about me

Hi. I’m Jen.

I survived growing up in a Jerry Springer-like family… but I now live a fairly drama-free life, which is the result of boundaries, perspective, and a good dose of humor.

My husband is a VERY fun and intelligent man named Jon. Conversations with him either make me feel like I should spend more time studying (everything), or that I’m stuck in an episode of The Twilight Zone (where I’m mostly wondering how we can go from theology to post-apocalyptic survival skills and zombies in the same conversation). I’m honestly surprised I don’t drink more.

We have an adorable, sweet, fun-loving son named Drew. He’s a pre-schooler and is, as I tell him every day, my “favorite little guy.” I’m so thankful that I get to spend my days caring for, nurturing, teaching, disciplining, and loving on him.

In 2013, we started the process to adopt a family member, who happens to be an adorable little girl (in the toddler years). She is beautiful, funny, and extremely strong-willed. God is doing a lot of pruning in my life through this process, and we are thankful He brought her into our family.


I have a few OCD tendencies, mostly related to house cleaning. Awareness is like a first step or something, right?

I love God, follow Jesus, and do my best to let my life reflect that. Most days are mostly a fail where that’s concerned. I cling to grace.

I’m interested in a lot of things, but few make me as happy as sharing a good story or taking a good photograph. I still have so much to learn about the art of both. But this is where I practice.

Thanks for stopping by (for whatever reason). I like meeting people, so if I don’t know you, feel free to comment, email, or follow Tin Can Memories and I’ll do my best to connect with you. Don’t let the Jerry Springer comment scare you- I know who is my baby’s daddy, and he ain’t got no brother I’ve slept with. I can talk the talk, but I don’t walk the walk.


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