Jenni's Jargon

the thoughts that run through my head

Getting to know me…

on March 17, 2016

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!!

I thought I would take a little time to tell you more about myself. I hope we will be spending more time together so I thought it would be a good idea if you knew me a little better.

You already know my name is Jennifer, Jenni, Jen; I will answer to any form of Jennifer and most names that begin with “J.” Some people might say I come from a big family, mostly my extended family. My grandparents had 5 children, my mom is #2. However, I am an only child so that has sort of stunted my “large” family. Most of us in the family were named with a name beginning with “J” so I have been called many names with that letter.

So, as I said before, I am an only child and I was raised by a single mother. I have never met my father and his name is not even on my birth certificate. I do know he is from Mexican and Native American decent and that is where I get my big brown eyes, olive skin and high cheek bones. However, I am the spitting image of my mother so there is no denying her when we are side by side. My mother’s side of the family I mostly Irish and English/German with a little Dutch thrown in for good measure. I am what most people would call a classic “Mutt” and I am quite proud of that heritage!

Mom and MeMy mother is a strong woman who raised me to be a strong women. Most of the time being a strong woman is fantastic, at times is has gotten me into trouble. Well maybe not so much being a strong woman but having a sharp tongue. My mom and I have been close since the time I can remember. She was/is close with her parents and siblings so it just seemed right that we would all be close. I also grew up being close to my grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins. I never knew my grandfather, he passed before I was born, but have always felt close to him based on all the stories my mother would tell me. I have his love of baseball and especially the NY Yankees!!

CO.pngI am a Colorado native and I live south of Denver in a town called Castle Rock. I love living in the state that everyone wants to come to for their vacations. As a family we do enjoy outdoor activities, but often don’t make the time to get outdoors as much as we need to. I hope to change that and share some of those experiences on here. I am married to my great hubby, Brian, and we have a very veracious son named Ethan.

Brian & Me

Brian is from TX and moved up to CO in 2001 after we met online and got to know each other over the phone and after one fun week I spent in Houston. We were smitten from the start! We were married in 2003 in the beautiful setting of Estes Park, CO and took a honeymoon in Lake Tahoe!

EthanOur son was born in 2005 and our life has been an amusement ride ever since. He keeps us on our toes for sure. He is currently in the 4th grade and a self proclaimed “Nerd” who likes to play football and plays the saxophone and ukulele. You will hear a lot about his shenanigans on this blog as they are ever present and dominate our lives.

That is just a little tip of the iceberg information about me, I am a pretty open book and open to share my life on here, ready or not…here we go!!

♥Jenni

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