Toes In the Sand

When my family takes a vacation to a beach, we always take a picture of our toes in the sand.

I love to look back over the years and see how their feet have grown.

We also write the beach name and year in the sand and take a picture of that. The next time we visit a beach I will combine the pictures into a single photo. 


SpongeBob Valentine Box

As we discuss ideas for this years Valentine Box I begin to remember boxes from years past.

One of my son's favorites (at the time, not so much into SpongeBob now) was a SpongeBob box we did a few years ago.

It was very simply made from a gift box, markers and some glitter. Inexpensive...but the time we spent together working on it is priceless.


Fire Truck Valentine Box

Valentine's Day has always been about the girls.  So if you have little boys you know how hard it can be to decorate a box with a masculine touch. No little boy wants to carry a box covered in red hearts and pink ribbons to school.

Luckily for me, my husband has a gift for the creative and can always come up with something my little guy can be proud to show off.

Last year dad helped create this fire truck work of art.  

He even added a fancy little led light in the light bar that could be toggled on or off. As well as lots of other detail.

It was a hit with all and Seth liked it so much it still sits on his book shelf in his room.


And so we begin....

I guess I should kick this blog off with an introduction.

I was drawn to the blog world last year. Times magazine did an article on the top 10 blogs. One of which intrigued me and I became addicted. Any of you that are dedicated bloggers know that one blog only leads to another. So here I am...to see if anyone cares what I have to say.

My name is Jessica. I live in a small town in the Arkansas River Valley, more specifically I live on River Mountain which overlooks the Arkansas River.  My husband is both my soul mate and best friend. Our biggest contributions to the world are our wonderful children; Abbigail, Ethan and Seth.

Although my family is my most important job, I feel the need to have a day job to help support them. I am a .net developer for an environmental. I've worked in the technology industry for almost 15 years now and some days I actually enjoy it, albeit, an extremely challenging field of work.

I reserve the right to go in any direction with this blog. Anyone that has ever had a conversation with me will confirm I have very random thoughts.

And so we begin...