Dear April 2019,
April, oh April, you are my favorite month and you know why! You are filled with beautiful weather, my babies first birthday, and oh yeah… My 34th birthday this year. We had so much fun closing up spring soccer and taking a break from the busy spring sports season. BUT, most importantly April brought gratitude. We are so thankful for Easter – He has risen indeed!
May, I can already tell that you are going to fly by! Looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer break. NOT looking forward to the scorching heat around the corner, but oh well, bring on the summer!
:: Our Month in 9 Squares – April 2019 ::
Dear December 2018,
You were the best!!! Christmas time is always the best time, but now that we are a family of 5… Everything was better than ever! We filled the month with family holiday functions and made sure the girls knew the real reason for the season – Jesus – Love came down! From live nativities to Santa, we did it all and made so many wonderful memories along the way. The best part of the month had to be our first Christmas Vacation and it was one we will never forget. Getting away to cold weather and indulging in Christmas spirit made this Christmas season our best yet! And it was so much fun watching Kensie enjoy her first Christmas! Thank you December 2018 for a month we adored.
We are so excited for 2019 and a new January of family-fun!
:: Our Month in 9 Squares – December 2018 ::
Dear November 2018,
What a great month!
You were a month filled with gratefulness, thankfulness, and the reminder of kindness. November, we filled you up with great moments and treasured times… Mainly Kensie’s first cross-country adventure and our hubby/wife trip to Washington D.C. DC was beyond words – FABULOUS! We also celebrated daddy’s birthday, Thanksgiving, our first girl-only STAYcation slumber party and Christmas came early this year with decorating the house and setting up the tree.
November you were good to us, but we are so excited for Christmas and the holiday month of December! Bring on Jesus’ BIRTHDAY!!!
:: Our Month in 9 Squares – November 2018 ::
Dear July 2017,
You were a very toasty month for us in AZ so we enjoyed our California beach getaway. You were also a month filled with milestone moments for our first born. She got her first haircut, started Kindergarten and celebrated her fifth birthday! So many sweet and bittersweet moments. Our littlest one started dance and it has become a highlight of each week. There is something so cute about a 2 year old fluttering around in a leotard and tutu.
We have so much to be thankful for and looking back at these 9 photos is such a great reminder to be present and enjoy every minute. #feelingblessed
August, my only hope is that you bring more monsoon weather and of course more FUN!!!
:: Our Month in 9 Squares – July 2017 ::
My baby is two so you know what that means – PARTY time!
Since we did the big first birthday party, we decided to scale back this year and just celebrate with a few close family members. But, just because it is a small party doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a festive theme and cute decorative touches! I decided to hit up Target (one of my favorite spots) for all of the birthday decor and as usual I found more than enough goodies.
My SWEET girl recently turned FOUR, and she requested an Ice Cream Sundae Bar Party to celebrate her birthday with her preschool friends. It was a fun, delicious, and easy to pull off kind of party – PERFECT!
:: Here’s the SCOOP on how to throw the perfect Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Party ::
Today my sweet little girl turns the big FOUR! She is silly and yet dramatic, corky and yet meticulous, cautious and yet full of life! I call her well-rounded. My husband calls her confusing, ha! No matter what we call her, we both agree she makes every day a joyful one and I can’t believe she is such a big girl now.
Paisley Joy, you are such a delight to be around, and I am so thankful to call you mine. I adore that you aspire to be amazing everyday and that you love your family more than words can even express. You are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the out, and I’m beyond thankful for you: my little mini-me and my best buddy!
Today is my birthday and I am turning thirty… plus 1 year, YAY! I am not one to obsess on turning another year older. To me, age is just a number. What matters to me is looking back at what I have done with that number and being thankful and proud of my time spent here on earth. I have been married for almost 8 years, I have 2 little girls under the age of 4 and a very happy home… this is what makes me cherish each passing year. I want to look back and think that my time has been well spent (relevant). What a shame it would be to look back one day and realize that I didn’t make an impact, or that I succeeded in many things, but that none of them mattered, or to realize that I hoarded God’s blessings and didn’t share them with others.
I know what you are thinking; “Jenna… you are turning 31”, and you are right. But it is never too early, or too late, to start working on positive progress in our lives. This article is all about the things we should be doing to improve life choices, use of time, and help prepare us for our future… yes please! Today, on this milestone day in my life, I wanted to focus in on these important things and make a change! Do you want to take that step with me?