Meet Jessica!

So glad you've stopped on over to our family blog.

My name is Jessica.
 I've been married for over 14 years to my high school sweetie.
We have three little ones that keep me happy. And busy.

In the fourteen years we've been married, we've lived in five homes.
We've also lived in three states- Arkansas, Michigan, and now out west in Colorado.

My husband is an engineer with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and his career keeps life exciting.
I am an "early" retired 5th grade teacher. I taught Reading and Writing for six years before staying home full time.
Being home has been my most favorite career-
I love keeping home, cooking, and finding adventures in our own backyard!

When I'm not stirring a soup pot, changing a dirty diaper, or working on phonics flash cards-
you might find me painting, scrap booking, making Christmas cards, resalvaging old furniture, or party planning.

My camera is always charged and around my neck.
Photojournaling my family is my heartbeat.

We are always on the hunt for a bit of mountain magic.

From the south, to the north in Detroit, to the wild, wild west....
I like to say that we're just a little bit of "Southern Flair" breathing lots of "Mountain Air!"


  1. Dear Jessica,

    My name is Jenny Franklin. I work with; my job is to search blogs such as yours for individuals who put a great deal of effort into making their kids birthdays extra special.

    I am writing you because of your post on Henry's 1st birthday party. I absolutely love the creativity that you put into the party. On behalf of I would like to award you the "Best Decorations" badge. I absolutely loved the Henry Ford theme and all of your party hats. So adorable!

    Anyway, we are only giving a select few awards for the efforts placed into giving an exceptional party. We don't give out the badge code until or If you are wanting to accept the award, I will need a response expressing that you are interested in displaying the Best Decorations award. At that time I will send you the award. We are also in the process of creating a specific webpage for the winners where your site will be featured.

    I hope you will accept this badge. Once again great work on your blog! If you have any questions, comments, or are wanting your work to be recognized for the efforts you placed into the birthday party, please feel free to get in touch with me. I would love to hear back from you!

    Here is my email:

  2. I read your blog for so
    Many years and have often wondered how you are doing. I found you!!!!!