Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And I'll gladly stand up...

Well... it's been a long time since I've posted anything. My apologies. I felt inspired to write tonight about one of our wonderful freedom's that we have here in the wonderful USA. The right/obligation to vote. What a privilege to be able to voice your opinion and have it be heard. Such a great opportunity we have to freely express our feelings & values to the world.

Tonight was voting day. A huge day for all Americans. I was standing in line (for 45 minutes may I add) to cast my ballot this afternoon. Well worth it.

Growing up, my parents taught me the valuable lesson and important of voting. I was raised with very conservative views, but that did not stop my parents from encouraging me to follow what I know was best. I don't always have to agree with everyone with my views, but I do need to make sure that I back up and stand up for what I believe in. Fight for what I know is right. California had Proposition 8 on the ballet tonight (Banning Gay marriage in CA), and it passed. Very controversial, especially since I'm in a relationship with a very liberal/democratic individual. It's very hard to stand up for what you believe in when you're not getting the support you desire from the one person who opinion matters most to you. I guess this is where I have to put my faith in Heavenly Father to help me stay strong to my beliefs, and to help me persevere to all apposing views or comments that may come my way.

I hope that everyone who voted today will stand up for their beliefs, weather or not they're against my beliefs. Stand tall and proud for what you feel/know is right and don't let others tell you different. This wonderful land that we live in has given us the right to let our voice be heard.

Today was very hard for me to stand up for what I believe in, but I know that when I go to bed tonight, I will pray for our new President Elect Obama, to help guide him to make the best decisions for our country. I hope others will do the same.

That's my peace for tonight. God bless the USA.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cory's Graduation Party!!!

So Cory graduated from College. He now Has two degrees. He graduated with honors (4.0 gpa) and was awarded by the Alpha Beta Kappa honor society.
He is so talented and smart. I am so proud of him. Love ya lots babe.

So, in honor of him working so hard for so long... I threw him a kick ass party. I had an awesome desert table (including a chocolate fountain), a 9 foot subway sandwhich, and to top it off... I rented Sumo wrestling suits. It was so awesome. We had a blast. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. Thanks for making that day so special. Enjoy the following...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

OK.... OK.... GET OFF MY CASE!!!

I'm finally writing a NEW post. Yeah me!!

Anyways. What's new? Um, I'm fatter... and I think I have added another chin to my face. Other than that... I'm super crazy busy. I've been doing weddings, make up, & hair non stop lately. Cory's almost done with school (one month left)which is so exciting. Cory also got a new job in the Graphic Design field. He works for a copmany HYBRID TEE'S in Cypress, CA. He absoultey loves it. I'm so proud of him.

That's it for now.

I'll post some new pictures of my new chin shortly.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Great men...

You all must know by now that our dear Prophet passed away last night. What a wonderful man. He was a wonderful example to us all.

January 27th (yesterday) was the 1 year anniversary of my Grandpa Jex's passing. So I guess great men pass on that day.

President Hinckley you will be missed... & Grandpa, I still miss ya.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cory & I... aka... Corylynn!

1. How Long Have You Been Together? It will be 7 years in June '08

2. How Long Did You Date? What do you think I'm doing right now? I have no ring on my finger so I consider all our time dating.

3. How Old Is He? 8 day's older then me. We both turned 24 in December.

4. Who Eats More? That could be a toss up... but I think Cory Win's here.

5. Who Said "I Love You" First? I don't know? It was a mutual feeling... but I can see myself saying it first.

6. Who Is Taller? Another toss up question... j/k! Cory is almost 2" taller. I like him just the way he is.

7. Who Is The Better Singer? Well... I was the Ebell Scholarship recipient my senior year for Best Vocals (out of the whole Anaheim Union High School District)... But Cory also just starred as Danny Zucko in Westwood's College's performance of GREASE... and he pretty much rocked the house... but overall... I think I'm a little (lot) better.

8. Who Is Smarter? Cory. He is a fricken Genius. He has held a constant 4.0 gpa and is going to graduate top of his class. I'm so proud of him.

9. Who Does The Laundry? He does. I sometimes help.

10. Who Does The Dishes? Cory. I hate dishes. He knows this... so he takes care of trash & dishes... and I'm happy to do the rest.

11. Who's more patient? I'm a Jex... does that answer you question? Cory has made me a more patient individual... so this one goes to him.

12. Who Pays The Bills? I do... but also think that it's important to keep him involved with where the $$$ is going. We both like to be on the same page.

13. Who Mows The Lawn? Who mows their own lawn anymore? Hello... there are so many "Lawn" businesses out there... someone will do it for $5. My answer is Hire someone.

14. Who Cooks? We both do. I love to cook & bake... but Cory makes some gourmet meals (he gets that from his Dad). When I was in school... he would always have something ready for me to eat when I got home... but now we're reversing rolls because he's in school. (Only 4 more months to go!!!)

15. Who's More Stubborn? As stated in question #11... Cory is more patient & easygoing... and I'm a Jex.

16. Who Kissed Who First? I told Cory that I wanted to take the relationship really slow... and he took that to the max. I think he was afraid to kiss me... so he respected my wishes and didn't. Well... it had been almost 3 weeks & I was getting tired of waiting... so one night he was walking me back to my car... I went to go open the door & was about to get in... but then I said to myself... screw it! I turned around and grabbed his face & planted a good one on him. Totally caught him off guard.

