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Saturday, October 29, 2011

holy hannah.

well i think the words "lost track of time" would be an understatement right now. i have not posted in forever. so much has happened.. well, my parents moved BACK to idaho. yeah, i know. already. i got my wisdom teeth out {2 of them anyways. 1 to go. but thats already been talked about} and i got braces. braceface is the new name, dont wear it out. im cool like that.
fiona and natalie came and went. they are never here long enough. it was so great having them here. we went and ate lots of food, shopped, and watched a hell of a lot of the vampire diaries. i love me some of the salvatore brothers ha. such a good show. I took photos for karli and jaren and they turned out so great. its not hard to get great photos when you have such great and good looking people to take pics of. that same comment being said for krystal and camerons wedding. it was FAB. best wedding ive done to date and i love love loved the party. good times :)
im upset. i am. jersday is no more. next season or jersey shore better be as sleazy as this last season or we are going to be quite upset. it ain't easy bein sleazy. not all the good shows are gone though. extreme makeover home edition is back with new episodes; making me bawl my eyes out every sunday night. {as usual} TVD season 3 started, bomb. i used to be fat is back on. gold rush: alaska. SNL. its been a good last few weeks in the Roussel household dvr.  
i have become slightly obsessed with Drake as of late. okay. slightly might be an undetstatement. i love his voice. it be bomb. headlines is constantly stuck in my head. music makes me happy and all of ya'll know that. Karlees bridal shower was last night and it was faboo. so much fun with everyone there. she is so sweet and innocent it was fun to watch her blush. i took family photos today for some neighbors of ours then sky and i went to red lobster. well, the sign was broken, so it was just Lobster. i had chicken and it wasnt too bad. im on my . though, so everthing makes me sick. lucky me. and my hormones are going INSANE. crying in the middle of the floor has become and expertise of mine... enough typing for me. i cant stop haha. goodnight!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

pregnant?!

YEAAAAH NOT ME.. BUT EVERONE ELSE IS!
ITS BABY SEASON IN FULL FORCE AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. IT IS GOOD BIRTH CONTROL, REALLY. THAT WAY, EVERYONE CAN HAVE THEIR BABIES, I CAN PLAY WITH THEM AND GIVE THEM BACK WHEN THEY CRY OR THROW UP ON ME.. BUT ONCE THEY THROW UP, WHATS THE POINT IN GIVING THEM BACK. I MEAN, YOURE ALREADY COVERED IN CURDLED MILK SOOOO.. YA
I GOT 2 OF MY WISDOM TEETH OUT ON THURSDAY MORNING.. KILL ME. KILL ME NOW. OKAY IT WASNT THAT BAD FOR THE FIRST DAY, BUT THE LONGER IT HAS BEEN, THERE IS ALOT MORE SWELLING AND ALOT MORE PAIN. ITS LIKE SOMEONE HAS A FORM AND IS STABBING ME OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN THE JAW {THERE WOULD BE ALOT MORE "OVERS" IN THERE BUT I THINK YOU GET THE PICTURE}I NOW HATE JELLO. AND I HATE PUDDING. ITS BASICALLY ALL I HAVE EATEN FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS BECAUSE I AM TOO AFRAID TO EAT ANYTHING THATS HARD OR PARTICLE FOODS.
WELL,

ITS CONFERENCE WEEKEND!
 LET ME JUST MAKE IT BE KNOWN, PRESIDENT MONSON IS JUST ADORABLE. I AM SO VERY EXCITED FOR THE TEMPLES THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING. THE ONES THAT I KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOING ARE THE ONES IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA. STAR VALLEY, WYOMING. AND IN PROVO, UTAH. TEMPLES ARE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS AND I AM BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ENTER INTO THOSE SACRED PLACES. BEING MARRIED IN THE TEMPLE TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN ON THE TOP OF MY LIST OF GREATEST EXPERIENCES. I AM STUCK WITH THAT MAN FOREVER AND I COULDNT BE ANY HAPPIER.
WE HAVE HAD THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEK TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME HOME ELDER BLAKE WILLIAMS.

