Family

All this blog’s posts about my sweet family.

A Heartfelt Thank You

by jessicaturner on October 24, 2014

The past 72 hours since launching God Made Light have been so incredibly exciting and I wanted to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you for buying books. Thank you for sharing about #GodMadeLight on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Thank you for emails and comments of support. Thank you for saying yes, our […]

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Introducing the God Made Light Collection

by jessicaturner on October 22, 2014

Yesterday it was a joy to introduce you to our new children’s book, God Made Light. This incredibly beautiful book has been three years in the making and to take the leap into self-publishing has been a hard, exciting journey. One of the ways that made pursuing self-publishing less scary was all the people who […]

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A Lesson Our Children Need

by jessicaturner on October 21, 2014

Today when you turn on the news, images of violence, hopelessness and despair assault our senses. Parenting is a challenge, as we work to combat these negative messages by teaching our children biblical truths. One of the foundational truths I want my children to know is that they are lights and have the power to […]

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Decorating with Noisy Decorations Kids Love

by jessicaturner on October 14, 2014

This weekend my Aunt Sandy was in town, and we went to the pumpkin patch on Saturday. Though it rained for much of our time at the patch, it really got me in the spirit of decorating for Halloween. With being in my third trimester, I am doing my best to keep things simple, but […]

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Wow and Other Unwanted Pregnancy Comments

by jessicaturner on October 9, 2014

Me with 2 pregnant friends & colleagues who just had their babies last month Last week, I cried almost every day because of comments made about my pregnant belly. Because I’m petite (5’0″) and this is my third pregnancy, I popped even earlier than with my other two children. At nearly 27 weeks, my belly […]

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Star Wars Party with Jedi Training Academy

by jessicaturner on October 8, 2014

For Elias’s 6th birthday, we threw him a Star Wars party to celebrate. Despite it raining that morning (and us having to move the party back a few hours) and the yard being too wet for an obstacle course, we were able to modify plans and the kids had an absolute blast. Below are all […]

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Stop, Drop and Roll: Fire Safety for Families

by jessicaturner on October 6, 2014

About two months ago, Adeline came home from school and emphatically told me, “if you are on fire, you STOP, DROP and ROOOLLLL.” At just three, Adeline often amazes me with how much she retains, but this lesson was an especially important one. That lesson at school gave us the opportunity to talk more about […]

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Our Night at ‘Disney on Ice presents Frozen’

by jessicaturner on October 2, 2014

It’s rare that we do activities during the week, but last night we planned a big surprise for the kids – tickets to Disney on Ice presents Frozen! We were so grateful to be given complimentary tickets to the show and let me tell you, it was an evening to remember. We were joined by […]

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Little Girl’s Hello Kitty Party: Adeline’s 3rd Birthday

by jessicaturner on September 30, 2014

This summer, for Adeline’s third birthday, we had a Hello Kitty birthday party. My mom, sister and dear friend Chris from high school were all in town, so we had lots of help for the day. This was especially great because I was so sick during my first trimester. If you have a little girl […]

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Pausing to Say Hello: The Benefits of Card Writing

by jessicaturner on September 26, 2014

As I shared in my update earlier this week, life has been incredibly wild for us the past few weeks. W-I-L-D. Because of that, I have had to really fight for fringe hours for myself. This past weekend I finally started reading Gone Girl (so good!) and last night I sat down to write a […]

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