a change gonna come

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nothing makes you appreciate the trolls in your life more than knowing they won't be there
soon. Don't worry, no ones dying. We're just moving to San Antonio -- in case you missed it, or forgot, or don't have every detail of our lives memorized like the McDonald's dollar menu (Oh, is that just me?).

We had a fantastic weekend, and it was a big reminder for us that our lives are about to really really change. Like super drastically. Like that one day you woke up when you were thirteen and could suddenly play connect the dots on your face. 

Now brace yourselves for an onslaught of pictures.
Bekah, one of my crazy friends got engaged on Saturday! Please note her gorgeous ring (man, I need to get mine cleaned!) and the feminine way she's displaying her new bling. I probably don't need to explain to y'all the sharp contrast from her dainty hands to my man hands and little smokey sausage fingers (my dad always warned me about popping my knuckles as a kid). 
Beks and I have been friends since our freshmen year of college. We lived on the same floor and instantly bonded because we're both INSANE. No, really. It's crazy how God brings people into your life, who are gonna make a huge impact on you. I love this girl so much, and I'm so happy that she found a great guy who decided to put a ring on it. I happen to know that marriage is like the best thing ever, and I'm thrilled she is gonna get to experience it soon. 

Also, since wedding planning is a time in my life that is over rover, I'm going to live vicariously through her these next few months... which (I guess) isn't nearly as sad as vicariously living through Pinterest (you know who you are).
Fiance and Fiancee telling their cute story. Four years of French, and the proper spelling of these words was all I got out of it. Technically these aren't even spelled right, cause there aren't accents. French fail. 
The boys looking at Nathan like, "Dude. You just made a huge mistake, bro." Notice that participation was super limited -- aka this picture basically sums up the difference between men and women.

Grahm wanted to wear his "Game Over" shirt that my brother got him. I didn't think that was very encouraging, so I vetoed. His wardrobe choices function more on a dictatorship level than a democracy.
The gals. I need to remind myself that I'm 5'1'' -- as in not tall enough to be in the back row. Ever.
And this is my delightful husband, the official cameraman of the day. He's apparently a little bored with his job at this point. I have about 1100987 more photos like this one on my phone. At least he's cute, right?
After the engagement party, we headed back to our tiny home with my delightful friend, Katie, who was in town for the weekend. I haven't seen her since she played MOH in our Roach Partay (our wedding).

This is us playing Settlers of Catan, a super nerdy board game. It's all about strategy. Normally I'm not a huge fan of games that require thinking (the hair is blonde for a reason, folks). My favorite games are ones that let you shout at uncharacteristically high decibels (Catchphrase, Nerts) or dance around like an idiot (Charades or anytime I watch Singing in the Rain).

Sunday we had our last church service with our church home. Tears were definitely shed. I love those people, and our sweet pastor. This will be one of the hardest part of the move, finding a new church.

I celebrated Christmas last night with my favorite trolls, Molly and Bekah. We brought our men over and played an intense round of Picture Telephone. One of the opening sentences was, "Take off your shirt and jacket." So I'll just let you imagine some of the drawings that came from that old school lyric.
This weekend was wonderful and so fun celebrating all different kinds of relationships. I seriously have THE BEST friends of all, and words can't describe how much I'm gonna miss them when I'm shipped off to Texan land.


Sar said...

Total wives tale, you know, how popping your knuckles is "bad" for you. Its not. You're fine. Also, you're ADORABLE.

<3 Happy Monday Jena!

Breanna said...

Your gonna be a Texan :) How exciting!

Matt and Chelsea said...

Ooo exciting! I love moving!! Like packing and everything lol...weird huh? Looks like a fun weekend : )

Michelle said...

That's awesome you have such great friends and family in your life! Praying your move goes well!

Kristen Danielle said...

You'll be just two short hours from where I live!! How exciting! If I come to SA, we need to have a coffee date! :)

Lovin' the pictures! Congrats to your friend on her engagement!


Jamie Leigh said...

Glad you found my blog! I am now your newest follower :) I'm off to read your blog and get to know you more!!

Rena @milehogger.blogspot.com said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! And actually I have mixed feelings about Settlers. I am bad at strategy and never win.

Tina said...

wow what a jam packed weekend you had! first, CONGRATS to bekah!!! so exciting! :) ahhh to be engaged again! seems so long ago and i just got married in april lol ive never heard of that game! sounds so interesting lol gotta find it and try it out!

That Brunette One said...

Both of your rings are stunning!! :D

Lauren said...

All the best with the move lovely :) I'm sure it's going to be tough settling in, but it will work out. You seem to have such great friends, i'm sure the friendships won't be forgotten and you'll just meet new awesome people! x

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Wow! What a super-fun time! Getting engaged was one of the most wonderful times in my life!
Moving is always a little scary. But you're going to love it I'm sure! Keep us updated!

{JANE} said...

So happy you commented on my blog so that I found yours! The name is super cute! Can't wait to read more! Happy Holidays!

Bekah said...

JJEEENNAAA You can't leave!!! Im really glad we are going wedding dress shopping in Dallas though seriously!! I love you and this was such a sweet post, friendy friend!! Like I said, frequent flyer miles and lots of PTO are required in your next job.

Melissa Knott said...

Moving is so hard (I know, I moved away from my friends when we got married) but you seem social and fun. You will do just fine. By the way... Catchphrase = BEST GAME EVER!!

New follower!



Tom said...

Change is pretty exciting though...right?