Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Picture days and the new J.O.B

So, I have had the lovely experience of participating in two office picture days with in the last couple months. FUN! Ha… yeah right! My old job after two years decided to have picture day right before I knew I was leaving and my new job conveniently had picture day on the schedule when I started.  Office pictures days can be awkward so, I tried to get my new job to let me use the first picture but, they said no! They are very attached to their pretty grey background and I guess the blurry blinds and the lighting of the first one were not their favorite. Anyways, now I have two headshots and nothing to do with them besides the awesome company website! J
Round One:

Round Two:
(I think they turned out better anyway)

So, Update on the new job! I love it…it’s great and turned out to be a good move for me! I like my boss and the people I work with a lot. I am A LOT busier (which is a good thing) and the office environment is a lot more social! Although I do miss my friends from my old job! I have finally decided to stop putting off getting licensed and have started studying for my Security Licensing exams. The only problem is I have a hard time coming from a long work day and wanting to read my text books and study. Oh well, I need to suck it up and be more motivated… I will feel SO much better when they are over!
I do feel a little disconnected from the blogging/facebook/pinterest world though. I used to have free time at work to browse the internet now, I am a lot busier and don’t at all. I do look a little bit on my phone here and there though! J Anyways, that is why there have been less blog posts, I just don’t have that much time at work and usually after work the last thing I was to do it sit in front of a computer… Oh, that reminds me does anyone know how to blog from and ipad? I can blog but, I can’t upload the photos from my albums on my ipad? Any help would be appreciated… I do like playing on that after work! I am wanting to post about out trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving… it was a really GOOD one and well worth a post! and for no reason here is a pic from my phone of us that I kinda like...

XOXO- Jenna

Friday, October 21, 2011

One Year Anniversary

We have now been married for a year...
(Does that mean that we are no longer newly weds?)

It was one amazing year, the best ever and it sure went by fast!
I love my husband, he is my best friend and I feel lucky every day!
I do not take him or our marriage for granted, it's a special thing (if you ask me)!
We decided to celebrate by gettin out of town, just the two of us!

We headed to Vegas for the week and it turned out to be a GREAT TRIP! We got to spend all day together, we slept in, we relaxed by the pool, we hit up all of our favorite restaurants, we had dessert for every meal, we shopped til we dropped, and we had a GREAT TIME! One for the books, I tell ya!

On the Road

Pool Time!
The weather was PERFECT, seriously so nice!

We ate TONS of YUMMY food and desserts!
We both loved it but, are feeling it now. Ha!

Anniversary Date Night!

One year going on forever...
I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What a fun weekend! We went to a cabin with my family!
It was so nice to be together, relax, play games, watch movies, hike, eat lots, and enjoy conference!
It is such a pretty time of year... the cabin and was surrounded by gorgeous trees!
I loved it and the weather was perfect!
Here are some pics, iphone style of course! :)
 Family Pic, Love them!
All the Boys!
Chase, Morgan, Zak, Trevor, Dad, Bentley, and Mike
Girls- Me, Zoey, and Mom
Trevor and his doggies, Zak and Zoey! :)

Hope everyone had a good weekend as well!

I am already ready for an other one!
This new job has got me REALLY busy...but, that's a good thing... I am liking it!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend Treat

So, this week has been good but, a little draining! Starting a new job can be like that! The good news is, I think I am going to really like it! :) I saw this recipe on Pinterest and just had to try them! So, I did...and they are so YUMMY! We are headed to a cabin this weekend to relax and watch conference and they are going to make a great cozy cabin treat! :) You should make them too!
Here is the link

Okay, so my pictures don't look near as good but, they are still YUMMY!

I'm really looking forward to a cozy cabin cookie filled weekend!
It's just what I need! :)
Happy Weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Puppy Sitting

We are puppy sitting this week....
Meet Susan, our friends 8 week old Beagle!
Isn't she cute!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sept. 20th

It's my beautiful mothers birthday today! Aren't mom's just the best! She does so much for our family and I love her very much! I hope she has a good day! If you know her...text, email, FB, or call her today so she feels the love... She deserves it! We had a little party for her on Sunday and we are going to dinner to celebrate tonight! Can't Wait! 
It is also, our sweet pups birthday today too... I wonder if he even understands it's his birthday (ha)? He is four today and I just love this little doggy! He gets a lot of love around our house...and has brought us a lot of entertainment over the years! He also goes by a lot of names in house, we are convinced he will come to ANY name at this point! :) Some of the most common ones are Mr. B, Beez, Bees knees, Beesle, Wog, Woggle, Munk, Munkin, Fluff n' Stuff, Fluffinstein, and whatever else we feel is appropriate at the time (Mike comes up with some good ones)! Weird, I know!

