Friday, June 28, 2013

Averie Layne

Well, I have a great reason for being missing lately. We welcomed out baby girl on April 15! I will update with her birth story and all the details hopefully tomorrow. I was blessed to be able to go into the operating room with the birth mom. More details soon!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Lots to catch up on!

There has been lots going on in our little family! I will update with pics as soon as we get our computer set back up.
We moved into the new house December 10th. Never will I move during Christmas again! Not that I want to move again. :). It put me way behind on shopping and even just getting the house ready.
We also got word of an adoption! The baby GIRL ( Carley Allison) is due April 24th. We are praying hard that this adoption goes through. I will have to post about how God has worked in all of this. This baby already has an amazing story.
Hoping to totally redo my blog ASAP. Now with us living away from all of our family I really want to keep then updated.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Crok pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Hey everyone! I am linking up with Kelly and Crokpotalooza 2 today. I am obsessed with my crock pot lately. I love that I can just throw something in there and not have to worry about it. I also love using the crock pot this time of year for soup! We love taco soup! I didn't do the taco soup because there are already several variations up. I will do another family favorite. It is so easy. I made it last night and forgot to take pics so all of my pics will be coming from Pinterest. Sorry. Here is the recipe for BBQ pulled pork
Image is from The Girl Who Ate Everything. Get ready for the super long easy list BBQ pork 2lbs pork butt roast(I do larger so we have leftovers) 1 12 oz can of Rootbeer for every 2 lbs of meat 1 18 oz favorite bbq sauce for every 2 lbs of meat Place pork in crock pot and pour in rootbeer. Cook on low for 8 hours. Meat will fall apart as you take it out of the crock pot! Discard rootbeer and put pork back in crock pot. Pull meat apart with forks and mix in BBQ sauce. That's it! This is one of our favorites. Hope you enjoy it! Jessica

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Well the house is coming along great. I don't have any updated pics because they locked us out! HA! They put the cabinets in last Friday and then locked it up. I guess I should be grateful they protect our money. :) Sam came home Friday! It was a super quick trip though. Kinda made it hard for him to leave again. He has two more weeks in training. Of course, he is training in VEGAS. Um, hello. 6 weeks in VEGAS. He was ready to come home after week 2. We are thinking of switching Jake to a different school. He isn't happy because he wont be able to ride his bike to and from school everyday. I just want to make sure we are comfortable with where he is and in an environment that shares the same beliefs we do. Sorry no pics this post. I promise to be better with blogging and pics later this week. Have a blessed Friday! Jessica

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New soccer team

What a beautiful day! So beyond thankful for the cooler temps. It has been crazy hot here this week. I think it got up to 106 on Wednesday! Anyway, today was the start of the fall soccer season. Jake has played soccer since he was 4 and loves it! This year is very different though. Burleson is much more competitive than Texarkana was. They are even allowed to have goalies. Jake was picked to be a goalie this year! I have to admit that I think that is exactly where he needs to be!
It is so funny because he is always the biggest kid in his age group. Some of the other kids are scared he will run them over. It has only happened a few times! HA!
I am hoping to do some updating on my blog. I am trying to get better at keeping it updated and adding pic since we have moved away from our family :( I am loving Burleson and being in the DFW are though. If you know of people that are good at blog designing let me know! Have a great weekend. Get out and enjoy it! Jess

Thursday, September 6, 2012

First day of second grade!

Wahoo! Jake started second grade this year. He is by far the tallest kid in his class. He is kinda proud of that one.
I always forget to have Sam take my pic with him. Oh well, I am just glad I got Jake to pose for me! He has decided he shouldn't take pictures. He was willing to let me snap several different ones.
I had to keep myself from crying. This was a big deal for both of us. I have homeschooled Jake the last 3 years, so this was a big change on top of moving! We thought this would be a great way for Jake to meet new friends. Sam is just a typical guy that doesn't seem to get emotional about anything!
He has liked school so far. He is ahead of his group because of the stuff we have covered the last 3 years. He said he liked being the smartest. Ha. He will go to this school the full year, even after the new house is finished. I was wanting him to start at the school where we were building but they have new rules and he cant go until the house is finished. I think we will let him stay the full school year where he is at and transfer at the beginning of next year. I worried that being the new kid in the middle of the year would be rough. Once again, hubby said I worry to much!


We have walls! I didn't get to make it out to the new house yesterday so I was shocked to see what they had accomplished!
Jake was super excited to see the progress. We went right after school so the guys were still working. I wanted to go in and walk around! We did get to meet one of our neighbors and she has a son in the second grade as well. She said there were about 4 more boys either in second or close to second grade. Plus, there were several girls that age as well. She said there were tons of kids in the neighborhood! She said about 6 families got together Labor day weekend and had a huge water balloon fight. Sam and Jake will fit right in. Just wanted to do a quick update on the house. I still have to post Jake's first day of school!