This moment…


{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
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This moment…

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
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If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ over at SouleMama for all to find and see.

Hey Y’all…My Accent Post

So I was inspired by Jen Shaw @ www.jenbshaw.com to do an accent post. I’m probably not the best example of an Alabama accent, but it’s always cool to see regional differences. 🙂 Also, I’m proof that not all Alabamians speak like we are portrayed in the movies ;).

Anywho, this is my first vlog post, so please don’t hate on me. I don’t typically put myself in front of a camera, so I never realized that I make the weirdest facial expressions when I speak. lol

Ok, so the deal is you say the list of words below then answer the list of questions:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

And then answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?
So here you go, please excuse the bedroom, I was trying to get away from Adam and Scarlett since they were being so loud. They still managed to make themselves heard.

Check out Jen’s post here and post your own video to share with her!

This Moment…

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
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If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ over at SouleMama for all to find and see.

Happy and Head Down…

For most that don’t know, I had a c-section with my first daughter because she was stubborn and decided not to turn head down. She was breech until the end, they checked her the morning of my scheduled c-section (at 39 weeks 2 days) and she was STILL head up. She’s also still stubborn to this day, so I like to think she was just giving us a peek at her personality.

So this little peanut isn’t really so little anymore, AND she is head down. I know exciting right?? Ok, so I’m a little scared. I know what to expect with a c-section, I’ve never actually given birth naturally before. We are letting her progress and decide when she wants to make her appearance on her own. That is as long as she decides to come before 40 weeks.

Now it’s a waiting game. I’m actually really excited. No really, I am. I felt like I was robbed of Scarlett’s whole birth experience since we had to go with a c/s. I did get to hear her first cry and see her right after, but then the whisked her away and I stayed in recovery for an hour. No skin to skin, no breastfeeding right away. I’m also excited that my mom gets to be there this time. She and Adam were to be my support people, which didn’t quite work out since I could only have one person in the OR with me.

So I’ll be keeping you updated. Mom and I are still working on nursery furniture. My mother-in-law is coming over this weekend to help put the finishing touches on Scarlett’s new big girl room. I’m frantically trying to finish up a big project at work. So life is pretty much like it always is, always something going on, and life just keeps going on around us. 🙂

Hope everyone is having a great week.

♥ Jess

This Moment…

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
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Baby Shower

Last weekend my Aunt and Cousin threw me a baby shower. Technically I guess I should call it a Baby Sprinkle to be proper, since this is my second child that it also a girl. As you can imagine I still have a lot of things left over (or that I’m still using) from Scarlett. Mom and I went through 5 or 6 boxes of clothes 6 months through 18 months. This chick had a lot of clothes!! So Savannah now has two 20 gallon bins of clothes. I sold all of the 3 months and under that I had before we found out we were pregnant.
Anywho, we received a lot of cute clothes. Mostly NB to 3 months, thank goodness. We got to eat great food and spend time with the lovely ladies, that are near and dear to us. 

Everything was delicious!
Scarlett of course received some presents too!
She decided that she liked one of the blankets we received too much to let Savannah have it.
She had a grand time putting her babies to sleep. 🙂

Of course we didn’t really get any other pictures of anyone else. Scarlett was the life of the party! Adam did take a couple of S and I after we got home.

Please excuse the awful lighting!
Sweet baby girl. She was done taking pictures at this point. She just wanted to play!
Everything turned out amazing, and we have a wonderful time! Big thank you to Kim and Holley for all the work they put in!

Can’t wait to Baby Savannah to get here now!!

Jess ♥

Grief…

Today is June 6th. Just any regular old day, nothing special about it.

Except it is special. It’s Will’s birthday. Today he would have been 26 years old.

It’s been almost 2 years since my cousin left this world. There are still days when I feel like I should call him up or stop by his house to see him. Drop in just to get one of his big bear hugs, and find out how he’s doing.

But I can’t…he’s gone. A young life cut so short.

I still feel guilty. I should have called him more. I should have let him know that I was here, and that I loved him and that everything would eventually be ok.

If you love someone, tell them every chance you get. Tell them until you’re blue in the face. Scream it from the mountain tops.

You never know what internal battles someone is fighting. Be there for the people you love. Call them just to say Hi. Drop in for a quick visit. Tell them you LOVE them. You never know when it might save someone’s life.

I didn’t mean for today’s post to be such a downer. Sometimes grief hits you like a ton of bricks, when you least expect it.

I love you Will. I hope you are at peace, and that we meet again on the other side.

Jess

This Moment…

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
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If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ over at SouleMama for all to find and see.