- Jenny W
- I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Anyone know what this is? Say it to yourself first and then keep reading. It's a ladder, which is the second thing you see, that we put up at our church for a Jacob's Ladder Prayer Storm. We did not put the angel there...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Bugles- Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our Nation's abundance.
Mini Pretzels- Arms folded in reflection, a freedom sought by the founders of our country.
Candy Corn- Sacrifices of the Pilgrim's first winter. Food was so scarce that the settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn per day.
Nuts/Seeds- Promise of a future harvest; we reap only if seeds are planted and tended to with diligence.
Dried fruits- Harves gifts from our abundant land.
M&Ms- Memories of those who came before us, to guide us to a future of freedom.
Mini Hershey's kisses- The love of family and friends who sweeten our lives.
Isn't that cute? And it's DELICIOUS... perfect combo of salty sweet...
HAPPY THANKFUL DAY:)
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I understand Halloween is somewhat controversial, and to those of you who don't celebrate it I'll try not to step on your toes at all. But we love it! We hang stuff in the yard, we carve pumpkins, we watch The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and crack up at Snoopy playing the War Pilot on top of his doghouse. We do have the rule that no one can dress as anything "yucky," but other than that we do it up baby. I've posted a pic of our cute autumn house and my cute autumn kids:) (I also dressed up, as a baseball player from my beloved Cubbies, though I was the one taking all the pics so alas you all have to go without seeing mommy in a baseball jersey...) It's hard to see in these pics but once a year these 2 girlies are allowed to wear mascara and let me say, unbelievable are the EYELASHES on my children. Good grief Charlie Brown.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Let me preface this by saying there are certain things we don't say in our house: stupid, shut up, hate, just to name a few. We also obviously don't use "cuss words" because those are words that hurt people's feelings. Having said that, I heard from Hannah's sunday school teacher that they were discussing wisdom last week and he asked if any of the kids knew what that was. My Hannah, who herself is very wise for her age, raised her hand and said "That's what all the stupid people don't have but everyone else does." The teacher was laughing so hard he almost had to leave the room...
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Ok so he IS my nephew but OH MY GOSH have you EVER seen a boy this cute? (Yeah yeah yeah I know some of you have sons so I"m sorry I'm sure they're cute too, ha-ha). But you gotta admit: those are the bluest eyes and biggest cheeks you've ever seen, right? My brother's little guy. He calls Hannah "Nanna." S O S T I N K I N
C U T E
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Well, this was the big bash. My oldest baby is in double digits, and it was her Golden Birthday no less! My mom made a ton of food, I put out a ton of decorations, the kids perspired a ton of sweat in the jumper (even the boys, and even though it was pink!!!) Fun was had by all, except for about 10 minutes when one child was accidently locked in a car...she's fine now but there was some drama there for a bit!
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I posted recently about the obscene amount of toiletries and chemical beauty products in my house. Then Bethany recently posted about excess in general, too much space too much stuff too much too much. This reminded me of a conversation I've had with a number of girlfriends, about our homes. Only in America do we have every day dining areas and formal dining rooms, or every day family rooms and then living rooms that are just "for pretty." My daughters and I live in a very small 2 bedroom 1 bath home, so there are no "guest baths" or "parlors". In fact there is not one square inch of space that is not used to its fullest! This is a problem when we got to homes that do have rooms that are just to look at, because my girls can't fathom having a living room we don't go into! (Although mommy would LOVE some space where there are no crumbs or barbies or fingerprints....) What do you guys think?
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
They're cleanin the crap as we speak and I"m done bloggin about it! On to happier things: I'm posting some pics of the wedding I did a month ago! Much prettier than the poop pics I could have gotten from the sewer dept. to post...
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Fourth grade and second grade. Geez. No idea how that happened, I don't think I can possibly be old enough to have a 7 and 10 year old! I love love love these girls though, they're so good and fun and happy. I'm very blessed.
