Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Happy 1-year Anniversary!

We celebrated by going to BJs. Its sort of like an Oregano's (in AZ). Jason wanted to pick a restaurant that was similar to our first date (Oregano's) so that we could eat pizzookie. Mmm Mmm good!!

Jason was so sweet and got me some old wooden tennis rackets with the wooden holders, which I think are so cool. (he got them at Goodwill-the perfect place for old vintage stuff. My plan is to some day hang these on the walls of our future garage along with old license plates I've been collecting). And he also gave me a Hawaiin Christmas music CD since last year we were on our honeymoon in Hawaii. We enjoyed listening to the local Christmas radio stations in Hawaii. One of our favorites was the 12 Days of Christmas, Hawaiian style. For example, "on the 5th day of Christmas my tutu gave to me, 5 big fat pig" was an often quoted line.

Here's the book I gave Jason. I was so proud of this and it turned out really great! I also had a lot of fun making it. I made a Shutterfly book from wtih pictures and memories of when we were dating up until we got married. I would recommend doing this for anyone who's not really a scrapbooker but wants to have your pictures all in one place. And it didnt take very long at all! (of course we didnt have that many pictures)

On our way home from dinner we stopped by a local churches re-enactment of the nativity story. Thanks to Jason's seminary students for telling us about it. It was really cool. The pictures are backwards but we started off seeing the live camels out front, full size and baby, then we were ushered in by the Roman soldiers. This church built this little city "Bethlehem" to look like the Bethlehem of old. Mary and Joseph rode into town on the donkey, went to the census, tried to find a place in the Inn, and then found a place in the stable. I thought this was such a nice reminder of why we really celebrate Christmas.


Entrance to Bethlehem, with soldier (these guys were funny and were a nice touch for security and crowd control I thought)

Baby camel

Mama/Daddy camel
I feel so very lucky and blessed to have Jason in my life. He is such a blessing to me. He makes me want to be better than I am but loves me for who I am, he is so fun and I just love being with him. I'm excited for this next year and what it will bring.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Home for the Holidays

Jason and I had a great time decorating our little apartment for Christmas. Although this is technically our 2nd Christmas together, it feels like our first because last year we didnt really have a real home of our own til January. The best part of this was that Jason had it all started when I got back home from working out (which happens a lot less than I'd like). I love to turn off all the lights in the apartment except the Christmas lights...I think it feels so relaxing and homey.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Here were a few highlights of the Thanksgiving weekend.

perfectly warm hot choc, good movies, Arrested*, pumpkin dessert, driving to Folsom, eating turkey, making the lids fly off of Martinellis bottles, Jeanna and Hal getting all wet, throwing the football, chatting in the kitchen, desserts at Mark and Ronali's, Josch's ordination, hanging Laurie and Hal's lights, sleeping in, playing farkle, basketball, leftovers disguised in yummy casseroles, Reflections exhibit at the Mormon Center, Get Smart, 10+ people squished on one couch, visiting Rob and Christy at their new cabin, using the chainsaw, watching Jason and Dave shoot off nails into the forest, gassy noises, eating Wendy's delicious crepes for breakfast, and hottubbing.
*Clarification :)-Arrested=Arrested Development

Monday, November 24, 2008


Has this ever happened to you?

A few days ago Jason and I were sitting in our apartment and our neighbors above were making some stomping noises or something.

I said jokingly, "Dont they have any consideration..."

Jason looking confused said: "What does that have to do with it?"

Jeanna: "What?"

Jason: "Did you just say," Dont they have any kids that are Asian?"


Jason: "oh con-sid-er-ation"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tree video

One more thing...

Dont miss the grunts...listen closely :)


Jason was very thoughtful and got me flowers and a book on tape for my long commute to work. We also considered our Redwoods trip, my birthday present to both of us. A few days off work is the best present for anyone :)

We finally used our gift certificate to Morton's Steakhouse that we got for our wedding. It was a very nice dinner, the best steak I've ever had, and I'm not a huge steak girl but this filet mignon just melted in my mouth. It was quite pricey even with the gift certificate we thought but this is the type of thing you only do if you have a gift certificate so it was fun, and we got a free dessert and a picture to show for it :)!


Birthday Getaway

Jason had Tuesday off for Veterans Day so we decided to make a long weekend out of it and take off Monday too. We headed up north to the Redwoods. We ended up in Humboldt National Park and camped amongst some huge trees. Here's some highlights of our trip.

Drive thru tree

Veterans Day Parade in Petaluma-Jason loves this picture :)

As authentic as a tree house gets...and Jason on the second floor

Another drive-thru tree

Jason fixing his bike tire so we could do some mtn biking...or should I say flat road biking :) and that was because of me. Jason is so patient with me. My biking skills arent what they used to be :)

Yes those are some ginormous roots. I took a hike to see where the tree ended, it was longer than I thought.

We saw some really awesome Fall leaves.

