Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Juice on Jeni

I didn't even know there were such things as blogging awards. I mean, I've seen them on larger 'sponsored' blogs...but I didn't know normal people like Maria, Stephanie and I could give and receive them.

I guess you learn something new every day.

However, I really think Maria and Stephanie were just trying to politely remind me to update my blog.

You see, I tend to treat my blog as a major event announcer for my close friends and family, which is why it doesn't get updated every day. I'm just not that interesting.

Hey, some people like to share their "big news" on facebook...
I just like to pretend I'm more private by sharing it on my blog.

Because she gave me this 'award', I'm supposed to comply by relating 7 facts about myself. I'm also supposed to pass the award onto 7 others...

I've never liked chain mail though, so I'm selfishly refusing to award anyone this honorific award.

(my spell check didn't check 'honorific'...apparently its a real word)


1. I am with child. As in pregnant. As in due in October.
As in, yes, there are still a lot of people who don't know.
And yes...I'm slightly nervous...but also excited.

2. I listen to Adventures in Odyssey every night.
And I'm not embarrassed to admit it.
(ok...maybe a little.)
In my defense, Noah does too!
We both did before we got married...
What can I say? We're just meant to be together.

3. I'm not shy nor do I have a problem starting a conversation with complete strangers. A lot of people mistake me as such because I stay away from large groups and tend to avoid being the center of attention. The truth is, my personality doesn't really flourish in large crowds and groups, but I do enjoy good conversation with a few people at a time.

4. I love to read. I used to dream of having a huge library room with a roll around ladder. Like in Ducktales or Beauty and the Beast. Its funny though, as I've gotten older and grown in my relationship with the Lord...I've put away most of my novels and books. My old collection just keeps getting smaller and smaller...it seems like all I have left are the children's books I grew up with.

5. ...its getting more difficult to come up with facts I think people might enjoy...
Oh! I play guitar...I have for many many years. I was even our 'church musician' before I got married and moved to a galaxy far far away.

6. I love sock monkeys. Particularly THESE sock monkeez.

I think I have 4 of them so far
...but there's still the kiddie collection!
with elephants and alligators and hippos
for the baby of course...

7. I didn't know how to cook until I got married.
I was actually quite pathetic
...in fact, I think Noah knew his way around in the kitchen better than I did.
But I was bound and determined to learn
because I just refused to fall short in my duties as a wife
when there's no good reason why I can't do it.
So I did.
Annnnd...I have yet to send anyone to the emergency room to get their stomach pumped.

The end.


Kady said...

I think its really neat that you all listen to adventures in odyssey every night. How do you listen to it? I would love to start doing that with Isaiah.

MariaJoy said...

Hahaha, would I do such a thing as give this "award" to get people to update?

I'm excited that you and Noah will be parents. (You and Noah...is that right?? It doesn't sound right...oh well, you know who I mean)

StephanieRuth said...

Well Jen, That would definately be the pot calling the kettle black since I haven't updated in 2 months!! lol So, no I didn't give it to you because I wanted you to update, I just like your fun style just like in real life. Congrats on going to be a mommy!

Lindsey Lea B said...

Congratulations, October will be here before yo know it!! :)

The Smiths said...

Congratulations to you and Noah, Jeni! Children are a blessing indeed!

Lord Bless,
Susan (Ankeny) Smith

Anonymous said...

You know something sad? I've heard all of, like, one Adventures in Odyssey. My whole life. True story.

Pause in the Little Things... said...

I think it's hilarious and adorable that you guys listen to adventures in odyssey together. love! hope your little baby belly is growing steadily. :)

Bee said...

yay for The Green Ring Conspiracy!!!! =D