Sunday, April 29, 2007

the truth is...

i have terrible veins!

i have a disease called Hypothyroidism. it is something that i have had for years and without medicine, for me, is life threatening. because of this lovely disease, i have to get my blood tested once a year to make sure my prescription levels are accurate.

i really am lucky right now, because i used to have to get my blood tested every few months. once a year is great! especially when i have terrible veins!

i just don't draw well for blood. when i was first diagnosed with this the doctor's office attempted to get the blood samples they needed. after 4 nurses and 6 pokes (and no blood samples!) they sent me up to infusion therapy (iv therapy) at the hospital. iv therapy draws blood from cancer patients, so they are the pros!

unfortunately, the staff in iv therapy know me by name! when they see me coming they grab the warm blankets to wrap around my arms. they know not to poke me by the elbow... the veins just roll away! they just know! my 2 favorite are jane and valoy.

well, it was time for my annual poking fest... my usual nurses weren't in that day and i had to break in a newbie! she was nice enough... just not the warm and fuzzy that i was hoping for or used to! i even tried to make jokes and laugh... trying to make her feel better!

her feel better? did i really try that?!?! yes... i did!

here are my results:

5 vials to be filled per doctors orders

5 pokes

3 1/2 filled vials

4 lovely bruises

1 patient, grateful this only happens once a year!

hope your week is good!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

girls night!

ok... i am really tired, but i have to tell you about my evening. i went over to a friends house tonight and got together with "my girls". the 4 girls that were in my laurel (church) class last year and graduated!

we had a fun time! our intention was to go over to barbi's (the other leader) house and have dinner and watch a movie! the only movie we watched was herbie- fully loaded. and that was because barb's kids were watching it! the rest of us gabbed all night long!

barbi made taco soup and i made dessert! when i got there at 5pm, michelle and bethanie were making a salsa kind of dip. it was so great to see them! i saw bethanie just the other day and she is so wonderful! i haven't seen michelle is soooo long! she is amazing! i have really missed her! ashlee was in the bathroom with barbi, doing her hair! it was so cute! i went in and there they were ... just chatting about life, boys, school... whatever!

michelle had to leave to go to a game and then rachel came over. i haven't seen rachel forever too! she looked amazing and is doing so well. i am so proud of her!

we all just sat and talked... we played a game i like to call the question game... someone asks a question and everyone has to answer. it is so fun!

i love these girls! i am so proud of each of them and the beautiful women they are growing up to be! i am truly honored to be part of their lives! i am a better person because of it!

a huge thanks goes to barbi- for letting us use her home, for letting me hold and play with her 4 week old baby, for being a good and kind friend who i love!

bethanie- for having the courage to make good choices, for being so kind to everyone- especially barbi's kids. and for keeping in contact with me... the old married lady...

rachel- for being beautiful, for accomplishing things that i would never have to courage to do! running in a marathon is a big deal! for setting goals and not being afraid to do them!

michelle- for standing up for what you believe to be good and true, for staying true to yourself, for loving life and all that it has to offer. and for being someone that i look up to.

and ashlee- for being the great example that you are, for not being afraid to stand up for what you believe, for having the courage to love someone when it might not be all that easy.

i love you each and am blessed to be your friends! love ya girls!

Monday, April 23, 2007

scrapbook kits...

do you like to scrapbook? well, i do! my friend noe does too and she told me about this great thing! a kit of the month!
check out this website! the kits are dang cute and really affordable!
i need one!
(key word... need!)
ok... here is the site... check it out!
soooooooooooooooo great! you won't be sorry!

Friday, April 20, 2007

i love fridays!!!

i just love fridays! it means that i get 2 1/2 whole days to do just what i want to!!!

love it! love it! love it!!

i feel like making a list of my favorite friday/weekend activities! here it goes...

1. i usually am out of hours for work on fridays, which means i HAVE to leave early! that really is too bad! i really love being at work... oh well....

2. kevin and i usually go on a date at some point during the weekend... i like to go on fridays because i am up and doing stuff already. on saturdays i like to be lazy and do stuff around the house. not big into leaving... therefore, the date is better on fridays...

