Cruise, Cruise, Cruise

So, we went a-cruising in celebration of five years of marriage and a honeymoon we never had. And it was the best vacation I've ever had. I didn't have to do anything that I didn't want to do and it was expected for me to eat until I bulged (which I did)! I highly recommend a cruise to anyone. It was a 5 day cruise to San Diego, Catalina, and Ensenada, Mexico. We met some really nice people from all over, Texas, San Francisco, Minnesota, Auburn, CA, Scotland and of course all the employees are from other countries. We did some rock climbing, karioke, dancing, biking, eating, picture taking, shopping and some getting lost. You name it, we might have done it or thought about it. We didn't get sea-sick except I still feel like I'm rocking back and forth. We did lose each other the last night and couldn't find each other for about an hour. I was so sad and worried. But the silly thing is that we were both on the boat with nowhere to go; we just kept passing each other.
Our dinner table pals were the best ever! Regina and Enrique. We had some good laughs and I will never forget "Jim!" (little inside joke).
We also really enjoyed the time we spent with Levi's Uncle Ernie and Gary in Newport Beach. They were so kind to let us stay with them and show us around and drop us off and pick us up. Great guys!
The whole trip was a blast and well worth my time!


I know it's way past Halloween but I told my mom I would post my costume from my work party. I was Tragedy Ann and let me just tell you, it was tragic! But I won most original costume and got a gift card to blockbuster which we used right away to buy 4 movies. We are movie fiends! That's what happens when you only get three stations.


8 things I am crazy about:

1. Levi

2. My Puppies

3. Other people's puppies

4. Cookie Dough

5. Family and Friends

6. Home Decor

7. Music & Singing

8. My primary kids

8 things I want to do before I die:

1. Have Kids

2. Be Migraine Free

3. Publish My Book and More

4. Own Several Successful Businesses

5. Break a Million $$$$$

6. Travel to Levi's Mission

7. Serve a Couple's Mission

8. Help Do Some Major Charity Work

8 things I say often:

1. I'm So Excited For Our Cruise!

2. I'll Show You...(Fill in the blank with whatever the topic is)

3. Ryu Sit! Ryu Enough! Ryu Off!

4. You Betcha!

5. I Can't Wait for the Holidays!

6. I Itch (I've been having Hives)

7. Hey Levi, Come Look at (insert Pet's name).

8.Everything will work out all right.

8 things I have read lately:(not the biggest reader lately!)

1. Scriptures

2. The Magic of Thinking Big

3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

4. Harry Potter

5. My Homework for Class

6. The Back of the Shampoo Bottle while using the restroom just now.

7.A Sugar Cookie Recipe


8 songs I could listen to over and over:

1. Fiona Apple - the whole Tidal Album

2. Christmas Songs

3. Say Goodnight - Little Children Jump

4. Ben Harper

5. I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

6. The new Colbie Colait album(or however you spell her name)

7. Corrine Bailey Ray


8 things that attract me to my best friends:

1. Honest with me.

2. Like the same things I do.

3. Inspire me to be more creative.

4. Bring out the best in me.

5. Like to play games.

6. Have a strong testimony or conviction of their beliefs.

7. Like to talk as well as listen.

8. Can quote movies and The Office with.

8 things I have learned this year:

1. I actually do like change.

2. I'm more successful than I realized.

3. I really, really love my husband and how amazing it is to love someone that strongly.

4. I really can sing and should develop that.

5. I love kids of all ages.

6. Anything is possible.

7. The power of the brain is greater than I realized.

8. The sun really ages people faster.

4 people who should do crazy 8's:



Everyone get ready for Halloween! Plus some onesies I made.

Tomorrow is Mo's Birthday! Hooray for old age! Just want to add a few more pics for fun. I decided to change my whole layout to something that fit me better. Anywho...enjoy the pics!


Happy Halloween!

"H...A....Double L....O...Double U....Double E.....N........Spells Halloween!"

Just wanted to post some new pics of what we've been up to. It's actually not a whole lot that we've done. The family came to town and us girls had a girls day out. We got our nails done and all that jazz. Levi and I went to Megan's Gruelicious All Hallow's Eve Vampire Party and took some pics of everyone's costumes. Looking good...looking good. Other than's same ol' same ol'. Just working and trying to figure out what to do with the next bit of our lives. We're hoping to go to Japan for a year but we'll see if that what we're supposed to do. If not then we're figure out something else. So enjoy the shots and have a great Holiday (to be said with a british accent.)!


I had so much fun tonight exploring others blogs! Brings back memories....(few moments to ponder). Everyone has changed and grown so much and look so great! I wish I could feel the same way about me. I'm still Just Janet, plain, unexciting....wait, wait hold the phone. There will be no self-wallowing here! I've got it under control. I've just been blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life, so many great examples of excellence. Besides...I am succeeding...I'm reaching my goals and dreams and the future has much to hold. Thanks all for being such great influences in my life! Thanks to you all!


Long Enough

Well, I guess it's been long enough. I can update my blog now. I posted pics of my July. My bro's wedding and our week at Tahoe for the Pereria fam reunion. Both were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed seeing my family members. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. There were a ton more but I don't want to bore anyone.



Lost. Since I'm so new at this blog stuff I can't seem to figure it all out. If anyone has tips let me know.


insert something clever and witty here.

So this guy emails me. His subject line: "hey cutie." right. I mean, my photo was on the website. He must know I am no "cutie." Cute just seems so very wrong. "Cute" should be reserved for kittens, babies, and certain types of early blooming flowers. Maybe he's just not very clever. Maybe he thinks that "cutie" is a blanket compliment... one size fits all? Perhaps it's a term of endearment he uses for his grandmother, for his favorite niece. Hmm... all the more reason it shouldn't be used for spikey-haired freaky people. Then again, maybe he was trying to be nice. That's another great word: nice. ick.

Well. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

'night cutie.

It begins tonight! It begins tonight. This is a month of new beginnings for me. A change of pace, a new start to a new person. I'm very excited about these changes. I've set goals and am stoked to attain them. I will succeed in becoming more than I ever planned to be. It begins tonight!