen points out that she is that way too- healthy, happily married, happy in her career, etc. But why should that stop us from wanting to become more? Doesn’t this world need more people who desire to rise above content into the realm of happy?  Happy people, Gretchen reminds us, are more likely to reach out to others in a spirit of compassion and charity than all others. I think I’d like to be more like that.

This book has inspired me to do something similar. Please take a look at the “Becoming a Better Woman” page on our blog to see what I’m up to with it! Like Gretchen, I want to become more, and yet simply learn how to “Be Tiffani”.

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. 🙂

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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.

Book Review: “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

“The Art of Racing in the Rain”

by Garth Stein

This was the first book I have started and finished since graduating college. Is that a little bit ridiculous? I have always thought of myself as someone who never gets sick of reading, and yet, after forcing myself to consume volumes of information during my college years, I have found that I have become weary of reading. How awful! I have been trying to finish “Ender’s Game” for nearly a year now, I’ve tried to pick up several of my beloved Classics, but my brain rebels, “No! I will not stuff one more bit of written information in me! There’s no room left, and I’m tired! So go watch a movie or stare at Pinterest instead!” My brain can be a real jerk sometimes! (Especially when it knows I’m trying to quit Pinterest!). Anyway, this is happy moment to report on! I have started and finished a book. Finally!

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is a story about a family through the eyes of their dog, Enzo. Enzo is an incredible faithful dog who loves his family entirely, especially the dad, Denny. Enzo is an armchair philosopher of sorts- he believes that he needs to glean as much human wisdom as possible because when he dies, his soul will come back to earth as a man. He describes his desires to become more like a man, and his battle with fighting his carnal instincts despite himself.

I think the thing I liked most about this story was that this dog, who desired to become more than he was, struggled to grow just as much as I feel I do, and in the same ways. One part of the book that has stayed with me is a scene where Enzo become incredibly sad because of an event in the family. He knows that he should handle the event and his sadness with dignity and poise, comforting his family instead of adding to their sorrow. But, despite what he knows he should do, he is overcome and runs away in a flurry of carnal desires. He runs through the forest, hunts a squirrel and kills it viciously, devouring it even as his conscience is finding him utterly disgusting. He sleeps in the forest that night, seething in defeat and dismay, now not only for the unfortunate even in the family, but for his reaction to them. He wakes up in the morning, with a clear head, and heads home, covered in blood and mud, to do what was right- comfort his family. What a metaphor for how we can feel when doing to opposite of what we know is right! Isn’t it true? When you act contrary to what you know is right, you tend do really make it count- “running through the mud” and doing things you wouldn’t have ever done normally? I do this on a spectrum of severities: from lashing out instead of communicating like an adult to deliberately rebelling against my character. Mind you, I, like Enzo, am continually striving to overcome myself, but that doesn’t mean that mistakes don’t happen! Enzo redeems himself and doesn’t let his emotions rule him again, he has overcome yet another weakness in himself.

I felt like this book had many nuggets of great life metaphors, like the above scene. Though, the story itself was often frustrating (though, that was deliberate by the author). Maybe it was because the main conflict was so emotionally draining. I wouldn’t say that this is the best book I’ve read, not even close; it was often slow, but it was nice to be able to find a book that was short and simple.

If you need a book that you don’t have to commit too much time or emotional effort to, I’d recommend this book to you. (Or if you have an insatiable love for dogs like me, this will be good for you too!).

And thus begins my journey into training my brain to like reading again! Wish me luck!

Doggy Daydreaming

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Ladies and Gentleman this is exciting news!

Since Tiff and I have been dating… A very common discussion in our lives is that we both love dogs. We both want to own dogs. Yeah that’s right, plural. Rest assured we are both aware that some time needs to be spent in preparation. Many things are being discussed in our wishes to move toward this exciting life decision. We anticipate taking this step in at least one year or more. In the meantime, however, we LOVE to daydream and consider all of the different possibilities. Which breed? How many? Where to live? On and on our conversations go.

