Monday, December 16, 2013


winter is so not my favorite season of the year.  i dislike the cold, and the constant "put your coat on the hook" is already making me bonkers.  i do however love the anticipation of christmas creeping up on the calender, and recieving holiday photo cards in the mail!

thanks to dad, the boys got to trample through the snow.
sledding down the hill was a blast, and ezekiel sure likes the taste of a snow ball :-)

saturday we attended a holiday party at the dome, sponsered by the rams.
one of the perks of being an adoptive family!

hank and i attempted to make a batch of cookies using a pinterest recipe. total flop :-(

good luck to everyone this holiday season.  so much to do, never enough time.
                                                      happy holidays

Thursday, November 28, 2013

thankful thanksgiving

i have so much to be thankful for on this day, and everyday.
too much to type it all would take all day.
these pictures sum a huge chunk of it up...

happy thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

i know i am far from perfect and at times go about things all wrong.
i've learned from my past that the things i want most in life always are the hardest to get.
i may not sit in a pew on sundays, but i do try my hardest to live as i think God would approve.
i think at times my passion for what i think is right may be too intense for the ones i'm trying to help.
i'm trusting God will not let me drown in my attempts, yet give me the patience to stay afloat.
the gift always surpasses the struggle.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

i wish

i wish life was fair...not just my for everyone
i wish i could save the world...from pain and suffering
i wish i didn't care as much about what people think of would be easier

i love children...not just my children...children in general
i love my husband is the boys are my world
i love helping feeds my heart...brings me joy

i want the best for my friends...perhaps you
i want to have more patience...slow down...enjoy whats here and now
i want my kids to be happy...with life...with each other...with me

i know i can always try harder...set higher goals...for myself 
i know certain things are out of my control...i still try to control them...its exhausting 
i know what i want...and i want it now

i pray for world peace...every night...every day
i pray my life continues...happily with my good good spirit
i pray for those who have lost their life...down the wrong path
i pray for those who don't pray for themselves...who have lost faith in God

Monday, November 4, 2013

the schwartze family

my adorable nieces and nephew...

riley nicole

rachel ann

carter ryan

my sister angie and brother in law mike

all pics taken by yours truly...jennie ann

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Anegeles senior pics

 my seany has a godmother named angel.
angel has a sister named anegeles.
anegeles asked me if i would take her senior photos.
i said yes.
here's a handful of them!!

shes such a doll :-)

Friday, October 25, 2013

seany is 6

i love the way you say i love you, every single day
i love the way your small voice sounds, each night when we pray

i'm very proud of each and everything that you do
i know exactly what your thinking when i look at you

your growing so big and  fast, right before my eyes
you'll always be my baby bear, this is not a lie

our sweet seany bear turned 6 on tuesday!!!!

daddy took off work and we all met seany in the school cafeteria for a special birthday lunch.

i want my boys to have lots of special memories from their birthdays
later that evening we met the grandparents for dinner and presents

i must say 6 looks good on my boy
love you more that life bear!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

well hello fall

well hello there fall, so nice for you to join us!
did someone say pumpkin patch...heck ya!

4 little pumpkins sitting on the them

so much fun even though it was a bit on the chilly side.

am i the only one who refuses to purchase a pumpkin, at the pumpkin patch?see that big pumpkin for $8.00...i got four that look just like it, maybe even better...$2.50 each.  go ahead call me cheap:-/

next topic.

seany lost his first tooth!!
kyluan also lost a tooth the exact same day!!