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Family Thanksgiving Vacation

A California Dewey Family Thanksgiving

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that it’s sort of become a tradition that my husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. As usual, we made our annual trek to California this year for Thanksgiving and…

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Faith Family

Your Pain Serves a Purpose. Godly Lessons in Infertility.

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It is often said that patience is a virtue. And it certainly is one that God has been engraining into my heart lately. You see, it’s been a while now that I’ve been living with a longing in my heart and my life. Sometimes that longing becomes gut wrenchingly painful. And that pain isn’t something I wish on my greatest enemy. I pray it is something most never have to know. It is also something that women (and even more…

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Family

The Legacy of Grandpa Claude

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I will never forget the first time I met Mark’s grandpa. He reached out his hand and said something along the lines of “Hi there, name’s Claude. And here’s where two good hands meet,” as he shook my hand. Little did I know that moment would be forever engrained upon my memory of a man who has become so special to me. Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Grandpa Claude, you just know what a truly special man…

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Desserts Family Recipes

Tom’s Popcorn Cake

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Since Father’s Day was this last weekend and I show love in food, I wanted to make my father-in-law one of his favorite cakes, Popcorn Cake. It’s a super easy and quick cake, so if you aren’t a baker but love sweets this one is for you! This recipe is one of my mother-in-law’s ole’ standby recipes. She gets all the glory for this creative solution to cake!  I shared this cake on Snapchat (you can find me at jenlynndewey) and…

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Family

To My Second Dad

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I’ve written before about how God blessed with me a pretty incredible Dad. One that I have a very good and close relationship with. But God not only blessed me with one Dad, he blessed me with two.  My father-in-law, Tom, has honestly become one of my favorite people.Much like his dad he is one of those people that when you meet him, you’ll never forget him. When you first meet him, if you’re not from here, you’ll notice that he…

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Faith Family Year End Review

2015. The Breather Year.

2015.The Breather Year.

Well, it is that time again where I sit down and I write my thoughts down regarding the year we are finishing out. 2011 marked the year of social media. 2012 was the year of love. 2013 was the year of marriage, and 2014 was the year of the home.  It has been quite an incredible journey, all chronicled here on the blog. The journey of meeting Mark, moving to North Dakota, getting married, and building a home. Phew. 2015…

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Family Main Courses Recipes

Homemade Strudels

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I will never forget the first time I had my mother-in-law’s strudels… My husband was beside himself excited and much like when I was told we were having pigs in a blanket (halupsi), I had imagined strudels to be some filled pastry, as that was the only thing I’ve heard called strudels. Turns out Germans from Russia have their own variation of strudels and it isn’t anything like a filled pastry. Studels in Germans from Russia country are much like…

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Family Thanksgiving Vacation

A California Thanksgiving

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that it’s sort of become a tradition that my husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. As usual, we made our annual trek to California this year for Thanksgiving and…

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Family Love Story & Marriage

I Am Nothing…

I Am Nothing

I wasn’t going to hit publish on this… I wrote it last week. And it has taken me about a week to work through all of this… I was emotional, I was hormonal, and I was hurting. My personal life, my public life, and my social media life all felt the effects of this hurt. I don’t like continually writing posts like this. It makes me feel vulnerable and open to way too much criticism in a public forum. However, I…

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Faith Family Love Story & Marriage

The Journey of Finding Trust in God’s Plan

Journey of Finding Trust in God's Plan

This is the hardest post I’ve ever written. This post exposes the most vulnerable parts of me.  But for some reason, I keep coming back to it. Something inside of me keeps saying, share it.  My finger has hovered over the publish button for weeks.  I can’t wrap my head around why this topic seems to be some sort of secret code of secrecy among women. I know there are more who have been down this journey. So I guess a part…

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