Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Sister's Christmas Dance

My little sister, who isn't so little, had her Christmas dance last weekend and I had to show you guys how cute she looked. I did her makeup and let her borrow my dress and she looked super cute! It makes me feel soooo old!

We Got a House!!!

Yes, yes, you read that right! We have found a house to move into. It's perfect, roomy, and in the country, which we really wanted. It's a good 15-20 minute drive from where we're from, but I think for the space and all that we get with it, it's worth it.

We plan to move into it on the 31st, so be expecting lots of pics of our new home. This is the perfect start to a new year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Time has flown!

Really, it's already December? I finally finished this semester of hell :) I seriously never thought that the day would come and honestly, I dunno how well I did. I felt like I pushed myself, but you never know. I started to slack and I know it showed on some of my grades.

I am super excited for Christmas and we are still at my parents, but have a house lined up to move into around the 1st. We cannot wait; we're so ready for a place of our own again!

This isn't the best blog post, but it's something. I promise to have better posts up as soon as we're in our new place.

Happy holidays to all and we love you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blog Challenge: Day 2

A Picture That Makes You Happy

It was a spur of the moment picture, taken at a Denny's after we got rained on. It's natural, not posed, and I love it.

Favorite Movies
American Beauty
The Wizard of OZ
Cruel Intentions
Sex and the City
The House Bunny
The Ugly Truth
Moulin Rouge
The Nightmare Before Christmas

A Place You've Travelled To

I haven't been many places, but my favorite was probably Hollywood. There's so much entertainment history there, I was in a daze. It's also so super fast pace, something I am not used to at all.

Pictures of Your Friends
I don't consider myself to have a lot of close, close friends. Most of the people I was close to have moved off or have a totally different life than I do.However, I have 2 people I talk to, hang out with, etc. that I would consider my best friends.

Here's Kelsey. I actually met her through my youtube channel and personally got to meet her in October. It feels like I've known her for years and just wish that she was closer.

Trisha and I have been friends for a few years. Our busy schedules don't allow for us to see each other as much as we would like, but we tak as much as we can.

School is killing me, so bear with me.

I apologize for missing a post yesterday, but I literally typed papers from the time I got off work until I went to bed. I still have 5 more to type, and some manipulatives to get done before 12 today. I'm working myself to pure exhaustion that's for sure!

Just bear with me, it should die down in the next few days :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog Challenge: Day 1

Since I haven't been able to do my yotube videos like I would like to, I've decided to start a 30 day blog challenge. Who knows, maybe after 30 days, I'll start a year long blog challenge where I do a daily blog post. I figured I'd jump right in and do day 1 today :)

*Day 1 - Recent Picture of Myself, Introduction and Interesting Facts

*Josh and I have been married since July 2008- so roughly 2 and a half years. We still consider ourselves newlyweds :)

*College Student - Currently working on my Bachelor's in Elementary Education, although I plan to go ahead and become double majored in Early Childhood Education as well.

*I try to take care of myself, but have fallen off the bandwagon lately with my diet and yoga. I promise to get back into it soon!

*We don't have any children yet, although we've been trying for quite some time and hope that it does happen soon.

*I work with 12-18 month olds, a job I never saw myself doing or having the patience to do, but yet, I love it and think that's why I want to pursue my Early Childhood degree, I love working with the younger kids.

*I have a pretty crazy addiction to clothes, makeup, and accessories. I have SOOOO much, but can never quite have enough!

*I love to be crafty, girly, and to make cute things.

Meaning behind my blog name

It is Josh and my names plus our last name. We're real original around here lol. :)

My first love

Silly as it may seem, I still remember my first love. I was in first grade and his name was Lance. My love was composed of chansing him around the play ground, doing anything I could to show my love and yet, it was never reciprocated. He was actually pretty mean to me and made me cry a lot. When we were both about 16, we tried dating, but it didn't work out lol. Funny thing is, we're pretty good friends now and talk regularly.

My first real love, or so I thought, was my ex. He was a lot of first for me and I put my heart and soul into that relationship and was crushed. I was treated bad, cheated on, you name it, it happened. Josh came into my life when my heart was broken and I was a bitter, angry person. He taught me what love was and changed my world around. Being in love with your best friend shows you that all the crap you went through in the past was nothing and the love you thought you knew is nothing compared to the amazing love you have now. He's my soul mate :)

My Parents

My mom and dad have been married 26 years and you can still see the love that they share. Sometimes I think they're the newlywed ones lol.

Meet my parents:

We're very close and always have been. They're really amazing to me!

My siblings

I have 2 sisters, one is 21 and one is 15.

