"... And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

classic jeni story

Let me break it down for you!  Last night I went to my tuesday night bible study at Nikki and Steve's place.  I always expect to stay super late.  We debate scripture for a couple hours .... and then of course have a ton of fun ;)  ..... you know games & a BONFIRE!!!!!  Well, last night was even more late than usual!  I didn't have to work today sooooooooooo I was pretty much there into the next morning .... I know right.  Anyways I get home and as I am walking to the door I realize I do not have the apartment key to get in!  Oh no .... classic next step .... CALL DAD!  He of course comes to my rescue even tho he had been sleeping for hours.  This whole 'call dad' thing ..... it's a very common thing in my life.  Run out of gas (yes this has happened surprisingly a lot .... or not surprisingly) - call dad, drive car into ditch - call dad, get lost driving in chicago - call dad, lock my keys in my car - call dad .... wow this is starting to get embarrassing.  OK sooooo my point LOL .... I am moving out on my own October 8th!  I finally found my apartment and will be officially on my own for the very first time in my life!  I think everyone should start praying for my keys, my driving, my directions .... and my dad's sanity!!!!  

side note:  I love you, dad!  I am so lucky to have you in my life .... and for more reasons than just you coming to my rescue!  You are the perfect role model.  You have SHOWN me what a true man of faith is suppose to look like.  God has blessed me so much to have my spiritual father be my very own dad!  You are the best!

and of course mom (since I am having a sentimental moment here) .... I am going to miss our morning coffee talks and our afternoon rollerblades!  If I can grown up to be half the woman you are, I will be incredibly lucky!  You are an amazing mother!  You are such a strong person .... thank you for always leading me towards Jesus.  I love you!

WOW .... ha ha .... sorry .... I am having a moment   

He reveals deep and hidden things

Daniel prayed: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king."
Daniel 2:20-23

Monday, September 22, 2008

where the heck is that dollar?

A couple nights ago I was at Starbucks w/ a bunch of friends. We were having fun just talking and hanging out .... when we started to do riddles. It was mostly those crazy ones where you can ask yes or no questions, until Aaron pulled out a math one. It really bugged me ..... I had to solve it ... which I of course finally did (or I would not be doing this post lol). Anyways ... I couldn't find it on the internet ... but this one is VERY similar. You solve it the exact same way. ENJOY ;)
Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

an answered prayer

2 and 1/2 years ago I surrendered my entire life over to Jesus.  Yes, I grew up in an amazingly christian home and served God most of my life BUT there was a time where I did turn my back for a little bit.  However, like the prodigal son I fell flat on my face and with the help of the prayers of my family .... I came back Home.  Since that time I have been asking God for some strong christian friends that I can hang out w/ and learn from.  Well Last night after a bible study that I go to, we made a fire and talked about about Jesus for hours.  As I was sitting there I realized that God had answered my prayer and I couldn't stop thanking Him for what He has given me.  I mean ... I have a bible study with amazing friends where we dig into the Word and just talk about scriptures and the meanings.  Could you ask for a better way to spend your night? God has provided more than just tuesday night .... I am lucky enough to have more nights that are similar.  PRAISE JESUS!  “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22)

Monday, September 15, 2008

work wedding

Last night I went to my co-workers daughter's wedding.  It was so fun to just hang out w/ all the girls from the office.  I'll tell one story!  If you know me .... you know that I hate being warm.  So as the room was starting to get really hot, I had to go get some ice cold water!  I'm not joking when I say that it was like a sauna in this reception hall.  On my way back from getting my water as an attempt to cool down something caught my eye!  The thermostat!!!!!  Now keep in mind I don't even know the bride and groom ..... I work with the bride's mother.  I went over to the thermostat and turned the air down .... way down LOL.  It made for a nice night ... and someone had to do it!  Anyways, here are some pics of the night!
Jen & Jen
I took tons of pics w/ Ursula trying to get her to smile .... this was the best I got
bye ;)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

my favorites

Zoey slept thru the whole thing
Isaac is over it

Monday, September 8, 2008

I have been waiting all summer for you

FALL!!!!  Ahhhhhhhhhhh, I love fall!!!!  It's so close now!  & you want to know why I am already ready?!?!  PUNKIN SPICE LATTES!!!!!  Seasons come & go .... and you can always count on Starbucks' seasonal flavors to let you know what's next!!!  I have to say that my favorite season is probably winter .... mostly because snowboarding is my absolute fav thing to do in the world!  And don't forget Peppermint White Mochas.  BUT a super close second is FALL ... especially in Michigan!!!  Oh my goodness .... the leaves changing, cider mills, pumpkins, football, sweatshirts, fun jackets, pretty walks, haunted houses, apple picking, apple cider, lil kids in fun costumes and of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  I LOVE IT!  Since I have taken this time to talk about 2 of the 4 seasons ..... let me just say that there is nothing good about summer and spring .... they give us allergies and hot sweaty weather!!!!  YUCK!  Bring on the cool weather ;)  I CAN'T WAIT!

a perfect example of a fun jacket I can't wait to wear!
me .... just doing what I love .... actually I think I'm falling LOL