Sunday, September 5, 2010

my canadian.

I know, I know. I've been slacking MAJOR on my 20 people who inspire. There's no excuse. But, if I did have an excuse, it would be that I try to put lots of effort into these posts, and the effort intimidates me more than just writing about my day to day life. But I've put it off too long, and it's time for me to finally write on one of the people I cherish most in the world.

Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you Brittany Nelson Hill King.

I first met Brittany Nelson Hill in the fateful summer of 2006. I still remember the first time I saw her, I was in the passenger seat of a big truck, and I caught a glimpse of a GORgeous blonde with stunning blue eyes in the parking lot talking to my roommates. I never would have anticipated that she would become one of my dearest friends. It was a rough beginning. Brittany and I didn't get along super great. Since we didn't share a room, I just kinda steered clear of her, and tried not to tick her off every day.

The semester ended. I stayed in Rexburg for night classes, and Britt went back to her canadian motherland.

Our apartment manager called me a few weeks before the Fall semester began and informed me that I'd be rooming with Brittany. Like in the same room. Like SLEEPING in the same room. I thought I'd be dead before the end of the semester for sure, but I was wrong. Somewhere between that semester and now, Brittany has become one of my best friends ever.

She went to BYU Jerusalem for a semester, and I just remember missing her like mad, and being so elated when she called me during thanksgiving break to catch up. I love catching up with that girl. Isn't she stunning? I could go all day on how gorgeous this girl is.

Brittany was married last year in the beautiful Cardston Temple. I was able to go support her as a bridesmaid at her gorgeous wedding. It was my first time to be present at a sealing. So special, to be able to witness such a dear friend get married. I'll always be grateful to Brittany and her family for making room for me, and treating me with such love. I was also able to sneak a few photos.

Needless to say, Brittany was a stunning bride.

Jason and Brittany are one of those couples 
who are so gorgeous it causes spontaneous nausea. 

It's kind of disgusting. 

The world will not be prepared for the attractive children that will come from this couple.

I'm so happy I was able to be with Brittany for the last few days she was a single lady (don't break out into the beyonce song, I beg you...).  I loved staying up late and talking about everything we dreamed of and were scared of. It was such a lovely wedding. I was so happy, and so sad all at once. Happy because I know Brittany found the man of her dreams; a guy 110% worthy of her.
Sad, because that meant that she and I wouldn't be roommates again.

Did I mention at the time, I was engaged?
Three weeks after I spent the weekend in beautiful canada for her wedding, 
Brittany was the BEST bridesmaid ever for me.

Brittany is perhaps the most loyal friend I've ever had. She's always willing to give frank advice, and encourages me to do the right thing when I really just want to do the wrong thing. It's like she has this bizarrely accurate canadian radar; she always knows when I need a chat with her, and calls me often. How I miss her. Gideon and I are planning on going up to visit within the next year.

Brit and I have had countless adventures.
She was with me when I got knocked out by the most terrifying icicle in the world.

She laughed, took pictures, and helped me get back into the car. We still laugh about it.

Brittany is a really gorgeous girl physically. She has the MOST PERFECT skin on the face of the planet. Like alabaster. Her eyes are incredible, and I think every day I lived with her (which was over 2 years) someone complimented her fabulous bodacious hair. Brittany taught me how to straighten my hair, and how to apply makeup. I taught her how to physically exert herself through exercise. Good tradeoff.

As flawlessly beautiful as Britt is on the outside, she's incredibly beautiful on the inside.

We used to have late late LATE night discussions, and I would constantly be impressed by her love for the gospel and for her amazing family. We still have lengthy talks on the phone, and soon (hopefully VERY soon), I'll be able to visit her (since it's my turn). Brittany is my favorite canadian person on the face of the planet including Anne of Green Gables (who was basically my idol growing up, and who's movies I can quote word for word).

Our kids are going to be friends, and we're going to always be friends.
She'll always be quite simply, my canadian.


  1. Alyssa, this is the third time I have tried to write on your blog and my phone has erased everything. Your blog made me cry... And laugh really hard... Out load... By myself. Awkward but so worth it. You have such a way with words dear. It captures our relationship so perfectly! It is an honour to be in the top ten! I can't wait for your visit to Canada this year! I have missed your adorable
    half American half Mexican face! Please phone me soon. I have lots to tell you and frankly I just miss your sexy voice! Thank you for being such an incredible friend to me! I have been so blessed.

  2. We can't wait to see you, princess. I feel crazy super duper blessed too.


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