December 29, 2011

Bring it Rexburg

So let me tell you. I'm awful at packing. Really really awful. So thank heavens for mom-the packing genie. I'm leaving for school tomorrow and I'm seriously scared as all get out, and excited at the same time. It helps that one of my best-friends will be my next door neighbor! :) But I always get a little sad when i have to leave one place, even If I'm ready to move on. I'll miss my family, my own bed, Seeing my cute baby dog everyday.
So here goes, on the plane tomorrow morning! Guess having a red robin date with the girls of the family and nightly watching of the Harry Potter series is a pretty good way to kick off the trip!

December 22, 2011

Wonderful World

So I've decided everyonce in a while to list some things im grateful for. not everything, just some random things here and there that I probably take for granted. I decided to pick day because i felt pretty crappy about a lot of things and I tend to slip into pessimism, but hey, I'm workin on it. 

Things I love Today:
- Heat indoors
-When things go off without a hitch
-Lazy days
-My little black car
-Preparing for college (bittersweet)
-Getting letters from friends on missions!
-My doggie Chico
-Christmas break! 
So those are just some random things for today! I'll be working on how to make this better. Oh and heres a niffty quote for y'all- "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus



December 19, 2011

So we're not all singing carol of the bells anymore?

So as all my friends head home to Plano,Texas for Christmas, I'm stuck in the frozen tundra of the north. Oops, I mean Wisconsin. So they got together at charlies house for their Christmas party and surprised me with a skype visit! 







And that my friends, is what cool kids look like. They even sang me some christmas songs( although they all sang different ones) but I do miss the singing. Sorry about the last 2 posts being about choir. Guess I must miss these people a lot! I'm grateful for such wonderful people in my life! 
P.S. Did i mention i really do miss the fact that this is the first time out of about the past 6 years I WONT be singing carol of the bells with a choir? I thought I'd shoot myself every time we sang it because we just sang it so darn much, and now, I really miss that song. Ah retrospect. 

November 28, 2011

This is fine arts, not crap on a shingle

What am i missing today? I will tell you. My Plano Senior High School Choir family. I miss the music, the work, the feeling, the people,the most amazing high school choir on planet the earth(biased? no...) I miss everything about that choir. Those things you really take for granted until theyre gone.
I'd never trade those days i could stand in front of that choir- take attendance as secretary and see everyone talking with their friends. Now we're all over the country, and some of us don't sing in choirs anymore. I'd never trade those days.Do I get a little sappy sometimes? why yes, yes I do. Am I ashamed? Not really. 
Music is forever, family is forever. Oh, how I miss ya'll- I think I always will.

November 27, 2011

Black friday, Black friday
and some Christmas!

So mom and I decided to go to black friday on, well, black friday. I'm a pro at staying awake so I had no problems. Mom...was another story. Found a delicious soap place called "lush". I'm a fan. But I'm a beauty product fan so what can i say?


All in all a good week-glad thanksgiving is over and the Christmas starts! makes my heart melt. And my visiting teacher courtney brought me some beautiful cupcakes-Looks like the holidays, and I for one, am excited.

Hey Y'all! I'm Jovanna!

Joe-vah-nah Ray-ah Just in case you were curious... ;) 
Jovanna Rhea Joyner in fact: hence J squared, and the website name
But I'll always be a De La Peña too! 
I am currently back in Dallas,Texas after a move from Salt Lake City, Utah last year. This is my random blog of things I enjoy: photos I've taken, makeup posts, and an online journal of life in general. 

I love: sloths( basically more than anything. I watch this video at least once a week. I'm not kidding) food of all kinds, sleeping in, weddings, makeup, the smell of pine sol, stopping all conversations when a dog enters my line of sight, making weird noises, binge watching criminal minds & parks and rec, lying in the sun for hours, and picking out my favorite houses on walks around random neighborhoods. 

I'm married my best friend (how cliché, right?) April, 3 of 2014. We met in April of 2012. I told him I wasn't looking for anything serious, 2 weeks into dating he said he could see himself marrying me and I told him to back away from me very quickly... and then we got married. I left out some details but you get the jist. Together we make baby sloth noises, obsess over having a dog, enjoy Indian food,  share animals videos via Facebook all day, daydream about living in a loft in a big city, and disagree on whether on not our mattress should be a permanent fixture in the living room. ( I mean the TV is out there, soooo..)

I hope you stick around:  I love to meet new people. You can not find someone who loves creeping as much as I do so don't be nervous to chat, even if I don't know you! I If you have a blog ,send me a link! I'd love to find new people to blog stalk. thanks for stoping by ;)