Tuesday, September 11, 2007


WOW. It has been since the beginning of June that we have had an entry. SORRY! We have officially been living in Folsom, CA for three months. Exciting. Life is good.

So much has happened since then it is hard to know where to begin.

Preston, Terri, and Kellen came out from Rexburg a couple weeks ago! We had such a blast. We all traveled out to San Francisco to pick mom up from the airport and we had a great weekend. Thank goodness for family. I don't know where I would be without them. I loved watching the little boys play together. They are so cute. Kellen cracks me up. He has so much energy and he is smart. That can be one heck of a combination. I love him. I am so glad Dax has a cousin that is only five weeks older than him. They are going to be best buds growing up! They really like each other too! They were constantly playing with each other and passing their pacifiers back and forth...you should have seen it, hilarious.

Having my mom and family out here was definately a highlight of the summer. I miss my mom. I have no shame saying that either. I have realized since becoming officially and adult and now a mother...that I am so grateful for my mom. Moms sacrifice so much for their family, continually give their love, support, help, and strength to their families. My mom, in my opinion, is the best mom ever! Her example is priceless to me. I am grateful for all of the things she has taught me and continues to teach me. (my humble tribute to her) :)

Matt is doing well at his new job. He is working at Master's Team Mortgage. He really enjoys the people with whom he is associated with. He is finding his place out here, making goals, and trying hard to fulfill his dreams and aspirations for him and our family. I am grateful to have a husband who truly loves his family so much. He is such a great husband and dad. I "blessed" out!

Dax is just growing like crazy! I can't believe the last pictures posted were when he was seven months old. He is almost 10 1/2 months old now. Time is flying! I look at him every day and try to savor each moment with him. I can't believe he is mine. I love him so much. I love being a mom. He was sick last week with one wicked fever (well about 52 hours up and down). It was awful. He was miserable and it was so hard to watch him fight that bug. I am so grateful that he is well now. Hallelujia!

As for me, I am loving our new ward. I am in the YW as the Laurel advisor again. (this is the same calling in three wards) Pretty crazy, huh?!? I love it. I love the girls and the women I am serving with are awesome. I feel so so so blessed. I am also over personal progress and that is keeping me on my toes. If anyone has good advice how to get them motivated or inspired to finish and make it apart of their life----please don't hesitate to pass that information along. :)

I went to the Dentist last week.....I haven't been in four years....bad news....I have an abcess wisdom tooth. Yikes! I will be having oral surgery within the next 2 months or so. I am not thrilled. I knew that I should have had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was eighteen. I am definately kicking myself now.

Well.....I guess that is all for now. We will keep you posted on the latest and greatest new of our family. Pictures to follow soon! :)

Love, Jess (and family:)

1 comment:

one big happy family said...

Hey Jessica,
Good to hear you are doing so well. That's awesome about your calling in Young Womens. I am doing P.P. now instead of Beehive advisor. I just had all the leaders take turns displaying something they did for a 10 hour project on Sundays. They would just set up a side table to show the girls what to expect or do. Just an idea. Young Women in Excellence is coming up, we'll see if it motivated them or not!!! If you have ideas pass them this way also. I need all the help I can get! :) There is a good website called sugardoodle.net it has great ideas. Good luck with your teeth. An absess(sp?) sounds painful. I had my wisdom teeth pulled and it isn't that bad. Best wishes, Heidi

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