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  1. Dev on January 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    It’s fun to look back sometimes. 🙂

  2. Gretchen on January 21, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    What a cool upbringing you had, Jenster! It was good to be you back in the day. 🙂 I suspect it’s good to be you, now, too. A different life, to be sure, but a full one. Thanks for the snapshot into your past. I have similar feelings for CO. I grew up there from age 9 on. I’ve been in WA for 7 years, and even though it’s the most beautiful state on the planet, it’s not home. For the longest time, I was shocked not to wake up to sunny days here–in CO we had about 300/year. Now, I’m shocked and pleased when we have sun. 🙂

  3. Lynilu on January 21, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Memories. So nice to have memories like those. I have friends who would just as soon forget their teen years, and I find that sad. I wasn’t happy every day, but those years were generally good and thinking of them takes me back to a simpler time with a smile. You obviously have that, also. Aren’t we lucky?Where I live now isn’t the same place I grew up, but just a short drive away, and what Gretchen says is so true. I hated the weather in the Midwest, the last of sunshine, so being back in NM is heaven for me.

  4. Swishy on January 21, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    That is the fun thing about having a blog long enough … I did that on new year’s 🙂

  5. Sing4joy on January 22, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Awwww. That made ME want to go to Redondo Beach! And almost made me want to relive my teen years so that I could know the best place to find peace during the angst. I grew up in California too, and Oceanside was always my favorite beach to visit in my teens and early 20’s – maybe because of all the marines, lol. I moved away after marrying my handsome airman and am currently ‘enjoying’ the swamp. Yes. Pity me.

  6. The Egel Nest on January 22, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I am new to your blog…fun stuff!I think I found you from Lynilu…I think…you know how blog surfing is!BradleyThe Egel Nest

  7. lahdeedah on January 22, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Anytime you want to come out to California, Jen, know you’d have a place to stay :)And I’m with you on the writing. I have so many original ideas in the car, during conference calls, while checking Katie’s algebra. Then I sit down to write and…poof!…the only topics that spring to mind are my hair and my booty. (You all should be grateful I don’t have a hairy booty.)xoxoJill

  8. Monnik on January 22, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I’m so jealous! What I wouldn’t give to have grown up near a beach like that.Instead, I got snow, snow, more snow, some ice, and freezing cold.Oh well. “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!” At least, that’s what my kiddos say.

  9. Shauna on January 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Wow. That is truly beautiful. Sounds idyllic. I can see why you’d miss it.

  10. The Daily "B" on January 22, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    This is my life now… haha Except for it’s the Huntingon/Newport/Laguna beach for me. Of course, who has time to get down to the beach with work and responsibilities… I wish I was a teenager again, no need for a job, no obligations. =(

  11. SweetAnnee on January 25, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Hoping things are good..I’ll check back to seehow you are!!Prayers being said for you tonight..fondly, deena

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