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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We weren't allowed to travel home for Thanksgiving due to the boys growing in the we stayed in Cali. A bunch of our friends decided to stay as well because the Thanksgiving break is just too short to travel all the way home for most of them. We all had dinner sure was wonderful to have great friends to share the holidays with. Thanks everyone for making the day so fun!

Full Bellies.....with food and babies!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


A little over a week ago, we went to the tree lighting at the Americana....which is a really fun shopping area in Glendale. They had some performers, a band, and of course a huge christmas tree. It was perfectly finished off with a fireworks show. It took place before Thanksgiving I felt a little like it was Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's combined. Very fun!!!

Sorry Evans' picture of you two didn't turn out :(

Monday, November 29, 2010


I have been meaning to update our blog for some time now. I finally got our pictures downloaded this morning, so hopefully there will be lots of updates this week!

For now, here is the belly progress:

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Saw this picture and thought it was the cutest!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cooling off at the beach....

Last weekend, we tried to escape the heat wave with a little beach time!

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Official.....two Boys!!!

We couldn't be more excited!!! Now we can start getting everything ready :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bump Siting....

We have been taking pictures every month to track the progress of my growing belly!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ken and Kathy Visit....

Two weeks ago, we had Chris' parents visit. We had a great weekend, but it went by way to fast.

We started off by hitting the Getty. We tried to go last time they were here, but it was a holiday weekend and the traffic was crazy. I am so glad we made it this time because the museum was amazing. The building itself was incredilbe....not to mention the artwork and gardens. I think it is a must see!!!

On Saturday we headed down to Dana Point to visit Kathy's cousin. They had the most incredible house right on the beach. The pictures don't do it justice.

Here's Ken and Kathy in the Garage!

This was a window that looked into the 12 foot deep swimming pool! We kept expecting a dolphin to swim by like at Sea World!

This was the view from there swimming pool in the backyard.

After our visit, we drove along the PCH and hit Huntington Beach. There was a surf competition going on, so we staying for just a bit. Here's a picture on the pier!

We had a great weekend. Miss you guys already. Come back soon!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Important Update....

It's double the giggles and double the grins, double the trouble...we're being blessed with twins!

That's right! We're pregnant! And with IDENTICAL TWINS!!! Chris and I have been trying for this blessing for over four years now. It's been a long emotional road. We were able to do in vitro the past few months and are so elated to say that it worked. All of the shots, medication, ultrasounds, surgeries, and procedures were worth it! We had two eggs placed during the transfer and only ONE of the eggs took. BUT, that egg split and now we are having either two little Jenny's or two little Chris'. We still have to wait a while to find out that exciting news.

We just want to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers on our behalf. We truly felt them all! We cannot express in words how blessed we feel. We cannot wait to be the parents of these two special little ones. They are going to be LOVED!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Chris' parents came in town for Memorial Weekend. They hadn't seen our place since it was filled with boxes, so they drove on over! While they were here we...

Went to the fabric district and sample sale:

Showed them around the dental school:

Drove along the PCH towards Malibu and took some fun pics:

We also ate at some fun new restaurants, tried to get into the Getty (way to busy on the holiday weekend), sat at the beach, checked out UCLA's campus, showed them around our town, and drove by the Rose Bowl. Very fun weekend. Thanks Ken and Kathy! Come back soon! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Today was a bad day.
Today I felt hopeless about in vitro.
Today I felt helpless because pregnancy is out of my control.
Today I felt scared about our situation.
Today I cried all the way from Downtown LA to South Pasadena.
Today I was watched over.
Today my dear friend called when I needed her the most.
Today I ate lunch with my hubby.
Today I received a fun text to go to the movies.
Today a friend stopped by and shed a tear with me.
Today a sweet someone told me they pray for us specifically.
Today I talked, text, missed a call and got a voice mail from my family.
Today I received a text from a certain someone telling me they put our name in the temple.
Today I received a hug.
Today I am overwhelmed by the love and kindness of others.
Today I feel blessed.
Today was a great day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

THE BIG 3-0!!!

Yes, yes it's a reality....I turned 30 last week. I have to admit that I was dragging my feet at the thought of leaving my twenties behind. They were good to me.


Graduated from college.
Enjoyed a great dance career.
Received my master's degree.
Became Mrs. Jenny Olson.
Moved to three different states.
Created several new works of choreography.
Traveled for work and pleasure.
Became a Trojan fan 'cause my hubby started USC dental school.
and Bought a Disneyland Pass. (Disneyland is not just for kids ya-know!)

Yes. My twenties treated me well. But, I'm excited for this new chapter. This new Decade. Thirties here I come!

Birthday festivities started out with Chris making me breakfast. Really good pancakes. Who knew Chris was an iron chef?
I share a birthday with a classmate of Chris' so we headed to their house Friday evening for a "Minute-to-win-it" Game Night. Hilarious! Then on Saturday my darling friends Shannon and Matt, along with Chris, threw me a big birthday bash! Including...

Banners (sweet notes everyone!...thanks for doing that Shannon)
Cake (thank you Kayla!)
Potato Sack Races
Four Legged Races
Balloon Toss (which turned into a water fight, naturally!)
and a Pinata!

What fun!

Thank you everyone for sending me into my thirties having a blast! Thank you Shannon and Matt for all that you did! And thank you Chris for making this a special occasion for me!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to the sweet mothers in my life. Hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for the influence you are in my life. I love you all so very much.

(Mom and Becky: my sis-in-law)

(Angie: My sis)

(Kathy: my mom-in-law)

(Kira: my sis-in law)

And a shout out to "future mother's"!

(me and Angela: my sis-in-law)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I know this is a random post, but I'm just excited. I teach a dance/aerobics class, and when I took over the class there was about 6-8 people in it.....tonight there was 26! It has been growing and growing, and it makes it that much more fun to teach it. We have a good time!

Monday, April 5, 2010


In December, I was asked by a former student of mine to be his coach/choreographer for the Youth America Grand Prix competition. The semi-finals were in February in Los Angeles, and his scores qualified him to attend worlds which were held in New York City last week. I had the amazing opportunity to spend a week in the Big Apple, and it was an incredible experience. It was so inspiring to watch these young dancers perform and compete....talented young people from all over the world (China, Israel, Italy, Mexico, name just a few!) These young people have dedicated so much time and energy into this art and it was so incredible to watch them work in class, try and communicate with each other with language barriers, and execute their variations on stage. And on top of the dancing....I then found myself in one of the greatest cities; with endless options of sites, museums, and shows.......where to go first, what to see??? All I can say is...... What a week!

I tried to capture the here goes:

Our hotel was right on Central Park South....location, location, location! It was perfect! We were close to everything, and I even went on morning walks through central park : )

Our first full day in NYC, Eric had a higher education scholarship class at Julliard (talk about an amazing facility!).

The studio had floor to ceiling windows....check out the view......that's right?....the studio looked out to the LDS Temple!

Later this same evening, Eric had his first round of competition. He performed the contemporary piece that I choreographed and danced it better than I had ever seen him do it.

This was a hoot! These are some instructions for the several languages! hahaha!

On the way home we stopped by the Metropolitan Opera House which is where American Ballet Theatre performs. Of course we had to strike some dance poses!