I have a hall light again!!

So, ok, we moved into our house in July 2009. About two months after we moved in, we seemed to have a lightbulb go out in our hallway. Well, at the time, Tom tried to change the lightbulb, but it still wouldn't work to turn on the light! We decided the switch must be bad... well for 2 1/2 years we have dealt with not having a hallway light. Not terribly bad, just annoying.

Anyway, well, this weekend, Tom and I have been busy! Saturday, we ran to Sam's Club with my kid brother and his girlfriend so they could see if it would be worth it if they got a membership. We love our membership. Then, we went to my parents' house to hang out with them and my sis and her kids. Had a good time, but we were definitely beat by the end of the night.

Then, we came home. I spent some time on my laptop and then we went to bed.
Today, we woke up kind of early. Then, we started on some cleaning. We did the kitchen, front room, living room, hall way and our bed room. Well, then Tom had a great idea to try and replace our hallway light switch! It worked!!! I'm so excited!! I was the happiest I've been in FOREVER. over a stupid light coming on!!

It was crazy. I'm just really happy!!

Now, Tom, and I are watching SEPERATE movies haha. He's watching Resident Evil on the xbox, and I'm watching "A Cinderella Story" on the netflix... we're such nerds!!

Anyway, I'm outta here. I've got pics to post later. Talk to you later!

<3 Jess


This picture is worth a 1000 million words!

This Picture is Worth 1000 Million Words...

We truly take a lot for granted. Forget the football "heroes" and movie "stars". Pass this on so that all may know the price of freedom

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,

Jesus Christ and the American Soldier

One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

How can you NOT PASS this along, we all send dozens of jokes


3's of Me!!

I thought this was super cute!! Copy and paste and change the answers if you'd like!!

<3 Jessica

Just a little about me ... Read on ... 3's About Me

Three Names I have been called
1. Jessica
2. Jess
3. Sweetie

Three Jobs I have had in my life: ONLY 3
1. ATA Testing Rep
2. Assistant Manager for Arby's
3. Sales Associate for Walmart
Three Places I have lived: ONLY
1. Conway, AR
2. Bryant, AR
3. Shannon Hills, AR

Three TV Shows that I watch: ONLY 3 Again
1. House
2. Heroes
3. Chuck
Three Places I Have Been:
1. Austin, TX
2. Nashville, TN
3. Branson, MO
Three People That Email Me Regularly:
1. Marti
2. Tom
3. KC

Three Of My Favorite Foods:

1. Bread
2. Fajitas
3. Lobster Tail

Three Things I Am Looking Forward To:

1. Being a Mommy one day
2. Buying a new car
3. finishing our back patio


Mother's Day

I just posted on my Facebook page that I probably won't be online tomorrow...

Gunna try and keep myself busy all day...

For those who don't know, this should have been my first Mother's Day. But, it's not...
One day.
Just not today.

Anyway, it's going to be a really rough day for me, but I wanted everyone to know I with them a wonderful and happy Mother's Day.

We are starting the day at Tom's mom's house and then taking her to lunch. We'll probably hang out for a while, then we're heading to my parent's house in the afternoon/evening time to spend time with my own mom. Should be cool.

Anyway, I love you all. Enjoy your Mother's Day!!

<3 Jess


The Bucket List

The Bucket List.

Hit forward and place an (x) by all the things you've done and remove
the (x) from the ones you have not. Then post it, and either email it to me, or post it on your blog or journal and link me to it!

This is for your entire life!

()Been to

)Been on a cruise

(X)Been on a blind date

(X) Skipped school

( ) Watched someone die

) Been to Canada

( ) Been to

( ) Been to

(X) Been on a plane

( ) Climbed a lighthouse

( ) Swam in the ocean

(X) Cried yourself to sleep

( ) Seen the Cherry Blossoms in Washington , D.C.

(X) Played cops and robber.

( ) Flown a plane

( ) Owned a boat

( ) Watched grandchildren grow

(X) Recently colored with crayons

( ) Been to the
Kentucky Derby

( ) Been to
Key West

( ) Been to a rodeo -

(X) Sang Karaoke

(X) Paid for a meal with coins only?

(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

(X) Made prank phone calls

( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose

(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue

( ) Danced in the rain

(X) Written a
letter to Santa Claus

(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe

(X) Watched the sunrise with someone

( ) Seen the green flash at sunset ?

(X) Blown bubbles

(X) Gone ice-skating

(X) Gone to the movies

( ) Owned a convertible

1. Any nickname? Jess, Sweetie

2. Body Piercing? Ears, twice

3. How much do you love your job? pretty good.

4. Birthplace : Little Rock, AR

5. Ever been to Hawaii? No

6. Ever been to Africa ? No

7. Ever eaten just cookies for dinner? Yes

8. Ever steal any traffic sign? No

9. Ever been in a car accident? Yes

10. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door

11. Favorite number? 9

12. Favorite movie? Star Dust & What Dreams May Come

13. Favorite holiday? Christmas

14. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake

15. Favorite food? US Pizza Co Salad

16. Favorite day of the week?Thursday - also known as Friday Eve

17. Favorite brand of body wash?Japanese Cherry Blossom by Bath and Body Works

18. Favorite smell?Japanese Cherry Blossom

19. How do you relax? Scrapbooking, paper crafts, playing on the internet, hanging out with Tom

20. How do you see yourself in 10 years? hopefully with children

21. Furthest Place you will send this message? uhhh... not sending it... I'm posting it on my blog

22. Who will respond to this the fastest? respond?? I'm posting the damn thing

23. Favorite sound? Tom's heartbeat or breathing while he's asleep, TJ laughing, Hearing Tom say "I love you, Jessica"


Toad Suck Daze Washout and too much sleep!!

So, this weekend, Tom and I went to Conway. Well, we had not visited our "other mom" in a long time. So we went to her house first on Saturday. That was a lot of fun, we were able to catch up a lot. We also gave mom a "pre-used" camera. it was the camera I have used for the past like 5 years. It took graduation photos, wedding pictures, photos our house when we bought it. It was actually a lot harder to give up than I thought it would be. But Tom bought me m insanely nice Nikon D60 and the older camera (which is a Nikon CoolPix - one of the first ones) wasn't getting used like I knew it could be. This way, while Mom is in California in June, she can take pictures of back home to bring to Kandi and the rest of the family.

Well, it rained ALL day saturday, and my dumb butt was in shorts... Bit I figured, even if it WAS raining it was supposed to be like 75 degrees. Perfect shorts weather... yeah... not so much... If I was outside, I was wet and cold from the rain, if I was inside, I was damp and cold from people running the a/c. Oh well. Because of the rain, Conway City Council decided that it wasn't safe for kids and families to be outside at Toad Suck Daze. So it was cancelled. Completely. For the ENTIRE DAY!! Which really sucked, because that was what we were going to be doing for the day! oh well! So we hung out at mom's, then went to Kandi's, then went running around Conway shopping. Then, went back to Chik-Filet for lunch... now you have to understand... to me, everything at Chik-Filet tastes like chicken livers... but, we each got a Grilled Chicken salad and they were really good! Then, we headed to Tom's mom's house to drop off a late birthday gift. We had put together a little basket of things she'll need for her yard sale: tags, stickers, and a cash box! We also made a coupon good for one free weekend of our help (for the yard sale). We didn't stick around long. She had a lot of people over, and I just wanted to get out of my wet clothes. Well, rather than doing THAT we wound up back at Kandi and Joey's. Kandi decided she wanted to go skating. So off we went. Kandi's youngest asked me if I would help her skate and so I said sure, well Joey wound up helping her:
Joey said he can't skate, so he doesn't. haha!

Well, then I talked Tom into skating... which was SUPER cute!! I upgraded my skates to roller blades, but the blades at the skate rink weren't great so I only got a couple of laps in before my ankles were killing me. Here is a pic of me and Tom skating. Doesn't he look really sneaky? After skating we went back to Mom's house, and Kandi and Joey had invited us to dinner, so he grilled brautwersts that were KILLER!! They were fantastic! Then, Bubba (kandi's middle brother) brought out this toy, it's Guitar Hero!! But you clip it onto your belt, and it plays the song as you strum the guitar pick! It was totally cute!!(quick note about the pic above: The shorts I'm wearing, I haven't worn in TWO YEARS because I couldn't fit in them... look how slim my legs look??? I love the results of our diet, even if I don't like the diet itself!!)
After that, Tom and I went back to Kandi and Joey's and decided to watch a movie, then we headed home.

We got to bed around 1:30 in the morning... we didn't wake up until about 1:15 in the afternoon!! haha! It was hilarious! I cannot believe I wasted an entire morning like that... Oh well.

We went to Sam's Club, then to my parent's house, and then i played some Harry Potter on the XBox. Now I'm letting Tom play his Prince of Persia game, then we're heading to bed....

I might get some scrapping done now!! Who knows!!

<3 Jessica


If today was your last day...


So, I'm listening to If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickleback. Very good song. Anyways, so it got me to thinking about what I would do if today was my last day...

First, I'd wake up super early in the morning (make the day longer y'know). Watch the sunrise with my love. Then, meet up with my friends for a breakfast all the pancakes, french toast, waffles, bacon, eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy... milk, coffee, orange juice, chocolate milk... the works!

Then, we'd all go to the park and swing... Remember swinging on a swing set? The wind in your face, your hair blowing CRAZY. We might even do the see-saw. I'd let all my friends take whatever photos they wanted to, ask me any questions they felt like they wanted answered.

After the park, Tom and I would go for a ride on a great motorcycle. Out into the middle of nowhere. We'd park the bike and just walk hand in hand. We'd talk about all the great memories we had, there would be no tears.

After our ride, Tom and I would gather all of our family together. We'd just sit and talk. I'd ask them to never forget the times we had. I'd ask them to help Tom through this time. We'd talk about how we all were together for our graduation, and our wedding. We'd talk about how far we'd all come and how amazing our lives were because of each other. No harsh words, no speeches on how people could have done this better, or gotten certain places faster. We'd never mention all the places we'd never been, just the places we enjoyed.

Then, we'd have a great big family dinner - with everyone sharing the same kitchen and smiling. We'd talk about the time I "burned" the water. We'd laugh and joke about how we did things differently, but always seemed to get to the same end. I'd praise all of our family members on things they have accomplished, and hopefully push them towards their goals as their lives continue on. We'd hug, we'd smile, there would be tears here. There's no real stopping it. I'd ask my parents to never push Tom out of their lives, not even when he found another to spend his life with. I'd tell them to not worry about me. I'd see them soon enough in the here-after.

After I'd said goodbye to my family, Tom and I would come home. This would be the hardest part. Telling Tom how much he really means to me, and how much I would miss him until we were together again. I'd ask him to not push away my family when they tried to help him. I'd tell him to not create a shrine for me. If there were things he wanted to keep of mine, he should - but to get rid of the rest. We'd sit together and smile about the times we had. We'd cry about the times we should have had. We'd laugh about the times that didn't work out just right. We'd be silent - but a good silent. We'd walk hand in hand into our bed room and lay down, snuggled together so tight we'd think the world had halted all around us. Imagining for one minute, that it wasn't the end. Praying together that things would be ok for both of us. Somewhere in there, we'd fall asleep.

[This is probably the hardest thing I've ever written in my entire life. Not so much because of what was written, but all the things that couldn't fit into words... It's amazing all the things I would want to say to my friends, my family, and Tom that I just couldn't get to come out of my head. I know I would want all of my friends and family, and Tom too, to be happy, to know that I wasn't in any pain, but jeez... I think it would awkward.

Anyway, well that was really depressing at the end. It really does scare me, to think that one day I'll have to say goodbye to Tom, or he would have to say goodbye to me. It seems so hard. I never want that day to come. I always stole a line from Winnie the Pooh:

"If you live to be 100, I'd only want to live for 100 minus 1 day. So I'd never live with a day with out you."

I love my life, sure there are things I'd change, but if I found out I was done tomorrow... I think I'd be pretty happy with how I lived, the friends I've made, the love of my life. He really is my soul mate... I never thought he could (for use of a really cheesy line) complete me the way he does. I could hope that if I do pass before Tom, he would able to find someone to share the rest of his life with. So that he wouldn't be too sad. Ok, enough of this sad stuff... Time to go to something fun... and kiss my husband for good measure... Just because we aren't "planning" on either one of us being gone any time soon - sometimes you just don't know.

I love you, Tom. You are my soul mate. You are my best friend. If I lost everything and everyone in the world, I know I'd be ok... because I have you. I really hope you don't read this... because it's really depressing haha! I love my friends and my family...

(PS. If there are typos, please don't mention them, I can't even reread this thing... I can't make it through it again! Sorry!!)

Love, Jessica]