I am so amazed at how much Jaedyn is changing! It makes me excited to know that soon I can do lots of fun things with her (preschool, potty train, go to zoo, go to the pool, etc.) BUT I'm so sad that she's getting big so fast...So it's very bittersweet. I'm going to list some of the adventures:

1 - Jaedyn has an old phone and she wants nothing to do with it unless the battery is charged so it can light up and make sound, (otherwise she wants our phones) So we keep it charged but took the sim card out. But there is still an 'emergency call' button. So the other day she pushes the button and a guy answered and Jaedyn says, 'HI, DADA!!!' with so much excitement. It was so cute and funny :) I finally threw the phone away because of the several 'emergency' calls. Luckily nobody came out.

2 - Our couches have a gap from the floor to the bottom of the couch. So anyways, Jaedyn says, "UH-OH, UH-OH, UH-OH" and gets on her tummy and looks underneath the couch and stands back up and put's her hands up and says, "Where'd it go?"...I know she was looking for the phone.

3 - Jaedyn figured out how to open the child proof safety locks on my kitchen drawers. "What, SERIOUSLY" Yep, I'm in trouble.

4 - Jaedyn also learned how to stand on the chairs, Yep, trouble x2

5 - We've colored here at home maybe like 5x and we were at the doctors office and she went to the coloring station and said color! So now every time she sees crayons she says, color!

6 - We went visiting teaching to a new lady and I told Jaedyn to say Bye-bye and so she puckers her lips up and wants to give this lady a kiss. Cute, huh!?!?!

7 - Every night in the last week or so, I tell Jaedyn to tell her daddy night-night, so she goes to her dada and says night-night and puckers up her cute little lips.

8 - Sometimes, when Jaedyn gets in to something I have to smack her and tell her no, so she hits me back, or anytime I tell her no she raises her hand up at me. I know she doesn't know what she's doing since she's started repeating everything. So anybody have ideas how to redirect her when she's getting into something she's not supposed to do.

9 - Jaedyn likes to try and put her shoes on all the time, and she concentrates really hard.

A couple things about Luther and I

10 - Luther has started back up MMA training, it takes a lot of time but we can't wait til he gets a fight

11 - I can't wait for spring so I can plant our gardens (vegetable, and flower)

12 - The trees are becoming popcorn trees but the weather isn't matching it, can it be nice out already.

13 - I've started this new diet/excercise thing and I've lost 3.2 lbs in 3 days, that's right 3 days! That's a little over a lb a day!!! I hope I keep losing a lb a day. That would be amazing!!! because when I lose my weight I'm going to have a shopping spree. Where I'm going to look good and have cute clothes again, and I'm going to get me some RED High Heels, like I've always wanted...and I'm going to try and convince Luther to take me to the beach, yep that's right, a vacation!

This week was a crazy busy week BUT very productive!
I love weeks like those don't you?!?
I know I do!!!

So I've been really trying to build a food storage and I know it's not canning season but I've been craving to can...SO I bought some items to can to go into my food storage. I was canning chicken but I kinda had a bad experience and the pressure cooker exploded because we're assuming it got too hot in there and it evaporated the water in the pressure cooker AND in the jars.
So because of the explosion it ruined the chicken. But I do want to try it again sometime!

I canned Beef Chunks/Stew Meat...Looks good it turned out so good.
I love this one meal where it's Beef Chunks and Brown Gravy over mashed potatoes. I know sounds simple but it's so good...So if you want a simple recipe there it is. :) And I can of course use the Beef Chunks in Beef Stew..So pretty accomplished there
I had to get another Pressure Cooker

I also canned 58 pints of beans! That's a lot!
I did Black Beans, Kidney Bean, Great Northern Beans, and Pinto Beans.
I actually hate eating beans UNLESS it's in my Chili and I have the best Chicken White Chili that consists of all 4 beans. So, that's a pretty big accomplishment.

So the canning took me 3 days to do that.

Thursday was St Patrick's Day and Luther took off and we went to the Kansas City Parade.
The parade itself was cool BUT the experience was crazy. There were literally thousands of people there. You could barely move and we even got there a little bit early and we still were WAY in the back. But overall it was pretty fun :)

I also painted my dining room and hallway. I originally started to just do touch ups but didn't realize I didn't have any paint to do so I had to go get some more and took some of the old paint with me for them to touch up. There were tons of places that needed touched up all over the walls, so I started to touch up paint. So I woke up the next morning only to see 2 toned paint all over my walls. There was no way around it other than RE-PAINTING! It was pretty annoying but the end results ended up a better paint job and a better yellow. So I'm happy with the results :) The pic below isn't my dining room but it's the same yellow I have :)

So these projects weren't the only things I did because of course there's the normal life. Taking care of my daughter and making dinners, the daily clean up and then my detailed cleaning on Friday. After I got done painting I kinda did a minor spring cleaning!
So this week has been crazy busy but very productive!

The other day it was really nice out and so I wanted to take Jae out. She is always pounding on the door to go out. So I took her little car out and she rode on it, we went on a little walk in our to our neighbors house and we played tag. She was having a blast!

This year I'm getting her a sandbox, a slide, and swing. We're going to have so much fun! I'm so ready for it to be nice out all the time because we're going to be having much fun in the sun.
Park, Pool, Deana Rose, Zoo, and much fun!

Jaedyn is so funny! I just got done sweeping and put the broom away back in the laundry room. I go upstairs real quick to find Jaedyn sweeping! LOL
Love her!!