Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December Ending

So I decided the worst thing about blogging is I can NEVER think of a title to my posts. Ha! Like, shouldn't there be something else about blogging I dislike more? Nope! Nada! It is creating a title, so when my title sucks you all know why! Ha!

Well, I for once in my life have quite a few things to blog about.

First. Christmas. It was quite eventful to say the least. There was a slight amount of family drama which I will not be going into. It was extended family so no worries there. We spent the night at my parents house Christmas Eve and woke up with my little brothers and opened gifts. Daniel was spoiled and I was close behind him. Daniel got....PlayStation Move (Game, Navigation Controller, Motion Controller and Eye, which is a camera), RockBand3 with the new Keyboard(PS3), Assassins Creed Brotherhood(PS3), Donkey Kong Returns(Wii), Epic Mickey (Wii) and 007 GoldenEye (Wii). Those were his 6 video games and accessories to hold him over for a while. He also got some really nice sweaters, not like old man sweaters or Argyle print or anything. They were brands like Volcom, Element, Empyre and such. He also got a new coat, house slippers, Supernatural seasons 4 & 5 and more I probably just cant remember. To say the least...he scored this Christmas!! I got a workout outfit to match my Nike id's that I never use but full heartedly want too. I got a Garmin GPS, Slippers, a Laminator (I asked for this he he), Apples to Apples Disney, Vera Bradley Duffel, Vera Bradley tool bag and more that I am forgetting. I was only shorted 2 things from my Christmas list and those were a Camcorder and a Canon Rebel Camera. So not too shabby.

Second. My bedroom. I want to re-do it. Right now it is Black, Pewter (which is goldish silverish ya...) and a really pretty shade of lavender. I want my room to be purple and green. Not like crayon box purple and green but purple and green very similar to the picture below. I have really expensive black curtains so I am going to have to figure out a way to tie them in. Good luck to me. Third. Baby. I am wanting a baby. So, long story short I have enough birth control to last me until June and then no more after that. I think that is pretty much self explained as to what Daniel and I decided :)

Forth. Job. I no longer work for ASWN+ because the company decided to put an end to the department I work for which is also the department my dad is the boss of. So, my dad is going to start his business up full time again. I will most likely work there once all his ducks are in a line and he is able to start hiring people. I am helping him with some of the marketing things such as business cards, flyers, email and web. His company is Bromac and he has had the company for 15+ years. It is Land Surveying and Engineering and I will be the Lead Drafter again once things get moving. It will be the same position I had at ASWN+. For now though I am just looking for a job to replace Wingers so I can eventually leave that dreadful place.

Fifth. New Years. I of course work. So does Daniel but he leaves early so he can get up at 5AM to get to work. My new years goals are as follows....train myself to eat healthier so I don't die of a heart attack or some dreadful food caused disease and so I am prepared to get pregnant. Second put my Nike id's and new workout outfit to good use so I don't die of a heart attack or Lazy Person Syndrome or some disease alike. Also, exercise is one of my New Years goals because my OBGYN made it one of them. He wants me exercising now to prepare myself to exercise through my pregnancy if I happen to get pregnant in the new year. Two more goals are to money manage better and to keep my house friggen clean. The last two goals will be the hardest. So...pray for me! :)

Sixth. Ski. Daniel is going skiing tonight with Chaz. Fun for them. Chaz is a boarder though but they can keep up with each other. They always go once a year. Good brother bonding time. I am not sure the main different between Snow Boarding and Skiing but I know they both have tons of fun. I also know I can't do either of the sports but I wish I could ha ha. I need me some lessons! :)

Anyway. That's my forever long blog. XoXo

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I am a slacker...

OK, so this is what my tree is supposed to look like. Although, this year we do not have a tree displayed. I have no excuse. I just suck at Christmas this year. I feel like all I have had time to do is shop for Christmas. I have done most of my shopping online so it has been pretty simple. I started shopping for everyone in October and still today I have a few last minute things I need to pick up before Christmas morning. With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas decorating my house was the last thing I needed to worry about. It made Daniel sad because he loves Christmas and he said that November 1, 2011 our tree goes up since I didn't have the time this year. I figure that is fair. Tacky, but fair. This picture is from 2008 I couldn't find one from last year. So Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2 For 2

This is now post 2 in 2 days...go me! Well, my mom and all her siblings are changing the Christmas
Eve traditions we have had for ten plus years so that's a bummer. I am not finished with my Christmas shopping so there is another bummer. My sister and her husband will be in Cali for Christmas, another bummer. Josh and Missy live in Cali so they wont be here for Christmas, another bummer. Work is really slow, another bummer.

