Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Sis Sopt!!!

Oh, Ciera. I hope you have a fantastical birthday!! I'm not there right now, but don't worry... we're going to boogey down to theEXTREME when I get home!! Count on it, woman!

Did you think I was really going to let your BIRTHDAY pass without finding some way of getting to you!?!?

Cuz if so... we need to hang out more, so you understand how I do ;)

I <3 you Oh sO MucH!!!

I'll see you soon!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Megan's Weekend

Megan O., Nicole B., and I (Jenna) have this tradition of Birthday Weekends, sometimes we have them for other special occasions (going away and such). Whenever one of us has a birthday the other two plan a secret weekend filled with fun. The Birthday Girl doesn't know anything. She just knows the dates and what to pack. This time was Megan's turn. Nicole and I have both had two weekends, and Megan has not had a single one! It was her eighteenth, so needless to say... we went all out!

Ok. So. Thursday, April 13th, was the kick-off to our glorious weekend, starting off with a simple sleep-over. Then,


9 a.m. Commissary run for lunch (for later) and snacks

9:45 DONUT HOUSE of course

10 Hit the road for the secret destination

12 pm SEATTLE! Arrive at THE RAMADA INN, check-in, park, get settled

12:30 Head out


3:30 Orance Julius for snack

4:15 IMAX- "The Spiderwick Chronicles" (Pretty cool movie, not the greatest, but cool)


9 In for the night: games, food, talking, etc.


10:30 Check-out & hit the road for our next destination


1:30 Head out again.. A&W stop to quench our thirst




7 Head home

We were going to spend the night again, but we were all pretty tired and had church the next morning.

Funny stories:

1. About 10 minutes before we got to the zoo we had Megan put a blanket on her head, so she wouldn't see where we were headed. Well, I was going 45 mph-ish down this road ( I wasn't speeding!! too much) and about 3 seconds before it happened.. I saw the speed hump. I yelled when I saw it.. a warning I guess you'd call it. We launched a little bit (please don't tell my dad). The girl with the blanket over her head in the back seat... well... you can imagine.

2. We have "birthday gear" (hat, sash, necklace, pin, tiara), but Megan was only required to wear the hat that weekend... the WHOLE weekend. She was really good about it. She even started keeping track of how many "Happy Brithday"s she got. 28

3. Before seeing "The Spiderwick Chronicles" Megan asked what it was about. eI explained it something like this: "It's about this spider who travels all around the universe with the wick of a candle. He lights it and it takes him where he wants to go." There were a few more details, but I can't remember all of them. Anywho.. she completely believed me :)

4. Megan couldn't figure out what mall we were in until we had been there for about 1.5 hours.

5. I lost track of how many candles Megan blew out and how many times people sang and said "Happy Birthday" to her, including her actual bday (Feb 7).

The picture aren't really in order, and these aren't even a fourth of all the ones we took. :)

The Birthday Girl!!

Obviously, she's crazy... and loves donuts wayy too much.

The Chauffeur.

The Hunt:

How to keep cool.

A good place to hide. Yes, they had a hole in the middle of the mall.
Something you can't see.

Capture your reflection in an unexpected place... almost

Your picture with someone in uniform.
A contradiction (they all say "#1 fan")
Something that makes you feel better.
A good place to take a nap
Holiday decorations

Something chocolate & pb

Naughty statue



Stamp Camp?


The Hotel

Megan did pretty good not being on the phone the whole time (this pic was a rare occurance).


And no, she is not posing whatsoever. She was truly drinking like this.

Only the best.

Lots and lots of pit stops.

We ate A LOT that weekend.


The most boring game on the face of the earth..

Me.. dominating at life-size checkers.

Hugle olives... jk. 3D tic-tac-toe. Ridiculously hard. Nicole kicked butt.

The Zoo!

Don't we fit in well?

Blanket-head/Birthday Girl.

Yeah.. very freaky.. he looked straight at Nicole (the Photographer).


Monday, March 3, 2008


Go ahead... sing along!

The Mormon Rap

Hey brothers and sisters,
Listen to me,
I'm talking to you religiously,
My Mormon Rap will make you see,
That I'm as funky as Donny and Marie.

When I go to church,
I'm in a good mood,
Cause they all treat me
Like a righteous dude.

When I watch T.V.,
I feel inspired,
'Cause I listen to the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap
Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap

I'm a fine young man,
I'm living clean,
Don't smoke, don't drink,
If you know what I mean.
I don't touch Soda Pop if
It has caffeine,
You might say I'm
a good little Sunbeam.
I didn't even date,
Until I turned 16,
I don't even know
The meaning of the word obscene.
Flipp'n, fetch'n, scruddle-dee-me,
Well jimminy cricket, and fiddledy-dee!

Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap
Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap

Now Brigham Young,
He's my main man,
'Cause he brought the
Pioneers to the promised land.
Brother Brigham might be related to me,
I'll check it out when I do my genealogy.
He didn't want to settle just anywhere,
That's why we've got a place called Temple Square
I wish I could've seen old Brigham's face
When he said "Yeah baby, this here's the place!"

Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap
Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap

I met a Mormon girl just yesterday,
Who had a real sweet spirit,
In her own choice way.
I said, "Hey, I'm on my way to the Dairy Queen,
Would you like to join me for a bowl of ice cream?"
She said, "How special, certainly,
But you're gonna have
to wait 'til after three,
I've gotta give a lesson and a recipe,
To my Relief Society"

I was thinking of another nice place to go,
So I took my baby to the wild road show,
Refreshments look real good to me,
Red punch, white cookies, and mint candy
Then I took her home,
Nice place she had,
That's where I met her mom and dad,
I said, "How do ya do?" and, "I'm pleased to meet ya"
Then, the door bell rang, was the Home Teachers
I looked at my baby and she said with a smile,
"We might be here for a little while"
I said, "Come on girl, we better ride,
Cause we're gonna be late for the fireside!"

Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap
Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap

My bishop asked if we're going steady,
And we said, "No sir, cause we're not ready,
We've got some important things to do,
Like graduate from BYU --
And sometime later on in the fall,
I'm gonna receive my mission call!
Don't you worry, I'll be flyin'
Right back home to the land of Zion!"
Put Salt Lake City on the map,
When we all do the Mormon Rap!

Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap
Mormon, Mormon Rap,
Do the Mormon Rap

"Hey Mom, what are we having for dinner?
Green Jello Salad with Shredded Carrots?
"Come on all you kids get in the Station Wagon,
We're gonna be late for cub scouts!"