Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Favorites: Healthy + Happy edition

It's been a wonderful week for us and I'm so grateful.

We had a really fun weekday family night at the ice rink and Subway. 

My Mom came over for a slumber party :)!

I got the chance to watch my sweet cousins (who were the flower girls in our wedding) play at their basketball games. They were on fire!! I am so proud of them! 

And today has been an awesome + relaxing day. 

I'm going to share some of my favorite things lately. 

I'm linking up with these sweet ladies:

1.) Monday morning I took this photo. It was a freezing day but the sun was absolutely gorgeous shining so bright. When the sun is out it makes it much easier to tolerate the frigid temps. The temp is going to be a bit warmer this weekend. Yay!


2.) This isn't exactly healthy but very delicious and they make me happy. Have you tried the new "Mega M & M's?" I'll just say that I am a BIG FAN. They are mega delicious ;)! 

And they would be awesome in cookies...just sayin' ;).



3.) I've been taking Juice Plus+ for over 2 weeks now. And honestly, I feel amazing! Definitely having more energy. 

 I was so worried that my 6 year old would not like the vitamins but he did! Taking the vitamins are a highlight of his morning. :) I am excited to see continued healthy effects!

If you want more info you can email me @ jaylee2495@aol.com. I would love to answer any questions you may have. 



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4.) I started going on the treadmill every day. I have to use some strategic planning to keep the kiddos occupied :) but it is worth it. Spring & Summer is just around the corner...


5.) These beauties just came in the mail. I love the Young Living "Stress Away" roller and "Peace & Calming." Not only do they smell good but they work.



Have a great Friday!!

Jamie :)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Forever changed...



I went bowling this past Valentine's day with my sweethearts! 

And I met one of the kindest Grandmas while there! She was with her Grandson and we were talking about doing the photo booth. We both found out it was $5 and so we said that was kinda pricey. I went back to my family to get coats on to go. 

She came out of the photo booth and I smiled and said
 "You did the photos! How did they turn out?"
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She smiled and said her grandson didn't smile but that's ok. I told her at least he's in it, that's what counts. That's what I say about my kids.

She then said "I have cancer and I want to do special things with him now." After talking more I find out she has stage 4 lung cancer. I teared up and said that I'm an oncology nurse. After talking I find out that I know of her oncologist. She goes on to say that she teaches Christian preschool and I told her I was a Christian, too. We hugged and both were teary. She gave me $5 and said she wanted me to do the picture booth with my family. I told her I couldn't take her money but she insisted. She told me I can pray for her. I told her I will. 

She's living her life to the fullest blessing others with joy. As a family we left the bowling alley forever changed. 

And she has impacted my life in a huge way! May God bless her. 


And will you say a prayer for her? 

Thank you!

Lovingly,
Jamie

Monday, February 9, 2015

Favorite Quotes

Instagram...I love it! 

Not only do I love the beautiful filters but I absolutely am smitten with the quotes I come across. 

My mood can instantly be brighter when I come across a quote that speaks to my heart.

So I started taking a photo of them. This way I can remember them and share with you :).

(By the way you can follow me on Instagram @ jamierossie)

Follow @biblelockscreens
Amen to this! God does have a plan for our lives and it will turn out right in His precious timing. I constantly remind myself of this.



Follow @christianrepost
Fear is such a tough emotion. In life there is so much to be fearful for. Every single day we are faced with the potential to let fear ruin our day. But I remind myself that my faith must be stronger and BIGGER than it. 


Follow @jessseinfeld
This is truth. If I let my mind race...it can go all sorts of places...good and bad. Trusting in my God is key.


Follow @jessaseewald
Christ has forgiven us of every single one of our sins when we ask Him to. He died on the cross for our sins. So how can we not forgive? 


Follow @annaduggar
I absolutely believe this! One of the most beautiful blessings came to my family unplanned and I thank God every single day.


Follow @frederickjohngs


Follow @_lovejesus
A complete refocus is happening when we are able to do this. I can remember specifically one Sunday in Church when I was singing. I completely gave Christ my worries + struggles and I felt complete tears of joy come down my cheeks. An amazing feeling!


Follow @christianaccounts
Oh so true. We are bigger than our thought patterns and are able to control them.


Follow @lysaterkeurst
Spending time digging into His word and spending the time with Him allows His divine blessings to flow onto us. I want to become less and Him more.


Enjoy! Happy Monday!

Jamie 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

First time Skating...

This photo was from weeks ago but we sure had a blast building our snowman family! :) 
We started with just enough for the kids but then decided to build our entire family. 

LOVE. 

 Such a blast! 


  The snow was the perfect texture for molding those round, lumpy balls of snow. 

Now the snow is pretty bare on our yard. Our snowmen are still somewhat there. 

A really fun memory doing this one Saturday and I'm grateful I took photos to always remember it. 



The next day my hubby really REALLY wanted to get those boys some hockey skates and teach 
them how to skate. 

So, to the skating rink we went. 

The boys look like like they could be models for Bauer hockey equipment, huh? :) 

So serious...and handsome!



Troy did so good. 



Austin was really getting the hang out of it. He has an amazing coach beside him ;).


All by himself. I was so proud of him. #practicemakesperfect



I had a pair on, too. It was such a beautiful day for it. 


Fun times in the winter.

Jamie :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Take the time

My sweet children.

Oh how I love them so much! Some days I miss them as babies. I really do. And I do remember saying I couldn't wait for them to get older. And now my oldest is 6 and youngest boy is almost 4 and my sweet girl is 18 months. Oh...where did the time go. Tears flood my eyes as I think about the years and how fast they've gone by already.

Moms, if you're reading this, please take my advice and slow down and enjoy every single minute with those sweet littles. Don't be in such a rush. If you feel the need to rush from here to there, cut something out. Days don't need to be so jam packed that you don't know where the day went. Because one day your oldest will be 6 years old and you will be wondering where the time went.

Take time to have them nap on you instead of in the crib. Take time to watch their every move and every facial expression. Take the time to cuddle them and read lots of books. Take the time to be completely present. Take time to tickle and listen to them giggle over and over. Take time to chase them around the house and play peek a boo. Take the time to watch them happily play in the bath for much longer than necessary. Take time to play with them outside. Take time to tell them how special they are. Don't rush the day away.

Tonight we were watching past videos of just 2 years ago and my have they changed. In just 2 short years. Moms, take lots and lots of videos as well. They are really special to watch.

My kid's ages are so sweet right now, too. And I will cherish every.single.minute of their precious lives. I love being their Mom.

Lovingly,
Jamie

Friday, January 16, 2015

Being happy in the now

Have you ever said these things to yourself...

I will be so happy when _____

or 

When ____ I will be so happy

???


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I know I have many many times. Too many times.

Almost 4 years ago I got a new job as a part-time RN at a hospital and Billy got a new job after being out of work for a couple months. Austin was almost 3 years old and Troy was about 8 weeks old. I told myself "I'm going to be so happy when I buy a really nice new car." I wanted more room for my little ones and I was still driving my little '96 Saturn from High School. So car shopping we went on a Saturday... in the rain! We should have postponed our shopping day and taken the rain as a sign. Anyways, we went to 3 different car dealerships looking and looking. We finally decided on an almost new SUV that was a lot of money. We signed the paperwork and drove off in our new car. 

Over the course of the weekend I felt so sick and unsettled about purchasing that vehicle. And I realized that having a new car was not making me any more happy nor did I love everything about it. The Monday after purchasing it I prayed and prayed about it. And on Tuesday I called the dealership and told them I wanted to return it and didn't like it as much as I thought. I'll save the long story and just tell you that I was able to return it. And we purchased a used & much less expensive SUV repairable that my Dad helped us find.
#TRUTH: I was just as happy in that car. The newer car didn't make me any more happy. Actually, was just as happy in my old car from High School.

"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." 
-Philippians 4:11

I'm going to take you back to a couple of years ago. I would tell my hubby several times: "I'm going to be so happy when you finish our basement! We need more space." We live in a split level and I wanted our basement done so bad for when our second son was born. Well, that basement took a long time. And it finally got mostly finished in March of 2013. Troy was turning 2 years old. Billy did the majority of the work himself. Bless his sweet self. My hubby is such a hard worker. Did that finished basement make me so much more happier? For a period of time I was happier. But that wore off and I was onto the next thing. "I'm going to be so happy when we sell this house and get a bigger house."
#TRUTH: A bigger house is not going to make me any more happy. Actually, the finished basement didn't make me any more happy. I could've learned to make the upstairs work and been thankful.

"Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."
-Luke 12:15

I believe God wants us to be happy right where we are right this minute. And the truth is that there is nothing in this world that is going to make us any happier. I have come to the point in my life (finally) to know that there is nothing that I can buy for myself that will make me any more happier. And I have learned to praise God right as everything is at this very minute.

 My happiness comes from the Lord. My joy comes from the Lord. 

God is the only one and the only way. 

"Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. "
-John 14:6

Jamie :)


















Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Plans change...

I love a plan and routine for the most part.
But life happens and plans don't work some of the time. 

And that's okay. I've come to embrace the change and go along with it. So many unexpected things can pop up that hinder the plan. And I believe, it is good to remember that possibility.

This past week my sweet kiddos have been sick. Coughs, fevers, runny noses... so sad. If your kids aren't feeling good, Mama doesn't feel good either. My heart is with them. As I posted yesterday, I wanted to do something really fun for the kids before Christmas break was over. I wanted to take them to Skyzone (indoor trampolines) or to an indoor water park. It was a bummer but I relearned something I already knew.

 That kids are happy to just be at home. No exciting place will replace the joy + contentment they feel from spending time with each other and their parents. We stayed at home practically all week.

...Reading books, watching movies, playing toy cars, board games, coloring, learning Bible stories, writing out thank you notes, doing projects, talking, laughing, loving on each other

Spending time together and resting up. And we had a great time together.

Jamie :)