Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
But this girl makes me want a gun
As most know I was in a pretty abusive relationship......yeah....pretty abusive
Miranda Lambert has a song called Gunpowder and Lead
I damn near felt Republican as this little girl sang about blowing away her abusive husband/boyfriend
- She is the funniest person, she makes me laugh on a daily basis. And I mean out loud laugh
- She has a devil may care attitude. She is who she is so suck it girls who have no idea who she is and were on a swim team
- She has fantastic style
- She is a glorious cook (she made me like mac and cheese)
- She is up for anything
- She held my hand during Paranormal Activity
- She loves TV. I mean if you are my friend you gotta love TV
- She is like Oprah
- She has an unshakeable testimony
- She is 100% loyal
- She will visit you if you go to jail (she has promised me that)
- She is up on her pop culture
- She went to theatre camp
- She is willing to offer an honest opinion
- She loves kids (real kids)
- She is open minded politically
- She knows me and what to say to make me feel better in any sitch
- She hates the word bestie
- She is good at her job
- She is great under pressure
- She is a great teacher
- If you are crying in sacrament she will go get you Kleenex
- Best Maid of Honor EVER
- Lets you borrow her belts
- She has great hair
- She loves the Chargers
- She is a brave little toaster
- She makes the best french toast (seriously...like...if your reading this can you make some)
Ok I have a confession to make. I am pretty soft hearted. I mean I get my feelings hurt, I cry at movies, I cry at commercials, and I cry when Ed does not turn around and go back to look for the stray dog who might get hit if we don't save it.
Because of this I am a democrat. Oh and I attach to people. See I like belonging to things, I like having a core group of friends that I know I can count on, I like families.
I always worried that I would not be real accepted by a family. I had a bad experience. And I am loud and opiniated and I dress in really bright colors. Not to mention the fact that I have serious baggage. I had just kind of given up on the fact that I would find a good family that would like me.
Well I am still loud and I think a bit too much too take sometimes. Especially when I am in my element. But, I think I am liked. I think that they are OK with me marrying Ed. They are great people.
I need to quit typing because I am crying
Two weeks ago, I had all my bridesmaids together
I took this picture. As I looked at it today I honestly got a bit choked up (but Aubs can attest to the fact that the tears are nothing new). These are girls that will be part of my life forever. I remembered how I lost touch with my bridesmaids last time because of choices I made.
That will not happen again
I mean all of them....are part of my life forever
Catherine (Little Miss)
Is my little sister who is not blood related. I have the greatest time with her. We are more than a decade apart in age, but come on, raise your hand if you think I act 32. If you raised your hand you do not know me or you are Jared and you are surprised I am not 38. This girl remembers me in all family things, leads me by her great example and is the funniest 19 year old I have ever known. She is down to earth and I am so excited to have her in my family forever. And is she not the prettiest thing you have ever seen?
My well deserved Maid of Honor. She has truly been the best friend I have ever had. She has been completely selfless when it comes to me. I am amazed at the things she does for me. She knows me better than about anyone knows me. We like the same things, we laugh at the same things, we don’t really have the same taste in music but we make it work. She is single handedly planning my wedding. I mean she lets me think I made the decision but if it is a bad one she gently leads me on another path. I am grateful everyday for her. She was just as proud as my mom was when I went to the temple. She is the friend every girl wishes she had and when you have her...she never leaves. She has never ending loyalty. And she is pretty.
My aunt. The closest thing I had to a sister growing up. We are not far apart in age and she was my hero growing up. I wanted to dress like Julie, listen to the music Julie listened to, do my hair like Julie, and hang out with Julie and all her cool friends. She has been a great example of strength and courage and has raised the two best boys ever. I could not imagine having a wedding and not including her. She is my surrogate big sister. The one who was never afraid to tell me I was going down the wrong path. The one who stood beside me through thick and thin. I love her. And yep...she is pretty too.
Ed's older sister...that I am older than....that made me sad. I have been amazed since I met her how together Shauna is. She is primary president, a mom to two great kids, is a Realtor, and finds the time to help with anything. And she does it all with a calm demeanor that makes me seem like a hurricane. I am an only child and so loyalty to siblings is new to me. Shauna is loyal to her family. And it is humbling to watch. And oh my gosh...she is pretty too!!!!
