December 26, 2008

I have decided to join Facebook...

After many friends requests I have given in to joining the world of Facebook. So... If you have a facebook let me know. You can look me up under Jenny Elies Conrad. I have already invited some of you :) Hope to hear from you. :) Jen

December 25, 2008

To: Our Family & Friends...

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!!
We hope your all having a wonderful Christmas Day! May you have Peace, Love & Joy on this special day! All Our Love, Matt & Jen

December 24, 2008

Memories of Christmas Past....


Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa Elies. Oh how I miss my Granparents! Matt was looking through some pictures last night and came across this photo taken in the early '80's. Erica was not born yet I'm guessing the year was 1983 or 1984 ? So Jess and I would have been about 3&7. Matt said who is Mr GQ ? I laughed.. My Granparents were very nice looking people. I will always remember doing "manicures" on grandpa's hands. I loved to do this! I know it hurt him too, of course I did not know this back then. My Dad said I used to make his poor cuticles bleed and he would just flinch and let me do it until I was done. He has been gone for quite awhile. He passed away in 1985. I always remember having a lot of fun sleepovers with my Grandma and playing in all her fun make-up, perfume ect.. She had a great love for animals, always taking in any little animal that needed care. I miss them both very much! They are always in my heart.
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December 23, 2008

~Beautiful Christmas Message~

May we REMEMBER the Reason for the Season... Our Savior Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas to all! Love, Matt & Jen
Enjoy this touching video from Liz Lemon Swindle and Kenneth Cope.

*Remember to pause our music at the bottom :)

December 18, 2008

TaGgEd By KaRis..

#1: 8's

8 TV Shows I enjoy watching:
1. Any CSI
2. Biggest Looser
3. King of Queens
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
7.I really watch whatever Matt is watching
8. I don't really watch any t.v...... I like movies

8 things that happened yesterday:
1. Worked
2. Computers, phones , printer all were down all day at work!
3. Froze my butt off outside trying to help Matt with something. I bailed.
4. Practiced a song with my sister-in-laws for our Christmas party
5. Neighbors brought yummy treats
6. Matt made me hot chocolate
7. Kissed my husband under the mistletoe
8. Went to bed good dreams

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Christmas!! I hope Matty likes his gifts!
2. Finishing the bathrooms upstairs.
3. Family Parties this weekend
4. Time off from work! Yeah!!
5. Not eat so many Christmas treats and go to the Gym better
6. Having a family.I swear it has to happen one day.
7. Christmas Carol with family tonight
8. Finishing all my Christmas stuff I'm putting off.

8 things I love about WINTER:
1. Hot Chocolate! Mmm Mmm
2. Christmas and the true meaning behind it.
3. Snow!!And playing in it.
4. The smells that fill the air, baking, pine, cinnamon, citrus....
5. Christmas spirit, music, lights, decor.
7. Nights in Jammie's cuddling on the couch.
8. I like to be home with Matt

8 things on my wish list:
1. Loose this dang weight I have put on!!!!
2. To be a better listener
3. Babies!!
4. Cook healthier
5. Organization
6. Massage
7. Facial
8. Vacation with Matt

8 people I tag:
1. Sunni
2. Angie
3. Shannon
4. Tasha
5. Christine
6. Karlie
7. Rhonda
8. Kylie

TaGgEd By coDy...

1. Where did you meet? Through my sister. She told Matt he should take me out.
2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met? He looks nervous and very sweet, with very kind big blue eyes.I was nervous too.
3. Do you remember what he/she was wearing? Jeans, Black Leather Jacket is all I can remember.
4. Where was the first time you kissed this person? On a snowmobile trip in Heber.
5. Where did you go for your first date? Fuddruckers, comedy club. I was hypnotized.. Than back to my house with a group for games.
6. How long did you know this person before you became a couple? A month maybe?
7. How did he/she ask you out? He called and asked me out. My sis. gave him my number.
8. How did he propose to you? I remember it was a really bad day at work. He called and asked what I wanted to do that summer night in June. I wanted to just be alone with him. Somewhere by some water I said. Just to relax. So he came and got me with his cuddle bag in the back of his truck. This thing was huge!It filled the whole bed of the truck! He had subway sandwiches, one of my favorite. And we went down to the Lake and watched the sun set. It was very romantic and we were alone. So nice. Then he said he wanted to take a picture of me with the sunset on the Pier. He hugged me and told me how much he loves me and all that cute stuff. Then he got on one knee and asked if I would be his for Eternity!! So sweet!!
9.Do you and this person have kids together? Not yet. We both hope soon....
10. Have you ever broken the law with this person? Yes... Speeding! Matt was teaching me to race the Nova over by our house on the "drag strip" Such a thrill!! I love to drive fast! I have slowed down though...Unless I'm behind the wheel on something meant to go fast. I think that's why Matt sold the Snowmobiles.
11. When was the first time you realized that you liked this person? I liked him right away. You can tell a lot by someones eyes. His are so genuine.
12. Do you trust this person? 100%
13. Do you see her/him as your partner in your future? Forever and Ever his baby I will be.
14. What is the best gift she/he gave you? Wow.. That is a tough one. Everything he does is from the heart. Just having him forever is gift enough. That's the best!
15. What is one thing He/She does that gets on your nerves? He loves to rile me up when I'm moody or in a hurry to get somewhere! Totally gets on my nerves and he loves it!
16. Where do you see each other 15 years from now? A Happy Family with some cute kids.
17. What causes the most arguments? Honestly.. We don't really argue. The only thing that gets me really going is.. see # 15
18. How long have you been together? Just about three years in February. Married for 2. Married September 16,2006.
19. Are you Married? Yes
20. Who Do you Tag? Leslie, Dondy, Lexi, Jill, Natalie, Ashley,and whoever wants!