Funny story, while we were dating, and consequently getting to know one another, Tiff and I had a very important conversation. I told her that, in my world, the word “Dog” really means Rottweiler. Synonymous I say. As a dog lover I have had the pleasure of experiencing many different types of k-9. I have had wonderful experiences with most of them, especially if I couldn’t punt them. (Un-Puntable is a prerequisite) I grew up around Labs predominantly and I have been able to use that as my personal baseline for my decision.

Tiff, on the other hand, grew up around her maltese.

Well forget the history lesson, it’s the future we are concerned with here!! BAM!

Introducing out of the red corner, weighing in at approximately 110 lbs, a towering 27 inches tall… Our Future Rottweiler!!

Puppy RottiOk our little guy won’t start that big. He’s gonna look much more like this at first. Like a little TANK!

Eventually these bad boys get to be very large and very fun.

Rottweilers have been mishandled by immature owners for years. This is why they are branded as violent, ill tempered, aggressive animals; all very sad. The Rottweiler is among the top ten most intelligent K-9’s in the world.

Eager to please and a craving for a challenge make these incredibly fun pets. All dogs are pack animals, therefore they are born with an innate sense of hierarchy. This little butt head will do everything he can to test those social roles and break free from the role he finds himself in. As owners it will be our responsibility to encourage good behavior by enforcing our position.

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Alpha male and Alpha female positions of dominance need to be taught early. The Rottweiler is extremely capable of learning this pecking order and Tiff and I could not be more excited to have a great deal of playtime with our little guy.

Protector, Guardian, Workhorse, Playmate and Champion.

I suggest you watch this awesome video!

Out of the Blue Corner… ok right now we have no idea what we are going to do about our second pup. We have discussed many breeds and have narrowed it down to three. Tiff gets to pick this breed (as long as my Rotti couldn’t use it as a chew toy) and actually I have been super surprised at her suggestions! I’m very excited about the dog breeds she has been considering. Let me show you who they are.

The Bernese Mountain Dog

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The Bernese Mountain dog is a medium-large breed. The breed has very long hair, almost shaggy but the dogs seem to wear it comfortably. Not to mention how dang cute they are. The only problem is the hair. Other than the incredible amount of shedding this furry little guy will dole out annually, this is a smart, loving and lovable pet. Depending on the animal’s training and natural temperament they have a disposition to be either energetic or tranquil. Perfect family dogs and almost too ooey-gooey loving.

The Swiss Mountain Dog

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While a cousin to the Bernese Mountain dog, noted by the exact same coloring, the Swiss Mountain Dog holds its own social and physical differences. Most noticeably is the length of hair. This little guy features a much shorter hair and probably what is known in dog words as a double coat for added winter protection. As the breed originates out of Switzerland I would be surprised to learn the contrary. Size-wise these two animals are also quite different. The Swiss mountain dog is a much leaner and slightly shorter version of the Bernese breed. This comes in handy, however, as these adorable k-9’s are extremely energetic. The smaller stature enhances the dog’s agility greatly.  Some of our closest friends have a Swiss Mountain Dog and they absolutely love it!

The Doberman Pinscher

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The Doberman Pinscher, conveniently, is a cousin to the Rottweiler. A newer breed than it’s native German cousin, the Doberman have some incredible qualities. First, let’s get over the fact that it fits the “aggressive breed” category for a minute. I will refer you back to my previous caveats while discussing Rottweilers. It all comes down to the training. If you want your Dobie to be a snarling, rabid muscular force then you can. However if, like Tiff and I, you want a family dog with a strong territorial and protective sense, this particular breed is extremely effective. Built like a ripped Greyhound, the senses of a German Shepherd, and the playfulness of a Labrador on crack (basically a Dalmatian). This would be an incredibly fun breed to get to know. NOW, Tiff has asked me to post a photo of an adult Doberman without it’s ears cropped. Do not be fooled by the rose in the photograph, it’s a ploy and you’re about to be manipulated by sleazy marketing. I do not endorse the idea of leaving Doberman’s ears floppy and as a byproduct I do not support this photograph but what can I do, she’s a redhead.Red Rose and Dobermann

Basically we have puppy fever hardcore!  It’s a serious problem. I don’t know when we will be able to move forward on these dreams of ours but we will certainly keep you updated as it progresses.

