Author Archives: Jessica J Marshall

About Jessica J Marshall

I am a wife to a wonderful man named Jason and the mother to my rambunctious little boys Jase and John. I love being crafty and creative! I plan, scrapbook, DIY, and I have a tendency to speak the truth about whatever is on my mind! I am working on becoming healthier from the inside out and would love for you to join me!

12 Weeks Down 28 Weeks to Go!

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12 Weeks

Your Baby in Week 12 of Pregnancy

By now, your baby weighs a full half-ounce and is about the size of a large plum. Most of his systems are in place, though there’s still plenty of maturing to do. For one thing, his fetal digestive system is beginning to practice contraction movements necessary for eating, and his bone marrow is busy making white blood cells — weapons against germs once he’s out of your safe haven. The pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) has started producing the hormones that’ll enable him (or her) to make babies of his (or her) own in a couple of decades or so.

source:www.whattoexpect.com

Yes folks, that’s right…I am finally pregnant. We couldn’t be more thrilled to know we have a little pumpkin growing in the oven. 🙂 Little Jason wants a baby sister, but daddy is pretty sure we are having another boy. We will just have to wait and see. I am fairly sure we will find out the sex of the baby sometime in February. It would be nice to buy some ruffles and bows, but I will be happy with a happy healthy baby no mater what the sex.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is gearing up for a fun new year! Here is our card we sent out this year. Happy Holidays from our house to yours!

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AlmostNeverClever Blog Cell Phone Q2 Blog Hop!

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Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Some of you may be coming from Danielle at http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/ Today I am participating in a blog hop that Natalie has put together at Almost Never Clever we are displaying our favorite cell phone pictures from the second quarter of the year (April-June). I was so excited to be asked to be a part of this and I can’t wait to see everyone else’s photos.

My first picture is of my mother and myself. We have been participating in a Biggest Loser Challenge for our city and in April we got to walk a 6 mile trek as our team challenge. We both finished and that camelbak came in VERY handy 🙂

This is a picture of the newest skyscraper in Oklahoma City at night. This is the Devon Tower. I couldn’t help but think it was so beautiful lit up at night.

Here we have a picture of the sidewalk chalk art from Drover’s Stock at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha. The talent was amazing and all of the sidewalk art was really beautiful. lol I really like that word.:)

These are some flowers that were at my brother in law’s parent’s house. I loved the yellow!

Say hello to my favorite little oasis. This is my water pond that my husband built me for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago. This summer we really spruced it up with the tiki torches and flower pots. I love the peaceful and serene feeling I get when I swing on my little porch swing. This is my HAPPY place 🙂

This is a picture of some owl cupcakes I made. I got the idea from Pinterest. I still haven’t decided if it is Pinterest fail or not. They tasted good, but they look a little busted 🙂 The important thing is the kids loved them, so all in all it was definitely a mission accomplished!

This is a picture of my favorite animal from the zoo. This beautiful guy was blocking our path to the children’s zoo area with slides. Jase LOVES the slides so we had to get close to him and I took the opportunity to snap this quick picture.

This is Jase. This is his favorite toy. He got it from my sister for Christmas this year. He loves to get 2 or 3 cars going on the loops at one time and watch them crash. What is it with little boys and crashing cars?

Last but not least, please meet the newest addition to our family Bo Bunny! I call her BB for short, but there is nothing short about her. She is a Rex rabbit which is one of the biggest breeds of rabbits. She is so sweet and docile. I know she will fit into our family perfectly.

This is just a little view into my life through the lens of my cell phone. I took many more pictures but I just wanted to showcase a few of my favorite. Thank you to Natalie for allowing me to be a part of this blog hop. Please be sure to check out al of the other ladies on the list! Your next stop is Mariah: Its Fun2Scrap.

