Thursday, March 31, 2011


This might be a lame post because I am doing it for the sole purpose of updating. I feel like it's been too long.
Well, things have been great here this week! I have been so happy and I think a lot of it is because I am finally getting to the point where I am not afraid to just do what I want to do when it's my time. At first I felt like I couldn't really leave because when I was working I didn't feel like I was really working.. if that makes sense. The first month and a half I was here, two of us were doing one person's job.. so I felt kind of useless. Now that I am doing A LOT more, I feel like it's okay to take the time for myself. It's been nice.

I went to a zumba class this week- I don't know if I have mentioned it yet, but the gym here is insane at 8:30 at night. WOW. It's honestly comparable to black friday. I'm serious. You have to get a pass for the class and when the passes run out, they start a waiting list.. and when the waiting list is full... sorry, you don't get to go to the class. Luckily I got in!
Even though the zumba teachers at Dixie had better choreography, the ones here can do much more booty shakin', (I guess I'm really not in Utah anymore)

I can't wait to make these babies this weekend... I got the idea from my bestie.

Earlier this week, I had some free time.. so I went to the beach and just sat. I enjoyed every ounce of the sun and it made me so happy. I didn't need anyone or anything there with me, just the sun and me.
I know it's cheesy and lame, but I took this picture there because I felt so happy.. I just wanted to remember it forever.

I guess being here is just helping me appreciate a lot of little things, like how happy the sun makes me. Or how much I love it when T runs right over to me when something scares her and says, "Jenna hold me." 
I love love love this family! I love S. She is seriously becoming my best friend. I went on a date last night and when he stepped away for a second I texted her, I texted MY BOSS to tell her how beautiful he was. hahah I love that we have that relationship. She's so great.

Friday, March 25, 2011

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The couple I work for has the cutest marriage ever. I'm serious.
S and I will be downstairs with the babies and A will be working upstairs and he will randomly yell to S: "Love you babe!" Out of nowhere.. it is the cutest thing ever. Their relationship is a team effort and it is easy to see. I want to have this same relationship with someone someday (not for a long time people, I'm not trying to tell you anything here..) It's just something I noticed, how much they care for each other and want to help each other out.
I honestly could not ask for a better family to work for. They are so great. A and S are like a big brother and sister to me, I told S my entire story about a certain mother of someone that used to be in my life and she, along with all of north ogden, thinks this woman is crazy. :)

T is getting even more verbal than she already is. S pumps her breast milk for H bomb, and Taylor sees it and knows what she's doing. Last night in the tub, Taylor took one of her bath cups and put it up to her boob and said, "Tay pump a boobie?" haha why is she so funny? I love her.

So, that missionary prank call I talked about a few posts back... he called me back and left a message! 2 actually. The first one was him saying random things and I could hear someone laughing in the background and saying, "hang up!!" Then about two weeks later I got another call from that number and it was his companion attempting a prank call asking for a Weight Watcher pamphlet. So I found a WW pamphlet and sent it in the mail to him. Ah the things that amuse me these days.

I'm so happy it's Friday, even though I don't really have anything planned for the weekend. I just really appreciate my free time even if I'm not doing anything. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I miss you.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Hooray for the weekend that I had! Woo. 

My friends were here visiting, and boy was that lovely. I am so happy that I got to see them, it was a good reminder that I am myself. When I came back after the weekend, it was weird.. it felt like I hadn't seen The Fam forever. I missed them! 

My friends envied the place that I live, and it made me appreciate it more. I realized that I am so incredibly lucky to live in such a pretty place with so many nice things around me. 

I love my friends more than anything. I had a blast with you guys! Thank you so much Brooke, Brit, Paige, Arthur, and Thomas for coming to visit! I love you all. 

Here are some picssssss from the weekend.

We went to Romantix and the guy who worked there showed us this. HAHAHAHAHA

Me being a nerd in Thomas' glasses.

I ate fish! 

of course we took the typical, "jumping on the beach" pics.

