About Me

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Hey y’all. I’m Jessica. I am a Southerner, born and raised in South Carolina. Sorry, but I do say “y’all” a lot, so you’ll have to excuse me. I love Jesus, my husband and our two little boys.

Note: this is real life. I don’t paint a picture of a perfect, neat & tidy existence. Sometimes things are a mess around here, but I’m sure you can relate. If not, you probably don’t want to read this blog because I will likely make you very uncomfortable!

My little family is in the middle of building our forever home out in the country- in the mean time we’re living with my in-laws. Yes. Prayers are appreciated. Thank you in advance. It’s been an interesting process, but we’re ready to be finished, now!

My husband, Trevor, and I have come a long way from the bad blind date that introduced us to each other. We’ve gone through marriage, infertility, the birth of two kids, postpartum depression and an autism diagnosis for our oldest, among other things. Thankfully, God had a great big plan for us (which we’re still figuring out), and we’ve grown closer together through everything that’s come our way, both good and bad. We are living our days for Christ, and even though we screw up a lot, we keep at it because it’s what we’re called to do.

Other random tidbits I didn’t know where to stick: my husband is a firefighter (that has aspirations of being a lumberjack), I am a working mom, we’re Southern Baptist, we really like DIY projects, I love to cook and do it all. the. time. thanks to our oldest son’s soy allergy & I am a smidgeon of a control freak. That’s probably enough to get you started.

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Oh, and in case you’re wondering, here’s the inspiration for my blog title, ala Knox

 

11 comments

  1. Tracy says:

    HI there Jessica!
    My name is Tracy- I am new new new to blogging… like a week. LOL I have this new blog nd I don’t know how to get into the swing of things! Was hoping since yours is so great- you could give me some pointers!

    I would love to follow yours and perhaps have you follow mine… I was told that joining blogs of like interest generates traffic? True?

    Hope you’re having a terrific day and thanks in advance!! :)

    Trac

  2. Jamie says:

    I think your boy is adorable. I also noticed you married the same day I did however mine was in 2003. We just had our first aby together in Oct after years of trying and then giving up. Children are such a blessing.

  3. Tammy says:

    Hi Jessica!

    I’m Tammy, new to my own blog, but have been lurking yours and several others for a while now ; ) My husband and I are expecting our first baby this spring, so I’m going through all the “I’m about to become a mom/can’t wait for baby to get here” stuff. You have a sweet little family and Knox is ADORBZ! Thanks for sharing with all of us – you rock!

    Take Care.

  4. Kelly Hettinger says:

    Love your blog! My husband and i were married in 2004 and AFTER he had testicular cancer in 2007, we struglled with infertility too. I am so happy to have found your blog and love reading it. We are Jesus lovers too and i am also a hard working, over stressed high-heel wearing ( i just fell at work today) lady ready to have my world rocked. We go for our 18 week 3D ultrasound Saturday and they **think it is a boy from our 14 week…just can’t wait.
    Keep writting, i LOVE keeping up with you!

  5. Bell says:

    Hey there!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! So glad I was lucky enough to stumble upon it! I found you by searching southern blogs because I’m a southern blogger too!! I feel the same way about some things as you while being pregnant! lol I got the stretch marks on my boobies and hiney though instead of tummy! Congratulations and check me out if you have any free time! http://www.birminghambell.com I’m looking forward to read back on your older entries! Have a good day!!!
    -Bell

  6. Kelley says:

    Hi! Not sure how I stumbled across your blog, but glad I found a fellow South Carolina blogger! :) I have a 9 month old daughter, so I can totally relate to your Mommy posts. Hope you’re getting just a little bit of sleep with a newborn! :) Looking forward to following your blog!

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