Saturday, August 27, 2011


Okay, so its not technically "Jersday" as that is on Thursdays...BUT I am just finally catching up on this weeks episode of The Shore, sooo today is MY Jersday :)

This week at work was crazy as ever, but I still love it there! It can be frustrating at times not knowing everything in such a busy office, but everyone is still super helpful. OH! Crazy thing though! Last Saturday, the office was robbed! The broke in via our glass door and broke open our safe and took all the cash from it. No computers or dental equipment or anything else was taken. We have surveillance cameras so the suspects were caught on tape and currently the police are investigating. I guess the same thing happened to one of our other offices a few days we all think its an inside job and the two incidents are related. No real word yet though.

Today's outfit (please ignore the ugly pony tail as I was headed off to get my hair cut and colored...

Please also ignore the weird purple spots...something is messed up on the lens of my phone's camera.

Brown under shirt: Nordstrom BP

Coral other under shirt: had forever I don't know lol

Cream button up shirt: Guess

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity

Sandals: Target

Jewelry: assorted cheap places...I've had most of it for awhile

Today instead of having my hairstylist straighten my hair after she colored and cut it, I asked her to curl it and she agreed...I wish I could do this myself but anytime I've tried, it just does NOT go well....


Alrighty...not much else is new and I am gonna relax a bit before getting ready and heading to Maria's 25th birthday party!

<3 Jenni

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just do it!

I have totally been lacking workout motivation for awhile now...always trying to make excuses to not workout and things like that. This evening was another one of those days, but I decided to be like Nike and JUST DO IT! I had a great workout and feel so much better about myself. What is it about working out that makes it so hard to get started, but after finishing, you feel like a million bucks? I guess that means the key to finding motivation is to think about that great post workout feeling when willpower is lacking. Easier said than done, though, right?

For dinner tonight, I had a great Healthy Choice meal that I had never tried before (sweet and tangy BBQ chicken with corn and a yummy apple side). Def recommend it for anyone who likes to have quick easy meals on hand.

I am so glad the weekend is almost here! Though it will be yet ANOTHER busy one, it'll also be yet another fun one! Tomorrow after work, I'm heading over to Lauren's apartment and we, plus another friend of hers, will go out downtown for some exploring of her neighborhood! Saturday is a close friend's baby shower, and Kev and I got them the CUTEST gifts! Sunday will hopefully be grocery shopping and more working on the garage, plus dinner with my parents and softball (for Kevin, I just watch)!

Anyhooo...I should hop in the shower and then try to get to bed early so I can be rested up for work tomorrow and my busy weekend!

<3 Jenni

Monday, August 15, 2011

Looooong day!

Well I had quite a busy weekend as well as a busy Monday at work!

Friday: got off work late, then headed over to Maria and Karl's house to have dinner and hang out with good friends.

Saturday: Kev and I spent allll day cleaning the inside of the house as well as working on cleaning out the garage with the intention of me finally being able to park inside of it. Unfortunately, despite all the work we put in, I still can't park in there :( It is now about half way cleaned out, so hopefully we will get some time this weekend to finish it up. We filled our trash can to the BRIM as well as our recycle bin. Neither bin can fit an ounce more. Luckily, trash will be picked up Wednesday morning. We have a few bags of trash that wouldn't fit and are still sitting in the garage. In the evening, we headed up to Maria's parents house for a fun night of drinking and beer pong with friends.

Kev and I kickin' back

and a photo of all the girls :)

We headed home around midnight and poor Kevin had to be up at 5:30 to work an overtime shift from 6-11.

Sunday: After Kevin got home from work we headed over to Lauren's new apartment to help her settle in! Then we went to Ernesto's (one of my favorite Mexican restaurants) for lunch. After that, we hit up Target so she could get some stuff for her apartment. Kev and I got a few things for our house as well. Then we headed over to my parent's house for dinner and then to Kevin's softball game. They lost in the last inning :( We got home around 10:00 and I headed straight to bed and passed right out!

I didn't make  it to the gym this evening because I didn't get home from work until after 7 and needed to eat some dinner and just needed to relax! I plan on going tomorrow after work, as I should be home no later than 5:30. After the gym, I've got to go grocery shopping for a few necessities to make lunches for the man and I this week. Then we will hopefully go full on grocery shopping this weekend to get other stuff we need. I also need to hit up Babies R Us this week to get a gift for some good friends who are having a baby shower on Saturday! It is a co-ed baby shower and should be a lot of fun!

When we were cleaning out the garage on Saturday, we came across a Giants trash can so I mentioned in passing that we should put it in our extra upstairs bathroom as it had no trash can in it (and nothing else in it either)...I kinda joked it could be an extension of Kevin's "Giants room." I come downstairs a little later and he told me he had just finished buying a Giants shower curtain online. So that settled it! So at Target we bought some black and orange towels and a black soap the man cave also includes a man cave bathroom! As soon as the curtain comes and is put up, I will post a picture :)

Alright, gotta catch up on some shows, make Kevin's lunch for tomorrow, and then hit the hay!

