Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
April 11th, 2007
There Goes All My No Plans

I am always getting junk mail– and generally I’m quick to toss it– but when Emmiko brought in the mail a few days ago and handed me a very advertisement-y-ish envelope, I opened it anyways. I glanced briefly at the marketing brochure and scanned the accompanying letter.  It said:

“Dear Geoff and Jenefer, this Sunday, April the 15th, you have been booked for a one night stay at our lovely resort (I glanced back at the brochure… it was indeed a *very* lovely lake resort). This comes with a lake cruise, romantic dessert and a bountiful breakfast buffet the following morning  

On the first speed-thru read, I was looking for the fine print that would no-doubt require our life savings and first born child in the event we decided to accept this lovely offer. However, my eyes finally hit a sentence that read: “all of these arrangements have been made by your sister, Jessica Wright, who wishes you a very Happy Birthday”.  

Talk about a *big* surprise!  And then a few days after that, another suspicious envelope showed up bearing a (large) gift certificate to a very fancy-schmancy restaurant.   Geoff and I were not planning on doing any type of birthday stuff, so this was such a fun, unexpected gift.  Matter of fact, this may be the nicest birthday surprise I have ever gotten.

So thanks, Peanut Butter (you sneaky little rat)

PS if it comes to mind, say a prayer for my little sister.  She is getting married to her dream-boat in about a month and a half!

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  1. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 5:21 pm

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    What a sweet, sweet sister! And yes, you can borrow my red dress for your lovely weekend (the one in your closet).

    How neat that Jessica's dream boat gets to marry his Miss Wright.

    I bet you never heard *that* before. 🙂


    oh yeah, happy early birthday my fellow nut!

  2. His4life said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 5:27 pm


    How totally cool and soooooo incredibly sweet!!!!!!!! I hope that you have a BLAST!!!:):)

  3. chickadee said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 5:57 pm

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    well, happy birthday then. i feel kind of bad about my lame gift now that you've revealed all the real prizes.

  4. jess4him said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    AWW I feel all special now!

    I feel so honored that you wrote a WHOLE BLOG ABOUT ME!! yay!

    You are so welcome! I'm excited & hope you guys have fun!

    Love you!

  5. anyachristine said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

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    What an awesome gift! And the location looks marvelous…hope you and Geoff have a wonderful time.

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  6. iluvmy3chickiesandtheirdaddy2 said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 8:10 pm


    These kinds of surprises are the best kind!!!! I have driven by the resort many times. The website pictures look really pretty.

    Have a wonderful time….

    Praying for you!!


  7. tn3jcarter said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 8:49 pm


    Tony and I had a weekend getaway to the Mountain Harbor Inn back 13 years ago and absolutely LOVED it! You all are going to have an awesome time.


  8. drewsfamilytx said,

    on April 11th, 2007 at 11:02 pm

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    Nothing like a little sister to ruin all of your no-plans! The nerve. My little sister came down to visit/work this past Sunday. She is actually staying until Saturday…forcing me to talk, stay up late, shop and laugh a lot. The brat.

    Oh, and did I mention that she plays hide n seek with my boys?!

    Have fun and have a very happy birthday!!! What a thoughtful, useful and fun gift that you'll actually use!



  9. ShayC said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 7:24 am

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    What a gift!!!!! I know you and your husband will have a fabulous time! Happy, Happy Birthday!


  10. ShayC said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 8:56 am

    No Flakin' Out!

    Oh yeah…my husband is DEFINATELY still going…he's REALLY lookin' forward to meeting everyone!!!!

    She (Emery) is a cutey isn't she…I'm still trying to post other pictures…Coie's giving me picture advice!

    Have a LOVELY day!


  11. ByHisGraceInColorado said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Have Fun!

    You deserve it! 🙂



  12. Buckeyeblog said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 3:36 pm


    Hey ~ happy birthday!!

    My birthday just passed in March, but there's always next year, so could you please give her my address?!


    Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><

  13. MaggieHogan said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Hey Jen!

    Would your little sis give my little sis some pointers? LOL! Hey – if YOU are my sis, then YOUR little sis is MY little sis, right? So, pass on my email address to her!

    Hey, I just got all 300 of my England pics in the mail today – wanna come over and have a look-see?

    Hugs & Happy BD!

    Maggie* who LOVED the pic of your girls READING upside down while picking blossomes! How cool is that?

    PS – it would be waaaay cool if I could figure out how to POST PICS on my blog – I have an awesome one of Canterbury Cathedral . . .

