Friday, January 16, 2009


Did this picture get your attention?! Yes, they were in the dryer... that was years ago when I had no sense (with a husband always at the hospital), and I desperately needed entertainment for my almost 1 and 2 year old.

I actually am posting, to give an update to those of you wondering why I have not added pictures to my blog in forever and a day. Right after Christmas, our computer went "flop". Luckily, (thanks to Uncle Lynn) all our pictures from the past 6 years were saved right before we lost everything permanently. For example, the picture above would have been lost forever! I could almost cry thinking about losing all those memories! We recently were informed that the "mother board" in our computer died. I don't really know what that means, but it never sounds good when somebody's mother dies. We are using a computer on loan right now (again, thanks to Uncle Lynn). The computer on loan is great, but I have just had to ease off my computer usage and downloading recent pictures until we get a new one. My blogging will hopefully get on track soon.

The moral of the story is that you REALLY need to have your computer "stuff" backed up on an external hard drive. You never know. Our computer was only 2 years old and was from a reputable company.

Keep checking in for an updated post in the next week or the mean time, here are two more pics just for fast things change...they grow up WAY TOO FAST!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!

Jackson lost his second tooth tonight. Last time the tooth fairy left $1 and Nana and Papaw matched it. As Jackson says, "I am going to be rich!"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

We actually got a few snow flurries Saturday afternoon! Jackson and Mackenzie loved catching the flakes with their tongue, but were disappointed that there was not enough to make a snowman. Jonathan started feeling sorry for the birds, and added some seed to our bird feeder.

Mackenzie's First Trophy!!!

Mackenzie had a Gymnastics Skill Meet on Saturday. She had fun showing off her talents. She had worked on a floor routine that she performed all by herself. Aunt Mandy even stopped by to see her in action! Thanks, Aunt Mandy! At the end of meet, she received a great trophy with her name on it. She was soooo proud of it.

Another Field Trip

Jackson's class went the see The Nutcracker Ballet this past Friday. It was a wonderful performance. I had 3 boys in my group (including Jackson) and they did really well- considering they were 6 year old boys watching ballet. :0)
Our neighbor, Madelyn, sat behind us. She looked very pretty in her Christmas colors.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Jackson lost his first tooth!!!

Jackson finally lost his first tooth. He was unbelievably excited. I had been saving a tooth pillow in my drawer for over a year and couldn't wait to show it to him. It says "TOOTHLESS WONDER". You hide the tooth in the shield. I saw it in a shop and knew that my little super hero fan had to have it. We are hoping the tooth fairy remembers to come tonight.

Jackson told us at dinner that there is no way the Tooth Fairy could know that he lost a tooth because only God knows everything. We had to agree that he was exactly right and confirmed that only God knows everything. He thought for a moment and continued on by saying that "...maybe the Tooth Fairy is actually an angel and God tells her up in heaven when a kid loses a tooth. They probably just call her the Tooth Fairy because Tooth Angel sounds weird." Sounds logical to me. :-)

Family Game Night

My babies are growing up, and that makes me very sad. But older is a good thing, too! Jackson and Mackenzie are finally at the age where we can have honest to goodness game nights at our house. Jonathan and I both love to play games, but rarely get the chance like we did early on in our marriage. A few nights ago we all played charades... it was hilarious. A couple of nights later we decided to play UNO. We had played it before with Jackson and Mackenzie pairing up with Jonathan and me. That night, however, we let them try it on their own. We all four played each other and I was amazed that they totally understood the rules and played perfectly. Mackenzie won! Fair and square! She was so proud when she yelled out, "UNO!" Jackson came in second place, so basically Jonathan and I got stomped by our kids!
I decided we were ready for Cranium- The Family Edition. It is for 8 years and up, but I thought we could try it. It was soooo fun! They loved it. We played it 3 nights in a row. I highly recommend it. I snapped a picture while we were playing.