Saturday, December 16, 2006

I'm married to the Grinch!

I went shopping last night and came home around midnight with a sweet gift for my husband. Exhausted from the shopping I went to bed..against my better instict without wrapping his gift.

This morning a I got up early, went to the gym came home, showered and headed off to Choir practice without a second thought about that gift.

Later today I was chatting with Chris about our comming week and the shopping that needs to be completed when he informed me that he found his gift and knows what it is.

He then chased me around the house so that he could get the gift from me so he could read the package!!!
I threatened to take it back, but then I wrapped it while pouting and making a small scene. Okay, Okay I made a big scene but you have to know that he does this every year and this year he even bought his own gift in November..
He completely STOLE CHRISTMAS!

Oh well.. just like the story goes..
Christmas came without ribbons! It came without tags!
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

So my dear friends I dont feel so sad.. Christmas will come even though he did make me Mad!

this is a pic of what I got him by the way you might as well see it since he already has.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Chris' Birthday party

Hello all, the following are pics from Chris' birthday Party. We had race car table cloth and napkins to match! We had plenty to munch on including a Clown Ice cream Cake from the good ol' DQ. To top off the night we played Commercial Crazies (thanks Mum and Dad) He recieved all kinds of gifts (despite the "NO GIFT" warning on the invite) What can I say except we've been blessed with good friends.

Debbie and Joy are making decorating plans

Greg is enjoying some chips and dip (thanks for the Dip Heather!)

Happy Birthday to you!

Sea Salt and Pepper Chips, MY FAVORITE!

Smile you party animals!

This Card was converted for a 22 year old.. too cute.

A Christmas At Foundations

Working at Foundations means I had the distinct pleasure of planning, creating and riding on the Foundations Christmas Float.
We decided that our theme would be a Gangsta's Christmas. We choose this theme because the majority of the students who frequent Foundations are wanna be Gangsta's. So, for Costume all girls were to arrive in White Hoodies
and the boys in their regular attire (Black Hoodies) the girls wore Garland in their hair to look like angels and the guys wore red (TEC) scarves.
The Float was decked out in Christmas lights and my Tree ( I used other decorations so It wouldn't feel like my tree). The Students sat on bails of Straw and I stood at the back of the Float behind a make shift counter and dished up Chili, compliments of Capt. Shawn Branch. We had a sign at the front of our Float reading " Christmas at Foundations" and the students ate the chili just as if we were at Foundations.

The real give away that we were Gangsta other then the Hoodies and Mary Jane Bandanas,
was the Gangsta Music, we were the loudest float by far as we pumped out Christian Christmas Rap. I found a CD online called "Gift Rap". It's actually not bad. Anywho, here are some pics... If I have the energy I might put together a slide show with some gangsta music but the pics with have to do for now.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

A tribute to Gray's Pizza Crust

I have a dear friend named Gray
About her, I have one thing to say
She makes a Pizza crust that blows them all away.

Gray your recipe has made me famous you see.
I made it for a few and they ate it all with glee.
After which they all exclaimed your Pizza sets me Free.

My Friends now think that Im the one
Who makes the best pizza under the sun
And so dear Gray I simply should say, I love you a ton!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I wish it would get cold already.

I have had enough of this ridiculously warm weather! Who wants to wake up in a sweat in the middle of November. Seriously though. We put extra blankets on the bed because the temperature had been dropping in the middle of the night and we were getting cold. Now, though, it is too warm for the extra blankets this rainy warm weather is for the BIRDS I say.
Bring on the cool tempuratures and the Snow.
I love the Snow and I think its high time we see some.
I know this sounds like a strange rant but if you know me you know how I feel about snow... I love it! I prefer to drive in it over the rain and its much prettier than the end of Fall look: "Death".

Fall generally is my favorite time of year, but only when the leaves are changing and beginning to fall. Once they have all fallen I am ready for the glisten of snow. Plus, Snow makes it feel more like Christmas, and Christmas is coming very quickly. It's only 1 month and 17 days away. You must know that I also really love Christmas.

I guess I'm one of those romantic types that loves the silly things in life like, Walking in the Leaves in the Fall, the smell of Brisk Fresh Air, the glisten of Snow on a tree and across the lawn, the dazzle of falling snow at night, the reflection of Christmas lights on the snow, the Twinkle of a Christmas Tree, the coziness of Hot Chocolat and popcorn (vouch for me Jen and Gray), you know all that mushy stuff.
Anyway, its a rainy day which is only nice when you have some company to watch movies with, I miss my husband and my girls from SJ. So For now, I say Booo to the Rain and YAY to the Snow.
Have a Great Winter everyone!


Monday, November 06, 2006

Which Denomination is your Bra?

I recieved this today from a couple of my Aunts. It is quite funny. Please Ladies know that I love all of you the way you are no matter you cup size or denomination. Also know that most of what is said about each could be said about them all.

What Denomination is your BRA?

A man walked into the ladies department of a Macy's and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, "I'd like to buy a bra for my wife."
"What type of bra?" asked the clerk.
" Type?" inquires the man, "There's more than one type?
"Look around," said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material imaginable.

"Actually, even with all of this variety, there are really only four types of bras to choose from."
Relieved, the man asked about the types. The saleslady replied:
There are the Catholic, the Salvation Army, the Presbyterian, and the Baptist types. Which one would you prefer?

Now totally befuddled, the man asked about the differences between them.
The Saleslady responded, "It is all really quite simple..

The Catholic type supports the masses.
The Salvation Army type lifts the fallen,
The Presbyterian type keeps them staunch and upright, and
The Baptist makes mountains out of mole hills.

