Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I got my camera.
I'm so incredibly thrilled about it I can't even sleep at night...for real.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Red Headed Friends

My good friend Cami has the most adorable little red headed boy named Bo. I loved him the minute I layed eyes on his little strawberry head... Do I even need to explain why?

Look at these two? Bo could very well be mine!!! Aren't they darling? While we were out to Costco last week I snapped this shot, and just thought it too funny... Little red headed friends.... who sadly both have not so little red headed tempers. Obviously this set up didn't last long, ending with both Bo and Minie crying/screaming.

*SIGH*... it was very cute while it lasted.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

FuNNy VaLenTiNe

Happy Be-Lated Valentine's!
We are terribly sorry we've been MIA this past week... that darn blog rut got the best of us yet again. But really, we are still here anxiously wanting to update you all on our immensley interesting lives...
So this is how our V-day went down;
I woke up very early and made the now traditioned, Valentine breakfast. It was yummy, and really fun to have Daddy there at breakfast for a change.
*Also please note how incredibly much Dustin and Minie look alike.. it's insane to me still
We then got bathed, dressed, ready, and started our first photo shoot for the day.
She's my Funny little Valentine... Always.

After the morning nap we headed over to my friend Dani's for what she calls "wiggle" time. I think it is a collaboration of story time and play group... I don't know though. I definately could be wrong. I'm very new to this Mom/playdate stuff. Really it was just nice to have something to do.

After play group we wandered home and spent the day stuck at the house. Dustin had informed me that "surprises" would be arriving through out the day and I musn't leave at all! I really can't complain though... I was showered with a lovely rose boquet, and an even prettier name necklace. He ALWAYS spoils... He's a good hub.
And although it is not photo documented, later in the evening we went out to a very lovely, fancy, schpancy, Valentine dinner at the Metropolitin. It really was extremely delicious, and very romantic. Dustin did so well!!
However at this point I must give a big thanks to Steve and Alice. Grandma and Grandpa were ever so nice to baby sit the moos at our house, eating McDonalds and watching TV while we were out painting the town...They really helped out there, and it was so fun to be able to get dressed up and have a nice dinner. Thank you, thank you!
Our Valentine's Day was fabulous. I truly hope yours was too ...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Poor Minsie.
Yesterday I was mean and didn't let her catch her second nap... no, no instead I went to Target. I know, I'm such a good Mom... But really I must say, in my defense she was acting exceptionally happy the enitre time she was awake. Really, I think she may love the Targ as much as I do. I honestly didn't even realize she was so tired until I looked down and found this:

Poor girl.. How did I end up with such a good baby???
I love her.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Grandpa Mitt

The babies love him.
Friday night we were out to dinner for Cam's birthday, and as always the babies we are all about Grandpa. I love this picture because Alice was orginally in it holding Ben. However at the last second both babies caught sight of the camera and Ben dove for Steve grinning, while Minie pulled this beautiful cheeser.... Could it be any cuter???

What a nice Grandpa.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tagged... About my Hubby/Us

What is his name? Dustin Wayne Jackson
How long have we been together? About 3 Years... but I've known him more like 6.
How long did we date? Oh goodness...only 3 months before we were engaged, and then 3 more months till we were married. It was quick...
How old is he? 27

Who eats more? This really is a toss up.. we both love to eat, but I think if it were to really come down to it, I take the cake.. literally.
Who said I love you first? Him.. on like our second date. I was a little frightened to say the least, and asked him if he could please not do it again.... it was a little too forward, even for me. He then preceeded to tell me on our next date that he was sure that his next girlfriend was going to be his last, and that he was sure he would marry her... And you people wonder why I never wanted to claim him as my official boyfriend!

