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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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Years

                                                                   Welcome 2014!!

Ringing in the New Year!

We are very excited about 2014, it's going to be a fantastic year, I can feel it! Looking forward to basketball tourney's, baseball season, spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, trying new things, being kinder, making smarter choices! That is what I love about a new year, it's a chance to try again, to improve who you are and how you live. This year I decided against making resolutions for the year, instead I will make them as they come; maybe weekly, perhaps monthly! To start off my list, my resolution to be a better blogger has already started and has been fulfilled ... it's the small victories that make us triumphant!

Happy New Year, may 2014 be a year with blessings, challenges (that can be overcome), laughter, stillness, peace and understanding.  May the year ahead bring you good luck, fortune, success and lots of love (from the words of a good friend)!

Happy New Year, from TJ!
this is how TJ likes to bring in New Year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

Decorating with Daddy and Grandma!
Finished and looking lovely, later it will be moved to the corner of the room.
Jackson Rudolph with Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, fitting...
Decorating cookies
Ashton made this in class, how cute!
TJ first gift, from's TJ on a stick!
Rolling into the Northwoods, longest drive. The roads were awful!!
TJ landed in the MMC ER with a little transient synovitis (viral infection in the hip), however the NP we dealt with had no idea what we were talking about...welcome home!
Heather in her new Christmas hat, how pretty!
Hanging out with my favorite  boy Cory!

Christmas dinner, way too much food!
Christmas before and after pictures....

Fun Random Pics from Summer 2013

Best cookie ever!

I turned 35!

Heather was kind enough to come and help the week of my hysterectomy

Boys came to visit me after my hysterectomy 

Spring Flood

In the Spring of 2013 our rental home was flooded. It was very frustrating and our property manager did a sad job of taking care of the situation. Our rental insurance did not cover any of the damage to our property because it was considered seepage. We ended up living with a horrible smell and boxes everywhere for several weeks. We needed to move several weeks later due to the risk of mold exposure. It was terrible...
Our things are now floating in a foot of dirty seepage water, thankfully it was not sewage!

Water is starting to rise out of the carpet.

It came in about four feet on each side of the wall.

Jackson and his Patriot Ball

Jackson is playing AEYBA ball again this year. He looks good and is ready for his first tourney.

What's a picture without his buddy Wrigley!