Friday, December 15, 2017

Brace Face: Tray 25

I'm not going to post any more pictures until the end. Frankly, I'm sick of looking at my teeth, and I'm sure you all are, too.

This week I got a call that my dentist is moving practices. She called me from her personal cell phone to let me know, and that I can stay with her and move to her new practice, or I can stick with my current office and just find a new dentist. I thought about it, and decided to stick with her. It took me enough courage to just start this process in the first place, so I want to stick with someone who knows me and knows my history. Not to mention, I love that she hijacked my number and called me from her personal phone to let me know what was going on.

Tonight I will switch to Tray 26. So close to the finish line!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Holiday card

I had an amazing 2017. Let me show you.

Missy, Ryan, Natalie and I took a long weekend and explored Oklahoma City.

All of my siblings were actually together for Father's Day. This may never happen again. Also, not sure when I got so short.

Missy and I spent a lot of time hiking.

I spent a lot of summer nights at Stir Cove.

I spent 4th of July weekend camping with Nick's family.

This Dysfunctional Family took a day and explored all the hidden gems of Omaha.

I actually said yes and went tubing down the ElkHorn River. And I didn't drown!

I met Chris Young, then turned 37 the next day.

I was THIS CLOSE to Rob Thomas. 

I went and spend a week with Juana and John.

Leslie had a baby boy.

Katie had a baby boy.

I finally got to dress up as a mime.

I spent Friendsgiving with these lovely people.

2017 was a good year, but there were a few things that have made it a pretty difficult year. I've lost some sleep worrying about other people's actions and feelings. I constantly have to remind myself that I can only control my actions and feelings, and I want people in my life to know they are cared for. 

Other highlights of the year:
  • I started Invisalign braces and will finish in January.
  • I went to the eye doctor and my lasik surgery from six years ago is still sticking and I have perfect vision.
  • I am still at Clarkson College and enjoying my job.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Brace Face: Tray 24

I know y'all are sick of my teeth. I am too.

I started Tray 25 last night. I went to the dentist this week, and we started talking about the bridges getting done. It's going to be a million dollars, and we are switching dental insurance providers at work so we can't be for sure yet exactly how close to a million dollars it will be. So I will know more about that after the new year, I guess. I may have to stretch those out, since I am all on my own paying for this business. Sometimes I wish I had a husband to help with this kind of shiv. Also, my "check tire pressure" light keeps coming on in my car, so it would be nice to have a husband for that, too. 

But I digress. As of right now, my dentist is still thinking I won't need additional trays, so I am scheduled to get all buttons taken off on Tuesday, January 16th. Then I will get molds taken for retainers.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Brace Face: Tray 23

Again, I've been on Tray 24 for a few days but I just realized I forgot to do a write up about Tray 23.

I'm very happy with how things are looking! I am very excited to get the buttons taken off my teeth after I am done with the trays. They don't hurt and are really not noticeable by me, but I want to feel my teeth without them again.

I get a lot of compliments on my teeth these days! I highly recommend this journey to anyone who is self conscience about their teeth.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving came and went. The food was good, the football sucked and I'm ready to tackle these remaining 19 days of work left in 2017.

Alex thinking he won at Tenzi (he did not). 

2017 edition of the Wilson Christmas Lights

Anytime Nicole asks "Who will sit with Quinn and try to get her to nap?" I scream dibs.

Monday, November 20, 2017


This blog has been lame lately. I'm sorry. I just don't feel like updating it. So here is a quick Jen update:

  • I went to see Murder on the Orient Express yesterday, and I could not keep my eyes open. I wasn't that tired, so I think it was just the fact that the movie was so boring, which is highly disappointing.
  • All I have been doing on my weekends is helping my dad with Christmas lights. I've donated all my November weekends to him, but I still don't feel like I've contributed much.
  • Yesterday was my grandparents 62nd wedding anniversary. I love how my grandma still giggles at my grandpa when he's being ridiculous (which is often). 
  • We're off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, and I cannot wait.
  • I get like a real, legit Christmas break this year. I'm off December 22nd through January something (I think we come back on the 3rd?) I am SO EXCITED. I'm going to sleep in every day.