SKY HAS BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE MONTHS AND DAYS WAITING FOR BLAKE TO BE HERE. THEY WOULD WRITE EVERY WEEK AND SKYLER WOULD TELL ME ALL OF THE STORIES AND EXPERIENCES BLAKE HAD IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. HE LOVES BLAKE LIKE A LITTLE BROTHER AND IS SO PROUD OF HIM THAT HE SERVED A FULL-TIME MISSION FOR THE CHURCH.
THESE NEXT 2 WEEKS ARE GOING TO BE SO CRAZY! FIONA IS COMING!
 NATALIE IS COMING! FIONA WILL BE STAYING AT THE HOUSE WITH ME AND SKYLER FOR 2 WEEKS! I HAVENT SEEN HER IN WAY TOO LONG. SHE JUST HAPPENED TO BUY A TICKET FOR WHEN NATALIE IS GOING TO BE HERE AS WELL FOR BROOKES WEDDING!! PERFECT TIMING ON HER PART! SHE WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I TOLD HER NATALIE WOULD BE HERE TOO THAT SHE JUST HAAAAD TO COME VISIT. IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT 2 WEEKS IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL. I AM TAKING FAMILY PHOTOS FOR A FRIEND, HER HUSBAND AND 2 BEAUTIFUL BOYS, AND THE NEXT WEEKEND I WILL BE SHOOTING CAMERON AND KRYSTALS WEDDING. IT WILL BE A GREAT AND BUSY TIME THAT IS FOR CERTAIN.
TIME FOR ME TO REWIND CONFERENCE AND WATCH WHAT I HAVE MISSED.
LOVE YOU ALL.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

oh goodness.

life has been better. not so much sickness, not so much stress, lots of delicious food. Life cant get better right?
...i love Up All Night...
that is the first thing that i post because it is what i am watching at this very moment. that is beside the point. Its hillarious. i love Maya Rudolph. i do. shes hillarious.
 i got to Skype with Brandon today for like half an hour which was faboo. he stripped for me. i saw his collar bone and we shared a Milo candy bar. i think i need to get skyler a skype. every time i am on he always tries to creep in the backround of all my conversations. what a bum. not even kidding.
it is still hot as sin here. just in case you are wondering.. sin is seriously SO hot..  the sun is shining and i hate it. i do not like the sun one bit. he burns me and makes me peel and then be white again. its not MY fault i was born basically albino! {although the 2 times i have been to Florida i got tan and it made me ver very happy!}
Its wedding season. its baby season.
everyone is either having a baby or getting pregnant and it makes me so very happy. babies scare me and make me think i am going to break them. once they hit about 4 or 5 months then its fun happy time and i play with them lots and lots. sky + i have been very on-again-off-again with the whole baby topic. everyone says the coined phrase "youll just know." i dont know so obviously its not time. right? at least thats my argument with the hubby. lets see how long that lasts before our stances switch again. ill be begging for a baby and he will say no. oh well i guess? when we are both ready then i guess we will know it is for sure the right time.
this blog post is EVERYWHERE. i keep getting distracted by my pinterest on the other screen and the cmt top 20 countdown to my left.   just one more thing and i think i will be done. i got new business cards. i love these little puppies. they look different in person because they are printed on paper that has a pearl finish on them so they are shiny!! i LOVE shiny!
designed them myself and i think theyre great. if you dont like them then you suck and i couldnt care less haha. i tried uploading a photo of them but it keeps putting it smack dab in the middle of my post and it pissed me off to the point where i dont care if it is on here or not... stupid computer.


okay i tried again and it worked so obviously i cared enough to try a katrillion times and it had to work at some point. IN YOUR FACE TECHNOLOGY! okay im done. too much distraction. i just saw a great pin and now taylor swift is on.  

