Friday, February 1, 2008
The proposal itself was a total surprise. I mean, we'd talked about it and I knew it was coming at some point, but I thought it would be this summer. Instead, we're getting married this summer! May 24 in a private ceremony on the beach:0
I can't even begin to express how excited I am! I have shifted into over drive and have completed in two weeks what most people tell me took them months to do! Oh, well, Mark and I are ready to be married. We're also looking at houses and planning a honeymoon.
Finally. The last Jamma is getting married. This is cause for celebration! Ha. In all seriousness, God has richly blessed us and both of us know that we're each other's answered prayer. Mark was most definitely worth waiting on.
Love you all!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, September 27, 2007
"When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, And then I became a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends. One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom. Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your childrenand their activities. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be. One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,' Another, 'Let's fight together,' Another, 'Let's walk away together.' One friend will meet your spiritual need, Another, your shoe fetish, Another, your love for movies, Another will be with you in your season of confusion, Another will be your clarifier, Another, the wind beneath your wings. But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, On whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you with their gymshoes on and hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a completefool of yourself Those are your best friends. It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several.. One from 7th grade, One from high school, Several from the college years, a couple from old jobs, On some days your mother, On some days your neighbor, On others, your sisters, And on some days, your daughters. So, whether they've been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years, love them just the same!"
Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Have child and/or pregnant:
No children (yet):
I don't know about all of you, but about once a week, I stumble upon an "I'm pregnant!" blog post. I needed to make the list so I didn't feel behind. :)
And I bet one of you on the no children list is probably pregnant and waiting to post. ;)
I think it's so nice that we all get to become "aunts" many times over. It is so much fun watching everyone's families grow and follow the life changes. I know that all of you will be great parents.
Love to you all.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
I was so freaking excited! I have wondered where this little piece of history has been for so long. Don't get me wrong. I don't lose sleep over this or anything, but every once in a while it would cross my mind, and it bugged the heck out of me that I couldn't find it. Well, here it is in all it's Jamma glory. "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!" (That, my friends, was the sound of angels singing, for those of you with no imagination that couldn't figure it out.)
This is the single item from which we derived the name of our amazing group of friends. The Jammas! We found these little, no, BIG 80's sleep shirts while rummaging around in the office at the Derge (That is the nickname of the DG house at State, for anyone out there who has no idea what I'm talking about...and no, I don't know if that is the correct spelling. It probably has never been put in print before. So, maybe that's another piece of history. I digress.)
Since it was a pajama shirt we, probably with too much discussion, shortened the name to jamma. I don't clearly remember the details, but I'm positive that some of us snatched them up and modeled them for some time, and the others of us rolled on the floor laughing in true Jamma style. Somewhere in the chaos that ensued we decided that The Jammas would be the name that we would go by forevermore.
While I could not afford to pay a supermodel to don this for our photoshoot, I did find a novice who told me she would do it for free. Sorry, she's not very well trained, but she's all I could afford:
And that, my dears, is a lesson in Jamma history!
P.S. Thank Libby for the precious new desing of the blog! She did a great job!