Modern Day Family

I share my life with you, so I thought I would give you an introduction to the cast of my life!  It isn’t uncommon but we are a blended family.  That simply means we were two families and we became one.  Of course, you will learn a lot more over time but this will get you started.

IMG_0972Obviously, my name is Jessica.  Most of the time everyone just calls me Jess.  I just turned 35 years old.  I celebrate Sept. 16th.  I work full-time at an urgent care.  I balance various roles in life that gets complicated when you combine it with several chronic illnesses (both mental and physical).  I’m the mom of three of the semi-adults you will “meet” shortly.

14067579_10207054148815342_1115387004591170027_nShawn is my husband.  He is 43 years old.  He celebrates Aug 26th.  He works full-time as a lawn care tech.  He will get laid off in a couple of months for the winter before going back to work in Feb.  He is always on the go.  This is often helpful for me too.  He is the father of two of the semi-adults.

IMG_0001We officially began blending on August 19th, 2016.  We were together almost three years before we tied the knot.  All the semi-adults were in our wedding party.  I will share that whole story sometime soon!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAOur oldest is Morgan.  She is 18 years old.  She celebrates on Nov 8th.  She lives independently with her boyfriend.  She is working at a bakery.  We really don’t see her very often since she moved out-of-town.

img_1201Our next one is Laura.  She is 18 years old as well.  She celebrates Aug 17th.  She is a senior in high school.  She works at a Dairy Queen.  She should be graduating from high school this year!  So we have been looking into vet tech school.

IMG_0591The next one is Hailee.  She is 16 years old. She celebrates Jan 7th.  She is a junior in high school.  She works at Subway.   Although she is looking for a second job.  She is in honors classes.  She is also involved heavily with JROTC when she can.

12185263_10205146794732682_6240412582697787335_oThe first boy is Caleb.  He is 15 years old.  He celebrates Oct 3rd.  He is a sophomore in high school.  He just really enjoys being on electronics.   He also spends spare time at the comic book store.  Soon he will be searching for a job of his own.

1450063_10204386066314947_1542205859259914690_nOur last one is Matthew.  He is 13 years old.  He celebrates Jan 16th.  He is in his last years in high school.  He’s doing very well in school.  He enjoys skateboarding and bike riding.  He was diagnosed with failure to thrive early on, and he is still very tiny for his age.

11952674_10204851410148252_3841998036938667858_oOur first furbaby is Luka.  He is our dog.  He is a mix of a min. pin., chihuahua, and pug.  He is 5 years old.  His birthday is Nov 15th.  He’s a very anxious dog  So that took out the roll I initially got him for— as an emotional support dog.

IMG_0845Our second furbaby is Kallie.  She is a short-haired grey cat.  We adopted her from someone who didn’t know her age.  She is very much an adult though.  She started out mean but really has got a lot better over time.

IMG_0174The last furbaby is Patches.  She is a beautiful calico cat.  She is probably about two years old (again, not sure about the exact date).  She is shy and spends most of her time hiding.  She has made very small progress.  She is a sweetie though.

So, that is the run-down of everyone!  Of course, there might be other people who pop in here too!  These are just the most common you will hear about.

Thanks for reading,

Jessica ♥


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