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Jenny

Back… I think

My apologies for being so absent. Not to make excuses, but here are my excuses: My 2016 taxes say that I had 5 different employers (I think that also adds up to about 500 job applications). I moved. I got MARRIED! The past year has been a whirl wind of huge life changes, lessons in patience, and amazing adventures. Through it all, God has reminded me that He has everything under the sun in His control and that His plans are greater than anything we could imagine. He has also filled my life with some of the best people that this world has to offer. I’m hoping my brain will have some free bandwidth in the coming months, which means I can get back to cooking food, creating art and sharing my adventures with you…

Coming Soon

I don’t think patience has ever been my strong suit. Thankfully, it’s normally only tested by cookies that take too long to bake and winter months that drag on and on and on. Lately though, my patience has been tried by seemingly every aspect of my life. Rather than boring you with the long list, I’ll skip to the cutest blessing I’m waiting for: Megan and Cale’s baby boy is coming soon! Our family got together in Colorado’s Rockies last weekend, and I got to spend some quality time not only with my amazing family, but also with my camera and a few willing models. I could not be happier and more excited for Megan and Cale (and for having another baby to nap with when I visit home). I’ll post pictures of the twins’ six-month-old shoot soon too…

Too Fast

I made it home last weekend for some quality baby time. My brother and sister-in-law had twins at the end of December. When I saw these sweet babies a few weeks later, I gave very clear instructions that they were not allowed to grow from their sleepy, snuggly, tiny bodies until I saw them again. Clearly, they did not listen. Here’s a before: And after: They are growing up so fast! It’s amazing to see how their personalities are developing, and I can’t wait to see them again…

Friend Like This

I’ve been having one of those weeks piled on top of what seems like a few of those months that have somehow strung together in the this spring. In a nutshell, the reasons that I’m feeling stressed mainly involve a Master’s thesis that should have been written a month ago, but somehow the pieces of it remain disjointed and nonsensical. This combines with what I have taken to calling “imminent unemployment.” You see, the degree that I am so looking forward to completing also happens to be funding my existence on this planet. Any time that I take to search for a job is time that detracts from duck-taping my mess of a thesis together. Am I slightly concerned about my future? Nah. I’M FREAKING OUT! But freaking out inside. Mostly. Enter, my neighbor-friend Camille. I momentarily freaked out on the outside in her presence. She responded with an evening walk, the world’s best cookie, flowers, a Starbucks gift card, and one of those long, sway-back-and-forth, life-is-going-to-be-alright-because-you-have-me hugs. Bless this woman’s heart…