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
  • UMA IS HERE!!! 💜The kids literally couldn’t contain their excitement :) So happy to have her visit for the holiday! 🦃
  • Only two weeks late with this post 😉 See what he’s been up to on the blog (link in profile). Stinkin’ cute 👔 by: @jonleygifts 😁 #loganjohnsgrows #loganjohns #sevenmonths
  • Another picture I forgot to post, because #3kids means I have #mombrain all the time now. Stinkin’ cute 👔 by: @jonleygifts 😁#loganjohns #loganjohnsgrows #sixmonths
  • Just catching up since I slacked with the IG posts :) #loganjohnsgrows #loganjohns #fivemonths Stinkin’ cute 👔 by: @jonleygifts 😁
  • Almost there 🙌 (Also, if you’re a fan of pie 🥧and shopping👜, I hope you’re already in my cooking group...fun things are happening over there soon 😉 Link in profile) #jessicalynncooks
  • Last night vs this morning. We had a great time at our first military ball—the marines certainly know how to throw a party, and I loved all the traditions that went into the night. The next Air Force ball we attend will have some pretty big shoes to fill. A huge shoutout to @thequeenmary 🚢 for such a wonderful venue and props to the kitchen for delicious food (that tiramisu was AMAZING)! I’m not sure what the sound was that I heard at 2am, but I’m thankful all the ghosts kept their distance last night 👻. #marineball #queenmary #thequeenmary
  • We spent two and a half days exploring @disneyland, and whew—we’re spent! Can’t wait to visit again sometime next year...a definite advantage to living in SoCal!
  • Yesterday was tons of fun (followed by enormous exhaustion, and only a few meltdowns...naturally), but we managed to have a great day at The Happiest Place on Earth. We met the mouse🐭, saw the big guy with a beard🎅🏻, walked through the castle🏰, rode some rides🎠, saw the princesses🧝🏻‍♀️, and got some Dole Whip🍍 (and a churro). And then we all (almost...kinda) slept. We’re about to do round two today at California Adventure!
  • Real life: I was running errands last night, and when I turned the corner at CVS I saw this back scratcher display. I reached to grab one and put it in my cart…and then I remembered. I remembered that the person I wanted to buy it for is no longer here. For someone extremely hard to shop for, I used to buy one for him every Christmas or for his birthday; it was always a safe bet. Once I put two and two together, I skedaddle out of there as fast as I could, leaving my cart behind in an aisle. It’s crazy how fine you can be doing, and then all of a sudden grief will sneak up on you when you least expect it. #grief #pancreaticcancer