17. Who Asked Who Out? Funny story. I was in love with Cory but didn't think that he was interested in me at all. There was another girl who also liked Cory & asked me to help he get Cory to ask her to Homecoming. Well, I walked in to class one day & in front of the other girl Cory asked me out to Homecoming. But that was high school... & we only dated for 3 weeks & then I called it quits for some stupid reason. But about 4-5 months later... we both asked each other out & that's how it's been for almost 7 years now.

18. Who Proposed? Um... sensitive subject for me... because there is not ring yet. Cory believes that he should be completed with College first so you don't start off a marriage struggling. I agree... there are so many couples out there who have no $$$ because they have no schooling... so I kind of agree with Cory. Granted, I want to get married... but Good things come to those who wait.

19. Who Is More Sensitive? I think we are both sensitive in different ways. I am because I have P.C.O.S. & let me tell ya... I'm a walking time bomb. Cory is sensitive & isn't afraid to show it. (He was crying his head off while watching "I AM SAM".)

20. Who Has More Friends? Well, most of my friends moved away... and all of his are still here and local. My friends consist of a few co-workers, my sisters & Mom, a few church friends that are still close to me... and of course Cory. I do think that Cory has me beat out in this category.

21. Who Has More Siblings? Hello... I'm a Jex. How many times do I have to remind you? I'm the 2nd oldest of 6... Cory's an only child.

22. Who Are You Tagging? Ummm.... no one. I say... If you want to do this... then do so. I'm not forcing anyone to do anything they don't want to do. :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Today's tangent...

Where do I start? I'm having one of those day's today. You know... where you wake up angry... and you feel like the world's against you. Urk.

About 7 months ago I did something that I never thought I would do. I went to the Doctor because I was having a hard time coping with work and personal life to the point where I thought I would loose it. My sweet, wonderful Dr. gave me a hug after seeing me & said... you are not Kerilynn... this is someone else. She prescribed me anti-depressants. A very low dosage... but just for a short time to help get me back to normal Kerilynn. CRAZY! (You would have thought I would have been on them years ago.) I'm really weird with taking medicines. I'm already on a few that I have to take daily for my P.C.O.S. (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome)... and don't want to be on any more. I had a rough patch for about 3 months last year... and so the medicine did help out. But I don't want to be dependent on medicine to make me feel better. I can make myself feel better on my own... but it's okay to ask for medical help sometimes. Anyway, I tell you this because I asked my Dr. to wean me off the medicine... and so we did so. So I've been off it for a month... and boy i wish I had some right now.

Here's my story...

I work from 6:30am - 3pm, Monday through Friday. i woke up today to a phone call from my co-worker. She was saying that she's so sorry... she just woke up and will be an hour late. I looked at my phone and it said 4:45am... I was like,"What are you talking about, it's only 4:45am"... come to find out it was really 6:20am. My cell phone that is supposed to be satellite connected... didn't want to tell the correct time... and therefore, my alarm didn't go off at 5:30 like I planed. My work opens at 6:30... so someone has to be here to open... and I was still in bed... and my co-worker was going to be an hour late. So, I jumped out of bed, put on a pair of pants, a bra, & a sweatshirt. I didn't even brush my hair or teeth before I left. I do not like being late (to work). So now I'm all gross & want to go home so I can take a shower. It's going to be a complaining day. Oh well.

Before I end my tangent of the day... I have one last thing to complain about... smoking.

I know many people who smoke... a just a handful of people who are close to me. I wish they would stop. I know it's a personal choice... but in the end... is it worth the risk? I don't think so. There are 3 people who are very close to me who have this bad habit... and I pray that one day they'll quit. It's because I care... not because I'm trying to be controlling. (I have many bad habbits... being a bitch is one of them... so by no means am I saying that I'm perfect or better then anyone who smokes. i just wanted to set the record straight.)Recent events have made me very passionate about this subject. I've been dealing with a friend who's turned to smoking recently for stupid reasons. I just hope they quit before they cannot stop. Almost everyone I know who smokes say that they can quit at any time... well... this friend of mine can't even go 2 day's without a cancer stick. Sad. Very sad. I'm really hurt by this... I know I shouldn't be... but I am.

I weaned myself off my "drugs" (prescribed by my Dr.'s)... so other can wean themselves off their drugs too.

Anyway... I think I've vented enough for now. I don't like complaining on my blog... because I don't think it's very attractive to read... but today I made an exception. Thank you all for letting me vent. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back to my happy go lucky self.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Missing you this Christmas

Well... this is the first holiday with out Grandpa Jex and let me tell you... it's different. Knowing that he won't be there when we have our holiday gathering this year sitting down with his arms folded, laughing at the jokes, and listening to all us grand kids sing. I'll miss the way he sings "Grandma got ran over by a reindeer" so proudly. We haven't had the Jex Holiday gathering yet... but I guarantee you that it will be different. I was just looking at my pictures of Last years Holiday gathering and found these & wanted to share. 2006 was the best Jex's Holiday gathering. Enjoy. Love and Miss you so much Grandpa.