Monday, December 31, 2007
Well, even though it makes me sad to see Dick Clark struggle to do the count down, I'm going to see the ball drop on TV! HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Mrs. Claus face to face! He loved the lights on the big Christmas tree. He even got to see the castle all decorated for Christmas. Jackson tried on a Mickey hat, but he has a bit to grow to fit into it. Troy and I are looking forward to when Jackson understands all this and shows excitement for it all!
Monday, December 17, 2007
I wanted to take more pictures, but I dropped my camera, so it doesn't work anymore! If you want to see more pictures of the wedding, you can see the professional ones taken by Marlin Munoz ...he takes AMAZING photos! We hope to get family photos with him in the Spring.
Monday, December 10, 2007
We continued our weekend with the Citrus Group Christmas party. We went to San Diego for this party. It was Jackson's longest car trip yet and he did just fine. Although, on the way back, David ended up stopping in a Park n' Ride so I could feed Jackson...he was really hungry and was very verbal about it! That was awkward...feeding in the car. It was awkward mainly because it was so uncomfortable for me and Jackson. I'm sure I'll get better at feeding him in those situations!
At the Citrus Group Party, our Jackson met Kimm's Jackson! It was great to get them together! I also found out that another friend named her son Jackson! I suppose thats just reassurance that Troy and I picked a good name!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Jackson is already 1 month old! I can't believe it! The days have gone by so fast! Perhaps its the lack of sleep that makes the time pass so quickly! Even though our little Jackson doesn't quite know the difference between night and day yet, he is still such a blessing! We love him so much!
Friday, November 16, 2007
I may be biased, but I think Jackson is such a beautiful child! I knew I would love him, but I honestly couldn't have imagined just how much I would love him!
Here are some pictures for you to enjoy...also, if you would like to view a video birth announcement that Troy put together, please click here.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I had about 8 oz of Dr. Pepper around 6pm last evening. Here it is approaching 12:30am and I feel I could still be awake for hours. I tossed and turned and even kicked Troy out of the bedroom and into the living room (sorry, Troy!) and I still am not sleeping. Caffeine never used to effect me like this...only after I got pregnant did the very, very, very occasional swig of caffeinated soda keep me up until the wee hours of morn! Why did I give into the temptation of the shiny maroon can? It sounded so good as the air bubbles crackled on the ice! Oh, but how I am reminded that it is not worth it! Caffeine is the enemy...at least for now!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
1. A kiss on the cheek from my husband
2. Progresso's Low Sodium Chicken with Wild Rice Soup
3. Boiling mint water and breathing in the steam
4. Soft Kleenex
5. A good movie rental
6. My kitty snuggling with me
7. A hot Epsom Salt and lavender bath (Lavender scented Epsom Salt is available at Walgreen's)
8. Hall's Spearmint flavored cough drops (they are very hard to find!)
9. Good Earth Tea or Peppermint Tea
10. A solid night's sleep
Last night, we rented End of the Spear and watched that with Matt and Tiffany. It was a good movie, but, I must say we were a bit disappointed that it didn't explain much about Salvation and the purpose and passion of Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, etc. It made me think that a person who isn't a Christian may wonder why these missionaries were "crazy" enough to approach such a violent tribe of people and not defend themselves. It is an incredible story, though. The missionary's widows went to their husband's killers and taught them the Gospel. Mincaye, the man who killed Nate Saint, is now a Christian and lives to tell people about Christ. Steve Saint, Nate's son and Mincaye are brothers in Christ now. They serve the same God. To see the transformation of a man who only knew the violent, vengeful, sinful ways of his people, to a man who passionately shares the Gospel with others is amazing! Its very encouraging to those of us who share the Gospel with people in our own lives! If you would like to see a clip of Micaye sharing the Gospel with Steve Saint interpreting, click here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
We have been encouraged to use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs in our households to save energy. Troy and I have used them in a few of our lights for a few years now. I saw on the news the other day that these bulbs contain mercury, and once broken, the mercury is released from the bulb. The mercury is only about 1/100 of the amount that would be found in an old thermometer, however, caution should be taken if one were to break, and in disposal of the bulbs. The EPA released these guidelines on what to do if one of these bulbs were to break. I thought this info would be handy for those of you who use the bulbs.
What to Do if a Fluorescent Light Bulb Breaks
EPA is continually reviewing its clean-up and disposal recommendations for CFLs to ensure that the Agency presents the most up-to-date information for consumers and businesses.
Fluorescent light bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. EPA recommends the following clean-up and disposal guidelines:
Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more.
Carefully scoop up the fragments and powder with stiff paper or cardboard and place them in a sealed plastic bag.
Use disposable rubber gloves, if available (i.e., do not use bare hands). Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes and place them in the plastic bag.
Do not use a vacuum or broom to clean up the broken bulb on hard surfaces.
Place all cleanup materials in a second sealed plastic bag.
Place the first bag in a second sealed plastic bag and put it in the outdoor trash container or in another outdoor protected area for the next normal trash disposal.
Note: Some states prohibit such trash disposal and require that broken and unbroken lamps be taken to a local recycling center.
Wash your hands after disposing of the bag.
If a fluorescent bulb breaks on a rug or carpet:
First, remove all materials you can without using a vacuum cleaner, following the steps above. Sticky tape (such as duct tape) can be used to pick up small pieces and powder.
If vacuuming is needed after all visible materials are removed, vacuum the area where the bulb was broken, remove the vacuum bag (or empty and wipe the canister) and put the bag or vacuum debris in two sealed plastic bags in the outdoor trash or protected outdoor location for normal disposal.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Troy and I had our 2nd baby shower on Saturday. This shower was for family and family friends. It turned out wonderful! We got some major items that we needed (Car seat/Stroller, Pack n' Play, Changing Table, Diaper Bag, Snuggly) and some really neat books (Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, The Hungry Caterpillar, Winnie the Pooh, etc. We also scored on some cute clothes and some Target gift cards to purchase what we still need. Again, we were so blessed to have all these things given to us! Having a baby would be an extremely expensive endeavor if it weren't for these gifts!
Here are some of the evening's highlights: