Monday, May 18, 2015

Hi, My name is Jessica

 I have not "quit" blogging. I've taken a lonnnng break. Blogging for me used to be a release for my brain. After Charlotte was born it became just another thing on my "to-do" list. And we all know, no one likes anything on a "to-do" list unless it lists pedicures and drinking wine. 

Even though I am home 4 days a week, I still get overwhelmed with too many events on my calender. We have committed to a weekly swim class at the YMCA on Saturday mornings for Charlotte and even that gives me anxiety. 
Josh was examined by a doctor at a really renowned hospital to get a second opinion on his back. The treatment recommended is spinal fusion. They actually go through his stomach, push his guts aside (dr's terms) and work on his spine from the front. We are working on getting one more opinion and then making our decision. We are both stressed out about this for sure! 
Charlotte's dedication was last Sunday, on Mother's Day and it was soo special! Well, until she barfed on her dress but still, look at these pictures................

 Most people ask us what a "dedication" is. We are actually both Catholic, but our church wouldn't allow the people that WE chose to be God parents, actually be her God parents! In other words, they wouldn't baptize Charlotte. After some church shopping and some great recommendations, Josh and I decided on one of the oldest Unitarian Churches in the US. We met with the Reverend and explained everything and he was more than happy to dedicate Charlee. What's the difference? Well when your are Catholic, you are born with original sin (from Adam and Eve), so when you are baptized, the original sin is gone. We didn't believe that a baby can even have original sin or any kind of sin for that matter so we were kind of leery on going through with a traditional Catholic baptism. In the Unitarian church, they do what is called a dedication. A blessing for the new life of the child, an expression of the parent or parents’ hopes for the child and  promise by the congregation to support and nurture the child! We were so happy with our decision!
My most recent hobby (if you can't already tell by my instagram account!) is playing with my essential oils. I did a ton of research and decided on Young Living's Essential Oils. I'm totally hooked. I've made a great pain cream for Josh's back and asks for it every night!!! If you know my husband at all, he is a skeptic on everything until proven otherwise! I've made a sore throat spray, bug spray, sunscreen etc!!! I love that fact that as a family we have taken the healthy lifestyle plunge and it seriously is limitless, cost effective and result producing! If you are interested in more information feel free to email me!!! 

I cannot tell you how happy us New Englanders are that summer is almost here!!!!And if any of you feel the need to post a comment about Tom Brady, I'm deleting it :)


  1. I need to get back to my blog too, it was my "new mom" goal so I could have a place to document everything.
    It does get to be really hard to do!

    I am happy you are "back"
    We are doing a "dedication" as well with Hudson, I love the fact that they can choose to be baptized when they are older in a setting they are comfortable in!

  2. Blogging just isn't what it used to be. Love her little dress!

  3. I have stepped away more times then one. I felt it became a "job" I didn't like. Writing for the sake of writing instead of what I felt.

    Dedication...what a blessing. Wishing you well.


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