<3 Jenni

Monday, August 8, 2011

A sad, busy, loooong day!

This morning, I awoke to the very sad news that a family friend had passed away around 4:30 this morning. He was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago now and due to overly high calcium levels, among other things, he passed early this morning. To add to the sadness, today is his son's birthday. I know he is now in a much better place, no longer in pain, and is looking down on us, but its very sad to me...and I can't even imagine how his family feels. Please send good wishes and prayers.

Work today was super crazy busy and long...I didn't get outta there until about 6:45. Due to the sadness of our friend's passing and the frustrating day at work, I decided to treat myself to In-n-Out for dinner, despite the fact that it put me about 200 calories over my daily goal AND I'm not working out today. I've done very well food and exercise-wise the past week, so I know one day won't kill me.

Saturday, we went to a wedding (as I mentioned we'd be doing in a previous post) and had a great time with great are a few photos from the day/night:

our adorable name cards!


beautiful cake&adorable cake topper

During the wedding, the couple had a interesting take on the "clinking the glasses so the bride and groom kiss" thing...each time the glasses were clinked, guest couple's names were pulled and the guest couple had to kiss...then the bride and groom had to kiss the same way. Guess who the first couple was! Yup, Kev and I! Unfortunately, no one got a decent picture of it :( It was funny though to see all the couples and some of the older couples REALLY got into it!

And Sunday was my friend, Tierra's baby shower:

Me, Tierra (and her baby bump!), Shannon, & Maria

Well, Tierra and Shannon are coming over tomorrow evening to check out the new house and catch up (besides yesterday's baby shower I haven't hung out with either of them in awhile), so I need to do some tidy-ing up and dishes!

<3 Jenni

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Well I finally sucked it up and took some photos of the house this evening...its not as clean/neat as I would have liked it to be for blog pictures, but in all honesty, I'm not sure when it will be! ...and since I promised pictures this week, I am finally delivering!

One view of our living room

and another living room shot (taken from the stairs)

our downstairs half bath

"my" room...that stuff all over the floor is my futon that has not yet been assembled because apparently we're missing a few bolts and have not had the chance to get them yet

"Kevin's" room...the panda is from the fair weekend (won by Dustin) and the futon cover is not on the futon because I have been slacking on washing it

Some of (a lot of) Kevin's Giants stuff that needs to be hung up/displayed in "his" room

a view of our closet

our bed...with the bedding set I bought specifically for the new house and totally love (PS I definitely just threw the bed together in like 2 seconds for this picture, rather than making it correctly, which is why it looks so messy)

a view of our bedroom

and our bathroom

As you can see, there is still much to be done...especially on the painting/decorating front...but that will come in time. Right now we are just trying to figure out what our bills will be, how we will split them up, etc. We also REALLY wanna figure out a plan for the backyard, even if its just a cheap, temporary plan, as it is nothin' but dirt right now!

I was too lazy to get to the gym tonight. Instead, I did two different workouts from "Exercise TV" on my cable network. One was a 20 minute cardio thing and the other was Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred Phase 1. Both were hard, made me sweat, and wore me out! I was a little sore today from yesterday's gym workout and will no doubt be even more sore tomorrow!

Anyway...gonna watch the boob tube and relax and then head off to bed!

<3 Jenni

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Arrives!

Well I cannot believe its already August! Where has the summer (and year, for that matter) gone? I have so many things going on this month, its nuts...
This weekend: a wedding on Saturday and a baby shower on Sunday
Next weekend: a game night party at Chris and Danielle's house and Lauren moving into town (and therefore Kevin and I helping her) on Sunday
The following weekend: another baby shower on Saturday
And the last weekend: Maria's 25th bday party on Saturday
All that plus Kevin has softball every Sunday evening AND continuing to try to get everything in the house cleaned/put away/put in order. It is just plain madness!

My lovely parents, sister, and her boyfriend came over this past Sunday and helped put up all the blinds. It is so nice to not have to hide in the shadows when getting dressed each day and I am hoping it will help on our energy costs as well. What totally sucked, however, is that I spent a large part of this past Saturday cleaning the entire house and then when they put up the blinds, dust/wall shavings got now I need to vacuum and dust all over again! Oh well, it was definitely worth it!

I will definitely get to posting pictures of the house ASAP/this days are so busy between work, dinner, cleaning/laundry/etc. and, today (and hopefully most weekdays in the future) the gym! Yes, ladies and gents, I FINALLY got back to the gym today! I worked decently hard, but also didn't push myself tooooo much due to the fact that its been probably two months since my last workout. I will most likely be sore tomorrow...which is always a sign of a good workout but also kinda sucks, haha.

Alright, time to end this since one of my (many!) guilty pleasures, Pretty Little Liars, has just begun :)

<3 Jenni