Jenni's Jargon

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My Crazy Life…

on June 2, 2016

So, I have not posted in a little while and I have to say that my life has been quite crazy in the last few weeks!! I know there are a lot of parents out there that are feeling the same way with the end of the school year.

Ethan 4th Grade

(L) Last Day, (R) First Day

My son completed 4th grade and had a wonderful year. He is quite sad that this year is over. No, really! He loved his teacher, had great friends in his class with him. I’m so glad he loves school because it makes our lives as parents much easier when we don’t have to fight about school work. I really hope he keeps this love of school forever!! I did what I always do each year and took a photo on the first day and one on the last day. It always amazes me how much he seems to grow up each year. This year really floored me because he has seemed to lose his “baby face” and moved right on in to “boy face” and I am not sure how I feel about this at all!!


With Sax

Last Band Concert of the Year

Even though he loves school, he is also very excited about summer. He will at home most of the summer playing outside with his friends, getting dirty, swimming, playing computer games, building Legos, reading and practicing his Saxophone!! He is very excited about going to Church Camp again this year. This is the 2nd year he will go to overnight camp for a full week!! I am not sure who is more excited, him or hubby and I! This is the week we get to watch what we want (even at 7:00), as loud as we want, eat a meal and have a conversation that does not include talk about computer games or bodily functions!


Spring Feast

New Board Members Being Installed

A couple of cool things happened in my life recently as well. Two weeks ago I went to the Regional Assembly for the Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Disciples of Christ Church called Spring Feast. It was a great weekend of worship, connection, learning, singing and fellowship. One of the coolest parts is that I was installed (for a second term) as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for our region and was given a beautiful Stole. It is quite an honor for me to be in this leadership role in our church and be able to be a part of the bigger picture. The DOC church really fits the bill when it comes to faith for me. The other cool part was meeting and hearing a sermon and keynote speech from Nadia Bolz-Weber. She was introduced to us all as a “Crusty Broad” and from first looks, one might think that but I found her to be quite an inspiring speaker and she really invigorated my faith!



500 hours pin

#2 cool thing that happened to me…..wait for it….. Each year Children’s Hospital Colorado does a dinner for all the volunteers to recognize achievements of some and just to say “Thank You” to all the volunteers. I love this event because they have a great slide show of all the volunteers doing the fun things we get to do and they give away some scholarships to the Jr. Volunteers, all of us who work together get to just sit down and talk to each other, its just an all around great time. Last year I was awarded a pin for being a volunteer for 5 years and I was really not expecting anything this year. However, I was awarded my pin for completing 500 hours. This means a lot to me because out of all the 500+ hours I have given, I can still remember some of the names of the kids, most of their faces and the gratitude shown by their parents when I come to give them a break! This pin represents many hours spent coloring, getting beat at a myriad of Xbox games, watching Disney movies (mostly Frozen), and just sitting on the floor and playing! I’m not trying to brag about this, mostly because there were people there with 3,000+ that were being recognized as well, but I’m proud to be a volunteer!


Now that school is out, let summer begin! I hope you and your family have a lot of fun stuff planned for this summer break!! I can’t wait to share some of our adventures with you!!



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