our family

 

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The short version: Ted and I met in 2006. Married in 2007. Traveled the world a bit while working with Youth With A Mission, came back and started a family. We’ve since had 4 beautiful kiddos (5 and under) and hope to have at least 1-2 more of little ones of our own as well as adopting in the future. We are currently living in Colorado where Ted is working his bum off to help us pursue our greatest dreams. Our hearts long for community, and to live a more simple, yet meaningful life. While we work to pursue this goal, we hope to create a beautiful home and family environment where anyone and everyone feels welcomed. My ministry and passion is mommahood right now. I’m humbled and thankful to be home with them currently.

 Oh this man…

He is many things but mostly a man with a big heart and even bigger dreams. I love this about him and hope our boys end up just like him.

Simply put he’s best man alive (okay, I’m still a little smitten ;)

He’s also an amazing photographer. Check his work out!

(No, Ted does not colour his hair. This is a FAQ so I thought I’d clear the air :))

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Chaseyboy is our curious but cautious one. Very imaginative and creative, full of life and joy. He is also a very sensitive soul like his momma – which I absolutely adore and simultaneously think “aw shucks, poor boy!”.

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Our sweet Eisley-girl passed away when I was 7 months pregnant. She died September 14th, 2010 and was born after 3 long, terrible days of labor on September 17th, 2010.  She was perfect and beautifully made. She had her momma’s nose and her daddy’s big lips. She was stunning. Our hearts ache and we miss her everyday.

We love you our Sweet Eisley. Your little life changed ours for the better and your legacy will live on….

Shai is our little brave, daring and mischievous one. The one who throws caution to the wind and goes for it, even if it means getting hurt or givin’ his momma a heart attack!

Everly Selah – February 28th, 2014

Ever… oh my word, she’ll steal your heart. She’s just precious, she brings joy and hope to our lives in tremendous ways! As it turns out, she is just as brave as her brothers! Our fearless little wild flower.

Atlas Wonder – March 13, 2017

This little guy – current nickname “mr. moo moo” (unsure why) – is LITERALLY the most chill, happy, content baby! He’s truly a gift and a joy!

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26 thoughts on “our family

  1. Oh, you gorgeous things! I just found your blog today and, I hope you don’t mind, have posted about you on mine. What a sweet little man you have there! I’m 33 weeks pregnant with my first, he’s due on 27th April and Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t wait!
    +1

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  2. Jami-
    I came across your blog a while ago, I have been following it as you have spoken of Eisley.
    I always had you in my prayers, and I will keep you in my prayers for as long as you wish. I pray for strength in your family.
    Eisley was a little girl with a huge legacy. She had an amazing journey, and she was a tough little fighter. Reading the things you had to say about her, there was a connection between you two, just from the fighting that you both endured.

    I could never imagine what it felt like. Never.
    Although, I am too young to think about that anyway (:

    I wish you strength and courage in the rest of your life, and know that she is always up there, with Him, watching you. She is watching you and your family. Making sure that you are all safe and happy.

    I love reading your blog. It’s inspiring.
    I have told many of my close friends of your struggle, and I honestly don’t even think there is a way to describe it like you do. No one understands until they read your beautiful words themselves.

    Thank you for sharing your story. Keep us updated on your life, and how Chase is doing. He is the cutest little baby boy (:

    My prayers are with you,
    Kaitie Watson

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  3. i found your blog via ucreate….i think that there was a reason behind me finding it last night. i started at the beginning and just couldn’t stop reading. i laughed, cried, pondered….thank you for sharing your soul. your words reached corners of my heart that i thought were tucked so far away, i had forgotten they needed attention. more times than not, you came to my mind today and i felt like i needed to let you know…..

    becca

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    1. i am so thankful you wrote this. means so much to me and i’m very glad that some things were awakened in you! thanks for stopping in Becca!

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  4. HI there,
    I’ve just spent some time on your blog and reading your story.
    First of all.. hugs.
    You are brave and courageous.
    I too hv lost three children. You can read my story here on my blog under the MY STORY TAB.

