Change is something I’ve always had a hard time accepting. When I was younger, I hated when something (even really small) was different. Well as I got older, I realized that change is inevitable. Recently, I’ve experienced the biggest change yet-my grandpa passing away. PicMonkey Collage3 My grandma on that side passed away in 2011 and while that was a huge change, we still had a Daudys to go to. Now, there won’t ever be a Daudys on that side again. Never again will I be able to eat one of my mommy’s church cookies or play dominoes with my daudy. It’s hard to believe that the wheat harvest this past June was the last wheat harvest we’ll ever have with him. We all kinda knew this because we knew he had cancer but it’s still hard to believe. IMG_77011When I was younger, I thought I’d stay like that forever. It seemed like I would NEVER grow up and everything was gonna stay the same. I was so wrong. I know I’m not “grown-up” yet but it seems like every year goes faster then the last one. I often wish that I could go back to the time when I was 8 and my biggest worry was getting out of bed on time for school. But it’s like my best friend said, “You can’t live in the past! You have to move forward. It’s called life.” And I guess she’s right. IMG_025811But you know what’s cool? Even though there is always something changing, there’s One who never will. Hebrews 13:8 says: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” So even with times constantly changing, loosing loved ones, growing up…etc. We have this promise. Which will NEVER change.

I hope you have a great day and remember to live life to the fullest. ;)

-jessica ann


sutton reece

A couple days ago I got to babysit an adorable little girl. (Her name is Sutton.) She’s a little sister to Ryker, I’ve babysat him since he was 3 months old! Anyways, she is too cute so of course I took some pictures while she was here. :P IMG_8804IMG_1111IMG_8822IMG_8883IMG_8850 Look at those cheeks! <3IMG_8943 She’s so precious and I can’t wait to start babysitting her next summer! :)

-jess ann

My Room // Tour

I absolutely positively LOVE my room!! It’s MY little space; it’s, well, me. Recently we rearranged it some and for the first time in 15 years I’m now sleeping in a full bed. I know I sound like a 2 year old upgrading from a crib but that’s how I feel. :P Here’s how it looked with the twin bed: IMG_8006And here’s how it looks now: FullSizeRender (2)IMG_8276IMG_8277IMG_8278IMG_8284IMG_8290{really messy book case – contact lens boxes, stacks of books, external flash, random things that don’t belong on a book case}

So that is my room….it’s my style and my favorite colors and where I’m currently writing this post! ;) I hope you have a great Sunday!!

-jessica ann

Strawberry Crepes

   The other day I got the urge to make Strawberry Crepes. What I did not realize was how time consuming they are!! But it was worth it then because they are amazing. For anyone that’s never had one, basically it tastes like you took a pancake, put cool whip and cream cheese on it, and then topped with strawberries. But 100xs better then that. :P IMG_0349Have you tried out any new recipes lately?

5 Typical Things That Happen In Movies

    Have you ever noticed when watching a movie that a lot of the same things happen? I’m talking about actions they do or things they say that you already knew were coming…so here areUntitled112

1. When two people are sitting at a table and this person #3 wants to talk to one of the people at the table. So person #2 stands up and they move about a foot away and then person #3 says something that person #1 isn’t suppose to hear. Oh c’mon do they really expect person #1 not to hear when they’re right beside him?? Apparently because then when person #2 sits down person #1 asks if everything is ok, which person #2 answers that it is, and then they continue with their meal or whatever they were doing.

2. It can go the opposite way as well. Sometimes person #2 and #3 are standing at the opposite end of the room and person #1 walks in and hears their evil plot and then runs and tells everyone and saves the day yada yada. Apparently someone must’ve gotten hearing aids because he couldn’t hear them when they were right beside him.

3. It’s very easy to discover the plot after watching a movie for even 10 minutes. One time I was watching something with my brothers and I rattled off what was going to happen before the movie even barely began. Which I was right (I think, there was like 10 minutes left and we didn’t finish it but up til then my prediction was correct.) Normally the 2 people that seem to hate each other or bump into each other on the street and fumble around for words end up together. (*I just spoiled a bunch of movies*) I don’t think I’ve every seen a movie that didn’t end up like that.

4. You can predict what the character is going to say/do next. Often if you watch body language and if you know their personality it’s pretty easy to tell. Especially if it’s a comeback or just something sarcastic. And then you sit there telling them how they could’ve worded it better so they didn’t get in so much hot water.

5. Like I mentioned in #3, the two people that don’t get along ALWAYS end up together. Normally it goes something like this: person #1 bumps into person #2 and either they hit it off right away or they dislike each other. Then it takes another turn, if they like each other, then it’s all fine and dandy until one of them finds out something about the other person and they break up and then there’s a scene with them both looking out the window with a sad song playing and them going through their daily activities, with a sad face, and then at the end they get together…of course. Now if they don’t like each other, they’ll fight like the whole movie long and then when one of them is done with their job or whatever they were doing that made them bump into the person to start with, they leave on a plane or bus or something. But then of course they meet there, stare at each other for like 20 seconds and then live happily ever after.

   Not every movie is like this but 90% of the ones I watch are. Am I the only that thinks this or do others see this as well? Which point is the most common thing that happens? :)

   Well I hope you have a film-tastic day. (I know, I’m lame hehe)

-jess ann

collection of photographs

    hey y’all….so the reason i haven’t been posting that much lately is because i’ve been feeling very uninspired to write anything. today, however, when i woke up from my nap (yes, i love taking naps!) in my groggy state of mind i randomly thought, “i should blog again!…” sooo here i am. i have a lot of pictures to post so hopefully i’ll be able to narrow it down. ;) IMG_7030 IMG_7009 stormy skies IMG_6994 IMG_6704 IMG_3235 IMG_3234 IMG_7040my mom and i saw this lighthouse when we were in the city:IMG_7171while we were walking there i saw this sceneryIMG_7210which reminded me a lot of this pictureAndreas-Gurskywhich, as you can see, was sold for A LOT of money!

another project i’ve been working on is for the For His Princess magazine. here is the link for the website. i’m a columnist photographer which is a lot of fun because i can convey the topic with my pictures. :) IMG_7273well i think that’s it for now…it’s wheat harvest right now here in oklahoma so that’s always a fun time, hopefully i’ll take some pictures of it. :) have a great day!!

-jessica ann

Boring UOL #3 

I’m writing this on my iPod because I don’t wanna walk around my bed to get my laptop. (Laziness at its finest.) Right now it’s POURING rain. I think Oklahoma turned into a rainforest, minus the trees. ;P

  i went outside with my disposable waterproof camera to get a couple pictures so it’ll be interesting to see how those turn out. ;) I’m sitting here preparing my Sunday School lesson for tomorrow. I have a couple extra so that means double the “preparing” :) It’s the preschool/kindergarten class.   

  Sorry for the bad quality iPod pictures, again, today is a lazy day. 

   I really don’t know what to blog about….so comment below what you’d like to see more, photograpy? UOL? Idk?? I took my brother’s birthday pictures so expect those soon. We have some relatives coming in this weekend as there’s a wedding this afternoon so it’s always fun with cousins. :) We found out recently that my Grandpa (we call him Daudy) has cancer so please keep him in your prayers. Well I should I probably go finish (ok fine I barely started) my Sunday lesson. Have a great day! <3

-jessica ann