Thursday, November 15, 2012

Perfect Timing

Frequently, when I come home at night I see several deer in the field behind my apt scaveging for food.  The mountains are no less than 30 miles from my back door so I know they've made a long cold trip.  The novelty of deer in my back yard excites me, I love it.  It never gets old....."LOOK AT THE DEER!" I hear this on the regular, like almost everyday. Jack mentioned "I wonder why they're always down here?"  And, of course since I'm an overthinker I thought and thought and thought about it with no real intent for a solution...just thought about it because.  You know what my conclusion was?  I'm glad I'm not a deer.  I'm glad that I have a warm, inviting, cozy apartment to come home to.  I'm glad it's fully stocked with delicious food and a big bathtub for taking long, hot baths.  I'm glad that my parents live right down the road and have a substantial food storage (for emergencies....obvi).  I'm glad that I get to see the people that I love daily. 

This month has been interesting, I've had a couple curve balls thrown at sweat of my back.  It's interesting to see that in the lowest times of my life I am the closest to my Heavenly Father.  I know, I know the talk of religious stuff might off-set some of you, well too bad so sad.  I have had a hard reality check and all I can say is, I am blessed....super blessed.  So.....thanks.  Perfect timing.....thanksgiving.....perfect timing. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It was the summertime

Can anyone agree with me that this summer season has been great......and hot?  Summer is my season.  It has been my season for a long time.  When I say "my" season I, in no way, take "ownership" of the season I just mean that summer is a time of thriving for Jenilyn.  It is my favorite time of year.  I never can get enough of the sun, or the water, or the outdoors.  Luckily, I have great friends that relish in this season as well. 
Late night movies, road trips, games, fireworks, camping, hiking, swimming, and enjoying this wonderful warm weather.  Summer, summer, summertime is the best time. 
I have always been competitive....always.  These boys really give me a run for my money, I can hold my own though, obvi.  Who makes a contest out of floating down a river?  They do.  Bible, they do. 

The view from our hike

Jack found a fishing pole, and suddenly he was a professional fisherman, go fig. Ps...I was the one who actually caught a fish. (Unfortunately I didn't have a camera at the time to document my success).

Horseshoes.  It was a tie.

Some of Jack's family.  The boys waiting for the kids at the bottom of the river.

Road trips with this guy are pretty fun.
View from another hike....deep in the Uintas...DEEP!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Guess Not

The thing about little girls is that when they put their mind to something it becomes an insatiable challenge, they are stubborn, almost spoiled to the point of getting their way,  When I was a little girl I would imagine all the fun things I would do come my teen years.  In my teen years I imagined my young single adult years and how fun they would be, and they were. As I look back I see that my life hasn't just been me waiting for different events to happen it has been sort of a continuous montage of events that have delivered me into the exact place that I am.  I, am...fairly single, and by fairly single I mean that I have a very loving, supportive, and patient boyfriend, but we're not ready to jump into marriage quite yet.  I have a stable job and a side hussle that I do for fun, and to improve my communication skills, I also receive college credit for this said, side hussle.  My family is wonderful.  I have an incredible set of parents, I use the word "incredible" loosely because there is so much depth I could go into but that's an entirely different blog in and of itself.  I have outstanding siblings meaning they stand out from the rest of the crowd I run around with (no offense to friends).  I live comfortably in my small yet cozy apartment with views that people pay the big bucks for...I have all the essentials covered: cable, wifi, utilities, rent, AC (an absolute), all for free. And yet the little girl in my head is shaking her head because this is not what we imagined.  We imagined a home with 2 or 3 kiddos running around by now and maybe a couple on the way.  We imagined a six figure income with a tall dark (oh yes, dark) and handsome GENTLEMAN running the show.  We imagined more neices and nephews, we imagined less taxes (well, we imagined no taxes at all but...uh....).  We imagined different occupations we would employ. And now, in this reality check as I go over every point/goal I had growing up instead of being dissapointed in myself or sad about the lack of success I should have by now I am overwhelmed with grattitude for the way things have turned out.  I'm pretty sure our Heavenly Father knows what he's doing.  Instead of letting a little girl decide the way her life will be, through character building situations, through various opportunities in life, and through free agency I've kind of just found my way into a very happy and joyful time.  Getting knocked down and then finding the strength to get up again has had profound gains on this girls reality.  What I'm saying is that I always thought I would be somewhere else right now, but where I am in this very given moment is where I'm supposed to be, and I wouldn't change it....not one bit.  And coming to terms with that is priceless, and blissful.  And this feeling is worth every experience I've ever had...good and bad.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

