Annabelle’s End of Year Gymnastics Demonstration

by Jessica 12 June 2015 Annabelle

And then on Wednesday, Annabelle had her end of the year gymnastics demonstration.  For the first time all year, parents were invited to sit on a gymnastics practice to see what their children had been learning at practice.  We got to see our girls work on the bars, the mat, and the balance beams.  And [...]

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Levi’s Last Soccer Game

by Jessica 12 June 2015 Humor

This time of year seems to be full of lots of lasts.  The first of the bunch was Levi’s last soccer game for the season and Matt’s last game as his coach.   Personally I got to see the first game, a game at mid-season, and Levi’s last game since his games were always held [...]

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Interview with Levi (about his mom)

by Jessica 6 June 2015 Family

1. What is something mom always says to you?  Sometimes she says no.2. What makes mom happy?   My laugh.3. What makes mom sad?  When me and Annabelle are sad.4. How does your mom make you laugh?  Saying funny things.5. What was your mom like as a child?  She was like Barbie.6. How old is [...]

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Interview with Annabelle (about her mom)

by Jessica 6 June 2015 Annabelle

1. What is something mom always says to you?  You’re a sweety pie. 2. What makes mom happy?  When the house is not messy. 3. What makes mom sad?  When her children are sad. 4. How does your mom make you laugh?  By making jokes. 5. What was your mom like as a child?  Sweet. [...]

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England

by Jessica 6 August 2014 Annabelle

  So did I mention we went to England? We started in London.  We visited Westminster Abbey, the Eye of London, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (and of course the Peter Pan statue for Levi), Buckingham Palace (the tour and the changing of the guards), lots of [...]

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Jackson’s Birthday Party

by Jessica 29 June 2014 Family

Yesterday was my nephew Jackson’s birthday party.  He just turned 8. This is the face he made when I first tried to take his picture.  Stinker. Everyone enjoyed the pool. Including Grandpa (aka Mr. Raudnebush) and the adorable baby Adam. Katelyn was having fun in the pool too with her mama. Levi was trying to [...]

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Phinn’s Birthday

by Jessica 29 June 2014 Family

This past Sunday was Phinn’s 1st birthday.   We know this because that is what Lucky Dog told us.  Of course we also know that Phinn is a Dachshund Pointer mix because that is what Lucky Dog told us.  Look at him.  Does he look like a Dachshund?  Or a Pointer? What we can pretty [...]

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Siesta Key 2014

by Jessica 30 April 2014 Annabelle

  We’re home from Siesta Key.  Darn.  It was fun, relaxing and I didn’t want to come home.  So many good memories made on this trip. We started the week out at Disney but I’m still waiting on those photos–thanks to my mom’s point and shoot, we captured so many great moments. Anyway, once we [...]

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The Naked Truth: A Review

by Jessica 31 March 2014 Marriage

It’s been a little while since I’ve reviewed a book over here, but I just got in a book that I think is worthwhile for those who frequent this blog and lots of other people too (so send your friends over, would you?).  I usually cover books and blogs about parenting, yoga and exercise, photography, [...]

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Sydney’s Home!

by Jessica 11 March 2014 Annabelle

This week we had a surprise visit from our nanny Sydney, who just came home for spring break from her college in South Carolina.   It was a complete surprise for the kids, as Sydney asked us to promise not to tell them.  They’ve been asking for her, and we’ve been face timing with her [...]

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