Thursday, November 11, 2010

Early Morning Excitement

Wow. I am so tired today. I skipped my 7:40 a.m. class this morning, and although I would have liked to stay curled up in bed, I had to come to my work-study job from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

But it is not just a case of the "Thursdays" that has me so tired. Oh no. Instead, David and I had a stranger visit our home last night.

I don't want to go into too many details, but the man never entered our home, the police were called and they took care of it.

Needless to say, I was scared out of my mind and had trouble sleeping. Today, I am carrying my trusty bottle of mace in my pocket, just to be safe.

No bad guys for me today, thanks.

Anyway, school seems to be calming down a bit. We had midterms in October, and now we are on somewhat of the downward slope. A few papers, a few reading assignments, and a couple projects here and there... nothing too crazy.

Summer is looming in the near future though. Only 169 (total) days until my husband and I walk down the stage at graduation and accept our college diplomas. I cannot wait, and I am so proud of us. :)

Every day is just one day closer to freedom from school. :)

I am slightly toying with the idea of going to Grad school, but for now, it is just a thought. That is not necessarily something David and I can afford out-of-pocket, and the idea of taking out another loan sounds awful.

I'll keep you posted on what David and I decide to do. I know education is a good investment, but after 16 years of school in.a.row. I am ready for a break. I joke with my friend Natalie about how it is going to be so nice to just work and then come home. No working+homework+classes+late nights of studying and so on. Nope, work will be work, and when our shift is over, it's over.


*Happy sigh* 169 days.

Speaking of countdowns, I am going to be 21 in 35 days. :) David is in charge of the birthday celebrations for the weekend. I am sure it is going to be eventful. :) 21 is kind of a big deal, you know? :)

Anyway, I should probably get back to work. I am only here for another 15 minutes, then I have to grab some lunch, work on some homework, head to class, come home, and then go to job #2.

169. 169. 169.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


As a regular blog reader, my sister-in-law Patti is always the first blog I go to. Her blog is really cute, but more than that, I find it insightful. She is ten years older than me and has a lot to offer in terms of life advice, marriage advice, and Christian living. I love her and am so inspired by her.

In a recent post, she wrote about Shutterfly giving away free Christmas cards. I have been thinking about Christmas cards a lot lately, trying to decide if this would be a fun new tradition for my husband and I. We will be celebrating our first Christmas together this year, so we want to start doing all sorts of fun, holiday traditions.

After looking through Shutterfly's collection of 2010 holiday cards, I fell in love with a couple ideas.

Option 1:


I love this card!! I think it is super fun with the integration of pictures and colors. My original idea was to include a note saying how David and my first year of marriage is, on top of balancing school and work for both of us, but this would allow us to do this without the extra insert. I would love to include wedding pictures or engagement pictures on here. It is so fun!

Option 2:


This option again, incorporates the use of photos and a space for text. I think the black-and-white images are really fun and the colors are a cute integration of holiday flair.

Option 3:


I love the Christmas trees on this one!

Option 4:


I think the last two are my favorite of the group, although I love "Option 3". I love the simplicity, but they are cute, modern and would make a gorgeous Christmas card.

Looking forward to my first married holiday season! :)

Alright Guys

This is it.

I am attempting a blog makeover. New layout. More Posts. More involvement in the blogging community.

So here I go.

My name is Jenny Green and this is my "new" blog.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Again, I'm sorry...

Wow. Maybe blogging isn't cut out for me. I always say I am going to be better about blogging, but I never do.

In my defense, David and I have been extremely busy.

I am currently doing an internship for school (graduation requirement) that forces me to work 25 hours a week, and while I am still working for Target roughly 25-32 hours a week.

That means, I am working between 50-60 hours a week. Often it means working from 8 am to 10 pm several days throughout the week.

David is also working full-time so the time we do not have to work, we spend together, hence my lack of blogging.


I will give you a summary though:

*We have been insanely happily married for 81 days! (Our 3 month-iversary is on the 8th)

*We are both on track to graduate next spring and plan to celebrate our one year anniversary and graduation in Disneyland

*We love our apartment and are so blessed to have found such a perfect place in such a perfect location

*David and I went to the Old Fashioned Festival and went to the carnival (we even rode the "Sizzler," which made me laugh and laugh. David felt like throwing up because he was getting crushed, but it was hilarious nonetheless). We also went to a car show, an INCREDIBLE firework show, walked around the food vendors and listened to live music, went to a pancake breakfast and enjoyed life as new residents to Newberg.

*David drove me to work and picked me up on Sunday night. As we were driving home, we drove past the Drive-in and decided to go, regardless of it being late and both of us needing to be up early. We ran home, changed clothes, popped two bags of popcorn and grabbed other snacks and headed back. We watched Despicable Me sitting on the roof of our Buick before cuddling up next to each other inside the car. We decided not to stay for both movies, but it was so much fun getting to spend that time together, especially at a sponatenous Drive-in date.

