Friday, January 18, 2013

{I'm back...}

So it's been a while since I last posted & for good reason.  Christmas came & went in our house.  It was as wonderful as we thought it would be.  Landry loved all her gifts but especially those left by Santa! The tree & all the decorations came down the day after Christmas.  As much as I love Christmas I am always ready to see it go too.

Our new year started with our sweet girl running a fever that wouldn't go away no matter what we did. She ended up developing a horrible couch, tons of congestion & runny nose.  The final diagnosis was a severe double ear infection.  She took her last dose of antibiotic today & seems to be feeling so much better!  Now my husband is sick.... That's the way it seems to go in our house though.  

I've been super busy painting furniture trying to restock my booth since it was pretty wiped out after the holidays.  Keeping up with a sick baby & a business isn't for the weak at heart.  I'm learning so much on this journey & although some of it is extremely challenging it's all rewarding in the end.  

It's hard to believe that 2013 is already here.  I can't believe that this year I'll be married for 7 years, turn 36, celebrate our oldest daughter's 7th birthday in Heaven and celebrate our youngest daughter's 2nd birthday.  It's surreal at how fast life goes by.  This year we are taking time to slow down & enjoy the small moments as a family.  Losing a child can help ground you.  Our journey with our daughter Parker has always led us back to our faith that God has chose a path for our family that we should embrace during the good & bad moments.  

Over the next few weeks I'm going to get real with our plans for our relationship with God, our family, our businesses & this blog.  I've never made this blog a priority.  It was started as a form of therapy for me when we found out our daughter was sick & eventually just turned into a forum for my small DIY projects around our old new to us home.  I'm hoping to change that this year.  Share more of our projects, our farm, our family.  

We really do live a life we don't deserve and I hope that in all I do I make my God proud.  

Hope all of you have an amazing weekend!  Stay warm if you are in the middle of the snow that is slowly making its way to us!


  1. Hi Jessica! I am a new follower. I actually stumbled across your blog last week after it snowed here. I posted a pic on instagram of our snow and labeled it #southernsnow. I looked thru other pics with that label and found one of your pics from a cottonfield. That's how I found you. I haven't had a chance to look over your blog. I had no idea that you lost a child. I am so very sorry. I love how you plan to work on your relationship with God. It is my number one goal for this year. I joined a bible study and am reading "The One Year Chronological Bible". Sending prayers your way for a great year. Look forward to getting to know you!

  2. Ahh, love it! Happy 2013 to a lovely person! :)