Statesboro Blues

May 25, 2010

I have to admit, I am feeling very overwhelmed and out of sorts today. Things just haven’t been going my way lately. So, my dear readers [all 7 of you], what cheers you up on days like these?

Here is a beautiful video just for you.

Week recap.

May 17, 2010

Last week I had a break from classes, and oh was it lovely!

A few things I enjoyed…

seeing Lamar after 2 weeks apart.

birthday breakfast with Lamar at this yummy place.

surprises.

celebrating my birthday with my sisters and friends  at a cute little place called El Taco.

making realllly good spaghetti sauce with Lamar.

going on dates with Lamar.

seeing friends.

sitting super close to the home plate at the Brave’s game.

fireworks.

Katie and Sean’s Engagement party.

playing pool volleyball with Lamar’s family.

birthday brunch with my parents…Mmmm Blueberry pancakes!

Katie’s first bridal shower.

Things I could have done without…

walking out of the animal shelter without a dog.

accidentally washing and drying a dryclean-only dress.

Saying goodbye.

I would say that was a wonderful week! I am so blessed.

How was your weekend?

I hope it was awesome.

Today I am 22. Twenty-Two…

and life is so good.

Ways I am going to celebrate my birthday:

(In Statesboro)

1. Social Studies final in the morning.

2. Lay out in the beautiful sunshine and hopefully get some color.

3. Dinner with my beautiful girlfriends.

(In Atlanta on Saturday)

4. Breakfast with Lamar at The Flying Biscuit Cafe. The French Toast is delicious!

5. Getting my hairs cut. 🙂

6. Dinner with my sisters, Lamar and friends at El Taco. Bring on the chips, salsa and Margaritas!

Needless to say, my birthday will be amazing. Have a lovely weekend!

Summer goals

May 1, 2010

1. Make enough money to pay off my huge speeding ticket.

2. Learn how to make these pretty earrings. 3. Read as much of the New Testament as possible.

4. Go on a picnic.

6. Get in shape!

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8. Watch the sunrise at the top of Kennessaw Mountain.

9. Bake something from this website.

10. Read Redeeming Love…again.

11. Perfect my Red Velvet cake recipe in time for the 4th of July.

12. Go camping.

13. Do something nice for someone I don’t know.

14. Share my faith with someone.

15. Make all A’s in my summer classes. Well…I made all A’s in the classes that matter! 🙂

16. Spend quality time with my grandmothers.

17. Plant a beautiful plant in honor of my grandfathers.

18. Visit this lovely lady in Baltimore.

19. Surprise someone with flowers and/or baked goods…for no reason other than them being awesome.

20. [personal goal]

As I complete these tasks, I will cross them out–so stay tuned!

Have a lovely May!

Outdoor Wedding

April 27, 2010

I love everything about this outdoor wedding reception. The tables, the colors, the lights, the big trees. It is absolutely perfect. It is so simple to make an outdoor venue look beautiful…because it already is! All you need is some color, strands of lights and good weather. 🙂

Also, I love this sweet little card.

In The Spring

April 27, 2010

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” -Margaret Atwood

…or pretty pink flower pedals?

L.O.V.E

March 18, 2010

Hello, Darlings.

It is hard to believe that I wrote my last post a year ago (almost to the day).  So much has changed. So many great things have happened.

 I am happy.

For all of you who know me personally, you know this is a pretty big deal. I haven’t experienced pure joy in a long time. I give all of my thanks to papa God for filling my heart with so much love. 🙂 There is nothing better.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, loves. My next post will be about weddings! (My sister is getting married in July and boy, do I have the fever!)

Love & blessings.

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning,middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…” -Gilda Radner

…one of my favorite quotes, for sure.

I can’t stand not knowing what is going to happen in the future. When I am going through something difficult I often find myself saying, “If I knew what was going to happen after all of this, it would make it easier to get through”.  Or, “If I knew that things were going to work out in the end, it would be easier”. I think these things even when I know that things aren’t meant to be easy.  How boring would life be if we knew what was going to happen all of the time? I don’t think God necessarily wants us to hurt, but He wants us to experience making life decisions and not knowing what is going to happen while making them. All we can do is trust Him and know that He has something great for us. (Whether it is the plan we want or not.)  I know I worry way too much about things that are out of my control.  In my heart, I know things are going to work out and I am going to be happy.  While knowing this, I still want it to go a certain way. I know the kind of person that I want to end up marrying, I know where I want to live, what I want to do, how many children I want to have, etc.  Most likely it is not going to work out that way at all. It will be completely different–but I will be happy. I know I need to learn to not worry so much about the future and just live each day and take what get from each experience.  I need to stop fighting the system! hehe. I know God and I trust him. I think I just don’t trust myself and that is something I need to work on.

Well, that concludes my first post. Thanks for reading!  Have a lovely day, everyone! 🙂

Love, Jenna

Before you go, I want to share with you my favorite place in the world:

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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.