On the plus side we get a new primary class in the New Year which will be a fun new adventure! We miss miss our old class though. Daniel works Sunday mornings until 10AM which will be sad cuz our ward starts at 9AM in the New Year so he wont be going to sacrament meeting with me.

Christmas is getting closer and closer by the minute and I get to spend it with Daniel so I am pretty happy about that! :)

I am religiously looking for a different serving job so if you hear of anything just let me know! XoXo!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wishful Thinking

So I was reminded yesterday by Aunt Connie that I hadn't updated my blog in a while! I am pretty sure she is the only one that regularly checks it and that is one of the many reasons she is so amazing! So, a special thanks goes out to her especially this time of year for being the best! I have always limited how much I write on here about Daniel's family but I have finally decided this is my online "journal" and for those people who don't want to read it, they really don't have too. We were invited by Aunt Connie to come over on Christmas. This was no surprise to me because she always includes us in every holiday and always remembers our birthday's and anniversary. I just find her heart bigger and bigger the more I get to know her. She has accepted me as a part of her family and my appreciation to her will never be able to show as much as I would like it too. We are very excited to visit them on Christmas and we are happy they will be in town this year.

With Christmas just a few days away I always am a wishful thinker and I hope that Daniel and I and his immediate family would be able to get together. Watching Daniel not have a proper mother/son relationship is hard. Especially since my family is so extremely close. I want to be able to go and see his mom and sisters a well as my family. This is not my place though and I understand that. It is something that needs to be fixed between him and his mom and no one else. I have never written anything like this on my blog because I was always cautious of what people would think if they read it but I have given up caring it has been over 3 years and there has been no conversation between Daniel and his mom. Its sad really and I know Daniel wants things to be fixed. He is just scared of rejection and that is perfectly normal. Hopefully things can be fixed sooner than later and this feud can finally come to an end.

My family had an early Christmas with Jelaire and Kelly since they will be in California. It was a fun little dinner and gift exchange.

Daniel and I are anticipating a very exciting 2011! Shelly my best friend from High School (we have been friends for like 50 million years) is getting married in June! We also hope many more great changes will be happening! I will keep you posted and I will try to acquire a list! Until then! XoXo

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sickness, its that time of year!

Well, Daniel and I did not dodge any bullets this year with illness. Daniel ended up getting sick the beginning of the month and I shortly followed. Then with luck we were well for our 3 year anniversary!! THREE YEARS, I can barely believe it. I have been happily married for quite some time now which is more than most people can say these days since divorce is on a rise. We have both our parents to thank for our knowledge of good marriages. We are 3 years into the marriage with forever more to go, which is totally awesome. For our anniversary we went to Rodizio Grill, I got the salad bar of course and Daniel ate enough meat both of us. Then we went home and watched Toy Story 3 for the first time. We thought it was cute then the rest of the night is history :) ....... After that our week went back to normal. Full days of work and no time for play. Saturday night Daniel worked and I helped my mom make gingerbread couples out of felt to decorate for a young single adult dinner she is in charge of. Those took forever and I started getting sick. So I rested that night went about our Sunday duties as primary teachers, went to my parents for dinner, finished the gingerbread couples, went home and went straight to bed. I ended up getting very sick that night and taking the day off both my jobs, which I never do. Then the sickness has carried on and I am still trying to get over it. My mom thinks I had the stomach flu with a head cold. What a nice combination...right? HA! Well, other than my sickness nothing is new. Thanksgiving is right around the corner which is every Vegetarians favorite holiday. Smile. I will look forward to planning my Black Friday attack with my crazy family that day. Until next time...see ya! xoxo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I love Halloween as everyone knows it is my favorite holiday. We made our costumes once again. They turned out pretty spectacular. I was up until 4 am the night before finishing up but it was well worth it. All my best friends were there with me on my favorite holiday and I couldn't have asked for anything more! Happy Halloween! The pictures say everything so here ya go...


