October 31st

Happy Halloween!
Happy 20th Birthday to my brother Aaron! Another year older and wiser! (Lets hope!)
Good Luck to my brother Evan in his football playoff game!

Whew it's a busy kind of day today!


Yes We Slept In Our Tent

For Christmas Jerrels awesome grandparents gave us a joint gift. Knowing we were getting married in May, had similar interests, and a need. They gave us a tent. But not just any tent. A tent that can sleep 10 comfortably, a tent that is also called a Vacation Home. But location, location, location, is vital when calling it a Vacation Home. In Maui, maybe we can go there. But here? Nah.

But between wedding, reception, morning sickness, work training, and changing of schedules. We didn't get our tent out and my Senor Smarty Pants was none too happy 'bout that. So he has been scoping out a weekend when he is off, and we are free to go "camping." Fall Break was his chance. I got home from school to find my 22 year old going on 10 year old husband putting the finishing touches on the "little" number.

And you know what? We blew up the air mattress. I dug out basically all our blankets. We put a comforter down on the mattress as well as flannel sheets. I layered the blankets on the mattress. We made hot apple cider and we bundled up. We found our way to our tent and talked for a bit in the 30 degree weather. Before long I was falling asleep in the crisp fall air and in true Jessica fashion as of late, I slept all night, like a rock. 

People have drove by and viewed part of the tent like structure in our backyard since the fence blocks  the rest of it. They have asked in bewilderment of what the heck is going on. After I tell them that Jerrel is living out there now, I explain that we camped out. They don't get it. They think he is crazy and I'm in the same league because I said yes. I said yes to sleeping in a tent at 22 weeks pregnant-which I don't really see as a card to play currently. I camped out because he was so excited about it. I camped out because he cooks for me, he makes me tea, he works so hard for us. I camped out because he asked me to. I camped out because it was fun!

And you know what, I'd do it again. Maybe not tonight...but sometime. Hopefully next time we can be at a lake or something. But if we only make it to the backyard for a while that'd be ok too. 



Sugar Bean

One of the secretaries at school had me try on a pair of jeans. She bought them way cheap for her daughter but they didn't work. 

No big deal, right? Not really blog worthy, right? Kinda wasting your time by reading this, right? 

Except these aren't normal jeans. They have this kind of tag.

For a reason.

So yes. Jerrel and I are welcoming a little human into our lives.

At the end of February-early March. Shocked?

Me too, somedays. But then I remember how babies are made. Yup. Married in May, Pregnant in June. Found out in July. Told our families in August. Let the rest of the world find out as they do. It's been a nice slow process. But I figured at 20 weeks I could probably put it on the blog. Avoid making my Sugar Bean have a complex someday.

"MA why didn't you announce my coming to the world?!" OOPS.

So here's my pregnancy announcement.
Praise Him through all blessings flow!

The pants work wonderfully by the way. I knew you were wondering. 



Second Grade Lovies

"You're the best teacher in the whole world."

"I love your dress."

"I think rural living is the best way to live."
"I agree, I totally agree." 

"You look really pretty today."

"Can you give this yarn to Mrs. Gregory?" 
"Yes I can give this yarn to Mrs. Gregory."
Mrs. Gregory was sitting in her desk RIGHT next to me. 

"I would live in a rural area because then I wouldn't have to live by the train tracks. IT SUCKS. I can't sleep." 
"I'm sorry. Let's not say sucks." 

"What's your real name?" 
"That is such a nice name."

Have a beautiful weekend friends. Enjoy some fall weather.