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11:25 PM


   Sometimes I just feel like I can barely keep up with my blog.  And that's not the only thing.  I can barely keep up with my little girl, she's growing so much.  It kills me.  Am I enjoying every little moment enough?  Is it true that it will only seem like a few years until she's grown up and leaving home?  It feels like we're living in one giant hourglass and the sand is constantly slipping through my fingers and there's nothing I can do about it, except to try and savor the moments, and pray that it doesn't pass too quickly by. 

   This little lady just loves her daddy.  And finds him amusing.  Which makes two of us, on both counts.

   I am really looking forward to the day that we can sit on the couch in our pajamas, dig into a tub of cookie dough ice cream and paint our toenails while giggling and talking about life, boys, school, or whatever is happening in her life.  It will be a jolly good time and I will love it, but I desperately don't want it to come too soon!  I want her to be my little Joce (pronounced "Joss")  in sleepers and messy hair and big, innocent eyes as long as possible.  Each stage of life has its joys and charms, but just give me this one for a while, please....

See, this pictures is already quite old.  Can't keep up, I tell you....

Her fuzzy green mittens from Auntie Anna that she loves to wear on our chilly, winter walks! 

 Another older picture, in her swing, a.k.a. "Happy place". 

   O.k. I'm sure everyone thinks I post too many pictures of her and I should find something else in my life to talk/post/write about/take pictures of.  Maybe I could post about how I overuse ////'s.   The thing is, there are other things to talk about, there really are.  I could talk about my two different Bible studies, or working out, or married life and the fun things we do, like take spontaneous shopping trips out at the coast, etc.  There are a lot of things I could talk about, but for some reason when I sit down to post, I just want to talk about Joce.  And she is so fun to take pictures of.  So there you have it, no shame folks. 

   Oh, I thought of something else to post about!  I am getting into cooking these days.  I actually really, truly enjoy it.  Last week I even printed of a "weekly menu" form and wrote it a menu for the week's dinners!  Talk about something I NEVER thought I would do...and it was great!  Having a plan made it much easier to grocery shop, and having the ingredients on hand made it easy-peezy to make more interesting recipes, and making more interesting things made eating healthy more fun....and the list could go on and on.  It's a win-win situation.  So I neglected to get pictures of my meat loaf, carrot casserole, cheeseburger soup, triple corn muffins, and tuna-mushroom casserole, but I did snag a couple pics of the night I made asparagus ham rolls and a creamy, corn-thing.  I can't remember what it was called. 

The asparagus ham rolls exceeded expectations and we loved them! I would definitely make it again.  Oh and the next picture is what my dear husband made me for Valentine's dinner!  I know, I know, I'm so behind...

Steak, lobster, shrimp alfredo, steamed asparagus....it was delightful.  O.k. I need to shower because I worked out tonight (hey, blogging about something else!) and get to bed.  But ONE last picture.....

O.k. :)  Goodnight.

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  1. Aw, you should hear Xavier try to say Jocelyn's name. Comes out something like, "Jocia." What a precious baby girl!

  2. There should definitely be no shame on that one, Shells. She's a cutie-patutie to say the least! The more pics, the merrier, imho! :D Annnd, way to go with the work-outs/cooking/Bible studies (I purposely just used ////'s, but I love them!). I miss you!! I'm still hoping to visit you and your fam some day, even if I am wrinkled and gray-haired. (But Lord willing, it will NOT be that long!)

  3. she is growing so fast! we call my sister Joc too :-) -Jerin

  4. post all the pics of that precious little baby that you feel like! :) I enjoy them. She's so beautiful!

  5. ahh i can't seem to get enough pictures either...cant wait to see her love having an actual time...wait you r bringing her with you in September?

  6. Cutest baby ever. :) She's a doll.

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! She is precious! And I love your sincerity, thoughts and amazing in site! KEEP posting them pics of that baby girl. I never get tired of em!

  8. thanks for the peek into your life again...keep posting!

  9. awww! just saw the pic of the munchkin w/the mittens! :D so glad she's keeping cozy!!! and you, well, you're obviously doing a fantastic job as her mom! glad to hear you've got cooking and Bible studies and shopping and your hubby keeping you well-rounded in the mental department! much love, "Aunty" Anna xoxoxoxoxome.

    p.s. for some flirty spring tunage, check out Eliza Doolittle's 'Skinny Genes' ;)


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