So, I am finally updating my blog from October! :) We went to California the week of my Dad's birthday. We all drove there as a family. Day one we went to the Orange County Sawp Meet and the Dana Point Harbor. I absolutely love both of these places and I went crazy at the Swap Meet and bought tons of things...of course!

Dana Point Harbor
Then the next three days we went to Disneyland. We stayed in a hotel near Disneyland and we walked there every morning. We were at Disneyland for my Dad's birthday and we all had so much fun! It is Daniel's all time favorite place so he lived it up to its fullest and did everything he wanted to do.

Disney Castle

A Bug's Life

Waiting for The Haunted Mansion ride

Toon Town

The beginning of Disneyland

Tea Cups!

Mater and Lightning McQueen

Jail Time

My Dad is STRONG
Daniel and I goofing off

It's a buggie bug world

Then on day five we went to Universal Studios and it was my first time there. Daniel had been there before. It was pretty neat taking the tours and learning about movie sets.

Driving there


The Flinstones
Despicable Me

Hollywood Baby

Day 6 we went to the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. I had never been to the Zoo in California and it was HUGE! We didn't plan for the size of it. I plan to go there again because I didn't even see all the things I wanted to see.

Ploar Bears

Giant Elephants

Daniel liked the big Cats

Sea World

Dinner our last night in Cali

We all had so much fun and hopefully will be able to do more vacations like this one with our families.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Blah Blah Blah! I pretty much have had no motivation to go running. Ask me how my half marathon training is...better yet don't ask! Pretend you did ask and also pretend I said it's going fantastic!
We went to Cali last week and I will post more about that later.
Monday our lives went back to normal, only it kinda didn't. I got rear ended on the freeway and now my arm is messed up. I am hoping it heals but dang it hurts. I am driving this ghetto rental car that has stained seats and is yucky. I don't even want to think about having to get in it shortly.
I haven't started on our Halloween costumes because I am BUSY! Story of my life...hopefully I will attempt to work on them and finish them this weekend.
Pretty much we are boring for now so that's all you get until I post about Cali!

Monday, October 4, 2010


So, I have been contemplating our Halloween costumes pretty much since last year. Since last year's costumes were so stressful I thought I should go easy on myself. Here are all the ideas and the order in which they popped in my head...

The Riddler~Poison Ivy (This costume will happen one day when I am as skinny as a rail)
Mr & Mrs Incredible (We need a Jack-Jack)
Peter Pan~Wendy (Daniel did not want to wear tights or anything like them)
Eric~Ariel (I just am never sure about this one)
Woody~Jesse (This was the final decision until Daniel mentioned something else)

~Jack Skellington and Sally~ This is the winning costume. It shouldn't be that difficult. I know I could totally go out and buy these but I just don't think that will seem very "Jessica like" since I like my home made costumes. So, wish me luck because I am going to need it. We leave to go to California on Saturday and then when we get back we have to plan my Grandma's 90th surprise birthday party. So I have a total of zero time. Last year I had zero time also and I survived with a fantastic Halloween costume to show off. I just LOVE Halloween :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crazy Weekend :)

So we didn't have to work this past weekend at Wingers. Yay for us right? Well sorta Yay. Ha ha even though we didn't work we had a weekend full of events. Thursday I had my friend Kara's Wedding. She got married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 23. We attended her ceremony, luncheon and reception so that was a full day of fun!
On Friday, September 24 Daniel's sister Nicole got married. It was so lovely and fun. They got sealed in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Then they had a luncheon in there honor at there ward house. There reception was at Daniel and Nicole's Aunt Jan's house. It was done up really cute. We were really excited to spend that special day with them and be able to see Daniel's family.

Daniel asked Nicole for a special dance that they shared together

This is Daniel and his sister Maddie, they are twins!

Daniel's sister Ciara she is so cute and fun

The bride and groom with us before they left on their honeymoon

Then Saturday after the wedding my cousin Gage got baptized. My cousin Chauntay had a party for turning 3. Another cousin Drake, turned 18. Then, my sister turned 21?!?! We went to dinner and a movie for her birthday and it was such a fun day.