Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year

This is a little late, but Happy New Year! December went by quickly and we are excited to start 2013!

After Jeff's graduation we celebrated Christmas! I had planned to do a daily countdown activity to get ready for Christmas, but with a baby and a husband who works long shifts, that really didn't end up working. I had really been looking forward to it though and had some good ideas planned. Maybe next year.  Jeff and I enjoyed a nice quiet Christmas together this year and the best present was Jeff got the day off at the last minute! Since we've been married, Jeff has always had to work on Christmas, so this was a really nice surprise.  We didn't do a whole lot because I was super sick and Jackson was getting sick. I just got the flu, but poor baby ended up getting croup! We're both still trying to feel 100% better. We did get to go see a movie though! Jeff and I have always gone and seen a movie on Christmas together and this year we saw Les Mis, of course! We both really enjoyed the movie!

Then New Years came and we didn't do anything because Bubba and I were still sick. haha I barely was even awake till midnight. I feel like so far in our marriage, Jeff and I have encountered quite a few trials, more than most couples that have been married for less than three years, so it was fun looking back on this year and realizing how good we've had it! Some of our highlights were Jeff starting his new job at the Prison and graduating from the Academy, I took a much needed break from school, we got our first niece and found out we get another niece or nephew this year, we bought a truck, we bought a house and last but definitely not least we had a baby!

In front of our new Tacoma!

Day we got keys to our new home!

Just a few hours old!

Having Jackson here the last 5 months has been nothing but a blessing.  He has definitely helped us grow the last year and it has been so fun watching him grow! He is developing quickly and I bet he will be crawling soon! It's fun to see his personality develop and seeing how he is a mix of me and Jeff.  Some of his new and favorite things are
-screaming: he has learned that he has vocal chords! He screams when he's happy, sad, mad, hungry, tired, etc.
-dogs: he loves Sadie and Riley! He'll watch them play forever and if Sadie comes up to his face he always tries to lick her nose. Yuck!
-Mommy bites: I guess these are his form of kisses, but he loves to bite or suck on my face. He only does this to me...
-sitting: he is still trying to master this, but he sits so well on his own now!
-escape game: we have a bouncer that Jackson has loved from day one, but because he can sit so well now, he always tries to get out of it! And he does a pretty good job at it! And no joke, as I finished writing this he flipped it over... Thankfully I pretty much caught him. Guess we'll put the bouncer in storage till next baby.

I'm 5 months old!

Loves the puppies! (I think this picture is super funny! It looks like Jackson is consoling Riley)

                                                              Ready to start crawling soon!

And I finally finished putting together Jackson's room (almost! I still have a few pictures and things to hang up). I had been begging Jeff to set up the crib since I was 6 months pregnant, but he was logical and said why bother if we're just going to move.  So I am ecstatic that his room is finally put together (now that he's 5 months old!) even though there is no floor. Once we moved I kept waiting to put his room together because I wanted to put the carpet down first, but we don't know when we're going to get around to that so I went ahead and did his room! :)

That dresser is mine from when I was a baby!


  1. You have a beautiful family. I am seeing more of Jeff in Jackson's facial features as he gets older.