Have you ever wondered why A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, G, and H are the letters used to define bra sizes?
If you have wondered why, but couldn't figure out what the letters stood for, it is about time you became informed!

{A} Almost Boobs...
{B} Barely there.
{C} Can't Complain!
{D} Dang!
{DD} Double dang!
{E} Enormous!
{F} Fake.
{G} Get a Reduction.
{H} Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up !

They forgot the German bra.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Lots has happened

Okay so I had said I would blog often and I haven't. For a while I didnt have much to blog about and then I got really busy and simply didn't have time. Now I do, and have lots to say.

I have a new job now working from home "YEAH!". The Lord has heard my prayer and delivered me from Subway.
Don't get me wrong. The people of Subway treated me well and who's to say that I won't ever work there again. You just never know.

I am now working for Foundations as the Programmer and Fundraiser. My job title only describes a part of what I do but it will have to do as we can't think of another title. I will be working with them until the end of March and I started this past Monday. I was officially Hired on Tuesday of last week and was training my replacement the very next day.
It seems that I am replacable.. sigh... Actually the whole thing couldnt have been planned any better if I had done it myself.

I was meeting with Capt. Paul just the other day and we decided that it didnt make sense for me to persue a job as a parish based youth leader right now as it would take me away from the ministry that I am already involved in here in Centre Hastings.
Shortly after a different sort of job opportunity came up and I was in the midst of persuing it but unsure as it would ivolve alot of travel and only a few hours a week. I would have probably needed a second job.
As I was praying about this I was continuing my usual work at Subway and was thinking "Lord, I can't do another winter of napkin folding!". I then carried on and went home at the end of my shift.

When I got home I had a phone call (right away) asking me if I want a job ( a grant from the governement kind of job)
Of course I said yes! And that was it.. I was hired...

So now, I am working at Foundations.
THanks for reading
Jen- former Sandwhich artist

Friday, September 22, 2006

Pens that Bling

Yesterday was a great day , filled with good food and good deals.
The start was a little shakey. Our original plan to go to Ikea was changed to a trip to Oshawa and some one who was suppose to come, coudn't, due to her 2 year old having bad pains in her tummy. (it was heart breaking to watch)

Once we arrived in Oshawa we decided that Chucky Cheese would be a great place to eat since we did have 3 little ones on board. Though, if we were totally honest, we went there for us. After some awesome Pizza with salt and pepper (debbie couldn't have it any other way) we played tons of games and won tickets, collectively we had 94 (finding one after redeeming them) and cashed them in for a sucker and small toy.

Then it was time to hit the mall. While there I shopped for accessories and had great success at a place called "ICING by claires". For those of you in SJ who dont have this store its the Big GIrl version of Claires. I purchased 3 neclaces for $7 (A Good deal in my world) and a ton of Pens.

These pens were set up at the check out (sneaky check out people) and they were only 99 cents. This is a price that is hard to walk away from especially when the pens are brightly colored and adorned with rhinestones. Now tell me what girl does not like pens that bling !?

I decided that the pens would make adorable gifts and bought 8 of them. If you recieve one of these pens from me please do not be offended by its small price tag. Instead, know that I love you and was thinking of you while spending my money. If you do not recieve a pen from me, also do not be offended as I probally don't normally give you gifts anyway. Plus I'm not made of money and can not justify buying 20 pens. However, I do still love you.

To complete our day out we had ice cream (death by chocolate for me) topped off with sprinkles. I then snoozed the whole way home. ( I only snored once)

The day was good and left me feeling exhausted and refreshed all at once.

I hope you enjoyed my reading about my day as much as I enjoyed the day itself


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Retail Therapy.. by Doctor's Orders

Today Chris and I were visiting with our Obgyn and she informed us that we have officially had our second miscarriage and then proceeded to ask what day is good for us to schedule my surgery. I informed her that tomorrow is bad because I have been planning a trip to IKEA with some of my dear gal friends and she said.. "You Go! Absolutely " She agreed that i was due for some solid "Girl time and Serious Retail Therapy"

On top of that I was blessed today with a gift of $25 from another dear friend to go toward the purchase of "something cute and completly useless" for myself from IKEA.

So before me lies a full day of healing through shopping and the exciting task of finding something cute and useless (shouldn't be too hard).

I will blog again to let you know what I found and how my first therapy session went.
Love you all


Friday, September 15, 2006


As most of you know, Chris and I have been waiting for some test results for a good week and a bit and thankfully will be recieving them sooner than later.
During this period of time though, I have discovered yet again that I am not a patient person and am very quick to jump to conclusions, most ofte assuming the worst.
I have been struggling a great deal with my own level of faith and trust.. I Have faith, believing that God has the best intentions for me and will see me through whatever comes our way. I don't seem to have much trust though that it will be okay.
I get that God will make all things good for his Glory, but I don't trust.. at least I dont think I trust enough that it wil be okay with me. Does this make sense to anyone?

Im sure in a few days it will all make sense to me and I may regret my vulnerability,though like Reed said, we have a safe group of friends with whom we can bare our souls.

Thats enough for now

Filling in Space

This post is dedicated to my dear sweet Husband. He has graciously guided me through setting up this lovely new website which I totally did not want to do (only because I couldnt come up with a name).

Anway he asked me tp enter a second post so that an empty space on my site could be filled (he's very picky when it comes to web sites).

This should just about fill that space so I am now going to tend to more important things like photo albums and lists of friends, you know the routine.

thanks for putting up with my sarcasism and slight attitude. Im sure the Lord will convict me and I will go back and change some of the site.


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I have a new blog.. a place to whine.. I wanted to leave comments on my snobby friends blogs and I couldnt because THEY were set up so that only "bloggers" could leave comments, so Comment this!!!!!