A New Adventure.

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The past 10 years have been pretty good to me.  I moved from Portland, Oregon to Logan, Utah.  I attended school at Utah State University, where I met Emery.  We got married in the Logan LDS temple.  We moved to Lehi, Utah and bought our first house.  We had two beautiful children.  I began my career as a flight attendant.  I started this blog.  I made some great friends.

At first, I hated living in Utah.  The winters were cold, people seemed a little too judgmental, and there just wasn't the diversity I had known back in Oregon.  But over time I grew to love it.  It's safe, which is a big deal when you have kids.  Most people are really friendly.  It's a fairly inexpensive place to live.  And the best part, in my opinion...the mountains.  Oh, how I'll miss hiking in the gorgeous Utah mountains.

But, it's time for a new adventure.  It's time to start over somewhere new.  

At the beginning of August my family will be packing up our lives, jumping in the car and driving 1250 miles to our new home: Minneapolis, Minnesota.  That's right, I'm headed to the land of 10,000 lakes.  Home to the Mall of America, numerous professional sports teams, funny accents, and below freezing temperatures.

If anyone has any experience living in the Twin Cities area I would love to hear your thoughts.  I've been trying to research the best places to live and it's a little overwhelming.  I'd love to live in an old historic home in Southwest Minneapolis, but unfortunately I think that's a bit out of our price range.  Emery will be working in Woodbury, which looks like it could be a nice place to live, with great schools for the kids.  It's all so overwhelming, but I'm sure it will all work out.  It's certainly going to be an adjustment, but I'm excited for the change!


Mother's Day Giveaway with JTV!

My Mom and I have always been very close.  As long as I can remember, I've been able to tell her everything and I always knew she would be there for me, no matter what.  She was willing to make so many sacrifices for her children and I never truly appreciated all that my mom did for me until I had my own kids.  I guess it's hard to really comprehend the love a mother has for her children until you experience it yourself.  I'm so grateful that I was blessed to be raised by such a caring, smart, beautiful, strong and loving woman.  I love you Mom.

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I'm guessing that most of you think your own mothers are fabulous, so make sure you remember to celebrate them on Sunday.  If your mom is a real gem, maybe you should treat her to a pretty new piece of jewelry from JTV!  They have a huge selection of quality jewelry at affordable prices, so you're sure to find a gorgeous piece your mother will love.

Today you have the chance to win a beautiful ring for your mother, courtesy of JTV!  They are giving away this gorgeous gold Tanzanite ring that you see in the photo above...now that's a gift ANY mother would love!  All you have to do is follow @jennywinward and @jtv on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments of my Instagram photo.  The giveaway will run through Saturday, May 9th and is only open to U.S. residents.  Good luck!

Also, the winner of the Lime Ricki giveaway has been selected...congrats to Catherine C!