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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sisterly Surprise!

Another big surprise arrived last night! My older sister Jodi and 19 month old nephew, Josh arrived last night at 10:30! The funny thing is that Mike and I were babysitting for Jolyn and Eric so they could go out to dinner! Little did we know that "their shopping after dinner in Atlanta" was a special trip to the airport to get them! Jodi really tricked me well and was talking to me on her cell phone when they were pulling in the driveway. She continued to talk as she entered the house and really got me good!!! She really surprised me and has made this a very memorable birthday. (One of the fun ways to have family members live away and find fun ways to surprise them!) *I think they really came to see the most important person in our house, Parker! I am so glad to have them here and we look forward to the outlet shopping, eating out, cooking together and being sisters! I miss my sister Julie and hopefully next year we can all be together for the CSR (Clark Sister Reunion!)
We will post some photos soon of the cousins and us sisters!

Monday, October 15, 2007

He got me good!

Mike calls me "J-Lo" so they wrote "Jay-Lo" on the plate at Cbeesecake Factory! (LOL)

Celebrating my 30th with "goofy" Mike, my sister Jolyn and brother-in-law, Eric!
So the big 30th was yesterday for me, and Mike fooled me!
I had the whole day planned (so I thought!) Little did I know that almost 20 guests would be awaiting our return from eating out at the Cheesecake Factory! Mike threw a big Surprise Party for me! Our good friend and baby-sitter "Aunt Yvette" (who I had all set up to babysit) was informed 3 days prior that she was not just our sitter, but also to greet all our guests while we were away! I am still amazed how he made all these random calls on my cell phone and pulled it all off with out me knowing! Thanks to Samantha and Kendall for getting all the food, cake and goodies and playing dumb all day with me!
" Mike, you did a great job and I am so appreciative for a wonderful birthday celebration you had for me!"
I love you!

Jolyn has photos and a video from the night! I will post them soon!
Thanks again to all of you who were in on the celebration.
Jenn : )

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Good bye 20's! Hello 30's!!

Photo to left: Parker poses with Mommy as she gets ready to go out to eat!
Photo below: Parker attended his first wedding on 10/13 and poses with Dad in his spiffy outfit!

Yup, today is officially the big "30!"

The last 7 birthday's were spent "BIG" with my students and this birthday is a special one! I am no longer spending it with a class full of children, but I am thrilled to be spending it with our little boy Parker (and extra special to have my sister Jolyn, Eric and Sam here too!) It is so precious to finally have Parker here for my 30th birthday (even though he has no clue!)
It is amazing to look back on my life the last 10 years and see how I was just getting established and finding out who I was, and what I wanted to do! Well, here we are in the beginning of the 30's and life is established and it is rewarding to find so much joy and purpose in being Michael's wife and now Parker's mom! I hope that in the next 10 years I will look back on my 30's and see so many more exciting things that happened and count for God's glory!
Thank you to so many of you for the cards and gifts! I am looking forward to a great year and can't believe all that has happened in the last 10 years! I feel very blessed to be a child of God, a loved and encouraged daughter by my godly parents and in-laws, a sister to 3 great sisters and the best.... a wife to a wonderful husband who is letting me stay home and be Parker's mommy!
So I will say it one more time....
"good bye 20's...hello 30!"
Feeling blessed,
Jenn :)