Sunday, April 29, 2007

I was tagged

well, auntie Anna told me to do this soooo.... here it is!

1. What is your full name? Jenna-Jo
2. What are you most afraid of? really big gangsters at my school, drowning, and getting my licence (maybe everyone should be afraid of that!)
3. What is the most recent movie that you’ve seen in the theater? I went and saw Meet the Robinson's with the fam
4. Where were you born? Lancaster, CA
5. What is your favorite food? I'm not sure... maybe tamales
6. What is your natural hair color? Naturally I think I'm a Burnett
7. Have you ever been to Alaska? No. But i want to go there
8. Have you ever toilet papered someone’s house? yea, tehe
9. Have you ever loved someone so much it made you cry? Not yet.
10. Have you ever been in a car accident? a big one? not that i know of, but i was in a car that got bumped and we pulled over and exchanged info. does that count?
11. Croutons or bacon bits? croutons, but I'm not really big on them
12. What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday Hands down!
13. What is your favorite restaurant? ummmm... chillies?
14. What is your favorite flower? My all time favorite flower is the Daisy!!!!
15. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football. Imma Longhorn fan!
16. What is your favorite sport to play? swimming! <3
17. What is your favorite drink? Dr.Pepper
18. What is your favorite ice cream? not sure, i like to mix peanut butter with chocolate ice cream
19. Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney
20. Have you ever been on a ship? I've been on boats
21. What color is your bedroom carpet? Beige with dots of color. I think its ugly
22. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? I haven't taken it yet
23. Who was your last e-mail from? It was a message from one of my myspace friends
24. When is your usual bedtime? 10-ish
25. What is your favorite TV show? friends, what i like about you, one tree hill, and 7th heaven
26. Who was the last person you went to dinner with? Grandma and Papa
27. What are your favorite colors? teal, red, and pink
. How many tattoos/piercings do you have and where and what are they? Just my ears.
29. How many pets do you have? 2- Jack and Millie. we've had many pets but none of them last unless they're dogs
30. List something you would like to do before you die. Go sky diving, bungi jumping, scuba diving, parachuting, and spelunking
31. Have you ever been to Hawaii? nope
32. Have you ever been to countries outside of the US? no but I've been all over the US
33. What were you/will you be doing at 31 and 32 years old? I don't even want to think that far ahead.

I'm tagging Too Many To Count (as sad as it is I don't have anyone else to tag :( )

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

my $ problems

OK. So maybe my brilliant essay plan didn't work, but i think i have found a substitute! You see, I have a amazing math teacher who has taught my more in the past 6 months than I've learned in 2 years. And for some strange reason we were talking about buying clothes and she said that last year she saved up her spare change for one year and by the time school came around again her son was asking for new clothes. So, she gave him her big jar of change and it ended up being 200 and something dollars!!! After that I started saving up some of my change and the few coins i found around the house, in the car, and in my closet. I started in February and soon forgot about it; until I was cleaning out my purse today. I had alot of change from my lunch money in there so I put it in my jar. The strange thing is, is that the jar was kinda heaving when I took it down. So today me and Lou-Lou counted everything and it ended up being 28$ and alot of pennies! Now I can either go and get 2 new shirts from my favorite new store, Rue 21, or I can keep saving up and see what happens! Of coarse I realize that change doesn't exactly add up quickly, but I think that in about another month I could have enough to buy a new outfit for DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!
There are only 6 weeks, including this one, left of school and man am i ready for summer vacation! actually I've been ready since the beginning of x-mas break.

Monday, April 23, 2007

to my advantage!

I've decided to use this blog post as a persuasive essay to my mother. You see for months now I have been begging, non-stop, her to give me an allowance. So if this doesn't work... then i don't know what will. (by the way this is mostly for my mom to read so if i add some thing that you don't really get its because there may be things that would usually only make sense to me and her)

P1 What would happen to you and your life if your source of money, lets call it your allowance, stopped coming to you? Would you be able to pay bills, buy grocery's, or ever hang out with your friends? Of coarse not! Without money your activities are limited. Of coarse I understand that I am only a teenager and that I do not necessarily need a credit card, a cell phone, or a pony but is a small allowance once a week really too much to ask for? I also know that with privileges such as an allowance come responsibilities (for which i believe I am fully qualified to handle).
P2 As with all privileges comes responsibilities. For example if you get a new pet you become responsible for taking care of that pet and keeping it alive, if you are asked to baby-sit you are responsible for those kids lives until the parents return, or in my case, if you receive a weekly allowance your responsibility would be to pay tithing, save another 10% in your saving and sparingly/wisely use the rest for your pleasure. As you can see I have already planned out the way I would use my allowance.
P3 Like I have already mentioned I have a plan to use an allowance to my best advantage. 10% would automatically go to tithing. Another 10% would be sent to a savings account for emergencies and my future plans (such as a car, college, etc.). Then whatever was left I would put to more leisurely things. You see, I had a LONG talk with Papa today and he explained to me the importance and guide lines to budgeting. Mom, I am sure you are pretty tired of refusing my pleads for money to go to the movies or to go out with my friends. I know I am.
P4 I always seem to be short on money. Whether it is to buy new clothes, buy birthday presents, movies with friends, football games, etc. I think that if you allow me this privilege I will learn alot. Papa has explained to my how important budgeting is and how i should practice while I'm young so that it doesn't come back and bite me in the butt when I'm older. Obviously I am pretty dang desperate (you know with me writing essays about it even when i hate, with a passion, essays) for this responsibility. By the way mom I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Today is a very special day. It is My mom's birthday and its my new brother-in-law-'s (prince eric) birthday. So like every other year it is traditional to sing happy birthday. But since only the people who am with will hear it i decided to write it out on my blog so everyone can read it.