Monday, August 20, 2007
The munchkins start school this week, and with that comes the beginning of the fall season (it's been raining and cloudy here for 4 days now, ugghhhh) and the end of summer (it's been raining and cloudy here for 4 days now!) So I thought I'd take this week and pay respects to this summer that's been so busy for us, with 2 roadtrips and party/wedding planning and 2 trips to the fair and some 4th of July stuff thrown in for good measure. I'd posted some Dells pics before, so I'll post pics today of the pool party I did for some clients in July. It was so much fun! (For more end of summer fun go to "The Pumpkin Patch" blog (swtbamamaof2.blogspot.com) and enter your 2007 hot weather stories!)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
These are some of the Dells pics. The roller coaster is called Hades and, unbeknownst to me, goes below the parking lot into the dark and loud underground--somewhat overstimulating for the autistic 9 year old. Oops! Also a pic of the Wisconsin River, our hotel, and of course my cute kids
Friday, July 13, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Ok so this is not one of MY weddings, but apparently it is someones:) Got it in an email. Anyway you guys know I plan weddings; and I have gotten three calls just this week, from STRANGERS which is nice because it means the word of mouth thing is working! I am even planning a 4th of July party for a very wealthy bunch, pool/deck/fireworks at their home. I told her yesterday we're not gonna do hillbilly red/white/blue; we're renting pretty white linens and white chairs, then decorating the food area with red roses and red tapers and the pool area with white lights and red/white/blue pillows on her patio furniture. She told me that sounds beautiful and if it all works out she'll hire me for her Christmas parties too. Go God! Who knows, if we get lucky maybe this couple in the pic will show up!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Awhile back Bethany posted some things she loves. My bedroom is one, because my mom and a bunch of friends did it for me as a surprise for my birthday WHILE I WAS OUT OF TOWN! I came home to it. Full of Eiffel towers and black&white framed pics of Paris. Love it!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Ok let's stir the waters of controversy 'cuz it's fun! I LOVE HARRY POTTER BOOKS and am very excited the last installment is coming out July 21. I literally have another 32 year old girlfriend who's so excited she may camp out at Barnes and Nobles with the other 15 year olds for the midnight release. How funny. Let me first of all say that I DO NOT think this series is for young children at all. Like, kids only 10 and older maybe, depending on whether or not the child is capable of distinguishing real from pretend and all that. Having said that though, this series of literature is very thought provokin on EVERYONE'S struggle within themselves for the potential to be good or evil, and the ability we all possess to use our gifts for other's benefit or for their detriment. It's really, really good. The other praise I have is that the author has created this whole Harry Potter "universe," much as George Lucas did with Star Wars and the creator of Star Trek with the Klingon language and all that. It really is genius even just from an academic standpoint. I have strong feelings around the "controversy" of Christians reading such material, which I'll save after I read some of your opinions! I'm excited!
Friday, June 15, 2007
I've had two grandmas, both my paternal and my maternal grandmothers, diagnosed with cancer. We buried one last month, and tonight we celebrated the other at the Relay for Life Survivor's Lap. My sweet grandma Bennett is 81 and had to do the last half of her lap in the golf cart, but she smiled and waved her little pom-pom the whole time. She's the epitome of "mindful" living (see previous post). She just finished her last chemo treatment last Tuesday and is so spunky and sweet. One example: last September she and my grandpa came here for a b-day party and both were walking up my sidewalk with canes. I went out to help them in, kissed them and asked how they were doing. My grandma replied "Oh, just call us Cane and Able." I about pooped. And tonight we celebrated her wonderful attitude! When I"m 81 I wanna smile and wave pom-poms, even if it is on a golf cart. Hell I wanna be that way NOW!!! As for my grandma Bair, (pictured here) well she's in heaven now and hopefully they have golf carts and pom-poms there too... :)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
|5 things i was doing 10 years ago:|
1. being very pregnant with skylar 2. being hot while being pregnant 3. being horny while being pregnant:) 4. being hungry while being pregnant 5. being fat while being pregnant!
5 snacks i love:
1. ice cream 2. dove dark chocolate 3. chips and salsa 4.cheeses 5. fruit (w/ cheeses or dove dark chocolate!)
