Monday, June 13, 2011


I'm turning 28 tomorrow. Ya know what? It doesn't bother me! I'm actually looking forward to each year leading to the impending "30".  Some people dread getting older.  It's like entering a new decade (which I'm not doing for 2 more years but it makes ya think...) all of a sudden means you're about to die. Not so! I feel like I'm gaining wisdom each year and I love that. I love knowing that I am entering a new season to parent my kids. I love that when people ask, and I say "I'm almost 30", they'll say "But you look 18!". Hey, they told me I'd be thankful for my young face and I can tell ya now,  they were right.

My mother in law and 2 sisters in law (missed you, Bek!) took me shopping and then to eat. It was a grand time. We stopped at a yard sale, where I scored a sweet ottoman for TWO DOLLARS, and an old vintage mirror for the same price,  then went to Penneys and got some much needed shirts. And then I got a huge burger and some super greasy onion rings at a local pub/restaurant. Loved it. Loved the conversation, and I  love my family. Then, Joel came home from a 6 day trip he was on with Ryan!  Joel played bass with Ry for several gigs while they were out touring NY. He had a blast and came home joyful. 

Then, last night while we sat around catching up with Ry, I watched this. One of the funniest things I've seen in a very long time. I laughed so hard, I cried.   Just a dude with a camera, mumbling in a crazy southern accent. But seriously hilarious.

 And lastly, a family update.
Bell, who is 2.5, has officially potty trained herself.  I dont know how this happened, but I'm convinced it was the Lord's grace for me.  She still has issues with poo, but ya know, I guess all kids do at first.

Ro hasn't had any ABA therapy for the past few weeks but he has still been wonderful. Very conversational and interactive!  He's been loving the Sesame Street website, which I dont mind at all since he learns from it.

Ash has his preschool 'celebration' tonite, which is basically a little graduation ceremony.  He's going to preschool next fall too and i can't wait to see how well he does then! 

Haven is the most joyful, easy going baby I've had yet. He loves his new ability to get around and pull himself up, and is easy to please with snacks and snuggles. He sleeps well, plays in his bed when he wakes up, and just loves life.

I'm one blessed almost-28-but-feels-23 wife and mama.


susanna internicola said...

i love you jenn!!
happy birthday to you!!!!!

From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

You're my favorite sister-named-Jenn!!!! I love you and I'm super glad you were born. You're amazing, and I'm awfully proud of who you grew up to be. Love you!!!

~Big Sis

Rebekah said...

Bummer I missed it!! For my birthday next month you girls should come here!! :) it would be a dream come true!! :)

Unorganized Woman said...

Happy Birthday! I love getting older too, next week is the big 30 and i couldn't be happier about it... I'll think I'll blog about it. Anyhoo, you are beautiful inside and out and I hope you have a great 28th year!

Lora said...

yay jenn! happy early birthday! glad you got to have some good celebration time already. hope that tomorrow is a fantastic day for you! 28! just a baby... :)
you look great in that last photo, by the way. love you, lora

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

Happy Birthdasy sweetie! I remember the day very clearly, how I had to wait for your dad to finish his dessert at the church dinner before we could leave for the hospital ! BTW, the check's in the mail (wink, wink) really.....really.... ok, not yet but it will be! Love you!

randi said...

happy happy birthday to you!

so great that your girl potty trained herself! i never liked that phase of child rearing. always seemed like such a task!

TDM Wendy said...

Happy Birthday youngster! I have 6 years of wisdom and wrinkles on you :)

jenn said...

Thank you, everyone! I was truly blessed by your sweet comments :)