Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The wedding was beautifully simple. The decor was kept simple because the nature around the ceromony and reception was so georgeous! Troy and I decided we wanted to come back to Pala sometime in the near future.
Monday, November 24, 2008
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:55-58
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Curious George was an honored guest at the party.
We had some awesome, huge cupcakes!Olivia decided that Jackson needed help eating the cake. Just before this photo was taken, Jackson fed her cake. I wonder what this means for their future? :)
Jackson gets into it......and really enjoyed it.A close up of the aftermath.Jackson opens gifts.The spread. Mmmm. We also had nachos and Little Smokies. It was so good, but so bad at the same time!Juice box or water bottle...a very hard decision for a one-year-old.Jackson playing pin-the-butterfly on George....amazingly, he knew what to do right away! Smart boy!
Thank you so much to all of you who came and made this such a special day for Jackson! We were blessed to share in this celebration of Jackson first year with you!
Well, enough about that...Jackson has been such a tremendous blessing this past year to both Troy and I. Troy posted a good blog on that subject. He mentioned four things he has learned this first year of Jackson's life. I have a list of my own:
1. God is so merciful, generous, and gracious in so many ways.
2. My husband is an amazing daddy.
3. Having Jackson to care for can make me forget about my needs. My spiritual, emotional, and physical needs matter, and I need to take time to tend to those needs in order to better tend to my family's needs.
4. There is no such thing as sleeping in once you have a little one (8 hours of sleep is a privilege!)
5. There is nothing that can melt my heart more than a little child showing that he loves me (giving me a big hug and smile, while affectionately patting me on the shoulder).
So there you have it. Now, to get to the fun part of the blog...the photos! Here are some photos of Jackson's birthday weekend!
...but he soon got over it!
Uncle David and Jackson playing Jackson's first educational video game.
On his birthday, Grandma, Grandpa, Nonna, Uncle David, Aunt Robyn, Uncle Mike, Aunt Gen, Uncle Tim, and Genny all came over to celebrate with us. He got a lot of great gifts, and even some that we can benefit from as parents...such as an amazing umbrella stroller (Thanks, Robyn!!!). Who knew who convenient those things can be??? Jackson slept hard that night and woke up the next day to another "birthday"...