Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Even though fall is one of my most favorite seasons, I'm not sure that i am ready for it just yet. It is starting to get chilly at night as well as early in the morning. Don't get me wrong, i love to see the leaves changing and i absolutely love all of the fall holidays oh and i think that fall is my favorite time of the year to decorate my house for. but i'm not ready to see summer go. we just haven't had enough of it.

here is what i will miss about summer -    
  • the hummingbirds
  • the flowers in full bloom
  • yardwork (minus all the weeds!)
  • reading a book under the shade of the tree in my front yard
  • bar-b-ques 
  • the sun and all its warmth   
  • shorts
                     here is what i am looking forward to for fall -
  • decorating
  • jackets and hoodies :)
  • hot soups on a cool night
  • leaves changing
  • fall television will be back
  • HALLOWEEN (my favorite holiday)
  • reading a good book while wrapped in your favorite blanket  
  • cute fall clothes
  there is alot of changes happening around my house. its like the seasons, i can't wait to see what it all brings.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I couldn't let this post slide since I suck at blogging.
(see previous post)

My brother Kim and I planned a retirement party for my mom on July 26, 2011.
The party was just an open house. There was alot of yummy food which consisted of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, salads, chips, and cookies.
We were really happy that alot of moms family,  friends and co-workers came out to support her and enjoy themselves that night.
We both thought that she deserved this party because she truly worked so hard over the years, especially the last few years at the Internal Medicine Clinic.
I'm quite sure she loved being a nurse, she is the most kindest, loving person you could meet and patients would ask if she was working that day just so they could get her to take care of them. :)
 I may be biased, but she is the greatest nurse ever!!

I Love you Mom!!  :)

**The Decor**
--poster made by Brittany
--pom poms made by Jacki (so easy and so fun!)

Nick & Bodie

The grill master himself!

Mom . Shelly . Dr. Welch. (he seriously ate like 3 hotdogs and 2 hamburgers haha)


Amy Jensen and Sandy

Aunt LaDee and Lori

The many faces of Cooper! ha.

My amazing Dad. oh how i love him!

The 3 Amigas!
Gayle Marie, Mom & Crazy Susette Mitchell

The adorable Jayke Healey

Bethie and I

Brittany and I

Jerry and Diane Smith

Mom. Kim & I
Mom , her best friend Stella and Tommy

                                  I hope your retirement is the greatest and you are able to do things
                                  that you haven't been able to do for sometime. You are an amazing
                                  person and an amazing nurse. Enjoy your time with Dad.
                                                                                   Love you always,
                                                                                      --   Jacki <3

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

my name is Jacki...

i suck at blogging..

yes..i admit, i have a serious problem.

the end. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

California Trip - Thursday April 14 & Friday April 15, 2011

Ahhhh our last 2 days...
so relaxing, yet none of us wanted our vacation to end.

Thursday was pretty low-key for Brittany and I.
we basically didn't feel like doing anything, so we just hung out at the condo and watched some tv, played games, started packing and did laundry. yep..did laundry on our last day in Cali. not sure what we were thinking, haha!
but it felt good to do absolutely nothing!!

Kim and they boys went to the ocean (i can't remember which one) and did a few other things.
I gave the boys my camera and told them to take some pictures for me
well , this is the only picture they took.....

yep..of lazy sea lions! haha

Friday our vacation was over :(
Our flight was in the early afternoon, but we wanted to go to San Fran one last time before we headed to the airport. I'm really glad we did. :)

This was my FIRST plane ride ever in my 41 years.
to be honest with you, i was not nervous at all. kind of weird i know.
The only time i got a little sick to my stomach was when the plane was leveling out during the take off and then again during the decent. there was a little bit of turbulence but i was ok after a while.
I'm really glad i got the opportunity to fly once in my lifetime and i would do it again for sure.
I sure didn't envy kim driving the car back from cali on friday.

Here we are at the airport
boarding the plane

not a bit nervous..

above the was SO cool!

i loved the color of the sky and the clouds together in this picture.
i hope to see San Francisco again someday. we had a blast!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

California Trip - Day 7 Wednesday April 13, 2011

its been about a month since my last post. ugh i can't keep up!
i understand my california trip has lasted about 2 months now. ha.
i guess you could say i never want it to end.

the redwoods= long windy roads, ghetto restraunts, a tie/die store, and a drive-thru tree.
in the end you receive beautiful scenery at the ocean.

classic picture of Kolbey. i guess hes trying to get the tree to grow a little taller. ha.
it was so green there. i loved it!
the drive thru tree. yes, we paid $7 to drive through this thing and at one point i thought we weren't going to fit.

and now..
sooo beautiful..need i say more?

Seaside Beach