Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My New Years Resolutions

New year means new beginnings!
Here are some of my new year resolutions:
1. Make EVERYDAY special.
2. Be more positive and smile more.
3. Take more pictures.
4. Be more decisive.
(I'm pretty sure I have been working on this one for awhile and have yet to make much progress)
5. Treat myself well:
(by not being so hard on myself, pampering myself a occasionally, and by not comparing myself to others.)
6. Write in a journal often.
7. Be more creative and crafty.
8. Become a morning work outter again.
Thats just a few of mine! What are your resolutions??

2009 - A Year in Pictures

This year has gone by fast! Its been quite the eventful one! The year of weddings! Next year is going to be the year of babies!(probably not for us though ;) ha ha
Here is our year in pictures.
January: February:



Very excited to see what the new year has entailed for us! Its going to be a busy one!


Why didn't anyone tell me that being married during Christmas is the best thing ever??
We were worried that we wouldn't have a very good Christmas this year because of our lack of funds. But everything turned out wonderfully!
Christmas Eve we went to my parents house for some chicken noodle soup and to open our pj's!
Not to mention an attempt at taking a good Christmas photo of us, but the cat wouldn't cooperate.
We came home and watched Elf as we fell asleep. I seem to have insomnia lately. I can fall asleep just fine but I will wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to go back to sleep. I woke up at 2:30AM Christmas morning and couldn't go back to sleep. Yes I was excited, but not THAT excited to not be able to sleep! I kept waking Ryan up from tossing and turning so much. We almost had a 3 AM Christmas. I didn't get back to sleep until about 5 and then Ryan woke me up at 7 to open gifts! I looked like death so that is the reason there is a lack of pictures.
We both had a great Christmas! Ryan got a few video games he really wanted including Band Hero and also we added quite a few more movies to our collection! My favorite gift was my Cricut machine! I love it. Kitty doesn't know what to think about it.
We headed to my parents house around noon to open gifts with them and to have Christmas dinner. After dinner I CRASHED and took a fabulous 2 hour nap! Later we played Dance Dance revolution with my family. I wish I had gotten some pictures of my mom doing it. She is a hoot!
Saturday we had Christmas with Ryan's family. Ryan had to work late so we opened presents with out him. Its so funny how every family does things so differently. After dinner we watch movies, exchanged some music and played Band Hero! It was so fun to watch his mom & dad sing along.
Can't complain about three Christmas's! Hope you all enjoyed yours!

Monday, December 21, 2009

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

December is always SO busy! We have had so much going on lately it feels like we don't have a moment to relax.
On the 12Th day of Christmas:
We went to Ryan's work party for T-mobile. It was alot of fun. As you can tell it was an ugly sweater party. We thought we REALLY had the ugliest ones. There was lots of food and a gift exchange. I made an eclair cake that was delicious!

On the 11Th, 10Th, 9Th day of Christmas:
I watched ALOT of this:
Its pretty good! They had a marathon of it last week so it was on every night for two hours! I caught up on the story. New season starts January 21st!
On the 8Th day of Christmas:
We went with my family to the Savior of the World play. It was great! I had chills through the whole thing.
I know my Savior lives!
My parents even took us to the Lion House for dinner before the play! Hooray for free food!!!
On the 7Th day of Christmas:
Some of my girlfriends draw names for gifts and then have a girls night with gift exchange, pj's and Christmas movies! We went to the Spaghetti Factory for dinner, and had the most interesting server. His name was Bob the Server. That was actually on his name tag. ha ha
Then we went home and got comfy, turned on a movie and pretty much just talked through the whole thing.
On the 6Th day of Christmas:
I spent the whole day Christmas shopping. Totally not like me to wait till 6 days before Christmas to do the bulk of it. But what can you do when you have been strapped for cash?
I went to lunch with my darling lil blondie friends to Olive Garden. It is ALWAYS so good to see these girls and baby Weston. He doesn't make the baby hungry thing any better.
The food was great and the company was even better!
Love you guys! I would be happy to call you my sisters ;)
On the 5Th day of Christmas:
You know the usual Sunday activities:
sleep in,
go to church,
go to parents house for a free meal,
make cookies,
do laundry,
and wrap presents...
kitty wasn't much help.
4 days till Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My cat...

Seems to have an obsession with running water; the toilet, the shower... even the kitchen sink. He hears it... he comes running...
What a weirdo.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dear Winter,

I apologize for being so mean the other day. I had no right.
Seeing is how I have been trying to be more positive lately, I just wanted to list the things that I DO enjoy about you.
#1: Hot cocoa:
This is the only time of the year that I can justify drinking this tasty treat. Any other time of the year just doesn't seem right.
#2: Christmas candy and all the other wonderful treats that seem to be never ending
#3: All the comfy clothes that help me cover up my chub that seems to appear after having too much of #2.
#4: Snow.
My favorite is when the snow falls at night with all the Christmas lights on all the houses and everything is so peaceful and quiet. If only you could keep it off of the roads...
#5: Snowboarding.
Would be impossible without #4! Now if I could just find the money to go...
#6: Christmas music.
How is it that we can listen to the same Cd's every year and never get sick of them?
#7: The gift of giving.
As I have gotten older, I get more excited to give my gifts than to get them.
#8: Festive Activities.
Christmas is just one day out of the year, but we celebrate it all month long! What other Holiday is really that special? Work Christmas parties, ice skating, caroling, going to see the lights, ugly sweater parties, etc, etc!
So I guess you really aren't so bad after all...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Random Thought of the Day

Remember in elementary school when you learned how to write in cursive and your teachers always told you that when you grow up that's the only way you would write?
Well you tell me the last time you wrote in cursive that wasn't your signature.
I tried to write in cursive today and it looked the same as it did in elementary school.

Dear Winter,

How long will you be staying?
I'm not sure how much more I can handle you.
Do you really have to be so cold?
You are making it very difficult for me to go to work, let alone get out of bed.
I really don't enjoy having my pants and boots get sopping wet up to my knees from all the snow and slush that you bring.
I really don't enjoy that its too cold to walk to work when its across the street, and because work is so close my car doesn't even have time to warm up before I get there.
I have lost my gloves so my hands are always cold and my muscles ache.
Don't even get me started about driving.
All I want to do is snuggle up at home in my pj's with a big cup of cocoa and not come out till Spring.
I really think the bears have the right idea about you.

Love, Janessa

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Break

This is a little late... but what can you do when you don't have internet at your apartment and you are not working for a whole week.

Thanksgiving was great. We did it at Ryan's parents this year cause they had a whole bunch of family come over. I can't remember the last time I had a Thanksgiving that big. I am sure am grateful for such a great "family-in-law". Pretty sure we were giggling all day. There must have been something special in the turkey....
It was such a long day. I didn't even get a Thanksgiving nap! After dinner (or lunch in our case since we ate at noon), the girls went to see New Moon. It gets better every time. Then it was off to my parents for turkey sandwiches!

I did it. I cut my hair. It is short. 7 inches shorter to be exact. What do you think? The first day I had a hard time adjusting, but I love it now. Now I just need to learn how to do it other ways than just up or down.

I have been going crazy making crafts lately. I get some great ideas from crafting blogs I find, and then I finally discovered The Wood Connection. I had heard people talk about it before but I never really knew what greatness I was missing. When I went in there for the first time I almost peed my pants cause of excitement. They have SO much you can do there! I already have the next year of crafts planned out accordingly. Here are a few that I have done in the last week or two:

I made another one last night but didn't get a chance to get a picture of it. I had a few girls over for craft night. It was so much fun. I definitely want to have more of those! Let me know if your in!