This is my sister Connie. She just turned 21 and is going to school for nursing. She has a son- my nephew, Caiden who is the best! She's a great sister, but I dont get to see her as much as I would like. We're also complete opposites.

This is my sister Rachel. She's 15 and has a mind of her own. She's an exact twin of me. We're so much alike, it's scary! She's a sophomore in high school.She's a social butterfly, talkative, sweet, and there when I need her.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Wedding Weekend

Yesterday Josh and I drove an hour and a half to Oklahoma City to watch 2 friends of ours renew their vows in a wedding ceremony. The ceremony was gorgeous and dispite the horrible, rainy weather, we made it to the site in 1 piece. Thought I would show you guys some pictures (ceremony pictures coming later since they're not uploaded on this laptop), but let's just say Thuy looked GORGEOUS!!

This is the fanciest I've dressed up in a while :)

Josh and I outside freezing:

Riding Shotgun:

Outfit shot (I swear I did iron this dress!):

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Postcard Swap

I decided to take part in the postcard swap that Jessica- ( did, because like Jess, I too love getting pieces of real mail in the mail, other than bills and junk mail. I was very lucky and received 2 postcards, one from the lady I sent one to and one for the girl who drew my name. Here's pics of the cute cards they picked for me:

The first is from Ladonna, who I sent a card too and features a cute little Texas Longhorn:

The second is from Charity Michelle, the girl who drew my name and features a picture of the University of Kansas. Her postcard had the Jayhawk on front and was really cute.

This was a ton of fun and I look forward to doing more swaps in the future!

In a Funk

Lately, I am in a real funk. Everything was going well for us and yesterday, it fell through. Josh and I moved out of the house we were living in because we had a huge mice infestation that got out of control. All of our posessions are in a storage unit. I busted my ass and found a really nice rental house that was perfect for us and waited to move in on the 15th. Yesterday I got an email from the landlord satying the house has bad termite damage and would take months to repair. We are now stuck with my parents, with nowhere to go.

To top it off, I found out that I was rejected for the scholarship I applied for this summer and have waited months for. I now cannot go to school next semester because I owe 900 bucks after my scholarship hit. 2500 for a semester of college is ridiculous and in the 6 years I've been here, it's more than doubled. My plan is to work M-F 8:30-5:30 enjoy myself, find a house, and get ahead on bills. Maybe I'll graduate by the time i'm 30.... I'm in my last year and can't get a bone anywhere.

I am in a total funk right now. I feel like all of my hard work in finding a new house were for nothing. I am just really really upset for getting excited about this. I have no idea what's going to happen in the next few months.

Just pray for us, it's hard finding a nice house in this town that has a fenced in yard for our dogs that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!

Here's a few pics of our costumes from tonight. It was a last minute choice and I thought it turned ot really cute! Happy Halloween to all!

I was Sally Brown from Peanuts:

Josh was Charlie Brown:

My nephew was Buzz Lightyear. Who knew he was so gangster?

Sally and Charlie:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

4 days, 4 days!!!

In 4 days, we will be moving into our new home. I am so so happy, excited, and ready for the change. We've needed it for so long. Finances will be tight for a while and Christmas won't be nearly as good as last yearm, but I get a chance to use my craftiness and do homemade presents. I cannot wait to share them with you guys, as well as our new home, all nice and decorated :)

Just wanted to give as little heads up and let you guys know we're still alive :) I'm even almost done rewashing all of our many, many clothes. Internet sucks at my parents, so pictures, videos, and updates will be slow and few for a few weeks, but know that I am keeping a watch on all of your blogs and events :)

Hope to show pics of our new house soon :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend in review- Kicking Some Numbers on the Bucket List

Woo hoo! What a fun, fun weekend! This wekeend Josh and I went to Tulsa and stayed with my friend Kelsey and her fiance, Eric at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and we had a blast. I took lots of fun pictures and even better, knocked some items off my bucket list :)

Here's a little summary in pictures of our fun filled week:

Josh and I at Denny's

Kelsey and I

A little bit drunk lol.

Riding in the backseat.

Notice the lip color :) Finally found my perfect red!!!

Bucket List Updated

I believe everyone should have things they strive for and get excited for. This is a list of things I would like to accomplish before I die.

My Bucket List
: 1.Put my hands in Marilyn Monroe's at Graumann's Chinese Theater.
2.Go to the Smithsonian.
3.Take pin up pictures.
4.Get a tattoo on my foot.
5.Go to a live taping of Oprah.
6. Read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books.-May 2010
7. Visit the Playboy Mansion.
8.Get a massage.
9.Swim with the dolphins.
10.Get my eyebrows threaded.
11.Learn to contour my cheeks.
12. Learn to sew.
13.Get remarried at a chapel in Vegas.
14.Get a bigger wedding ring.
15.See the Eiffel Tower.
16.Get a caricature.
17.Own real pearls.
18. Go on the Sex and the City tour.
19. Find the "perfect" red lipstick.- October 23, 2010
20.Become a Scentsy rep.-September 2009
21.Grow my hair out long.
22.Go to Mardi-Gras.
23. Get leied.
24.Get a high end pair of heels.
25.Buy a lottery ticket.
26.Be a mommy.
27.Go to the Kentucky Derby and wear a big hat.
28 Get Lasik.
29.See a volcano.
30.Buy a new car.
31.Fly on a trapeze.
32.Get a pedicure with my mom.-May 2010
33. Win a costume contest
34.Gamble in Vegas
35.Stay in a bed and breakfast.
36.Go to a ball.
37.Go to Hawaii
38.Take a photography class.
39.Buy my first MAC item from the website or store.- October 23, 2010
40.Buy a Macbook.
41.Get a 3.0.
42. Give my sister a makeover.
43.Have a dessert pen pal.
44.Get flowers delivered to me.
45.Join a teacher's organization.
46. Go to a teacher's convention.
47.Meet and take a pic with a famous person.
48 Have zero credit card debt.
49.Learn to pole dance.
50.Own a house.
51.Own something from Tiffany's and Co.
52.See Lady Gaga in concert.
53.Go to a wine testing.
54.Smash grapes with my feet to make wine.
55 Ride in a limo.
56 Find the perfect “little black dress”.
57. Perfect a "no makeup" look.
58 Learn how to work with rolled fondant.
59.Take more ballroom dancing classes.
60.Eat crab.- August 27, 2010
61.Send out Christmas cards.
62.Ride a gondola in Venice.
63.Write a children's book.
64.See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
65 Visit every state in the U.S.
66.Run a marathon.
67.Plant a tree/flowers.
68.Donate money to charity.-March for Babies- October 2010
69.Learn to ice skate.
70.Learn to play the guitar.
71.Write a song.
72.Ride in a hot air balloon.
73.Go parasailing.
74.Ride a mechanical bull.
75.Celebrate New Year's in Time Square.
76.See a Macy's holiday parade.
77.Dance burlesque/go to a burlesque show.
78.Go to Coyote Ugly Saloon.
79. Take old timey saloon pics.
80 Have a real (snail mail) pen pal.-Amanda :)- October 2010
81. Walk the Great Wall of China.
82.Meet the president.
83.Ride a trolley.
84.See a real Broadway show.
85.Go on a cruise.
86.Go to Graceland.
87.Go to an auction at Christie's or Sotheby's.
88.Shop in Rodeo Drive.
89.Own a Betsey Johnson purse.
90.Go to an OU game.
91.Get an autograph.
92.Whiten my teeth
93.Hit 500 subscribers on youtube.
94.Adopt an animal from the pound.
95.Go to the Olympics.
96.See a ballet.
97 Surf.
98.Go to Coney Island and eat a hotdog.
99.Take a candlelit bath.
100.Get a facial.
101.Collect something.
102.Cook for my in laws.
103.Sleep in Cinderella's castle.
104.Cut my husbands hair.- December 2009
105. Get my cosmetology degree.
106. Do someone's makeup for a formal.
107. Throw a surprise party.
108. Loose 50 lbs.
109. Learn yoga.
110. Visit the Big Apple.
111. Go to Hawaii.
112. Go to Oktoberfest- October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

An update on Things to Come

Hi guys,
Josh and I have many exciting things happening for us in the next few weeks. Here's a little break down:

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we're going to Tulsa and meeting up with my friend Kelsey and her fiance, Eric. Expect lots of pictures :) We're staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and will have a blast. Saturday we're all going to Oktoberfest (yes, I have a barmaid's costume :)) and then having lots of fun afterwards. Sunday I am going to a babyshower for my friend Becky and her baby girl, Abagail. Babyshowers make me happy; I love thinking of the future of when I will have one of my own :)

The following weekend- Halloween weekend; we're MOVING! YAY!!! I am beyond ready to move out of this mouse infested dump and when I say infested I mean it. I am totally done with this place and this slum landlord who won't fix anything. The new house is somewhat in the country, 3 beds, 1 bath, and roomy. I cannot wait to decorate and show you guys are new place. But yes, mouse situation is out of control. I will not even tell you how many we've killed in the past 2 days with setting glue traps. It would seriously gross you out. We may be renting a storage unit and moving everything in it so we can get out of this place, then staying with my parent for 2 weeks.Halloween will be so-so this year, I'll dress up in my Robin Hood costume and go to my church's carnival, but that's it.

One the 6th, Josh's Christian fraternity is having a date night in OKC at a yummy Italian restaurant that is my favorite. In the 4 years we've been together, our plans are always booked and we're unable to go, but this year, we are going. Lots of pictures will be posted from this too :)

On the 12th, we have a wedding of one of Josh's fraternity brothers that we're going to in OKC. I have the perfect dress and cannot wait. Usually, we can't both get the same days off to go to weddings, but this time we did :)

The hell starts with getting ready for finals, turning in projects, etc. and worrying if I'll be able to afford to go to college next semester. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I've been cut off from all state funding since I'm in my 5th year of college, so needless to say I owe 900 bucks that I don't have. I am hoping for a scholarship I applied for in the Summer, but I dunno. I keep praying like crazy that I WILL BE HELPED in some way.

So that's it :) Busy, busy, busy and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping lol. I will be making lots of things as opposed to buying as much as I did last year.

Here's some pics from recent date nights for you guys :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weigh-In Update

I know, I know... I suck at this! I'll be totally honest, I've fallen off the bandwagon with my dieting and yoga, but give me 2 weeks to get settled into my new house and I'll be busting my butt again.

I also bought a pedometer to track miles walked to get my bonus from work next year :) It's amazing to work towards a goal to be healthier and to get paid for it :)

Here we go:
Measurements as of October 16, 2010:

Weigh-ins September 18, 2010:

I really am not surprised that the numbers went up because I honestly have been so so lazy. I swear, this is going to get a lot better though, because I am not happy with it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I haven't felt like myself in a few weeks. 2 weeks ago (on that Friday) I was at work when I got a feeling liek I needed to pee. I went potty and had this horrible, pressure in my pelvis region that brought me to tears. It got worse as the night went on and I made hubby take me to the e.r. After answering many embarrassing questions and peeing in a cup, the doctor told me I had a bad bladder infection- a level 3 plus. I had to get a shot in my hiney and a week and a half of antibiotics. I finished up my pills today and it's helped my deep chest cold/cough, but I feel terrible.

Lately, I feel so drained, so tired, and like I have no energy. My boobs have hurt so bad and I have been super nauseated. I'm currently nauseated as we speak. We're hoping it's a little bundle of joy baking in my oven and making me feel like crap, but it's still too early to tell. I took a test Saturday and it was negative, but it was still WAY too early to tell. Pray for us that we can find out in a few weeks if it is a little one for us; both of us want and are ready to be parents.

Even better news; we're moving into a nicer, bigger house in about 2 and a half weeks! We cannot wait!!! More room, in the country, and a great place to decorate and make many memories in. Please be patient with us in the next few weeks as we're packing and going to be settling in to our new home, but we're so excited to share pictures and our love with you guys :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Newlywed Game-Wifey Edition

So, this is the same concept of the previous game., except this time I will answer questions about Josh and see how many we get right :)

1. He’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?

Jenn: Adult Swim- King of the Hill, Family Guy.

Hubs: Thats right :)

2. You’re out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

Jenn: He rarely orders a salad, but ranch :)

Hubs: Just like her, I like ranch too!

3. What’s one food he doesn’t like?

Jenn: Onions. He won't even touch them!

Hubs: I didn't like red onions, but yellow onions are ok in skew. But yeah I don't like onions on anything.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order?

Jenn: Water or a Bud Light from the draft.

Hubs: I'm cheap too, so I get a water as well. But a beer is nice :P

5. What shirt size does she have?

Jenn: L.

Hubs: Thats right! Hopefully I'll get down to a medium.

6. What shoe size does she have?

Jenn: 12

Hubs: Actually I wear 10.5 on most shoes, sometimes an 11.

7. What’s his favorite type of sandwich?

Jenn: Creamy peanut butter with grape jelly on wheat bread.

Hubs: Ah, PB&J is my life source XD.

8. What would he eat everyday if he could?

Jenn: Seafood.

Hubs: Heck yes, I sure would!

9. What is his favorite cereal?

Jenn: Fruit Loops

Hubs: I actually like all kinds of cereal so to say I have a favorite would be hard to do.

10. What would he never wear?

Jenn: A button down shirt, sigh...

Hubs: I've worn them before... but they were all from my grandfather. They really didn't fit my style. If something can find something that fits me, I'll wear them.

