Tuesday, October 27, 2009

letter to Mr. Korver

Dear Kyle,
We were so sad to hear that you injured your precious knee, and even more sad to hear that you won't be playing at the beginning of the season. We hope that things will go well for you as you recover, and we want to offer our services to you as well. Please know that we would be more than happy to nurse you back to health. We have multiple skills that included, but are not limited to, cooking, cleaning, bathing, medication administration(if shots are needed, we are happy to help even if they need to be administered into your Gluteus maximus), bandaging, stich removal, and anything else you may need. We would love to help you, and will offer our service free of charge. Being in your presence will be more than enough payment. Call us and let us know when we can start.
Yours truly,
Jena and Aniston

Growing up is fun to do!

I have come to the conclusion that Aniston's little growing up thing she's doing is actually fun. There are so many fun things she can do as she gets older, and she REALLY enjoys them. While I still think it's VERY sad that she has grown up so fast, I actually LOVE all the things she is doing and the things to come!
She loves nursery and being able to play with her friends while she's there. She loves to sing and color too, so nursery is a favorite!
Aniston loves to help others, and she is REALLY good at cleaning up after herself too. I like that she can help me clean up, and that I'm not the only one picking up after her. She also likes to help with the dusting and is pretty good with the vacuum too!
I like to think I have pretty decent style, and Aniston confirms that it is acceptable by wearing some of my stuff and saying "whoot whoo I look so pretty" when she's all glamed out. She LOVES dress-up, which makes me so happy. I loved it, and think it's so fun to see what she comes up with. Her newest thing is wearing ALL of my shoes. And like I said before, it's nice that she helps out because 2 large boxes of shoes are an overwhelming mess to tackle on your own!

I watched her drift off to sleep and it was sweet. She twists her hair and has since she had enough hand control to do it. She was tired from all her princess duties, or those big shoes she clumped around in wore her out!
Aniston even helped me with some fun new flowers for her hair! She's not a big fan of having her hair done, but she's coming around slowly. I think because she helped me make this flower she likes it the best. She actually is concerned about it and wants to make sure she knows where it is and that it's in her hair good. Kalli, you were right about the whole hair thing: Just keep doing it and they'll finally be ok with it. I have the smartest friends!!

And last of all... Joy School started today. This is one thing that I have mixed emotions about. She's not old enough is she?? I was excited for her today, and she was very excited as well! She has talked about going to school the past week, and the day finally came. She ran right into the room and started chatting away with the teacher's helper and the other kids about her "pack pack" and all the stuff that was inside. Her papers were cute, and her matching game was stickerless and really not playable, but I think she had a good time. I tried to go over her papers with her, but I think she was to hungry or just plain not interested. This will help me work with her more. I teach next week and it's on the veggies. Ideas are welcomed PLEASE!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

she loves me!!

I drank some diet coke the other day and suddenly had this funky pain in my tummy. The kind of pain that makes it so you can't move or breathe or do anything but wish it away. So I sat down and whinned like a 2 year old, and cute little Aniston came over and said "Oh Mommy, are you ok? Mommy you're going to be ok, it's ok." She's saying this while hugging me and patting my back. Oh!!! She was right, I'm ok!!

Auntie Megan came to veg with us, and Aniston can't get enough of her. She was laying on the couch with her head on Megan's lap and her feet in mine. Megan and I tucked her in with her favorite blanket and she says "Thanks friends!". Most of us are now referred to as "friends".

Aniston wanted me to "lay by you" and so I'm laying there hoping she is asleep so I can go to sleep, and all of a sudden she puts her hand on my face and is rubbing my cheek and putting her face right up into mine.

She loves Chris too, he's her sweetheart. Her face lights up when he walks in the door, and he tells me he wants to cry everytime he walks out the door. He misses her so much when he's gone. So, since they don't get to spend a lot of time together, I let him get up with her at 6am each morning...aren't I so nice?!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


My mom has been teaching Aniston a few songs lately, and she will actually sing them all the way through and to my phone camera! Sorry these are so dark, our apartment lacks in the lighting department.

This is her singing "I'm So Glad When Daddy Comes Home" and she sings it to Chris when he gets home. She is ALWAYS so excited to see her Daddy(and so am I).