Thomas took some model pics hahaha

my girl.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

some randoms.

This week is already going so much better than last week.
Thank helena.


this post is just random stuff.

1. Shout out to Rach Shaw for her 21st Bday that was on Friday! I love you girl!
believe it or not Rach I couldn't even find a single picture of you and me on my computer or your facebook. So I chose this because I remember how much drama this sign caused and I love it. Everyone was such babies about it. Boo hoo it's just high school cheerleading. I miss you and I miss the times we had though. I can't believe you're 21. I know you had a party already, but now go out and celebrate 21 the right way ;) haha love you.

2. Shout out to Brinzee for her bday yesterday!  Yay big 20. 
This is the greatest picture of all time. hahah I can't believe you're 20. Seriously. It's insane, I feel like it was yesterday that we were some 13 year olds in our awkward stage in junior high and your house being built in Evergreen. Weird. But I hope you had a happy birthday and 20 is grand for you!! Love you.

3. Happy 2 month-aversary to me being in San Diego! I have survived 2 months. haha I am still really liking it and whenever I get sad or wish I were with my friends.. The Family I work for says or does something that reminds me why I love them so much. 
    I had the greatest day with T, and laughed harder than I've laughed in a while. We have this new thing where we start out saying "bam" really quiet and then keep taking turns getting louder until we are shouting, "BAM!!!!!" as loud as we can. It's fun to do in public bathrooms while changing her diaper because people wonder what the hell we're doing. We were playing the game today in the car and we both did a "BAAAAAAAM" at the same time and held it out forever, Taylor laughed so hard after we were done and it was one of those moments where you fall in love with a little kid. I love her. 

Which reminds me, the other day.. A said "Taylor, I owe Jenna cash moneys." and Taylor looked at me and said,  "Cash moneys for you. Congratulations Jenna." haha seriously?

4. Here are some random pics from the past couple of weeks that I'm just barely getting around to uploading.

I may have already posted this? I don't know.. 
I know I post a ton of sunset pictures, but this is so pretty.

This is "Dog Beach" a beach that Basia and I took her dog to. It is awesome.. dogs running around everywhere and playing fetch in the water, it's pretty cool.. unlike anything I've ever seen.

just a tender picture.

Driving in the car, she looked so cool and asked me to "take a pitcha peas"

At Playwerx. She was walking around like this and it was hilarious.

I can't wait for this weekend!!! Ahhhh I get to see my besties. :) :) :) 

Sunday, March 13, 2011


This last week was a rollercoaster. 

for real.

You all heard me whine in my last post about my sadness, but I am glad that the week ended wonderfully! Last night I went out with some new friends and had a ton of fun, along with only 2.5 hours of sleep. Ugh. But it was worth it and I needed the social time.

Today was so great!!! I got to see my girl Haley! I can't even explain how happy I am that I saw her. It just reminded me of the fun Jenna that I really am when I'm with my friends. So it was a relief to know that I am not, in fact, lost. Haley and I went to a restaurant that I've been wanting to try ever since I got here, Lucha Libre. It was on Man vs. Food one time haha so that is why I have been wanting to go. They have giant burritos with fries and what not inside.. it was fun because it was super packed and the weather was nice.. so it was one of those situations that just makes you happy to be alive.

Then we just walked around downtown and laughed and were our good old selves. I also skyped with my good friend Kaylie tonight and had a great heart to heart sesh.  I am so happy to have great friends. They really keep me sane and happy, even when they're far away.


Things I love at the moment:

This song (ignore the video, the song is amazing)


*fresh flowers*

*drives alone with the window down*

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This week has been madness. It has gone by soooooo slow. S had the baby on Monday, it feels like forever ago. I have a lot more responsibility now but I like it because now I actually feel worth something. haha I am always doing something, which is good. All of The Fam's family is here visiting so the house is madness. I am doing my best to be as helpful as possible but staying out of the way as much as possible. All of this craziness just makes me miss my own family.