5 songs i know the words to:
1. bob seger old time rock n roll 2. beatles twist and shout 3. every poison song 4. every motley crue song on girls, girls, girls or dr.feelgood 5. every bon jovi song on slippery when wet, crush, new jersey
5 things i'd do if i were a millionaire:
1. go to paris 2. put money away for kids 3. buy a bigger house 4. still shopping at target and payless! 5. garage sale even MORE
5 bad habits: 1. eating at night 2.eating salt 3. thinking about how i really need to exercise 4. blogging instead of exercising 5. eating at night instead of exercising
5 things i like to do: 1. eat at night :) 2.read 3.hang out at the beach 4.go to chicago 5.go to wrigley field (preferable at night so i can eat, read the scoreboard, be close to lake michigan and be in chicago!!!!!!!!)
5 things i won't wear again: 1.my 1994 wedding dress complete with HAT (hee-hee) 2.aqua net 3.shoulder pads 4.penny loafers without socks 5. penny loafers with socks
5 fave toys: 1.barbies 2.etch a sketch 3.atari video games (centipede baby!) 4.sit and spin 5.magna doodle
5 people i tag: 1.pat parker 2.gina morales 3.tammy ward 4.bethany fuson 5. THAT'S IT! ELIZABETH TAGGED ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE I BLOG WITH!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
|Since my grandma died a month ago we've had the unfortunate task of going through her things, which feels very much like trespassing in the beginning, and now we're preparing to have a garage sale this weekend. I've had garage sales before certainly but they're always at my house; rarely do i have to drive my stuff elsewhere! So not only are we selling grandma's stuff but the individual family members have their stuff as well...so we hope it will go well except it's so windy tonight and supposed to storm of course. Anyone have any garage sale stories?!|
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Sooooooooooo, she has an appointment Wednesday anyway to get her hair cut, thank God, but in the meantime she's a little...spiky...on top. Man that child makes me tired.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
"Robby died of a massive coronary last Wednesday at the age of 49. I got a call from mom at work that I needed to meet her and Billy at the hospital. I was first to arrive, so they took me into a conference room (No, God, tell me we don't need a conference room) with the hospital chaplain (No, God, tell me we don't need a chaplain). Some cold little woman named Dr. Brown came in and told me his heart had stopped, they'd tried everything they could to get it going again but they couldn't, he was gone already. Nice. The universe apparently doesn't think Jenny has a breaking point...
Four hours (or four months?) later we went home to tell my kids. Fuck. I'm not normally super vulgar; I attempt to use my vocabulary to uplift and edify. But Fuck. I now get to go home and tell my 8 year old autistic child and my 5 year old drama queen that their crappy year of abandonment by the men in their lives isn't over yet. 'Remember when little Zoe's grandma died last year and even though we were so sad for us we were happy for her? Well, and this'll sound a little (little?!) scary and sad but it's ok: Papa Rob had a very bad accident at work today that hurt his heart and head, and he died. Today. At work. Yes we were at the hospital. No he's not hurting. It'll be ok.' Or something like that."
The good news is, there's a victory that comes with a one year anniversary of surviving something tragic; a sense of accomplishment. We made it. We miss you and love you like crazy Robbie, but we made it. And we're happy FOR YOU...
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Alas the power came back on this morning after NIPSCO (according to their customer service recording) worked on literally 24 towns who'd lost electricity. I would've SUCKED at being a pioneer:)
Friday, February 23, 2007
Anyway heard a message last week on how the most important theme in these few chapters in the middle of John is FRIENDSHIP. If Jesus is my friend I don't worry about disobeying Him, I worry about disappointing Him. If Jesus is my friend I get excited about the fact that friends share everything; He probably has a lot of cool stuff for me to play with and learn about!! If Jesus and I are friends I want to go with Him wherever He goes...and He wants to go with me wherever I go. If we're friends I want to introduce my other friends to Him. If we're friends He wants to laugh with me, cry with me, watch chick flicks with me, watch my kids with me. All of a sudden my relationship with Him has NOTHING to do with religion. It was to do with friendship.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I'm done thinking food is the enemy. I'm done giving up bread or sugar or chocolate or whatever. I know for a fact my problem is portion control, so I eat what I want but I'm conscious of it. And I know for a fact my weakest part of the day is 9-10 at night. So I talk on the phone (to some of you!) at night or check my email or read...and go to bed so I can eat when I get up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Anyone else have remodeling stories?