03 February 2010

the good old days.

you know when you find those certain pictures that bring back 10,000 different memories and emotions? this is one of them. i remember trying really hard to look good this night; i wanted to impress jake. i remember feeling like a frumpy returned missionary...oh what would i give to look like that now. i remember that i thought he looked so hot this night in that green shirt (i had just recently bought it for him...and he wore it. so sweet). i remember hoping that he would think i looked pretty. i also remember that we had a lot of fun this night: we played ping pong and old school nintendo. as i look at this picture now, i feel a lot of gratitude for how far we've come. we still have that little spark that we had on this night. i still try to look pretty for my husband... and i seriously look forward to the day when we can all go out together (me, goldie, and jake). please pass quickly winter.
when i look at this picture, i feel motivation. i was in pretty good shape, better than i thought. i want to get back to that. i want to wear my pearl earrings again and come up with cute outfits. i want to revamp my look-- change up my wardrobe a bit. i just want to get in shape again. 2 more weeks. it's exciting for me to think about.
i'm glad i came across this photo tonight because it's helped me to remember that i am still me. jake is still jake. and we're still in love. we just have a whole lot more of it in our home now that goldie girl has arrived.
those are my evening thoughts. i am going to bed. good night.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

that was so sweet. I often try to avoid pictures of me from my past....because seeing how skinny I was just depresses me. Maybe I need to have your attitude. You do look so gorgeous in that picture.

Ali said...

is that grandma goesch's basement?? I'd know that wall paper anywhere! :) I found a picture recently of myself from before pregnancy and I thought I looked pretty good, even though at the time I thought I could lose 5 pounds. I'm realizing to just be happy with where I'm at and not be so hard on myself - but it's hard! Love the picture!

Erika Gerszewski Potter said...

Love your new header, Jenna! So adorable!

holtkamp said...

you two are so cute together! reading your post brought back all those wonderful memories of being so awkward post-mission :)

{Layla} said...

you are always pretty.
I LOOOOOOVVVVEEE your new header! it's LOVELY!

jenna said...

i just RECENTLY started putting cute outfits together again. as in a month ago. until then i was on a strict, comfy sweats policy. wow i was tragic. give yourself some time. i love you.

Erin said...

I think you always look beautiful. Usually when I look at pictures of you I think "I wish I had style like she does" so you're doing great. ;)