Marriage is wonderful.
My life is perfect.
I have an amazing husband and a great family who loves me.

We love the Lord and we don't take any of our blessings for granted.

Have a great day! HOPEFULLY I will write again soon. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010


I am so sorry I have been slacking again on my blogging. It is amazing how busy David and I can get, leaving me no time or energy to type out what we have been up to. However, since I am at my internship and the servers are down, I will take this opportunity to summarize the past events of David and my life together. :)

*We have been married for 38 days :)

*We lived for just over two weeks with David's sister, her husband, and daughter. It was so fun and so great to be surrounded by such a loving family. Our family. Hee hee. :)

*I started working at Target as of yesterday again. My transfer went through so I am official at the new Target. It was fun yesterday, although I am noticing that the pace of my new store is much slower than the pace of my original store. Either way though, I am making .68 more per hour, which means a bigger paycheck for David and I. :) I also am getting a ton of hours (almost full time, although I was not expecting that), which means that I can also provide more than expected too. God is so good!! I love the feeling that I am contributing to our family's income rather than David having to solely provide for the two of us. I know that he is completely happy doing so, but I like the feeling of doing something too.

*I think our biggest news is that WE GOT OUR APARTMENT!! We signed the lease and began moving in on Saturday. The building used to be a historic hotel, which has now become apartment lofts. It is so cute!! We love it there!! My parents came out yesterday and brought a whole load of stuff (meaning I have a ton of boxes to unpack once I get off work) but we were able to sleep on our new mattress set (thank you Grandma!). We can't even believe we have our own home. :) It is so amazing. Once we finish moving in I will post pictures. :)

Random news not about us:

--My cousin Elly got married on Friday! It was so fun and she made a beautiful bride.
--My sister turned 24 earlier this month.

Life is going amazingly for the Greens. :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Well, it happened. My sister's/mom's/niece's/sister-in-law's germs finally got me. Haha. David and I both started getting a sore throats last night, and today, my throat does not feel any better.

Oh well.

I'm married to my best friend.


Hee hee. Thinking about that makes everything better. :)

Today has been a good day. David and I decided to sleep in a bit, although we are trying to get in the habit of waking up earlier and going to sleep later, since we have been going to bed around 2:00 am, and waking up around 12:30 pm. BUT we justified it saying that we were still on our honeymoon since neither of us had to work.

Reality has come though. David's at work and I will begin work on Monday and Wednesday (hopefully my transfer will go through after I talked with the HR/Store Manager on Monday so I continue working for Target, and then Wednesday I begin a required internship writing at a local newspaper).

I can't wait for David to get home. I have been lying on our bed watching The Proposal (which is actually pretty cute), but I would trade all the movies in the world if I had the chance to hang out with my husband. I'm such a big fan of him. :)

I have not been too productive today, although I did reorganize and refold all of David's clothes. :) Hopefully that will be a nice surprise when he gets home tonight. It's my night to be in charge of dinner for him and I. I will rely on Papa Murphy's for this :) Half pepperoni/half pepperoni-sausage sounds delicious doesn't it? Maybe I'll splurge and buy some breadsticks too.

Praise God we have fast metabolisms. :)

hee hee.

Anyway, I think I might read or something. :) Hope you all are having wonderful days, and are being more productive than me.

Blessings :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happily Married

I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing the last month and a half-ish have been. Sorry that my blogging was non-existent there for a while. Finishing up school, completing finals, moving out of school (along with checking 18 other girls out from their rooms), planning my wedding, working, and trying to breathe now and again, did not leave much room for recreational blogging.


This has been the best time of my life. I would not change it for a second.


I am married to my best friend...

just got back from an amazing (11 day) Hawaiian honeymoon...

and am now starting my life as Mrs. David Green.

Jenny Green. Jennifer Green. Mrs. Green. Jen Green.

No matter how many times I say it, it is still just as amazing, exciting, and surreal.

We had an incredible wedding, surrounded by our family and friends. The whole night is sort of a blur but it was absolutely amazing. I hope to upload pictures from the wedding on here within the next couple days.

Sorry I can't go into much detail. I could but it would take days and days.

I'm currently at my brother-in-law and sister-in-laws house while we wait for our apartment to be ready for us. We got our official move in date (June 15) so until then we will be hanging out at their amazing home until then. David spent 5 hours cleaning up, organizing, and vacuuming the guest room the other day as a surprise for me. He's already making such an amazing husband. :)

Anyway, I'm going to go help with David with dinner. :) He's letting me sit on the couch with my feet up while he grills. Can't wait to blog about our life as newlyweds. Check back often, I'll try and get back on the blogging wagon. :)