Monday, November 30, 2009

where has the time gone?

December tomorrow?
Where have the past 11months gone?
For that matter,
where have the past 25 years gone?

I hope these next 8 days can go by fast...
One more semester down.

I have a ton of things I want to post about,
but no time right now to do it.

Stay tuned for the following...

Utah vs BYU game day party
thoughts on New Moon
thoughts on Blind Side
Update on cute little Lawson
Wedding day pics {finally!}

Saturday, November 28, 2009

it's go time

Good luck team!
Let's see what you've got!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

100 things to be thankful for

the gospel
my ward
my job
my car
my school
my opportunities
places I have been
things I have done
my health
my desire to do good
New York
panini sandwiches
a warm bed
my home
the scriptures
the temple
just be bags
hot chocolate
my i.pod
Christmas trees
my camera
my mommy
good books
good movies
washer and
my dad
'green' grocery bags
swimming pools
space heaters
cell phone
Park City
eye shadow
lip gloss
the gym
general conference
turtle necks
breath mints
Temple Square
air planes
love sacs

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


If I could just spend all day everyday here
life would be golden.

My first time in Salt Lake.
It was different.
But so beautiful.
Looking forward to going again
for ward temple day December 12th

Monday, November 23, 2009

crisp air

It's been a rough few weeks. Not even sure why. Just a lot going on.

I had some errands to run the other day and thought it would be a good idea to just go all by myself to think about things and clear my head.

I grabbed my i.pod and headed out.

I made a play list called crisp air awhile ago and have not really listened to much of it.

I think it was made for me to hear that day. It was just what I needed and wanted to hear.

I thought I should share some of the thoughts and words from this play list just in case anyone wants some good new tunes.

This list could change your life.

all at once: the fray...we never know what's wrong without the pain. sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.
ain't no reason: brett dennen...i don't know why i say the things i say, but love will come set me free. i know it will.
happy: leona lewis...this song will change your what if it hurts me? so what if i break down? so what if this world just throws me off the edge? i'm just trying to be happy.
can't help falling in love: ingrid michaelson {live}...just an all around great song. even better from ingrid. even better live.
two is better than one: boys like girls featuring taylor swift...maybe it's true, two is better than one. but there's so much time to figure out the rest of my life.
break through: colbie caillat...can we try to let it go. if we don't then we will never know. i tried to break through but you know that it's up to you. they say that time is meant to heal, but it still hurts inside. i will try to break through.
go: boys like girls...i know it's not easy, i know that it's hard. get up and go. take a chance and be strong. you could spend your whole life holding on. don't look back, just go.
fearless: colbie caillat... there's nothing you can do to me that's ever going to break me. i'm fearless. you better believe i'm fearless.
jump then fall: taylor swift... i like the way i can't keep my focus. i watch you talk, you didn't notice. i hear the words but all i think is we should be together. every time you smile i smile. don't be afraid to jump then fall.
sleeping to dream: jason mraz... sleeping to dream about you. what a great song. could he say it any better?
i won't: colbie caillat...i won't do what you told me, i won't do what you said. i'm not going to stop feeling. i'm not going to forget it. i don't want to start over. i don't want to pretend.
fearless: taylor swift...must be something about a song called fearless. i don't know how it gets better than this. you take my hand and drag me head first, fearless.
i'm alive: kenny chesney with dave matthews... it's so easy to say that life's so hard.
begin again: colbie caillat... i never wanna fall apart. i know we said a lot of things that we probably didn't me but it's not too late to take them back.
stay: lisa say i only hear what i want to. favorite 80'2 song. ever.
still fighting it: ben folds... everybody knows it hurts to grow up. and everybody does. let me tell you what. the years go on and we're still fighting it. everybody knows it sucks to grow up.
needs: collective soul... all around me i see what weakness has made. too much tomorrow. i don't need nobody. and i don't need the weight of words to find their way to crash on through.

There it is. A few good words that can change your life. Or at least your day. I know it did mine. The play list is fifty one songs so this is just a small sample. Check them out!


Friday, November 20, 2009


Last night I hung out with Kristy for awhile. Ben is out of town so we just chatted and hung out at her house. She loves the new show Glee. They have tried to get me to watch it before but I have never wanted to really. Well, last night we watched 2 episodes. I love it! I have not watched anything on TV lately and unfortunately Glee is on Wednesday nights, my one night next semester I will still have a night class...Oh well, I always have tivo (well, Ben and Kristy do) or the internet. I am sure I will be watching this much more regularly now!

Kristy also has a bunch of the songs from it so we put those on my i.pod and I cannot stop listening to it! I love it!

Thanks Kristy for the fun night! I love you!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

a dream is a wish your heart makes

Everyone was there...
Snow White
And me and KaDee!
Friday night we went to Disney Princesses on Ice.
It was darling!
Just what I needed to end a crazy week.
It's okay that we are 25 years old.
You are never too old to be a princess.

Monday, November 16, 2009

text from a friend...

The way I see it there are some blah people in this world.

