The Other Half

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the other half of Hemming Birds. It sure is not easy to sum up my life and how I ended up writing a blog in 3 short paragraphs (which was my homework from Yana) :) … but, here goes nothin’.

I moved to Charleston, SC from New York (the state, not the city) on Sept 10, 2001 – yes, day before 9-11… will never forget that.  I LOVE Charleston.  I never thought I would say that, but I do.  I am married to an amazing husband, who I could not live without.  (Well, maybe sometimes… just kidding.. I can’t).  We make an awesome team and we even work together, yikes!

Sarasota - young couple

I feel like I have done a little bit of everything, but my favorites have become knitting/crocheting, sewing, and photography (especially of people and animals).  Mostly my pictures are nice because of the camera that we have… not the operator, but I like to do it anyway :)

Blue Jay

My passion for “being crafty” started just recently.  My fabulous sister-in-law taught me how to knit, then crochet, then eventually sew…. and then kept feeding the addiction.  It all started innocently as I wanted to make a kindle cover for my mother for her birthday.  Well, I made the below kindle cover (which I thought turned out pretty good – and it should since Yana sewed most of it), but I was hooked… no turning back now…. then I discovered the world of blogs and free tutorials, also thanks to Ms. Yana.

It all started here...

It all started here…

For my Day job, I’m an RN.  I have been for 10 years, mostly in critical care, but in the last year switched to working at the fertility clinic with my husband.  I really feel at home working there, since I was also a fertility patient for many years…. but as you read on, you will see that we were successful…

Currently we live with 2 dogs and 2 cats (and 2 kids), but we have had a menagerie of animals since I graduated from college.  Below you can see Honey, Peanut, Walter and George… they keep life interesting (I’ll spare you the details… until later)  :)

honey and peanutcats 

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about how blessed I am to have my son and daughter.  After a long journey, they are the highlight of my days (most of the time – let’s be real).  I adore watching them grow and learn and become their own little persons… it’s actually amazing when I stop and think about it.  (by the way, these pictures are in Charleston… I guess it’s the only time I thought to get the camera out was the one freak snow we had? – Guess I’ll need to take pictures more often…)



One of the best things about Charleston is that most of our extended family has moved to the area!  I am excited that these two little girls (2 months apart in age) get to grow up so close together.  I love watching them play together and hope that they will be best friends for years to come.


Aren’t they just adorable!

I hope that you enjoy following us through this new and exciting adventure!Family Snow Day

Definitely not 3 short paragraphs…. but I never really listen to directions anyway :)

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