Tuesday, December 23, 2008

From Me to Three

Sooooooooooo as probably most of you know by now, I'm pregnant! I'm 5 months along, and we find out the gender of the baby in about a week and a half. We are SO excited. Although this has been kind of an emotional roller coaster I wouldn't trade any of it for anything. (this is, of course, with a few months of hindsight, my apologies to everyone who has talked to me up to now and found me more cranky than a piranha that just quit smoking.) And I want to take a moment in this season to thank all of the people who have helped me out.

My Parents- For coming up to see me when I found out, for making absolutely every possible thing they have available to me. The use of their incredibly gorgeous house, their huge tv (efrain especially enjoys that), helping me out with doctors, finding stuff for the wedding, and putting up with me when I was scared and nauseous and nervous, and sad, and...etc. Really I couldn't ask for more sweet and understanding people who love me no matter what and would do anything to help me. I hope I can continue to make you guys proud by being as good of a parent to my own kids as you are to me.

My Roomies- Helping me out and being friends I can confide in. Thanks for being so supportive in helping me to adjust to the idea of being a mommy. If it weren't for your constant efforts in the little day to day things I would be an absolute mess.

My Londolls- Roberta, for answering every little question I had, coming to visit me the day I found out before my family could get to me. Melissa, Bree, and Whitney for offering to help and just being interested and excited for me. I really thank all of you for being so openly accepting and I know you all are in my life for a reason. And I'm SO SUPER EXCITED for our juno themed hen party!!

My extended family- especially Kay and Katie and their families for helping me with the wedding, seriously, you guys are angels!! It is so nice to have someone I trust in charge of this important event. I'm glad I'm in such a generous and loving family. My Aunts and Uncles in St. George, thanks for sending your love and support, your letters, offers of so so so generous assistance, and good vibes this way. I'm really blessed to have all of you on my side. I really admire all of you and the awesome example you have shown me.

My new in-laws- If getting married is the only family I actually get to pick, I really couldn't have had better luck if I had won the lottery. Toni and Adriana for taking me to Mexico in a few weeks, wow, that is really a blessing to meet the rest of the clan! Ramon for being sooo nice to me in spite of my less than perfect Spanish and lame jokes. Diana for always always making me laugh and feel so welcome with her beautiful smile. My heart goes out to every one of you in gratitude of how not just welcoming but helpful and accepting you all are. As if it weren't enough that you gave me the most beautiful, intelligent, capable, charitable, christlike person in the entire world for a spouse, you have accepted and even loved the idea of this baby under less than ideal circumstances. I am SO thrilled to be a part of your family.

God- There is really no words to convey how grateful I am from the bottom of my heart for putting all these loving people in my path. For never EVER EVER leaving me. For sending love all the nights and days and afternoons and little moments of crazy sadness and loneliness and questions that have no answer. For the gift of this precious life that is healthy and growing. Thank you for my bishop, possibly a lost 13th disciple. He is truly a saint. I really feel that I am "the luckiest person in the world" as he said. I encourage you all, as has become my custom of being my own walking public service announcement, to talk to the people you need to talk to if there is something amiss in life. I promise there were no brow beatings or whips or signing over souls or anything. Many thanks as well to the people at LDS family services for all their legal and emotional advice for me. Also thanks to God for the preponderance of random people at grocery stores, restaurants, on the street, etc. that have come and said a kind word. I don't know if I just look really haggard or what but at least 4 random people have said exactly what I needed to hear at the moment just out of their own generosity towards a complete stranger. Thanks to the guy with the kind words and his little girl who gave me a hug that didn't even know me. And the lady in front of me at walmart who bought me a candy bar and her sweet spirit. And to Gretchen, who doesn't even know me but shows such generosity and charity with her notes and calls and visits. I can't think of anything that I need that at least 30 people wouldn't jump to help me with.

