Monday, June 23, 2008


Today marks 300 DAYS left in this deployment! We have made it 1/4 of the way! I am amazed that it has already been 100 days (actually longer if you count training). Looking back it seems to have gone fast, but in the thick of it, it does not seem fast at all. It is still overwhelming to think that we have 300 more days of this...we will get through! God has been so good to us to this point and I know He will continue to strengthen us and gives us the grace that we need for each day.
To mark the "occasion" Kim and I had lunch (with no children! I actually ate a complete meal for the first time in 100 days) After lunch we had retail therapy then pedicures! (hence the picture of our toes)

Last week the kids, my mom, and I took a quick trip to Tennessee to visit with my grandparents. We had such a fantastic visit! I loved spending time with my grandparents. One of the days we visited with my Mama Carmela. Lets just say that she spoiled my kids and ruined them with sugar :) But she spoiled me as well :) that is what grandparents are for though right??? This picture is while the kids played in her yard in the sprinkler and ate Popsicle's. They had an amazing time!

While in Tennessee we also got to visit with my Papa. While we were there he got his report back that says his cancer has not spread. We are so thankful for the wonderful news. Praises to the Lord for this!!! Thank you all for your prayers...keep them coming. We had a blast at Papa's house. While we were there Papa and Mama Beth sent mom and me to have a massage. Talk about total pampering! It was the best massage I have ever had! It relaxed me too much probably which is not good when you have 2 toddlers to chase :) The kids had a great time playing at Papa and Mama Beth's house. Madeline helped Papa cook steaks and Jackson got to eat a bowl of ice cream at 9 pm (where else can you get away with this except at a grandparents house??)

The kids got to play with my cousin Micheal. They had a blast with him. Rode bikes. Ran in the yard. Played football. This picture was taken while Madeline was trying to attack Jackson with kisses.

Paula's Party update: Still no word on when the shows that Aimee and I will be on are going to air. I check the food network website weekly, but it has not been put on the schedule yet. I will let you know as soon as I see it though. If you are interested in seeing a picture from it though, check out the latest edition of Cooking With Paula Deen magazine. Turn to page 16 and there is picture of Paula and Jason Priestly and I am in the picture. I laughed at loud when I saw it! Unfortunately, Aimee can not be seen, but she is there :)


Tasha said...

I can't believe it's been 100 days, I know you and Jason know very well how long it's been! I know the month has been a long one and I wish Jason could have been here with you. I'm jealous of your massages, but I'm not trying to keep up with that ball of energy you have either!! I'm glad you got to visit with your grandparents, I miss that so much. That is good news about your grandad's cancer not spreading, the Lord hears and answers prayers of his own!! Give the kids some hugs and kisses from me and here's a BIG HUG for you!!
We love you! Tasha

Anonymous said...


I had so much fun Saturday. I cant believe how WHITE my feet look next to yours! I am gonna have to start tanning NOW!! It is so exciting to know we have made it through 100 days with "just" 300 to go. I am so glad you were able to go and spend some time with your grandparents. Looks like the kids had a blast! Looking forward to our next Army Wives get together....


Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

Jess, Has it really been 100 days? WOW. I know it has probably felt like 1000 days.

Can't wait to finally be at home and we can hang out. This traveling thing is making me nutty.

Praying for you!

The Terrells said...

Hey Jessica- I am so encouraged by your perseverence and great trust in the Lord! miss you guys so much- hopefully we can schedule a play date in July
love you and loved Madeline's phi mu dress!!!!