I introduced my husband Smitty a few weeks ago. Now I would like to you to meet Jessica, my marvelous daughter!
Jessica's apple pies are legendary! Here she is picking apples for pies, applesauce and apple butter. Fortunately, North Carolina has lots of orchards within driving distance. I wish I had a photo of one of her pies but they are usually eaten before anyone get can get a camera out!
When a mother wishes for a a little girl, she wishes for a daughter just like Jessie. She is wise, generous, courageous, funny, and much smarter than her mother. No one in the world is unimportant to Jessica. I am so blessed to be her mother. Her middle name is Rose, after my beloved mom. Jessica Rose, my jewel!
This is part of her harvest of carrots. Jessica is a passionate gardener.
Okay....here's the one thing I just don't get about this wonderful young woman. She runs! I keep telling her that running is only for emergencies but she doesn't listen! Here is Jessica and her friend Christina at the end of a half marathon last fall.
Jessica, like both of her grandmothers, is a nurse. When she graduated from nursing school, we had a big party to celebrate! As I have mentioned, she is a very fine baker. Spritz cookies are another of her specialties. She makes dozens of them every Christmas for lucky friends and family.
Aren't these adorable? She pressed these spritz cookies in heart shapes and piped the EKG symbol on them for her nursing school graduation party!
Happy Valentine's Day to all, most especially to Jessica Rose, RN, my dear daughter. Gifted in many ways, she brings joy to those who are lucky enough to know her!
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