“Jen and Jenn’s” friendship began around the time they were eight years old, on the car rides to CCD at St. John Neumann Church, which Jenn P. dreaded with a passion. (Yes, riding with Jen L. was the only fun part of CCD.) In elementary school they quickly became the dynamic duo and remained so despite spending the majority of high school and college in different places. A teacher in high school once told them during a class debate that they had absolutely no valid points, but they were so convincing that people believed them. Jen has also been known to *literally* kick people in the butt for being mean to Jenn. Now that’s friendship!
Jenny isn’t exactly sure when she met Amanda but it’s probably safe to assume it was shortly after she was born- probably about 5 minutes after she arrived home from the hospital. She feels as if Amanda and the Hartman family are solely responsible for all the extracurricular activities she ever participated in, as Amanda and Jenny spent many days (weeks, years?) swimming and playing soccer together, as well vacationing together and making up very cool dances on the side. Stay tuned for some amazing dance moves at the wedding! Line dancing is their specialty!
Fate and nothing more brought Jenny and Amy together. The two were randomly placed together as freshman roommates at JMU and life would never be the same again. At first they seemed to be polar opposites, but no roommates were better suited for each other. Their friendship only grew as Amy jet-setted around the world living on three different continents since college graduation. Amy has taught Jenny much about life, including the importance of a good Jack Handy quote, the deliciousness of cookie dough in the microwave, and how to make an awesome music mix!
Jenny’s friendship with Chrissy began over two common passions: swimming and JMU. The two met junior year through club swimming when Chrissy began dating Will (they are now married!), a friend of Jenny’s from high school. Jenny and Chrissy were roommates for several years post-college while they enjoyed a two year stint in Fairfax. Chrissy was kind enough to listen in detail to the ins and outs of Jenny’s experience in nursing school (and goodness knows there were a lot of stories!). They can usually be found shopping, playing with Chrissy’s puppy, dancing in the living room, wine tasting, and watching chick flicks.
Katie and Jenny met through yet another huge part of Jenny’s life: band! Jenny met Katie in 7th grade and they played in the band together for 9 years from Franklin Middle, to Oakton High, to the James Madison MRDS. They have done a great deal of traveling together from Myrtle Beach to Orlando to Canada to Ireland and Germany. They were ironically placed in the same freshman dorm at JMU where they would frequently pow-wow and marvel at college life. Katie is Jenny’s favorite Irish woman- the seemingly quiet type with a witty comment at just the right moment!