December 13, 2008

~Happy Birthday Grandma Maxwell ~

*Grandma * Mom * Jen * Erica * Taken 8/08

Here is wishing you a very Happy Birthday Grandma!! She is so cute! Here are a few things I admire about my Grandma... 1- She is very good with her money.This is an important thing she instilled into my Mother. I'm grateful to have them for such good examples. 2- Her zest for life, which includes Yoga, Line Dancing, Bike riding, Walking with her brother and more. 3- Her strength to raise 3 great kids on her own and work hard to support & provide for them. Thank you Grandma for all you do and for always being there. I really enjoyed our Yoga Saturdays and talks. I love you so very much!
P.S.Don't worry Grandma I did not post your age ;) She looks very amazing though if you all knew her age.

December 10, 2008

~It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas~

It has been awhile since I have posted. We have been busy with the preparation of the Holidays and all of the other fun things we do to keep busy. So here are a few things we have been doing...
Christmas Decor...

I got my way this year with a smaller fake pre-lit Christmas Tree. We usually have giants that take me hours on end to decorate. I'm talking needing a little giant ladder to do the job. Our first tree we had our first Christmas we went up to the ranch to cut down. It was a lot of fun! Matt was at work so I spent Friday putting all of the lights on and Saturday decorating. As I was about to clean up... CRASH!! The stinking tree fell over and covered my entire front living room. Not to mention falling on our brand new couch!!! AHHHH ! I was angry! Matt was at work so I called my Dad to come rescue me. Of course I was crying. My parents came over and helped me fix things up. Don't worry it was anchored to the wall. Next Christmas we went to cut down trees again with Chris. Again.. SO much fun! I kept telling Matt, please not another Griswold tree.. Well next thing I know here comes Chris proud as pie with a BEAUTIFUL BIG TREE! So what could I do ? We took it home. Moved a couch into the garage.. this year was much more simple to put this long story to an end. I was kind lazy this year I guess . I left a few decorations down. I did not feel like putting all of them up. So I did not Deck the halls as normal.. Just the Living room and a touch in the Kitchen and a few outside. Keeping Christmas simple this year is my goal, but does this ever really happen??

Festival of Trees...

Matt , Erica, Brandi and I went to the Festival of Trees together. We had a lot of fun together. Our friend Kim had a tree for her little girl that passed away last year. She was only a few hours old when she passed away. It was heartbreaking to see her go through this. I love her and her husband for their strength. They are amazing.

** Candy Party**
We had a candy party at Matt's Great Aunt Geri's house. His Grandma Lamb had started this tradition so her sisters wanted to keep on doing it. It was fun to get together with all the girls. What you do is make your favorite candy and take it to the party and wrap it together and chat. Its a lot of fun! Then at the end you divvy out all the goods in equal amounts to everyone there.Its fun to taste all the different candy. I cheated and made my famous Sugar Cookies. That is my specialty. They were a hit! I forgot my dang camera !! Oh well. There is another one this Friday with Aunt Diana. We are learning to make Baklava. I'm sure that is spelled wrong.

** All 85 plus Christmas cards are sent.. A few stragglers to finish tomorrow and neighbor gifts to do and the list continues. I do have a Massage on Saturday I'm looking VERY forward too!It has been a very busy few weeks. Merry Merry! Love you all!

December 2, 2008

**Purse Party Today!! Open House 6p-8p *Purses, Jewelry, Scentsy, Body Shop

Purse party today at my sister Erica's house!!! Come and see these great Bags, Jewlry, Scentsy & the body shop! Let me know if you would like to come and need directions!