So 27 years ago today my poor mother endured a lot of pain (and hopefully joy) for me to come into this world. She and my dad also endured a lot of pain (and joy) for the next 18 years, but that’s a whole other story.

Today is my birthday. I feel 40 sometimes and yet 15 at other times. Age is irrelevant. I grew up quick and now here I am with three kiddos, and awesome hubby and a pretty good life. I don’t think I’d change anything at the present moment. Guess that means I”m doing okay then, right?

Ten years ago I made a “plan” of my life and what I wanted to do. My plan went through the window many years ago and I’m grateful that life didn’t go according to plan. I’m sure I would have messed things up along the way had it been my choosing.

I still don’t have a plan for the next five years. People are always saying that we should plan things out, but I live on the edge and like to think that in five years I’ll be doing something totally different than what I thought. Besides, I told God that I wanted to live according to His plan anyway. We’ll see what He has up his sleeve for Mrs. Jenica Lemmons. I hope I’m still doing photography and loving every minute of it like I do now.

But today I will celebrate life and the gift of it that was given to me.

Today I’ll probably be doing the same ol thing as I normally do. I’ll be researching lighting techniques and looking at inspirational websites and being a mom as well. No big plans, but that’s cool with me. I for sure WON’T be doing dishes or laundry on my day. Course that’s not far from the norm either. lol.

And because I can’t post a blog without showing pics… here’s one of me when I was a kid….

oh yeah buddy, I had a mullet. Aint it cuuuuuutee??


here’s me and the little button


Have a great day and eat lots of chocolate and drink lots of coffee!!