Simply A Farmer’s Wife

Nothing Exciting.

Well, I am anxiously awaiting this weekend.  We leave Friday night after work to head to Charleston, SC.  This weekend is the Family Circle Cup and we are both so excited about going.  We need a break from here so we are counting down the days!  Neither of us have been to a professional tennis match so it will be a new experience.  I started playing tennis when I was 8 years old.  I have loved the sport since then and quit playing about 4 years ago due to not having anyone competitive to play with.  I hope to change that soon as I would love to start playing again with anyone who’s willing.

In 10 days I leave for Canada.  I cannot wait to see Lauren, Amanda, Aimee and Lauren.  I am so excited about going and gosh I need my girls!  Lauren has gone through some rough patches lately and has been kicking butt in school and we need a few drinks and some girl time.  I have never been to Canada before so I’m excited about going somewhere new. 

We attended a birthday party on Saturday and that was hard.  Megan was born two weeks before Parker so seeing her is somewhat difficult for us.  I think what got me most was when we sang Happy Birthday to her.  My heart sank as I looked over at Ashley and saw the expression on his face.  I so wish that I could give our little girl back to him.  We had a good time and we adore Megan’s parents.  They have been so good to us since Parker passed.  We are blessed to have them in our lives. 

Sunday I went to a viewing at the funeral home where Parker was.   That was so hard.  I cannot even begin to describe what I went through going there.  It was like I was paralyzed.  I knew that I needed to be strong for her as she had just lost her father.  I think I made a huge step in my own grief by helping her through her own.  I had a small anxiety attack but made it through somewhat unscathed. 

I found someone to do Parker’s cupcakes for her birthday.  We had ordered a cake through a wonderful bakery in Raleigh but she is moving at the end of the month so we found someone else last night.  She emailed me today and she is absolutely wonderful!  I am excited about what she will come up with and know that it will be as delicate as Parker is.  I cannot wait to share them with y’all.  Cupcakes is the new rave this year and I found this awesome blog that y’all should definitely check out Cupcakes Take The Cake.   You will be so glad you did!

Well, it’s time to cook dinner as Ashley will be home soon.  Please keep us and all CDH families in your prayers.  So many of us are celebrating birthday and anniversaries that the next three months are hard.  Prayer is powerful people! 


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Girl, you are always going somewhere or visiting something fun! I love that about you! I was that way before I was married. Then we got married and said, “Hmmm…maybe we should think about getting out of debt.” Yeah, I had some good times! LOL

I’m sure the cupcakes will be lovely, you have a way of picking out just the right thing!

Comment by amyszoo


With all of the things going on, you still manage to pull off an eloquent, classy blog entry that makes me cry. It’s hard to know how everyday little things effect you, but you write about it so I can actually feel your emotions sometimes.

You are one amazing mom, Jes.

Comment by Shawn C

I’m not an athlete, really hate most sports but happen to LOVE tennis and am not half bad at it! I’d play you!
And also LOVE Canada.. went to college there… have fun!!

Comment by Cristin

I wish I could be writing about going to Canada!!! Girl Time, what fun! Love you guys!

Comment by Catherine

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