life with..

FOUR.. all FOUR under 6.5 adorable and would not/ could not imagine life without them.. but FOUR little people to shape and mold into whatever the Lord has for them… such a HUGE job! Today no expection.. well expect life got in the way:)

*wake up shower 7:00 (me)

*kids are STRAVING!!!!! 7:30

*Nurse and pump chickadee 8:00

*School (1st grade, Pre K, Pre pre pre k:) 8:30

school.. i love that they lay like this on their own!!

school.. i love that they lay like this on their own!!

*cant find diaper bag, assume in the car 10:00

*go to library for story time (LOVE our library) 10:30

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*plan to go to CFA with a friend  (12:00)

*Nurse Chickadee again (12:05)

sweet girl..almost 3 months

sweet girl..almost 3 months

*arrive unload kids and pull out stroller 12:30

*TAKE everyone potty.. sister pee’s her pants WHILE going on the potty..change 12:35

*go order..forgot wallet- no $$ – used all the gift cards and good coupons :(.. THANK THE LORD for good friends  12:50

*sit eat

*decide to go home 1:55

*cant find keys..

*FIND THEM IN THE VAN STILL RUNNING..2:00

*pick up recently filled dr. pepper to head home.. DROP SAID DR PEPPER… sign-

*go to car no pull ups.. put a size 1 on my 2 year old… (EEK)

it is now 2:05…

*head home… YEP life is more fun and adventurous with 4!!!

the four amazing blessing that call me mom!

the four amazing blessing that call me mom!

And now we rest for naptime.. dear i hold my breath:)

~jessica

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Our Cowboy turns 4

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4 years ago on Feb 20th our 2nd child was born.. he was everything we could dream… our little boy who loves fully and laughs with his entire body while enjoying all things cowboy..So for his 4th birthday he requested a ‘rodeo show’ party.. (if you follow my blog you will know this was also his experience for Christmas.. he received a day filled with horse riding and a full ‘rodeo show’ experience.. He loved it so much tha tis what he wanted to share with his friends..:)

Here was his invite (created by me)

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All his little buddies and family were invited to attend the ‘show’… Then came day of … here is a glimpse of the day!

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the cowboy

the cowboy

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the table

the table

low cost decor:)

low cost decor:)

the amazing cake

the amazing cake

the fire pit

the fire pit

superman made 'marshmallow shooters" for all the cowboys

superman made ‘marshmallow shooters” for all the cowboys

turning 4!

turning 4!

superman made 'marshmallow shooters" for all the cowboys

superman made ‘marshmallow shooters” for all the cowboys

eating dinner cowpoke style

eating dinner cowpoke style

the view from the yard!

the view from the yard!

big brother!

big brother!

little sis

little sis

all our friends!

all our friends!

Then we topped the night off with a movie under the stars.. Little birthday boys favorite movie.. Grand Champion! (amazing movie if you have not seen it!!)

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So ends the night with a very happy boy who’s face might hurt tomorrow due to all the smiling.. and at bedtime tonight he mentioned he wanted the same party next year.. soo as a mother i consider a success! Happy birthday sweet boy! i love you!
~mommy

the ice/snow day

I live in Ga with my babies and hubby and although i grew up in Florida (LOVE MY WARM weather) I have come to love and enjoy the *seasons here in GA. But this year has given me a run for my $$. Two weeks ago we had a winter storm that was drastic for most of my area.. people stuck in cars for upward of 12 hours, children sleeping on school buses overnight.. just plain crazy… My family (SO BLESSED) were all home and able to enjoy the white fluffy stuff.. and I happily packed all the snow gear and pulled out the light clothes .. aka.. short sleeves and then

WHAM.. 

We are hit with ice and snow again.. today…

awaiting the storm everyone is worried about.. everyone but sweet Chickadee

awaiting the storm everyone is worried about.. everyone but sweet Chickadee

Superman went to work yesterday as normal.. I washed clothes and prepared for yucky weather today.. I even had friends go to Walmart and say they had NO milk..(who drinks milk when it is snowing??? not us..Im more of an Oreo kinda girl…) just saying…..

We begin gathering and ‘preparing’ for the worst…

stocking up water.. you should see our master bath tub...

stocking up water.. you should see our master bath tub…

Then woke up today and this is how our day unfolded…

Kent Academy in Full Swing.. No snow day here

Kent Academy in Full Swing.. No snow day here

Family IPAD time

Family IPAD time

brownie yummies!

brownie yummies!

A few of what was happening outside our walls… first rain.. (ALOT OF rain) then sleet… this sounds soooo neat.. then snow.. back to sleet…

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Then i took a picture of the same tree from this morning to this afternoon.. This is the craziness of ice… it makes it scary:(

8:00am

8:00am

 

4:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall the day was nice.. full of banana bread making, brownie tasting.. snugglin’.. IPAD time… and weather watching.. not to mention 3 full meals with my family.. talking and laughing (and to be real some acting out and punishments:(..) but in general i love my time with my family!!..

 

UH.. but I am FOR SURE ready for summer.. really i take spring:)

~jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to the Greatest..

Today some 77 years ago an amazing woman was born on a small farm as the eldest of 4 children  in Wisconsin.

She grew up and married her best friend and raised their 3 sons in Florida. She became a grandma really young and loved her

9 grandkids like crazy. Traveling is her joy wither it is cruising or going on bus trips she is adventurous.. as well as very clean! She looks forward to her 5 great grands visiting

her every summer and having Girl time with her oldest two grand daughters. She is my Grandma, who loves Oreos, m&m’s and anything peanut butter. She loves to bake ‘your’ special treat and cant get enough of Disney World. Today we celebrate HER .. Love YOU grandma!!!

Her best friend

Her best friend

1/3 of her family

1/3 of her family

My  siblings and her

My siblings and her

summer fun

summer fun

Her wedding dress remade into a dedication gown that all her great grand daughters will wear

Her wedding dress remade into a dedication gown that all her great grand daughters will wear

fun times

fun times

the great grands

the great grands

 

I love you Grandma! You mean the world to me and the rest of your family! XOXO

I love you Grandma! You mean the world to me and the rest of your family! XOXO

We pray you have a fantastic day!

Love you

~Jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

First day of February

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February came just off a snowy day before and we welcomed it with a bit more warmth!

Yes it was a saturday but due to Chickadee's birth we have a lot to catch up on:)

Yes it was a saturday but due to Chickadee’s birth we have a lot to catch up on:)

sweet girl 4 days shy of 2 months old

sweet girl 4 days shy of 2 months old

uh.. a work in progress!

uh.. a work in progress!

the coolest gift ever (for my 31 birthday)

the coolest gift ever (for my 31 birthday)

used this to break "taco's" fever

used this to break “taco’s” fever

CHEESE!

CHEESE!

naptime = mommy works!

naptime = mommy works!

FINALLY able to play in the 'fort house' (tutorial to come!)

FINALLY able to play in the ‘fort house’ (tutorial to come!)

checking out the mail

checking out the mail

welcoming daddy home

welcoming daddy home

not to be forgotten!

not to be forgotten!

my view..uh bliss!

my view..uh bliss!

much need date night with my sweet friends

much need date night with my sweet friends

 

Soo although this a late post (by two day’s) it is up!:)

~Jessica