Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

With a little pleading, I got Jenn to relinquish some details about her growing up and her life now so we could all gain a little more insight into her lovely life.  I thought there would be no more fitting day to debut this than her birthday which is today!  Please feel free to leave her a comment and wish her a happy day!  Thank you~ Janine

I was born in PaysonUT and so was the celebrity singer Jewel if you can believe it.  Yes, there is a hospital in Payson and I was not born in a pool in someone’s back yard.  My mom had me when she was 19 and the nurse was giving her a hard time doubting that my mom knew anything about labor and childbirth.  When my mom finally insisted she be checked, the nurse saw my head coming covered with a thick layer of of dark hair almost looking like a darling little Navajo baby in need of a papoose swaddling.


I am the oldest of 5 and have been blessed with many inspiring siblings, parents, and relatives through my parent’s blending of families.  As a young girl, I was extremely creative and was always donning a costume overseeing production numbers.  I was very bossy and intense to those who knew me closely, but shy in public.  I was a big helper and very resourceful in my family.  I loved to collect paper dolls and had a passion for reading, both hobbies which were fed by the generosity of my Nannie.  I would read by a dim light hiding in a covert location in the basement instead of going to bed.  Apparently, I have always been entrepreneurial and sold my sister Stephanie some used mixed tapes with additional charges for writing down the lyrics for her.  I loved to lay out her clothes for her and spent hours with intricate braids and curls on her golden head.  My other sister Kelsey, did not appreciate my hair skills and thought my beauty salon manner was a little harsh with severe braids.   I wrestled my brother Chad until he got so big I had to hide in a locked bathroom and I always tried to coddle Winn & Danny the babies.


I loved Debate team in highschool and that is where I met my sweet hubby Jason when I was a sophomore-we have been debating ever since! I went to community college in Imperial Valley CA while Jason finished his Naval enlistment and then transferred to BYU graduating in Finance in 2000.  I had an invitation to consider law school which had always been a career interest to me.  A calling to motherhood arrived instead of post-graduate work and I spent the next few years in baby bliss refining the domestic arts being nurtured by all the wonderful examples of parenthood surrounding me.


This year I am 32 and well loved and supported by family and friends despite my many imperfections.  I am thankful for the opportunity to attend to my most precious role as a mother and dabble with Vintage Hem on the side.  I have learned a lot from the many talented people around me and quite a bit from my own mistakes.  I am grateful to be a member of the LDS church which enhances my knowledge of the Savior’s great plan of happiness for me and my family.  I am truly blessed and grateful for the good parts.


The Vigh Household said...

Happy birthday. Slow down, you're cathing up to me! Hope you have a wonderful day.

An Unfamiliar Path said...

Happy Birthday Jennifer. Wishing you a great Birthday and a wonderful year to come.

Kimberly said...

I loved reading this Jen. Sure love you and hope your Mothers/Birthday was special.