her first haircut

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I'm a bit sentimental, so when it came to finally cutting my 3.5 year old's hair, it was hard for me. I had waited so long, and her hair was pretty stringy and just needed a trim so badly. So, I gave in and scheduled her an appointment. She's always a little timid about new things, so I was worried it would be a disaster, but it went surprisingly well! We had a great girls outing and she was begging for days to go back and get another haircut! Tips for a successful first haircut: Build … [Read more...]

oh happy {mon}day

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Happy Monday sweet friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I can't thank you guys enough for the outpouring of love and encouragement you showed me after I was so vulnerable last week. It's been your kind words, the incredible encouragement of so many friends and family and my husbands patience that has gotten me through this last week. Oh, and grace. Lots and lots of grace. Some exciting news today! Over at The Influence Network blog, they are announcing the workshops that will … [Read more...]

jessi’s third birthday

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I'm always a bit of a birthday over-doer. As a planner, it's kinda hard not to be. I love planning and throwing parties for my kids, but it's getting more difficult as we seem to keep having babies every other month. We made the decision to have big 1st & 2nd parties, and then start doing big parties only on their even years (4,6,8,etc.). Since we were going to have a 4 week old on her birthday, I knew I wouldn't have the energy to put into her party like I always do. But a few days … [Read more...]

she is three.

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Today my baby is three. The girl that made me a mama. The one that stubbornly wouldn't come into the world on her own and made me wait 42 weeks. The one that fell in love with her daddy from day one. The same girl that looks just like me and her personality is so crazy familiar to my own. We butt heads and have a blast together. We will fight our way through the teen years and then she will become my best friend all over again. I pray every day that God uses her type A personality for … [Read more...]

how did that happen?

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How did three years fly by THAT fast? This time in 2010, I was hugely pregnant with my first baby. I was totally unsure of what was ahead for us, and clueless about how my world was about to be completely rocked. The last 3 years have been incredible. Life changing. Extremely difficult. Rewarding. Wonderful. I've been a little emotional this week over my first born. The sweet baby that made me a mommy. She is growing up so fast, and blowing my mind with how brilliant, beautiful and … [Read more...]

through their eyes {a letter to my girls}

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My sweet girls, Sometimes I wish I could see the world through your eyes. Jess, those hazel eyes that light up when Daddy walks in a room and the way you react when you try something new. Zo, those baby blues that squeal with delight over a kitty or a baby. But mostly, your innocence. You don't understand true heartbreak. I want to see the world through a filter of joy and newness. The way you see it.   The way you squeal with delight over a cookie. How a slide is a giant … [Read more...]

#coffeedate friday – jessi vlogs

Happy Friday friends!! I've been super busy planning for an Oklahoma Blogger Meet Up (yay!!!) that's happening tonight, so I didn't have time to do a vlog.  I'm thrilled we are be teaming up with The Vintage Pearl, Pinkitzel & Passionfruit Ads to host this event. We will do a bunch of awesome giveaways, get to know each other better and eat yummy cupcakes. I might eat a few cupcakes. Yum. I'll share all about it on Monday! Anywho. So I'm linking up with Alissa & Nat today for Coffee … [Read more...]

sisters

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They are really starting to play together. And fight. And love each other. And fight some more. They play games. They make believe together. They chase and kiss and hug and tackle. It's so fun to watch them enjoy each other and start learning how to really share. Share their time and love with Mommy & Daddy. Everything I dreamed of when having sisters. I'm so thankful for them and how close they will be.  I cherish these tiny moments of joy, and know that in 30 seconds they will both … [Read more...]

two and a half

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Wow, I can't believe we are already halfway through 2. SIX months until this little princess turns 3. And a princess she is. She makes sure we know that about 87.4 million times a day. Which is pretty stinking adorable. I'm loving this age!! Watching her vocabulary explode and learning new things every day. She's a really fantastic kid. It's been a interesting transition for her as baby sis turns into a toddler, but she's doing great. Not a fan of sharing all the time, but she will get there. … [Read more...]

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