hi, i'm jess!

I'm a work-at-home mama, an Air Force wife, a woman consumed with wanderlust, a foodie who loves cooking up something scrumptious, and a morning person driven by that first cup of coffee. I'm so happy you're here! Learn More
  • I asked her what she was thinking about as she peered out the window, and she said, “Splashing in those puddles ☔️.” Oh, to be five and a half again. What are you dreaming about today?
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I loved the quick 30 minutes I had alone with my oldest before school yesterday. We traipsed around target, and then stoped for a (warm) hot coco (for her) and a coffee ☕️ (for me). It’s so hard to find peace in the chaos with three kids, but these random one-on-one little dates are becoming my favorite.
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  • So long, high chair. Welcome to the big leagues, little man.
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While we still can’t just sit down and enjoy a meal (because 2.7 seconds after I took this, Logan started running laps behind all of us at our booth), it sure is nice to be moving into another stage of life with my favorite people.
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  • My girls know that naps are the way to my heart...even if nap time happens in the middle of Target 🎯
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My middle one thought this was the coolest chair EVER, so we had to all sit in it. Then my oldest said we HAD to take a picture, and wouldn’t it be SO funny if we were pretending to sleep 🤣?
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She couldn’t stop laughing (hence why her face is nestled in my armpit). But my youngest there? I had to nudge her and ask if she actually fell asleep! #likemotherlikedaughter
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@target, thanks for the comfy chair and impromptu snuggle time with my girls.
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  • 😁 What made you happy today?
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This morning I ran 🏃‍♀️for 8 minutes without stopping (crazy for someone who HATES running. I crossed things off my to-do list ✔️, I broke in my new planner more 🗓, I poured out some words into new posts 💻, and I drank this delicious 🍎 apple cider from one of my favorite coffee shops.
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Productive days make me happy 😊
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  • 💕 A ribbon fell off her bike, and she ran over and begged me to come look at what shape it made when it fell. I’m glad I said yes and followed her 💕
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I’ve decided to slow down this year and try to cherish these little people who call me Mama. It’s not easy, and I’m already a week in, but I’m trying to get into the habit of putting down my phone and saying, “yes.”
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  • Flashback to that time we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge 🌉 not once, but twice on our #disneycruise!
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I’m sharing all about it on the blog with more pictures 📸 and videos 🎥.
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Going under and hearing the classic @disneycruiseline horn “toot” in the afternoon was by far one of the neatest things we did, and I’m so thankful I woke up before the sun to experience it the first time. I get goosebumps just thinking about how cool the whole thing was.
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  • Let’s be real: is there anything better than a pot of cheese 🧀 ? I think not. If only fondue was calorie free...le sigh 😔
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We made homemade fondue 🧀 for our New Year’s Day dinner...or should I say FUNdue?! 🤣 Have you ever made #fondue at home?
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It was SO good, and all three kids ate from the tasty array of fixin’s we had for it 🙌. Here’s to an awesome 2019! 🥂
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  • If only we really did sweat glitter, the world would be a much more sparkly place ✨
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I love taking my older two to @fit4mom_sandiego with me. They push me, motivate me, cheer for me, and best of they don’t scream their heads off during class or beg for snacks repeatedly like their brother 🤣
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  • I met my husband 13 years ago on NYE/New Year’s Day, so we like to get all dressed up and celebrate with a fancy and delicious meal.
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Last night did not disappoint. We devoured our food at @juniperandivy, and even though we didn’t see @richardblais on the floor, it was extremely memorable,  perfect, and the food was fabulous.
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Did you go out or stay in for NYE? No crazy partying for us, though; after dinner we went home, changed into jammies, and waited for the ball to drop 🎉 .
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