A blah person seems to opt out of really experiencing and taking advantage of this wonderful life.
You, Jessica, are not a blah person.
Your heights are higher and your capacity to love, appreciate, and help others is large.

Thanks Brett!
You made my day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

i am THAT girl

My bishop once told me I could not be that girl anymore.
the girl that has boys over
the girl that makes treats for boys
the girl that doesn't date these boys
the girl that has parties for people
the girl that plans social events
the girl that is best friends with boys
the girl that boys come to for advise
the girl that has boys over for dinner
the girl that boys invite to 'hangout'
the girl that has more boy friends than girl friends
the girl that stays up chatting till 2am with boys
Unfortunately, I am THAT girl
I don't know how to not be that girl.
I am not good at not being that girl.
I tried to not be once.
It only lasted for a few months.
Then I decided,
I would rather be THAT girl
then the girl who has no male friends at all.
I like to have friends.
Even if it is boy friends
that nothing will ever happen with.
It's a dilemma in my life.
My new bishop tells me....
be that girl, just invite new boys.
And I try.
But there is always THAT boy.
the one that I hope comes to the party
the one that I want to chat with till 2am
the one that I hope something will work out with...
Maybe someday THAT boy and THIS girl
will figure things out.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Go Utes

KaDee and I went to the Utah game Saturday afternoon. It was fun. The weather was beautiful! No rain this time. They won the game. They were so far ahead that we left about 5 minutes early to beat the traffic. No such luck. But no big deal. We went and ate yummy Thai food at Sawadee and then went and hung out with a couple of friends. It was a fun night!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


Sunday's are busy for me these days. I have meetings usually at 10:00 or 11:00 and do not get home from church until about 5:00. It is good for me, and for the most part I enjoy it.

Yesterday though, for some reason, I just felt off. A little bit grumpy. No reason, I just did. We had invited everyone for dinner. Dad thinks that a BBQ is the easiest thing, which it is not, so he was put in charge. I made bread in the morning before I left, but everyone was bringing everything else and dad did the meat. I got home to see a creation my dad had made for dinner. I thought it was pretty cute. He tries.

Yes, he cut cheese sticks and arranged them in a nice little criss cross way. I laughed.

I hate not being able to do what I used to for family dinner. I just remind myself that my church calling is important too. So what if we don't have fancy dinners every Sunday, it's not the end of the world. Before I know it I will be back to being free on Sunday's and I already am a little sad to think about that.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Scott!

This is the birthday party I missed Avery's for...

My friend Scott had a birthday October 30th too.
Chris had a little party for him at his house.

We ate cake {carrot cheesecake that is}
Had hot chocolate {from the coco motion}
Watched a scary movie {The Haunting in Connecticut}

It was a fun time!
Happy Birthday Scott!

I was getting ready to take pictures of Scott when he blew out the candles...Chris thought it looked like we were just on a really awkward date. It sort of does.

That's better!

Chris loves frosted candles...

Scott and a bunch of girls...where are the boys?!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Avery!

Friday October 30th was Avery's fifth birthday.
I had a birthday party for a friend that night {call me a bad aunt} so I was not going to make it to her party. Instead I took her to get some Yogurt Stop that afternoon. It was so much fun to spend a little time with just her. She is such a sweetie. I love her so much!
Happy Birthday Aves!
thanks for spending the day with me!
I think I might just make it a tradition to take my nieces and nephews out on a little date for their birthdays. Too fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

I have never been the biggest fan of Halloween. It is maybe my least favorite holiday. But for some reason, every year I feel like I have to go somewhere fun and be something clever. This year a few friends had planned to go to the cabin, mostly to not have to do the Halloween thing. We found out it was our Stake Conference and people decided we should stay home and go to conference.

Here was my dilemma. No costume, and nowhere to go. I found out there was a party at a friends house so that took care of one problem. I wanted to be something way cool, but ended up being a regular witch. I tried to glam it up with some jewelry and make-up so it ended being pretty fun.

First dad and I went to Kristy and Ben's house to catch some of the Utah game and eat some Cafe Rio. All the kids came by too so it was fun to see them.

After that we all got ready, met and my house and headed out to some parties. First we went to Jared Bryson's house. It was fun. Lots of people, steamy cider and lots of well thought out costumes. After that we went to the U to check it out. Not my scene. It was a dance. I don't dance, and I am not eighteen anymore like ninety percent of the people there. We stayed for a bit. Then we left and met some people at Village Inn for a little late night treat.

Overall it ended up being a fun night! Happy Halloween to you all!

{Cherie . KaDee . Me . Liz . Annalyse . Kathryn . Rebecca}

{Me and Liz}

{KaDee . Me . Kathryn}

{Me and Sophie}

{Me and Marcos}

{Me and Carrie}

{a little creepy...}

{Me and Jared}

{Me and Chris...I think he is trying to get released from EQP...}

{Me . Chris . KaDee . Kathryn . Annalyse}

{Chris and KaDee}

{Chris and Mark}

{Me and Mark}