Efrain- I have never met anyone even remotely like you. Usually using so many superlatives in one discourse detracts from the meaning of the message but I could not have picked anyone better than you. I feel so lucky that you even talk to me. Thank you for dealing with all my hormones, helping me with everything I do without me asking you. For being the archetype of a perfect gentleman. Always opening doors, shoveling my walk everytime it snows, taking me to sappy movies, getting a radio for my car, letting me eat as much spicy food as I want, making me laugh all the time, bringing me a christmas tree, bringing me tylenol, kissing me and my belly, haha :D making sure I stay on the straight and narrow, taking me to the lake, introducing me to your friends, helping with wedding plans, making fires at the park, texting me random little sweet nothings, and generally making my life a heaven on earth. I really could not do this without your constant work and love and support. I am so glad to have you on my team, you are the love of my life, my helpmeet and my HERO!

Thanks to everyone and all the people I didn't mention, I just don't have enough time and this is hard enough for someone who now cries at every country song and SPCA commercial. (that puppy...*sob*... is all alone for *voice crack* christmas!)

Merry Christmas

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Engagement pics!

This will be pretty quick, lots of stuff to do today!

We're getting married FEB 7!!!

Our engagement photos are up online now... you can take a look at the wonderful work my cousin and her large-headed friend did with us (they also own their own business that takes family, wedding, portraits, etc. if you need anything for christmas!) In seriously every picture F looks like he's a pro model hahah so fun. :D

click on "click here to view pictures", then "galleries" then our names

*the password is my last name*

Hope you all are doing as fantastic as me!

Friday, October 10, 2008

ENGAGED!!! (A story in pictures)


YEP! He popped the question!

It happened last monday, but I haven't been able to post anything because he still wants to be old school and ask my parents, so we kinda have to be hush hush for a few days.

But they're in a house with no internet now, so we're all good. Kills me not to shout it though.


After going to dinner, we were driving around and ended up at temple square. We walked around and sat down in front of the reflection pool to look at the temple.

We talked about lots of things, made each other promises, then he pulled out the ring, got down on one knee and asked me. I felt like this:


And of course, the eye candy second only to my fianceƩ:




We're so happy. I'll let yall know more details as we get going.

In the meantime be prepared to be nauseated by the cuteness and adoration we exude to anyone within a 10 mile radius.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Bring out your dead!

I am, in fact, still alive. Recently I've had lots of things going on with my jobs that have kept me really busy. I haven't posted I graduated.

Things are going ok. I LOVE my teaching job still but I dread my phone job with every single cell in my body. It's really a nice set up, ok paywise for entry level, I work a pretty good (but super early) schedule, benefits, 401k, blah blah blah, But I feel stuck. When I get up to go to the job, I just want to contract a very serious disease that will incapacitate me for the day. So if anyone knows of a good job and/or someone with a very contageous but not too painfull disease, let me know. I think when I graduated I expected a great job to fall into my lap because I had worked so hard in school. There isn't really a need for linguists like there is for other things.

I really want to be an interpreter. But my spanish is WAAAAAAAAAAY not that good. But it's a good goal job. I've made some friends at work that gave me some advice, but for right now I just need to work on my language skills. I plan to sign up to be an interpreter with the school district, hopefully that will help.

Although I'm a little frustrated with the job, everything else is going great. I've decided I'm done with my little hiatus from church so I've been pretty diligent with that lately. I didn't know how much I missed it.'

In other news, I've decided that Efratos is just too funny. I need to keep some sort of log of all the things he says that makes me laugh
1. him: ok so....
me: ¿Queso?
him: no, gracias.

2. "You're so shiny!" -said when picking me up for a date

3. me: You know, I think you can do pretty much anything
him: (all hopefull, without missing a beat) You mean like Macgyver?

4. my mom and I: (laughing about something)
him: (starts laughing)
All three of us: (have a 15 minute laugh fest, after which nobody can breathe and our stomachs hurt, because we are laughing at the way the other two laugh.)

5. The sentence that made no sense - I don't remember exactly what it was, but it sounded like word salad, and was hilarious.

6. When he immitates Arnold Schwarzenegger's/Julio Iglesias/Chewbacca, or pretty much anyone else

7. The way he laughs when he *really* laughs. Sooooo cute.

That's all for now, I'm going to get to bed.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Board of Trustees at the University of Utah is Proud to Present:


Elizabeth Jensen

With a Bachelors of Arts in
English and
Linguistics TESOL with a minor in

Convocation will be at the Jon M. Huntsman Center
May Second, Two Thousand and Eight at Eleven fifteen a.m.