Saturday, September 10, 2011

in sickness + in health

well I sure hope he meant it! This stress is getting to me people. badly. I have been up for hairs thinking and editing and puking.. wracking my brain on how to get out of these situations I am in. I have gotten support from many of you and I am very appreciative of that. All of your kind words make me wake up every morning with my head held high not feeling like a piece of crap like some people want me to feel. My body does this thing when I get stressed out; it always has & I HATE it. It basically shuts down. I can't keep food in my system, I can't sleep (hence the 1:15am blog post) and it sucks. It's horrible. I hate that Skyler has to deal with me like this all the time. We will be out or have plans and we have to head home early because "I don't feel good." I feel so bad for the kid. Anyone want to take my place so he can hit the town every once in a while?? I have a cousin who has Crohn's Disease and he posted an article on how they have discovered new evidence that Crohn's runs through cousins.. do I have it.. do I have a gluten allergy.. am I lactose-intolerant.. or OS my body shutting down again due to stress for the millionth time in my life? We might not ever figure it out...
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

i'm on one

okay so heres the skinny. work is freaking kicking my butt. so this is what im going to do. im going to vent the crap out of this post then go on and pretend like i didnt. haha. okay not really but kinda.
i have been so stressed. anxiety, major. i never have had anxiety worse, or ever, than i have had the last couple weeks. my palms get sweaty. my heart POUNDS. my head throbs full of the possibilities of what could go wrong in my head. and with my luck, most of it has happened. i had a shoot with a bride whom i have known for years. i gave her her photos and the words came out. the words i have been dreading from ANY customer of mine.. "i hate them. every single one of them." what i dont understand is this: you have known me so long. you have seen my work, ALL of my work. you cant get the photos back and hate them.. doesnt make sense. she wanted a full refund of her deposit and a disk with all of her formal bridal photos on them so she could do with them what she wanted. i said no. is that wrong of me? i didnt think it is. I had already taken the time out of my schedule to shoot + edit the photos.. after talking to my good friend cami, i refunded half of her deposit, had he sign a release and was finished. it took some of the stress away. but not all of it. my dr perscribed me propranolol for anxiety and headaches and i really hope it works. this new me has come out of nowhere and its driving me nuts. taking photos of other people is really the only type of therapy that has kept me going.
photos. cooking. friends.
ive been gone, last weekend utah, this weekend, vegas. i loved being in Utah. spending time with my cousins up there was such a good time. jakey had just gotten home from his mission Seattle, Washington, and i hadnt seen scott since he had come home. Hailey + I also got to spend time together. weird that we live right down the road from one another but we spend time togetehr 800 miles away from home. it was a great time.

Vegas was great. the Watkins family is amazing and they always know how to make us feel riiiight at home. When we found out it was Davids 50th birthday, we just HAD to make it up there. we spent time with ronda, david, the twins, mackenzie and elises family. we went to canes, shopping, and had davids birthday party! {the next morning david made us biscuits + gravy. YUM} this last weekend was great. it gave skyler some time away from work which he needed so much! he has been working so hard and has been amazingly supportive of all of this BS drama that has been swarming around me and i am glad that we decided to go on vaca. It is almost his birthday and i am super stoked for his gift. even though he knows what it is, i am still SO excited to give it to him. he will be like a kid in a candy store... or a man in a gun store. either way, he will be happy which will make ME happy.
this weekend was supposed to be the wedding {dramabride is now her new name} I was going to shoot but since the F&FR was signed, i am no longer bust this weekend. Friday night its the dbacks throwback game and then saturday i am taking skyler out to dinner for his birthday. possibly firebirds? thats what he has thrown out and i hope thats what he sticks to! i am craving a bacon wrapped filet mignon. mmm. now im hungry. time to check on my crocpot meal and head back to editing. today has been so blah... but like i said... im on one.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

im weak.

