Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94
Wednesday, August 26
Battle 1: Grasscloth is victorious.
Battle 2: will be this weekend and include a steamer....watch out grass cloth!
Our living room gameplan:
- Remove Grasscloth (easier said than done)
- Prime and Paint walls deep blue or something in the brown/tan family (leaning towards blue like inspiration rooms below)
- White Paint for bookshelves (including wall behind bookshelves), new mantle & trim, cabinets, moldings, and chair rail
- Add cabinet doors to lower cabinets
- Add a large (simple & traditional) white mantle and trim for fireplace sides
- Shannon to paint huge abstract artwork for above mantle
- Move flat screen to wall between windows
- bring in new blue accent chairs, rug, and lamp (shown above in picture)
- Replace dark leather couches (going into Zach's study) with a blonde sectional
Friday, August 21
I wanted to note the perks of Lasik:
1. Pre-op breakfast at the Donut Shop
2. The doctor lets you hold a big stuffed frog during the operation to calm nerves and give you something to hold on to.
3. You get to have Pizza fed to you in bed! Yummmm.
4. Homemade cheesecake brownies
5. Pig Out for Dinner
So just for all you chickens out there (me included) Lasik is not such a scary thing after all!
Zach--remember these perks when I go under the lazer!
3:15pm Update: He woke up and his eyes were very white minus a few blood vessels. Zach thinks he is seeing 20/20 now. He said it is great but his eyes are really dry, like the doctors said they would be.
Wednesday, August 12
I am so excited to get down to Texas this weekend and see Mom & Dad and my girls!!! A few of us were able to squeeze the trip in between work, school, and surgery schedules. Meghan, Laura, Lisha, Elle and I have a fun weekend planned! I think the last time the 4 of us were together was New Years (way too long ago) and Megs has not met Elle yet! So I am looking forward to some Houston shopping, TexMex food, seeing my girls, and holding sweet little Elle! Then I will close out the weekend with a trip to hang out in Kingwood with Mom and Dad. Monday before I leave Houston I am going to pick up our new kitchen appliances! Safe travels girls...can't wait to see you!
Tuesday, August 11
Monday, August 10
Oh and while visiting the big BR, we enjoyed a nice lunch at the Cheesecake Bistro with Lauren and Madison. Love em!! Lauren and I promised to visit each other more often since we are so close these days!!! We decided our next adventure will be the haunted Antebellum homes in St. Francisville in October (not really haunted- just turned into haunted houses for Halloween).
Saturday, August 1
"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example"
On August 1st we celebrate the lives of both Randa Jex and Papa Stan!! Randa was born August 1, 1947. Stan was born August 1, 1925. I know Zach and I often find ourselves thinking of them or wishing we could call them and tell them about our day or ask for advice. They hold a special place in our hearts and we have decided that every year we will have a little birthday celebration in honor of them so last night at 11pm I baked some cupcakes (please excuse the sad decorations...all I had was powdered sugar and a few sprinkles!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Papa Stan and Momma Jex!