Hello dears! We have been blessed by so many of your wonderful comments this past month, and a few of them really stuck out to us. Without further a do, here are our favorite comments. Enjoy! 🙂
Emiliegh Rogers– I had braces from 4th-10th grade, so I TOTALLY identify. I had all sorts of contraptions in my mouth, and I still have permanent retainers on the back of my teeth (which are basically backwards braces). It will get better! Your teeth will be amazing and the awkward years will be burn-the-braces-pictures history!
Kate– Thank you thank you thank you for “The Terrible Typographic Time Traveling 4″ tip!! Ugh! My dad is a graphic & UI/UX designer, and though I am not up to snuff on the principles of design, blatantly bad design makes me want to pull my hair out.
Samantha Snyder– I so wish you lived nearby; I would totally hire you to make all my dresses.
I love British things; perhaps it’s because I have such respect for classy British entertainment (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Mary Poppins anyone??). So an English-styled outfit is OK by me!
And that ring is adorable. The end.
Theresa– Beautiful post, beautiful girl, and beautiful outfit (and wow! that ring! :D) Funny you were just thinking about the joy of the Lord on bad days, I have been thinking the same thing this week. I could surely use a bit more of it. Typically if I’m feeling down I sing praise songs or hymns, and that will normally bring my spirits back up
Abby– Ooh, how exciting to see all the things you talented girls are up to!
Hmm… not sure about the hats. Do you have to have hats? Because I think a big white bow for each of you would be adorable, and they might work well with other outfits, whereas a sailor hat or beret is something that you couldn’t wear all the time. (Just a thought)
A semi-random question, are you girls planning on releasing another album? If so, how soon? (I have your album and love it, by the way. And that’s saying something for someone who has never listened to or really acknowledged the existence of vintage era music like the Andrews Sisters.)
Many blessings! Excited to see what the future holds for your singing carrier!
Rachel– I was looking at these pictures with my 3 year-old sister and she joyfully exclaimed, “OH! Those are beautiful shoes!!” Lovely images as always. <3
Eleanor– Ohhhh! Thank you so much for clearing things up. I didn’t comment on your post yesterday, but I did rather wonder what you believe in terms of salvation. I was so upset (not in a mad, hurt, or judgmental way) and concerned about you girls. I know people who do believe that salvation transfers from parents to children and my heart breaks for them. I think of that verse in Matthew 7:22;
“Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”
Anyway, sorry for rambling, but I am so happy that you girls know the truth!
Have a beautiful day!
Mrs. S– Dear Jessica,
I smile as I type this since I was present at your and your sisters’ baptisms at Westminster. I am so proud to read your humble words and clear expression of your faith, infant baptism, and covenant faithfulness. God does promise to be a God to us and to our children after us — a truth I cling to and rejoice in!
Much love from the Pacific Northwest!
Melody– Thanks for sharing these ideas! I have had the privilege of taking a vinyasa yoga lesson from a friend of mine who is certified in yoga instruction as well as a very strong Christian. She played worship music during the session and encouraged us to meditate on aspects of God’s nature, like His faithfulness and unfailing love. It was a rewarding experience to try that new kind of exercise focused on God–which is not something that I have found to be commonly practiced with most other types of group exercise. I felt spiritually and physically refreshed afterwards! As a former dancer, I know the importance of stretching! It is really important for keeping your body in shape and ready for the next day.
P. S. The new blog header is delightful and very spring-like!
Thank you, dears, for leaving such delightful messages of love and encouragement on our blog!
We’re so blessed to know you through our site!
Love and blessings to you!
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer