Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to Jackson. 4 years old! We are blessed:)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall begins....

So it has been eons since I posted- mostly because facebook has held me captive. Not like crazy captive- but enough to fill the few minutes extra each day when I want to be mindless.  Mind you- I am not a facebook poster- just a reader.  One of these days I'll find my voice.  But maybe not.  I love to talk and debate but writing has never been an outlet for me.  
So here are some catching up photos. 

Kara and kids came to visit for about a week.  We had lots of fun- playing on the river on the nice days and exploring great Middlesex county on the others.  Jackson loved spending time with cousins.  

Jackson started pre-school.  He was apprehensive and clingy but I think he is over that now.  They just took a field trip to the apple orchard and he told Donny and I that we could not come that it was just for him and his teachers.  

As most of you know (since my readership is small) we were pregnant and now we are not.  The first ultrasound found the baby did not have a heartbeat.  This was difficult, especially considering we had been trying to get pregnant for 2 1/2 years.  In fact, we had kind come to peace with the fact that we might not have another baby when "wham" we were pregnant.  I am coming to terms again with the fact that we might not have another chance- and am grateful for what I have.  Although there's always a chance......but I think once I turn 40 (March) I am done.  Done being on the roller coaster.  So, if we get lucky that will be great and if we don't then we are blessed with what we have.  One thing we found through the experience is how blessed we are to have great family and friends.  Many of the same people who rejoiced with us when we found out we were pregnant also cried with us when we found out we weren't going to have a baby. 

Anyway.  Life is good.  We are going to Charlotte, NC this weekend to visit friends.  Fall weather is beautiful.  Today is in the 80's and since I anticipate mostly cooler days ahead- we will go to the beach to enjoy.  Looking forward to fall colors beginning in a few weeks.  

Other fun things to look forward to....
Costa Rica for me over Thanskgiving break.
Grandma and Grandpa coming before Christmas.
And...just booked tickets to Puerto Rico with vouchers from bumping on Airtran for Spring Break.  

 We had fun in New Hampshire with Devin, Shelli, Casin and Julia (Pumpkin Pie as they call her and Jackson loves to still call her) and Kris too!  Swimming in the lake, hiking and Trains were all in the mix.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Loving where we are

Although I often long for the West Coast I am loving where we are.  Jackson has lot's of friends- many here on campus.  And....we go to the beach nearly every day.  Not a bad life.   We love visitors so here are some photos to entice you!  Come visit!  

Summer Fun-Gardening

It has been and will be a busy summer- not a lot of time at home to just enjoy.  However, we'll have lot's of fun on the road with family and friends and are taking advantage of our time at home as well.  
Our garden is doing well- except for the pesky groundhogs that have eaten our coneflower and sunflowers.  The mosquitos are so bad now that very little work will be done from here on other than harvesting fruits and veggies.  We have lot's of herbs, tomatoes- including some new heirloom varieties, summer squashes, eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon and cukes.  Yum.  

Sunday, May 17, 2009

And now funny things he does...

Jackson loves to spend time with his friend Abigail.  The past few times we have been to her house he has ended up girling out.  The first time they locked themselves in her room (had to break in through the window to open the door) and put on makeup and dancer costumes.  They put on a nice show for us in their tutus.  Last time was Abigail Owens B-day party.  It was a hot day so we filled up the kiddy pool.  Jackson and Abigail came out of the house- both with Abigail's swimsuits on.  He had a great time and didn't seem to see anything unusual about it!

Funny things he said...

Something funny Jackson said the other day and has repeated a few times since-

In the car driving and Donny asks Jackson if he wants to do something (can't remember what) and Jackson replies:
"No thanks, I'm not into that right now."

Dude sounds like a teenager already!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Haikus.

I hosted a baby shower last weekend and I don't do games so we asked everyone to write at least one Haiku for the mother to be with a theme of motherhood, parenthood or womanhood.  It was alot of fun.  I am no creative writer but once you get going with the Haiku it's hard to stop.  Here are mine:

Time for a diaper change

Oh no! Fountain in his face!

Better his than mine!



Need to do laundry

“Mom, will you please play with me?

The laundry can wait



Love dirty boy smell.

Sweaty, dirt rubbed in face, hands

Clean boy is good tooJ


Playing with daddy

Tricksters, rowdy, rolling fun

Belly laughs, testosterone

By the way I was inspired by the last issue of "Brain Child" a mother's magazine/journal where they posted Haikus that readers had written.  

Now if you are reading this a I challenge you to Haiku!