Saturday, November 03, 2007

Be Back Soon!

My Dear Readers,

I am writing to inform you that I am taking a three month sabbatical from the Internet (you can be praying for me). That means no posts or emails for three months from Yours Truly. Those of you who still want to contact me can do so via snail mail. If you don't have my address, just email my MOM and request it. Thanks y'all, and be sure to check back in three months January 25, 2008.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Birthday!

When someone mentions my sister, Christa, a few things come to mind: sister, friend, child of God. So many years of sisterly companionship have passed - we've laughed together and cried together; we've sung crazy songs together-laughing as we sang. We've cleaned together, donning bleach-stained aprons, armed with endust and windex. We've fought and forgiven each other while tears ran down our cheeks.

We've attended weddings together - admiring the bride and looking forward to the day when we too would meet the man of our dreams. I watched, with misty eyes, as she walked down the aisle on my father's arm. I remember her smiling at her knight in shining armor, the man who awaited his beloved bride, my precious sister. I recently rejoiced with her as we discovered she's expecting a baby boy! I've prayed in the peaceful times when I think of her, my sister and friend. I miss her so much!

I pray that on this, her 23rd birthday, that she will experience the joy and wonder of Christ Jesus. That she will be blessed beyond measure now and in the years to come!

Happy Birthday Christa! I love you!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Raising Maidens of Virtue Tea

Last night was the last "Raising Maidens of Virtue" meeting! For the event we had a delightful Tea/Dinner. Pictures Below! :)

Most of the girls that came. :)

Melinda, Adrianna, Susanna, Lily and I in our Historical Garb! :)

Three sisters played violins and piano! Beautiful!!

Mom's enjoying the music.

Tiff, Melissa and I performing our Sulfa (or 'Salsa' as mom fondly calls it. We kindly informed her that she would have to get David to dance that for her...roflol!)

Whitney Creath played her harp for us all! It was gorgeous!

Abigail and Grace performed "When He Cometh"

Mrs. King and Annie. Looking oh so lovely!!

The little girls watched from the balcony! :D

Sorry, had to put the above up. Emma's face is to die for. :D

Some of the young ladies gathered for a photo. And *horror of horrors* what is Emil doing in the background??!! roflol! :D

Monday, October 08, 2007

Much Anticipated Answer....

The much-anticipated answer to "Embrace Yablo"!!!

First of all....
Winners of the Autographed Photo:
Lily R.
Nathan D.

Anyway, for the answer. I guess to figure it out you'll have to go HERE. That should explain it all.
And please, don't eat while you watch. You might choke. It's TOO funny!! :D

Tell me what you think. And watch the other videos too. :)

P.S I'll put up the photos from Life Chain Sunday soon!

Saturday, October 06, 2007


Last night we had an incredible evening of dancing!! We are soooo grateful to the Riggenbach's for driving us out there!!(Thanks y'all!! And the conversation in the car was GREAT! LOL!)
A bunch of families from church showed up and we learned a ton of new dances!! At the end of the evening we ended up with a lively Virginia Reel (of course! Who goes to a dance and doesn't partake in the Virginia Reel? :D) and somehow we just had Providence people in our set. It was pretty neat! :D
All in all, it was a delightful evening and we can't wait to do it again! :D Unfortunately, we took the camera but didn't have time to get photos (I believe Tiff got one of Garrison and David doing the Polka together though...scary! You might check it out! )! Though I believe Ashton got quite a few photos, and hopefully he'll put them up soon! :)

Cheerio, jessica

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Random Picture of the Week

Embrace Yablo!
(Oh look! They even embraced Yablo back in Jamestown! What d'ya know?! hehe)

Whoever can guess what that phrase is from gets an autographed picture of myself. C'mon, Y'all, speak up! This is the chance of a lifetime! :D

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

*Happy* Birthday Emma!!

Guess who turned 5 today? Our little Emma Katherine!

How time flies! It seems like just yesterday that Emma was a chubby little toddler taking her first steps. But now she's a little girl full of joy, energy, and adventure.
Instead of rattles and teething toys, she runs and plays outside with Caleb, Abigail, and Grace, looking for adventure and...horses. Yes, if you know anything about Emma, you know that she is nuts about horses! And not just any must be Trigger. Yup, Roy Rogers' horse. You might also know that she is so full of imagination, energy, and enthusiasm that she doesn't know what to do with it all. You might walk into the living room and find her crawling on all fours with William behind her doing the same.

"What are y'all doing?" You might ask.
"We're playing horses." She'll reply.
"Horses." William echoes.
"I'm Trigger." She explains.
"I'm Black Booty (Beauty)." William adds, as they continue with their neighing and galloping. :)

Emma is such a little joy and it seems so absolutely impossible that she's growing up so fast! Happy 5th Birthday, Em!! I love you!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tanners Orchard

We spent a delightful day at Tanner Orchard today! When we first arrived we grabbed a quick lunch and then headed over to the fun! :)
Here are some photos of the day:

William riding the "horse":)

Emma pretending she's in a Roy Rogers show riding Trigger! :D

Grace on the pony!

Abby on the pony!

Caleb took William on the Barrel Train and William had a delightful time! Here he is waving goodbye to us! *wipes tear*

If you look closely, you'll notice Abby waving frantically at Tiff, Dad and I. Cute! :)

Caleb and Dad, sitting back and enjoying the *warm* breeze! :)

You never realized I was THAT short, now did you? :D

Dad and Emma! *smile*

My goodness, my sweet little sibs were turned into....ANIMALS?! Gracious, we can't take them home like that....think of the neighbors!! (lol. You'd have to have seen Peter Pan to get that last part! hehe)

Our charming little...ahem...goat...I guess?! lol.

Emma on...(well, she insists...)....trigger! :D

Abigail driving the "train". :)

William and Em! :)

Emma...looking like a doll!

William, Our *Little Prince* :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Melinda, Josiah, Sierra, Lenna, Lily and I + Sugar + late at night = CRAZY FUN! :D

And we have pictures to prove it! And video, but THAT isn't showable! *grin* Okay, so some of the photos turned out a little *ahem* embarrassing, so I cannot reveal them all, but here's a few so that you get the idea. :)

Melinda, Myself and Sierra! :)

Lily, Melinda, Sierra and I! :)

The whole crazy group! :D Josiah, Sierra, Lenna, Lily, myself and Melinda! :)

Don't let the above picture creep you out! We're not REALLY headless! :D lol.

Last of all...the most embarrassing of all! :D Lily (i love the look on your face!), Melinda, Myself, Sierra, Josiah and Lenna's being held by us! :D lol.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Today is the birthday of a very special person...

I remember the day we found out that Caleb was a boy. Mom went in for an ultra sound and I waited, eager to hear the news. I wanted a little sister, of course. What six year old girl doesn't? :) When my mom came home and told me, "We're having a sweet baby boy," I burst into tears!

But my tears didn't last long. The day Caleb was born I was brought into the hospital room and saw him for the first time, I knew he was just what I had wanted. I didn't care if he was a boy or not-he was a baby! And I decided he was the cutest baby ever and nothing would ever change that.
He's not a baby anymore, that' s for sure. He plays paintball, takes the garbage, mows the lawn, shoots guns, plays football....he is a "boy" now. Time flies by so fast, it's so hard to believe that my "baby" brother is now eleven years old and completly 100% boy! No longer is he the chubby baby he once was-now he's my protector-brother-my knight-in-shining armor (in training).