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Why are barns red?

A sorority sister saw this sign and thought of me.

Never thought anyone would see a sign about red barns and think of ME, but I guess that’s where my life is going these days. 🙂

Why are barns red?

Did I tell you about the time I thought it would be funny to buy Kirk a pair of Carhartt overalls for Christmas and walked into Murdoch’s (which is like a Farm store?…) and had a panic attack.


God, I hope that’s not what people think when we tell them we bought a Ranch in Kansas. It doesn’t smell like a farm or feed or hay or whatever that smell was and our horses are just big, pretty pets we intend to stare at from the front porch with a drink in our hands.


Needless to say, these ponies are NOT my responsibility…I’m over here nursing a baby around the clock, wiping a 4-year-olds butt and obsessing over Fixer Upper.

On a random note, Kirk if you are reading this (and I know you are b/c I saw that you Follow this blog) my 8-year-old rain boots tore today and I think these would make a really great Valentine’s Day gift….I promise to help you out in that Red Barn if you buy me these Red Boots.


Hunter Red Boots

Welcome ~ First.Post

Well Hello There.

Welcome to my first post here.

My name is Jessie. This is me and my husband, Kirk. He is my favorite person. He is the kindest, most gentle man I’ve ever met. He loves music, baseball and our family so hard you can see it.


Kirk & I ~ October 2015 at Keystone Wedding

I have written a blog for my boys for over 4 years. You can find so much more about them at To Those Who Wait. My hope is that someday they will read about their lives from the day I found out I was pregnant with each of them on with their wives and children and laugh and delight in all the stories and memories I kept for them.

Kirk was my first & only online date. We got married after knowing each other a year and a half. I walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Sun.”

We have 2 boys (Reeve & Lowe). Each has a story to their name that I love to tell people.


The Day Lowe learned how to roll onto his side and found Brother’s face….

I am from a small town in Kansas (about 800 people). Went to University of Kansas and moved to Denver in 2007.

Turquoise is my favorite color. Sushi my favorite food. Or Mexican. Or fish. Maybe it’s chocolate? What can I say? I love food…especially if I don’t have to cook it.

I can’t bake b/c I have a tendency to improvise….but I wish I could.

I love decorating and have inherited my love for antiques from my parents. I would paint every room in my house a shade of blue if Kirk would let me.

We own a screwdriver and a hammer…so we aren’t very handy (yet), but we seem to always have awesome neighbors who let us borrow their tools.

October, November & December are my favorite months (fall leaves, food and LOTS of presents, sparkles and traditions).

I prefer to wear flip flops but, for some reason, own about 50 pair of shoes

I’m 6 feet tall

and while I could go on and on, I must leave you with this…I honestly believe that there is nothing more important in this world than having a home where my boys feel safe, loved and free to play and explore.

For that reason, and that reason alone, I have named this blog Burbs To Barns. As you will see in my next post, Kirk and I whispered to each other from our pillows for over 2 years a dream that would change our lives and that of our boys in the most positive way imaginable.

I hope you follow us and come along on this dream with us.



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Family Photo from our Christmas Shoot 2015 ~ Denver