Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday # 3

We are back for another Wordless Wednesday... Check out other peoples pics at 5 Minutes for Mom.

I actually did not take this picture... I just edited it, it was taken by my wonderful MOM when she went on an Alaska Cruise!!!

Here is the original:

Some enhancements:

And of course.... B/W


Now I have my favorite... which do you like best???

Jessica

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Giveaway

Go check out Sera.... she has a giveaway going on for some much needed items.... ok I don't really NEED some Ghirardelli caramel chocolate squares, a caramel Fiber One bar, 2 Betty Crocker Mini Delights ... but they sound WONDERFUL... and I DO need a Tide to go mini.... plus she is HILARIOUS.... or maybe just someone who acutally feels my pain :)

Jessica

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Um....

I have been trying to do a Tribute Tuesday all day and I just can't bring myself to do one. There are some really good ones... so go check them out with Jay.

I am ok. Emma and John are wonderful. We have gotten into a really good routine. I recently started trying to lose weight and am on a really good track. I have a long way to go... but I have some short term goals that are keeping me on track.

I am really frustrated about some things and don't really know how to handle them... so I am doing the best thing I can(sarcasm).....IGNORE IT....however that has obviously caused me to ignore my blog... Just writing on this is frustrating me....anyway.... I should be back tomorrow with a WW post :)

Love ya!
Jessica

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tribute Tuesday!!

Time to join in with Jay for a Tuesday Tribute!!!



Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.


My Tribute today is to......
An amazing thing that can be wonderful and horrible in the same breath.


It can make you do stupid things, some you regret and some you are grateful for!!

I personally have done both... multiple times!!! :)

It makes people crazy!!!

Some people have it and don't want it.

Some people don't have it and want the wrong kind of it.

Some people have it and don't realize it until it is too late!!

Some people don't know what to do with it.

Some people are scared of it, while others are scared without it.

It is talked about by many, but understood by few!!

It is very diverse, always changing and always staying the same!!

It has many different elements and means different things to many people!!!

Some people try to buy it and others try to give it away.

It is thrown around and also held on to way too tightly.

Some people search their whole lives for it and never have it.

Some have it very young.

There is one place anyone who wants it could obtain the best kind of it for free....

What is it???

I am sure you could guess....

it is......

LOVE!!!

In honor of this wonderful thing, I received some beautiful flowers from my wonderful Hubby yesterday. I know Valentine's Day is not until Saturday, but he loves keeping me on my toes!!

I Receive Love from:

John, Emma, my mom, my dad, my friends, Dufus, John's family, my family and I try to give it back to them.

But the place I receive Love, completely free of anything, the purest most wonderful type of Love, is from....

My Father in Heaven

If you don't know Him, I recommend checking Him out!!

Love you guys!!!
Jessica

Friday, February 6, 2009

Peanut is.....

Still a PEANUT!!! :)

Ms. Emma went for her 9 month check up and let me say I CAN'T believe it has been 9 months!!!

She is doing so much and has gotten so big.... for HER!!!

Stats:
Birth- 5/1/08
6 lbs 9 oz
19 inches

9 Months- 02/05/09
16 lbs 9 oz (10 %)
26 inches (5-10%)

I love my little peanut and LOVE to see people's faces when I tell them how old my "little baby" is. Although she is getting a little tiny "pudgeyness" on her... which is very cute!!


Things she is doing/fun facts
- wears 6-9 month clothes (although she can still fit into some 3-6 and her coat is 12 mths)
- wears size 2 diapers and size 2 shoes (3-6 mths)!!!
- she isn't crawling yet, but trying really hard.... she HATES being on her tummy
- pulling herself up
- balances while holding onto objects (coffee table, chair, fingers, etc)
- trys to move her feet when you try and "walk" with her
- Eating table food and LOVING it!!! (especially Pasta House lasagna)
- loves her juice and can hold her own sippy cup!!!
- trys to self feed (mommy isn't excited about the mess)
- loves to eat her teething biscuits... again with the mess!!!
- still loving her baby food
- eating formula now :( I couldn't do it with the teeth
- 2+ teeth.... she has two I can see and a few more I know are coming
- she is a wonderful teether... just drools alot and suck/chews on her hand
- spits up a lot less
- saying momma and baba(bottle)- seems to know what each means
- waving byebye.... but to herself instead of who is leaving
- almost no seperation anxiety (when I leave her with other people)- unless she is sick, tired or hasn't seen me all day
- is spoiled rotten and HATES to be put down, unless you are down playing with her :)
- loves her jumperoo she got for Christmas and now EVERYTIME she hears music she starts to "bounce".... it is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!
- Loves her teachers (she gets sooo excited to see Ms. Rose)
- Loves playing with the kids at school... especially Sydnie (who was born 5/22/08... just a few days after her due date)
- Is a social butterfly...I wonder where she gets that from :)


