Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 27

 a picture of me last year and now, and how I have changed since then

One Year ago


The first picture is of my carefree days one year ago. Last Valentines day weekend me and three of my friends decided to take a last minutes trip to Las Vegas for the long weekend. It was fun. We partied for 3.5 straight days and most likely got a total of 3.5 hours of sleep the whole time. I had no responsibility or obligations (except school of course). I haven't really changed a lot in the past year. I am married now, which is definitely a development since one year ago, but I don't think I have really changed much as a person, I am the same "me". I would like to think I have taken on more responsibility since being married, but Justin is the one who makes sure that rent is paid, and that we have insurance, and that we have money for groceries. My job is to make sure my husband doesn't starve to death, and make sure our little home doesn't turn into a pig pen. I guess I still had to do that last year, now I just do it for two. I love it though. It's great. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 26

A photo of somewhere I've been to

The most recent fun place I've been to is Leavenworth for the honeymoon. It's a fun little Bavarian town in the middle of Washington. It was wonderful weather, we walked all around the place, and we ate some delicious legit German food. 

I think this picture is funny because it totally looks like a bad photoshop job...but it's real 

Then there is the hat shop....hats of everykind. It is pretty sweet.

Then of course delicious food. I was kind of scared when we walked into the restaurant, you first had to go down a shady set of stairs to a dark restaurant. But it turned out being delicious, there was even live accordion music. It was awesome. 

Day 25

What's in my purse?


random paper/ old receipts
a reusable shopping bag (trying to be "green" but always forget to use it...oops)
my wallet
face wipes
lots of gift cards
an i clicker (why?)
check book
shower cap (also..why?)
3-D glasses
chapstick (nivea a kiss of smoothness)
 ( I thought I lost it until JUST NOW....I'm ecstatic.. my whole life is on that thing)
fake glasses (the lady at claires said they would make me look smart)
a couple necklaces
several cabinetry samples from Ikea
prismacolor pencil (yellow)
hair band
body spray (coconut lime)
lens cap
toe warmers
sound transit ticket stub (new years eve in Seattle)
several pens
nail polish (sugar kisses)
prismacolor pencil (green)
nail clippers
excedrin (and other various drugs...all legal)
tiny ikea pencil
bobby pin
baby socks? 
used hand warmers

WOW...that is slightly ridiculous
I have always been known for large amounts of ridiculous things in my purse. I get bored. All of these things actually...surprisingly.... says a lot about me. And now that I took everything out of my purse to make this post, my purse should be cleaner. Also, I really am pumped about finding my thumb drive, I thought it was a lost cause.  

Day 24

 A photo of something that means a lot to me

There are a lot of things that mean a lot to me, but I guess I had better just choose one. 

And that is Home

I think it's important for me that wherever I live, I make it home. It's always been important to me. So here are some pictures of the places I have called home. 

#1 My home at home
I lived here for the first 19 years of my life, and I am quite a big fan of it

#2 The various apartments I lived in while in Rexburg
I have had SO many fun memories with roommates, and so many good times

#3 My first apartment with Justin (aka my current home)
I love our little apartment, and I know I'm going to remember it as the place we started our lives together

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 23

15 facts about me

1. I love the sun more than most things in life. 

2. I decided to spend all day on campus, and now I'm done with homework until tuesday...I think. 

3. I love funny. Anything funny. It just makes me happy.

4. I love designing, it makes me happy to create something on my own. 

5. I am a fast learner, It is quite helpful. 

6. Sometimes it makes me sad that I can't light candles in the apartment. I want my own house. 

6. I've been putting together my resume and portfolio, I've learned a lot these past few years. 

7. I think graphic design is fun, whenever I get an assignment where I have to do some graphic design I feel like I work on it FOREVER! but just cause I want to. 

8. Sometimes I wish I could wear pajamas all day, sometimes I wish I could wear dresses all day.

9. I love fluffy baby animals, they make me giggle. 

10. I want ice cream.  

11. I've been good at going to the gym. I shouldn't eat ice cream.

12. I love buying makeup

13. I am winning money tomorrow

14. Justin judged me harshly because I wore kids sized shoes today, they hurt my feet.

15. Justin is the best, and I'm married to him

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 22

a letter to someone who has hurt me recently

Well...I'm not really one to get offended easily. So I really don't have anything to say here....

