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November 10, 2016
Welcome to my new blog!

I use to have a blog affiliated with blog.com, but in the last few months that site has shut down. I also cannot access my previous blogs. So for my current readers I ask for forgiveness if some of the information is repeated from my old blog.
As for my new readers, I write about the things that make up my life; family, finances, food, and anything else I feel like talking about. Let me start by introducing who I am.

My name is Jennifer, but I go by Jenn. I was born and raised in Nebraska, where I still live today. I was born in 1989. I have an older brother, a younger sister, and 4 younger brothers. My parents divorced when I was young and my mom remarried. I graduated high school in 2008 and took the next 3 years off from school to work and make a living for myself.  I met my husband in 2010 and we got married in 2012. At 8 months pregnant I signed up for college classes. We had our first son, who I refer to as Pickle, in the summer of 2013. We are currently expecting our first daughter within the next couple of months. My husband is a sanitation worker (trash man) and I am a stay at home mom and full time student at the University of Phoenix - online. I am nearly finished with my Bachelor's degree of Arts with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.

I enjoy many things including writing, singing, pinteresting, cooking, spending time with my family, finding ways to be creative, playing board games, learning, traveling, and many other things.

I don't currently have a set schedule for my blog posts, but I fully intend on writing a plethora of things.
I hope you will stay tuned.


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