Monday, July 24, 2006

The kiddos

Well after about 10 days of family, Carolyn and I just got back from the airport dropping off our last visitor (at least until Friday). Evan's family was in for a surprise birthday party for Grandma Zelkovich who turned 80 on Thursday. We had such a wonderful time visiting and Carolyn cheeseballing for everyone. But now the attentioned spoiled child will have a dose of reality until Friday when her grandpa Filippi comes up for a visitor. Well here's a pic of my two favorite nephews Caleb (the eldest) and Joshua. Of course Carolyn is featured too. I love these kids and my family. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Just for laughs

Okay...just wanted to put make you all smile....So cute. It's funny, this was the first time she has ever had pigtails and she spent so much time in the mirror flicking them and laughing. Enjoy!

Friday, July 14, 2006


Well the house is quiet and everyone is sleeping, well my twin and the kids at least. Evan's out golfing with my brother-in-law...something I wish he did more often. Recently Evan posed a good question to me that was brought up in his discussion group with some men. Do the wolves in sheep clothing talked about in the Bible, know that they are in fact wolves? Interesting. I think that the answer can go either way depending on the situation. I sometimes feel like I am in disguise in this world only because hardly anyone really knows the inside of me. I open up to people with time much like my husband but it takes situations like a game of golf to get Evan to open up and sometimes share his goofy side (which that man can be crazy in the right crowd) and for me, I don't know. Right now I'm spending the weekend in St. Louis and for the first time YEARS my sister and I will be having a girls night out which I am very much looking forward too. While we talk, it will be nice to get to know her better and likewise it will be nice sharing new things about me with her. But right now with the peace and quiet surrounding me...I'll ponder...I am ever a wolf that scares off people or just another scared sheep trying to blend in. I know a bit off from the Bibical message but the characters are still the same. Lol.
I'm out. Jess

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

kitchen help

My world can sometimes be chaotic between cakes for people, teaching classes and raising a daughter all the while maintaining a happy home. With 6 teeth coming in, shots last Friday and a new found sense of self, my little angel baby is a challenge but yet there are (and I'm sure always will be) shining moments in each day. Whether she's helping in the kitchen or we're playing a game of hide and seek, she always wants to be like mommy. Sort of odd for me because I've never had someone trying to be like me before but it's cute in that, you're my little girl way. She's getting good at hide and seek though. She knows where I hide most of the time and it's so cute to peek out and see her trying to pick up the covers off our bed thinking I'm sure that I'm under the covers yet again or checking the kitchen because well mommy's always in the kitchen. But she knows and she remembers where to find me. I could jump to a transition here about something more personal but I'm stopping because I don't want to say something I'll regret. Opening up on a blog about the stuff inside me doesn't really interest me. I'm more of a face-to-face communicator. So this site will be about the cuteness of my girl and cakes whether I start adding some how to pictures or what...I don't know. Guess I'll have to keep the evolution of this blog free to become whatever it is born to do.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Happy birthday Abby and Amy. I know this should have been posted yesterday but I've been busy. Apparently it was Denny Oakes birthday recently so shout out to him too. Heard you liked the cake...I thought it was cute although I have to admit it wasn't my idea completely...I stole it from a magazine. :( Still 2 CUTE though huh. Happy Birthday all you peps...Happy Birthday!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July. What a great day in our history. I know that my mother-in-law is at home in Houston pouting because today is the day she remembers the USA beating her beloved England but regardless it's a great day here. I am very patriotic. In rememberance of today...I made a cookie bouquet that I thought I'd share. Happy 4th of July America!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

My feet hurt but my heart feels GREAT!

Wow Marty and Andy are slave drivers in disquise as kind, loving people who just want to help cook at a small Christian camp...Beware!! For the last two weeks, Carolyn and I helped out in the kitchen. During the teen camp this final week, we got the brillant idea to actually do a camp cake for the final dessert. Gee that was a lot more work than I thought but it turned out really cute and some of the girls came over and helped out too. It was nice that some had some pastry bag experience but others didn't and it was fun to show them how to do stuff and do a cake that they were all very proud of. One gal said this experience makes her want to be a cake decorator. sweet. Well the cake turned out to be super moist and it looked fun with lots of edible items and the girls even wanted to do shark fins...those poor rabbits, teddy grahams and red hot lady bugs!! The cake took about three hours outside of baking so it wasn't too bad. Overall, I had a great time serving and feeling useful with Carolyn nearby but boy did my feet hurt this morning when I woke up. LOL.

Well here is Carolyn...helping...she just got to play with people and this last week Mr. Marty and her bonded)