Sunday, May 30, 2010

Five Years Old…

Jackson is officially five! He was so excited, and said he even feels bigger. I look at him and can’t believe how much he’s changed in the past couple of years (it’s drastic)! He’s is a boy, there’s no baby left:( I’m not gonna lie, it makes me a little sad. So, here’s how we’ve grown…


a couple weeks…


a couple months…


six months…


about the same.

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a year.

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two years.


three years.

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four years.

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Five years old…with his brand new birthday present!

Happy Birthday Jackson! You are becoming such a big boy. You will be starting school soon, and I’m not sure what I will do without you during the day. I love you so very much, I have enjoyed watching you become the boy that you have. I hope you always know how important you are, and how much you are loved. Happy 5th Birthday!

*yes, there are tears.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Outdoor fun!

Bayleigh and Brittley got to come over and play this weekend.  Jackson and Bayleigh are about 10 months apart and always have so much fun playing together. 




And here’s Colin, being all Colin.  He’s riding his truck pants-less, with the cat bowl on his head.



He’s sooo cute!


Jackson playing in the sprinkler, he look so grown up.




This is the only picture I took of Brittley, with her Uncle Jared.


The kids had such a good time playing together, thanks for coming over girls!

Introducing, Carrot!

Several nights ago, as we were trying to get ready to go out to have dinner with Nathan and Nicole, I went out on the back porch to look for my flip flops and found this:223

Except it wasn’t dead at the time….and yes, it’s a copperhead!

So, now we have this:


I told Jackson to come up with a name, and the options he gave us were Richard or Carrot.  So, I think we’ll call him Carrot.

He’s supposed to have a reputation for killing snakes, so we’ll see how he does.  So far, all he’s managed to do it to get himself stuck in trees. Jackson really likes him though.

Fun in Utah

We were really fortunate to be able to take a trip to Utah this year with the boys. Nathan was graduating and him and his family were moving back to Texas. We were very excited for him. He has worked very hard over the last several years, and we wanted to be there to celebrate with him. However, I did not do so good at taking pictures of the things I should have. So, I will post what I have.











This was a pretty waterfall that we saw on our way to Park City.


This was the first picture I took with someone in it…..however we were already on our way home from Utah. We stopped at the Hole in the Rock.


So, where are all the family picts you ask? I really didn’t do a good job. I guess, sitting in the car it’s the only time I wasn’t holding someone or chasing someone, so I was available to snap some pictures:)

This man and his wife spent years dynamiting their home into a big Utah Sandstone. These are a couple of pictures of the inside of the rock.

I think we should do this!

Here are a few of my pictures.



There was also a petting zoo beside the rock that we visited.







I loved the deer. They were sooo sweet! I still can’t figure out how you could hurt one of these guys.


We’ll we had a really good time. We were glad we were able to see Nathan walk across the stage and finally be finished. Were glad to get to spend so much time with Heidi, and she was so nice and so patient to have us all at her house. We love getting to see the cousins get together and play, I’m just sorry that I didn’t get any of it on film card. We’re so happy to have Nathan and Nicole and the kids here.

Garden Update

It’s been a while since i first posted pictures of the garden. It has been doing pretty well, considering the time I’ve been able to work on it.

I have had a big problem with all of the nut grass coming up in the garden, and have tried to weed constantly. That doesn’t work. I was finally able to find out that the best thing I can do, is to just let it grow. I also had a slight issue with some aphids on my tomatoes, but thanks to my mom’s fish oil spray, I was able to get rid of them easily.




Baby Squash


Baby Cucumbers


I do have to admit, that I have killed some squash and cucumbers since these pictures were taken. I didn’t know that if you got the flowers of the plants too wet, it would result in rotted veggies. I have since then been watering only the ground around the plants and not the plants themselves.

Also, within the last few days, we have had cantaloupe spouts popping up. So far, I’ve picked three peppers, but I’m hoping that the tomatoes will start turning red soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Project

So I know I'm still really behind on my blog.  Lot’s of things have happened lately that have yet to grace these pages, but I wanted to post my latest project.  I’m a little proud of it (Jared, not so much), but here it goes. I bought this buffet at a garage sale a couple of years ago with the intent to “fix it up”. Well, I finally decided it needed to happen.

Here’s the before picture…


And the After…


I think it adds a little sunshine to my dining room!


I don’t know if Jared likes it though….What do you think?