Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
wake up walker from his nap.
have a picnic under the trampoline in the backyard
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
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Sunday, February 13, 2011
the girls loved them! they were/are so excited to show all of their friends.
i went in to addies school on friday for their valentine day party. i had a blast. we decorated bags for their mailboxes, frosted and decorated cookies, and passed out valentines. addie came up to me in the back of the class and put her arms around my neck and gave the longest smooch on my cheek. she had no worries about her friends seeing, and i adored it! i love helping out there. her teacher is great and they are learning so much.
anyway..... the girls found the safest place in the house to sort through all of addies loot.
on the top bunk... away from the candy monster... walker.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
i think she did a darn tootin good job.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
today was a great day!
i woke up early this morning. i prayed and read a scripture before the kids arose. im pretty sure thats what made my day great. i read a scripture that basically said, if we have faith, the Lord will give us mercy and will make us mighty in the things that he has called us to do. he has called me to be a mother. he is cheering me on in that calling. he knows what im going through. the knows what i want for my kids and he will make me mighty and strong to teach them the right ways and things that they should know, and he will help me.
i finished canning the chicken that my mother in law gave me. i have about 50 cans in the pantry waiting to be made into gravy, enchiladas, chicken salad and whatever else.
i also picked all of the lemons and oranges off our tree this morning. callie helped me for about 3 min. and then she was done. so we talked while i picked and just enjoyed the cool air and being outside. the smell of lemons filled the air with every pick. we ended up with 4 bags of lemons and 3 bags of oranges.
i love citrus. i LOVE fresh OJ. we made lemon ice cream for family home evening last night. we couldnt get enough, the kids had 3rds. it was great.
we went to the library today. i love library day. i love flipping through all of the rows and rows of books. i love getting home and sitting on the big chair with the girls and reading every single one of the books. just relaxing and reading stories. again... so great.
the children's quiet time is up and im back on duty.
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Friday, February 4, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
ive been to my dr since then, and everything is working itself out. this phase in my life is hard. you are probably going through this phase with me. the young children stage. there is no need to give a definition for the young children stage, you know what it is. ha!
i sat down at my computer late last night and found some resources that really gave me peace.
here were some of my favorites at the time.
Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God
Infinite Power of Hope
Come What May and Love It
i added some happy music to my side bar. i turn it on and dance around my kitchen with my kids. its great. feel free to do the same.
and to finish this post off, im going to share with you what is making me happy.
lets take it away folks!
+ when my precious baby boy wakes up and i can nuzzle his warm neck.
+ my long list of lemon recipes to try. our tree is bursting with the largest lemons you ever did see.
+ climbing into my bed at night with my heat pad and good book.
+ that addie can READ! she cant pick up a large book and start reading, but she can read the book Go Dogs, Go!, signs of stores when we are driving, and words on ads in the mail. i love it!
+ vintage clothing.
+ and goodnight kisses, eskimo and butterflies included.
ps. thank you for your kind thoughts. they really meant a lot to me.
Posted by Jessica at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
remember how i said yesterday that i will just wing it, and usually those are the best days?
well yesterday was not one of those days. it was awful.... to say the least.
ive been feeling a little out of sorts recently. ok... not a little... a lot. you know that feeling you get when everything just seems to be crashing down on you like waves. wave after wave and you are about to go under and drown in the sea. yes? i have struggled with anxiety a lot. i struggle feeling inadequate, guilty, insecure, unmotivated, impatient, and down right disliking myself. why?....i have no clue! i have so much to be grateful for. i have SO MUCH!
on a side note... i think my meds are wonky and i dont think im taking the right meds for me.
did i just throw that out there???
yes.... i take medication for depression and anxiety.
it was really hard for me to get to the dr. i felt that they would just say, "well, you have 3 young children and a husband with crazy schedule and everything else that life throws at people", and just send me on my way.
but, they sat down with me and asked me questions and believed me that something wasnt right and that something could be done. when i left the office i felt a sigh of relief, a burden lifted off my shoulders.
my family didnt have to suffer my crab face anymore. i could be "normal" again.
anyway... i could go on and on about this subject and about my story.
so, lets talk.
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