Friday, September 5, 2008

Journal Blogs - JenJo MySpace Blog

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Ever since I've been married, I've failed to keep up my journal.  In fact, I have no idea where my journal is.  Everyone I know could have read it by now!  Good thing I don't care about that.  I think that's what journals are for; people to read them.  Anyway...what I'm trying to get at is I need to start writing in a journal.  I've had so many great married experiences that I never wrote down, and I hope never to forget them.
I suppose I could write the not-so-great married experiences as well.  Just so you un-married people know that it's not a cake-walk.  Actually... it was a cake walk until we moved into our own place.  Now I get to see what chores he wasn't raised to do on his own.  Really strange.  It's strange to be married for over a year, and just now start to realize the differences in how we were raised.  More than just chores...  things like how close to your family you are, and how close your spouse is to theirs. 
I was thinking the other day that Lance's family is so much closer to eachother than mine is.  I would guess it has something to do with them only having 4 children, and mine having 6.  Or maybe it's because his parents are in the Empty-nesters/grandparents stage, and mine still have a 9-year-old at home.  Or maybe it's because Lance is the baby of his family...and everyone loves the baby, while I am the second oldest, squished between my mom's 2 favorite children.  I'm not complaining, just noticing the differences.
Going from eating out twice a day, to eating out maybe once or twice a month was easier than I thought!  I enjoy long is it takes less than an hour and a half.  And usually, with the recipes I get and alter, I can make them shorter.  Well... that doesn't include my crock pot creations.  I've taken basic recipes and put them in a crock pot... mmmmm.  Makes it taste so much better to be slow-cooked!  All this not-fast food makes me feel so much healthier!  I've actually lost the 10lbs that I gained over the last year.  Thank goodness for that!  Now if I can just kick my soda addiction I could drop another 10lbs!
Lance and I have already taken quite a few vacations since we've been married!  I think I've written about a few... but just for my benefit of being able to remember... 
We went to Yellowstone for Labor Day weekend 2007.  It was Lance's first time there.  I think he really enjoyed it.  We ate Buffalo burgers at sunset at a cute little outdoor diner.  It was so much fun!
We got Jazz season tickets for the '07 - '08 season, but since I worked nights last year I didn't get to go to a lot of them.  I went to the weekend ones, and Lance took friends and family to the ones I couldn't go to.  I DID however, switch to days in March of '08, so I got to go to all the Playoff games!  Some nights we stayed the night up in SLC just for the fun of it!  It was so much fun to not have a care in the world and just be with the one you love.
In January of '08 we went to Vegas for a weekend vacation.  It was short, but tons of fun.  We did all the free things on the strip... Circus Circus' circus acts (say that 5 times fast!), Bellagio fountains, Lions at MGM, Coke World, M&M World, Ethel M's Chocolate factory, etc.  We stayed in The Palms hotel.  It was super duper nice!  My Alaskan grandparents were in Vegas at the same time, so we spent a day with them as well.  It was good to see them, because I don't get to see them very often.
In May we went to Disneyland for our birthdays (which were in April).  We had so much fun!  The weather was just right...except for the last night we were there.  Lance LOVED Pirates of the Caribbean.  I think we went on that one 5 times.  Indiana Jones is my favorite, so we went on that one 3 times.  We also went to California Adventure.  It was Lance's first time at that park.  It was a lot of fun.  We had so much fun with everything that we didn't stop to watch the fireworks until the last night.  But... they got CANCELLED!  I was so upset!  It was all cloudy and windy that day... which sucks.  But it gives us an excuse to go again before the year is out.  We are thinking we'll go again in December.
We planned to go to Disneyland again in July, with Lance's family.  But, a week before the trip Lance's dad had heart surgery, and Lance's mom had cancer in her throat.  We felt awful going without them, so we decided to stay back.  Lance's sisters still went, and had a ton of fun.
Lance and I went to Vegas again a couple of weeks ago.  This time we did a few super rad things!  We went and saw Phantom at the Venecian.  We had 4th row!  We had the option of 2nd row, but we didn't want to be too close.  It was amazing.  It was like watching the movie, but live.  Very exciting.  We also went to Madame Tussauds wax museum, and Lance had fun posing with all the figurines.  I haven't posted pictures yet, but I will!  We also did the Titanic Exhibit, which was really cool.  We spent over 3 hours in there reading everything and just taking it all in.  It's pretty amazing.  Next time we go, we want to do this Dinner Theater show we found out about at the Four Queens hotel.  It's a murder mystery 3 course dinner show, where the actors hang out with the regular people.  So you don't know who's in the show, and who's real.  Sounded really awesome, so I can't wait to go again.  I also want to see the Bodies exhibit.  There's just never enough time for everything you want to do!
Currently, at my job, we're gearing up for the BUSIEST time of year: the election cycle.  I'm excited, and nervous at the same time!  I have to work 7am - 5pm Mon - Fri until election day.  Talk about OT!  Too bad I won't have any time to spend my money.  I guess that's a good thing, right?
Ok enough blabbing.  I'm sick of typing, so this is all for now.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Temptation Blogs - JenJo MySpace Blog

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1.  The act of tempting; enticement or allurement.
2.  Something that tempts, entices, or allures.
3.  The fact or state of being tempted, esp. to evil.
-Synonyms: lure, attraction, pull, seduction, inducement  (

I was allured into doing something I promised myself and everyone else I would never do. 

What was my reasoning behind not heeding to this enticement in the first place?  Well...  everyone else was doing it.  I didn't want to be the last person to experience this, and have everyone be a know-it-all about it.  I'm selfish, and proud.  So, in secrecy (somewhat secrecy, thanks to my bestest friend for lending me the objects of my desire) I succumbed to my temptation.

And I loved it.

I do not regret my decision. 

There's a reason why everyone else is doing it.

You might be wondering what this great temptation was, but I'm not going to tell you. Due to my pride and my ever so growing ego, I will not confide in others what I have done.  Let your mind wander.