Monday, September 8, 2014

Get to Know You Monday (Vol.15) :: Jennifer

***Today's Get to Know You Monday is host by Jennifer Jackson Link***

Fall is the season I could live in forever.

As September slips away and October is ushered in, I'm overcome with nostalgia.

Saturday's spent at OU football games, trips to the pumpkin patch, friends and family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving.

It's a feeling - deep in my soul - felt the moment Oklahoma is kissed by the first chill of fall.

Felt as I drive down Lindsey Street - the copper, mustard, and crimson leaves swirling against a backdrop of blue sky.






Pumpkin spice candles filling my house with a heavenly aroma, windows wide open letting the chill in, Saturdays watching college football, and big bowls of chicken pot pie.

Slow. Simple. Blessings.

And this fall, I'm looking forward to marking an item off my bucket list as we travel to New England to spend Thanksgiving with our dear friends.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine.

My favorite boots, a cozy sweater, and my camera, and I'll be ready to get lost in a New England autumn.

What's your favorite thing about Fall? What's your go-to Fall food?

Here's mine...I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.

Easy and Delicious Chicken Pot Pie
1 refrigerated pie crust
1 can of mixed veggies, drained
1 1/2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup cooked and shredded chicken 
salt and pepper to taste

Put one of the pie crusts in the bottom of a pie plate. Mix together the veggies, chicken, soup and salt and pepper and pour into crust. Top with remaining pie crust. Poke a few holes in the pie and bake for 45 minute at 350 degrees. ENJOY!

*** Meet Jennifer ***

Jennifer wants to bring hope to first-time mothers who aren't quite sure what they've gotten themselves into.

The author of Bringing Home the Missing Linck: A Journey of Faith to Family and Trucks, Tantrums, and Trusting Him: Confessions of a Boy Mom, Jennifer is passionate about adoption, orphan care, and encouraging others who are struggling with infertility.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and spent several years working as a reporter for The Oklahoman.

Jennifer squeezes in writing between diaper changes and dirty dishes. She’s unashamed of her addiction to Dr Pepper and loves anything related to a cupcake!

She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, John, and their son Jackson. She blogs about her faith, motherhood, and adoption at

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  1. Hi, Jennifer! It's so lovely to meet you and your adorable family! :)
    Fall is my favorite season, too!!! Some of my favorite things are changing colors and crunching leaves. I love that we can have the windows open to the cooler breezes.
    My favorite fall food is pumpkin seeds. :)
    Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Shelly -
    I love the cool, crisp, breezes, too! I'm hoping to open my windows Friday. It's only supposed to be 63 in Oklahoma. I can't wait! Happy Monday and thanks for participating in Get to Know You Monday!

  3. Jennifer, a pleasure to meet you and share this Monday with you! Lovely photos - your son is adorable! The one thing I love about fall is the changing colors. We don't get *seasons* much in Southern California, but when we moved to the mountains two years ago, I finally am surrounded by trees that change their foliage. Red and yellow and orange - get out the cider!!

    My favorite fall things: College football on Saturdays (me too!), pumpkin spice cappuccino, the *snap* of cold in the air, thunderstorms.


    1. Sharon -
      I'm so glad you'll get to enjoy the Fall colors! Thanks for sharing your favorite fall things today!

  4. It's good to meet you, Jennifer! I love your little "pooh" bear - so sweet :) I grew up in Vermont so for me Fall is about change. Here in south TX, the changes are more subtle, but if you look for them, you'll find them. I'm just thankful to have a change of season again after living in AZ for 17 years, lol! You will love New England! Have a great trip!!

    1. Thank you June! I am so excited about our trip!
      I'm a Texas girl, so I know that the seasons are quiet as drastic there.
      Thanks for sharing today....

  5. Hi Jennifer! My favorite thing(s) about Fall is leaves changing colors, cooler temps. and our Fall Festival.
    It's great to meet you and you have an adorable family.

    Hi Beth! Thanks for the book, bookmark & sweet note.
    It has been wonderful connecting with you!

  6. Michelle -
    Thank you so much! Happy Wednesday!


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