Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hyvää Joulua

That is my official Merry Christmas in Finnish. I was so planning on being on top of things and mailing out Christmas Cards but... that didn't happen. Plus, I do sort of figure there isn't much to write about. We don't have children to report on, it's us two. Our lives pretty much just consist of work and school. I am very proud of Avery for him excelling once again at his studies and getting us one year closer to graduating. Only three more to go!!! =) Next year holds more adventures for the tww of us, and our love grows more and more every day. I thank my Heavenly Father for a man like him as my partner. He makes me stronger, better, and smarter. I love our little life together and being able to have our "poor little college student" phase. Gotta love Kraft macaroni and cheese. Hope all of your Christmas' are filled with love for your family and more importantly our Savior whose birth we celebrate. I know my Redeemer lives and loves us.
Merry Christmas.
Love, Avery and Jenn Johnson

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Worst Date...s

So I think Em meant me Jenn by tagging me. Even so I have some stories to tell. Why is it there are so many crazies out there?! There was my good friend that I took to a dance because my best friends were dating his best friends so I mentioned it might be fun just to all go together. But we were just friends! I had no interest, and had told him. So the whole night he kept trying to hold my hand, and would not leave me alone. Then I go to drop him off and he kisses me. Like sticks his tongue down my throat. I had no idea what to do, I just hurried and left without saying anything, leaving him on the porch. I started bawling, by the time I got home I was histerical. My parents were sitting on the couch and my dad asked what was wrong, all I could sob was, "HE KISSED ME!!! And I didn't want him to!" And my dad, the over-protective, 'I'm cleaning my shotgun' to any boyfriend dad LAUGHED!!! The worst was I had told my friends and the guy found out and asked me one day, "Did you really cry when I kissed you?" Poor guy, but yes, to make matters worse my friends continued to encourage the crush, even though I repeatedly made it clear I was not going to entertain the thought. And one day they locked me in the car with him, alone, where he ambushed me with a song he had written for me, about how much he liked.. loved me.. too bad I was not interested. Poor kid, but still how awful!!!
That's pretty much the worse, but one time this kid in college asked me on a date. Turns out he had a girlfriend, who was ugly, and he had set me up with his wierdo friend. The whole night was so awkward, and when he went to take me home, his friend (the kid I had a crush on) and his girlfriend had written JUST MARRIED on the back windshield and made us take a picture in front of it... KILL ME!!! Never saw him again!
I could give some more... but for another day.
I tag Audra, Celina, Cea, and Hanna... even though I can probably guess hers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Social Butterfly

Anyone who has known me for a little bit, knows that I really enjoy being around people.
Doesn't matter if I fit in or even participate, there's just something about being where the action is. Plus I really HATE being alone. So with being so terribly bored the last few weekends and feeling stuck without Ave, I planned our whole weekend around visiting friends. Now I usually see my friends frequently, I do lunch with someone every week. I have to. It's my lifeline. But then when Ave comes home it's rare we go do something or see his friends. So friday we went to the Bond movie with his best friend. Then Saturday we went with my best friends from high school Celina and Shelby. We had a game night and it was a blast.
Shelby and her husband Vaughn.

Celina and her husband Trevor.

Avery and Celina's daughter, Ari. They have fun together!


Celina's little boy, Kason. Isn't he adorable.

After we left I was telling Ave how nice it was to be out with friends. Some weekends just sitting at home with a pizza and a movie is what the doctor ordered. But there are those times where I need to be around people, and friends, and children, and other girls! =) The next day we had sunday dinner with Hanna and Cody! Thanks again Hanna, the potatoes were delicious.

So here's to friends! Thanks to all of mine for always adding something to my life. I wouldn't be the same without each one of you. And to my husband who might be a little bit quieter and less likely to want to go out, but will go with me, because he loves me! And it doesn't hurt that he likes all my friend's hubby's.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bond... Avery Bond?


Last night we went and saw the new Bond movie with Ave's best friend and his girlfriend. It was really good by the way. I love Daniel Craig as 007, he does such a good job. We were talking about it afterward. I like to joke that Ave kinda looks like Daniel Craig. And after this movie we were noticing some personality similarities. I married James Bond!!! Hahaha, only it's the closed off, showing no emotion, just getting the job done, taking the hits and keep on running Bond who's my companion. What's fun about these past two movies is you can see how he really is affected by the woman in his life. He does have emotions, he just does a really good job at controlling them. It makes a way more of a believable character and scarily similar to my own hubby. Every once in a while he'll show me that chink. =) Oh, and he's just as, if not more gorgeous. Sorry ladies! All mine.
By the way... if anyone is looking for a more formal review, a good friend of mine is a movie critic. Check him out at any time, he's the only one I usually listen to.
He just reviewed Quantum of Solace.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Weekend... week

We kind of had a lame Halloween. We didn't have any parties to go to, no trick or treaters come to our little basement door, and Ave didn't want to dress up. I did for work on Thursday. That was fun. But Halloween, we just ended up sitting at home watching a zombie movie. Semi halloweeny but not really. I had told Aves a few days before that I can't wait until we have kids because then we can do things like carve pumpkins and go out. He told me I could do that now, but I would be alone. BOO! =) I did make pumpkin bread trying to be festive and channel the goodies. Still it was fun just the two of us. One day I'll miss these times, but it is fun to have a house full of giggles and ghouls. I can't wait.
This week has just been normal life. Work all day and school until the wee hours of the night. I have been proud, I'm keeping up my goal of going to the gym. But often I just spend the night at the gym or watching t.v. while Ave is in the kitchen doing homework. Borring! Hopefully one day he'll graduate and I'll get my husband back.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Power of Choice

