Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's so nice outside!

It was so great the other day. This mom that I know in our ward called me up and asked me if we have a sand turtle and I told her we didn't so she said if we would like one, they had an extra one. I told her we would love it. So, we went and picked it up. Jackson has already had so much fun playing in it with water. We didn't have sand yet for it, but I figured we could have fun putting water in it for Jackson to play in. He just loved playing in it, it's so nice to have such nice weather so that Jackson can play outside, he's so much happier outside. I thought he looked so cute in this swimming suit I just got him.

My dad wanted me to put a few pictures of what it looks like out here right now. I don't know if I ever put pictures of what it looks like out here around Columbus, Indiana, it's really known for the architecture out here. We've enjoyed the great weather with all the trees blossoming and everything turning so green. We get a lot of rain, everything looks so green and pretty, all the pretty flowers coming out. These are a few pictures of our neighboorhood, its covered with tons of these blossom trees. I love it! Popcorn popping!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jackson got Tagged!

Jackson got tagged by Corbin (one of my friends son, this was fun Jen! Thanks!) Here's a few things about our little buddy Jackson some friends of ours might not know.

1- Jackson was born June 22, 2006 in Provo, Utah while we were still in school at BYU. He was 7 lbs. 14 oz. Not too big, not too small either.

2- Jackson is a toe finger, as my mom would say, very blond hair with bright blue eyes. Such a good looking little boy. We've been told that he looks like both of us. Some say he looks just like me and some say he looks just like his daddy. It depends on the day I guess.

3- There are many different things Jackson loves, first of all, Jackson LOVES going to the park. He loves to expecially swing on the swing. He really likes to go down the slides too.

4- Jackson has so much fun playing around with his daddy, We have a lot of fun playing together all day, but when daddy gets home he just loves to wrestle around with his daddy. Daddy and son time. Dave loves to play all different kinds of games with him.

5- Jackson loves animals right now. He loves to see all different animals. Right now he makes all the animals sounds. He really likes to have us guess the animal sounds he makes. He especially likes the elephant, giraffe, lion, and shamu since we went to Sea World a few months ago. I told him that camels spit so when we ask him what a camel does he fakes spitting, such a funny kid. He soaks up anything we tell him. He loves to watch Lion King with all the lions right now.

6- Jackson really likes sports. He loves to go outside when the weather is nice and play with the soccer ball, basketball, football, or baseball. He's such an outside kid. He likes to always be outside. He totally got that from me, I guess.

7- When we were living in Provo, Utah while we were at school at BYU we went to many of the BYU sports. Jackson never missed one football game while were there. He just loved to go to the football games and then we found out that he loved going to the basketball games even more.
He still loves to cheer on the cougars. Go BYU!

8- Jackson loves going to Chuck E' Cheese. He begs us to go there now. It's bad when they are able to talk and tell you where they want to go. We now try not to understand what he's saying. Not really, but yeah, he loves riding the horse.

9- Jackson loves to play on the lovesac we have. We always will fluff it up for him and throw him into it. He gets a kick out of it. He also loves to play in the McDonalds balls I got him. We'll dump the balls in his crib and he loves to dive into them. Soon we'll have to move him into a big boys bed he jumps so high hard on his bed that he might break through it

10- And, last of all, Jackson always enjoys playing with his cousins. I put just a few of his cousins on here. But, he has so much fun playing with all of them when ever we are able to be with family. Being far from Utah, he hasn't been able to hang out with some, but he's having alot of fun playing with his cousins Daniel, Joseph, and Benjamin that live in Kentucky since we now live in Indiana. Its so crazy to see pictures from when Jackson was so little. He has grown up so much. He's such a big boy now. It's fun to see how much he has learned and and the different things he's able to do now. We love Jackson so much and are so thankful to be blessed with such a wonderful son.

Now that Jacksons been tagged, he wants to tag Alexa Shelley, Emerson and Jacob Nehring, Connor Dahle, and Marshy-Marsh.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What a Cute Boy!

