Thursday, February 25, 2010


So Caitlan went into the MTC yesterday and is now being prepared to preach the gospel in Hawaii! This is good for many obvious reasons but it is sad for many others (and not just because she is half the people that read this blog).

Sister DeArton is going to be an awesome missionary for many reasons:
1) She loves the message she is preaching.
2) She lives the message she is preaching.
3) She is a hard worker.
4) She can work hard and laugh at the same time.

I feel like these are the essentials to serving an awesome mission and Caitlan has all of them.

Reasons why it's sad:
1) She's my best friend and I miss her very much.

Well, that's really the only reason. So the reasons why I'm happy for her greatly outweigh the reasons why I'm sad. But I do miss her very much and have already almost texted her about 50 times in the 24 hours she's been gone.

*When I first met Caitlan, for some reason DeArton was so hard for me to remember that I just started calling her Caitlan Diablo instead and she's is still that in my phone. She also made it her last name on Facebook for a little while. This does not reflect on her as a person.

Monday, February 22, 2010

"It's Two Tickets To That Thing You Love"

The world just needs to know about this commercial.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wendy is my BFF

I went through the drive-thru today at Wendy's.
The guy actually said:

"See you tomorrow"

I either need to find a new fast food place or change my diet...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


After giving much thought to what this blog is going to mean to me, I've decided that this is going to be my journal for things that I don't find important enough to put in my journal but that I still think are awesome. For instance, one of my favorite things in the world is a good surprise. That look on someone's face when you give them something they weren't expecting but is awesome is just about one of my favorite things in the world. I'm actually in the middle of organizing an AWESOME surprise right now but for obvious reasons won't give too much information out about that just now. I admit, my interest in surprises is a little obsessive, everything that I do I swear I try to figure out how to make it a surprise (going home, giving someone something, finding out a friend is in town and making THEM surprise someone else) I just love it. I will now discuss some of my favorite surprises given and received:

-The first time I came home from college. I walked into my mom's room, she took one look at me and said "JESSIE! ARE YOU SKIPPING CLASSES?!" (I was not)

- When Jordan came back from his mission and I made him come over and surprise Sydnee, Kaylene and Nadine. They had all gone to a Relief Society activity so I called them and told them something really important had arrived. Priceless. He was sitting in a chair right in front of the door when they walked in. I loved it.

- A week before my 20th birthday when Caitlan told me she had a guy she wanted to set me up on a blind date with where we would double. I asked if it would be fun and she said "ehhhh yeah, he just wanted to be set up and I know you handle blind dates well". The night of the date she walked in with her boyfriend and a guy that a few weeks earlier I had told her I thought was "soooooo cute". Zupas and lazer tag completed the night.

- Also my 20th birthday, also Caitlan: My actual day of birth birthday had been a really long day and wasn't at all exciting and ended up being stressful for several reasons. So that night I was talking to Caitlan, whining about my day. A few days later the guy I was interested in (and later dated) called me and asked me out for that weekend. The weekend came, we went on the date and when we came home I opened my door to find my living room full of my friends shimmying towards me to the song "Just Dance". A dance party followed. Caitlan had started organizing this (including the date) the night I told her my birthday had been rough.

So, in summary, I love being surprised and I love giving surprises. There are a several other surprises I have seen and loved but I'll keep the list down to this for now. It's like a mind game, if you can keep this awesome secret right up until the second the other person is supposed to know then you've won!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jessie: The Blogger

Well this is a situation I never thought I'd find myself in! My friends have successfully convinced me that my life is incomplete without a blog and consequently I find myself typing, wondering what on earth to share with the world. I thank Caitlan DeArton for being the blogging world's biggest advocate and Maryn Smith for walking me through the actual process of making this blog my own. At this point I realize that I have no idea what to write about and after consulting Maryn this is what I was told:

Me: ummmm what do I write about?

Maryn: anything your little heart desires. it's kind of awkward and a little uncomfortable at first. you feel really vulnerable but with practice you will get better.

Also some other things that will remain undisclosed *but thank you Maryn*

I think the part that confuses me is that I'm not sure who I'm writing to right now but I was told to write about whatever I'm thinking about at this very moment.

Right now I'm thinking that I'm hungry, I wonder if Sydnee will let me borrow some money for the vending machine here at work. And of course typing the word hungry is especially funny because every time I type it I want to capitalize it and stick an 'a' in there. The looming reality that I will someday soon (and yet so far away) be in that beautiful country ebbs and flows as I continue my sentence in Provo.

And so I am now, of course, inspired to blog about the most important event that is constantly on my mind but I feel so strange writing about it. On April 21, 2010 I will enter the MTC to be prepared to serve an LDS mission in Hungary! I can still hardly believe that I'm actually being given this opportunity let alone to experience it in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I get to take what's most important to me in the world and tell people about it. What an opportunity.

So, being the amateur that I am, that's all I have to share right now! By the way, Sydnee did give me the money for the vending machine!

This is my place: