Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Jen is here to share her take on March’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Take a Break.

I’ve loved everyone’s take on the Relax prompt this month! We actually have a joke in my family that we’re not good at relaxing. Like that one time we tried to relax by the pool after a swim…

April 2016 Storyteller by Just Jaimee

Journaling reads- We went swimming today and tried to lay in the sun to dry off, but we couldn’t even sit out there ten minutes before our eyeballs started bubbling from the heat. I guess we didn’t get the sun worshipper gene

I say we’re not good at relaxing, but what I really mean is “We’re not good at relaxing in hot sunny places” (the pool, the beach, etc.) However, we are experts at relaxing in a dimly lit living room with the AC on.

April 2016 Storyteller by Just Jaimee

Journaling reads- For the past few years, our lives have swerved between extremes of busy-ness and rest. There is not much in between time. We are both very quiet homebodies by nature, but after a couple of months of r&r at home, we get “itchy feet” and need to go find an adventure. We’ll start looking at each other and saying “We’re so boring!”. Then we start looking through photos of the things we’ve done that year and realize we’ve actually done a lot of things! And we look and look through pictures of our adventures. Then we get tired from all that looking and need to go take a nap on the couch in front of the TV watching NCIS reruns….

Credits for both pages- Just Jaimee April 2016 Storyteller

How do you relax? Do you love fresh air and sunshine, or do you require a more temperature controlled environment? We’d love to see your take on the Relax prompt!

Jen Johnson is originally from Nashville, but ran away to South Florida to marry a boy she met on the Internet. She has always been a memory keeper, but never realized it until she discovered digital scrapbooking in 2009. Now she loves to document her life in SoFlo with her husband, stepson, and cat, cleverly named Miss Kitty. Her biggest scrapbook is the “All About Jen” book. She worries that might sound narcissistic, but who else is more qualified to tell her story? She loves to travel, read, eat good food, and watch bad TV. She has a blog, hclappy scraps, where she writes about digiscrapping, minimalist Project Life, (step)motherhood, and her search for that ever-elusive “healthy lifestyle” everyone talks about. She says Y’all and Yonder a lot, loves run-on sentences, and finds it a bit awkward talking about herself in third person.