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Sometimes, half the battle is just showing up.



Sometimes just saying yes and showing up is what it’s all about.

I have reached the fun, “CHECK PLEASE!” point of pregnancy.  I’m ready to be done.  I have a tiny reprieve from nausea which has been replaced by what I’m gently referring to as “pregnancy narcolepsy.”  I feel asleep the other day for three hours with my laptop firmly in my lap, and hadn’t planned on a nap.

I’m working on trying to say YES to as much as possible, which, yesterday included a fun formal/ball gown give away event in down town Jacksonville, NC at the USO.   I think I get extra points for sporting yoga pants, flip flops and a t-shirt in a room full of beauty queens and sequins!  Talk about a technique to light a fire!  Everyone keeps joking about lack of sleep once Baby G arrives, but I’m ready for less bathroom breaks at three am, no upset tummy or splitting headaches not to mention, it’s easy to be happy about waking up in the middle of the night when there’s a cute fella involved! 😉

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/hundreds-swarm-designer-dress-giveaway-1.210582?tc=cr  a link to the Jacksonville Daily News article

I hope this event makes its way through the bases again next year. It was a blast to see so many ladies finding a FREE dress of their dreams!  Stay posted and if/when I hear more, I’ll certainly update the post so folks know all the details!

Hope you have a great ball/formal season!  I’ll be doing lunges and squats forever not to mention MANY miles with the stroller and wee man!

Learning stronger, better, faster ways to reach out!



ww.youtube.com/watch?v=ETy8pHWhVlE (in case you need a soundtrack)

Realtors, as a general rule, are folks that as a collective, don’t posses the personality to be locked in a conference room for the duration of a day. . .we’re doers, connectors and terminal fidgeters.

Learning how to marry MANY multiple programs- and if you haven’t met me yet, technology makes me want to poke my eye out on a GOOD day.  Hopefully, creating some systems and organization to help things move along smoothly as I get a little busier with family life and leave NONE of you in the lurch.

Back to death by power point. . .and allowing myself a second (gasp) full sugar and full caffeine soda so I can hang with the big dogs today.

This evening is National Night Out!


Looking for something fun to do this evening?  National Night out will be in full swing from 5-9:30 this evening at the Riverwalk Park.  Fireworks, live music, food, 200+ vendors, Miss North Carolina, face painting, a bike give away (must be present to win) and more.    We’re sponsors, so, please stop by and enjoy an evening on us!


I’d write more about this fun event as well as would love to give you regular bloggity blog blog visitors something interesting to read since I have been neglecting this forum as of late. . .however, even with the sassy reading glasses, I have an eyelid twitch and the fumes from highlighters (alright, they are fume free but work with me here) have my head swimming. . . so, more later, I promise!  Plotting fantastical new adventures and projects to tackle in the next few months, and good stories always seem to happen when you kick off a new chapter in life.  🙂 TTFN.

Free Concert by the North Carolina Symphony~Around the World in eighty minutes


On June 5, 2011 at 7:30 the North Carolina Symphony will perform Around the World in Eighty Minutes.  Sponsored by Marine Federal Credit Union, Mine Safety Appliances and Onslow County Tourism.

“Music Director Grant Llewellyn takes you on a whirlwind journey across the globe with musical gems from the U.K., Austria, Italy, Russia, the Far East and, of course, our own United States.  Helping us along the way is one of our favorite collaborators, Rhiannon Giddens Laffan, lead singer of the 2011 Carolina Chocolate Drops.”

The County has been trying to attract some great events and performers, please show some support, I’d love to see this event have a tremendous turn out.  The park is beautiful and I’m sure it will be a fantastic night, care to join me?

*** Update, I was remiss in sharing additional GENEROUS sponsors: Platinum Corral, Modern Exterminating, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Sewell, Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Edwards, and Marine Chevrolet.  Thank you folks for all you do!

2009 Montessori Fund Raiser!!!!!!!!!


Hi everyone,
It is that time of year again!  I am selling tickets to the second annual Montessori Children’s School “Night Down in Dixie”.  For those that attended last year, no explanation is necessary, was an unbelievably good time!!!  For the rest of you- there were will be free food from local restaurants, free beer, and free wine from Biltmore Estate Winery.  Music will be provided by the Dixieland Jazz Band.  The best part is the auction!!!  We have amazing donations from local and national vendors that will be available for you to bid on.
 Just a sampling:
-Home on Martha’s Vineyard for 1 week
-Carolina Panther’s football signed by the team.
-Orthodontic care for your child from start to finish
-Teeth Whitening
-Countless gift certificates from local salons
-Fishing charters
-Redskins and Panther’s tickets
-The list goes on and on!! 
We have something for all budgets and tastes and did I mention free beer and wine???  I hope to see you all there for this wonderful event that supports a local school!  We had over 600 people in attendance last year and raised over $40,000.00  Plus, I work my tush off on this event, so If you don’t buy tickets I’ll have to hunt you downJ  Here is the info, come see me!!!
Checks payable to Montessori Children’s School (is tax deductible)
Cost:  35.00 per ticket
Date of Event:  Saturday, March 7th
Time:  6pm
Swansboro Rotary Club and Civic Center.
Jennifer Furtney Ellenor
Office:  910.455.5328
Mobile:  919.412.7167
Fax:  910.346.1147
Century 21 Champion Real Estate
Recruiting Executive
Assistant to Art Furtney
Carolina Family Mortgage
Licensed Mortgage Consultant