Sorry for the lame post...maybe it will be better tomorrow. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 21

A photo of something that makes me happy

You may not be able to tell from this picture...but it has many factors that make me happy

1. Justin
2. Summer ( I miss it)
3. The Sun ( I miss it more)
4. The Beach (We are having a picnic at Alki)
5. Fun Dates (We had just gone canoeing)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 20

The meaning behind my blog name


Well...This started out when I was about eight years old, and went on a trip to Disneyland with my Aunt Karen and cousins Heather and Jason. I'm not sure exactly how it started out, but on that trip they started calling me jenniennifer. They sometimes still call me that name it stuck pretty well. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 19

Another Photo of myself

I kind of feel like whoever made this 30 day blog thing is cheating.'s Sunday evening...therefore I just feel like being lazy (hence the picture with me laying on the sofa). Since I took a picture for my blog appoximately 19 days ago I pretty much look the same. There is one difference though, I have dyed my hair since the last one (not that you can tell the last pic was in black and white). Anyway, Since my highlights were COMPLETELY grown out I figured I had better color it. You can't really tell from this picture, but it is a bit red. The color said it was "chocolate" (delicious right?) but it had red undertones, and my hair picks up the red a ton. But I like it a lot! It has actually faded a bit since I did it, and you can't really see the color in this picture at all (it's lighter in real life). But it is always an adventure. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 18

Something I crave a lot

Well, just like so many other people in this world, I tend to crave chocolate. I love it. It's delicious and it makes me feel good. mmmm...I want some right now. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 17

A picture of me with my family

Well...there isn't a picture with my whole I had to break it into two pictures.

Here is the family minus Daniel....but with Justin

And here is a picture before Daniel fled to Argentina

I'm a pretty big fan of all these people. They are the best. 

Day 16

My celebrity crush

I actually don't think I REALLY have a celebrity crush...but if I had to choose...

Jim Halpert aka John Krasinski


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 15

A Photo of something I don't leave the house without

I, like so many others, do not leave the house without my cell phone. I feel like I am disconnecting from the world, or like some massive thing will happen and I won't know about it. I can't imagine the world without cell phones, it's crazy since they haven't been around that long. I am especially thankful for cell phones when I am driving between Washington and would be horrible to not be able to contact people during that drive. So...yeah....cell phone...don't leave the house without it. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 14

A TV show I am currently addicted to

During all of the black friday craziness Justin and I bought all three seasons of Arrested Development. I'm pretty sure I have seen all the episodes..but they are new to Justin. I might be SLIGHTLY addicted to it currently. In I really want to watch it right now.

Day 13

My favorite musician and why

Probably one of my favorite bands is Death Cab for Cutie. I love their style. They are super chill a lot of the time and the lyrics are great...Ben Gibbard is a genius. Also a lot of their songs remind me of home...they are from Bellingham so a lot of the musical content relates to the good ol' PNW.

Day 12

A photo of the town I live in

Well...Rexburg is a pretty happenin' place. Or something along those lines. I am not big into the whole "cold" thing....and I'm not always so good with the small town thing either. But I have definitely enjoyed going to school here...even if I could pass on the negative degree weather. So here are a few pictures of the things that remind me of Rexburg (or the areas round about)

One thing that Rexburg does have is amazing sunsets. The sky is always so bright and vivid here... I think it's so beautiful.

Snow....and lots of it. Usually between the months of October to March you have snow to some degree. Right now we easily have several feet of snow on the ground.

Sometimes it's hard to find things to do in Rexburg, but you really just have to get a little more going to the ice caves for example. A little scary descending into the ground to crawl through pitch black caves filled with ice...but it's pretty fun.

Icicles are just cool. They get VERY large here in Rexburg...these are the icicles growing outside my window last winter....this is when they were just little baby icicles.

These are from the simpler times when it was warm outside...I might even say it was hot. I love walking around main street and seeing all the little shops... enjoying the sun.... eating snow cones... unfortunately I only get to experience this for a couple weeks a year before winter kicks in.