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear mom and (this is the part where i would usually say the actual name but sence i cant...) prince eric,
Happy Birthday to you!

And many more.....

P.S. i didnt have a pic with just prince eric in it so just pretend arial isnt there :)

Sunday, April 15, 2007


over the past 3 days I have been at youth conference. This year we started off in the stake center eating dinner and preforming skits we had prepared. It all started good until the tornado hit. We vacated to the cinder block halls and waited it out there. A few people went outside and brought back hail the size of golf balls! The rest of the night went according to plan and we said goodbye until tomorrow at 7 am.
I was surprised the next morning at how hard it was to wake up at 6 on a Saturday! But unwillingly we ran out the door, wearing as many layers as possible, and picked up Emma. We went to the stake center and got onto buses with our new "family". Emma and I sat in the middle right in front of a group of THE most annoying boys ever! All the 2 hours that we were driving they talked and laughed and asked us for our numbers and sprayed cologne (that didn't even smell good). We finally got there and IT WAS FREEZING COLD!! i had on two shirts, a sweatshirt, and two jackets but i still felt like i was in an icebox. We built wagons and trekked across five miles of Fields of cacti, rocks, streams, pipes, and fallen trees. It was a little hard but not as bad as i had thought, but then again i only went five miles and the real pioneers went across hundreds of miles! There were mostly 4 things going through my head when i got there: It's cold, My nose is gonna get frostbite and fall off, stupid cactus, and i was not meant to be a pioneer. there was a reason i was born in this time period and I think it was because I would not have made a good pioneer. after our miles were done we went to a big field were we set up a bar-B-Q. At this youth conference there were more than 150 kids so we were a BIG group. for the rest of the night we ate, socialised, and square danced. That's right... square dance. In my group we didn't really know what to do so what ended up happening was we ( 8 of us) held hands, spun in circles, and jumped around. None the less, it was fun. we rode the buses back home and got back at about 10pm. The trek was a success.
Today was the last day of youth conference. After church we carpooled back to the stake center and had a testimony meeting. I was shocked at how many people bore their testimony! there were non-stop people going up and we ran out of time so some of us didn't get to go. :( But you could feel the spirit very strongly.
This was my first year of youth conference and i loved it! I made tons of friends and i can not wait until next year. All in all, this was one of those weekends you wont forget.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

take me out to the ballgame....

We (my family minus stepper, Emma, and I) went to a Texas Rangers game! Something about screaming when you don't know what going on and and getting peanut shells spit on you from the the guy sitting behind you attracts my attention. I got to bring along my friend Emma. It was very fun! I even got a shirt that's big enough to wear as a dress! We had a blast and ended up getting home at around 11:30 pm. then of coarse i couldn't go to bed without taking a shower to get the remaining peanut shells off of me so i went to bed at around 1:00 am. I woke up this morning to the dang alarm clock, hit the snooze button about 8 times until mom came to wake up up with 10 mins before we head out the door; i stuffed random things in my bag and ran out the door.

If you look hard you can see me pointing to the baseball stadium! :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


my mom said that I'm not supposed to write the names of my family for security reasons...soooo i made up nick names. In my moms blog we are known as DH, D, G (D's hubby), S, J, H, E, and G. In my blog they will be called Obey-one (DH), mom, Ariel (D), Prince Eric (D's hubby), Star Stepper (S), me (J laughing to self), Monster (H), Skywalker (E), and Lou Lou (G). I think they suit us pretty well!
Well, there are 10 days till the TAKS tests. : (((( something i am not exactly looking forward to. So for the next 2 weeks it will be crunch time. Really the only tests I'm worried about are science and History. I've always been bad at science, and in history my excuse is that i have one of the MOST BORING teachers in history's history (and that's saying something)!!! this is our class schedule for 5th period history: walk in, sit down, Mrs. S lectures for 45 mins, bell rings, grab hw on way out. She talks everyday! NON-STOP! and you would think she might get sick or maybe even loose her voice, but no!!! so i guess what I'm saying here is that i have a scheduled nap during 5th period and the TAKS testing is going to mess that up.