absolutely yes

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A polar-vortex brings swirls of snow and bursts of cold that can only mean one thing: time for a road trip.  Not a typical reaction, perhaps, but the promise of white-capped mountains and glistening pines had us cruising down I-95 by 9am on Saturday morning.  That’s right – we wake early enough to shower and nosh and pack before even Target is open.
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Mashed up pictures from the weekend, but only the top right is actually in the car: bottom right is the pup, top left is a gift from Jon, and the bottom left is a murder mystery party from Friday night.  For inquiring minds — we did not solve the murder.
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Totally changing topics: I wanted to make a fun game that encouraged thinking about people & things you love.  My solution?  Sweetheart mad libs.  Perhaps sweetheart isn’t the very best descriptor since this mad lib is good for best friends, pets, books, and, well, just about anything else you love.  Problem is, ‘things you love mad libs’ just didn’t sound as good.

The quirky mad lib is a simple & silly way to reflect on the unique reasons you’re grateful for the people and things in your life.  If you want to see the game, you can download it here.

To get a little rah rah rah with the mad libs, I brought them on our road trip and left them in small town cafes between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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The best part of the weekend happened when we got home and I had a letter from my dear friend Emily asking me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.  Emily and Mike are the type of infectiously happy couple that everyone wants to be around, and I’m so honored to help them celebrate their big day.  Can you tell I’m excited?
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18 thoughts on “absolutely yes

  1. You are so gorgeous Jen. Just seeing your smiling face makes me happy! So many ‘yays’ in this post: mad libs, snow, Emily’s bridesmaid request (BIG yay!), puppies, time with those you love. Thanks for sharing these moments with us. Ah, I might just read it all again for extra smiles 🙂 xx

  2. You guys know how to do winter right 🙂 I love that first picture of you and your snow angel. So cute! And you are going to be the best bridesmaid in the world. To prep, you might consider watching the great (i.e. terrible but awesome) made for TV ABC movie “The Revenge of the Bridesmaids” starring Raven-Symone. It’s a real treasure.

  3. That looks like such a fun weekend! And that’s so exciting that you get to be a bridesmaid!! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve been one–I was single last time. 😛

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