Our Family

Our Family

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Family hike (sunday)







Hello, today we packed a picnic and all went hiking in the hill close to our home. Linda and her two girls went along for the fun, we had a great day hiking. The ultimate goal was to reach the water fall and jump in, when we reached it the kids instantly stripped down and jumped in! The water was bearable, we went last December and the water was sooooo cold, but today the weather was around 80, so it was perfect. Although the water smelled a little like a swamp, it was great. There were some young boys jumping off of a huge cliff there, (very dangerous), but I could see John and lil John itching to take the plunge as well. So within a thirty minutes they asked my permission to jump, I gave it and they JUMPED, lil John loved it he was ready to go again, but we said no once was plenty! Any way hope you all had a great weekend, Shirley

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fathers day


Well today is Fathers Day, a very special day to honor fathers. I was sitting here thinking about all the little kids who do not have fathers, praying that God would comfort their little hearts, and for those of us who do that we would show our dads how much they mean to us! I have been blessed to have one of the most awesome dads that anyone could ever ask for, ever since I can remember my dad has been there for me no matter what, cheering me on in life always encouraging me, always saying how proud he is of me. My father has taught me so many valuable lessons in life, but the best lesson was how to love. James Hess you are one of the best, most loving, positive people I know, I love you, Mitzy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


New Beginings

Hello friends and family, this is my first post, I'm excited to share our lives with you, this year has had it's up and downs, John lost his job with Naked Juice. This had a huge impact on all of us, making us rethink about the path we were heading on, realizing that God is in control of our lives not us. John was pretty devastated at first, wanting to provide for his family, he took a construction job doing demolition on a huge home near us. Construction brought John back to his roots, he really enjoyed the satisfaction that hard manual labor brought. Keeping us afloat for two months, this job was a God send. The end of May one of Johns old bosses from Naked Juice called with a job opportunity, a small start up juice company called O.N.E coconut water, he offered him the regional director position for all of California! We were all so thrilled, this new job offers more pay than Naked Juice, bigger bonus, as well as a car allowance! We thank God for all of you who prayed for us, thank you. To celebrate this new endeavour we took the kids to Miami Fl. for seven days, and enjoyed the beautiful Atlantic ocean. Now summer is upon us we look forward to many beach days, trips to Bishop, Washington, and enjoying our local beaches.... beginings