Friday, May 30, 2008

Listen to your mother

Mothers are always right. Always. I have so many things I want to compain about lately, and when I think about all of them, it all comes down to my mom being right all along. So thanks mom, and sorry I don't listen :). Let me explain. First of all, I would like to publicly apologize for the many times that my parents would walk into the house after a long day of work and I'd be watching Lizzie McGuire or like making cookies or something and completely be ignoring the fact that my friends and I had filthified the house. Or the times that my friends and I would stay up late making all kinds of noise keeping my parents up... well- keeping my mom up. Because now, I'm on the other side of that. Because now, when I walk into the house or am trying to sleep and am presented with the same problem... I tend to think things like, "do you have a brain?", "do you realize how inconsiderate this is?", "Do you realize that there are indeed other people in the world?". Don't worry- I quickly get over those rude thoughts, because I know from time to time I'm guilty of it too. But seriously- that is reason number one why my mom is right. She gave me this list of things to do to be a good roommate and have fun in college and stuff (yes mom, I read that and still have it), and holy moly was she dead on. Every single person at BYUI needs one of those lists.

Secondly, I have been the worlds hugest worry wart lately. Am I going to go to graduate school? Is any graduate school going to accept me? I have nothing to offer them. What is going to happen with Michael? Will I find a job? How am I going to afford this or that? And my mom constantly says, "Jenni, things have worked out well for you so far, they will continue to do so". And I'm like yeah, yeah. But believe it or not, she's right again! I DID find a job, I'm going to graduate from college, and I"m surrounded by people to help me.

And something else, I work at D.I... and proud of it :) but contrary to what you might believe, it is not the most glamorous job in the world. I spend my evenings moving large pieces of furniture (why they put steph and I in the moving furniture department, I WILL NEVER KNOW!), trying to to avoid my creeper co workers who try to hit on us, cleaning out people's freaking dog and bird and rat and whatever else cages, and other similar tasks. BUT- luckily I am with steph,and also there are a handful of people there who are awesome and we have a blast. So most of the time we can make it fun. But there are those moments when I'm like "this sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks... why can't I be behind a desk somewhere?" But then I always think about my parents who work so hard! and then I feel like a selfish brat and buck up! I mean seriously, you all know my parents, think about how hard they work... they're

Anyway, I know this is going to sound like a big suck up blog to my siblings hahahaha!! But it's not!! I'm just realizing some things as I get older that my parents have always taught me but it makes more sense when you actually experience it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Good News!

I've got good news to share with the world today... bunches of it!
First of all, I am completely healthy- YAY!!! That nasty throat business lingered far too long, but I am feeling great!
Second of all, I AM EMPLOYED!! By... DESERET INDUSTRIES!! yes ladies and gents, I work for the D.I. Wait you haven't heard the best part yet, Steph is too!!!! hahahaha it's just too perfect. When she told her dad, he said "what are you 2 going to do when you get married". We both stopped a worried for a second and then just decided that the single one will move in with the married ones :). I am also doing an internship right now, but it's only 3 hours a day and not paid, so this job is going to keep me busy and keep me out of the poor house. I can't even tell you what a blessing it is that I found a job in Rexburg in the middle of a semester. I'm so grateful! Ever since I got hired, I'm so much happier- such a huge relief!! I start on Thursday!

Next, Michael called me on mothers day!!!!!!!!!! I cannot begin to describe to you how wonderful those 10 minutes and 58 seconds were! It was as if we talk on the phone every day or something. Nothing was weird, no silence or awkwardness. We were just best friends again catching each other up on our lives as much as we could in the time we had. He is SO happy and it was just so so great!! I know that everyone has different opinions about missionaries calling their girls, but honestly- i don't care! He was allowed to and we're both happy and everythings going great soooo- yeah!

Also, I have been called as the FHE mom. This may sound lame, but it's totally not! Because here's what I've realized, if you want to have fun at FHE- then it rocks to be the mom because your kind of in control of group unity and whether or not it's fun! For our first FHE we had a cinco de mayo fiesta with delicious food and it was great. Last night we decorated sugar cookies and ate most of them, but gave lots away too. I think it's going to be a great FHE semester which I'm thankful for, because I need a good FHE group because since I'm not taking classes, I won't be meeting people on campus.

AND- I have a car! yayayayayay!! and I LOVE IT! oh the freedom is just amazing!!! I go to the grocery store whenever I want!! I can go pick up steph whenever I want!! I can drive myself to work. I'm sure my roommates appreciate it too. It is so great! And I'm learning a thing or two about budgeting and car payments. THANK YOU MOM AND DAD!

I feel like there is more... I'm sure there is! The sun is shining today and tomorrow we're going to a radical show here in rexburg, so things are going well. :) I'm so blessed!

Friday, May 2, 2008

One year down

Elder Michael Woodmansee has been serving his mission for 1 whole year as of today! That is actually really weird to say, I cannot believe it has been a year. It is even weirder to think that in one year from today, he will be home. Ok I'm not going to lie- that thought makes me really happy! Anyway, he is doing fabulous!! He is SO happy!! That boy only has good, enthusiastic, optimistic things to say and it's so wonderful! He loves Taiwan and the Taiwanese people and it seems he's gotten along well with all of his companions so far. But it's actually really easy to get along with Michael so that doesn't suprise me. Anyway, it's a happy day :). A LOT has happened in the past year and even more is going to happen in the upcoming year as I get ready to graduate and all kinds of crazy stuff so, it'll be very interesting to see how this all plays out. I'm just so happy for him!

I just find this picture very comical and radical hahahaha!