so.. i caved. skyler thought he figured out his birthday present. i have been pretty good at lying about it or throwing him off-course but since he kept asking i decided to show him online.
he flipped & it was great.
i am so excited. i am getting him a bolt action remington 770 with a ss barrel. it full camo with a scope and all. we went to walmart and looked at it and he checked up on the ammo. excited much? answer that with a yes. we also checked out a laptop that is a small possibility for my birthday. that or maybe a disneyland trip.. or whatever skyler wants to do with my day of birth. id love anything from that man. hes so super thoughtful.
jakey is home :) he just got back from his Seattle, Washington mission and i am so so so so super stoked to see him. i got to talk to him today and it made me miss him even more!!! & i get to see scotty { and i havent seen him since before he left to guat }
we head to vegas next weekend and i get to take lovely mackenzies senior pics. AND it will be davids birthday. double whammy! more to post at another time.

hugs not drugs.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

i laugh.

work has been going well and we have been super busy but its been okay. we have a few trips coming up before the end of the year so we're super excited! i have had the opportunity to take photos for a couple of amazing lovers this last week and i am so super excited to share! we went to dinner at rumbi lastnight with dale & cajsa... they pretty much loved it. well, Caj & Paco did but they're all 3 the same. we went to the mall and i got new blush with the help of my wifey and love child. its dior
& it. is. AMAZING!
my dad is down for a couple of weeks so weve been at the rents basically every day. sad news: Falco died. my dad was pretty upset. he lost his little friend. he went to bed and the next morning Flaco {not sure if it was a he or she} was laying next to their large cage dead. he said he thinks it may have just worn itself out trying to fly.. now dads all by him lonesome again. he brought me some new beams for my table! they are 8 in square beams which will look fab as some chunky legs on the table sky made me!
i have figured out what i am going to get skyler for his birthday. i am not going to write it on here because i know it will be the ONE time he decides to look at the blog and it will be the post with his birthday present on it. just my luck. let me know if you want to know what it be!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

woops!

zoe yelled at me to update... okay it wasnt a yell, it was more like... a threateningly "loud" conversation... okay it wasnt any of those things... but ive been asked to update, so i must!!
well, as most people know who have been around the house recently
THE BRO IS HERE!
yup. jered has moved in and he has been the PERFECT house guest. we love that lil guy. my parents also ended up buying a house out here in terra ranch (chandler heights and hawes area) and are making their transition here slowly but surely. my mom and youngest, but definately not LITTLE by any means, are here so kade can start school ontime. he decided to join up on the football team (holla!) which will be great to get the kick-start on the basketball season. my papapa is still up in idaho manning the fort up there til we get it sold. him and his pet Falcon; appropriately named Falcor. Hes going to be mroe of a winter visitor for us down here. it is WAYYY too hot to have to be here all year long. that is for damn sure.
my mom got a job with Epic Media Design & Print aka: Jake Bridge. basically the best printer out there. not even kidding.. look him up. hes fabulous. but she is going to be working her magic on PS for some of his ads and invitations he has coming up. GO JAKE! Jered is working at Morenos on Combs & Ironwood as a busser ((he  doesnt really like too much of the people interaction right now)) and is playing basketball basically every second he gets free.
 I am back at my old job at my aunts husbands dental office. its a grond 'ol time being back with people i love to work with. dont get me wrong i love being at BBB and i love the people i work with so dont take that out of context. I work up front and sit my pretty fanny at a computer all day so eh. i get up as much as a possibly can to stretch out my legs. Skyler is still at MVCI and is being a baller at ITT Tech. that man, i honestly dont know how he does it. i would sit and bed and cry if i had to do what he does on a day to day basis with little sleep. i get grumpy :) hopefully he will be done with school september of 2012 and we will be able to start poppin out mini's. i will have the cutest mini's out there!!
my photography is starting to take off which is something i am loving more and more every day. i am so fortunate enough to have that solid group of friends, including the one who is making me post this (ha jk love you zoe,) family, managers, and especially my awesomely fabulous husband who all love and support me in everything i do. especially the words of encouragement i get when im having a down day or hear nasty things said about me and my creativity. i have 3 weddings, yes..3, coming up.. engagement photos, family sessions, and soon to be scheduled some senior portrait sessions. i am willing to go above and beyond for the ones i love so its nice to see that same kindness and caring feelingas reciprocated when it comes to the people i love.
skyler and i recently traveled down to mexico for the 4th of july! thank you so much to the williams family to opening your condo and arms to us! we love you guys and hope there are many more bonding experiences in the future! i am now addicted to mangos on the beach. or in the pool.. or in my room.. just mangos all around!! i got friend to a durn crisp when i was there but the experience was amazing! Skyler has been talking with Blake about making a trip down there when he gets home from the DR in Sept so i am stoked to spend time with blake and get to know him better!
Abby Justin Sky & I have become fabulously close. for those of you who dont know them, you are seriously missin out. abs and i had been friends since our early teens, and i have known justin since elementary school. we are lucky enough to live literally second away from eachother and basically see one another every day! skyler and justin have taken jered as their apprentice in the scorp hunting industry. he is now the:
Scorpion Hunter In Training... 
(and yes, the acronym for that is accidentally awesome as the name itself!) 
which has come in handy with my mom having found a few scorps at her new casa. one of which kade called us hyperventilating from the top of a kitchen barstool because it was going to "eat him" and was reportedly "as big as his hand." we never found the ferocious beast but he is not forgotten. if you are reading this: watch it beastly. we WILL find you.
 also, i have to admit something:
i, jessica amber lemieux roussel, am addicted to pinterest.
pinterest is the most fabulous invention to ever hit the internet. screw gayspace. screw facepush. its all about the pinning now and i think everyone knows it. thats the awesome part. its like.. when youre a popular girl in high school, you know it. well, not that im speaking from experience, ha, but you rule the playground.  pinterest is the premature rockin hott bod of the playground we call the internet.  so get on or get out. dealio?
now that ive basically sumarized our whole lives in a blog post, its time to edit photos which is why i originally signed onto the computer..
woops!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Uggggh.

