Friday, December 18, 2009


Okay, so Kristi challenged her fellow bloggers to blog about what gives them joy.  Right now, my biggest joy comes from quiet, peaceful moments.  Although, I love when my moment is interrupted by "Momma, come see me."  That's Jacksonese for "come here."  He also thinks a whale is going to come get him every day.  Sorry, just a side note. 

Here's some of the things that bring me joy:

-"Momma" instead of Mommy
-An uninterrupted night of sleep
-My dishwashing hubby
-Rocking Jackson while singing his "requests" and watching him mouth the words
-Catching him singing to "John Deere Green" in the car
-4:00 p.m.
-Physically receiving my certificate and taking it to get framed.  I'm giddy!
-"He's half Jewish, half methodist"

My first posed smile:

What brings you joy!  I pass the challenge to you!

Have a great weekend!!

Noccalula Falls

Sunday night, Clint, Jackson and I picked up Granna for a trip to see the Christmas lights at Noccalula Falls.  They have a ton of lights everywhere, but the big attraction was the TRAIN.

See my husband telling me to get in before I get left.

He loved the train and would have stayed all night and ridden.  We didn't think we were going to get to see the deer, but one came up to greet us before we left.

She even licked Jackson's fingers. 

Father and son.  Don't they look thrilled.  When I pull out the camera, all smiles disappear.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Arab Christmas Parade

Last Thursday, Clint and I took Jackson to the Arab Christmas Parade. It was a last minute decision and freezing outside, but I'm glad we went out and braved the cold.

Clint and Jackson waiting on the parade to start

Although he doesn't look like it, Jackson was so excited because look what we saw...LOTS of fire trucks.  And they were LOUD!!

Snow and our tree

How wonderful to wake up to snow and on the day that we went to get our Christmas tree!
Jackson played outside, but really didn't know what to think of the snow.

Jackson helped me build our little snowman

We ran out in a rush to play before the snow melted, so we didn't bring snowmen supplies.  He had rocks for his face and buttons.

Jackson with our "Charlie Brown" tree before Clint cut it down.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009


I thought I could get a quick shower...

I was wrong.  As I was getting out, he came into the bathroom and said "Got somepin on my fangers."  Hum, let me see.  I'm thinking maybe he got into Clint's chapstick.  I didn't have my glasses on, but when I got them, this is what I saw.

Ha!  Can't turn my back for a minute!  I didn't take pictures of the two fire trucks that got covered.  I didn't notice them until I had after I  put the camera up.  I also didn't take pictures of Clint's bible that got smeared.  Hey guys...vaseline doesn't clean up easily!  Just a heads up.