Wednesday, June 9, 2010


for some it's summer vacation and for others it's summer semester... for me, it’s school
my first assignment this semester is to introduce myself by using an interface i use a lot... so let's get into it:

i'm jenniffer...

that's right. no mispelling or finger-stutter... there are 2ns and 2fs there. i think it was the only way to make me a little different from the other gazillion jennifer's born in 1972.

i'm wife to dave and momma to jackson and ryan. if you want to know more about that, read down the blog...

i'm the head of adult services for the idaho falls public library--i don't know how i did it, but this is where i am. i love working with people and books... and bringing the two together!

i'm in my 8th semester and my 8th class at sjsu--getting my mlis... i'm contemplating taking two classes in the upcoming fall and spring semesters so i can be done by december 2011... but it sounds a bit daunting!

i'm not a techie, i don't know the names to all of the pieces and parts of the machine. i know how to play with the computer and usually get the results i want... and it pisses me off when it doesn't do what i think it should.

obviously, i blog and facebook, and i'd rather chat, im and text than actually picking up a phone and {gasp} speaking to another person!! i do love people and communicating. however, because i'm on the phone all day (or so it feels) i hate being on the phone when i'm not at work!

i've probably said too much... it's going to be an interesting semester!

Monday, June 7, 2010

i'm just a little jealous...

I’m a big fan of lego building, and that was one of the things I was most excited about when I had the little dudes

you know, someone to build stuff with!!

so with the $50 in cash (birthday gift from nana and papa), ryan and jacks set off to toys r us, and returned an hour later with a big lego box and mere coins in his pocket. best part, ryan asked me to help him build his new house!

there’s a little backstory here, when I played with legos, I kept them in ziplock bags according to size and color. I tried to teach the boys this very handy technique hmm it didn’t stick. they have a lego lair of chaos in our basement. I can’t handle the bedlam of not knowing where all of the red pieces are, not to mention to tiny special pieces. so, I don’t play with them. I know it sounds “a bit” anal retentive, but I do enjoy shelving books for a living

anyway, when ryan asked me to play, I started to organize all of his pieces and parts.

he humored me, and thanked me for my help and even kinda agreed that it was handy. but all I could think about was looking for all of these bitty special pieces in the lego lair

so, back to the jealousy

check out the detail of this house!!

lawn mower,

basketball hoops...

it’s awesome!!

kinda like my kid... happy birthday, ry-man!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

memories of memorial day...

for the last few years, my little family has made the trip known to us as the "journey mecca" for the long memorial day weekend we road trip to denver, my hometown

it's kind of a bittersweet trip because it's so short...

we never get to see everyone we want...

the rockies always lose when we’re in coors field...

and there is always something different, a change i wasn't prepared for...

like my granny who looks awesome for 81... but 81?!? how is that possible? I have strong memories of her towering over me with her afterwork fresca-vodka cocktail amd that’s not her anymore

and my city isn’t MY CITY anymore. i’ve been gone so long! it’s growing and absorbing little towns, making it one continuous mass of humanity from ft collins to colorado springs... where are the open spaces of my youth?

(i know they are there, but they are few and far between it seems to this girl!)

and this is the killer... my boys are the BIG boys!

i don't notice it so much here, i noticed it at this sweet bbq (out in one of the last open space communities left) where there were all of these little guys and gals looking up at jacks and ryan. now i had to worry about them being too rambunctious for the little ones--not so much that they needed me to rescue them. then i saw that for years i have been using my guys as a buffer for iffy social situations. i felt lost with my little anchors...

however, this bbq had some of the most wonderful hostswho made me see that some of us are small and some of us are big, some of us are babies and some are grannies but we all grow everyday all of us learn something, even if it is nothing more than never let dave hold your popsicle!

for more pictures of this beautiful place in the city, check out my sweet friend’s blog:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

win or lose...

... it's always a good day with friends at coors field!!