Bring on the Birthday Treats...
Happy Birthday Mom and Bentley!
We Love You!
-Mike and Jenna 

Friday, September 16, 2011


So, I'm trying something new with my bangs and I am NOT sold on the idea yet...
I know that I am horrible with change so, I am trying to give it sometime to set in.

Disclaimer: I don't really think this is a blog worthy topic but, I am bored at work today... I put in my two weeks on Monday and I am just chilling while my boss interviews 11 applicant today, awesome! Oh and word to the wise, It might not be the best idea to wear Old Navy flip flops to an interview and 4% of $100,000 is not 74.7....

I have had the same bangs since 8th grade, I'm totally out of style I know... but, I can never seem to bring myself to change them. I tried straight across bangs a couple of months back but, I didn't love them.  I did feel more "in style" and people (including my husband) seemed to like them but, eventually I went back to the old way ... (My husband liked it too, he said it's how he remembered me looking when we first met). So, I am bored again and I am trying no-ish bangs...I am just parting my hair down the middle and I am going to try and let them grow. My bff, Soph...who I totally trust (she is stylin) said she loved them and again, my husband likes the change a lot (NOW, I am realizing he has no real opinion... he just loves everything, ha.. thanks babe-he can't be trusted). However, I'm SO NOT SOLD on them! I feel very weird and old! Why, IDK?

So, the life changing (lol) question of the day is should I try and stick this out a little longer, go back to the NORMAL and boring way, or give striaght bangs a shot again?
I welcome any advice (ha)!
Here, see for yourself...
(although, u can't tell how funky my forehead is in this picture-gotta love intagram, right?)
Gotta Go, Interview #8 just walked in...

Monday, September 12, 2011


So last night, I had the rare treat of listening to my husband Play the Piano and Sing (last time I heard him was Christmas)... He only played 3 songs but, I still I LOVED listening...He is the BEST!
Ha, Awesome Picture, Huh! :)

I LOVE HIM- He has been so good to me lately.. I'm spoiled!
We have been going through a lot of family stuff lately, it's been crazy stressful to say the least and I am amazed at how loving and supportive my husband is... Not only, to me (he has always been like that) but, to my family as well! I truly feel that he loves and cares for them and KNOW (since he has) that he would do pretty much anything for them! I can't imagine being married to anyone else, he is for sure the ONE for me and lately I know he is the ONE that my family needs as well!
We are lucky!

PS- I am pretty sure I got a NEW JOB today...
Crossing my fingers it's a good move for me! :)

Happy Monday!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Engageiversary Date

So we did the PERFECT  thing to celebrate our Engagement Anniversary!
We went to the Brian McKnight concert...

Let me tell you why it was perfect:
1- I am a huge fan- I am a sucker for old school R&B (I have been teased by a lot of people saying that my ipod look like it would belong to black guy, I am by no means mad at that!)
2- Mike is a huge fan- he relates to him since he plays the paino/writes music/and sings (even though Mike claims he isn't a singer...I say he is)  
3- We bonded over our love for B McKnight when we first met... That's true love right there, ha!
4- You know how every couple has a "song" while they are dating...well, our happens to be by B McKnight. Cheesy but, true! We have added one more since we have been married...
5- We tried to track him down and see him while we were on our honeymoon but, we just missed his concert by just a few days...sad!

Well, he did not disappoint... I have been looking forward to this for months and LOVED it! I have always loved his music but, I didn't know how funny he would be...He was so entertaining. I laughed the whole night! He was truly "working it" up there! It was just him, his piano, his guiars, and keyboard. No band, no back up signers, no backing track... nothing... just him! His voice was incredible live dare I say better live. I mean who now days writes all their own songs, plays them, and sings them...very few. He is a talented guy! 

