Thursday, August 25, 2011

So Long Sweet Summer...

Well that was way too short of a break from summer term, 
but it looks like this summer is coming to an end...
I'm not even mad. 
I am living with Ben again, which is just wonderful and we are really
 trying to enjoy the last few days of freedom!

Anyways since summer is pretty much over, I decided I would check back on my
summer goals list I made a few months ago and see how I did...

Progress Report

Cassie Tremblay's Summer Goals

-Blog More!! (Atleast once a week)---Ok according to my archives I had 5 posts in May, 6 in June, 4 in July and 2 so far for August, all months averaging about once a week! PERF!

-Write my brother Matt more often in Chile (I miss him)--I did succeed at this as well! Plus he got a hernia so we got to talk to him on the phone-woohoo! haha

-Get invited to the Kardashian wedding (Stole this one from Ellen but I aodore K+K)- Ok so I was not invited to the Kardashian Wedding but I have read all the articles on it and you know I will be watching the TV special of the whole wedding on E! in October!

-Get all A's in my summer classes (And yes I count A minus's as A's)----I took 3 classes  this summer term.  I got two A's.  I am taking a success on this because the other class I did not get an A in was Greek and Roman Literature. worst. class. ever.  Let's just watch Brad Pitt in Troy and get on with it, which I did.... success!

-Get a job ASAP (A big reason why I came back here)--Check and Check! I got an awesome job at BYU Philanthropies, it is right across the street from my house and you pick your own hours-plus I get to work with Jenn so it is perf!

-Get Justin Bieber to Re-Tweet me (1 in 10 million chance-NEVER SAY NEVER!)...Ok so no, Justin Bieber did not Retweet me, but of course I will Never Say Never, but in other JB news, I watched his movie 3 more times, got my mom and Carly to become bielibers by making them watch it and am thinking of getting a life size cut out...PLEASE BEN!
...Omg protest to get the word Bieber added to the spell check dictionary-The name is an American staple!---I'll be writing a letter to Obama or Bill Gates or something about this one, because as I am writing even right now a squiggly red line is appearing under Bieber...unacceptable.

-Eat healthy and continue running and Yoga-So my friend Britt was my roomie in Ben's absence and she was an awesome help for this one, we ran a ton and ate pretty much healthy-(fro yo downfall but so worth it!)

-Read non-school books (Finish 6 whole books)---I read 4 books, so pretty close-finally read all the hunger games in like 2 days-LOVED THEM!

Get my name changed...finally! (SS, Passport, licence)-Partially a success, I changed my licence, learned I don't need to change my passport until they expire and all my bank accounts, I'm pretty much legally Cassie Tremblay!

Try to make the best of being away from my husband.---This was so so so hard , I never thought we could actually be apart for 2 1/2 months but we were. I really think I tried to stay happy and positive, although sometimes I had cryfests all night on the phone to him, it was mostly ok. I focused on school and work and it was great to have friends like Britt and Brian and Jen around!  I learned to definitely appreciate the time we do get to be together now!

Not to shabby on the goals list I would say!  Now if I can just continue...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I feel it is time to catch up!  
I have been unaware of the blogging world in the 6 golden days I finally got to spend with my beau!
Let's start at the very beginning...
So my wonderful dad drove all the way down to Provo on Friday (12 hours), slept,
we went out to Cafe Rio and then drove me back to Lethbridge the next day (12 hours),  I will be forever grateful!
While we were driving home, Ben was also Alberta bound flying from Memphis to Great Falls Montana, where we would meet him and pick him up.
I got to see him after 58 days, I ran into the airport and he was just on his way out and I guess I was kinda distracted plus I probably forgot what he looked like but I almost ran right past him but....we totally had a movie-worthy-airport-reunited-at-last-scene in the airport lobby, and tears were streaming down my face automatically because I was so happy to see him. I wasn't able to get pictures but it was kind of like this...
(skip to 1:00 if you are not a true fan for the best Leyton Moment!)
ok it wasnt exactly like that but you get the idea, I just had to!

 The last 3 hours of the drive went really quickly!

The next day we headed up to Waterton, one of the most beautiful places on earth for our annual MacLennan Family Reunion, it is usually at Echo Lake but due to some major flooding, we were happy to do it at my Grandparents cabin in Waterton.  
I never really appreciated how lucky I was to be an hour and a half away from this gorgeous National Park and to have a cabin there but I sure do appreciate it now! (I am still not much of a hiker which is quite the faux-pas in Waterton, but I like the rest!)

It was so great to be with all my family for the 4 days and of course I was in bliss being with Ben, I wanted to even follow him to the bathroom (highly unnusual for me)
just because I never wanted to seperate again!
We made MacLennan T-shirts, which we apparently wore every day because they are in every picture, hiked up Red Rock, hiked Blackiston Falls with the babies while the hard-cores did Crypt, we ATE so much amazing food all day long, walked around town, played games, saw some bears, went geocaching, family football game, ATE some more and we cannot forget the first ever MacLennan Family Triathalon-this accidentally happened to my little sister on the biking portion when her wheel popped off-WE GO HARD!

Sidenote-she got really road rashed, cracked ribs, fractured jaw(just found out) but is gonna be ok! 
Here are some pics from the trip!

Geocaching with my eyes closed!

the whole fam-missing some though :(

this is me scaling a wall above icy glacier crevass of death

love them!

Ben and I at Blackiston Falls!

So pretty!
Hailey and Ben!

Ben and I at Redrock
PS-missing Kylie, Connor and Lindsay and kids, Joel, Rory and Norma and Fam(minus Maddie), and Matt...WISH YOU WERE HERE!

That was a ton of pictures! Anyways, we came back to Lethbridge and had one
more day before Ben had to go back to Memphis-we played with Hailey, played some
 Rook and went out to eat at Firestone with my family.  Exactly six days after we had picked him up in Great Falls, we made our way back through the border to drop him off again.
It was another movie-worthy-don't-leave me-airport-goodbye scene, actually this one was much less dramatic as I would be seeing him again in Provo in only 10 more days!

Since then, it has been great to be home with my family and in Canada.
In just a few days I will be making the long drive back to Provo and I am excited to finally live with Ben again!  It will be good to settle back into a routine and everything!
This summer has seriously gone by so slow for me, I  know I am probably the only person who thinks that but
FALL 2011 Here we Come!

Monday, August 1, 2011


some numbers that have been on my mind lately...

50-number of days I have not seen ben.
5-number of days till I get to see him.
4-number of exams I have to take this
9-months we have been married...and baby free..woohoo!
2-number of hours till The Bachelorette finale starts....Team JP forever!
150+-days since I have driven a car...i'm not even mad
7.05-time I woke up this morning...yuck..
6-days I get to spend with ben and my family in Waterton...can't even wait!
12-hours it is going to take us to drive home to Lethbridge.
269-dollars our phone bill was this month...what the heck?! Something must change
11,000,000-Number of followers Justin Bieber has..I'm one in 11 million, I know he will notice me though.haha
50-days I have not been kissed... lonely lips
387189468146-number on a scale from 1-10 of how excited I am for summer school to be over.

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