Anita (for some reason I have always called her Nita...probably because her name was too long for me to say or I am lazy)
Ed's younger sister that is more responsible than me....buh....I am under qualified for this family. Nita is one of the most service oriented people I have ever met. She is always asking if she can do anything for anyone. I am amazed by that. She is also the only girl I have ever me that has been to Lowes more than 3 times a year. I am pretty sure she could build me a house if I asked her to. Nita is loyal to her family too. Something I find comforting. And...You guessed it...she is pretty.
Moral of the story
You have to be pretty to be my bridesmaid
I love headbands.
I love bright feather headbands.
I love headbands that do not hurt my head.
About 3 months ago (or more) Auby and I went to Craft Lake City. A craft fair here in Salt Lake. On this blessed day I discovered the headbands of my dreams.
I walked up to the table in awe. Everything I have ever wanted in a headband was there. I almost started crying. I bought two.
I then got engaged. I emailed Anne Michelle and asked if she could make my bridal party headbands. And she did. And they are amazing.
So....if you love headbands, do yourself a favor and check this girl out.
And if you want to buy me one for telling you about it.....you can
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Early morning hair
4 Diet Cokes before noon
Walking into Nordstrom with no makeup
Having my nails done...ruining them...having them done again
Splitting my pants
The most wonderful photographer EVER
They are almost ready
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
You all have seen her on my blog.
But I have news about Miss.
She has a super secret power that has actually been fortold.
Miss...can guess the songs that come on the crappy easy listening stations before they even play.
I am not kidding. I have seen it happen like 54 times. It is creepy.
I mean for real.....
"Hey Jen, I bet they play This Kiss next"
This Kiss...plays next
"Hey Jen, I bet they play that crappy Sixpence None The Richer song everyone loved like 10 years ago"
Kiss me...plays next
"Hey Jen, I bet they play a song that sounds exactly like all the rest of the songs this artist sings because that is all she knows how to write"
Taylor Swift...plays next
Use your powers for good Miss and next time request some Phil Collins
Friday, October 30, 2009
Well I am here to answer your prayers and let you in on the greatest hair product ever.
Let me tell you about my hair.
It is ugly.
It is flat.
It is stick straight.
It is dry.
I hate my hair.
This miracle product has redeemed my hair with shiny, fabulous, goodness.
It does ten things, I do not remember what. So I composed my OWN ten
- It makes my hair manageable
- It protects my hair
- It makes my hair shiny
- It stops fly-aways
- It smells g-g-g-good
- It hydrates my hair
- It makes me stop looking like Kim from Atlanta Housewives
- It gives me that hair model look when I turn my head
- It takes the annoying wave out of my hair
- It promotes world peace
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I have been told to be ready at 5:30 so that we can meet our friends at Ed's house. We are going to go to dinner and then to to see A Chorus Line
side note: I had been pretty cranky this week. I told Auby I was going to get a ticket for A Chorus Line and go with her and Brit on Saturday. That night Ed told me we were going to see A Chorus Line. Sneaky Ed.
Anyway so our friends Cody and Ruthie picked us up to go to dinner and such
side note: The night before I argued with Ed on how we needed to meet them because they were coming from Lehi. He told me they wanted to pick us up. Sneaky Ed.
We are driving and having great conversation when I realize...we are going to the airport.
side note: I asked Ed where we were going and he said that Cody was just messing around. Knowing Cody I believed him..for like a minute. Sneaky Ed.
It did not take long to realize...we were stopping at the airport. Ed got out, Cody got out, Ruthie got out. I stayed firmly put saying "what in the hell is going on?" Ed says "Jen get out, we are going on a trip". I get out and Cody hands me an overnight bag. I say "that is Aubs bag".
side note: Auby packed me the most amazing surprise overnight bag. Seriously. If you ever go on a surprise vacation..make sure she packs your bag. Complete with 30z liquid bottles and Dior Moisturizer. I mean PERFECTION. Opening it that night was like Christmas. Sneaky Auby.
I followed Ed into the airport and soon learned we were jetting off to California. We boarded the airplane and I knew right away this was going to be amazing when I plugged my earphones into the media player on the plane and I could listen to "Circus" by Ms. Spears.