It was so fun being there with Mike, I love being married to a musical guy! :) I was worried he wouldn't play our song (dating song)... and we would be disappointed but, he played it SECOND! I didn't even have it wait (I'm not sogood at that)...It was awesome! I took live video but, I am not really sure how to get that on here..so the lyrics (to our song) will have to do (google it, the music is so pretty)!
"Only One For Me"
You say you've seen too many things,
that turn out to be too good to be true.
Against your better judgment, opened up your heart,
'til you found the joke was on you.
looking out on the rest of our lives,
If we're gonna be together or apart.
About the only way I know how to come,
is right straight from my heart.
I want you now,
I'll show you how
I can be the man you need me to be
I've been around,
but now I've found
that you're the only one for me.
Say you'll never fall again
You won't subject yourself to such pain
If you give me half a chance I will
Never leave you standing out in the rain
But if you think that I could look you in your face and lie right
through my teeth
then turn around and walk away
Cross my hear, girl I care for you and when I look into eyes I must say...
I need you now
I'll show you how
I can be the man you need me to be
I've been around
But now I've found
that you're the only one for me
I need you so
I can't let go
Gonna be all that I can be
I want you still
I always will
Cause you're the only one for me

-Brian McKnight

Friday, August 26, 2011


One year ago TODAY we were here....

With these cute people...

Which lead to this...

ENGAGED 8/26/2010

It's hard to believe it's been a year since that fun trip and since we got engaged...It seems like yesterday.
He waited until the last night of our trip to ask me on our final walk around resort (it was GORGEOUS at night)...I was tired from a long day in the sun and a fun night down town with the group and I had NO idea is was coming... He got me when I least expected it and it was simple and perfect!
Luckily, I had a long plane ride home the next day to STARE at my ring... I was obsessed! :)

Happy Engageiversay LOVE!

Thanks for asking me to marry you...I am so glad you did!

Im excited, we have something fun planned to celebrate this weekend..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cascade Springs

Last weekend we went on a fun little family adventure to Cascade Springs.
(Bentley isn't much of a hiker and hates the heat so, we can only take him to do so much... ha!) Here are the pics!

My Favorite Picture from the day (above)!
They look so CUTE and I just the crap out of them! :)

the end

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sweet Tooth

So my SWEET TOOTH is at an ALL TIME HIGH and I am just so lucky that I live 1 minutes from a Sweet Tooth Fairy to help me get through it! HAHA... we have gone there the last 8 night in a row and last weekend I broke my record for the amount of cake bites consumed!
My cute husband is such and enabler!!! He says he loves how happy it makes me... and some how we end up there every night and every night (he's right) I am a very happy camper! Fat and Happy my mom would say! Ha!
Oh man, do they put CRACK in those Cake Bites?  
(Top left: Root Beer Cake Bites Bottom left: Lime Cupshake Right: Lemon, Coconut, Raspberry, and Vanilla Macaroons)

So, the Cake Bites are MY FAVORITE
but, I LOVE The macaroons too and last night a I tried a Cupshake for the first time, Awesome!
You can't go wrong... you just can't go wrong.
Although, I am missing the Root beer (last months flavor) cake bites... They were the best!!!
Wow, I am happy just typing about it... :)!!!

Mike has a lung infection, SAD! So, I am expecting a cozy weekend in watching the new show we just started, FNL... so far so good!
Happy Weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jesus Loves Us

Life has been crazy lately... Wowza!

But, here is a funny story for your Monday...Yesterday Mike and I were teaching our Primary Class, and our lesson was on how Jesus loves all of us. At one part of the lesson we were going around the circle and asking each of them how they know that Jesus loves them? We were getting answers like, Because he gave me toys, Because he gave me my family...typical 6 year old answers! Well, then we got to one of the girls, and we ask her, "J*****, how do you know that Jesus Loves You?" and she says, "I don't believe in him, I think Jesus is a Tall Tale!"

Are u kidding me, WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT... Hahaha... What? She is 6!

Our Primary Class is CRAZY!!!! That is ONE of MANY crazy stories we have from our 3 weeks of being primary teachers...We are SO in for it!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On My Mind...

15 thing that have been taking over my mind lately
I felt like I just needed to let them out, HA!
(in no particular order)

1- Should I cut my hair? Should I cut my straight bangs again? (Grr, I always want new hair but, NEVER can get myself to change it!) Any ideas for me?

