Archive for January, 2012


Posted on January 28th, 2012 by Jess Life Photo/Video

As Brent and I were wondering around downtown Bozeman today, we stumbled across the Schnee’s Warehouse Sale. We stepped inside hoping to find a new pair of dress/work shoes for me and maybe Brent. I dropped down one size in shoes after I started running 2 years ago and it has been that long since […]


New Photo Subjects

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by Jess Photo/Video

I decided to try to take some photos that I normally don’t attempt. I like sticking with the outdoors rather than objects inside. Tonight, I thought, why not. I hope you enjoy my experiment. I think I have some work to do, but a person has to start somewhere.


Baking with our “girls”

Posted on January 22nd, 2012 by Jess Family Food Life Photo/Video
Caramel Roll Ice Cream Cake

  It was one of the girls birthdays yesterday, so one of her sisters and I spent time Friday night baking. She wanted to make a cheesecake which turned into me making it. Not a big deal as I love to bake. Plus it was fun to do a something a little special for “our” […]


No Lottery – What to do?

Posted on January 19th, 2012 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike
I Run to be Victorious

  This last weekend I ran the Nike+ Women’s Half Marathon. Although they called it a half marathon, you only had to run at least 13.1 so I was able to run my scheduled 15 miler. It was fun to run although I was all by myself. I knew I was running for cancer. I […]


Our New Table

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by Brent Life
Work Light

Okay, it’s not actually done yet but I’ve started working on it. I’m not even sure what the wood is, but it looks nice. I had enough of the wood to make the top and I should have enough left over for the trim. I haven’t figured out what I’m using for the legs just […]


Parents for a Week

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by Jess Life

Well today Brent and I start taking care of 4 teenage girls until next Wednesday. Please pray that we are able to do what we need to to get them going in the mornings and in the evenings. It will be a good adventure for us. We are excited to be doing this as it […]


Creamy Potato Soup

Posted on January 16th, 2012 by Jess Food

After a day of single digit temperatures, there was nothing more desirable than soup for dinner. Homemade soup it was! This would be great served with Zopf bread or biscuits. Feel free to add other vegetables as I only used what I had on hand. Enjoy! 1 medium onion diced 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 cup […]



Posted on January 14th, 2012 by Jess Life Run/Hike/Bike

This past week I finally decided to start doing some sprints for my marathon training. It has been several months since I have done them and I forgot how much I really do not like them. I am not a very good short distance runner, actually, I am not good at all. I set out […]


Where did 1,050 miles take me in 2011?

Posted on January 12th, 2012 by Jess Life Run/Hike/Bike
Portland Marathon

At the beginning of 2011, I decided to start keeping a log of my running miles. I thought it would be fun to show where the 1,050 miles took me over the last year from running at 9,000 feet to running a marathon. It was quite a second year in running. My pace increased almost […]


Cheesy Breadsticks

Posted on January 9th, 2012 by Jess Food Photo/Video

Tonight was pizza night in the Powell house. We made a homemade chicken pizza with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. I decided that I would try to make some breadsticks to go along with them. Another new creation and a keeper it is! For the Bread: 2 cups flour 1 tsp. yeast 3/4 cup warm […]