Grammy taught her "Halloween Cat" too. She loves this song, and she loves cats too!

Monday, October 19, 2009

"moomies" with mommy

August 12, 2007

October 17, 2009

The day Aniston was born was a long one, and so what better way to end it then to watch a movie. I still remember the movie, it was Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Chris brought in Sandwiches and a salad and we watched it on his parents laptop while our baby girl slept very soundly, without a wiggle or a peep.
Now, a little over 2 years later, she wiggles, chats, and chows down on some good old "pawpcorn" while we watch a "mommy moomie". I love this girl, and I hope she'll stay this sweet forever and watch "moomies" with me too!

The Witches

I went twice to this event, that's how much I love Halloween festivities. It was very crowded, but along with my girls we made it through all the people, into the amazing shops that I could spend a fortune in if I had it, and laughed at the funny witches EVERYWHERE!! I'll go a 3rd and 4th time if anyone wants someone to go with, just call!
Megan and I went Friday night and we were a bit overwhelmed at ALL the people, so we found this lone witch in a corner and snapped a picture with the crazy gal.
This is the only picture that was decent enough to post. Aniston was NOT cooperative, so therefore she is not looking at the camera in any of the other pictures. Oh well!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We've been up to some good lately! Aniston got to play with her friend "Cotton" last week while his mommy was workin'. She loved it, and they had fun together. I like the idea of one child, so I think we'll just borrow other children once in awhile. Lunch time came with a disaster that involved a hungry little someone grabbing another hungry bigger someones SpaghettiO's and dumpin' them all over him and the floor. Good thing Chris was there to help, and that I chose to laugh instead of cuss!!

Saturday morning Chris competed in Cyclocross. That was a hoot!! It was chilly, but Aniston and I got into it and we ran all over cheering Chris on. He did fantastic might I add, and we're headed up to Heber this weekend for another event.

Last, but certainly not least: Papa's Birthday!!! We did a progressive dinner that started at our house, and then we went to Scott and Shelbi's. Before going to my parents for desert, we stopped and bowled. Papa won, and Aniston even played with us. It was so much fun, thanks Shelbi and Grammy for being creative!!

Papa and Aniston waiting for the appetizers. Gotta love the Birthday hat!

The gang eating at our house. We are all really squished together and we have to fight for chairs too!

Eating the main course...Cafe Rio steak burritos. They were yummy!!
Bowling!! Stefen had the BEST form.
Daddy helping Aniston bowl. She thought it was so fun and she would clap like a mad woman when each of us would bowl.
My cute parents just enjoying themselves. I love these two!!
We had to sneak in a family picture, and we had to hurry too. Aniston was CRAZY and wanted to run EVERYWHERE!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

be careful!!

handbagheaven.com...it's going to cause some problems with my bank account if I'm not careful!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I love this town!!

Orderville is probably my most favorite vacation spot(only second to Hawaii). Not because it's anything extra ordinary, but I have so many good memories there. This trip was full of them, and of lots and lots of laughs...my favorite!!

These are the crazy things we did...

Walking Olive and pretty much driving the poor dog nuts was one of Aniston's favorite things. If Olive wasn't in sight, Aniston would ask where she was.
We went to the school playground every day that we were down in Orderville so that Aniston could do one of her favorites! This school playground has lots and lots of fun memories. Shelbi will kill me, but oh well...she was kissed for the very first time there!!

This was our adventures at this animal place(I can't think of the name of it at the moment).
This horse was friendly and he was so sweet, and that's sayin a lot because I am not an animal lover. He wanted to check Aniston out, he was a frisky little fella!!
Standing by my favorite and the ONLY horse I have ever liked. Aniston wasn't a fan of them, she would hardly touch them.
Sitting on an old wagon. So stinkin' cute and proper!!


This is embarrassing, but I promised I would post it. I thought I would show off all my rolls in my face/neck. I think there are 9 or so! Really I just wanted a picture of me and this horse, he and I are friends...buddies really. He was a little to friendly for my liking and moved as I was snapping this photo. So there ya go, that is what happens when you try and get fresh with me(poor Chris)...SCARY!!
This is the same horse that is in the pics above. Those pics show off the cute little guy a lot better than this ear shot.