Monday, March 30, 2009

The big 29!

Yours truly turned 29 yesterday and had so much fun celebrating. Now I am officially in my last year as a twentysomething:) Better live it up!

Dinner at Houlihan's with the fam

Back at the house. J is sporting his new cowboy hat. I love it!

Saying "cheese" for the camera. Such an authentic smile:)

Helping me blow out the candles--he can really do it now. Too bad this skill arrived a few weeks after his own birthday.

After enjoying my delicious italian cream cake, it was time for some presents. Here are my new boots from Jared. I got to pick them out and am so excited about them! I was blessed with lots of other great presents as well. Thank you to everyone for such a fun day.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dirt Cheap TV!

We recently got a new T.V. for our living room. This means our other television is looking for a new home now. It's in perfect condition, we just don't have room for it anywhere else in our house. So, my friends, for only $150 this could be a great addition to your home!

It's a Sony Trinitron 32 inch t.v.

Jared said we should take a pic of the back. Something to do with showing all the hook-ups. Anyway, here it is:) If you have any questions or are interested in buying it, please let me know. Thanks!

(Disclaimer: Cute kid in picture is not included)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Weekend of Fun

Jackson had a really good weekend and wanted me to share some of the highlights. It all began on Friday night when he got to spend the night with two of his favorite people, Gigi & Boom. After a good night's sleep, our little guy was ready for some action.

He started out by pumping some iron, with a little help from Boom, of course.

After a hard workout, every athlete knows a good stretch is a must.

That same afternoon, we went to a birthday party for Hunter. It was at Bounce Town and I thought that Jackson would not want to really participate since he's always been scared of those things. Boy, was I sure wrong! He loved it!

He ran all around the bounce obstacle course and went down all the big slides.

After the bounce time ended, it was time for pizza. Now, we knew the kid liked pizza, but this day he ate a remarkable amount. This skinny little thing put down 4 slices of pizza, a piece of cake and some ice cream!

Hard to believe he was still awake after such a big meal. Little Romeo was in full effect with The Pointer sisters, though:) Wouldn't this picture be so cute if he started dating one of them one day?


Friday, March 20, 2009

Day on the Farm

It was such a pretty day that we decided to pack up the kids and head on out to the farm. We went to visit Papaw and Granny who live in Greenville and had the perfect afternoon. Jackson was in heaven with all the animals and other cool things they have there.

Checking out the backyard


Petting the donkeys, Mama Rosy and Baby Butterscotch.

Hanging out on the front porch with Papaw and Andi.

Feeding the cows. Jackson wanted to pet the "baby cows" so bad, but they were a little skittish and never let us get too close.

Driving the tractor--a big fave of the day!

Climbing the ladder to work on the tractor. Turns out he needed his hammer, which was in Garland. He'll sure remember to take all his tools with him next time, though.

Playing on the see-saw with Ms. Andi.

Chasing the big chickens around the yard. There were also a lot of baby chicks, but they didn't want to get too close to us, either. Arghh! Noticing a pattern?

Showing Madison how to use the spray nozzle. The waterhose was also a huge hit. Jackson "watered" the yard for a good 30 minutes. He can't wait to see how his garden is doing when we go back next time.


Enjoying a hostess cupcake at the end of the day. Check out Madison--she's making a beeline for that cupcake! Definitely the perfect way to end our day at the farm:)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chit chat

Mom came over to watch Jackson yesterday and when I got home this is what I saw.

They were just hanging out on the front steps. Jackson's eating his sucker and they were having a great little chat. So precious I just had to take a picture. He's lucky to have such a sweet Gigi.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Jackson's excited it's St. Patrick's Day!
He kept turning around and waiting for a few seconds before he would spin around with a huge grin on his face. I love it! What a great way to get good pictures of him:)

Tyson's also got the irish spirit today and is sporting a green and black shamrock bandana. Too bad you can't see it here.

Hope y'all have a fun day and don't get pinched too much!



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why does Jackson like the rain?

Because he gets to wear his new rainboots!

They were part of his birthday present from his great grandpa (Papaw) and are actually little cows. He loves them!

All ready for school--backpack, cow rainboots and all.

Today is also class picture day at school.
Hopefully he'll smile like this for the camera:)



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mama's Big Helper

Dinner time has become so much easier now that I have a trusty little assistant. No longer does my assistant do things to sabotage this time of night (like pulling out EVERY single pan we own to create a booby trapped kitchen!) but now he actually helps me. That's right, Jackson really does help me. Amazing, I know.

First he gives everyone a napkin,


then he gives everyone a fork and spoon. If he sees me doing it, he will literally sprint across the room and insist on fulfilling his duties! How great is that?! Such an improvement from the days of dumping all the cornflakes out of the box while I'm trying to cook! We've come quite a long way.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Bring on the yard work!

Yesterday was such a pretty day, so we all decided to do some much needed yard work. First we went to Lowes and got all our supplies, then we tackled the weeds, planted new flowers and really improved our yard. I feel so much better now:)

Jackson even got his own gardening gloves! He was a terrific helper and exceled at tasks such as throwing weeds in the trash can and watering the new flowers.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hooray for Friday!

Today has just been one of those really great days. It all started off with us meeting some friends at the park. It was 75 degrees out, so we both got to wear shorts and sandals.

Jackson agrees...this weather is fantastic! We are definitely warm weather people.

Other reasons why I love today so much:

1. Jackson is taking a nap for the first time ALL week. Hallelujah!
2. PEOPLE magazine came in the mail (one of the reasons I love Fridays and am so disappointed if it doesn't get here until Saturday)
3. Our ski pictures came in the mail, too, and since Jackson's sleeping I got to put them in an album, frames, etc.


I am so happy this afternoon. Hopefully all of you have a great day, too:)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Self-sufficient? Kind of...

Jackson was eating his pears this afternoon and decided to put on his bib.

Great idea, kid! Although I'm not sure it works as well if it's on backwards and all wadded up behind your neck!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Steamboat Ski Trip

Jared and I just got back from an awesome ski trip to Steamboat, Colorado. We went with our good friends, Hayley and Adam, and everyone had a really good time. Here are a few highlights from the trip.

Right after we got to our condo--so excited to be in Colorado!
On the slopes the second morning--it snowed the first two days we were there, which made for some super chilly skiing in the mornings.

Now since we are all nearing 30, skiing isn't quite as easy on the muscles as it used to be. I do have to say that the guys took it the hardest, though! They both just laid down on the mountain and took a break.

Getting ready to go snowmobiling...such a fun time!


During our snowmobile trip we got to go through lots of trails, stopped at an open meadow and then the guide took us up to Rabbit Ears Pass.

The view really was incredible.


Eating super delicious crepes at Mountain Mama's Red Caboose.


Hitting the slopes on the last day.


On our way to dinner the last night. We had such good food the entire trip, but the last night we went to a great steakhouse and got the whole kit and kaboodle. My favorite part might have been the cinnamon rolls that came with the meal--genius idea:)
Jackson also had a wonderful week and got to spend lots of time with his grandparents. Jared and I cannot wait until we get to teach him how to ski. Hopefully he'll be a little ski bunny in only a few more years.

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