January 11, 2010

Q&A- Part one

Wow!... you guys are seriously amazing! You asked me some wonderful questions and I can't wait to answer them all! I also loved learning a little bit about each of you! Feel free to keep the questions coming, but if you do you have to answer this for me...

Why did the chicken cross the road, and what did he take with him?
What would you take if you were him?

Here are a few things I have learned so far about you, my amazing followers....
1. Blogs were created for many different reasons, but all of them evolved into something that the writer never expected. Wether they were created for ladies moving away from home to keep in touch, as a relationship aid to help stay connected, an outlet to vent creative frustrations or simply out of boredom they have now become something entirely different. Friendships have bloomed, bloggers have discovered themselves through their own writing and people on opposite ends of the country have actually flown to visit blogger buddies and meet the face behind the screen!
2. Snow days are often spent cuddled up indoors, reading books, watching tv/movies and drinking hot chocolate...it doesn't matter as long as people are inside, warm, cozy and relaxed.
3. You guys do not like ham. (ok, a few people do...) but for the most part....damn the ham and bring on the bacon!
PS- Thanks for the comments about my photo being cute! You guys made me smile. :)

and now it's my turn. My turn to delve into the amazing questions you have asked and try my best to answer them with the flair you all possess! This may very well be multiple posts as I think it might be 3 pages long to answer them all at once...and to SG your question will be it's own post. I haven't ever told the story about how Spencer and I met...and I think it truly deserves to stand on it's own two lovely feet.

The first question comes from Katie of The Perks who asked two questions...
1. If you won a free trip to anywhere in the US where would you go? 2. What is your Favorite Meal?
Well Katie, if I could so anywhere in the US I think I would have to choose either Portland or Seattle. Spencer and I have talked about it on numerous occasions that if we were to move, we might pick one of these two places. The images I have seen of it are breathtaking and the blogger ladies from these areas that I follow seem to have an intense amount of passion for their hometowns. I would love to live in a place where people love being there and take pride in it.
My favorite meal would have to be a slow-roasted chickpea soup that Spencer made for my 25th birthday this year. It was truly phenomenal, and tasted even better because he made it with a dash of &hearts. haha.
I am also obsessed with mexican food. Tacos, burritos, guacamole, nachos...you name it, and I most likely &hearts it. :)

Next up, Corinne writes...
1. What did you used to want to be when you were younger? you know, like, "When I grow up I wanna become..."??
2. What is one thing that has followed you from your old/kid home-to your current home?

Ok guys, so don't laugh but when I was little...I wanted to be Minnie Mouse when I grew-up!
I thought she was just the bee's knees! She was my idol! It started out as me actually wanting to be her.... and then I eventually realized that the whole "be whatever you want to be" didn't involve crossing species so I decided I wanted to be her, in Disney's World on Ice! Yes, I wanted to put on the costume and skate around on the ice. I never took skating lessons however and so my dreams slowly evolved to being a character voice in a Disney movie, to singing, to acting, to writing and finally to photography. :)
2. is a great question. The thing that has followed me is a little pewter lamb with a pink bow painted around it's neck. My father got it for me on a business trip when I was little and even though our relationship has changed over the years that little lamb helps me remember the way it was and the amazing childhood I had. :)

My favorite lady from across the pond, Simone, also asked two questions...
1) If you were on a desert island, what two things would you take with you - Spencer and the dogs not included??
2) Do you have siblings and if so, are you the youngest or oldest child?

haha, this lady totally knows me, because of course I would pick my babies and best friend first and foremost...however, if they couldn't be picked (I hope they would be there anyways) I would choose to bring my beach bag with sunscreen and a chaise lounge so I could really enjoy my time on the beach. My third item would be a satellite telephone so that when I was done lounging around in the sun I could call someone and come home. haha, i'm too much a city girl to enjoy being secluded for too long! I have an older sister named Andi. She's the second from the left. (See the family resemblence much?) who is going to be the maid of honor in my wedding! She and I have become the best of friends and I love calling her up on the phone to discuss my wedding and how my little nephew Collin is doing. :)

and finally, the lovely Rasha asked...
How did you know you loved your fiance?

...and i'm not quite sure how to answer this. I think I loved him from the very beginning.

I know it sounds kind of naive to say that you just know...but I can't think of any other way to describe it. From our first date, through the 3 years and up until today we have just clicked. He is my best friend, the person I can tell anything to and the person that makes me smile the most to see. There was never any big moment of saying, "I love you". to one another....it was more just a given. I suppose this can be further explained if I tell you our history.... so SG , and everyone else...stay tuned for the story of how Spencer and I came to be... It's worth the wait...I promise!

~XOXOXO~
Jenni

15 comments:

my name is lauren. said...

these were great questions.... somehow i missed the post where you asked for questions. how did that happen???

i have a question....

what is your go-to movie that always make you happy without fail?

also...i just wanted to say that i think you should totally move to portland....it's pretty much amazing here. i'd never move away. seattle is awesome too, although it rains a bit more, and i don't know if i could handle anymore of that. both are great though :).

Kimbirdy said...

Yup, Portland is amazing! I will probably live there at some point in my future. I think if I were to have kids, that's where I would have them. You get the benefits of a city {culture, art, etc.} but with a safer feel than most big cities. Plus it's an easy drive to the wilderness!

And I can't wait to hear the story of you and Spencer! Soon please! :)

SG said...

yay I'm glad my question is inspiring a whole post :) I wasn't sure if you had written about it yet since I just started following you recently. Can't wait to read it!

Dani said...

Awww can't wait to read the "you & spencer" story! :)

Simone said...

This was great reading Jenni....I love hearing you "talk"!

And I am LOVING your new blog header....."She's Getting Married"....wahoo!!!! :)

~KS said...

AWESOME post Beautiful-Bride-to-Be-Blogger-Babe (hee hee... like all the B words I could toss in there??)

I love learning new things about bloggie friends... and that soup your future-hubs made you looks delicious... have him send some my way next time he makes it!!

ChloƩ said...

boo! i think i missed the question post too! i am so sorry! i loved reading this though! i used to want to be minnie mouse too! haha, she is so cool! and i love your new layout jenni! it is so cute. let me think of a question....

okay, if you could be on any reality tv show, what would it be?

Rasha said...

Tooo cute~!! So happy to hear your answer.. thats true love for you...

Loving the new blog header... Yay

Megan said...

Great post! I loved that you wanted to be minnie mouse too cute. Can definately see a resemblence to your sister.

bananas. said...

i will have to agree...mexican food is the best. mmm chips and guacamole makes my mouth water.

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmm. Guac. A girl after my own heart. Throw in some chambord spiked 'ritas and it's a partay!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hi Jenni, found you over on Summer's blog (and planned 2 weddings recently so congrats).
Yum for Mexican - 1 of the foods I miss most outside the US (Europe and Asia aren't really great at it)!

KLaw said...

You make me all warm and fuzzy inside. I heart you so much!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Yay for Seattle!! You'll have to let me know if you make it up here!

mina said...

that underwear is hilarious!