Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MOPS meeting today

My MOPS (moms of preschoolers) group meets for the first time this year today. I am the speaker coordinator this year, so I am a "leader!" Looking forward to it! Have a great day!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Swine Flu!!!

This H1N1 business is getting out of control...it seems like it is EVERYWHERE!! That being said, I am bringing my kids to get their flu vaccines today. It won't protect them from H1N1, but I figured it definitely couldn't hurt!!

Both of my kids got the FluMist last year. I'm all about no shots for the kiddos!! I feel like it held up to the true test, also. My husband had the flu & my kids never got it!! Works for me!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bible Study this Summer!!

I'm so excited to do an online bible study this summer. It is through the Living Proof Ministries Blog. It is w/ Beth Moore & her daughters & it looks like it is really going to be a great study & a lot of fun!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jedi Camp this week!

My son is a HUGE Star Wars fan. We have a Jedi Camp down the street that lasts a week & he started yesterday. He had a ball. He is on the Sith team, which he loves!! Emma & I ran errands while he was at camp. Of course, she fell asleep in the car & I was almost late picking him up b/c I was wasting time driving around!!

I went to a Pampered Chef party last night. It was lots of fun. It reminded me of all the Pampered Chef stuff I've bought over the years. I need to use some of it!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another day in Paradise!!

We mainly just stayed home today, until about 2pm! For some reason, I just couldn't get it together enough to leave my house today!! We went to Emma's eye doctor's office to have her glasses adjusted, and she fell asleep shortly after we left there. On the way home we got Carter some ice cream (Emma's idea-poor baby was asleep!) We are getting ready to go to the gym now. I'm meeting Ricky (DH) there.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hug your babies!!

Hug your babies y'all.....a friend of a friend of mine just lost her two year old yesterday. They donated her organs due to her being brain dead. It is crushing to me b/c she was two years old, the same age as my Emma. The little girl's name was Vivian, and she drowned in their family pool week before last. I really need to appreciate my kids more, even during stressful times, because I'm so glad to have them here with me!!! :)

My Dining Room!!

I don't have a true dining room--the dining area is attached to my kitchen. Here is the view when you are walking in from my living room.
This is one of the walls I'm not sure about. A few comments from Rate my Space stated the items weren't large enough for this area.

Here is the view from my kitchen! My husband put up these letters above the windows. We really thought it would be an easy, short project....it took him three hours!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Carter is no longer a first grader & my baby got glasses!! :)

Carter is officially a second grader as of school's end today!! :( I cannot believe he has gotten so grown up overnight. Emma got her glasses yesterday & she looks adorable. Check out her picture!! I was so nervous for her. I just don't want it to hold her back from doing anything she wants. I got my hair cut today & went to the gym for the first time today. I joined yesterday!!-Jessica

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Four days of school left!!

I cannot believe it, but Carter is about to be a 2nd grader!! Just four days left of first grade. Tomorrow I'm going help at Field day at his school. This weekend, I worked Friday & Saturday. Today, Emma & I went to Old Navy & Bed Bath & Beyond to shop. Not for too long b/c she was over it. We came home & I tried to keep her occupied w/ her favorite tv shows b/c it was killing me, I needed to watch Grey's Anatomy!! I'm pretty sad they killed Izzy & George off. I knew that was George the second they got him into a trauma room!! I remember them doing the same thing with ER years ago, but the guy was hit by a train. -Jessica

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day

I hope I'm doing this right!! My idea of a fabulous Mother's Day is going to church with my family, and spending time with my favorite people--my husband and kids. Also, I wish my kids would be angels at a restaurant for us to go and eat!! Nowhere fancy, Mexican food would be nice...is that too much to ask? My two year old is not always good in restaurants, it's her age & the fact that she doesn't like to eat!! A nap would be nice, too. :)

I think we will do the things I listed, but also we will go visit my mom & my Mother-in-Law at some point in the day.

My mom is the reason why I am the person I am today. Sure, I have some mom issues like most people. But my mom was always very independent and I feel that has made me a stronger woman. She basically raised us alone. My father traveled a lot and wasn't very supportive even when he was home. My mom always told me I was beautiful, and instilled confidence in me, even when I didn't realize she was doing it. I love you, Mom!!


Creative Juices flowing!! :)

I am so pumped-I finally started painting this mirror I've had for 5+ years now, not crazy about the color so I decided to paint it. The brown picture is the before & the black w/ blue painters tape (obviously!!) is the work in progess pics!! I honestly have no clue what I'm doing, but I think it looks great so far. I'm using acrylic paint. ANY suggestions/tips are welcome!! It's amazing how fulfilling being creative can make you feel. Too bad my two year old destroyed my home in the process!!!! :) Will post pics when I finish. Have to go to Hobby Lobby to buy something for my next project!!


MOPS group & shopping

Today I was planning on going to my MOPS (moms of preschoolers) group, but Emma has a cough & I don't want anyone to freak out with all this swine flu business!!

Yesterday I took both the kids with me to Michael's to buy some paint, canvases and hodge podge. I had planned on making these cool canvases that Eightcrazy described how to do. But, Michael's was out of the 12 X 12 canvases, may try Hobby Lobby today...


Monday, May 4, 2009


Hi, I am posting pics of my master bedroom. I would appreciate any advice and/or suggestions. The items above the bed are things I had in a closet, would eventually like to buy more. I recently purchased my comforter and lamps, and furniture!! Artwork will have to wait a little while!!


Hi!! My name is Jessica Rodriguez. I am a full time mom & part time nurse! I work in Labor & Delivery at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. I married my college boyfriend, Ricky in 1996. We have two beautiful children--Carter, who is 7 years old, and Emma--who is 2 1/2 years old. I absolutely love decorating, organizing ideas, reading blogs and shopping!!!