Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Blue Jeans Week 2

 School started back up for us on Tuesday of this past week, so we had one extra day of vacation to enjoy. It was super cold here, and we enjoyed our fireplace.  Got our yearly goals done and got right back into the swing of basketball games and pep band which will consume our life for the next 2 months :)  Take a look at our week. . .
Making goals for the new year is something very important to our family.  The beginning of each year we sit down, discuss, and write down our personal goals.  We focus on 4 areas--physical, mental, spiritual, and temporal.  We make posters of our goals and then put them up in our rooms where we can see them daily to remind us of our goals.  Got them done for this year.  Exciting to see what we can accomplish!

It has been super cold here, and we have loved using our fireplace.  Makes it extra toasty and warm.  So nice to relax in front of it and read a book.

On our last day of vacation Mr J and Ben made us buttermilk pancakes for breakfast.  Yum!  A perfect way to start the day!

And life here we come. . .basketball pep band.  Miss E playing the trombone and Miss A playing the mellophone (they are the horns with the biggest bells).  Their pep band is amazing, really loud, but amazing!

And homework here we come again.  If the kids every need help with English they come to me, with math, they know to go to their Dad.  Miss O obviously needed help with math :)

Basketball games here we come.  2nd game of the week.  Miss O shooting a free throw in a game this week that she made, and they won!  Yeah!  

On Saturday the girls went out with the sister missionaries from our Church for a few hours to serve and help teach people about Jesus Christ.  They had a great time!  So grateful for these cute missionaries and the positive influence they have on our family!  So grateful for Jesus Christ and that my girls can help share about His love with other!

Thanks for visiting!  I post (almost) every 
Monday--pictures for the week
Wednesday--a favorite recipe
Friday--random thoughts :)  This week I will be sharing my 2014 reading list on Friday, so if you need a good book for 2015 check it out!

Have a great one!


  1. Your start to the new year is just as crazy as mine. They sure didn't waste any time getting all activities right back at it. Love that you all make goals for the new year. It's such wonderful idea. We talk about goals but don't really write them down. Your fireplace looks so inviting and super cozy. Enjoy the craziness.

  2. Sorry it's kind of late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    I am amazed at how you keep up with all of the band, sports & other commitments y'all have going on.
    You are SUPER MOM! :)