I'm driving up to LA tomorrow to see Shae. I am so excited, I need to get out of this house. It will be good for me to be out of here.. and good for one less person to be in this house.

I hate to blog about this because I feel like such a whiner, but I'm starting to have a hard time. I'm not asking for any sympathy because it is my choice to be here. I just miss being a college kid. I miss my friends, I miss going to dance parties, I miss staying out super late and having class the next morning, I miss living with friends.. It's hard to live the life of a married 30 year old when you're 19 and want to be living the life of a college kid.
Like I said, I chose to come here. I don't regret it, and I know there's a reason I'm here.

This is just me venting I guess.  Blahhhhhhh

Sunday, March 6, 2011

H bomb.

Ah the weekend is coming to a close, sadly. S is having the baby tomorrow.. who, from now on, will be referred to as "H-bomb." I am excited for her to have the baby because she has been ready for a while and I'll get 2 days with T. It gets kind of hard to care for a kid when her mom is with me, S is super cool and I couldn't ask for a better boss.. but you know when it's someone else's kid you don't really know how to act. I feel a lot more comfortable when it's just T and I.

It's crazy.. I am already so attached to Taylor. I miss her when I don't really see her on weekends. I barely saw her this weekend and she melted me when she came up to me tonight and said, "I missed you." Yes, a 19 month old said, "I missed you."

I love her.

The weekend was great. I'm even more excited for the coming 2 weekends... I get to see my best friends!
This weekend, Shae. And next weekend, Arthur, Paige and Thomas are road trippin' it to Sandy Eggo to see me! I feel so lucky to have such great friends that would spend their time and money to come see me. I guess living in a cool place like San Diego helps, too.

I went to the greatest class at the gym today. It's called Turbo Kick and it honestly was like an aerobics class you see on movies. All of the people in the class know each other and are super into it. Seriously, after a song everyone would high five each other and scream "woo" and "yeah!" It was fun! I'm glad The Fam is super awesome and got me a gym membership.

I be seein you soon, girl.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

blah post.

This week is flying by! I can't believe tomorrow is Thursday. Hooray!
Living with "The Fam" is very nice in several ways..

1. DVR!!! No my real family is not living in the 21st century and we have never had DVR and probably never will. I love the fact that The Fam has DVR, and I even have it in my room.. but the bad thing- it makes me watch a WHOLE LOT more TV. I barely watched any before I came here. Ha, oh well.

The Bachelor
It's so pathetic, I know. I have never been a fan of this show.. but once you start watching a few episodes you can't stop. To be honest, I don't really want either of the final 2 to win.. but if I have to choose.. I hope Chantel wins. Everybody looooves Emily.. but I think she's boring. 

Okay.. I know this show is getting old, but this season is literally ridiculous. There are some freakishly talented people. My favorites are the bass guy and the soul black guy. 

Wednesdays, my favorite-
I freaking love Modern Family so much. 

My guilty pleasure. 

Ugh, is it so sad that I watch this much TV? 

2. Delicious Food!!! We eat lunch out every day, and not at fast food places. We eat at a lot of soup and salad-y type places. So yummy. Dinner is usually from Trader Joe's, something that Utah needs to get. It's the greatest grocery store. My diet now is a huge change from my college diet, which consisted of ramen and ham. literally. No wonder I got a kidney stone. I better enjoy this wonderful healthy feast before I go back to school next year! 

I really miss my friends. When something funny happens I don't really have anyone to tell or laugh with.. so I just laugh with myself.. or with Taylor. Last night while giving her a bath I did my Puerto Rican woman impression to her and she laughed her head off. It made me feel good. I miss my impressions. She was taking sips of the bath water and I said, "No seeeps for da baby," and she started laughing and my life became a little bit better. So now she will try to get me to do it all the time, I quite enjoy her. Jenna and a 19 month old= bffs. 

That's almost as good as when I was having to strain my pee after Stanley was blasted and T came to the bathroom with me and said, "Jenna pee pees on a cup?" haha I laughed so hard. I love her. 

I miss you, friends.