my life is horrible. everyone I thought I could trust is falling put from under me. I need new & better friends. any takers?
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Running.

You run away from your problems... see how long that works. I have done nothing butt love you. and really? Blocking me from your blog? Immature.
"living with resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.." & let me tell you, I'm chillin on the couch watching a marathon up there.
Everything is Eventual.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

HEY-O!

OKAY OKAY.


WHO WANTS GOOD/GREAT/AMAZING NEWS??!?!


WELL I DONT HAVE ANY SO TOUGH.
KIDDING!!

 
I GOT OFFERED A YOB.
 YES, A YOB.
 I WOULD BE BACK AT MY UNCLES DENTAL OFFICE BEING A FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT IN CONTROL OF SCHEDULING.
{MWAHAHAHAHA!! I HAVE THE POW-UH!}

 & MY AWESOME HUB-A-DUB IS MORE EXCITED THAN EVER! I AM JUST SAD I WONT BE WORKING AS MUCH AT BBB. I LOVE ME SOME BBB. IT WILL GIVE ME MORE TIME TO WORK ON MY PHOTOG WHICH I LU-HUV. GOOD THINGS ARE TO COME.

LETS ROLL!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

i know

I know you are in a beautiful place filled with happiness. I know you are full of joy and free from any pain, worry or sorrow that we may feel here on this earth. I know you have a perfect body that is absolutely beautiful and pure. I know that you love and watch over me and keep all of us safe. I know you miss us just as much as we miss you. I know I will see you again, and that makes it all the better.
aamc, I miss you.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

venti, please.

Okay, no I'm not speaking another language {technically I am, but no..} and no, I am not at Starbucks, I am here to vent. There have been friends that we have made in the past that have taken it upon themselves to guarantee that they won't be a part of our future... it makes me upset to have to get to this point but really.. we aren't in high school anymore so cut the crap and leave the drama at home. go ahead and talk all the crap you want but don't treat us like we deserve it because we don't...

obviously not worth our time.
au revoir.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

my day documented by my camera.