That next day, well we went to Disneyland. We rode rides until about noon and then Ed wanted a Churro. So we got Churros. Ed asked me where the bathroom was. I told him. He made small talk and then said...I will be right back.
side note: Our friends Cody and Ruthie flew out after we did to help Ed "deliver" the ring. Sneaky Cody and Ruthie
Next think I knew Ed was in front of the castle he says "Jen come here I found someone to take our picture" So I got up...walked over...and then I saw it. A cupcake with the most beautiful ring ever on top. Ed got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes...and the rest is a blur of hugs and clapping and kisses and frosting.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
i love you so so so so much
Thank you for making me the most beautiful wedding dress
i know it will be amazing
Thank you for driving me to the end of the earth
a bean burrito is not a proper thank you
Thank you for making Hannah Montana your ring tone
because now i will call you all the time and laugh
Thank you for going to Kitty's with me
i can really only swear like a sailor around you
Thank you for the cobbler
insert sassy remark about your co-worker
Thank you for the best hour of the week
mad men i adore you
Thank you for fabulous pillows I can't have yet
hey everybody i am registering at target
Thank you for carving pumpkins with us
i am so excited to spend many weekend nights trying to keep your husband off of mine
Thank you for lower calorie soup
i don't know how you did it V8...but you did
Thank you for pepper jack snack cheese
again we are registering at target
Thank you for laughing when I throw fits
again...i love you
Thank you for reminding me why football season makes me suicidal
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It was good
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
So what is you definition of social graces and kindness? Is it please and thank you? Is the yes sir yes ma'am? Is it mother may I? Is it boldly expressing your opinion on things that mean the world to you? Is it hiding behind hurtful words in the wee hours of the morning? Is it yelling at people behind a closed door? Is it being passive-aggressive? Is it looking down on others while buzzing on an intercom? Is it ignoring people, is it holding a grudge, is it expecting things of people that are not possible? And most importantly......is it treating people with a pseudo respect all the while thinking you are better because your thoughts matter and the rest of the world is not smart enough or open minded enough to understand.
I think it is interesting that every person has a different opinion of kindness. I have been treated cruelly by those who think they are generally nice and polite. I have also done the same. Been cruel and hurtful....all while touting that I try my hardest to be nice. But I have NEVER felt that I was the only nice girl and others were cruel because they were different or handled things in a different manner.
I only hope I can cement my definition and live by it.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
The main characters name is Corky
It's a mockumentary
The best use of swear words I have ever seen
Corky wears his pants backwards like Kriss Kross
Seriously...I own it. You can borrow it.
And so Waiting for Guffman today is dedicated to you
(and your ass face)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I really do not like you. You have taken the health of the one I love, you have ruined my plans for the next three months, AND you have made it so I can not kiss Ed for like 3 months. I looked you up on Web MD and you are a bugger. Like, remember how you are not supposed to make adults over 21 sick? Remember how you are supposed to like NOT make a 28 year old man seriously ill?
And what is with this 3 month recovery? I mean mono should be called like "mini cancer" or something. Because you never really lose it, it just goes into remission. BUH!!!! Leave my boyfriend alone.
But..I did just have the best Monday with Miss.....but that is all I will give you.
All I can say is one day you will get yours.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I love red lipstick
It makes me feel...girly and sultry and just a little trashy
Miss (of course) found the best red lipstick in a land that I NEVER enter....
The MAC makeup counter
(Seriously, I went with her one day. I bought what I needed from Dior and then braved the isles of tweens, Utah County moms, loud terrible music, and sales girls with too much or thier own product on their face. Miss made me go. Said it was good for me.)
AND WAS IT
Found this perfect little gem of a color MAC Red
And so today is dedicated to you....MAC Red Lipstick
(Sorry Ed melted you in the back of the Jetta)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
- Ate 675 Churros.....one was great
- Saw a crazy lady dance at a churro cart
- Ate some Micky Mouse pancake
- had 1265 Diet Cokes
- Looked at 67 hoodies
- Got wet
- Got a piggy back ride
- Crossed a busy street
- Cried 4563 times (out of joy)
- Rode Tower of Terror...twice
- Watched fireworks
- Laughed 6987 times
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
90210.....I was a huge fan of this show. So much so that I refuse to watch the new one because it will never be as good as the original. I had the biggest crush on Steve. I wanted to be Donna Martin. I hated Ray when he hit Donna. I hated Brenda. I was all about Kelly. I hurt when Kelly was raped, addicted to drugs, broke up with, attacked, took care of her drunk mom, I mean honestly...what has that girl NOT been through.