    I’d love for you to be featured on my Inspiration Interview series I am doing on my blog. right now.. I’m taking spots into April and May, and I would love to feature you, your blog, your awesome talent and etsy.. and anything else u wud love to share.
    Ppl need ppl.. and so many could grow and learn from your story.

    Love your blog title.
    Love it.

    I am offering an e course right now called COLOR YOUR WORLD.. and omg.. after reading about you and your life.. we sound like kindred spirits.. although I just turned 49 and am old enuf to be your mom xo

    Love your website,
    hope to hear fr you. xo
    bonnierose
    u can find me on etsy here
    http://bonnierose.etsy.com
    facebook here
    http://facebook.com/bonitarose
    twitter
    http://twitter.com/bonnierose I usually fb more than twitter

    and my blog is here
    http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com

    plse email me and let me know if u wud like to participate in the inspiration interview series.
    bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

    thank you.. hugs
    bonnierose

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  5. Jami, I pray that you walk in peace. That with each step you take your trust in Christ will grow, even when you’re standing on the edge of that mountain, sister. It’s so uplifting to see that with all you have been through, you stand strong in God even when you feel your weakest. There is so much beauty in your brokenness, you just can’t see the big picture yet. (and let me tell you, it’s going to be one stunning picture ;))

    John 12:24-26

    I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
    Know that you are helping to make some beautiful flowers, friend :)

    Love, T.

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  6. Hi Jamie..I would like to send you an email..do you have a way to be contacted that is private? I was just hoping I share a few things with you (we have MUCH in common)even though I’m a 42 year old SAHM…I have stood in your shoes, girl. Right now ,I’m still reeling at the loss of my dad, who passed just before your little angel did. I saw your scrabble tiles on Ucreate and that happened to be my dads OBSESSION! They are darling..and I’m wanting to make them as part of a tribute to him. Please email me so I can respond in kind..when you get a chance! Thanks! Tracy..PS..LOVE your blog!! I will link up and put on of your buttons on my blog!

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  7. I just googled “Spring will come again”, because in so many ways, I need to believe that it will. This is how I happened upon your site. Having just lost my mother, I could not help but be moved by your unfortunate loss.

    Through making my own art, and by reading books by those wiser than myself, I have come to find some healing. Just this morning I read “when women hit bottom, it is also where the hidden roots of phyche are”. It is from here that we are able to be joyful again, recover, and gain strength and wisdom.

    Wishing you, and your readers, light from the darkness.
    Jodi

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  8. I stumbled upon your blog while I was looking for “You are my sunshine” tattoo ideas. My mom and I are going to get tattoos together when I graduate my schooling. I started searching around your blog around 2 and it is now 4pm and I just keep listening and listening to the song you had posted about your precious little angel. I don’t even know you but I feel so connected to your page. I will be reading this for as long as your posting. Beautiful pictures. What kind of camera do you guys have? Gorgeous family! God Bless You All!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Sylvan. This really means a lot to me. I’m glad you like Eisley’s Song <3 I am also excited to hear you and your mom are getting tattoos together, that is so precious! We use a Canon 30d and recently, a Canon 60d as well :)

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  9. i know this entry is a few years old but i am hoping you still get comment notifications. please listen to the song “gone too soon” by daughtry. although it was written about a miscarriage, the words are extremely powerful and wonderful. i wish you a lifetime of strength and support.

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  10. I have been reading your blog since you were expecting Eisley. As a mom of 4 my heart ached for you and I cried buckets reading your entries. I noticed in your last entry it looks like you moved 1.5 hours south of Fort Collins? I live in Castle Rock so I wondered if you moved close to me. If so, we’d love to get together for a playdate! My two youngest are 3yrs and 9 months. Missed reading your blog this last month, glad you are back!
    Kelly

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  11. Dear Jami, c/o Colour Her {Hope},

    You have made it to my blogroll for your attention to the craft of Storytelling. Thank you for your reflections on the human experience.

    I am regularly inspired by your warmth and insight as a mom, a writer, a wife, and an artist. I am reminded of 2 Timothy 1:7 when I read your work.

    Sincerely,
    http://ctolle.com/

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for your kind comment. And for sharing that verse with me. It really means a lot! Thank you!

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