  14. UndertheSky said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 9:29 pm


    That is such a sweet gift, Jen. I am so glad to hear about it! :+)



  15. CTdittmar said,

    on April 12th, 2007 at 11:16 pm

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    Enjoyed catching up on your blog…and impressed your envelope was the "real deal!" I fell for one of those envelopes and had the brainstorm to convince my then-fiance we could use it for our honeymoon! The young and naive…Hah! I now know how to spot time-share schpiels or traps a MILE AWAY!! I was scarred for life! Congrats and enjoy!

  16. JacqueDixonSoulRestES said,

    on April 13th, 2007 at 10:16 am

    What an excellent gift!

    Good Thing you opened that…

    What a GREAT sister!!! I hope you guys have a super time!

    We knew your birthday was comin' up, but 'PixieMuffin' just didn't want to wait until the 15th!

    No, she still doesn't have a name… I could actually use some help on the names ideas. Gena sent us some good ones, but nothing really clicked.

    As for the junk mail – We usually tear up the junk and stick it back into the reply envelope and send it back to them! I don't know if they get the message, but at least the PO gets their postage out of it!

    Have a fantastic time!!


  17. Aligirl said,

    on April 13th, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Happy birthday!

    What an awesome surprise! What a huge blessing, to be able to spend some one on one with your hubby. How exciting!


  18. Mariel said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Mrs. Igarashi….

    ….is Coie REALLY coming to California? When? Where? Will we get to see her? Oh, I feel so ashamed! "….or please put it out of my mind." What. A. Girl. She is such a neat person! I really want to see her again! She is *such* a joy to be around! Seriously, I want to learn from her. Diligence, Self-Control, Sweetness, godly behavior, a true, genuine relationship with God–oh, when will I learn them??

    God BLESS You and Yours!


    P.S. Tell Coie we love, love, love her!

  19. Mariel said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    That is so….

    ….wonderful! What a sister! Wow, you will enjoy that! I'm so excited for you!



  20. Amber said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 2:18 pm

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    Hope you have fun and Happy Birthday!

    God Bless,

    Amber who is still around

  21. quietcajun said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 2:28 pm

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    How cool! What a great gift idea!

  22. rjdjohn316 said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Oh…Mrs. Ig…

    WOW! I'm soo happy for U both! Enjoy yourselves, will ya! And I heard about your sister, we were over at her blog the other day…

    Mom was anyways!

    Stop by anytime! Love to hear from you!



  23. rjdjohn316 said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Oh…Mrs. Ig…

    You called me sweet! How lovely…. (I'm in tears, sniffling…)

    Well, I'll give Pixie Muffin a kiss for you!


  24. redmom said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Woo Hoo!!

    What a great blessing that is!! I hope you guys have a great time!

  25. sagerats said,

    on April 14th, 2007 at 11:38 pm

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    Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Glad Tidings, and Salutations. I think that about covers it.

    Abiding in the Vine!

  26. floridamomto4 said,

    on April 15th, 2007 at 6:50 am

    What Fun!

    Have a wonderful time celebrating with Geoff the Great. Everyone needs to get away sometime. Enjoy!

  27. sharoncrooks said,

    on April 15th, 2007 at 9:04 am

    How fun!

    I hope you had a great time birthday-ing!

    I love the pic you posted of the…"mommy shouldn't you already know this" look, lol.


  28. Leigharev2 said,

    on April 15th, 2007 at 12:03 pm

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    Aww, that is so sweet! Enjoy!

  29. danib said,

    on April 15th, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    How sweet!

    So nice when little sisters grow up and realize how much they love you! Wish mine would… ; )

    Little chickies? Ohhhh. We might get a few this year, but actually raised by a broody mama, which is a new experience for us. We also might get a couple baby ducks; our lone boy duck found two female friends next door, and may have moved permanently (I don't think the geese really care about him anyway!), but the neighbor will incubate some eggs for us. Farm life is so fun! And educational — but don't tell the kids.

    Have fun on your birthday adventure!


  30. Starlady said,

    on April 15th, 2007 at 7:56 pm

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    What a nice gift! Happy birthday and have fun!

    I also wanted to remind you to keep Eliana and her family in your prayers. Eliana's heart surgery is tomorrow!

  31. tnmomtomanyblessings said,

    on April 16th, 2007 at 7:06 am

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    I know I am a day late — BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!

    Love ,


  32. mom2two said,

    on April 17th, 2007 at 10:42 pm


    What a very nice birthday gift! Can she be my sister too?

    Yvonne :o)

    P.S. Hope you enjoyed it!

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