Who is taller? Him.. but he's not very tall.. maybe 5'9. I'm just short.
Who can sing better? Uh... does this even need to be addressed. Just think karaoke night on the cruise.. ME!
Who is smarter? I'd like to say me.. he's like to say him, but we all know the latter just isn't so. He is a lot smarter in math though.. however, that's not saying much considering my comprehension level of anything mathmatical.
Who does the laundry? This depends on what "doing" the laundry entails. I will actually do that act of putting it in the wash, as well as the folding, but I HATE putting it away. So, probably mostly Dust.. he also only has 5 pair of garments he likes to wear so he does it more often.
Who pays the bills? *SIGH*... Dustin. He never lets me forget.... But really he's pretty good about not making me feel too guilty about all the money I spend. Nice Hubby...
Who sleeps on the right side? Dustin... Both out parents slept this way, and I just feel like it was never a question about who's side was who's. Just felt natural!
Who mows the lawn? Umm... HOA. Love living in a town home community!
Who cooks dinner? Me, but Dustin can make a mean cobb salad & sante fe mac'n cheese.
Who drives? Dustin, hands down. I HATE driving, and really am not too great at it. I single handly wore out the clutch on our suburu in a matter of about 6 months. Yeah.. we tend to not let me behind the wheel if we can help it.
Who kissed who first? I kissed Dustin. He hadn't kissed a girl in almost 2 years, and was really nervous about the whole thing. I also was adamant that he steer clear of that because I just wanted to "be friends". He was so sweet to me, and clearly wanted to be more so I decided I would consider. He drove down to my parents one night and as soon as I opened the door to let him in, I layed a juicy one on him. I still don't think I have ever seen a happier face... he lubbed me.
Who is more stubborn? Another toss up.. we really just take turns. I'm pretty dang stubborn, but no one can pout like Dustin. Really... it's so hard to say.

Who asked who out first? Well.. this is a tough one. I had been going "out" with Dustin for years as his default date while tagging along with Kennan and Trev. I was even his birthday present one year. How nice, huh? K & T brought me for him to pay for. Anyway, our first official date that begun our real coutship, I think I asked him. He was helping Kennan and Trevan move, and pulled up in his brand new BMW. I had just broken up with a very serious boyfriend, and while being on the rebound thought " He always treats me nice... and that car is reeaaalllly nice." So after being with him all day, I just asked " Hey, when are you going to take me out in your new car?". He said to me "You want to go out? How about tonight?". The rest in history....
Who propsed? He did... There is no way in HE&% it would ever be the other way around. Who has more friends? Me. He used to, but now that we are married the roles have changed. He hates it.

Who is more sensitive? Um... once again I have to bring up Dustin's infameous pouting. Definately him.

Who has more siblings? Me.. he only has one brother. I have 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. Another reason I believe he thinks it's okay to still pout...

Who wears the pants? We trade off.... a lot of it hinges on me gestating or not. So I suppose with my current track record that would make me be the rightful owner of the pants, but I share.... I really wish that weren't the case.

Now I tag, Michelle, Amy, Stacey, Kami, Darcie, Leslie & Laura

Sunday, February 03, 2008

7 Months

Are you also wondering how this past month flew by as fast as it did?
My girl is getting so big, and although I know I posted about her at 6 months, the journey to month 7 has brought so much more I just had to document.

Besides growing even more adorable, Minie has definately found her voice, and now is possibly the most vocal member of our family (a hard feat to achieve)...
Dada, Mama, and Nana are among her favorite things to babble, or sometimes even scream.

She still sits like a pro (yes, it is something you can do proffesionally) and has started rocking back and forth attempting to get on her hands and knees. This little gesture strongly leads us to believe that crawling is right around the corner.

She has also started sleeping through the night...hallelujah! I don't know what finally did the trick, but it's about time decent sleeping is being had in the Jackson home.

The months really are screaming by, and I feel I am holding on to each second around my lovey girl with all I've got. I've said it before, but nothing is more true... she is my life.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to the man of my heart.
Baby, you make my life wonderful and truly are my best friend. I wish you nothing but the happiest of Birthdays! Thank you for being my man, the best Daddy, and mostly just for being you...
we love you!