Well that is what peanut is up to.... here are two pics of her(then and now).

Love
Jessica




Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #2

We are back for another Wordless Wednesday... Check out other peoples pics at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Here is a picture of Ms. Emma from a photo shoot we did in November for Christmas.

That is My first Christmas Dress.... I LOVE this picture!!!

(my idea, but my mom took the picture)


Love ya!
Jessica

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tribute Tuesday!

Time to join in with Jay for a Tuesday Tribute!!!



Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.



My Tribute today is to...... Teachers.


Emma goes to the same school John teaches at and as I was dropping her off the other day, I walked passed John's classroom and witnessed the most horrendous display of parenting. I know we all have faults and I am FAR from the perfect parent. But this little Brat, I am sorry there is NO other word for it, had her mother so wrapped around her finger.


I preceded to talk to John for a while and when I left, 20 minutes later, this child was still SCREAMING at her teacher. She had hit her, yelled at her, thrown things. I deal with frustrating people, but I can not imagine dealing with children everyday. The worst thing about all of this is the teachers can't do anything about it. They took her to the office, where she proceeded to scream at the principal and superintendent.


It is just amazing, these teachers get puked on, yelled at, kicked and all the parents say most of the time is:


1. Well he/she was just having a bad day.... or something along those lines


OR


2. They blame the teacher.... well you probably didn't handle him/her correctly.


Beyond that, teachers are completely underpaid and underappreciated.


These people have the opportunity to shape and mold the future. They are the ones teaching the future doctors, politicians, lawyers etc. how to read, write, what's wrong/right. They are some of the most wonderful people in the world and they do this because they love it!!!


So I am using today to say thank you to all the teachers in the world!! Also, to say don't give up, you are making a difference whether you know it or not!!! We love you and I know I wouldn't be were I am today without the help of some amazing teachers.


Love ya!!
Jessica



Monday, February 2, 2009

A Glimpse of The Father

We went to Fuel last night and Brandon did a wonderful job, as always sharing God's message. We have really enjoyed going to Fuel and have learned a ton. I am going to share something about Fuel so try and follow with me because there is a cool (well I think it is) story that goes along with it.

Last night's message was about living in the end times and how we see a glipse of the Future times in the Present times because we are in the end times. He talked about how the Jews understanding was that the Present time would end and the Future time would begin after the day of the Lord. Well God's plans are not the same as we think they should be. So we are living in the end times, which are basically the time after Jesus came until he comes again. This time is the in between times when we have both the good of Jesus in us and the Sin of man around us. So we battle daily with the good and the bad. I am not explaining it anywhere near as well as Brandon did and if you want a better understanding go to Fuel, they have all their sermons on the web.

It was really neat to understand why we have these amazing mountain top experiences where we see/feel/hear God and then these horrible valley experiences. So I have decided to look for and enjoy the mountain top experiences more and watch for God breaking through to us, and worry less about the valley experiences.

Well I got to enjoy a God break through in the middle of a valley. Last night Emma woke up at who knows what time and I was frustrated and told John just to go get her for me. From our bed, through our living room, you can see Emma's door, which was open because John was picking Emma up. Well I saw a glimpse of our Heavenly Father in the form of John. I didn't have my glasses on, so I am really not sure how, but I could see, through the darkness, my husband holding his little girl and rocking her back to sleep.

It was the most amazing thing to see and I really felt God was showing me how he feels about me(us). Anyway, I just felt the need to share that story and would love to have a picture of it, but I know no picture could do it justice. So I will leaving you with a picture of Peanut and her daddy and the first time he held her.

Love ya!!
Jessica