Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jess H
I like turtles.
I like turtles.
About
Jess's posts

Post has attachment
Public
This evening, all sorts of things went... Awry... Didn't get to see the band I REALLY wanted to see tonight, but we ended up having an okay night anyway. On our way home now, and in the end, I'm glad Matthew was by my side during this unusual adventure, as usual. <3
Photo

Post has attachment
Public
Happy 5th to us! On our way to dinner, then to see Volcker!
Photo

Post has attachment
Public
5 years ago today, my dear friend +Matthew H​ and I hung out together without our kids or other friends for the first time, on a date that wasn't called a date because both of us were scared to call it that even though we both knew what it was. 5 years ago today, I already knew I loved him but wouldn't have told him at the time. 5 years ago today, I would never have imagined that when our kids played house and always decided we were the mom and dad and they were brother and sister, that it would become our lives. 5 years ago today, my life changed forever, and through every challenge, through every trouble, through every happy moment, I am so lucky to have looked no more than a few feet and seen his face and have shared everything with him. He's been the world under my clumsy feet, and I've been there to remind him that it's okay to dream. We have shared our hearts, our home, our children, and grown together in these 5 years, and I look forward to many, many more. I love you more than anything, Matthew. Thanks for changing my life and being my world. Happy anniversary, pinguino.
Photo

Post has shared content
Public
My besties brother, Johnnie Nammavong, went fishing at Blue Creek Boat Ramp at COWLITZ RIVER in TOLEDO, WA, THURSDAY Jan. 26 and his last contact he had with friends was FRIDAY Jan. 27 2017.

His fishing pole, fishing chair, tackle box, and backpack were all found still sitting at his fishing spot. Sheriff has not found where he may have gone, but his car is still parked in same spot, as well.

He is 45 y/o of Laotian heritage; 5' 8" tall, 175 lbs, brown eyes, black hair.

If anyone knows any info on his whereabouts please contact:
Lewis County Sheriff Deputy Andrew Scrivner, with case # 17L1072.

Thank you! PLEASE SHARE
Photo

Post has attachment
Public
The beginning of something beautiful...
#PDXSnow  
#815PM  
Photo

Post has attachment
Public
Okay... Our living room is starting to diminish in size; we are at gift capacity. I discovered a few things this year:
A) butcher paper is amazing and less expensive than wrapping paper
B) our kids have very generous long-distance grandparents on all sides but man that was a lot of wrapping gifts and I'm kind of a pro now :-D
and C) my favorite part is that I really enjoyed making gifts that are specially crafted for people I love. Way more fun than trying to wade through crowds at a mall.
Happy holidays to everyone <3
Photo

Public
+Matthew H is volunteering today for a live streaming event to attempt to raise money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
He will be live streaming him playing Portal, Portal 2 and possibly Half Life 2 starting at 2 pm Pacific time
Please share and/or watch him play at this link:
https://gaming.youtube.com/c/MatthewHicks/live
and if you'd like, please donate at this link:
http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=243813

Public
I read an article yesterday in which a woman said she was so sad, because she voted for Trump based on solely his economic plan, without even considering any of his persona, and how sad she was that she was now feeling accused of being a racist, a homophobe, an Islamaphobe.
While I understand what she is saying, I think she fails to understand something very important.

Her choice was extremely irresponsible, in my opinion. If she truly loves and doesn't want any harm to come to any of her gay friends, or her Muslim friends, or her friends of color, or her woman friends... she made a huge, huge mistake.

You see, Hitler had an amazing economic plan. He really did save Germany's economy. And the German people cheered him on.
And then millions of innocent people were slaughtered, because while he had a great economic plan, he also had a far more sinister agenda that no one really payed attention to.

So while focusing only on policy is admirable in theory, it is also extremely irresponsible. A person is a sum of all of their parts. Their personal beliefs define the way they lead, the way they conduct their actions. To ignore them for a better paycheck or to "finally get ahead" is entirely irresponsible.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of Trump supporters who are not inherently hateful people, but they literally aligned themselves with hate to boost financial gain/getting ahead/keeping up with the Joneses/change in government/whatever your non-hateful reason. And while those things are good things in theory, they don't represent the whole picture. That is really hard for a lot of people to look past.
For a lot of people, including myself, that very action symbolizes greed and selfishness, and selfish people are not caring or giving toward others if they fear not getting what they want. And this very thought wraps us back to the statement that to many, if you voted for Trump, you are a selfish, hateful, racist, sexist person, because those things don't matter to you; you were willing to overlook them. If your gay and Latinx and Muslim and black and female friends mattered, you would never have overlooked them.
I am having a very hard time trying to separate myself from my emotions when discussing this, but I'm trying. We made a huge. Mistake. As a country. And now, if you really do love your friends who are very afraid and affected by that mistake, you will stand with them, not tell them to just accept it.
This isn't hating a man for disliking the same beer as you.
This is fear of a man who has literally threatened the well being of a very large portion of our country's own citizens, and those who came here hoping to build a better, safer existence for their children.

Post has attachment
Public
How's your morning going? 
Photo

Post has attachment
Public
The bus is so glow-ey! Finally agreed on a destination and after making a pit stop, now we are on our way. Downtown... 😎
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded