I had to have Cade help me blow them out..his lungs are younger ;)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I had to have Cade help me blow them out..his lungs are younger ;)
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Monday, December 22, 2008
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Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I made an appointment with Jen my Hair Stylist (who does a fabulous job by-the-way)
It's just what I wanted and all the gross hair on the ends is gone and I have healthy, shiny hair once again!! What do you think of it?!?
Besides having had quite a few people who are close to me suffer from cancer and lose their hair-I thought it was the least I could do to give my hair for someone's wig!!
Posted by jess at 6:19 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My Cute Husband
My parents.. they are such great examples to me and always do SO much for me!!
My Sistas... It's so fun having your best friends in your family. My sisters are all so loving and supportive. I really enjoy the relationship I have with each of them!!
My Savior- I can't imagine my life without knowing that it will all be o.k. because of Christ's atonement that compensates for all my imperfections....
A country where I can choose what I want to believe in and where the opportunities are endless if you just put in the effort.. Also for all those fighting for our country to preserve those freedoms!
The gospel on the earth today, I love knowing we have a prophet who leads and guides us.
Temples for their beauty and sacred ordinances!
The BEST friends who are so loyal and supportive and freakin fun!!
MAC Makeup... (I know this list is going down-hill quickly but...) seriously makeup is important to a girl!!
I am sure this list could go on on because everyday I find myself feeling gratitude for more and more. I feel truly blessed to have a home to live in, a good job, food on the table, prayers that are answered, and people who I love and that love me that make everything worthwhile.. May you all find yourselves feeling so blessed this holiday season...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
So we had the most amazing day last thursday.. For those of you who may be confused- the reception is THIS thursday.. we just got married last week!! I highly recommend it- it was the most wonderful day.. I slept in- caught up on my tivo'd shows, took a really long shower and then went to the temple!! Afterwards we headed to Stein Erikson for a few days... It was long enough for me- but it was wonderful staying in a place like this.......
With a room like this... (there was a fireplace in the bedroom too- I think I look better in firelight ;))
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Sunday, November 9, 2008
Well as could be expected our days the last little while have been filled from sun up to sun down.. Between trying to plan a wedding and buy a house.. Now there are just a couple of days left and we are both soo excited and anxious.. I have to say that I am sooo grateful for everyone that has supported me and helped get this all together!! Here's just a preview of our bridals.. they turned out AMAZING.. like I said before I highly recommend Kami Nelson as a photographer.. she did the best job- I couldn't have asked for anything better!!
Posted by jess at 9:11 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So I have to admit- as much as I hate it that my mom was right.. when you meet "the one" you just know. Things fall into place, there are no games, and you feel peaceful and complete....
I am so glad that I have found that person and as much as we have had to run around and have a million errands to run every day.. I love every minute that I get to spend with him, I love that he registered for "personal items" at Target when I wasn't looking (sorry to my little ward members who may be shocked to see that on our registry) I love that he listens to me and never gets upset even when I complain about things that could make him feel bad, I love that he puts me as numero uno in his life no questions asked, I love that he makes me feel happy and peaceful, and giddy and sexy! I love that it's him that I bought a house with and him that I get to play house with!! I love that I know that with him come rain or shine, bad times or good that I will be loved, taken care of, and 100% happy and content- Just like I look in this picture... I can't wait!!
Two Weeks til the big Day!
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
I think Jesse's eyes look freakin SEXY in this one....
Just a taste of the apple orchard ones... this was the cutest freakin place!!
So I don't want to spoil all the fun by showing all my pictures.. rest assured there are TONZ more- but I am saving those for the wedding!!!
Only 3 More WeEks!!!
Posted by jess at 8:30 AM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
So as expected.. planning a wedding in such a short amount of time has been- CRAZY- for lack of a better word! So many things have just fallen into place and for that I am grateful!! Some other things that I am grateful for...
-A family who has rallied into planning mode and been so helpful
-Sisters who I can turn to when my mom is driving me crazy!
-General Conference this weekend.. I can always use a spiritual boost
-Jesse who loves me more than I could ever hope for and shows me and tells me how much he loves me on a regular basis
-Halloween candy (although I may not be so grateful when my wedding dress doesn't fit ;))
-Temple marriage- I can not wait to spend eternity with Jesse!!
-Elder Holland's talk on "angels" I know I have several "angels" that help me in so many aspects of my life!!
I honestly don't think I deserve all the blessings that I receive on a regular basis.. but I will never reject them when they are sent my way!!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
There lived a fun-loving, brown-haired girl who always had plenty to say...
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Monday, September 15, 2008
Don't we look HOTT!!
Good ol' Pres. Lincoln and those damn marble floors ;)
We finally were off on Saturday and arrived mid-morning in Brazil!! Drica and her husband and Josiane met us at the airport and kindly took us to their house! Where we got settled in and then headed to a market where there were tonz of hand-made goods for sale.
"The Bedroom" The next day was our first experience with public transportation as we headed to Vanessa's (my first companion) house for lunch...
Our view from the metro-
Mom on the bus.. don't be fooled she wasn't having a good time!Sup G?? Doesn't shelly look like a thug ;)Our lunch crew.. Me, Drica, Vanessa, Mom, Jo, and ShellyDrica and Vanessa.. my 2 favorite companions ;)After we got home that night we just hung around and took some pictures...
My Two moms.. I think I look more like the Brazilian.. don't you?? The next day was temple day.. It was such a wonderful experience. I was worried about my mom and the whole language thing but my prayers were answered and there was a couple from the good ol' U.S. of A. that was serving their mission there that helped!! Josiane loved the experience and I can honestly not even express my gratitude at having the opportunity to be there with her and Drica on such a momumentous event... I love them both so much and I feel know that Heavenly Father has a plan and that we were meant to find Jo and teach her about this wonderful gospel.. No Doubt About IT!!
Josiane, me and Adriana (Drica's real name)
What a View!!
The next day was a trip to the city... Sao Paolo is HUGE so it was a long and interesting day...
I was being a complete dork at this park in the middle of the city and although I wasn't posing I feel like some photographer is saying be the tiger or something like that.. HA HA!!Just being my normal goofy self.. I was trying to be a model.. Did I do a good job?? Notice Drica rolling her eyes and saying oh gosh you are weird ;)And then as if the top pictures didn't prove how not normal I am there is this picture of Drica and I dancing in the park.. I know I know the moves are incredible!!
Aren't we pretty??
My mamacita and me!!
This park was just begging for us to take tonz of pictures so we gladly accomodated!!
One more... Just Drica and Me
Me, mom and Shell Bell at dinner
A view from the top.. look how big that city is!!
I think this looks like NYC.. anyone else feel the same??
Then it was on to the beach...
This was my little friend Giuliene.. She is 4 and was hilarious the whole way to the beach!! We gave her lots of American candy to make her our friend!
Jo and Drica on the ferry heading over to the island..Our hotel.. The top and bottom floor were ours.. how freakin cute is that?!? And they had yummy breakfast the next day.
Drics and I walking along the beach!!Nothin better than friends at the beach!Baywatch babes.. here we come ;)So the trip was amazing.. difficult at times for sure but totally worth it. Shelly surprised me time and time again by how easy going and willing to try anything she was!! I know that it wasn't the most luxurious vacation but Brazil is like a 2nd home to me and these people are my family... I loved slipping right back into the language and it didn't even hurt my head to go back and forth translating this time!! Thanks to Josiane for breakfast everyday, to Drica and her family for so graciously letting us stay, to Shelly for being my best friend and such a trooper, and to my mom for coming along so we could get cheaper flights!!
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