3. during the summer ann and julie and i always go yard saleing! it is so fun! we are true yard sale junkies! i can't wait for the weather to get a little better so we can start our usual routine!

4. we are members of netflix and love it! by the time the weekend rolls around we usally stock pile the movies so we can watch them! i get 2 chick flick movies and kevin usually gets some action stuff! we rotate movies so we both enjoy them! it works well for us!

5. sleeping in!!!! is by far the best part of the weekend! i have to be at work by 5am, so getting the chance to sleep past 4am is huge for me! the sad part is that 7:30-8am is not considered sleeping in! ha!

ok... so that is my list of great weekend stuff to do... what does your list look like?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

let's go for a trip!

ok... now you have to check this out!
Subject: Google Directions
2. click on "maps"
3. click on "get directions"
4. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box)
5. type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)(hit get directions)
6. scroll down to step #23
have fun!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy 5 Year Wedding Anniversary!!!!!!!

today is our 5 year wedding anniversary!!!

9 April 2002!!

i can't believe how quickly the last 5 years have gone by! it seems like just yesterday that we were standing in front of these beautiful fountains at the logan temple!

i love my wedding dress! my mom made it from a picture that i had given her! it was very simple, yet elegant! i love it, i love it, i love it!

kevin looked so handsome in his tux. he is my knight in shining armor! what a guy!

i loved having my parents there with us...

and kevin's aunt pam...

we were so blessed to have so many family and friends with us on our special day! my best friend, ann, was my maid of honor. kevin's friend, charlie, was his best man. my uncle steve and cousin carrie flew in from indiana. we had friends from near and far to share this day with us! we are forever grateful for everyones kindness and love!

we had a fun luncheon and a great reception! a day full of wonderful memories!

We will always remember 9 April, 2002...

Jennifer JoAnne Carroll


Kevin Ozell Little

Forevers & Evers, Amen.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

more easter!

ok... so tonight kevin and i went over to my best friends house (ann) for dinner. she and her roommate (julie) made a yummy dinner and lotsa strawberry stuff for dessert! it was so good!

anyway... all of a sudden annie pulls out these dang cute easter baskets for kevin and i! i have never gotten a basket that was already made up! sooooooooooo fun!

my basket had cute little straw hat with flowers and a little purse to match! kevins was fun too! he got a little plastic robot that did some pretty funky things!
what a fun end to a nice day! thanks annie and julie! you rock!

Happy Easter!

What a beautiful thing to celebrate! The Love of our Savior!

President Gordon B. Hinckley on Easter...