Kaitlyn {& Kaitlin} Senior Session lol
{^kaitlyn}
{kaitlin^}
a little breaking & entering never hurt anyone
{Ashley, Tyler & Hallie Maternity sesh}
after we finished photos we decided to go to 5Guys.
mmmmm Ash had to pee so bad and there was someone
in the womens restroom so Ty stood guard the mens
so she could go in peace lol 
theyre burgers were good {not as good as trappers}
and their fries were nothing special
but  we had a GREAT time!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

best. commercial. EVER

i love this commercial.
end of story.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

family baptism & family.

well this weekend was a good one. Jordan got baptized {skyler did the baptism. his first in English, very proud} and that means Meg, Aubrey & the kids came down. it was a very fun and event filled Saturday!we went to the baptism and it was awesome. there were 100+ people which is a HUGE turnout for a baptism. we had to go into the cultural hall  to do the talks if that tells you how big it was.


After the baptism all the family headed to Skylers parents house and had a late lunch and hung out inside and in the backyard. we wont see aubrey and the kids again until Easter so we had to make this visit count! i took lots of pictures and will post a couple on here. it was so much fin to hang out with everyone that was there! especially with marleigh dancing on the table about the bokboks.

Friday, March 11, 2011

crossies DO count!

i have been keeping my fingers crossed for a few days now about a job opportunity to go through. we wont know about it for a couple weeks but im still getting antsy. it would get my full time hours while working from an office and from home while still being able to work part time at bed bath & beyond until Skyler finishes school or i get a bun in the oven: whichever comes first.
so please y'all, keep your fingers crossed for me too eh? thanksss.
i have had a couple days off from BBB and have been working on a few projects for some people in the ward while i edit pictures so i have decided to maybe make some things for the house as decor {partly so sky will get off my back about having blank walls} but mostly its things that i SEE in a store that i can whip up without having to pay 39.99 for it. i will be posting my little do-hickeys and thing-a-majigs as i get them done.
this is #1:


Thursday, March 3, 2011

a whole year


march 6 is our anniversary & we still like eachother & laugh more than ever.
id say weve got this whole marriage thing down.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

photog.

so as you all MAY know,
i have been known to dabble in my new love:
photography.
here are some pictures from my latest. the beautiful anna&bree

jessrousselphotography.blogspot.com

Saturday, February 26, 2011

what a week!

inventory sucks.
if i am working at bed bath&beyond next year and they ask me to do inventory theyd better duck in cover or ill karate chop them in the head. my sleep/eating schedule is all kinds of jacked up but its work! 
Skyler starts a new quarter of school in a few weeks which is good & bad. good, i get 2 weeks with my hubby without school! bad, hes starting school again after those lovely 2 weeks.
today is Gerards birthday!!
 hes 18... since when is my little brother allowed to be 18??! Happy Birthday to you broski! see you soon & cant wait for you to be here :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

okay okay okay.

im horrible. i haven't updated this blog in such a long time. let me take an oath.
i, jessica roussel, do solemnly swear to update my blog at LEAST once a week.
And if i do not, may i suffer the consequences.
{said consequences to be named at a later date.}
there. i said it.
everything is going well. skyler is still in school and working as usual and i swear i dont know how he stays alive half the time on his sleep schedule youd think hed be dead or at least asleep standing up! {yes that was a horrible run-on sentence, i know.}
i am feeling much better. after multiple doctors/hospital visits for MANY different problems i am alive & eating my food of choice: steak. i am finishing up the 3rd week of inventory this thursday, one more week and its back to a normal sleep schedule. no more waking up at 3:30 am!
Valentines Day was a fabulous holiday. it was our first married love day so we were very excited to be married with dinner reservations at Firebirds like grown-ups. I know what youre thinking, yes, it was delicious as ever. we are very lucky to have one another and look forward to many vdays in our future.