Saturday, January 26, 2008

Laurel Sleepover!!

Last night Ciera, President, Cailey B., Alexi A., Allison C., and I (Jenna) spent the night at Presidnet's house (no boys or chil'ns). It was very rocking awesome. When we arrived the leaders were busily preparing our din din, delicious homemade individual pizzas, which we got to assemble and design. We played a little Guitar Hero here and there, some Catch Phrase, and Disney Scene It? We also got to watch a video of President's and the First Gentleman's life pictures (wedding video that Dustin made). Pretty dang fun.
President busted out the paraffin wax and lit it up! If you've never done it before, here are the gory details... You dip your hands in this wax a few times, have them wrapped up in plastic bags by the special Paraffin Assistant, get your hands extra nice and cozy in specialty paraffin mits, and relax. I have to admit I was a little bit of a baby about it... but it was pretty cool and entertaining. After about ten minutes you take off the mits and plastic and the Paraffin Assistant pulls/slides/rips/tears/demolishes the wax off of your hands, and if you're lucky.. the wax slips right off in one piece, which results in a perfect, inside-out replica of your hand (only a little bit creepy).
We did a couple other various things throughout the night, eventually ending in watching Moulin Rouge and falling asleep.
In the morning the leaders were at it again, spoiling us with delightful German pancakes. A little more Guitar Hero. Prez's fam came home, and that was our cue.
It was a ridiculously fun night. Thanks President, Ciera, and Laurels/Miamaid!

The leaders in the kitchen, where they belong... JK JK!!

Fascinated by President's GH skillzzz.

Like I said. It takes complete concentration.

Allison rockin' it... with a smile!

Mmm... key lime float!


Cailey... getting mummified.

Alexi and Cailey... about to bust out the Robot.

Does that not make you want to throw up just a little bit?
Ciera... impersonating Rylin.
We're just party animals.

This is what our leaders do... all the time.

No words.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

So Long, Farewell... Adios!

The door greeter

Gracie Lou: "Can I please come to the party? Please! "

I think that's a lemon cupcake?


"Rubadub-dub, Thanks for the grub. Amen"

Jenna's plate.

Tonight, we had a house full while we threw a party for Brandon's Missionary Farewell. He leaves for the MTC on January 30th to prepare for his mission in Tampico, Mexico.

Monday, January 7, 2008

XOXOXXX Need a hug???

Love and laughter are the best medicine and will help relieve your depression! Studies show ( that hugs lower blood pressure and reduce pain and stress levels. A 20 second hug releases the "cuddle" hormone which slows the fear and stress hormones produced by the amygdala! Fascinating, isn't it? Just do a search on "20 second hugs" and see what interesting stuff you can find. As for laughter... Laughter helps us cope with the difficulties of life, reduces stress levels, relaxes us as it lowers our heart rate and blood pressure, and releases endorphines, the brain's natural pain killers. ~ Peter Doskoch, Psychology Today. So when you're feeling depressed just ask somebody you trust to give you a hug or have them tell you a funny story. So spread the love with hugs and laughter. Love ya Jenna! Don't worry, be happy!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sorry... But...

We've been depressed.

Sarah had to leave us. Rules have created a void in the Young Women organization of OH II Ward. There has been sadness all around. Felt by everyone.      :(

It's hard to go on.

So, we regret the lack of blogging. We hope we will be able to entertain you soon.

With love, Two Depressed Young Ladies