Labor Pains – For Labor Day

Labor Pains – For Labor Day

I am a creature of extreme habit and order.  I go to the grocery store every week, after a workout, to do my weekly shopping.  It is here, at the grocery store, that I often find myself choking down the lump in my throat.  I know this sounds strange but it’s...
Transitions – It’s that time

Transitions – It’s that time

I’ve laughed AND cried this week looking at all of the posts on Facebook and instagram of everyone returning to or beginning school!  They run the gamete from starting pre-school to going off to college!  For a summer loving, momma, such as myself, this time of...
Jade is 21!!

Jade is 21!!

This very day, 21 YEARS AGO (gulp) I had this lil’ guy. Jade Tamplin was born on Sunday, August 14th @ 5:22 pm.  Destined to be an Aggie, he was born IN Aggieland, College Station, Tx.  And our lives changed forever!  At 20 years old, I was thrust into...
Doodling – Dave-isms (Part 4)

Doodling – Dave-isms (Part 4)

This is the 4th in my series to honor my good friend, Dave.  You can 1, 2, and 3 here!  Dave passed away a few weeks ago and I felt the need to memorialize him in this way.  I want to share all the ways that Dave profoundly helped me.  My hope in doing so, is that you...
Ant Vs. Elephant Dave-isms Part 3

Ant Vs. Elephant Dave-isms Part 3

If you haven’t been following along on this series, let me briefly catch you up.  A few weeks ago, I lost a very dear friend and counselor.  In grieving this loss, I decided it would be quite cathartic and (hopefully) beneficial to others to chronicle my work...
Dave-isms – Part 2

Dave-isms – Part 2

Last week I introduced you to someone very dear to me.  It seems like a major disservice to call our relationship one of client/Dr.  I believe in my soul, he loved me deeply.  I am definitely not alone in this belief.  I am under the impression that just about...

Hurt People, Hurt People… A Tribute

Every once in a while, God places someone in your life that profoundly changes it.  Sort of acting as the rudder of your life’s ship, this person is given the divine authority to alter the course that you were previously on.  It seems that every encounter with...
Midsummer Update

Midsummer Update

I honestly CANNOT believe the summer is half-way over! I thought I’d take the time on this family Friday to reflect, so as to remember!  Time slips away… and leaves you with nothing, Mr., but boring stories of… Glory Days.  Haha!  Thank you Bruce...
Blue and White Design

Blue and White Design

I’ve been working with this adorable and amazing young family of 7 out of Sugar Land Texas over the last few weeks, and I’ve had so much fun!  I’ve known this sweet sweet lady since before she was a momma and NOW she is a FABULOUS mother to 5 kiddos...
A Letter To My Dad

A Letter To My Dad

Dear Dad, Thank you for EVERYTHING! Thank you for your faithfulness to your family. Thank you for your loving spirit. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for never being too old to learn and grow. Thank you for your gentle nature. Thank you for your selflessness....
The Wedding – JJR2

The Wedding – JJR2

Jenny & Jeff Round 2 is what the hashtag stands for I feel I have blogged about my upcoming nuptials to Jeffrey Tamplin for a while now and I don’t want to over-extend the topic.  However, I DO need to share our wedding experience with my online community as...
My Love On His Birthday

My Love On His Birthday

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. “I wanna have the same last dream again, The one where I wake up and I’m alive. Just as the four walls close me within, My eyes are opened up with pure sunlight. I’m the first to know, My dearest...
Connie Price – One of my faves

Connie Price – One of my faves

This week I was so honored to be asked to speak at Connie’s memorial service.  I wanted to share with you all what I said… “There are ‘friends’ who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24...
Grand Cayman – The Honeymoon

Grand Cayman – The Honeymoon

“And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb, and by their testimony.” Revelation 12:11a This is the verse that continues to reverberate through my brain right now. Jeff and I, are indeed “at it again”.  We spent our honeymoon in Grand...
Texas Winery Tour – 9 Stops On The Tour

Texas Winery Tour – 9 Stops On The Tour

I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a fairly original post on “Family Summer Vacations”.  And we’ve been on some great vacations that I’d love to share tips on, however, I’ve also been trying to think of things we could do just around...
Emma Jack – 19 and Counting

Emma Jack – 19 and Counting

Emma Jack - 19 & Counting Emma Jack is 19!  And she’s not home from college yet.  Ugh!  I don’t like being away from my kids on their birthday!  It feels unnatural! Emma was named after my beloved Grandma-Emma, whom I loved so much!  Her real middle...
Nuptial News #4 – Guest Gifts

Nuptial News #4 – Guest Gifts

Oh MY!!  I am 8 DAYS away from this big bash!  I’m so excited!  But I’ll miss posting wedding plans!  I may have to come up with some other way to continue this wedding theme!  If you need to be caught up begin HERE with our story.  Then you can find...
Nuptial News Part 1

Nuptial News Part 1

If you don’t know the origin of these wedding plans it would be helpful for you to start here! We are a VERY SHORT 3 weeks away from the Wedding!  YIKES!  Keeping in mind that the entire goal was to keep it simple and concentrate on what really matters and that...

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