Category: Brandon

Wedding things

Well, I think we have decided on June 14th, 2014 for the wedding. Even though we are waiting til after the holidays to ask people to be in the wedding, we are going to talk to Brandon’s sister and God daughter to ask if she’d like to be our flower girl. They live in Oregon, but will be home for Christmas, so I thought it’d be nice to ask her in person. Her name is Maddy, and she is absolutely beautiful and also incredibly shy. So, we aren’t positive if she’ll say yes, but I hope she does. I’ve also picked out my colors. Brandon keeps saying I tricked him because I’ve changed my mind since we first started talking of marriage. Originally I said I wanted a deep plum color with gold accent…Viking colors essentially. The more I thought about it…the less I wanted a Vikings themed wedding. So I picked a turquoise color and a purple color for my brides maids (alternating) with a golden accent color. That way he still has his Vikings colors, and it’s not doll Vikings theme. Here is a picture of the blue and purple I want. It’s on the upper right corner, ignore the rest of the picture lol.

I also don’t know style yet for the dress, but I like those colors. I also fell in love with these flowers


Not with white roses though. I think I also want to do something different for a guest book. I want to buy a bunch of quilt squares and have people sign them and then have a family member make the quilt for me. That way it’s something useful and still a reminder of everyone that shared our day with us. That’s all I’ve got right now, just thought I’d come on here and jot down our thoughts and plans so far.


Brandon Unplugged

Okay…so I waited about a week to get questions, and it looks like it’ll be mine and Rach’s questions, with some added pictures of him and him and I 🙂 I hope you enjoy getting to know Brandon!

1)  Where do you work?

Eden Valley Watkins High School

2) What do you do there?


3) Favorite book?

The last one I read I think was Goosebumps back in 8th grade lol. But I do read the newspaper everyday!

4) Favorite animal?

Dogs…now can I have one? (lol!)
5) What is your favorite quality about Niki?

hmm…now to pick just one….I’d have to say her personality. She’s 99% of the time happy, we have a lot in common and she’s really easy to get a long with.

Halloween..we were Peter and Lois Griffin from Family Guy

6) Favorite movie?
Big Lebowski, Gran Torino, Legend of Baggar Vance, and last but not least THE Joe Dirt.

7)Favorite music?

80’s Music

8 ) If you could visit one country, which would it be?

It’s between Germany and Australia

9) Favorite food?

pizza, 100 million percent
10)What is your family like? (siblings, parents & your relationship with them)
I have 4 sisters and 1 brother, I’m the baby of the family. We get along when we’re not fighting lol. My oldest sister lives in Oregon with her family. I have 8 little nieces and nephews. And I have one sister getting married in 2 weeks. My mom works at the high school I work at, just during days instead of nights. And my father works at Cold Spring Granite Company. They’ve been married for around 33 years.

11) Which monster truck is the best?

Well it’s been awhile, but it used to be the Goldberg truck, I think Tom Mentz drives it though. And Grave Digger is a close second! When I was real little it used to be Bigfoot

12)Where are you starting school this fall and for what?

Ridgewater College in Willmar for X-Ray Tech…there’s a bigger word for it but I don’t remember what it is.

13) Do you want to have kids some day? If yes, how many?

Most definitely…4 or 5 (I was told last time 3 or 4….it keeps going up! lol)

14) Whats your favorite color?


15) What’s your favorite sport?


16) What’s your all time favorite sports team?


**Breaks out into song** Skol Vikings lets win this game! Skol Vikings honor your name! Go get the first down, then get a touchdown! ROCK EM! SOCK EM! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Skol Vikings run up the score, you’ll hear us yell for MORE! V-I-K-I-N-G-S Skol Vikings lets go!

17) Who’s your all time favorite athelete?

That’s tough…but I have to say Kirby Pucket is number 1….Randy Moss is a close second.

18) What’s your favorite sport to play?

Golf but it’s so expensive…and I enjoy tennis. Then probably basketball, baseball and football as a second.

19) What’s your favorite thing to do with Niki?

Watch a scary movie so she’s really close to me and I can “protect” her.

Well….I ran out of questions and that’s all I had been given also. I’m sure if you ever have anything else you want to know about him you can just post it lol. I’ll make him answer 😉 I hope this gives you a little bit more of an idea of the kind of guy he is, which is an amazing guy if you ask me!

Getting To Know you…

So I’m taking this from Rach’s blog about getting to know Jaeg. I know Sam and Mirjam got to meet Brandon, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to “meet” him…however I wasn’t sure what things you’d all want to know. SO…I ran this by him, and he’s fine with it….if you guys want to go ahead, reply to this blog with anything you’d like to know about…I’ll sit down with him and make him answer some questions lol. Make sure to let other people know that may not look at my blog that frequently that they are getting a chance to get to know Brandon that much better! I hope everything is going well with all of you!!!