Life in the Real World

Real life experiences after college

We’ve got chemistry here…Alright Janice!! June 29, 2008

Filed under: Fun stuff,Random — jenncollins @ 10:10 pm

There’s this video that was really popular in my youth group when I was in high school. I came across it today and thought I’d share. I’ll never stop laughing at this…it’s awesome (in my opinion!). Enjoy!


Do you ‘ChaCha’?

Filed under: Fun stuff,Random — jenncollins @ 12:01 pm

I’m not talking about the dance! There is a free service out there called ChaCha. You can call them or text any question you want. Someone will text you back in a few minutes and tell you the answer! It’s best to do it when you’re not around a computer…obviously. Here are some questions I’ve asked and the answers I’ve gotten:

Q: Does a baby’s heart rate indicate their gender?
A: That is an old wives’ tale, so it’s not a proven fact, but: Over 140=girl, Under 140=boy

Q: How is baptistery spelled? With or without the ‘e’?
A: Both spellings are listed in the dictionary with the same definition. Pick the one you like!

Q: What is the soft drink exclusive to Kentucky?
A: Ale8. Apparenty it’s only available in Kentucky, althougj you can order it from their website.

It’s cool! Go try it! Text “ChaCha” (242-242) and ask away! Check out their website. You can even get paid to become a “guide” (the person who answers the question)! I’m thinking about doing it! Who doesn’t need a couple extra bucks??


The BIG reveal June 24, 2008

Filed under: pregnancy — jenncollins @ 6:12 pm

We’ve finally picked a name and this is definitely it. Ready?

Sadie Olivia Collins

The first name has a meaning. Sadie is a form of Sarah, which means princess. Sarah also happens to be my grandmother’s name (the one with cancer) except she spells her name Sara. Olivia doesn’t necessarily have a meaning but I have always loved the name…so has my grandma…lol. I think it will fit our little bundle perfectly. I’m so excited to meet her!


Big announcement

Filed under: pregnancy — jenncollins @ 10:43 am

Check out the blog later today for the big announcement!! I will be revealing the name we picked for our baby! See ya then.



Filed under: Fun stuff,pregnancy — jenncollins @ 10:37 am

I am very excited to announce that I finally felt my baby girl kick! It happened last night while watching TV around 9 p.m. It was AMAZING! Since then, I felt her kick me twice pretty hard (it didn’t hurt of course) in the car on the way to work. I can’t even describe what it feels like to those who haven’t experienced it. It’s weird, cool, amazing, funny…did I mention AMAZING?!?! I’ve finally felt life! What an awesome miracle.


Peace out June 15, 2008

Filed under: Travel — jenncollins @ 7:56 pm

one word: vacation.



It has consumed me! June 11, 2008

Filed under: Family,pregnancy — jenncollins @ 10:55 am

Life has been busy lately! My in-laws were in town for 5 days so I haven’t had much time to update this thing. Of course the great news we found out while they were here is that we’re having a girl! I want to upload the sonogram pictures but for some reason WP isn’t letting me do it. I’ll figure it out.

Anyway, we have two frontrunners right now for names. I don’t want to reveal them yet, but it’s coming! I still can’t believe we’re having a girl. I thought it was going to be a boy for sure. But to say I’m excited is the understatement of the year!

I’ll be 17 weeks this week. Still not showing tremendously. I have the beginnings of the pooch but not much to talk about! Still can’t feel the baby. But it’s still early!

I’m pretty obsessed with picking out cribs, furniture, bedding, etc. I didn’t realize how consumed I would be with it all. I always thought those women were crazy…and now I’m one of them! I guess that’s how it goes. Pictures to come!