Its been forever since I've taken a bath picture of Jackson. He's sure grown up since I think it was when he was probably about 6 months when I took the last bath picture. He just loves to pour the water in and out of cups. He loves to put the frogs on the bath wall upside down which is funny to watch him actually try to do it. Thank goodness he hasn't learned that he can disobey me by throwing the water out of the tub. I've told him not to and he hasn't gone crazy splashing it all over, YET! Hopefully he never does.
Jackson is still a true blue Cougar fan! Wearing his BYU beenie still when we go outside and its a little cold.
This was hilarious, Jackson was eating his lunch and then he'll have a nap right after, but he must have been REALLY tired, cause he fell asleep sitting up eating his food. So, I picked him up and layed him in his tent to sleep in. I thought he looked so dang cute putting his arms behing his head. Which I hear helps him breath easier in his sleep, either way he looked so cute sleeping here. What a CUTIE PIE!

Jackson loves to wear hats right now. He'll put on all of his dads hats. They seem to fit him pretty well actually. We have such a little HOMIE G!

Friday, April 11, 2008


I got this off my friend Kristens blog and I thought it'd be fun to fill out, all of my friends out there with blogs feel free to fill this out too:

3's about me:

Three jobs I have had in my life: (only three? I could go on forever... J/K)

1. Ottavios
2. Mervyn's
3. Mimi's Cafe

Three movies I would watch over and over? (These are the first that came to mind, I know there's more)
1. My Best Friends Wedding
2. Fun with Dick & Jane
3. What about Bob?

Three places I have lived:

1. Spanish Fork, UT
2. Snow College, Ephraim, UT
3. Columbus, IN

Three shows that I watch:
1. Lost
2. American Idol
3. The Office

Three places I have been: (moving back to the midwest we've been able to go to many states, that's been alot of fun adventuring new places and meeting new people)
1. New York
2. California
3. Nauvoo, Illinois

Three people who e-mail me regularly:
1. My Dad
2. Jessica Livingston (my buddy in Arizona)
3. Alisha (my sis!)

Three of my favorite foods: (I agree Kristen! Expecially dessert)
1. Italian
2. Mexican
3. dessert!!!!

Three places I'd rather be right now:
1. on a vacation...
2. in Utah
3. Snowboarding

Three friends I think will repost:
1. Amber Dahle
2. Joanna
3. Kristy Shelley

Three things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Trip to Utah for my brothers wedding
2. Boating with the family (hopefully when we go out to Utah)
3. Birthdays, I love birthdays! They are so fun to make cakes, get presents, etc.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Playing Outside!

Yay! It's been so nice having nice weather and being able to go outside and play. If you know Jackson, he's such a happier kid being outside. I enjoy going outside with him being able to kick the ball around a little. Jackson loves to kick the soccer ball around. (I knew he was my son!) J/k He also loves to throw the baseball and football around too. He just loves playing all different kinds of sports. GO SOCCER!

It's also been a lot of fun playing a lot at our park that is right next to us. Jackson loves to go on the swing expecially. He sometimes likes to go on the merry-go-round, but he seems to be a little scared of it.

Jackson thinks he's such a big boy going on the slides for the older kids. There's a playground that is for age 2-5 and a playground for 6-12. Jackson likes to really go on the big slide. We have races down sometimes. Jackson and I have a lot of fun going to the park, it's also great when dad gets to come after he's gotten off work.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Flooding by us!

I thought I needed to post these pictures that are of the playground and field right behind the houses across the street from us. It was crazy, it seriously rained staight for 2 or 3 days. Here you can see that it rained about 8 to 10 inches. The water was so close to these houses, it actually was already flooding a storage garage as you can see. I've never seen it rain so much, I guess being from Utah. We see the white stuff a lot more.

It's so crazy, there usually isn't any water in this field. And yet there was a lake. I was thinking that it would have been great if they would have made it a lake to start with. So we could have a lake right across from us to go boating and wakeboarding on. It's been great though having this playground and HUGE field right next to us to go play at without having to pay for the land.

The water as you can see has gone down. We could tell that they planned the field out for when it rained a lot. There is a huge drain that all the water runs into so there isn't flooding. Yet, still a little scary, of course. There is still some little ponds and puddles that Jackson just loves to play in. I don't get it, there's something about little boys playing in puddles. A little water never hurt anyone, I guess!

A little different, don't you think?