Nine. And why the Internet is awesome.

Nine years ago I was in law school. Finishing up my last semester and getting ready to graduate. I had never really thought about having kids, I was never one of those girls who romanticized the idea of being a mom and having kids. But something hit me and I knew. After three years of … Continue reading

New Music Wednesday

Ok it’s been a while since I told you about new music. I’ve not had much going on since I told you about how awesome Mary Lambert was and how I loved Colbie Caillat’s song “Try.” So I’ve got 2 new albums for you and a couple of singles. **** Ok so let’s start with The … Continue reading

Yes, Ava, There is A Santa Claus

Ava will be 9 in just 2 weeks. I’m not even sure how, but she will. I’m fighting an uphill battle to ensure she still believes in Santa. She’s already put me on notice that lots of kids at her school do not believe in Santa. We discussed it on the way home one day. My … Continue reading


It’s that time again. Time to get together with friends (and family) to celebrate and give thanks for all of our blessings. My favorite holiday of the year. For us, we celebrate “Friendsgiving” because we don’t have family in town. Neither do our friends. So a group of families and our kids all get together … Continue reading

Thank You.

Thank You.

Monday Ava had her first choir concert. She was nervous and excited.  Needless to say we all rushed and got our last minute standing room only places after hurrying through the long line of security at the front office. It was all about the concert when I put it on my calendar.  Yes, it was … Continue reading

Random Jess- October version

Oh what a couple of weeks it’s been. Meetings and school stuff and strep and colds. Gah. So here’s the random stuff I’m so good at. At least, I think I am. Jess likes food. Consider this a lesson in Texas food. This top pic is how my office does employee appreciation. Pulled pork sandwiches … Continue reading

NFL Go Pink? Pass

Cancer awareness hits close to home for me. October is the biggest cancer awareness campaign of the year as we go pink for breast cancer awareness. After my mom died, I was living in Dallas, the headquarters of Susan G. Komen, an organization for breast cancer research, outreach and advocacy, and decided to run the Susan … Continue reading

Daisy Crazy

I love my job. I get to go to the State Fair of Texas every year for work. I get to interact with new people and see new things (and of course eat amazingly delicious food, like the Fried Sweet which is an exceptionally wonderful pie that is 3 pies in one–buttermilk, peach and pecan). … Continue reading

Go Green-Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), so I’m going green–the awareness color of mental illness. To be honest, I didn’t know MIAW existed until I saw this picture posted to Notre Dame’s Instagram account.  Notre Dame has illuminated their iconic campus mural green this week to raise awareness for MIAW (in addition to … Continue reading