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
Tuesday, January 4
January 4: 2011: Christmas at Casa Jex
Christmas Eve was my favorite and for the last time ever it was just me and Zach. We went to Christmas Eve service and then grabbed dinner and ate it on the couch with our pups in front of the fire. It was so wonderful to have a quiet night at home counting our blessings. It seems like society is making the holidays into such a superficial gift-driven event that it was such a blessing to have that down time where you turn your focus to God and the gifts He provides. Christmas night we had dinner with the entire Jex side at our house and opened presents and then the day after Christmas Mom, Dad, and Grandma came to town. It never feels quite like Christmas until your family comes to town....we had a great time and since I was feeling much better we toured a house, did some serious shopping and ate (like the Rosses do best!)
This is Jules playing with the step stool I made her. She had Kellen hold her hands and she would step up...and then down..and then up.. then down. It was so cute!
At our tour of The Towers...such a cool experience!
The pups in their new harneses so they don't choke themselves on walks. They look so darn cute! Thanks Gramma and Grampa!