Thursday, November 15, 2007

Smiling Jack

Jack will be three months old pretty soon, wow how time flies. He is becoming so much more interactive and we are slowly finding our way into a better sleep schedule. For the past few nights we have been turning in around 9, getting to sleep between 10 and 11, then sleeping until almost 5. Jack wakes up a few times but a quick feed puts him right back to sleep. Then we turn back in for a few more hours and usually get up around 8 or 9. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, I had six guests and I cooked for twenty. No wonder I was exhausted today. "Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny." – Don Sutton. I think if anyone taught me this it was my grandma Liz. I totally believe that everything happens for a reason. Karma, "The effect of all deeds actively create past, present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to others". If only everyone lived this as truth, the world would be a better place. I think true "luck" only exists in a few places; when you are engaging in something dangerous, i.e. you know, we have all been there...hanging Christmas lights in the rain, standing on the top step of a ladder, accidentally changing the channel during the last few moments of a really good football game...very good chance of death in all of those situations. The other place I think luck exists is in a casino. I have never been much of a card player but you can't keep me away from a craps table. Craps is pure luck laden with superstition. I have never lost more than the $20 I started with simply because if I lose the twenty I walk away. "Luck"ily, nine times out of ten I walk away with at least double what I came to the table with. Superstitiously, I stack the dice and tap them twice before I roll...who knows what would happen if were ever to not do this, so I dare not try. "Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." – Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Today I am grateful for knowing...not by learning the easy way...that to reach your goals you need to bust your fanny and put your heart, mind, intellect and soul into every act. I have my Grandma Liz and my Dad to thank for teaching me to pursue these qualities every day.


  1. Welcome to my club!I am glad you had a great day. We had a full house alos. I am tired, sore and happy. We all missed you guys though. Steph and I were glad to speak to you and Jack yesterday. I am grateful we have such great family and friends to spend the day with. Love you,miss you.
    Nona and Group

  2. I wish I could take credit for your beauty and talent. If I am responsible for any part of the kind, bright woman you have become, I am very proud.

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Auntie Shine's house. Everyone missed you.

    Paula Deen has a great recipe for pumpkin bars for the 100 extra cans of pumpkin she always has in her pantry. They look yummy.

    Give Jack a kiss for me and a hug for you.

    Love, Grandma

  3. We stayed home on Thanksgiving and it was wonderfully quiet. Although, we got together with Donald and others on Sunday before. You are so like me Jenn, I don't know how to cook for two people and so I always make too much. The lastest picture of Jack in his red outfit is absolutely adorable. I love his smile and fat cheeks. What a happy baby you have made. I am amazed at how well you are doing with Keith gone. He will be home before you know it. I bought a webcam so we could see you all live, but I can't figure it out. Hugs and kisses to you both. I am interviewing for preschool teaching positions and so I can't check everyday.
    Grandma Donna

  4. Sorry,
    he isn't in red, just a reflection from the furniture. He is still adorable.
    Grandma Donna