There will also be an open house at Liz's parents' house the same evening
from five to eight p.m.

You're all invited!!!!

Send me an e-mail with your address to get an announcement and my parents' address
(or any other e-mail address you have for me, I have a few)


Friday, April 11, 2008

fur cuuuuuute


This man is seriously the best. The other day he put in a new cd player in my car because mine got stolen. Then he washed my car, engine and all, and even filled up the tire cuz it was looking a little low (dang you 33rd South...I swear, that street is like an off-road adventure!).
I'm pretty definately positive I've found the best fish in the ocean.

Monday, April 7, 2008

-Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses-


I haven't posted in awhile, work eats up alot of time. But better than that, I have had the pleasure of spending time with someone! This is "Efratos" (his nickname on my blog), the most crazy, cute, sweet, genteleman you will ever meet! Seriously, I don't usually go for the mushy stuff in public, but this guy is outta this world :D
Just look at this:
He likes to fix things, he's very handy around the house
He lives with a sweeeeet little old lady and helps her out
He has an accent to die for
He always opens doors and is very corteous
He has an UNBELIEVEABLE sense of humor
His family and friends are some of the most amable people ever
His eyes are, in a word, exquisite

I met him through my roommate's boyfriend, and we've been officially an item for about 2 fantastic weeks!

This picture is from last sunday, when we went to my parent's house to watch conference and play wii sports. We were playing cards and our rule is that whoever wins that hand has to wear the funny glasses for the next hand. He liked to wear them even if he didn't have to... so silly!!! <3

Anyway, I'm gushing. It's such a blessing to have him, and of course all of you, in my life! My cheeks literally hurt sometimes because I smile so much now. Maybe I'll get buff cheeks. One can only hope.

:D <----- my cheeks getting buff

Take care everyone!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Just for that comment on my last post.... here is a drunken blurry picture of you, Mrs. Birdy, with Chewbaca. Now learn to love random blurry pictures!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Hair!


Just red on the bottom now. Nothing too crazy!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fender Bender... well... Popper-Offer

So this weekend I went with one of my friend's cousin's non-farewell in Logan and on the way there in the canyon, we got into a minor car accident.

No worries, everyone is completely fine.

We were comming around the last bend of the canyon and my friend (I now dub him Gowancito for the purposes of this blog)and I came upon a crash. There were ambulances, police cars, the whole kaboodle. As soon as we saw it Gowancito slowed down like any sane person but we lost control and slid into a police car. (If you're gonna hit someone...might as well make it count!)

We were going pretty slow, so his car doesn't have a whole lot of damage other than the bumper popped off (just the plastic covering part). And the police car had virtually none, MAN they build those things tough. He did get a citation for driving too fast for the conditions, but there were people driving WAY faster than us.

I'm just glad he's ok, and I felt really bad for the people in the accident before us. If the police car hadn't of been there, we would have been in the same position.

The rest of the day went well, me teasing him about how "the crash is on my side... is this some sort of hint?" and telling his family to pray for me for our drive home. hahaha Gowancito is a really good sport though, and super calm in chaos and it could happen to anyone. We made up a pretty good story about doing doughnuts and fighting off a hungry moose as a cover story though.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Scratch that!

So, know how I said I had 2 new jobs? That's still true, but now I have 2 new DIFFERENT jobs. I work part time as a spanish teacher at Hablemos Language Academy and reservations agent at Intercontinental Hotels Group (the people who own Holiday Inn and a few other chains). I start the teaching job today! I'm so excited. I get paid almost twice as much as I would have working with the kindergarteners, and right now money is a good thing. I would love to work with little kids sometime in the future definately, just not now. I found these jobs on the LDS church website on reccomendations from Birdy, she knows where to find just about anything.
This is a short post, but I have to run to class! More to follow.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Our Beloved Prophet

As you have probably heard, the prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints passed away today. I'm really glad he can be with his family and especially with his wife, whom I know he missed very much. He will always be remembered for the temples he built, his awesome sense of humor and of course his energentic guidance of 13 million church members. We'll miss you President Hinckley!

