Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome to my world

What is your full name (maiden also)? Jennifer Lynn.....

What is your age? (answer only if you want to) 36

Where were you born and raised? Fort Wayne, IN

When did you meet your husband? Blind date in 2000. My sisters best friend knew him from her church.

How many children do you have? 2...girl age 4, boy age 21 months...and I have been really moved to hear all your struggles and joys with conceiving, birthing and raising children, these stories have an amazing ability to connect women, don't they?...we had a hard time getting pregnant and both children were born 6 weeks uterus ruptured with my son (ending our chance for #3) ...and I still cry thinking of what a close call we had with my son.

How many out of the house? 0

How many in the house? 2

How many grandchildren, if you have any? 0

Do you do the cooking or does your husband? I try to do the cooking. My husband does the grilling.

Do you live in the city or in the country (farm)? city

If you could live anywhere other then where you live where would it be? I would not change where I live because my entire family lives within 15 miles of me, and that is more important to me than location.

Do you dye your hair? You don't have to answer this. I do not. I started going gray at 18. I dyed it until I was 23. I am very salt and pepper. and I am so at ease with this decision! I remember as a kid my mom coloring her hair every 2 weeks!!

What is your favorite past time? quilting, walking, reading, going to garage sale, flea markets, auctions etc....oh, and collecting fabric! :)

What is your favorite color or color combinations? really depends on my mood. I tend to stay away from yellow though.

What kind of crafting do you like to do? quilting, decoupage, kids crafts of all kinds.

What is a day like for you? Wake around 6. Breast feed my son...such a sleepy, calm way to start the day...breakfast, dressing...and these are about my only constants... my daughter goes to pre-k MWF from 845 to 1115. We go to the library a few times a week in the morning. My sister and niece spend a lot of time with us, in the back yard etc...I work Tues and Friday mornings at an insurance office...I clean the office on the weekends...we always have dinner with my sisters, their families and my dad on Sunday evenings at his house...

If you could have something made for you what would it be? hope chest

What is your favorite season? Why? Spring. I love the thaw, the warmth and the flowers and the smells of spring.

What was the best Christmas gift you have ever received? Barbie house when I was about 7. It reaffirmed for me that there indeed was a Santa Claus because I knew for sure my parents could not afford this awesome gift! What sacrifices my parents made for their girls!!

Do you have some story that would make us all laugh? I nearly did not fill this questionnaire out simply because I couldn't answer this question...but then I thought of a short quilt mother sewed our clothes as children...and in turn, there was an enormous box of scraps ... well, years later we decided to have my Grandma make a quilt for us with the scraps.. we cut squares, she sewed...she sewed for about 1 hour and said she wasn't interested in the, I took it over. mind you, I had hever sewn in my life...(im probably 15) so some time later, i show my grandma the finished product (let me tell you, it is truly terrible!) and she says to me, " would have been better if you used a sewing machine" (she was a very honest woman!) well, i HAD used a sewing machine. anyway, now that i type it, it's not really that funny, but I look back at that story and laugh. I loved spending time with my Grandma...maybe that is the only reason I like this story!!


Patty said...
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Patty said...

jenny my maternal grandmother would have said something like that to me too.

Linda Stubbs said...

I used to love nursing my little ones. It was probably my favorite thing about being a mother. ONe thing it made me stop and all I could do was sit and look at my baby. I was 42 when I had my last child. She is 15 now, oh how the time flies!!!!!!
I love your story about your grandma. Do you still have the quilt. I have some things that my little girls made. They are priceless.
So glad that you wrote your story. I so enjoyed it. It has been really nice to meet everyone a little better.
Blessings Jenny, Linda