My May

"The world's favorite season is Spring, all things seem possible in May."  It's true May is probably my most favorite month.  We've just shrugged off the cold, dreary winter months and the colors of spring gently begin to remind us that the summer is right around the corner.  Summer is the season of bbq's, swimming, beach time, hikes,snowcones, camping, road trips, night games, fireworks, dinner and movies in the park, adventure (basically).  This month of May has been, in one word, blissful.  I had one of the best birthdays of my life.  It used to be that I wanted and loved being the center of attention, but that has changed dramatically.  I don't like it anymore, maybe I've just grown out of it?  I had such a mellow day.  Jack took me to our favorite sandwhich dive "Moochies" where we traditionally order our own sandwhich (me: meatball jack: philly cheese) and switch half for half, we're genius's.  He took me to "the beach" which in reality is a man made lake in Herriman, but for the romantics we are it was our own Hukilau beach.  We played in the water, and layed out in the sun, we relaxed and laughed about all our inside jokes.  Later on we went over to my parents house for a family filled bbq. Very low key and laid back.  My whole family was there, which is always the best feeling for me.  The older I get, the more time I relish spending with my family.  Who knew? 
May is also a special month because it is the month that BYU Rugby won the National Championship.  It was a very very intense game.  Not only did Mikey score a try, but they named him MVP of the game, there were tears in his eyes (which is a HUGE deal b/c this rhino does not crack!). It was the best rugby game I've ever been to.......EVER.  This was Mikey's last year, you know what that means?  No more Su'a-side on the BYU Rugby field.  The thought makes my heart sink.  For the past 6 years BYU Rugby has been part of our Winter and Spring lives, it has been a staple, it has been the "usual" and now it's......gone.  My mind is quickly taken back to right before the National Championship started on May 19th......The players had mounted the field, warm ups were in session, Laki was sobbing.  When we asked him what was wrong he repeated over and over "I wanna play rugby, I wanna play rugby!"  Maybe BYU Rugby isn't completely done with this family ***fingers crossed***

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spreading thin

Something fell in my lap.  I can't say that I didn't expect it b/c I had a weird feeling it would happen.  About 5 months ago I saw a part-time job and thought it might be fun.  I applied.  Nothing happened.  I wasn't worried at all for some reason.  One day I got a call for an interview...the day after I interviewed I got a call offering me the job.  Lucky?  Totes.  HOWEVER, do you know what this means?  I have a full-time job, I'm a full-time student, and I now have a part-time job.  You guys I'm not being a brag-a-saurus I'm just saying that's a lot for this plate.  For some reason I can't NOT stay busy...I'm probably a glutton for punishment.  For those of you who are reading this and are {naturally} giving me props in your head right now, you should probably know that my apartment is a war zone {well...maybe not a war zone but close to it} and I haven't made my bed or done my dishes for...mmm....comin up on five days now.  It's just that sorta thing.  Don't judge.  I like this.  Obvi.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Feb Feb.

Ok so I don't wanna be a brag-a-saurus, but seriously this Februray has been a dream.  Things are going well with school, and work.  I feel like I'm really getting my calling(s) (there are 6 of them...just call me amazing jk kidding, jk kidding) down, and there's this really cute guy that keeps coming around.  I sorta like him....ok I really like him.
Valentine's Day was wonderful...we spent the day together....*warning* this description is totally cliche....hate all you want but it was seriously the best Valentine's day ever.  We went and saw "The Vow" (perfect V-day movie) then went to the Cheesecake Factory, and walked around the mall.  Then just hung out with each other, I honestly have never dated a guy that I feel so comfortable with.  We have so much fun together and laugh constantly.  We are pretty competitive when it comes to cards, and have a hard time losing to each other, I'm pretty sure that night I beat him....well...a little bit.  He's a pretty stand up guy.  I feel pretty darn lucky to be dating him. 
The other night we went on a double with our good friends Staley and LisaBeth.  We went ice skating.  I mean, I'm really a natural at everything (totally sarcastic) and to be honest when I heard we were going ice skating I didn't really WANT to go, BUUUUT once we got there it was like non-stop fun.  I can't believe how much fun we had.  Jack was the "last man standing" (of course), everyone else biffed it at one point including yours truly....not cute.....not cute.  At one point Jack mentioned how awesome it would be if it started to snow, and low and behold....the heaven's opened up and made it an even more romantic night....totes lucky right?  We walked around the Gallivan Center as the lights were still up, it was actually really awesome.  We went to the Belgian Waffle afterwards and ate til we couldn't eat snaps to Belgian Waffle...they have the best breakfast food after dark. 
 It's just been a great month, and I had to share. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I might be burnt out.  Ok, I am burnt out.  Bad news's the first week of's that.  I need energy, I need motivation, I need I need gimme gimme.  Do I sound like I'm 5 yrs old?  Sorry for the vent sesh guys.  I started this semester of school and there are like no cool people.  My classes are full of weirdos, which is probably ironic because they probably think the same thing about me.  Oh well, I can't be bothered.  I have 2 semesters, count 'em TWO semesters (or oh-vest-ers depending on who you talk to) and I'm am outroz.... finito....donezo.....kaput.  Are you excited?  I might have a paper chain countdown, don't rule that out.  I've always heard there's a light at the end of the tunnel and I'm almost certain I'll be able to see it come May (which is also my birthday month, let's not forget that imperative tidbit).  Ahhhhh I feel better.  See, blogs are so good for you didn't know.
I just saw "War Horse" today, cried three separate times...completely unexpected.  You should probably see it if you haven't.  Not probably. Go see it.  Hey if you guys have any pointers for a little motivation shoot
'em my way.  Is it spring time yet?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I wish I had pictures to post of my extremely uneventful, but perfect New Year's Eve.  Siaki and I went over to my parents house to participate in our New Year's tradition.  My parents order chinese food and have all sorts of goodies to munch on, and we eat, and play games and watch movies.  That probably sounds like a boring New Year's to all you folks, but it was perfect.  I was with my loved ones and we were all safe, warm, and happy.  Being "home for the holidays" is such a wonderful thing.  I am so grateful for my family.  Naturally I have a ton of resolutions to get started of which is to take MORE pictures to post on this thang!  But seriously guys, I do have a ton of resolutions, I gotta narrow them down....Oprah says to pick 2 or 3 that are do-able, that you KNOW you'll be able to accomplish.  That Oprah really knows what she's talking about right?  (I'm totally being sarcastic).  I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season!!!  Looking forward to this new year!