About me

Hi! I'm Shelly - mother of 5 and wife to the best man in the world. We love to play games and watch movies together. I have a passion for crafting in all it's forms - sewing, scrapbooking, bow making, painting, mod podge, you name it and I'll try it. Hope you enjoy our family adventures and crafts!

How I Became Shared Jelly

When my husband and I first got married we used to get messages on our answering machine for "Shared" and "Jelly" instead of Jared and Shelly. The first time we chuckled a little over it and by the fourth or fifth time, we decided the name should stick somewhere. And so, I've been sharing jelly all over the internet since. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When is the Big Day?

We're letting the kids guess when they think the baby will come. Our window is April 25th-May 15th. I'm due on May 15th, but have had 3 kids in my 38th week and the longest was 39 weeks. Anyone care to add thier guess?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


We had a great Easter.  We dressed in our nice Easter outfits for church, decorated eggs, and found lots of goodies on Easter morning.  We also did an Easter egg hunt and the kids were pleased to find, not only candy but coins in some eggs.  We watched conference as a family then had dinner at Jared's parents house.  What a great day!
This plate of eggs is the wreckage that was left over on Easter morning. I pulled out the eggs on Easter morning and told the kids they could have one.  They did.  I went back my room to get dressed and came out to find the leftover eggs (12 eggs) were used as bombs and smashed all over my floor.  Nice. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

9 years!

Jared and I just celebrated our 9th Anniversary.  We can hardly believe it.  Time just seems to fly right by.  Here are some of the things we've done in those 9 years:

Earned 2 bachelor's degrees (mine in psychology, Jared's in English)
Lived in 8 homes
Jared's held 10 jobs
Shelly's held 6 jobs
Had 4 3/4 children
Owned 2 properties
Opened and closed a business
Owned 6 cars and a motorcycle

And even after all that, we're in love more than ever.  I love you, Jared.

Here's to counting many more things together!