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My family

Posted by Jen in Friends & Family, Personally |
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Since I still live at home with dear old mom and dad, I will probably be spending a lot of time talking about my family. So, I thought I’d give a little run-down of exactly my family is and who lives at home with us.

Setting: A large L-shaped ranch in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Characters: Nikolaus (father), Josephine (mother), Jennifer (me…born in 1974), Meghan (my daughter…born in 1994), Brian (my brother…born in 1978), Christopher (my brother…born in 1982), and my grandmother whom I call Oma.

Background: My parents (Nikolaus and Josephine) have been happily married for nearly 30 years and raised their children in a middle to upper-middle class household with traditional, Christian values.

School facts: Christopher is in college at Penn State and Brian is still at home, finishing his business degree at a local university. I am also in college to finish my second degree in legal/psychology studies. I intend to go to graduate school to get my teaching degree and then hopefully find a nice little house for Meghan and myself.

Personal Notes: Good Christian values aside, I am a single mom and have never been married. *shrugs* I tend to do things a little backwards sometimes. I think everyone probably has a few big “oops…did I do that?” moments in their lives. But, I don’t think I ever see Meghan as an “oops”…she is a joy and I am very lucky to be her mom.

Single motherhood is tough…but I’m getting better at it, I think.  I hope! :)

Almost Christmas

Posted by Jen in Friends & Family, Happy Holidays |
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Well, today is dad’s birthday. As usual, we had to go through all of his Christmas gifts and figure out which ones we will give to him for his birthday. He was tough to buy for this year. The one and only thing he specifically asked for was Frontpage 2002. He is easy to please, though…we could wrap an old pair of his own shoes for him and he’d be happy. :)
I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here. I could swear that it comes much more quickly than it did when I was younger. I love the Christmas season…I shop every Black Friday and every Christmas Eve. I love walking through the shopping mall listening to the Christmas music and being a part of the frenzied shopping experience. I feel like we barely got all of our decorations up and soon we will be taking them down again. Well, I’ll just have to squeeze every bit of the Christmas experience that I can for this season. I do love this time of the year – family, friends, celebrations, gifts, vacation….so much fun! :)

About Me

Posted by Jen in Personally |
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I know I have one of these pages on my other web site, My Sunny Corner, (you can view it here), but just in case you don’t feel like heading over there to read it, I’ll just provide the highlights for you right here.

> I was born on August 18, 1974.
> I have an 12-year old daughter, Meghan.
> I have an Associate’s degree in Legal Studies and I am currently pursuing my B.A. to teach reading or technology in elementary schools.
> I am a Christian.
> I love trivia.
> My parents have been happily married since August 25, 1973.
> I have two younger brothers, Brian (1978) and Christopher (1982).
> I have two pets – a dog, Randy, and a cat, KitKat.

I am thinking about trying one of those 100 Things About Me Lists. I love lists. Okay – that’s all for now.