Thursday, December 3, 2009
Being as this is the season of giving, I have decided to have a more Christ-like Christmas at my house. In this spirit, I am trying to do a large scale service project. Please check out the following link and let me know if you are interested in helping me out. I probably won't be ready by Christmas, but we can start up in the new year. This is a great organization and would be a very simple way to give back to the world and pay it forward. It's not time consuming and all talents are welcome. Let me know if you would like to help by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can just give me a call, or whatever.... Help me help these little munchkins-and Merry Christmas.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I could keep going...but my time at the library is running out. :) oh yeah. 31. Libraries.
So, this year....be thankful. not for anything specific, but just thankful. My Heavenly Father gives me trials on a daily basis that I pay attention to, but He also blesses me EVERY DAY! So, here I am....thankful. Happy Thanksgiving.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I love any and all comments you have-one way or the other.
Also, I am considering doing Halloween shots - what do you think?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Okay, so I have spent wayyy too long dwelling on the fact that I am obviously not meant to be someone's mommy. In the last little while, I have come to the realization that this is not necessarily a bad thing all the time. So, I have decided that I am going to blog today on the benefits of being DINKs. (double income, no kids)
2. We can sleep through the night.
3. Only 2 suitcases to pack.
4. We can get up and go whenever and wherever we feel like it.
5. No diapers or barf.
6. No macaroni and cheese.
7. I get to watch Disney movies because I WANT TO!
8. Blissfully shopping.
9. Clean car.
10. I get to keep my parents all to myself.
11. We are the favorite aunt and uncle.
12. More time to spend with each other.
13. I don't have to get anyone ready for church but me.
14. I only have to entertain one person during sacrament meeting- Tim. :)
15. No diapers or barf.
However, there are disadvantages... for example...I think that my husband will be the greatest dad ever! My parents deserve to have more grandkids. I want to sew baby clothes. All of our friends have kids and hang out with other people that HAVE KIDS. There are so many negatives about this whole situation, but there are also a lot of positives. So for those of you that feel bad for me, stop. I am happy. I am blissfully happy. How many girls get to be married to Superman? (who, might I add, is my best friend in the whole world..) And maybe, someday, I'll even have a cat! ;)
Hugs and kisses to all!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I have officially decided that there is no better way to spend a weekend than doing things that make you smile. Life is way too short to stress out about all of the garbage. So, this weekend, I took a break from the fast lane that I call my life and spent my Saturday having fun. Tim and I went to the "grown-up" side of the Idaho Falls Roaring Youth Jam. We went to the car show, watched the boat races and had a heck of a time! It helped me re-discover that simple things really can make you smile! I am so in love with Tim, with being outside, with classic cars, with life! Funny, how a few shiny cars, a snowcone and spending the day with your best friend can make all the little annoyances and stresses in your life dissappear!
Monday, July 13, 2009
SHENANIGANS OF THE JENNINGS FAMILY!
Here is the whole fam at the zoo-minus the picture taker...(me.)
Then, after the zoo to the ice cream parlor, to fatten ourselves with creamy, dairy, goodness. I think that maybe Jared enjoyed it more than the rest of us.... :)
Here we are at Bear World-obviously "beary" happy to be there....
More to come - stay tuned. Same bat time, same bat channel!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Easter came and went without much celebration-because, really? Who wants to see two adults outside looking for eggs in their jammies? We did dye eggs with our favorite cohorts-Nate and Jess. It was interesting. Tim and Nathan are always good for laughs and dirty jokes when we decorate ANYTHING-be it cookies, eggs, cakes, gingerbread houses-together. They're just a couple of knot heads if you ask me.
My mom came down for a while and we did the whole nursing home thing. We played piano and made Grandma proud. It's still tough for me to do that-I used to play for my Grandpa and still think of him often whenever I play. We also got to see my sister in law Crystal (love her!) and my sweet, gorgeous, perfect niece Palin. I just love to hold her and play with her and talk to her and everything! She is so precious and I adore her.
My little (but bigger than me) brother turned 23 on the 30th. I can still remember when he was just a little munchkin. I remember the day my mom and dad brought him home. From the minute I met him, he was MY baby. He is still one of my very best friends and I don't know what I would ever do without him.
The very last day or two of April , Tim's parents came down. We went to Yellowstone and I met some buffalo face to face. Yikes! Thanks Tim for rolling the window down. It was a beautiful day and we had SOOOO much fun. It was fun to see Tim's mom in a different environment and capacity. I always knew that she was fun, I just didn't ever realize how much fun! And it was good to see Tim so happy!
Welp, can't think of much else-so there you go!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
THE FAB FIVE:OK! So this is how this works...The first 5 people to respond to this post will receive something made by me, just for you. Of course there are some restrictions and limitations:1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! :)2. What I create will be just for you.3. It will be done some time within the next year :)4. You have no clue what it will be... Could be lint from my dryer :D) Who knows? Not you, that's for sure. ;-) 5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.6. I will send it anywhere! It doesn't matter where you live!The catch? The catch is that you must repost this on your own blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on their blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Here’s how it works: Google “[your first name] needs” and share the first 10 results.
That's it: it is that simple. But be honest! These are actual quotes from the top ten results.
Tag the person who tagged you, and pass it on...
1. Katie needs...HULA LESSONS. (right....)
2. Katie needs...YOUR HELP. (no really, I do...)
3. Katie needs...TO WORK ON HER POSTURE. (whatever.)
4. Katie needs...TO BE ON HER OWN. (okay, that's really true.)
5. Katie needs...AUSTRALIA.
6. Katie needs...TO SMILE. (with my newly cleaned teeth...shiny!)
7. Katie needs...PARENTING CLASSES. (what the heck for?)
8. Katie needs...NEW JEANS. (levi's preferably..)
9. Katie needs...TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON.
10.Katie needs...DESSERTS. (no kidding.)
Okay, now it's your turn. Copy, paste, fill in. Not too hard. Consider yourself tagged.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
2. Something that inspires me: Priesthood, family, my husband's patience, my mother.
3. Something that makes me angry: people that are okay with abortion, ignorance, assumptions that don't make sense, complete stupidity.
4. Something that hurts a little: being ignored.
5. Something I've gotten used to: not being perfect all the time.
6. Something I collect: water globes, movies, memories,
7. Something I always carry with me: cell phone, purse, hair brush.
8. Something I want to be: Someone important. A good wife. Somebody's mother.
9. Something I dread: going to work.
10. Something that I have learned: to be patient, to be more understanding, to be okay with who I am.
11. Something I read: books. any.
12. Something I want to understand: everything. I question everything.
13. Someone I'm going to tag: Anyone caught reading this (Yes, that means YOU!) [Directions: copy and paste this into your text window, then erase my answers and add your own.]
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I DID IT! I kept a secret from my beloved for a whole month! My sweet hubby turned the BIG 3-0 on New Years Day. Holy cow. That sounds really old when you write it down. Yikes. Well, anyhow, for the first time in my life, I successfully threw a SWEET surprise party. I successfully invited his family and cooked and decorated (with the help of his awesome sisters and mom...) without ever telling him! It was pretty fun, with the exception of some depressing news in the middle. It was good to see family and people that we haven't seen in a very long time...(little Larry). So, happy birthday to Tim and....it was Rachel's birthday too! So, happy birthday to Rachel, also.