Friday, September 30, 2011

30 days of 31

For the month of October, I will be doing this 30 day challenge.  I will take off on October 29th because on that day, I will turn 18.... 

Join me tomorrow for a fun month!

Day 1: A favorite song.
Day 2: A favorite movie.
Day 3: A favorite book.
Day 4: A favorite television program.
Day 5: A favorite quote.
Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Day 9: A photo you took.
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Day 15: A person you admire.
Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Day 17: An art piece.
Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Day 19: A talent of yours.
Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
Day 22: A website.
Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
Day 25: A recipe.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days.
Day 30: A motto or philosophy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Month of September!!!!

I haven't posted in a while because we have had such a busy September, but here are some highlights from the month!

We went to the zoo, and climbed on tractors!

Ryan had a birthday and got a new Bible!

Ryan had a birthday and Michael stole his gifts. 

Two very cute twin sisters came to the party. 

One cute boy dressed up in the sweatshirt everyone in the family has worn. 

Too precious.  This photo was taken right before he was crowned king!

Aravis has gotten really big and loves the cat house Daddy made for her. 

We visited the TN aquarium and had so much fun.  I love Michael's face in this photo. 

Too cute!!!!

Are my eyes large enough?

They dressed up for the rain. 

I don't know what they're doing. 

This little boy has stolen my heart.  Is he no so cute?

Sarah pictures herself a fair maiden pondering life.  I love her freckles!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Centuries Apart

I was trying to wait to post this photo, but I couldn't!!!!!   Please meet the Cast and Crew of the 2011 Production ~ Centuries Apart!!!!!

Much thanks to Rachel, Erin, Emily, Ryan, Jamie, Sarah, Kathryn, Nathaniel, Emily, Jonathan, JoHannah, Nathan and Joel!!!!

We appreciate the time and effort you guys and gals sacrificed and the talent you added to the film. 

And here is the trailer for the film... If you want to see the whole thing... let me know!!!!

Centuries Apart from Plants and Pillars Film Festival on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Film Festival Blog...

Dear Friends, I have an exciting announcement!!!!

I got the photos of the Film Festival from the photographer!!!! This has allowed me to start posting photos and trailers of the films on the Film Festival blog.

Please go there and take a look. There will be a photo of everyone, eventually, except for the 3 out of state entrants.

Go Here!!!!!!  Film Festival Blog!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wissmann Family Sings!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Ryan made these nametags for everyone.
His says, "Ryan Pritchett volunteer at the 2011 Plants and Pillars Film Festival"

You should always get a drink before a big event!!!!

100 programs to hand out.  She was also supposed to check off people as they came in, but... everyone arrived at 5:34 and it got to crazy!!!!

Take time to hug!

The setup!!!

We'll make them all sit here!

After.  I love the kid in the aisle.
photography by bo schultz

You plug this in here and that in there. 

You turn the lights on... how?

Friday, September 16, 2011


Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.

Matthew 25:23

We love you Ryan!  Happy 12th Birthday!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

They Are Coming!!!!

Please don't go away!!!
I have more posts on the Festival that are not ready yet. The main photographer doesn't have the photos ready yet, and I am having some trouble getting the trailers uploaded...

But stay with us!!! Keep watching!!! The posts are coming!!!

Just for Fun!

I couldn't stop laughing at this movie!!! Watch it and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

He Said It...

In the midst of planning and recovering from the Film Festival,  I have to make sure that I take time to remember and jot down the memories that still come in our day to day life.  I have to make sure that I journal them so I can hang onto them.

All of my siblings have called me "Gaga" as the grew up.  Don't ask me why.  I have not the faintest idea why.  Jessica to me sounds nothing like Gaga, but I seem to be mistaken on that one.

All of them have been the same.

But... then it happens... the sadness... at one point...

I cease to be Gaga and I become Jessica once again.  One by one all of them have joined the ranks of kids growing up and have discovered how to actually say their oldest sister's name.  Except Michael.  He still calls me Gaga.  I am nothing else.

Until now...

August 18th will be forever etched in memory...

The day of the Second Plants and Pillars Film Festival

and the day my little baby brother called me by my given name.  He said, "Thank you Jessica for the Film Festival."

That little man has a huge vocabulary.  I tell Mommy his vocabulary is larger than he is.  But until that moment, he had never said Jessica.

He hasn't said it since, but I know it's coming.  One precious day I'll be typing here trying to remember what his little voice sounded like when it said, "Gaga, help me please"  or "Gaga, do this for me."

The days will slip by and all to soon I'll be calling him on the phone and listening to him talk.  He'll tell me what he has been doing all day and what he's doing tomorrow.  He'll be 15 and I'll be 30.

One day it'll be over and I'll never hear it again.  My kids will call me Mommy.

Michael, maybe you can call me Gaga once again on my wedding day.  :)  I love you buddy!

Jessica or Gaga

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mommy and Daddy

21 Years of Love!!!

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.