The Life of Bon: Back to the grind.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Back to the grind.

Welp, it's January 5th, Sunday evening. 7:46.  I am staring the return to school down the throat.  When school let out two weeks ago it seemed like break would go forever.  But it didn't and it doesn't and it's time to go back to work.  It could be worse.  I could have my last assignment of the quarter due first thing in the morning.  Ah, my poor students.  Such suckers.

The break was wonderful, albeit very very busy.  With two straight weeks you would think I'd get bored, but nope.  We were here there and everywhere.  Greg's brother was in town for a week, my sister from Germany was here for five days, Greg's play opened, my best friend was here from California, my other best friend turned thirty, and of course there was the WEDDING of my little sister.

We were busy, no doubt, but above all we felt very grateful for friends, family and the time to be together.  In my old and wise age, I have discovered that my favorite thing is to be surrounded by my loved ones and just be.

And now, pictures.

There was a lot of snow to begin with.   





And a beautiful Christmas morning.


Greg's parents, always the lovebirds.

Greg's brother and his wife, Brett and Kylee.

I have no idea who these people are.

We got Monopoly for Christmas- the debit card version.  I was in heaven.  After three games, no one wanted to play with me anymore, though.

There was food.

And a six year old boy who is failing miserably at picking out his own pjs.


She sleeps in these things.  There is no sacrifice too great for the price of beauty.

Wedding day!




Nieces and nephews.  There are 16 and growing!

One of my favorite pictures of the day- taken before anybody was ready.  I especially love the expression of my three sisters and I... the same totally blank look on all four of us.  Must run in the family!  Also, Greg managed a rehearsal inbetween the ceremony and the reception which is why he's AWOL for the family pictures.  Ah, the price of fame.




My cousin is dating this guy.  He's real great.  I don't know where that ring came from.  Marianne?

Bouquet throwing.

Garter throwing.

And of course, we had to make time for little girl manis and pedis.



That's a wrap!  Now it's back to the grind.  But, sheesh, it's a good grind.

44 comments:

  1. Your sister's wedding dress is GORGEOUS and Bon, you are a vision in that Blue!
    Hope going back to work isn't as treacherous as it might seem!

    Much Love
    Jess
    writinginredlipstick.com

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    1. Thank you! You are so kind! And no, the day wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated.

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  2. wow! the snow is beautiful! and so are the rest of the pictures! I'm glad you had a good break- and sorry it ended so soon!!!

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    1. It always does though, doesn't it. Guess I can't complain too much about two weeks off :)

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  3. You look so beautiful! I beat my family at monopoly over the break too, and loved every minute of it! Now back to the daily grind... good luck!

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    1. I PLAYED by family in Monopoly... didn't quite beat them. I lost all three games which is why I was hankering for more. Hate to go out a loser!

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  4. Ooh electronic banking monopoly? Did it take away from the fun? I beau hubby at Disney Monopoly over break too :)

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    1. It was way fun! The only thing that was annoying were the really little transactions- $6 here or $14 here. It got real old but it made the bigger purchases way easier.

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  5. Lucky you! I had to go back on the 2nd! About a 1/4 of each of my classes were missing....

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    1. Wow! The 2nd? That's harsh!

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  6. I just love your blog so so much. That's all :)

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    1. Thank you! I love that you love it and that you read it!

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  7. I thought all the wedding bouquet catchers were singing in a choir for a second. HAHAHAH. Love that blue dress that you wore. So excited to be back in utah in a few weeks!

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    1. Looking back on that picture, it totally looks like a choir! So hilarious! Funny because none of the boys are doing that in their picture. Must be a girl thing.

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  8. haha… love the pic of our family too! Tam and Trav look classic. Also, the pic of you and Mary is adorable!

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    1. Yes, Tam and Trav might take the cake, although Amber and Ben certainly give them a run for their money!

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  9. Awe.. what a busy break! Looks like you spent it well!

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    1. Yes! For my next break, though, I want to stay in bed all day and read!

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  10. You and your sisters look beautiful! But were y'all not FREEZING?!

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    1. THANK YOU! And freezing, yes, absolutely. Winter weddings in Utah are the worst.

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  11. I was going to comment on all of the great photos (because OMG all of them are fantatstic!) but then I saw the picture of the guy your cousin is dating and he looks A LOT like this guy I had the BIGGEST CRUSH EVER on my freshman year in college. They have the same smile. I know it's not him because he's married now and in California. But anyways... that was what was going through my mind. So... in conclusion your cousin has good taste? lol

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    1. Are you sure it's not the same guy.... it could be! Also I really hope both my cousin and her boyfriend see this comment.

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  12. gorgeous pictures! i laughed of the "i have no idea who these people are" LOL

    looks like everyone had a fab time :)

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it was fab!

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  13. That's awesome! It sounds like you had quite an amazing holiday break :) you and your siblings look alike for real for real lol :) congratulations to your sister on her wedding, your hubby on his opening production, and your cousin for her secret engagement?? How exciting! Welcome back to school - all our "breaks" end today.. it's officially the most depressing day of the year. Hoorah.. Have a great one Bon! -Iva

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    1. Haha... "secret engagement"- I don't know what is going on with the ring. I'm 99% sure they're not engaged, so who's to say. And yes, it's the most depressing day of the year but now it's over so... we survived!

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  14. Looks like a wonderful break! Your sister's gown is gorgeous. I've never been one for sleeves, but I'd totally rock that dress for my do over ceremony!

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    1. I loved it too! I will make sure she sees your comment!

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  15. LOVE both yours and your sister's dresses at the wedding! And oh my goodness, so many nieces and nephews!!

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    1. Compliment my mom on the bridesmaid's dresses... she picked those ones out. And yes... SO many nieces and nephews and we are only adding more and more.

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  16. Your sister's dress is so beautiful! I love seeing other big families. It's so fun to be a part of one!

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    1. I agree! It's madness, but so much fun!

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  17. Winter break went by way too quickly. I love your sister's wedding dress!

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    1. Always too quickly, isn't it? I thought two weeks would feel like forever. It didn't. Except for when I came back to work this morning and couldn't remember a thing :)

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  18. Joy on joy on joy! I love that picture of your family - the resemblance is so very apparent!

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    1. That's what everyone says! I can never see it, of course!

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  19. oh pretty dress! and oh my goodness all the women in your family look so similar! Even the little ones!!

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  20. Christmas, a wedding and a whole lot of bad weather.......................what a life you live

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  21. my goodness...so many Christmas presents! What a beautiful sight!

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  22. Should I be offended that the only picture of me in that group is of the top of my head as I tried to cross Emery's legs?

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  23. Happy 2014 Bon! So I'm a bad blogger and just now catching up on posts, but it looks like you had such a relaxing break! Also, this mayyyy be a little bit creepy, but is that an already-printed-oh-my-gosh-that-wedding-JUST-HAPPENED photo in the frame in front of the TV in the one photo with the cutie in the PJS? Because if so, I'm SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED. Don't ask me why I notice these things...I guess I just do?

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  24. Trying to figure out if I should (or need) to tell you that "welp" is not a word. :)

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