Blessings

Today was a beautiful day!  I got to ride on the motorcycle to the store with my brother and it was so much fun!  I don’t think I would mind having a motorcycle…but there are too many people who would disapprove. 😉  My mom and I also went on a “top down” convertible drive which was so wonderful because the sun was setting, the grass was green, the honey suckles smelled so sweet, and there was actually some peace!  I might not have been at peace completely myself, but my surroundings were and it felt so nice.

There was a cherry red mustang convertible parked in a driveway by our house and it looked like a 1950-60 model *sigh*…It was so pretty!  I would probably spend a lot of money on an old car if I could only get my hands on a good one.  I wouldn’t even mind fixing it up and learning about it and how to repair, fix, and make it beautiful! 🙂  It would make me very happy to own an old car…anyway!

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I hope everyone who has plans has a nice Memorial day weekend.  Thank you soldiers who have fought and stood up for our freedom and for America.  You are truly brave and courageous and I lift you up in my prayers, truly.  God bless this country; be with us, Lord, and keep us safe.  Thank you for this beautiful day and for the abundant blessings you have given us from now to eternity with you.  In your holy and precious name I pray, Amen.

Memorial-Day

Jenny~

Ciao!  That’s pretty much all I remember in Italian since I didn’t keep up at all with my Italian lessons online!  It wasn’t as fun doing it alone and it started getting really confusing!  Anyway…

Joshua’s birthday was yesterday and I just wanted to post a few pictures of his awesome cake! 🙂

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I got a better picture of it with a different camera, but I don’t have that camera with me right now.  Skylar made the cake because she wanted to do something special on the inside, and I decorated the outside!  It has Monster’s Inc characters on it and I added paper googly eyes and a tongue.

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And the inside is tie-dyed! 😀  How exciting is that!?!  He had a very good day, I believe.  We threw a little party for him around dinner time and it was a lot of fun.

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When things don’t go as you would like, accept the situation immediately.  If you indulge in feelings of regret, they can easily spill over the line into resentment.  Remember that I am sovereign over your circumstances, and humble yourself under My mighty hand.  Rejoice in what I am doing in your life, even though it is beyond your understanding.

A little bit of yesterdays Jesus Calling.  I liked that part a lot.

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Thank you, Lord, for this lovely day!  Be with us and bless us as we advance through our lives with you!  Amen.

God bless and have a lovely day!

Jenny~

Tears

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Sometimes you feel like you need to cry.

You usually don’t even know why.

There is just an urge to close your eyes,

and cry for hours,

No matter how hard you try not to,

you have no powers,

To prevent yourself from crying.

Jenny~

Picture by: Jennifer (me)

Happy happy happy happy…

Happy Anniversary, Blog!!!

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It’s been a decent two years, won’t you agree?  Thank you to everybody who stops by and checks out whatever I have to say!  It has been so much fun keeping up with my Jennafifi blog and I hope it continues to be a pleasant place and good experience.  Much love to you all!

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My rose.  My sweet sweet, beautiful rose.  It has bloomed and it is lovely!  There is one thing though…it has bloomed much more of a pink then red.

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Here is Skylar’s rose which was suppose to be pink but has turned red, or so we think.

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During the course of events when we planted these roses, we have come to the conclusion, I think, that we might of accidentally gotten our roses mixed up while planting them!  I really do not know how that could of happened because I distinctly remember holding my rose and reading the label with the red rose picture on it while Sky was planting her rose across the yard!  Alas and a lack, either they put a red rose in a pink rose package, or we “traded” roses!  I still love my rose though and don’t think I could trade with the redder rose because I have taken care of my pinkish-red rose awaiting it’s blooms to blossom and wishing for it to grow well!  I believe it’s too late to part with it now.

On to another thing.  Today is Eli’s birthday!  Happy Birthday to one of the dearest boys in the world!  I love you, Eli, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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The sky is blue and the sun is shining!  I thought Mr.Sun was going to be on vacation forever.  It just brings an air of happiness when the sun is out and the wind is blowing and flowers are dancing upon the breeze. 😉  It’s so nice.

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Let’s play a game.  I spy three four-leaf-clovers…(click on the picture to enlarge)

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(Write a comment to let me know if you found them all! :))

Have a marvelous rest of this lovely Monday!  I’m going shopping now to buy something for Eli.  I hope everyone had a good mother’s day and I pray that the sun keeps on shining this week.  God bless,

Jenny~

Look What I Did!!!

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TA DA!!!!

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I did a French Braid!!! 😀

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You don’t even know how LONG I have waited for this day!  Of course I can’t say much because I wasn’t very diligent with practicing a French braid…honestly, this is my third try at it and I am amazed that it turned out at all!

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Yay!!!  I’ll keep on practicing and will hopefully, someday, be able to do a lovely French braid on not only myself, but other people too!!!  * Yippee*

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Look at these beautiful irises that bloomed!

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Aren’t they pretty?  Our red roses (and my rose bush!) are blooming and they are so pretty!  I’ll post a picture of them once mine blooms all the way.