If you'd like to know more about our church or President Hinckley, you can visit:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

1 Job 2 Jobs Red Jobs Blue Jobs

Darth Vader and the Ocean

This picture was from a draft I had for awhile... I couldn't resist. I wanted to include it even though it has nothing even remotely in common with anything in this post.


After a couple of weeks of job hunting and many many phone calls and resumes later, I got hired! Twice today!

One of my jobs is helping out in the kindergarten classrooms in a local elementary. I AM SO EXCITED. Finally, a chance to hang out with people on my maturity level. I have lots of experience teaching adults, but I wanted to see how I would like the kid-ohs. The Supervisor showed me the demographic of the classes in the school, and wow, it looks kinda scary. Even in the best classes, only 1/3 of the students read at grade level. There are also a lot of move-ins and outs and most of the kids are "high risk". But am really exited and hopeful about helping them, especially since they are so young and have their lives ahead of them. I'm not too worried. Besides, how could you NOT be cute when you're 5 years old?

The other job was kinda spur of the moment. I saw a sign as I was driving to the interview for the first job in a flower shop window that said you could make a butt-load of money driving around Valentine's day. So I went in and they hired me on the spot because I was 1) Breathing and 2) Had a driver's licence. Anybody who has EVER hung out with me knows I cannot find things worth a durn. Seriously. The city I've lived my whole life in is built on a grid, and I get lost regularly. I think I'll look over a map before I go. This could be interesting.
I'm also going to be helping out before then in the store, doing customer service stuff for a whoping $6 and hour.... I thought minimum wage was 6.15 at least. meh, it's only until valentine's day. I have some more interviews lined up for other jobs that aren't temporary. Plus, I've always wanted to see what it was like working in a flower shop. My Aunt used to run her own flower business, and it looked fun.

So school aide and flower shop... can I get any more girly?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

English Majors Do It With Shakespeare

I am still unemployed. I got an e-mail saying a company was interested and would set up an interview in the comming weeks, but that is, well, WEEKS from now. So for now I'm still waiting, doing absolutely nothing productive. I guess I should go over to my parents' house and start packing up all my stuff so I won't have to do it later. Or maybe I should save that for later, who knows. I still don't know for sure when my mom is going to St. George to take care of my grandma, so it might be a good excuse to go over there and spend time with my dad when he's there by himself.

Be sure to vote on my poll!

Here's another career I am thinking about, I'm sure my mom would love it:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

¿Y ahora... que?

Yay for getting a blog! I've finally put down my fire-roasted rodent, crawled out of my cave, and joined the 21st century. That's right. I caved in to peer pressure. (or in this case caved out?)

I just graduated from the University with a degree in English and Linguistics. (kinda the reason I chose my blog title- it means "and now what?" in Spanish) Now I'm out in the world looking for work. I've found a couple of leads, and am revising my resume, writting cover letters, and praying to the 7 sea Gods that I get a bite. I might not teach right away, but eventually I hope to get there.

Funny Story: I went to the career center at my university, and my counsilor is aprox. 600 years old. The End.

Another Funny Story, While I'm thinking about it: I went to Hawaii over christmas, to celebrate graduation, birthday, christmas etc. for the rest of my life. We went to this resturant and the "water guy" (the guy who fills up your water glass) was extreamly cute. Seriously. So of course I do what any single girl would do: I drank water like it was going out of style. This guy must have thought I just crossed the Sahara after my 4th glass before we even got our food.
Well, my dish was kinda spicy so I really DID need some water, but all I had left was ice. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I chomped away. Of course right after I got a mouthful of it, water guy came. Poop. Now my mouth was full of ice. I tried to smile, but some ice escaped my mouth and onto my plate. Double poop. He asked me if I wanted more water. My dashing reply was "yesh" and I managed to say a slurred "thanks" as he filled up my glass, but I could see he was snickering. The End.

Now for some Marley. I always promised that if I ever had a Blog, I would put some of Bob on it first thing.