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Welcome to our family blog, we are Roxanne, Jesse, Ashton, Jackson, and Thomas-Jensen. Jesse and I have been happily married since 2001, we live in Appleton, Wisconsin. We have been blessed with three beautiful boys; Ashton, Jackson, and TJ. Thanks for looking in on us from time to time.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Putting Up the Tree

We always put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Although Jackson and TJ had rough mornings (lots of fussing in public), ended up taking naps, our tree did get up.

I let the boys decorate it. I know that it means I will have a loved but not very attractive tree. It's worth it!!! Eventually I will be the only one putting it up, so I will enjoy all the help I can get. I think it's a beautiful tree any mother would love.

Thanks boys!
Each of the boys has a growing pile of ornaments they receive every year, eventually they will put them on their own trees.. They get to put those on themselves. I realized today, I need a bigger tree! We are running out of room, and the boys are still little.

Thankful for Thanksgiving

I am thankful for my family, my friends, my health, and my wealth. I am content to find peace in my life, I accept that things change. I look forward to each new day as an opportunity to start anew.

Happy Thanksgiving.

I am also so thankful for turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, pumpkin pie and cool whip. Yum.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Prayer Request Please

The surgeon called us yesterday at gave us TJ's surgical date. Monday, December 1st. We are really nervous about the whole ordeal. Thomas will have his tonsils and adenoids out. They are doing the surgery at Miller Dwan and then sending him over to St. Mary's over night. With his age and asthma they want to be able to monitor him. The specialist wanted him evaluated by the ENT, who felt that TJ has had pneumonia too many times in his short life and too many sinus infections. We are hoping this will cut down his need for prednisolone.
Jesse and I are worried about recovery time. Just this morning TJ was coughing at the table. I thought, how much is that going to hurt after his surgery. I worry about keeping him hydrated and comfortable.
Ashton had this surgery last year, he was five. He ran a low-grade 100 temperature for 11 days and was so uncomfortable. Finally on day 12 he was back to his normal self. I am hoping TJ doesn't take that long to recover. I am hoping he will bounce back even faster!!!
So, please say a prayer for TJ, and for us.
Thank you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Little Mathematician

Ashton is really into math, has been since he was 3. He see's a pattern in so many things. He loves major digit addition, subtraction, and multiplication. I caught him on camera!
Check it out!

Happy Veteran's Day

Too all those serving, we thank you. Too all those who have served, we thank you. God bless you and your families.

A Veterans' Day Poem
By Holly Rulli

Veterans' Day will come and go
Quicker than the blink of an eye
But memories of heroes present and past
Will never, ever die.

The youth of today, do you understand?
The price brave men did pay
To preserve the freedom we enjoy
Each and every day.

They were called to duty, and so they went
Not knowing what was to be
Many came home, some never did
They sacrificed so we could be free.
How lonely some must have felt
How scared some had to be
They paid the bill with their own blood
What a great cost to be free.

The heroes of our country
Are the ones who paved the way
For freedom and the many rights
That we enjoy today.

Next time, young folks, you pass someone
Who may be old and gray
Remember — thanks to him or her
You have your freedom today.

They may dress funny, not see as well
Walk a little slow
But they were young when duty called
And off to war did go

Brave men today are still at war
How scared some must be
How lonely some must feel inside
Paying the price to be free

You may dress funny, not hear as well
You drive your cars too fast
But remembers all those great brave men
Of present and of past.

So when you’re called to duty
Not knowing what is to come
Remember all those men before you
Who fought for our freedom.

Support our President, support our troops
Support our country, too
As they go fighting for what is right
For freedom the price is due.

Nice Shiner Kiddo

TJ smucked his face on his big brother's bunkbed. The first night was a nice bruise, followed swelling and an even bigger bruise. It's not too bad. Makes him look tough. ;)


Transformer VS Iron Baby

Why Do They Have to Grow Up So Fast

Where does the time go? It's not fair. I did what everyone told me too, I cherished every moment of every day! I think it actually went by faster. It's not fair.
My baby has shed the last of his babiness. He has given up diapers! He is potty-trained. I honestly kept him in diapers as long as I could. I fought his wanting to potty train until the bitter end.
TJ has decided to use the bathroom like his big brothers (they are terrible role models). I should have put the big kids back in diapers! Kidding. Maybe.

So, in all fairness to my angel baby, good job baby-mine. Mommy is so proud of you, of how big you are!