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Cael found a four leaf clover the other day!  It’s so cute because he’ll go outside and look at the clovers and each one he picks he’ll ask “Is this one a four leaf clover?” and I’ll say “No.  If it has four leaves it’s a four leaf clover!” and he doesn’t really listen or understand that, I guess, so he just keeps picking them and asking the same thing.  Well, it payed off because the other day while he was outside with Josh he said “Is this a four leaf clover?” and it was! 🙂

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Yay Bubba!

Well, I am going to watch a movie now since it’s so gloomy outside.  Have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow!  Thank you to all the wonderful mother’s out there, mine in particular.  I love you, mommy! 🙂

Jenny~

Editing Pictures

Yesterday I walked around the yard and took pictures of more flowers and plants and things that are growing, but this time I took each picture and edited it with a different editing effect to make it a little more interesting from the normal flowers that I’ve been posting.  Enjoy!  (I use picmonkey.com to edit my pictures and they have a ton of free editing tools and effects to make your pictures look awesome!)  I’ll put the name of each effect under the picture.

Black and White

Black and White

I love a good ole’ black & white pic!

Bokeh

Bokeh

A very dreamy effect.  New to picmonkey.

Boost

Boost

Cinerama

Cinerama

I like this one.

Cross Process

Cross Process

People often overuse this effect!

Dark Edges

Dark Edges

Dusk

Dusk

I like this effect too.

Focal B&W

Focal B&W

As you can see the little baby peach is the only colored thing in the picture!  Fancy, huh?!

Focal Pixelate

Focal Pixelate

Focal Soften

Focal Soften

Another dreamy effect.

Frost

Frost

HDR

HDR

This is a neat effect.

Holga

Holga

Sounds like a name of an unfortunate person…”Hi Holga.  What a, uh, pretty name!”

Infrared

Infrared

This one is super cool!  I’ve never used it before and I like how it turned out!

Lomo

Lomo

This I really like!  It’s so bright though, I probably wouldn’t use it very often.

Orton

Orton

Another effect people overuse! 🙂  Skylar and I use to horribly over do this effect on all of our pictures!

Posterize

Posterize

It looks like a painting, or, I guess, a poster!  Neat!

Radiance

Radiance

This is another new effect.  Super “Radiant” if I do say so myself! 😉

Sepia

Sepia

Soften

Soften

Pretty cabbage!

Spotlight

Spotlight

Another new effect.  Don’t really like it.

Tint

Tint

Tranquil

Tranquil

I like this picture.

Warhol

Warhol

Yester-color

Yester-color

Last, but not least.  I like how this one turned out!

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That’s it!  I had an enjoyable time working on these pictures and I hope you like picmonkey.com if you so happen to use it for any editing, cropping, etc!  It’s a lot of fun to take a raw picture and make it look different whether that means completely different or just a little gentle shine or glow.

Usually I leave my pictures raw, but sometimes I go and fix the exposure or brightness, or I’ll crop something or re-size it if it’s too big; I don’t usually edit like crazy.

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We watched “Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End” yesterday and I took this picture of the movie!

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*Captain Jack Sparrow!!!!*

Any who!

Today the sun has decided to come out and bid us a good morning and I HOPE it sticks around for a while!  I’m going outside to fix my pansy plant now.  God bless!

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Look at this jazzy cat!  Sweet Titus. 🙂

Jenny~

Rainy Days and Rose Buds!

Rain rain go away, come again NEXT YEAR in May……..please.

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It has been raining for what seems like forever!  Our yard is so muddy and wet, and my pansy plant is not liking the dampness of the outdoors at all!  I was examining my plant the other day and it’s starting to mold a little bit, so I’ve decided to trim is down a LOT and replant it.

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I haven’t trimmed it or replanted it yet…

My rose bush on the other hand is doing great! 🙂

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And it’s blooming!!!  YAYAYAYAYA! 😀

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Two buds are big and ready to open up soon!

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And here’s one that’s showing a little red!  I’m very excited about my little bush!  It’s made me so proud. 🙂

Gracious is such a pretty cat.  I know that’s random, but she joined me while I was taking pictures in the rain and I just so happened to notice how pretty a kitty she is!

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She hopped on my lap and left her foot prints.

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Cael is so cute and I love him!  He loves Spider Man and was thrilled today when my dad came home with a Spider Man  umbrella just for him!

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It’s so nice to have an umbrella just your size!

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Guess who came to visit me???  Again?????

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Little baby Evelyn!!!  You can tell from this particular picture that she was thrilled to see me!  We’ve seen a LOT of each other lately, but that isn’t a bad thing. 😉

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She’s so cute and I honestly can’t get enough of her!

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Look at her!  She’s getting so big and cute and she laughs and smiles so much and her little hair is curling over her ears!!!!  Aw! 😀  Her mommy has a new blog address, by the way, so you should totally check it out here!

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Peek-a-boo!

Okay, enough Auntie bragging!

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Well, I have a post planned out for tomorrow which I started on tonight which is why I’m posting this post at *cough cough* 11pm…I didn’t notice how late it was!  Enjoy this rain for however much longer it lasts, and I hope you have a great week!  God bless, much love, and don’t forget to smile! 😀

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Oh look, it’s Josh!

Bye bye.

Jenny~

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