Here is a list of the links in the hop:

Nat: Almost Never Clever http://www.almostneverclever.com
Tammy: Your Memory Connection http://www.yourmemoryconnection.com/
Ginger: Ginger’s Life of Spice http://gingerslifeofspice.blogspot.com/
Danielle: EcoScrapbook http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Jessica: Sweet ‘N’ Scrappy https://sweetnscrappy.com/
Mariah: Its Fun2Scrap http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Jen: Down Home South Jersey http://downhomesouthjersey.com/
Have fun exploring the other ladies’ blogs and be sure to follow to see more from me at SweetNScrappy!

Dallas Fort Worth Trip: Day 1 Chihuly Glass and Flowers Oh My!

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Dallas Fort Worth Trip: Day 1 Chihuly Glass and Flowers Oh My!

I had an amazing time on our anniversary trip to Dallas & Fort Worth area. It was a great way to relax and get away from the busy happenings that life has thrown at us lately and just have a chance to focus on each other. A big thank you goes out to my daddy and his significant other for taking Jase and showing him an amazing time while his mommy and daddy were away.

Diamond and Papa Hart

 

WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!WARNING!!!!

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Happy Birthday America!

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Whew! It has definitely been a crazy busy week here in the Marshall household. Jason and I had a great time on our trip to Dallas/Fort Worth here is a taste of what we did…

We went to the Dallas Arboretum and got to see a brilliant display of God’s architecture accented by Chihuly glass.

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And They’re Off!

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I am excited to say that Jason and I will finally be going to Texas today! We get to go to the Texas Motor Speedway and he will get to drive a real race car! Happy Anniversary to him 🙂 I will be doing a ride along at 170 miles per hour. That’s right, I am a badass, but I’m not crazy enough to drive lol! I will be taking lots of pics on instagram and tweeting the whole time so to feel like you are with us be sure to follow me!

For now I will leave you with a pic of the memorabilia envelope I made for this trip. I had some cool license plate stickers left over from a different project that were perfect for this road trip. See you guys on Tuesday!

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Dropping 20 Before Baby

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Dropping 20 Before Baby

Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the web. Today’s post has gotten me very excited. I just got back from visiting with my doctor. I went in to ask several questions about the possibility of getting pregnant and what all I need to do to make a successful pregnancy happen. Read the rest of this entry

Wordless Wednesday: Wayback Throwback

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Wordless Wednesday: Wayback Throwback

This will be an almost wordless post. I figured you all deserved an explanation for all of the ancient older photos. Jason and I will have been married for 6 years on Sunday. We have been through a lot together and this is just a little photo fun to illustrate that.

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Happy Father’s Day

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This is a post that is dedicated to all of the wonderful fathers in my life.

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To my dad, thank you for always being there when I need advice. Thank you for always loving me no matter how trying I can be. Thank you for loving my child and being the best grandpa I could have ever wished for for Jase.

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Thank you for loving us with your whole heart. We love you to the moon and back.

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To my husband, you have been the best partner in raising our little man. Thank you for showing him how to treat a lady. Thank you for helping him become the sweet little young man he is today.

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To my step father David, thank you for taking us in and loving us as we were your own. Thank you for teaching Jase how to be a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy. Thank you for all of your help watching him so I could finish my degree and better myself. You will never know how much I appreciate what you have done.

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To my papa John, thank you for being the best grandpa a girl could ask for. I still remember the many trips in your old red jeep through the little town of Rush Springs, and the many hours of fun we had at your furniture store. I am so happy that Jase gets to experience the joy that I did by spending time with you.

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To my uncle JD, I am amazed at how well you have raised your two daughters. Thank you for always being there for us when we need you or when we need a laugh. I love you!

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And last but not least, thank you to Uncle Shelby for being there with jase from the very beginning. You aren’t a father yet but I have no doubt in my mind that you will be amazing! You have made my little one so happy and I appreciate all you do for us.

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Thank you to all the father figures out there. I love all the men in my life and appreciate what each of them have done for me and my son. Have a great day with your family, and hug your daddy extra tight today.