Our campsite
We enjoyed some awesome tin foil dinners, hot chocolate, s'mores, light rain at night, learning how to put up our new tent (wedding present from Ted & Stacy) in the dark, and Jason making sure our bikes didnt get stolen. Before we went to sleep the last night we thought we heard someone in the truck...of course that's all it takes and then every noise is a bike thief, right? Later in the night, Jason woke up with a loud Whoa!!!! to scare off our burglars and nearly scared me to death. Come to find those noises were probably our neighbors :) How much different things seem in the light :)

Jason driving through the drive-thru tree...slowly

Just inside another tree...doing some exercises, or something

Beautiful scenery and great photography...for not stopping.

This concludes our tour of the Redwoods


I've never actually done one of these...Thanks Michelle for the indirect tag :)

10 Things I Can do
  • Make potato salad
  • name any band/artist to most songs on the radio old and new
  • play the hymns on the piano
  • laugh at myself
  • put a good book down
  • remember faces and names from years ago
  • spread out my toes so that they look like fingers
  • Spell
  • Sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and "Love One Another" in Spanish
  • procrastinate

10 Things I Can not do

  • Listen and do other things
  • watch movies without falling asleep or getting sleepy
  • hang up clothes after I wear them
  • stand the sound of a plastic spoon scraping against styrofoam!
  • re-call good stories on command
  • drink milk with dairy products
  • swallow big pills/vitamins
  • wait to have kids
  • resist laughing at the cute things kids say
  • not talk to Jason atleast once on the phone during the work day

Anyone who wants to do this, consider yourself tagged...then comment so I can read yours .

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

Pack of 4 Crayons

Colors include:

Jaundice, Bahama Sea, Coffee Break, Midnight Blue

Sunday, November 2, 2008


October 24, 2008, my Grandma Wynn Fresh passed away. She was 95 years old. Although we were all sad to see her go, we know that she is in a much better place. It brought me a lot of peace to think of the great reunion she must've had with all her family. Her parents had passed away about 50 years ago and she was the last one of her immediate family to leave this earth. What a great example she was of service, faith and hard work.
She always had her green Chevy Caprice full of her friends (many who were younger than she was) that she would drive to church every week. I remember once I got to squeeze into the taxi with everyone:) Grandma was such a hard worker. I remember her cleaning our windows with newspapers to get them extra clean. I learned that she would do some of my cousins chores when she would come to visit, either I dont remember her doing mine or I was too quick to do them (wink wink). She was also a wonderful gardner. She always had a huge garden and could make anything grow. She also loved little children. Even in her later years she would still sit on the floor and play with the kids. They all loved her. She served 2 missions, got married at 29 and still raised 5 kids. She loved to go to the temple and serve the Lord. Everyone who knew her loved her.
I was so grateful to be able to go to her funeral in Emmett, Idaho. It was nice to spend time with family. I'm so grateful for eternal families.

Kim Blackwell (cousin), Jeanna, Todd, Jody, Carter

Phillip & Tami Johnson (cousin), Dustin, Kim (cousins), Todd, Jody, Carter, and Dad
Outisde the church
October 31, 2008
Todd, Grandma, Jeanna, Scott

Grandma Fresh, Dad, Katelyn, Kaleb, and Jeanna at the Mesa, AZ temple. It was fun to go to the temple in the spring time with Grandma when the flowers were all a bloom... she could tell you the name of any flower.

Mothers day a few years ago
Me and Grandma

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Parents visit

The Parents...

come to visit

A few weeks ago my parents came up to the Bay Area for a visit. We had a lot of fun and it was definitely too short but it was fun while it lasted. We made dinner one night at our apt, had Carls Jr shakes, drove a lot, saw Muir Woods, Half Moon Bay, Carmel, Monterey, ate at the Taco Bell in Pacifica (with the best view any Taco Bell will ever have in my opinion), hiked, and hiked and hiked and then turned around :), played Scrabble (and my parents learned the real rules to Scrabble), had lunch with the Eggers in Gilroy, and visited my cousin Stephanie and her family. We are both so grateful for awesome parents and great families. We are so very blessed!
Muir Woods

Taking a break from our hike

A surprise shot from Jason in the front of the line

Another candid shot by Jason. This is me and my mom with the same expression

A candid shot of Jason by Jason

Another one


And yet another

Jason was taking all these pics while the park ranger was telling us about the trees. The park ranger wasnt as interesting as watching Jason take these pictures of himself from across the way :)

Me and my mom by some huge trees!

Jason with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background

View from the deck of the Taco Bell in Pacifica. Te quiero Taco Bell!

love those mango drinks

Half Moon Bay

Taco Bell view again

Pumpkin Patch
This place was sooo fun! Some of the pumpkins were still on the vines.

They even had wheelbarrows for us to wheel each other around.


Here, Jason and I are discussing what our new finds could possibly be while I take the picture :) (notice the shadows, we didnt realize we were in the picture til later :))

Monterrey & Carmel

We drove the 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach, one of the most prestigious gold courses around. We heard that the waiting list to play here is many years long. We also saw some incredibly enormous houses, large crashing waves, sea lions and just awesome scenery overall (from what we could see through the fog).