"This is Easter morning. This is the Lord’s day, when we celebrate the greatest victory of all time, the victory over death.
Those who hated Jesus thought they had put an end to Him forever when the cruel spikes pierced His quivering flesh and the cross was raised on Calvary. But this was the Son of God, with whose power they did not reckon. Through His death came the Resurrection and the assurance of eternal life. None of us can fully understand the pain He bore as He prayed in Gethsemane and subsequently hung in ignominy between two thieves while those who looked at Him taunted Him and said, “He saved others; himself he cannot save” (Matt. 27:42; Mark 15:31).
With sorrow unspeakable those who loved Him placed His wounded, lifeless body in the new tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. Gone was hope from the lives of His Apostles, whom He had loved and taught. He to whom they had looked as Lord and Master had been crucified and His body laid in a sealed tomb. He had taught them of His eventual death and Resurrection, but they had not understood. Now they were forlorn and dejected. They must have wept and wondered as the great stone was rolled to seal the burial place.
The Jewish Sabbath passed. Then came a new day, a day that ever after was to be the Lord’s day. In their sorrow Mary Magdalene and the other women came to the tomb. The stone was no longer in place. Curiously they looked inside. To their astonishment the tomb was empty.
Distraught and fearful, Mary ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved. She cried, “They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him” (John 20:2).
They came running, and their fears were confirmed. Disconsolate, they looked and then “went away again unto their own home” (John 20:10).
“But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
“And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
“And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
“And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
“Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God” (John 20:11–17).
She who had loved Him so much, she who had been healed by Him, was the first to whom He appeared. There followed others, even, as Paul declares, up to 500 brethren at one time (see 1 Cor. 15:16).
Now the Apostles understood what He had tried to teach them. Thomas, on feeling of His wounds, declared, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).
Can anyone doubt the veracity of that account? No event of history has been more certainly confirmed. There is the testimony of all who saw and felt and spoke with the risen Lord. He appeared on two continents in two hemispheres and taught the people before His final ascension. Two sacred volumes, two testaments speak of this most glorious of all events in all of human history. But these are only accounts, the faithless critic says. To which we reply that beyond these is the witness and the testimony, borne by the power of the Holy Ghost, of the truth and validity of this most remarkable event. Through the centuries untold numbers have paid with the sacrifice of their comforts, their fortunes, their very lives for the convictions they carried in their hearts of the reality of the risen, living Lord.
And then comes the ringing testimony of the Prophet of this dispensation that in a wondrous theophany he saw and was spoken to by the Almighty Father and the Risen Son. That vision, glorious beyond description, became the wellspring of this The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with all the keys, authority, and power found therein, and the sustaining comfort to be found in the testimony of its people.
There is nothing more universal than death, and nothing brighter with hope and faith than the assurance of immortality. The abject sorrow that comes with death, the bereavement that follows the passing of a loved one are mitigated only by the certainty of the Resurrection of the Son of God that first Easter morning."
(This Glorious Easter Morn, Ensign May 1996)

I add my testimony to our prophets, that Jesus is the Christ. He Lives! He gave his life so that each of us may live again as well. I know that this is true.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

can i just tell you...

what a great man that i married!

kevin and i will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary on monday, 9 April 2007! wow! how time flies by!

anyway... i wanted to make a big deal out of our anniversary, not just the usual thing! well, we are a little tight on money right now and kevin, being the thrifty person that he is, suggested that we just stay home this weekend.

i will be honest, i was not all that excited about the idea. i wanted it to be special, different. not just another regular weekend at home.

kevin said that he had a surprise planned for me this morning... the only catch was that we had to leave our house at 5am in order to do it!

whoh whoh wait a minute! 5am! are you crazy!
this is my day off!

well, i decided that if he was going to take the time and plan something special, like i asked him too, then i should at least do it... (without complaining!)

so, off we go at 5am on a saturday... i kinda slept when we got in the car. before i knew it, we were in bear lake!

he pulled up to a construction site on the top of the mountain and we sat there and waited for the sunrise! it was beautiful! i loved it!

we have been wanting to do something like this for so long! just never had the chance to do so!

what a great anniversary gift! he gave me a mountain, a lake and a beautiful sunrise to go with it! i wish that i had taken my camera! (then again, that would have spoiled the surprise!)

anyway... it was a great start to a great day!

thanks kev! i love you!

Friday, April 06, 2007

a handful of totally random questions!

ok... so this survey was a little different and had some fun questions, so i had to post it too! what do you think? i would love to hear your answers to these...

totally random questions!

1.) What side of the heart do you draw first?

2.) Can you dive without plugging your nose?
i am not really a diving kind of person. but when i do "jump" in, i do not plug my nose.

3.) What color is your razor?
uh... white, i think

4.) What is your blood-type?
uh... not sure... that would probally be a good thing to know!

5.) Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?
no one! that is a long time! hee hee!

6.) Where would you go to live for the rest of your life if you could?
i love logan! so i think that i want to be here. as long as i am close to family and friends, i am happy anywhere!

7.) How do you feel about carrots?
well, they are orange and yummy... raw, not cooked!

8.) How many chairs at the dining room table?
usually only 1 and it is just there so we have somewhere to sit when we are putting on our shoes.

9.) Which Spice Girl is the best?
not sure i know what a "spice girl" is... ooops!

10.) What's your favorite color?
navy blue, but loving orange and lime green right now.