2- Wondering what should we do for a our 1 year anniversary...I wanna do something FUN! Craziness, Can't believe it's almost here...Time Flies!

3- I am worried about (blank).... I am always worried about (blank) lately. What can I do help? What should I do to help? I hope (blank) knows I care about (blank)! Blank= a real person but, I probably shouldn't say "it's" name on here...?

4- Work, Grrr... WORK! Why are all my friends leaving me, LAME (talking to you Rach, JK I get it) What should I do? Get a new job? Stay at the one I am at- ask for a raise, get licensed? WHO KNOWS but, it's taking up too much of my time worrying about it!

5- I LOVE HOT PINK- I know this is old news but, the obsession has grown this summer! Constant Hot Pink nails (weird, I usually never do the same color twice in a row), Hot Pink Purse, Hot Pink polka dot Iphone case, Pink Ipad cover... It goes on and on! It's gettin weird...

6- How awesome that chair we scored at Ross last night for $29 is... Great Buy I tell ya!

7-I want to go swimming... Like right now please! Summer is NOT long enough...

8- Cake Bites have completely taken over my life...It's an issue (and yes, an even bigger issue than my Smart Cookie and Beyond Glaze issues) They have won, I give up!

9- Primary! We got a calling...we are now Primary Teachers... 14 six year old! WOWZA, more on that later!

10- Pumped for the Bachelor Pad, Thankful for a husband that secretly loves the same ridiculous shows that I love. :)

11- The Help! I have 30 pages left and I have LOVED the book (it's fun reading on an Ipad)...Can't wait for the movie to come out! I have been plugging my ear and covering my eyes when the movie preview comes on... I don't want to spoil the book, ha!

12- I hope Mr B's allergies get better, he is one itchy/sneezy dog! He is the sweetest though! I LOVE that fluffy crazy doggie so much! I think he needs a doggie sister, don't you?

13- Excited for new babies around me... We have a new niece coming really soon and I have some friends that are preggo and I am super excited about for them!

14- Still loving Pinterest and Hanging with Friends. Over Twitter and Words with Friends

15- Thankful for my Life, It's a good one!

Bonus: of course the Husband... He is always on my mind, I must love him a whole lot! :)

Aahhh, that feels better... :) 
What's on your mind?
XOXO- Jenna

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I love being at Sundance in the summer! I love spending time in the Beautiful Mountains!
We have gone up to Sundace for our date nights the last 2 weekend in a row! 
We can't get enough...

The first weekend we had dinner at the Foundry Grill (yum) and went on the Moonlight Rides. Mike had never been on them before, can you believe he lasted 10 years in Provo/BYU without going on them, Crazy... I on the other hand have been on them with plenty of weird dates. HA!
This time was SO much better, duh!!! 
We had a blast... talk about a fun date night!

The next weekend, we went to the Blue Bird Cafe Concert Series at the outdoor amphitheatre that they have there. Can I just tell you, IT WAS AMAZING! The Blue Bird Cafe is in Nashville and it is a cafe where a bunch of Song Writers preform the song that they wrote and are now famous. Every year they do a tour that stop at Sundance. The night we went there were 3 songwriter preforming... and they were all SO good and really funny! They put on a great show! All the songs they sang were very popular country songs that I recognized. They sang/wrote songs by... Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Bonnie Rait, Etc. Mike is an incredible musician and he writes beautiful music so, it was right up his alley! I knew he'd love it but, I didn't expect that I would like it as much as I did...It was SUCH a fun a date night! I think it will become a summer tradition for us! I know I have said it before but, I love how talented my husband is...Being completely tone deaf myself it amazes me how he can play anything if he has heard it once! He doesn't even know how to read music, he doesn't need to... he is just that good! :) Someday when he is ready (he is an extreme perfectionist when it comes to his music) I hope he will try to put his songs out there... I think they would do really well!!! Anyways, The concert series will be back next year and if you have a chance to go, you should... It was very fun and incredibly entertaining!

Blue Bird Concert Series- Sundance July 2011

I could eat the Sundance Suckers EVERYDAY!
My go to flavor- Watermelon
Mike's- Cherry