Tuesday, April 26, 2011


It's so weird to think that all of my friends are almost done with their spring semester! It feels like it went by fast (maybe that's because I didn't have to do any of the schoolwork or go to class and deal with stupid professors) So good luck on your finals all my college goers.
This is the part of me that is NOT jealous about you guys being in school, I am happy to be without the stress of finals.

Hokay- well let's see.. Easter weekend was nothing special. The Fam is Jewish so they don't celebrate it, but they got me a cute easter thing with a balloon, flowers, and some jelly beans. I let Taylor have some jellybeans..... holy mistake. That child was like a crack addict with those things. She was shaking and freaking out when we wouldnt let her have more.

So besides my missionary friends, I've been writing letters back and forth with a few friends from home. Mostly because we just like letters and think it's fun.. I received a letter yesterday from a very good friend of mine. I sat down out in the sunshine with the dogs, turned on my Bon Iver Pandora playlist.. and read it. It's amazing how much a letter can change your entire day/week/frame of mind.
                      "Lately I've been thinking about life and the universe. It seems like everything is so much more than we think it is...it has made me re-evaluate how I'm living. I feel like I'm seeing the wonder and magic in life for the first time. I've spent a lot of time looking for what's not here, for the moments to come. I had become a place holder in my own life, waiting for it to become what I wanted. Well my new goal is to be present for every moment...life passes too quickly. I don't want to miss it."

It was exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you, friend.

Happy Tuesday from the little virgin Mary.
p.s. I made the mistake of saying "Hi Virgin Mary" to her when she was wearing this, now she won't stop saying it. Probably not a good thing to teach a Jew.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011



This is my 100th post! Hooray!
That might just mean that I am even that much more of a loser who has way too much time to blog. ha whateva.

So, The Fam is Jewish (I think I have mentioned before)... they aren't anywhere near strict orthodox Jewish, so they don't really go to temple or anything.. only on holidays. Well, it is Passover- which is a week long and last night was the first seder. I don't really even know what seder means, but I am assuming it is some sort of ritual type dealio. Basically we ate a lot of food, drank some wine, read some hebrew (not me because I was the only one there who didn't know it..) and just had a good time. It was pretty cool. I have to admit, though, I wasn't really a huge fan of some of the food they eat for it. Horseradish, parsley dipped in salt water, matzo (basically just a dry cracker). Meh.

This past weekend I went to the beach and got soooooo burned. It's awful. My back kills now. I put sunscreen on but you know there are sometimes certain places you just forget to put it and then you have weird lines.. yep that's what happened to me. 

So the conversation came up already of whether I want to stay past my year here. I have only been here 3 months and it already came up! ha ha S and I had a tender moment, she told me how much she appreciates what I bring to their family and she wanted me to know that they really love me and consider me a member of the family. Times like that make up for the fact that I am not in school living the college life that I miss. I still miss it, but this is what I have for now and I just need to be patient. We always want the next best thing.. stupid humans.
As for if I'm going to stay.. I'm considering it. I really really really and I mean, REALLY want to go to San Diego State and if that means waiting until Fall 2012, I just might have to do it. I just hope that by some freak miracle, they open Spring 2012 admissions!! 

Here's to hoping!

I get to see my brother Jordan in Disneyworld in one month from today!! Yay!! I can't wait.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Ello mates.

Well, I don't really know what to say. This week has been a blur, and gone by pretty fast.. thankfully :)

Yesterday we went to the Wild Animal Park, it was so much fun. It got me super excited for DisneyWorld! I don't know why, probably just the feeling of being at a big park and walking around, the smell of sunscreen, the sounds of little kids..

I got a few pictures on my phone, so they're not the greatest.. but here's a few things.
some crazy bird

the flamingos

los elephantes!

the butterfly exhibit was crazy! Butterflies everywhere landing all over you and what not. 


Have a good weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011


1.The weekend is here, and unfortunately I have to work in the mornings :( A is out of town, so S needs my help. I get to get up with T at 6:30 am. yay. I'm really starting to miss college life.

2.Lil is here!!!!!!! I LOVE HER. She is A's sister who lives in New York and works for a PR firm, aka- living my dream life. She is great. Talking to her makes me think, I should be living that kind of life.. not a mom's life. The grass is always greener on the other side, right? We always want what we don't have. I do love it here, it's just kind of tough. I've been here almost 3 months and hardly know anyone. Oh well.

 Speaking of New York, I am stoked to make my annual NYC trip in October! My girl Paige and I are going. Can't wait :) 

Date number 4 with the beautiful man is tomorrow, hooray! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

jenna the mom.

I better explain my last post a little bit.
Okay, I love Taylor (the 20 month old).. but newborns are just not fun. They can't tell you what they need or want. It gets frustrating, I can totally see how people shake their babies. That is probably the most terrible thing I have ever said.. and it's not like I ever would shake a baby. All I'm saying is that I get it.

Moving on.

This week has been lovely. Yesterday we went to the San Diego Botanical Gardens.. they are really pretty, but nothing compared to Butchart Gardens in Canada. Seriously don't ask me why I've been there. I don't know.
 Just a comparison-

San diego

Butchart (even though this picture looks like it has been saturated)

Also- yesterday I had baby H in the "Ergo".. kind of like a baby bjorn, where you hold the baby in front of you.. most glorious thing ever. She just sits in there contently and I can still get things done. I think this is the moment where I truly felt like a mom. ha ha ha 

I have date number 3 with the beautiful man this week. We will see how it goes ha ha I am such a creep for blogging about it. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I don't ever want a baby.