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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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?

Our Sisters are Engaged!

Both of our baby sisters are engaged! We are so excited for them to do the marriage thing, Brig and I happend to know that it is the bee-zy!

Here are our lovely girls:

~Miss Mally (with Sir KayCee)~

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~Miss Sarah (with Sir Peter)~

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(Both photos from OUR wedding!)

Well dearest girls, I (Tiff speaking) am so happy for you! The engagement period is the worst, and if you can get out of it still adoring each other- you’ll know it’s right!

You know, this being a team/marriage thing is awesome, and it’s work, and it’s awesome. I’ve been thinking of all the things that I love about being married to Brig (which is pretty much everything, but specifics are always nice to point out!) and all of the information or observations I’ve gleaned that have helped me to prepare to be a wife- which you will be soon!- and I thought that I’d just outline a few things that have made me feel prepared and have made mine and Brig’s relationship wonderful.

First of all, READ THIS BOOK:

It changed my life and the way I view relationships in general. I have not always been the biggest fan of the marriage concept, but it’s because I didn’t understand the things that mattered in marriage. I had just looked at it as some sort of obligation or religous pressure or a way to not be lonely (and all of this because I simply couldn’t find my perfect man! And when I did- boy did I soften up quickly!). However, marriage is not any of those things! None of them!

Instead, marriage is a friendship, a team, a partnership, an intimate companionship, a closeness, and a safe haven.

Mr. Gottman’s book helped me to see that, and helped me to understand what kind of actions strengthen that friendship or break it down. Even if you have a good attitude about marriage and always have had one, it’s still about helping you to figure out how to be the best kind of friend, and avoid things that will hurt your most precious relationship.

Seriously. Do it.

Next, here is the best bit of advice I feel Brig and I have ever gotten:

~ Always defend your companion, and never take anyone else’s side (even if they’re wrong, it doesn’t matter)

~ Always present yourself as a unified front

~ Never talk bad about your companion, ever. To anyone.

~ Put your companion first in your life- before your goals, your hobbies, your extended family, your gym membership- whatever!

~ Care about the things the other cares about.

~Be eager to forgive and forget

~ Never lie to your companion, not about sex, not about food preferences, not about what you spent your money on, not anything! There are no secrets in this friendship

~ And on that note- be open and honest! Be tactful if that honesty isn’t something that the other is excited to hear about, but never keep a secret. Secrets will put wedges in your trust, which is the foundation of your relationship.

~Always greet with a kiss and a hug and a big smile- they are the best thing that will ever happen to you, so treat them that way!

And here are some things that Brig and I do to strengthen our friendship:

~Support the other in their interests and desires

~ Allow daydreaming! Then, be practical and prudent in your timing of acting/puchasing. Balance each other out!

~ Do things together! Go on walks, go to random classes, learn somethign together, watch movies, exercise, eat healthy, cook together. Whatever you do- include the other!

~ Never put the pressure on the other to be perfect or ideal. That’s just impractical! Make mistakes! Learn from them together!

~ Always express love. When you say it, mean it. Every time.

I have so much more to say and tell you (and you will find things to tell me! How cool is that?!) but I will stop here, and I hope we will get time to discuss more of these types of things.

Ladies, there is nothing more important in this life than loving and supporting your future husband (and vice-versa for him!)- so put the work into the relationship- not into panning your wedding or bridal showers. Those things don’t matter.

What matters is your team. Your friendship. Your intimate companionship.

I love you both dearly. Welcome to the best part of life!

With excited, Sisterly-Love,

Tiff

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.

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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!