Thursday, September 25, 2008

Do you know the downward dog?

Here's my YOGA teacher saying "you cant do this, oh come on give it a try?"

Here's me being squashed by my crazy yoga teacher

Here's me after class flexible as can be!! I am a PRO what can i say??

Just kidding..My friends and I have decided to be really ambitious and go to yoga every Tuesday and Thursday night. Tuesday was the first day of class and can I just tell you it was killer!! I haven't been in a long time and forgot how doing all of these crazy poses and holding them for like five minutes each, can make your muscles shake like they are trying to pop out of your arms, legs and pretty much everywhere else.. My instructor was INSANE she did a pose that made her look like she was floating!! Picture a girl instead of a guy standing on us trying to make us more flexible and that's pretty much what it was like.. So tonight i get to do it all over again!! Despite all of the sore muscles and crazy instructors I am actually looking forward to it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I am so LUCKY....
I heard this new song on the radio yesterday and it made me really think about how lucky I am..
I am so LUCKY I have an amazing husband, who works so hard and tries his hardest to support our family..
I am so LUCKY I have a supportive family who is there for me whenever I need anything at all...
I am so LUCKY for friends who make us laugh, give us support and make our lives better because they are around us...
and last but definitely not least..
I am so LUCKY to have a healthy boy, who makes each day an adventure and reminds me every day what a piece of heaven really feels like..
Please take a second to remember how LUCKY we all are to have each other, to be healthy and to be loved!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Matt's Jeep! I usually get out for these obstacles!!
Ty will do almost ANYTHING!!
Matts Mr. Daredevil!

ITS Time for another Twisted Axle 4x4 outing!
For those of you who dont know, my hubby and his friends decided to start a 4x4 jeep club. We go out on outings twice a month with all of the members of our club! Its so much fun! Today we are heading out to a place called Rattlesnake Trail. Its a pretty tough course and since its raining I imagine its going to be even more interesting. Wish us luck!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Husband Tag:
1. Where did you meet? At my townhouse in Orem, he came over to have my roomate cut his hair. I screamed to her, after he left, how hot I thought he was, and he heard me outside on the sidewalk! Embarrassing!
2. How long did you date before you got married? 3 whole woppin months
3. How long have you been married? Almost 4 years!! YOWZA!
4. What does he do that surprises you? Matt will always tell me to go out and get me something nice, He always thinks of me before himself! Oh and he loves to put my hand on his but and then what does he do...FART sick!! That surprises me more than anything!
5. What is your favorite feature of his? His biscut bootie and his height! I love me a tall man!
6. What is your favorite quality of his? He loves to sing really loud in the car, and I laugh really hard, and he always turns to me, gives me the cutest smile, and Says "WHAT?" Like he doesnt know why I am laughing so hard!
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Dude. Nothing makes me more angry and if he calls me dude I punch him in the nose, just ask him about it!
8. What is his favorite color? Blue!
9. What is his favorite food? It changes daily, I would say pizza, then double bacon blue cheese bbq burgers(thats all on the burger!) Anything thats classified as a cholestoral killer would be his favorite!
10. What is his favorite sport? Golf! HAHAHA! just kidding. I would say he really likes drag racing( is that considered a sport) and he REALLY likes womens wrestling:)
11. When and where was your first kiss? On a couch, that sounds really bad but hey thats where we were, and we were watching the lamest show called, Vertical Limit
12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Go wheeling, I scream, he screams at me to not scream, its a party really!
13. Do you have any children? Yes, just one, Action Jaxson
14. Does he have a hidden talent? Ask him to dance and you will see!! Oh and he can eat a hamburger in like 3 bites!!
15. How old is he? 25! I am officially a member of the cougar club( not the BYU cougars!!)
16. Who said "I love you" first? ME!! It just slipped out, and he said it right back. Thank heavens or I would have been really really embarrassed
17. What is his favorite type of music? Finger Eleven, Pennywise, NoFx, Pearl Jam.
18. What do you admire most about him? Matt is a really passionate person and he works hard and never ever complains!!
19. Do you think he will read this? I am going to quiz him to see if we have the same answers!!

Time to tag someone else! I tag Jessica, Julie, Tonya, Lynly and Allison

My Favorite Things!! Day two... Bringin Sexy Back!!

IT'S DAY Two of My favorite things and today its all about BEAUTY!! What girl doesn't love to find a product that smells good, looks good and makes you FEEL GREAT!!! I have tried and tested all of these products and would recommend them to all of you! All products listed have Jenny's stamp of approval(which is not easy to get!!) so give them a try, you will love them just as much as I do!!! ENJOY!!!

Jen's Beauty Must have's for Fall '08

Rosebud Salve, the best lip conditioner you can buy. Buy it online at Perfectly conditions your lips without making them cakey!! You'll love it!

