Saturday, September 05, 2009

Best Days of My Life - Part One

This is just a little peak into my life and a few of my happiest moments in it that I wanted to share with y'all. I will admit that I don't have photo proof of all of the best days of my life. But I do have some, thankfully. And of those some, here are a few. :)

Oh, and this is the first installment of the series. The second one will be coming soon!

Having a smashingly amazingly incredible time with the Hector family, Tiff, Mel, Caleb and Melinda! On our trip from TN to IL we stopped in Nashville (among a BUNCH of other places!) on our way home and got a picture in front of the Grand Ole Opry!! Unfortunately, the gift shop was closed. :(

At Hannah Candler's birthday party we are talking to a good friend over Skype! He's in Japan and we miss him a lot!

That same friend's going away party!
Tiff, Mel, Meli and I sang a Military song for him. :)

Actually, this is us McD kids putting away the Christmas tree. You see, it's a rather large fake tree and it's a foldable kind (as in the branches don't come off...they fold.) so it was kinda difficult to fit in the box. So we all sat on it. Fit pretty well after that.

Len, Meli and I on Easter Sunday 2009!

New Years Day! 12:00! We did a "To the New Year" toast. :)

Me and my dear parents at my 18th Surprise Birthday party!
It was such a beautiful surprise! Thank you.

My "twin" Becca and I! :) <3>

We took a walk in the rain. Garr, Peter and I were the only ones with sense enough to wear a hat. :P :)

Enjoying the crisp late winter air!
That was such a beautiful day!

What?! You might think! Is Jessica Kneeling before Melinda?!
I can safely tell you. No, I'm not. Well, I am. But only because we're practicing for a play. :D

Having a hilarious and wonderful time with the Hector family at a mall in Nashville! This is us in front of a shark. :D

Love this picture! This was taken after Church one Sunday at the Christian Center (where we used to meet for Church before we got a building)! Look at Becca. Cracks me up every time. :D

Twelfth Night! We celebrated it with the Riggenbach family! We made King Cake and wore costumes and everything! It was VERY fun!

When Christa, Daniel and Joshua came to visit us.

Tiff and I in Jamestown visiting for the Jamestown 400 event!

FAMILY 2008!

This one always makes me grin. :D I was "Santa" and everyone sat on my lap and opened their Christmas Eve gifts. :D

Visiting my Sis and her husband in Texas the day after Joshua was born! I was so glad to be able to be there!! <3>

In Chicago for the "Messiah" concert with some of the Sanfords, Ashton and Anna! The Erber family so kind hosted us and we had an AMAZING time and great memories were made!

Me, Mom, Mimi, Christa and Joshua!

On the train ride up to Chicago with Meli, Anna and Mel. We were FREEZING! :-)

Peach Pickin' with the Bandys!

Our two families were interviewed by the BBC for a large family program they're having! It was quite the experience!

My amazing grandmother took Tiff, Mel and I to Chicago for the day by train! It was SO wonderful! Not only did we get to spend rare time with her, but we got to go shopping, see the sights, and just laugh, talk and have a good time! Thank you, Mimi! Love you!

The Bandy's came over one night and we had a BLAST (as usual! :))!!

4th of July 2009! It was so much fun!

We sing at a nursing home once a month and afterward we get ice cream. We used to get it at this little place called "Pinky's". Here we are waiting for our ice cream to come out and being our usual goofy selves! :D

The CPC Presbytery meeting will always be remembered fondly. :)
In this picture are the Hector kids, Davis kids, Pickle kids and McDonald kids. :-)

New Years Eve 2007. This was taken in our "shop" which we converted into a ballroom (Christmas lights, sound system and all!)
This is some of the Sanfords, Candlers and us. :-)

Second installment coming soon! Have a blessed week y'all!

In Christ Alone,



abigaillorraine98 said...

I don't know what I was doing in the picture in the rain. Do headbands count as hats? **grin** I love the pics!


Miss Jen said...

Gorgeous.... *happy sigh*
What a beautiful life indeed!!!
So many happy moments.

Love~ Miss Jen

Ella said...

You look richly blessed, Jessica! That is all I can say.....unless I say that I am envious of some of your outfits =)

Tara Janelle said...

Great photos! Is the one of you kneeling before Melinda when you were practicing for the first Reformation Day play?

Kathryn Grace said...

I love your Jamestown outfit!! So very authentic looking.

I was going to ask the question Tara asked, but since she asked it, I won't. :-) Melinda looks so much younger in that picture! Speaking of Reformation Day, I am getting soooo excited...

Elissa said...

What FUN pictures!!! I really loved looking at them all! :) The day at y'alls house with the Hectors and Davises was wonderful! Watching Ever After, going to see Prince Caspian... y'all trying to get me to go on the zipline.... it was all SO much fun!!! :D :D


Miss and love you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!

Bailey said...

LOL! I cracked up at Santa Jessica. :D

I too am envious of your beautiful outfits. Of course, you *did* send me that invitation to be part of a fashion-e-lert group, but somebody dawdled to tell Mommy. ;) It's me own fault I'm a humbug. ((hugs))

The Editrix said...

Yay! A blog post! A couple of them, in fact! Nice to see you're still alive, Jessica. :P

Love and hugs,

Jean said...

How fun Jessica!! I'm honored that some of your "Best Days" have included us. I feel the same way about last May - what a fantastic time we all had!!

It was wonderful to see all the pics and all the people who share in your world. God is glorified in your life!!

Love & Blessings, Mrs.H

Hec @ 19 said...

Oooohh! This post got past me. These look like really great memories. You are going to have a huge collection by the time you are as old as me, but that will take a long time.

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Abby- I think they kinda do. ;)

Jen- Thank you!

Ella- I am. And it is so humbling.
Thank you...hehe. :D

Tara- Yup...that's what it was for! :D I still grin thinking about it! :D

Kathryn- Thank you! It's one of my favorite costumes!
Tell me about it! I'm excited too!! :D

Lis- I'm so glad that you enjoyed them!! I can't wait till I see you again...more pictures to be added to this collection! :) Miss and love you SOOOO much too!! *hugs*

Bailey- One of my favorite pictures! And my favorite Christmastime hats! :D *hugs back*

Elise- Yes! I'm alive!!! :D hehe. *hugs*

Mrs. H.- You and yours are definitely on my best days list!! I wouldn't trade those days spent with y'all for anything!! I miss you!! *love and hugs*

Mr. H.- I do hope I have many, many more happy memories such as these!! Though I don't think you're very old. :) I miss you!!