11.) What's your least favorite animal?
i am not a big fan of skunk

12.) What's your favorite kind of gum?
extra- winter mint or spearmint

13.) Do you scrapbook?
love it! when i find time... and my desk!

14.) Do you use words that you don't know the meaning to?
i am sure that i do... gotta think about that one!

15.) Do you like to sleep?
oh ya!

16.) Do you know which United States' states don't use Daylight savings?

17.) Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart?
you bet! that just shows that i am totally an 80's child!

18.) Do you want a bright yellow 06 ford mustang?
no thanks. i will just take a navy blue pontiac vibe... is that ok? ( i am loving that car!- too bad i will never be able to afford one!)

19.) What's something you've always wanted?
besides the pontiac vibe? to be the best friend/person that i can be!

20.) Do you have hairy legs?
not usually...

21.) What does "Semper Fidelis" stand for?
not a clue

22.) Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?

23.) Do you wear a lot of black?
not really. i like more of the brighter colors...

24.) Describe your hair?
dark or dirty blonde

25.) Who is your best friend?
ann! we have been friends for over 26 years! she is the BEST!

26.) Do you have a tan?
yeah right! i am the standard night light when people are camping!

27.) Are you a computer addict?

28.) Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?
i love it! i have a great mom! she is truly one of a kind and i love her!

29.) Are you a sugar freak?
not a freak... but i surely am not going to turn it down.

30.) Do you like orange juice?
yummy! that is the best!

31.) What sign are you?

32.) Can you count to ten in more than one language?
yes, english and spanish

33.) Who did you copy this from?

34.) How do you know them?
she used to work with me at sam's club.

35. Have you kissed anyone in the last week?
yup! my cute husband.

36.) What are your plans for this weekend?
well, it is easter weekend, but it is also our 5 year wedding anniversary! wahoo! we are going to have a nice relaxing weekend at home!

the friend survey...

Friends Survey
What time is it?
12:36 pm friday
What's your full name?
Jennifer JoAnne Little

What are you most afraid of?
losing family or friends

What is the most recent movie that you saw in a theater?
Night at the Museum

Place of birth?
Indianapolis, Indiana

Favorite food?
right now... loving salads!

What's your natural hair color?
dirty blonde... dark blonde...???

Ever been to Alaska?

Ever been toilet paper rolling?
oh yeah!

Love someone so much it made you cry?
many times!

Been in a car accident?
does side swipping a telephone pole count?

Croutons or bacon bits?
both! and lots of them!

Favorite day of the week?

Favorite restaurant?
i really like the local spots... angies, bluebird.
if i have to pick a chain, i am liking tgi fridays lately.

Favorite Flower?
roses and daisys

Favorite sport to watch?
volleyball & basketball

Favorite drink?
fresh lemonade and water with lemon-
really like lemon... can you tell?

Favorite ice cream?
in the mood for strawberry

Disney or Warner Brothers?
Disney- all of the way!

Ever been on a ship?
no, but i am hoping that next year my husband and i can go on a cruise!

What color is your bedroom carpet?

How many times did you fail your driver's test?

What do you do when you are bored?
watch my dvr'd shows, surf the net, read, scrapbook....
too bad that i never get the chance to be bored! all of those things sound really fun!

between 8 - 8:30! i know! i am old! but i have to be at work at 5am!
geez! what do you expect!

Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses?
anyone that will respond! ahead! post your answers on the blog!

Favorite TV show?
i have so many! to name a few... amazing race, survivor, cold case, close to home,
american idol, csi, apprentice...
the list goes on...

Last person you went to dinner with?
kevin, carrie (my cousin), ann and julie

What are your favorite colors?
i love navy blue, but i am really liking orange and lime green lately!
can you tell?

How many tattoos do you have?
How many pets do you have?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

What do you want to do before you die?
meet oprah winfrey and travel lots!

Have you ever been to Hawaii?
yes, but i want to go again!

Have you been to countries outside the U.S.?
only mexico

Time this survey ended?
12:46pm friday...
now, that was really fun! go ahead... post your answers too!