11. What is his favorite sports team?

Jenn: Alabama Rolltide

Hubs: It's Crimson Tide and yes they're my team! I also follow the Sooners, Kansas City Chiefs and the NY Jets.

14. What is something he does that you wish he wouldn’t do?

Jenn: Smoke.

Hubs: It's a hard habit to kick. When we move into our new house; I'll try my hardest to quit. Hopefully by then we'll be expecting a new addition to our family :)

15. What is his heritage?

Jenn: A mix of just about everything- German, etc.

Hubs: I also have Apache and Cherokee, but have no documentation of it though...

16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake?

Jenn: Devil's Food or Funfetti

Hubs: I love all cakes! I stay away from ones that have lemons in it.

17. Did he play sports in high school?

Jenn: Nope, he was in band.

Hubs: I actually played basketball and baseball and the 9th and 10th grades, but I was in band all through high school.

18. What could he spend hours doing?

Jenn: Reading/playing anime, graphic designing.

Hubs: Right, but also loving on Jen all the time!

19. What is the unique talent that he has?

Jenn: He is an amazing artist.

Hubs: Ah thanks! With both of our creative talents, we can make some serious money :D.

20. What is his type of coffee?

Jenn: Chocolate Truffle Coffee with Irish Cream Creamer

Hubs: Lol atm anyway because thats all we have. And I love me some Irish Cream!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Newlywed Game-Hubby Edition

I saw this list of questions on someone’s blog and I thought it would be fun to ask the hubby (newlywed style).

If you have never seen The Newlywed Game, the host asks the husband questions about the wife while she is not in the room, then she has to come back and answer the same questions. We will see if we have the same answers!

1. She’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?

Hubs: Adult Swim or the Food Network

Jenn: He's totally right, although I watch a lot of HBO too. My channel hardly leaves Adult Swim or Food Network.

2. You’re out to eat, what kind of dressing does she get on her salad?

Hubs: Ranch

Jenn: Nothing but the best :)

3. What’s one food she doesn’t like?

Hubs: Tomatoes

Jenn: He got it there. I hate tomatoes; the way tey taste, look, they're mushy texture. Blugh...

4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does she order?

Hubs: Water or some alcoholic drink

Jenn: Usually to be a cheapskate, I do order water, but if I'm eating Mexican; I have to get a Pina Colada :)

5. What shirt size does she have?

Hubs: XL

Jenn: Man, he's good! Although I am fitting in size larges slowly, but surely.

6. What shoe size does she have?

Hubs: 9.5

Jenn: Usually a 10, but depending on the shoe, sometimes a 9.5.

7. What’s her favorite type of sandwich?

Hubs: Chicken Club Sandwich from Micky D's

Jenn: I do love me some MickeyD's, but homemade, I like a turkey a swiss or a grilled cheese.

8. What would she eat everyday if she could?

Hubs: Dark Chocolate

Jenn: He knows me too well.

9. What is her favorite cereal?

Hubs: Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Peach slices, Kashi, Cheerie O's

Jenn: I love how he got the Honey Bunches of Oats down to the Peaches part. I LOVE chocolate Cheerios too.

10. What would she never wear?

Hubs: Grandma Sweaters or old people clothes.

Jenn: I told him that. I will never look or dress older than I feel; nor will I dress like a typical teacher lol.

11. What is her favorite sports team?

Hubs: OU Sooners

Jenn: Good boy :)

14. What is something she does that you wish she wouldn’t do?

Hubs: Saying 'I don't Know' all the time.

Jenn: Well, usually I don't :)

15. What is her heritage?

Hubs: Chickasaw

Jenn: The whitest you can get with Chickasaw- 1/16 :)

16. You bake her a cake, what kind of cake?

Hubs: All kinds; Red Velvet, Double Chocolate, or anything with chocolate; she isn't picky.

Jenn: That I am not. I also like Funfetti :)

17. Did she play sports in high school?

Hubs: She was in softball and marching band.

Jenn: I wish I was in softball. I was not gifted in the athletic department ever :) I was definetely the bandy.

18. What could she spend hours doing?

Hubs: Using her creative skills, to make beautiful and unique things, instead of wasting it on the internet.

Jenn: I am pretty crafty. If someone would get me a Cricut, then I'd do more things :)

19. What is the unique talent that she has?

Hubs: She's able to make something creative with little or no tools and/or supplies.

Jenn: Awww, isn't he sweet. Why spend tons of money on cutesy things when I can make it for cheap?

20. What is her type of coffee?

Hubs: At the moment; chocolate truffle with sweet buttercream.

Jenn: He knows it cause he makes it for me :)