His & Hers

Adam and I had a lovely Christmas yesterday. We certainly got some great gifts and enjoyed a trip to see Sherlock Holmes and a Packers win.

This is our first real Christmas together in the US – complete with cookies, lights, and church on Christmas eve. Despite one or both of us being abroad the last three Christmases, we certainly know just how to make it a great day.

I’ll admit, buying gifts for boys can be rough. There are so many video games and ties and books that it makes me want to lie down with a compress and a bottle of Advil. But this year, being in Colorado, I took keeping warm to the next level:


Brewing your own beer is a gift that’ll keep you warm all winter. He sensibly gave me a new hat and adorable matching white gloves with tortoise shell buttons. At least we’ll both be comfortable until May when winter might decide to end.

And when we bought each other His and Hers Sperrys, it seemed like a good sign for our new married life together.


Hope you all had a very merry Christmas! Now to find those cookies…

Jenna Kate

Back From the Nap…

So I wanted to apologize for my hiatus the last few days. I’ve been in a blogging nap, both from lack of inspiration and from being busy in real life (sort of). Here is a mini life-update:

Friday, we took our usual office outing to Murphy’s Irish Pub, where I of course followed along with The Unicorn Song, doing all the hand motions. I even went to bed at a sensible hour.

Saturday, I attempted to bleach my hair with good old-fashioned lemon juice

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but alas the sun was not cooperating on the project. I also successfully organized my scrapbooking stuff, which I will begin to work on tonight. Then we had an office-sponsored Washington Nationals versus the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.


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The Nats lost 2-9. And later that night, I attempted diplomacy with my fiance’s friends. I also learned that ‘tear-away jorts’ are in fact my biggest fear.

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Sunday, I came into the office for a few hours to jumpstart some work for this week. My massive allergy attack that ensued prompted me to pop a Benadryl when I got home. I woke up several hours later with my best friend banging on my apartment door coming to borrow a dress for a wedding San Francisco this weekend.

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So now we are back at Monday. I have successfully tapped my beauty-product-obsessed sister for skin care advice, and will try to persuade her to write a few guest posts to share her knowledge with you. I have also scheduled a job interview for a position in Colorado starting in January, which means I don’t have to feel guilty going to Monument with Adam or about spending two months with him in China at the end of this year.

I have also decided to put John Frieda to the test. I’ve been unhappy with my hair color for a while now, and I’ve never dyed it (that’s right, 100% natural blonde here folks). So I’ll be testing out some of the JF products to see if they do in fact improve my blonde from a brassy corn field color back to a more champaign beach blonde shade. So keep posted for that project.

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Anything exciting happen yet on your Monday?


Jenna Kate