Hi! I’m Jenelle!
I’m so glad you are here wanting to know more about little ol’ me! I’m 40 years old (gasp!) and it wasn’t quite the cataclysmic shift that I thought it was going to be. I actually kind of like being “older”. Makes me feel legitimate and like I’m an adult. I’m an adult now, right?
My husband Seth and I made two perfect humans, Henry and Madeline. They are incredible and the reason I know how to yell at the perfect volume where I get my point across but the neighbors can’t hear.
I’m an Army veteran. I spent 13 years in uniform as an intelligence analyst for the Army. I loved it. I loved being a warrant officer and I loved working with soldiers! But I reached a pivot point in my life and I chose family over career. No regrets tho. I had a very successful career as a soldier. Now it’s time to be successful at something else!
I love to travel and take pictures (duh!). I love to cook and prepare meals. Most of my moments are defined by what I ate. I don’t like making noodles with butter and stupid chicken nuggets for my kids every night. But when I was child-free I would prepare amazing meals with variety and beautiful flavor profiles! (I even had a food blog back in the day! Don’t try to google find it… it’s gone. Probably.)
I love red wine from South America, Harry Potter and popcorn. I’m pretty easy to please! I’ve known my best friend since 7th grade. My dad is my hero. I send birthday cards every year to everyone in my address book without fail. I love a good cup of coffee with just a touch of sugar. I have to sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door. I love to sing, but I have a terrible singing voice! I actually don’t even like the way my voice sounds when I’m talking. But not much I can do about that and I like forcing/sharing my opinions with anyone that will listen so I get over it.
I take all my kids’ Butterfingers from their trick-or-treat bags. I once hid a bag of buffalo and blue cheese kettle chips from my husband and I haven’t heard the end of it. It was NINE years ago. ONE time. #eyeroll
I hope we get to know each other more in person. Although I’m sure my mini online profile is very attractive, I assure you I am much more charming and hilarious in person! If you ever want to have coffee or share your Butterfinger candy bar, let me know!