On Saturday we had the opportunity to attend a banquet in honor of Glenn Beck. He received the first ever pioneer in leadership award from the BYU Management Society. My dad got tickets through his secretary, it was quite elite. For those of you who don't know Glenn Beck is a talk show host. He also, until recently had a show on CNN, but now is signed with Fox News. I enjoy his take on current events and his refreshing opinions. He is very conservative and is a convert to the LDS church. His show has been one of the fasting growing in the nation and he's in the running for being the second biggest, tied with Sean Hannity.
He spoke on the Power of Choice. Mostly he spoke about upcoming trials; economical, financial, political, etc. And how one person's voice matters. That we shouldn't just sit back and allow what's going to happen, happen without our say. He talked about how it is going to be hard, and who do you trust these days. When it seems like no one shares your views, not politicians, the media, or any one with the authority to make a difference. How do we just sit back and watch all of our values and beliefs being belittled and trampled by our leaders. But he brought the point of what it says on our dollar bill. In God we trust. That God is the only who can fix our economy, nation, our people. That we have to trust in Him. That even though it's going to get harder, it will make us better for it. We still will be happy, we will focus on what really matters. I'm not doing all of what he said justice, but it was very inspiring. It reminded me exactly of what the apostles were trying to convey to us this past conference. It's going to suck, but it will be alright. Trust in the Lord.
You should check Glenn Beck out sometime, his books are fun to read. http://www.glennbeck.com/
I have hope that someone out there, who speaks with politicians, leaders, and media moguls... has his head on straight.
Sorry it's fuzzy, apparently my dad doesn't know how to use a flash.
Ave thought he was funny...
My Dad, my mom's eye, and lil' bros Ammon & Austin... making a face.

Wow, apparently no one knows how to use a flash... That's Glenn Beck... kind of.

Nevertheless, it was entertaining. Best quote of the night...

"I find myself constantly being pissed of by lazy people."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ATV - ing

Ave had last week off because of UEA. Which was lovely. The only time he relaxes is when he's not in school. He went down to the Little Sahara Sand Dunes with my parents and little brothers to go four wheeling. Which I have to tell you is in the top five things of Ave's Loves. He took the camera down but didn't take any pictures. I had to work but drove down friday night and stayed saturday to play for a bit. My aunt Kathy and her family were there as well. That was nice to see them, it's been a while. Sometimes I feel sequestered living in a little apartment away from all the action. I took a few pictures when we were out riding.

My parents have two golden retrievers, Savannah and Apollo. Since we only live three houses away we're over there quite a bit and we've basically claimed Apollo as our dog. We are the only ones who usually take him out for a walk or play with him. Oh and he adores Avery! Any time Ave leaves he'll just stare out the window looking longingly after him. He is also the cuddliest dog. He'll just lay his head next to me while we watch tv and not even move. He's only about 1 1/2 years old so still a baby but Ave's trained him well, he's a great dog. Ave even got him to ride on the back of his tiny four wheeler without jumping off. We drove clear out into the dunes, over and around and he just layed his head on Ave's lap.




Last year when we took him out he was a puppy, when he would take off down the sand dunes it was hilarious. Usually he couldn't stop in time, it wasn't so amusing this time.
video



We took Savannah out as well but she was being naughty so the boys and I buried her. =)

I took off after a day, and spent the night watching chick flicks... hehehe. Much better.

But now we're back to school and work and normal routines.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween




pYzam Page Pets

pYzam Page Pets
Page Pets & MySpace Layouts


Halloween Decor




Since our little apartment can't hold visitors I'm unable to show off my creative side. I used to even decorate my apartment in provo, and was dubbed Martha by my roommates. I still have some of that but I collected a few new things the last couple years since I can have free reign.





The pumpkin to the far right is one of Avery's creations. BTW they always make the cutest holiday decor... I can't sneak anybody anything. =)



These are some new additions... this used to be Avery... but he played XBOX too long without paying attention to me.. hehehe


I just like the black cat... plus the halloween lights reflect of it so nicely. But you can't see that.

Come again soon!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Designing

So after a lunch with my extendo family today I decided it would be worth it to finally figure out all this blog stuff and update my page. I'm trying this for now.. until I get sick of it.
Drama in our lives: A) Ave's car is in the shop because some kid hit his car while it was parked outside of his dad's last saturday. All the conference talks about not letting things get to you.. those were for me.
B) My car has to go in the shop to start working on the thousands of dollars worth of things going out on it. BOO!!
C) We don't have the $ for all this... but I do know it'll all work out.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pioneer Day

Luckily Ave has pioneer ancestors so I CAN enjoy this holiday... Mine only go as far back as my grandparents on both sides... but you know!
Enjoy the fireworks!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Beginning

I'm not sure who will actually ever see this but... seems like a fun thing to start.