Organized Chaos

Life as an Associate Pastor's wife: community, family and God

Tennis Time March 12, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,Family,Me,My Man — Jessi @ 10:21 pm
    My Tennis Pose
    My Tennis Pose
    My Two Men Enjoying the Day
    My Two Men Enjoying the Day
    Billy in Action
    Billy in Action


     We had a Be-U-TEE-full weekend, and today our 70 degree weekend weather has turned to cold and snow! Well it was fun while it lasted. Here’s where you can find us when the temperature is above 55. Billy is such a tennis pro, and I’m just a beginner, but I’m improving.
    Some guys ask Billy to play doubles with them at least twice a week, and it’s true that practice makes perfect. He’s always stepping up his game and pulling out some awesome moves that will blow your socks off!
    It’s so fun to watch Billy and his best friend play. They joke around and say that it’s like watching geriatrics play because it looks like slow mo compared to the big dawgs. HaHa. I still enjoy watching!


My Man’s Book Giveaway March 8, 2009

Filed under: Give Aways,My Man — Jessi @ 10:17 pm

God All AroundMy man is giving away his new book so check it out and leave a comment on his blog for a chance to win. The giveaway ends tomorrow (which is almost today by the time I post this) so there’s not much time. Sorry I didn’t get the word out sooner!

Click here for your chance to win!!!


Blue Skies

Filed under: At Home,Inspiration,Me — Jessi @ 9:25 am



I love the warm weather (if there just weren’t so many bugs). It was such a gorgeous day yesterday so I took my sketchbook, pencil, camera, and a blanket to the backyard. Sketching and journaling are a great way for me to reflect.

My mom always says that she can’t draw because she can’t even draw a straight line, but drawing is not about being able to draw straight lines. That’s great if you can, but most things don’t have straight lines. Sketching for me doesn’t have to be exactly perfect (although I am OCD about that), but I’ve found that the more I sketch the better I become (not sure how much better).

What is a warm weather activity that you can’t wait to do?


Checking Off My #11 March 4, 2009

Filed under: Me — Jessi @ 10:51 pm

My Running ShoesA couple weeks ago I decided that I was gonna start training to reach my goal of running a 5K. This is week 2, and things are going pretty well. I’ve slacked a few days, but I’ve made great progress. For all you seasoned athletes out there I know a 5K doesn’t sound that challenging, but for an anti-exercising chica like myself it’s gonna be a big feat! When I tell people that I’m training to run a 5K, their first question is when’s the race? I’m like, “I don’t know. I haven’t found one to be in yet, but I know I’m gonna run one.” I’m pretty sure there are some local ones this spring, but I haven’t gotten that far yet. I’m just trying to get my body acclimated to running almost everyday. Anyway, I’m so excited! Check back for regular updates about my progress, and help keep me in check. This week is 1.25 miles, and next week is 1.5 miles.

Got any great tips that I could use while I’m training? Do Share!


Billy Bucks February 16, 2009

Filed under: Holidays,Me,My Man — Jessi @ 10:42 am
One Billy Buck Good For A Dead Sea Mineral Spa Treatment

One Billy Buck Good For A Dead Sea Mineral Spa Treatment

So this is Billy’s and my 5th Valentine’s Day together (two of which we’ve been married), and Billy never ceases to amaze me. This year he did the traditional candy, flowers, and card, but he also gave me this coupon book. I looked through the coupon book, but I guess I missed the very back because Billy said, “Have you looked through your book?” I said, “Yes.” But he said that he wasn’t for sure that I had. I turned to the back and found “Billy Bucks”. It was so great! Billy had made these “Billy Bucks” (I wonder if they take these at the grocery store) that actually look like real American currency. I turned it over, and it read “One Billy Buck Good For A Dead Sea Mineral Spa Treatment”. He knows the way to a girl’s heart. What girl wouldn’t love a spa treatment!?! So I still wasn’t sure where this spa thing was leading, but after our Valentine’s Day dinner at the Outback, we got back home, and Billy said, “Are you ready to cash in those Billy Bucks?” I was like, “SURE!” So he went beside the sofa and pulled out this Desiring God bag from the conference in Minneapolis. I thought, “That’s weird that they’d give spa stuff away at the Desiring God Conference.” I had no clue what he might pull out of the bag. There was a manicure set, a facial treatment, and a body scrub treatment. Funny thing is… Billy hid my Valentine’s Day present in the bag as a cover up, and he had it laying right out in plain sight ever since he got back from his trip, and I never had a clue. I should have been a blond! Anyway, it was so sweet, but the best part is that he was the one who gave me the 5-Star Spa Treatment. He did my nails, helped me with my facial, and other spa like treatments. I love how he took the time to pamper me. It was so relaxing, and my nails and skin felt so soft afterward. I’ve never even had a manicure before (I’ve been so deprived!), but Billy did an awesome job. My sweetie is the best!


God All Around February 12, 2009

Filed under: Inspiration,My Man — Jessi @ 7:19 pm

God All Around



There’s this great new book out called “God All Around: 31 Places to Find the Fingerprints of God in Your Life” by Bill Whitt. It’s by a really great author, musician, creator, and husband. Ok, yes I’m promoting my man’s book, but I think I’m allowed to have bragging rights, plus I’ve personally read the book, and it has allowed me to slow down a little more often and experience God in the everyday hub-bub of things. God is not just some mythological god that sits out there on his little cloud throne waving his magic lightning rod. He’s a relevant God that wants us to have a personal relationship with Him and experience happiness in Him. So check it out!


I Want That! February 8, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Me — Jessi @ 5:39 am

610px-holt_renfrew_mannequinsHave you ever seen something, and been like, “I’ve gotta have that!” I was like that the other day, when Billy and I happened by Goody’s. They’re having a going out of business sale, and when we walked in the front door there was a poster that read, “All Fixtures For Sale.” I took one look, and was like, “I Want That.” They had all of their showroom mannequins out for sale. Can’t you just see the looks on our guests’ faces when they walk through our door and see a mannequin staring right at them! I know it’s a little freaky, but I’ve always wanted one, and I think it would be such a funky little piece of art! Billy said, “Well, you wouldn’t have to worry about not having any closet space.” I love it!


What’s something that you’ve seen and immediately said, “I Want That!”?