Category Archives: Best Friends

Sid and Janie Doll : Halloween 2015

8th October 2016

Just because I’m not dressing up this year doesn’t mean I don’t love looking back at our past get ups. And last year was my favorite yet. <3

We knew we’d be going to spend Halloween trick-or-treating with our nephews in Jax, and we knew they were going as Buzz and Woody. So Jessie and I thought it’d be cute if we all went as Toy Story characters! We didn’t tell them who we’d decided on until the day of when I realized, oh crap! I may scare the bejeezus out of these boys! (I totally didn’t by the way. Henry was indifferent and Hall kept wanting to try on my mask himself or have me put it on and kiss my cheeks!)

When watching Toy Story as a kid, the “Janie Doll” scene stuck with me the most. (Can’t you just hear the “Mama! Mama!”) And who doesn’t love Sid?!

(I put affiliate links to all of our costume pieces at the bottom of this post if you wanna make a similar costume for yourself this year!)

This family portrait though. I. Mean. <3

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This felt a *tad* sacrilegious, but in true spirit of Sid, Nate cackled his way through! We bought poor Woody on eBay. <3

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Swooooooooooooooooooon! This Sid shirt is one of my favorites, and I love that he wears it at home now. You can go getcha’ one here! :)


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So, my blue dress ended up being the hardest piece to find, but Modcloth to the rescue!

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The biggest trooper of them ALL, my little green alien!! <3

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And now the costume details :

Skull Shirt from Amazon
Fake Braces from Amazon

Navy “Work to Play Dress” from Modcloth
Red and White Shirt from Amazon
Crocodile Mask from Amazon

Green Polo Shirt from Amazon
Stick-on Wiggly Eyes from our kitchen drawer! :)

And our group shot before heading out for the evening. How’d we do?!

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Jensey Loves Snoqualmie

18th June 2016

If you’ve ever seen photos from our best friends getting married in Africa, you know Lorie and Jon. Lorie and I have known each other since kindergarten, been best friends since college, moved to Orlando to do the Walt Disney World College Program together, met our husbands, married our husbands, and all 4 of us moved to Nashville 5 years ago. Then Nate and I broke our parallel lives by moving back to Orlando, leaving our other-couple-half in Nashville!

Anyway, that’s our friendship in a nutshell with Lorie and Jon. Shortly after our move back to Orlando, they moved to Seattle! They’ll only be there a couple years, but I’m so glad that we were able to make the trip to see them in their new home. They’re living in downtown Seattle in a crazy fancy and cozy apartment, and while I’m longing for them to move back to Tennessee so we can be close(r) again, it was so fun seeing them in this new life!!

Now for photos from the next leg of our January snow trip! <3

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Of course, we got a cabin for the weekend with them because that’s what we do with Lorie and Jon! We visited the town of Snoqualmie, which was only ~45 minutes from Seattle. But what a difference that 45 minutes made! What was a mild, rainy day quickly turned into 30 degrees and feet of snow!

I loved our snowy cabin. <3

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She’s just being Lorie. <3

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I mean, we were living in a postcard!!

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It’s not Lorie and Jon time until the boys are doing puzzles. <3

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Down the street from our cabin was this GIIIIIIIIANT sledding hill! It was so scary but fun, and that hike back up the hill was NO joke!

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Don’t let the smiles fool you- We’re both completely out of breath here!

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Lorie had a quest all weekend to make the perfect snowball. :)

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Oh right! So we were leaving Snoqualmie around noon when we get to the freeway on-ramp in town and find this. UMMMMM. We were supposed to be flying out the next morning for a session in Canada and this had me and Nate mildly freaking out, but as always, I can’t imagine any better friends to have in this situation than Lorie and Jon.

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We learned there was only going to be one more convoy out that day and the only way to know when it was going to happen was the closed neighborhood Facebook page! They would post on there and give the residents 10 minutes. When we went back out to see if the convoy was going to go or not, they were about to leave, but we needed to run back to the cabin to grab our stuff and Mary-Kate, Lorie’s dog! We RACED back to the cabin, all of us having a specific plan of what to do and grab, came back, and the convoy had LEFT! We were told again that the cop was going to come back for one more run, so we loaded up on junk food at the gas station and prepared to wait in this line of cars for hours. Sure enough, our line of cars started moving and we were on our way!

Lorie and Jon, we love adventuring with y’all. Come visit soon! <3

Jensey Loves Madame Tussaud’s

22nd May 2016

I told Nate this year I wanna make an effort to do as much as we can in Florida. The kitchy stuff, the touristy stuff we wait to do with guests but never get around to. We had every intention of going to try out the Orlando Eye with our pals Tim and John David, but when we got there, it was closed due to weather. On to plan B- Madame Tussaud’s!

We’ve never been to one of these and I’ve always been curious. It ended up being fun for photos but I think I may add it to my list of really-fun-things-to-do-but-only-with-really-really-fun-friends. :)

And in honor of one of those really-really-really fun friend’s birthday, I thought today was an appropriate day to finally share these photos. Happy birthday, Timmy! We love you!!

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I was amazed how lifelike they really were! I also didn’t know that Madame Tussaud made her first wax sculpture in the 1700s! The coolest thing was seeing celebrities’ exact heights and sizes, being able to stand right next to them.

… We had to, ok?

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Not a Jimmy Fallon person (I know, I know), but I love that this was when he broke his finger and they put the splint on his wax figure too!

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John David and I hamming it up with our respective favorites! <3

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Tim and John David, thank y’all for another adventure in the books! <3

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Jensey Loves Epcot Play Dates <3

7th May 2016

You didn’t think I was done posting Flower and Garden photos yet, did you?! Good. :)

These are the days I treasure most with our nephews right now. The “stroller and wine” days I call them, the days before Hall realizes there are other things in Epcot to do that aren’t “Donald’s Boat Ride,” hanging out on the playground while mommy and Aunt Jensey catch up, and Illuminations. These are some of my favorite days of my whole entire life!

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The usual nephews… <3

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In the words of my nephew Hall, “Again! Again!” <3

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