Thursday, November 26, 2009


 To my Darling "DH", Four AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL children and my Mom, Dad, brothers and sister:

I don't have a card, not even a note,
Just this little collection of words that I wrote
To tell you how lucky, how happy I am
To be living this life,  so simple yet GRAND.

To own a new home, and within these walls
There are footsteps, and voices, and welcome phone calls.
There is laughing, and giggling, even squealing at times,
There's of course banging and stomping, but there are still nursery ryhmes...

There are children who I still stare in awe of today
There's the sound of DH coming home...hooray!
There are two people who love me more than words could express-
My parents, two minutes away none the less.

There's a school that we love, just down the road,
There are pictures all over this warm, safe abode-
They all tell the story of the life that I live-
A gift that's so big, only God Himself can give.

How thankful I am, these words only start,
To convey all the love that I have in my heart
For my family, my friends, my blessings that touch
my heart and my soul...I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.   ~yeahshewroteit :)   By me :)

To all the rest of my family, friends, relatives, and all of my wonderful blogging friends, THANK YOU for being you.  I am so grateful for all of you and leave you with this AWESOME quote I found:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

Had to throw this one in there!   DH met PAULA DEEN last week!   LOVE HER.  LOVE her food.  Wonder what she's making today for dinner...YUMMERS!  



pinky said...

What a beautiful family, hope you all had a great day. That poem is something else!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Jessica you are AWESOME hun, I love it!!! Love the family photos, and you have such a beautiful family hun!!! Love your poem its perfect!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Kris said...

Aww Jess!!! what a really sweet note! i have chicken skin reading it! very lovely and alota heart! Thanks for sharing wonderful pictures of you and your family! Love is really in the air! wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! hugs, Kris

Naoual said...

Jess, that poem is beautiful beyond words. You really have a way with words, I love it and I'm sure your family loves it too.

You have a beautiful family, I love the picture of your sons walking hand in hand and your adorable daughters togheter, oh and that pic of your husband with little Ava is just tooo sweet!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving girl, you rock!

Big hugs, Naoual xx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Aww Jess, you poem is amazing, it brought a tear to my eye.
Love your family photos, the love just beams out from them all.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and Thank you for being my friend :)

~*Joni said...

Oh you are sooooo creative! I just love this poem Jessica and your pictures are sooo wonderful as a visual of all that you have been blessed with. Just beautiful! And wow for meeting Paula!! :D
Happy day to you too my dear, thank you for being a friend to me, I value your friendship toooooo!

Cindy Haffner said...

Jess you are very blessed, you have such a BEAUTIFUL Family. --I am blessed to have you as my Blogger and Design Team Friend. --Hugs to you and your family!!

Kim Nath said...

Your poem is beautiful and you have a wonderful family Jess, Happy Thanksgiving! I am so envious that your DH met Paula Deen, I love her!

Shesjetlagd said...

Truly beautiful poem and amazing pictures! Would you send me some, please?!
Yuvvo! Happy Thanksgiving!! So happy you can spend it with your whole family!

Heather Schlatter said...

Aw Jess this is so sweet love it!!! Glad to see some pictures!!!! Out her in Boone Dock Land where the nearest Wal-Mart is 90 miles away!!!!! LOL
The just got high speed a few months ago before that it was still dial up at 26 yep 26 I never dialed up slower than 56 when I got my first computer in 98 LOL!!!!

Elena said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, Jessica! I am so glad that i met you in Blogland! You are a very beautiful person with a very kind heart! And wow! You are not only a great crafter but a fabulous poet too!
Thank you so much for sharing your family pictures!

margie c said...

Awww, your so sweet!!!
What a beautiful family you have!

Hope you had a fun and blessed Thanksgiving :*)

~ margie

Cara said...

Jess, you have a beeeaaauuutiful family!! And Paula Deen, how fun!! Belated Thanksgiving wishes :o) Love your cards here!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Love these pictures Jess I saw them when we were at the farm and I had Marvin and his Mom come in so they could see pictures of your sweet family the kids are all so adorable Yep I think this group of kiddo's plus 3 more will be a lot for 2 O Pair's (Yep I know I spelled it wrong) but hey who cares we will be off having a wonderful time in another part of the world right?? We should just leave our Cell Phones at home and no see no hear no problem LOL!!!!

Nope I know both you and I could never do that we love our sweet kiddo's way to much!!!!


Lisa Hjulberg said...

Great pix!!! And what a hoot that your husband got to meet Paula!