Thursday, January 27, 2011

A night to remember

Tonight was a special night. We were sad that Sean was not able to be here with us in person, but over the telephone to celebrate the wonderful and inspirational life his Grandma Jackson has lived. We love her soo much. She and Bill are such examples to us all and I pray that I may possess the kind of strength, light, faith and joy that she fills the world with each day. WE LOVE YOU GRANDMA AUDREY!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Porter and Lois

Here are a few pictures that I took of the kids on a bright and cheery Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grandma Jackson

I just want to let you know
You mean the world to me

Only a heart as dear as yours
Would give so unselfishly

The many things you've done
All the times you were there
Help me know deep down inside
How much you really care

Even though I might not say
I appreciate all you do
Richly blessed is how I feel
Having a grandmother just like you

Everything my grandma does
is something special made with love.
She takes time to add the extra touch
that says, "I love you very much."

She fixes hurts with a kiss and smile
and tells good stories grandma-style.
It's warm and cozy on her lap
for secret telling or a nap.

And when I say my prayers at night
I ask God to bless and hold her tight.
Cause when it comes to giving hugs
my grandma's arms are filled with love!

Grandmas are for stories
about things of long ago.

Grandmas are for caring
about all this things you know.

Grandmas are for rocking you
and singing you to sleep.

Grandmas are for giving you
nice memories to keep.

Grandmas are for knowing
all the things you're dreaming of...
But, the most important thing of all,

Grandmas are for love.

There's simply no one else on earth
Who's as fortunate as me
For, I have the most special grandma
That this world shall ever see!

Monday, January 3, 2011


This Christmas was a lot of fun. Being able to travel back to Utah was such a blessing. The drive took us about 23 hours. There were a few moments where I thought I might open the door and jump out. The thought of being stranded on the side of the road, rather than in the car with a teething ornery baby and an obnoxious 3 year old was kind of a pretty picture that popped into my head a few times. Although when we entered Utah I realized just how worth it that drive was. I miss the mountains soo much, Texas is FLAT. The kids were lots of fun with all of the holiday activities we did. Here they are on Christmas Eve in thier jammies from Daddy and Mommy.

We went caroling with Sean's family. Laura had these funny little hats for Porter and Lo to wear. Porter has learned a few jingles and continues to sing them to this day. His favorite songs are "Rudolph the reindeer nose", "Frosty the snowman was a jolly frosty snow", and the one that he seems to sing all day long is " Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way oh one to slide one to sleigh." Totally wrong words, but it is so cute how he belts them out at the most random times.

She loved caroling she was bouncing and kicking her legs the entire night.

Porter had a blast this Christmas and got way too spoiled. But he appreciates everything he got. Everytime he would open up a gift he would say "Oh baby what is it?!?!" Santa brought him a lot. Some of it being Superhero squad figurines and a Leapster2. He now has no need to constantly drain the batteries on mine and Sean's phones by playing games. His Leapster keeps him plenty occupied. Lo of course loved the wrapping paper and ribbons more than anything she got, but it was so fun watching her look around in such amusement at all of her presents. Sean unfortunetely had to leave on the 30th to drive back to Texas. Me and the kids are staying in Utah for an extra month. Here is Porter and Lo on New Years Eve. A night spent with the family, always a good way to say good bye to the past year and hello to what may come.

I love my baby girl. She has gotten 6 new teeth since we left Texas. A big whopping total of 8. It is no wonder why she has been such a fuss for the past little while. She is pulling herself up to furniture and walking from couch to couch. She loves to wave and clap. What a happy baby girl we have, and she fills our lives with light.