White Tea and Ginger lotion from Bath and Body Works. This is the BEST smelling lotion of all time!! Every time you put it on it refreshes you and you don't even have to wear perfume! Its amazing!

Mac Makeup, its a little pricey, but it lasts FOREVER and the makeup people are so awesome, they will help you find your perfect colors!! I prefer their eye shadows and eyeliner! Saturday Sept 27 is the MAC event at Nordstroms, don't forget to schedule your appointment! Its so much fun!!
Maybelline Expert Eyes, eye makeup remover. This is so cheap its only 3.99 and its not greasy and takes any eye makeup off instantly. Wont hurt if it gets in your eyes, and even works on waterproof mascara!
Bumble and Bumble thickening spray! This makes your hair so full and shiny. Its a little pricey)24 dollars) but I have had my bottle for over six months!! Any bumble and Bumble product I have tried has made my hair feel so sleek and soft! I love it! Buy it at your local beauty salon
John Freida Frizz-ease hair spray! This stuff is so great! It helps to keep your hair from getting that frizz ball look, but it holds it in place without weighing your hair down. You can buy it at walmart and target! Only 5 bucks!!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I simply remember my favorite things and then I dont feel so bad!!!(come on sing it!!)

I decided today I am going to start sharing all of my FAVORITE things with my friends and family. I LOVE when Oprah does her favorite things show, so I am going to make my own little twist on that. I am going to share with you all of my favorite things for the next couple of days!! I wish I had lots and lots of money so I could shower you with the things I love, but getting them off of my blog will have to do!! ENJOY!!!

3 cups baby spinach
1 head romaine lettuce, washed and torn
3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
3/4 cup swiss cheese, grated
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 lb cooked bacon, crumbled
4 boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup craisins
1 cup cottage cheese
3/4 teaspoon poppy seed
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
3/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon grated onion
Mix together ingredients for salad, do not add cottage cheese until minutes before serving. In a blender mix dressing ingredients, do not over mix.(Overblending will puree poppy seeds). Pour over salad a few minutes before serving and mix well.

Monday, September 15, 2008


BRIAN:I know you probably wont be able to read this while you are at work, so make sure to read it when you get home! I thought that you'd find this rather amusing!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!! I cant wait to see you guys in a few weeks!!( pay attention to what countries the questions are coming from!!)

Now that Vancouver has won the chance to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, these are some questions people from all over the world are asking. Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism Website. The answers are a joke; but the questions were really asked!

Q:I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? ( England )A. We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.

Q:Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? ( USA )A: Depends on how much you've been drinking.

Q:I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto -can I follow the Railroad tracks? ( Sweden )A: Sure, it's only Four thousand miles, take lots of water.

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada ? ( Sweden )A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.

Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed Beaver. ( Italy )A: Let's not touch this one.

Q: Are there any ATM's (cash machines) in Canada ? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto , Vancouver , Edmonton and Halifax ? ( England )A: What, did your last slave die from?

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada ? ( USA )A: A-Fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-DA is that big country to your North...oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is after every Flames game in Calgary . Come naked.

Q: Which direction is North in Canada ? ( USA )A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada ?( England )A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? ( USA )A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays after every hockey game in Vancouver and in Calgary , straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Do you have perfume in Canada ? ( Germany )A: No, WE don't stink.

Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you sell it in Canada ? ( USA )A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia where the female population is smaller than the male population? ( Italy )A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada ? ( USA )A: Only at Thanksgiving.

Q: Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year round? ( Germany )A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunter/gathers. Milk is illegal.

Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada , but I forget its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. ( USA )A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? ( USA )A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.


Friday, September 12, 2008

AAAHHHHH!! We've been tagged!


This will be for both Hailey and Colton and EM, since Jen was tagged by Hailey and EMILY and Matt by Colton...


1. I count every stair I climb! No kidding, wherever there are stairs and if I climb them ask me how many there are and I can tell you!! (OCD I know)!!
1. I owned 8 cars when I married Jenny. I didnt tell her because I knew that would make her run away screaming!!

2. I own 27 pairs of jeans..SHUT UP EM OR I WILL KILL YOU!
2. My favorite food is a cheese quesadilla with bacon inside, but the trick is to fry the bacon first and then fry the quesadilla in the bacon fat!!YUMMY!!

3. I really cannot stand UTAH drivers, people pull out in front of you cut you off and NEVER signal!!
3. I have an obsession with making fun of CANADIANS! Dont ask me why, I just cant help myself!

4. I dont go to bed until at least midnight every night, and wake up around 8:30 oh the life of a stay at home MOMMY!
4. My nickname is Chewy, my Dad's whole family called me CHEWY until I left on my mission(get it that weird furry guy from star wars)

5. I have a secret obsession with BINGO, I'll challenge you to a killer game any time any place!
5. I read every single one of Jenny's magazines cover to cover while I use the bathroom, she thinks I am reading Jeep magazines:) Boy is she wrong!!

6. I NEVER drink water, my water is called DIET COKE!!
6. I want to be a hair dresser!!(ITs not a joke)

Okay thats our turn, now as annoying as it is, I tag: Suzette, Jessica, Julie, Landy, Brian and Mitch.... Write six random things about you, and tag six others!


The other day I was downstairs doing laundry, and I noticed that Jax was being REALLY quiet. For those of you who know him, that is not like him at all!! I ran upstairs to make sure he was okay and this is what I found....He was sitting in the bathroom on the floor reading through Matt's jeeping magazines. He would look at one picture and say, "WOW, JEEP!" and then move onto the next page. He kept himself entertained for almost an hour just looking at the magazines! He's just like his Dad!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Its hunting season again, but this time its for the LADIES!!!

JENNY'S Fall Fashion Finds for the Hunters WIFE!!

For all you ladies out there that become widows during this season this ones for you!! Here are some fashion forward camo pieces to make your husband proud while he's out there chasing the BIG ONE!!

Check out these camo lace up boots, no hiking in these please!

The Camo inspired dress, perfect for church, but dont expect your hubby to be by your side, Sunday is the best hunting day right?
The FENDI camo-purse, this ones DANGEROUS your hubby will be liable to kill YOU when he sees the price tag!! (2500 big ones)
ED Hardy camo hat, Mandy this ones for you!
The Camo Slip dress, for that big VACATION that every hunters wife deserves! Sorry no boys allowed! GIRLS ONLY!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

UPDATE!!! Heres the pics of my little pox man!!

Here's the pictures of Jax with a few chicken pox!! We are still house bound, but he is doing really well and it looks like he is recovering quickly! Only a few more days and I can go out again! YIPEEEE!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

YIIIIIKKKKKEEEESSSS... what are those spots????


this isnt a picture of him with the pox, but his beautiful little face is now covered with little red bumps!!

Jax woke up on Thursday morning and it looked like he had been attacked by a killer swarm of mosquitos!! It didnt even cross my mind that they might be chicken pox, because we are known to have killer mosquitos on this side of Lehi! On Friday morning we were getting ready and I noticed 5 more bites on his arms and 3 around his waist. Thats when it HIT me!! Chicken pox!! I called the nurse and she said the bites will evolve from mosquito bites into little puss pockets. They didnt look like they were evolving until around 3pm yesterday and we decided he's GOT them for sure! SO i am house bound for a week with him YIPPEE!! Please write me, I am bound to go INSANE!! I will post pictures soon!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

This ones for you TRIST! Hang in there bud!!

As most of you know tomorrow is Tristans big heart surgery. I hope that we can all remember to keep him in our prayers and to pray that all goes well with his surgery and recovery!! He is such a little miracle to our family and even though this surgery is probably the most critical, he has beat the odds so many times I KNOW he can keep on going! We LOVE YOU TRIST!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

NANANANANANA...They say its your BIRTHDAY!! Its a Birthday shout out to Mandy-Lou!

Happy Happy Brithday, May all your dreams come true I wish it was MY birthday so I could party too!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDY!!

I cant wait for the big party at Bucca Di Beppo, we better sit at the popes table or I am going to be PISSED!!! I hope you have an AWESOME DAY, even though you are probably at work, but I am sure that we will have an FANTASTIC night!!!
Cant wait till the ITALIAN strippers show up at Bucca, that will give everyone a birhtday treat:)!! (oops i just spoiled my present to you, oh well!)

LOVE YA!!! Jen

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


EVERY DAY WE HAVE IS A BLESSING...BLAKE AND EMI ARE PROOF!! Last night I was texting Emi around nine thirty to see how her day went with Blake's family in Midway. His brother left today to go on a mission to South Africa and I knew it would be a really hard day on both of them, so I wanted to check in to see how they were doing. She texted me back to say they were doing ok, and thats all I heard from her. Next thing I know my Mom and Dad rush downstairs saying they have to leave because Blake and Em have been in a car accident. I was so worried. I had no idea how serious it was, but I knew that if my parents were rushing to their side, it was pretty serious. My Mom called and said that they were going through a yellow light when a car pulled out in front of them. Blake and Em had no time to stop and hit them going about 45 mph. It totalled Em's car. Its truly a miracle, because both parties involved, Blake and Em and the other couple, walked away from the accident. We decided to take both of them to the Hospital to have them checked but both came away a little bruised and battered, but NO serious injury. I went with Emi this morning to look at her car and it is truly a MIRACLE that no one was killed. Her car did an amazing job at keeping her and Blake safe, but if you ask me they were not alone last night, it was obvious that they were being watched over! Its been an eye opener for all of us and has made us realize that if we are living the way we are supposed to we WILL be protected. There was a miracle that took place last night and I am so thankful that everything turned out the way it did. BLAKE and EMI, I love you guys and am SOOO thankful that you are OK!!

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