Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Time

Hello everyone. Wow this holiday season is flying by just like every other year. I haven't posted in a while because our lives are pretty boring. Same ol stuff every week. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love how all the houses have lights up, and when you smell the fresh smell of a Christmas tree. I love getting the cards, and all the yummy goodies. 

We got our tree last weekend, and now all my decorations are up around the house. Last night we went on a boat in Huntington Harbour. It was so beautiful, and so much fun. Next weekend we will be going up north to Ripon for Christmas with the Douma side. Then I have a party with my friends which I am soooooooo excited about because we have not all been together since March. Christmas eve this year we will be with our immediate Struiksma family, and then Christmas day with my Prins family. After Christmas we will be going to Palm Springs for the Struiksma family Christmas. I know lots to keep track of, but it will all be a great time.

I am also so happy because I only have one more semester of school left. YEAH!!!! I will be graduating on May 28. So excited to finally be done with school, and move on with the next chapter of life.

One piece of exciting news is that I am getting a dog for Christmas. We decided to get a yellow lab pup. We will be getting her on Jan 10th. So I will definately post some pics when we get her.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Its Halloween Time!!!

Hello everyone, I haven't blogged in a while so I thought I would give a little update on our lives.

There is nothing really new going on. One exciting thing is that I will be graduating in May, and I am so excited to be done with school finally.

Last weekend we went to Pa's Pumpkin patch in Long Beach and we carved pumpkins with some of our friends. It was a lot of fun. Brad and his brother got a little carried away and took out the power tools. They were very serious about carving. What cheaters!

I am so looking forward to the holiday season this year. It will be the first for Brad and I together, and I am also excited to see family and friends that I haven't seen in a very long time. I am also excited to decorate our house for this time of year. I LOVE Christmas time! Well I'm not really sure what else to write about so I guess thats all for now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How Great is our God!!

One night at my prayer group we watched this video clip. It just amazed me!!! So I decided that I would share it with you all. I hope you enjoy it and see just how GREAT our God is. It is so amazing. Its kinda long but well worth watching. Just start at the top video and go down from there. I hope you enjoy. Have a great rest of the week.

A good way to give back!

I heard about this website called Check it out. A word comes up and you have four choices of what the meaning would be. You pick one and if you get it right the company donates 20 grains of rice to children in poverty. What a simple thing we can do to help out children, and also let our vocabulary grow. Check it out.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer Time!!!

Wow it has been a long time since I last posted. We have most definitely been very busy. June was full of graduation parties and Brad's brother Wade graduated from high school. He will now be attending Cal Baptist in Riverside. Also in June the Grandpa and Grandma Struiksma took the family to Maui for a week. We stayed at the Kaanapali Alli. So nice, and so fun!!!

This past week Brad and I went to Lake Tulloch with my family, and then we headed off to Minnesota for a wedding. It was very hot and humid, but so fun to see where his grandparents grew up.

Also we have been celebrating many 90th or 95th birthdays for Brad's great grandma's. They have all lived such long lives. They have all accomplished so much, and it has been fun getting to know them.

Well thats an update for what has been going on so far in our lives. School starts soon for me, but it is my last year, so that is good.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Birthday Day!!!!

Happy birthday to me!!! Yesterday we went out to dinner with The Struiksma's to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and my bday!!! We went to Mr. Stox in Anaheim. Really yummy food and dessert.
From Brad and his parents I got a new pink beach cruiser bike. I'm super excited to get to ride around. Of course he needed one too. I'll post pics of it soon.
This weekend and next are full of graduation parties everyday. And then we leave for Maui on the 19th with the whole Struiksma family.

Well have a great weekend!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008


Wow I can't believe May has come and gone. Yesterday it was our 2 month anniversary, which it seems like time is flying by so fast. This month has been so busy with school ending, volleyball games, and graduation parties. Speaking of which congrats to all my friends who are/have graduated!!! Just felt like giving a little update on the lives of Brad & Jenna. Not a whole lot happening. Have a great weekend!!!! 

Thursday, May 8, 2008


YEAH!!! they are finally here for everyone to see. They are so beautiful. This week I finally got to see my video and my pics which was great. I was getting so anxious. I have loved it all. Enjoy looking at the pics.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Well here I am back and now I am Mrs. Struiksma. I have waited so long for this day and it came and went so fast!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it. We went to the Bahamas on Sunday after the wedding, and we had a blast there. We visited the Atlantis one day, and we also went on a snorkling excursion one day. The weather was perfect. Coming home to our own house was so much fun. I have been busy being a wife. Cooking, cleaning, ironing (boo). Its been fun so far. Brad says I'm 4 for 4 of making dinners so that is good. Only 4 more weeks and school will be done for the year. I will post pics of the wedding soon. Have a great day!!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy (almost) Friday!!!!

I can't believe it is almost Friday already!!! The weeks just keep on going by faster and faster, doesn't that always happen when you are anxiously waiting for something to happen?!! only 2 more weeks and i'll be a married woman!!! i can't believe how the time has flown by. it has been fun, but very stressful. i am so ready to go on vacation and just get away from everything and be with my hubby! :) brad is going on his bachelor party this weekend. they are going to palm springs, going gambling, golfing, and who knows what else.
the house is coming together too and it has been so much fun putting things away. we put our bedroom set in and our couches.
also it seems like everyone around me is getting sick so i am hoping and praying that i don't get sick.
please pray for us during these next two weeks as we prepare for our marriage and life ahead.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy valentines day!!!

Hapy Valentines Day!!!! last night brad and i went to macaroni grill for dinner, it was very nice. we both realized it had been a long time since just the two of us had gone out to dinner. live has just been so crazy busy this year. then i watched him change his tires on his quad because he is going to glamis this weekend with his buddies.

so this weekend my sister and erica planned my bachlorette party!!! we are going up to santa barbara area and staying at erica's uncle and aunt's ranch. on saturday we are going wine tasting/shopping/line dancing. I can't wait to see everyone :) the wedding is coming up very fast, and i still have lots to do. please pray for me. hope everyone has a great day!!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cabinets are in!!!

So yesterday our cabinets were installed. I thought i would post some pics for you all. Enjoy. And today only 2 more months until the wedding. I have a lot to do still. 

Thursday, January 24, 2008


This weekend I am having a shower thrown by my Aunt's. It is a combination Prins/Beebe shower. I am very excited to see them all. Last weekend Brad's Aunt's threw me a shower, there were about 30 women there. I got a lot of nice things. Speaking of showers isn't the rain AMAZING!!! I love it.


So today our cabinets are being delivered. I am super excited. I am also almost done with our wedding invitations, only thing left is to print the outer envelopes, and then get them in the mail next week.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Hey everyone I thought I would start one of these since my friend did, and it's a great way to let you know what we are up to. I'm new and just learning how to use this so bare with me.