It is so neat to live just down the street for the temple. It is such a beautiful thing to be able to see everyday

This picture seems to explain Rexburg to's a little rustic, just a small town, but it has some fun character to it.

This is fall in's kind of fun. The leaves are actually crunchy here (in Washington they are usually just soggy). I feel like fall is the time of year when there is so much color around the whole town.

Day 11

What's in my makeup bag? makeup bag consists of a whole lot I love buying makeup...I'm not sure why. It just makes me really happy. So I have a ton of makeup...but this is what I use on a regular basis.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 10

A photo of my favorite place to eat

I honestly love eating at a ton of I don't know if I have just one favorite. But one of my favorites is Olive Garden. It's worth going there just for the salad and breadsticks...mmmmmm. We went there last weekend for our six month "anniversary" and it was delicious. (I'm not sure if you're allowed to call six months an anniversary...but I just did.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 9

A photo of something I last purchased

Technically, this isn't the last thing I purchased...but I didn't feel like taking a picture of Draino.

For Christmas we got two waffle makers (we had been searching for one all over during Thanksgiving break). Since we had no need for two waffle makers we brought one back, and in return got a gift card for Macy's. Since we are pretty set in the kitchen department and Justin thought it would be boring to spend our money on clothes... we decided to hold onto the card until there was something we needed. Fortunately/ Unfortunately our can opener broke last week (after a whole 5 months of using it MAYBE once a week...lame...we even got a good quality one). Anyway....we decided to get one with the gift card. Also we have been using our salad tongs for every type of cooking...and decided a good pair of cooking tongs was also on the list of things that would be nice. So...that is one of my recent purchases/ not really a purchase since it was a gift card (those are the best kind of purchases). Woo hoo!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 8

A song to match my mood

I am not quite sure if this song matches my mood...but it's fun.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 7

My Dream Wedding

Well...I've already had my dream wedding. It was great! I married Justin AND I got married in the temple so I get to be with him forever AND I had a beautiful reception! I don't think I could ask for anything more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 6

Photo of an animal I'd love to keep as a pet

I would love this puppy.
Justin thinks it's bad that I want a puppy, but not a dog.
We puppy-sat one night, it actually made me change my mind about wanting a puppy for real. I'm think I'm a better puppy-sitter, as long as it is not at night. I want a puppy, just minus the pooping and peeing everywhere..and the crying at night thing. I just want to hug it, cuddle with it, and watch it frolic around. As long as it stays little and fluffy and cute.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Day 5

A picture of myself two years ago

I couldn't select just one picture from two years I have a few of them.

Here is a picture of my family at the Valley of Fire during our family reunion. It was such a fun adventure...and a great break from the bitter cold of Rexburg.

This is Stephanie...she is on of my BFF's. We were in a square dancing class together and then in the interior design program and have hung out all the time since. She even came to visit me in Seattle last summer where we had tons of adventures (she's from South Dakota). Stephanie is the best and will ALWAYS hang out with Justin and I, and never feels like the third it's great.

This is a picture with my old roommate Kinsey, she is on a mission in San Diego right now. Roommates were a big part of my life two years ago...and she is one of the best!

Here is Erin and I at latin dancing. We decided it would be fun to buy brightly colored skinny jeans. It was fun. This is the one and only time I ever wore mine.

And here is just me! Just playing with photobooth. I kind of look like a nerd. My hair was dark in those days. I kind of like it. I might want to do it again..hmmm

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Day 4

My favorite photograph of my best friend

I'm not sure if I really have to explain this one... best friend...good day...good photo. I couldn't ask for a better husband, I love being married. Justin is great.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Day 3

My idea of the perfect first date

Well... The perfect first date would start out with the perfect guy (in this case Justin). I am pretty cliche and nerdy...but I would definitely have to go with a candlelit picnic followed by a long walk on the beach. I know for a first date this seems like it might be kind of awkward...but keep in mind that the perfect date involves the perfect guy, therefore it would not be awkward..but...well...perfect.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Day 2

A photo of something I ate today

Today for dinner I made quesadillas with the large amount of pulled pork I made yesterday. Pretty tasty! Tonight I made some orange julius...also delicious...but I forgot to take a picture.