Wednesday, July 23, 2008

just for fun, a trip down memory lane

Here's a fun little game for all you blog fans everywhere... (copied directly from becca's blog)

Directions....

1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I have together. It doesn't matter if you know me really well (like my MOM) or if we don't know each other very well at all (like my new blogging friends). The memory can be anything you remember...something recent or something from when we were kids or from when we first met (and even if you only know me through blogging...you can tell me your favorite blog post and why or something). If we know each other really well and we have a lot of memories together just choose your favorite memory, the funniest memory or the first one that comes to your mind
2. Next, post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses. If you leave a memory, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave a memory for you if you put this same game on your blog!

10 comments:

Mique (as in M-i-c-k-e-y) said...

Too many memories to choose from- should it be our drag down hair pulling fight in our bathroom in high school? Nah. What about when I cut your hair (totally crooked- you always have been a little too trusting)? No. What about dressing you up and Tony up (you-boy, Tony- girl)? Uh uh. The day I left for BYU? Too sad. When you left on your mish? Or the day you came back? remember them like it was yesterday. My wedding day? Downright blissful. Your wedding day? super proud. When you were really there for me when Andrew was born and rescued me on a VERY hard week? That's a good one too. Or me being there the day your Owey drop in from heaven to make me the proudest Auntie EVER? That's a keeper.
All in all- I feel really really lucky to call you my sister. Love you, love you, love you. And miss you, miss you, miss you.

Becca's Blog said...

Oh my, where do I start? Missions are packed with memories...good and bad. Most of the memories with you that are coming to my mind are centered around food. Like the time you almost lost your lunch when we got served flan for dessert...or the time we both almost lost it over that bitter orange marmalade stuff...but then when we ate cow intestines it didn't seem that bad. Oh yeah, and I always had to eat your chocolate for you...no wonder I gained weight!

Remember that time too that we carried an entire case of copies of the Book of Mormon as well as a big poster thing and some bags of folletos from the mission offices to our pench...and we were too cheap to take a taxi so we took like 3 different busses...that was a long, funny journey.

And then there were times that were super hard and depressing and times that were super spiritual and good, like after some of the fabulous charlas with los Manriques.

I love reminiscing about the mish! Glad you were there with me.

Madsen Family said...

Jess, I'm not playing the game but I want to comment. When I try to think of my favorite memory of you, all I can picture, for some reason, is you in your crazy overalls and BYU shirt during the beginning of our freshman year. I never met someone with so very much school spirit....But I think some of my favorite memories (and Josh's too) are his "Jessica sandwiches"--he still requests those, by the way!

Carlie said...

Freshman year laying on the grass doing homework. We would sit and soak up all the sun we could get after a long, hard winter.

Also, running in the rain. That's one of my fondest college memories.

Angelina, John, Mason, Elise McKenna said...

Wow too many memories...the first time I saw you, you walked into the room and I knew we were going be companions and friends forever (I believe we were companions in the pre-existence trying to convert our brothern to Jesus' plan and asked to be companions again on earth). Edwardo calling us Chinese torture. Eating peanut butter while soaking up the sun on the roof. Dressing up for Halloween and making the other hnas trick o treat. Hearing about the terrorist attack of Sept 11th. Walking til our feet wanted to fall off. Crying when we were rejected AGAIN. 5 hrs Charla w/ Jose. Going to Walmart. Teaching los borachos in the plaza. Giving my necklace away because he asked. Giving 20 BOM away in one week. There are so many wonderful memories-Thank you for being my teacher, my companion, my friend, and my sister.

Lauren said...

Jess, I don't know if you want me to get started!! We have had some seriously good/funny/sad/you name it times together. Here are a few random ones that pop into my head...Eating Tricks cereal one color at a time in the morning after a fun sleep over(don't know why I remember this), throwing glass bottles off the stairs in the model homes, wrapping our red, raw fingers up with toilet paper so we could keep playing nintendo Pro Am(i was always the horn beeper), Playing Girl talk and prank calling our crushes (Ryan, Chad, Andrew), Highlighting your hair in the good ol' Colony (you looked like a tiger, grrrrrr), Halloween costumes (wearing strawberry scented car trees under them so we would smell like strawberries), Oh, and do you remember that night wear we did our make-up and hair crazy and had a cereal fight? putting hangers on our head, Watching Felicity while consuming a bowl of raw cookie dough, getting our mission calls, dealing with "talking stomachs" after the mission, learning to play the guitar in the Enclave, oh boy, I could go on FOREVER!!! Thanks for the memories! Love ya tons!

Mom said...

I was sitting at the beach today with 2 of my bp peeps, and Karen said "I bet Jessica was an adorable little girl!" Your were, and are! Always smiling, even through tears. Some favorite memories are watching you perform- snow angel in "Nutcracker", Munchkin in "Wizard of Oz", sing with school chorus, running track, playing field hockey, "road shows", being ASB prez. Another favorite was seeing you after 18 loooong months in Mendoza. WOW! College graduation day, Wedding day, Owen's b'day All days that make a mom soooo proud.

amy said...

The first one that comes to mind (and makes me laugh) is when we went to the Flower Fields up in Carlsbad with the babies in tow. After the ride around the fields in the wagon pulled by a tractor, I was trying to get my baby sling back on & put audra in it. I must have looked pretty desperate for help b/c that is when the 100 year old woman with a walker & cotton balls in her ears came over to help ME! You just sat there laughing & capturing the moment in pictures.
That is just a small moment of the MANY good times we had together (I guess we did hang-out most every day). I have lots of good run memories as well. But, I just couldn't resist mentioning hte old lady with the cotton balls in her ears. We had too much fun together. Come back!!!

Amanda said...

Cousin Jessica- I remember SOO many trips to California to visit my "cool" cousins. You were always so good to let me tag along with you, going shopping, playing in your pool, going to the beach for a little cook-out. Were you there the time that we made home-made icecream??? If I remember right, you were! Everytime I make home-made icecream I remember eating it on the beach. Yumm!

The Kaltenbach Family said...

I too have lots of memories including the first Sunday I met you and you were wearing your white baptism dress and I hoped we would be friends. I think I have to go with pillow prints... we were just delirious. I remember kneeling over my bed and trying to muffle our laughing against our pillows which led to "pillow prints" and more hysterical laughter. Thanks for the memories girl, you are such a blessing in my life. Love you, shar