Thursday, September 18, 2008

And the new kitchen paint color is.....(drum roll please).....

YELLOW!! Yay, hubby! And it was completely his idea. I was going for blue but decided it reminded me too much of a baby's nursery. Since we aren't ready for that just yet, the yellow idea scored with me! And thanks to Marilyn Olson, we have a beautiful sunflower water-color painting that she graciously made and gave to us as a wedding gift! She is so very talented! I can't wait to see how it looks next to our yellow paint (no, it isn't street light yellow or anything. It's just perfect.) We almost have all of our new cabinets installed and we're getting our granite installed next week! Woo hoo! Things are really pumping along.

Now, if only Aaron would cave on letting me paint a contrast wall in the living room.....hmmmmm......i'll keep everyone posted on that small battle ;)

Watch for pictures soon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is it Important??

I am at a crossroads in my job and have been struggling with the same thing over and over again. Which is more important?

A. To do my job correctly and uphold the integrity of my responsibilities?


B. By doing so, run the risk of jeopardizing the "like-ability" (i hate the term, but will use it anyway) my co-workers have for me?

I have found that it is rather difficult to obtain both positives. Why? Because I have a job that requires people to make extra effort. Clearly, some people don't like to make extra effort!! Even if it's for the RIGHT REASONS! I mean, can't we all just play by the rules?? I get so tired of the D.C. politics - Not just in the sense of true politics, but work-place politics.

It is easy to be swayed, but I am remaining faithful to my position that I have an integrity and respect to maintain with the senior management whom I report directly to. I try so hard to not be swayed by the lack of appreciation or disrespect for what i'm asked (not to mention) paid to do. We have rules that require employees to follow certain procedures. Often times the "procedures" aren't fun. Which means, Jenny's job sometimes isn't very fun.

Life is just dang hard sometimes. Really. End of post.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Please take the time to read this article. I need not say much - It really speaks for itself.

May I add, I am so proud to be the wife of such an honorable man who serves his country so well!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Quick Update

Aaron and I should finally have high speed internet at home by tonight! With all the construction going on at home, Aaron hasn't wanted to pay for it. Can I say that I blame him?? But that means that i'll finally be able to post pictures and become much better at this whole world of blogging.

I can't wait to share pictures of the progress on our house. Aaron is such an amazing handy-man! Right now, there is dust EVERYWHERE since he's been dry-walling the kitchen. We hope to pick out a paint color tonight. I hope to convince Aaron to be a little more adventurous. I like colors, he likes whites.....bummer. I'm sure no matter what, it will help once we start decorating. I keep telling everyone, "you'll know when our kitchen is done when I start coming around with cookies!" I am excited to use my new Kitchen Aid mixer, courtesy of Gram and Grandpa Gordon!

Also, good news! Wedding pictures are up for viewing on our photographer's Web site! Scroll down to the bottom of my blog and you'll find the link. He and his team did such an incredible job. But, this is a fair warning. There are 1200 pictures! So plan to make a night of it! When you get to his site, select the "recent events" option. Scroll down to our album and the passcode is meregord, all lower case. Enjoy!

More updates to come! :)