Thursday, December 18, 2014
We are truly savoring every moment and definitely taking way more pictures than the average person should. Ha! We absolutely adore making memories and documenting it all!
One day last week, the weather was absolutely perfect, so we took pictures on the square.
Jackson loved looking in the window! Love those vintage toys!
Peeping in the window. Love this of my boys!
Jackson was very interested in everything. Oh, I love my sweet boy!
It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!
He was so proud of sitting up. Sweetness.
We are looking a little bright!
Looking at the tree close to downtown square.
Showing Jackson the ice rink.
Love our town!
Okay, so do y'all have all your shopping done yet? I have to admit, I don't. But that doesn't matter. What truly matters, is remembering that Jesus' birth is the true reason for all our celebrating!
Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Merry Christmas, y'all!
Can you believe it's that time of the year again? Wow!
A big thank you to sweet Faith, who is hosting this awesome Christmas Card Carousel! It's one of my favorite times to link up!
Here is our card for this year. We are very excited about this card because our baby boy, Jackson, is featured. We did not do birth announcements way back in April, so we added stats and pictures from the past seven months.
Front of card:
Christmas Blessings! Our little Jackson Randolph is certainly our daily blessing!
Back of card:
It reads: We welcomed our little miracle, Jackson Randolph Price, into the world on April 21, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces, and he was 19 3/4" long.
Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17
Russell, Meredith, and Jackson Price
Thank you for coming by to check out this year's card. Our family wishes you the Merriest of Christmases and all the best of 2015!
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Christmas countdown is on, everyone! Here are a few more special things we did with Jackson to celebrate this Christmas.
I always wanted to tell Jackson all about the ornament my Daddy gave me on my first Christmas. It was special to put it on the tree together.
Sweet, sweet times.
Last week, we also took Jackson to meet Santa for the first time. It was interesting to see how he would react. I didn't know if he would burst out crying or what. :)
Jackson did a great job! He and Santa Claus became friends. :)
Look at that! We were so glad Jackson was happy.
Friday night, we attended our Sunday School Christmas party. We got to visit with some sweet friends, exchange gift cards playing dirty santa, and eating yummy food. I made shells and cheese and peppermint fudge.
We also sang Christmas songs. Chad played guitar and Guy played keyboard. It was so fun!
Saturday, we ran a few errands and also mailed a letter to Santa.
Yes, it may be a little silly, because obviously our baby can't write. HA! But I read that there is a small chance Santa may write back. Why not?
It was very chilly! Jackson was so tired and he didn't know what to think.
Jackson was my little helper.
There it goes! Look at that hand! My heart!
This week, I have really enjoyed simmering this mixture together. I call it the smell of Christmas. I posted about it here.
Sunday, we missed church because I had the stomach bug. NO FUN. We did get to see the service on livestream and it was absolutely wonderful! Luckily, I am 100% better. Thankfully, no one got it.
Anyway, on to another subject....
Soon, I will post more!!
John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. John 1:8
Sunday, December 7, 2014
I could hardly wait to decorate Jackson's room for Christmas. It looks so cute. I added a few nostalgic items, plus many books added to the décor. :)
Hi everybody. It's Jackson! I decided to take over Mommy's blog for today. I am so excited about my very 1st Christmas. Mommy has already told me a lot about how Christmas is all about celebrating Jesus' birth!
Here's my room! Look at Rudolph. Haha. I don't know what he's doing on the floor! :)
Here's a view of my room when you walk in. I love Rudolph. My tree is so neat because it has special ornements on it. Did I spell that word right? Oh well. I'll learn speling later.
Here's my first tree for my room! Mommy decorated it especially for me. I really enjoy when Daddy plugs the lights in so I can enjoy looking at it.
A few special ornaments include an ornemant from my great grandmother's tree. Mommy calls it the "old king cole" ornemant. Daddy's 1st Christmas ornemant is hanging on my tree too. I love the bear in it. KK gave me the one with my name on it last Christmas, before I even came into the world. Cool!
Here's the rocking chair with a cool shelf.
Here's The Christmas Story book that tells all about Jesus' birth and why we celebrate the special holiday. Oh, and there's a picture of me and the sound machine I need to fall asleep. ;)
See the cup that says, "Baby's First Christmas"? That was mommy's when she was a baby. So speshul. Aunt Debbie gave me this reindeer rattle, too. Mommy got the book from Target.
I love for Daddy and Mommy to read these books to me. Aunt Kelly and Uncle Eric gave me "Santa is coming to Arkansas" and the "Night Befre Christmas" was Daddy's! Mommy also added Christmas Tree Spode for decorashun.
We love Christmas books.
Here is one more look at my tree. We also have a big tree in the living room, so Mommy will show you soon.
So, that's my Christmas room toor! I really worked hard on this post. I hope al my spelng was corct.
Merry Christmas, friends! Love, Jackson
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son. John 1:14
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Our house is officially fully decorated for the Christmas season. Of course y'all know it's our favorite time of the year! We were tickled to get our fresh Christmas tree this year with our sweet boy.
He could hardly contain his excitement. :)
Our baby sitting by a baby tree. He's Santa's Helper! Jackson has been sitting up a little better each day, but we definitely have to watch him though. :)
He loved it.
Daddy and Jackson Randolph looking at other trees at the Christmas tree farm.
It was so special to take our son to the farm for the first time. Now our tree is up and decorated. Pictures are coming! It's the most wonderful time of the year, y'all!
Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! Psalm 63:3
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
WOW. Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it's officially the Christmas season. Russell, Jackson, and I were happy to be on our way to South Arkansas on Wednesday. We stopped to run an errand and Russell went inside Walmart to pick up a couple of things. Sooo.... Jackson was my buddy in the driver's seat for a couple of minutes. HA!
Do not worry, he was only there for a second. :) He's got his "on the go formula" in tow, of course!
Thursday was turkey day and that means the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!" Happy to show Jackson. I know he doesn't understand yet (obviously), but it was still fun with him.
We headed over the river and through the woods (a.k.a. KK's house), for Thanksgiving dinner! Jackson was a perfect little helper in the kitchen. Lauren and KK let him help with the butter. He wanted to eat it but nope, we didn't let him, of course!
Jackson had his "Thanksgiving feast" before any of us. He had turkey, sweet potatoes, squash, and apples. I think he enjoyed it!
Love his lil turkey bib. He looked so big in his chair!
Uncle Eric and Jackson matched for the holiday. :)
We of course had awesome food!
Our family outside at KK's!
Logan and Kelly's "selfie!" Love this so!
The girls and Mr. J!
Russell showing Jackson a pinecone. Sweet, sweet.
More fun outside! Logan cracks me up!
Lauren is so good to Jackson. He was seriously happy the whole day even though it was so busy.
Logan and J. Can't wait for Logan to teach him all about sports!
At the end of the day on Thursday, I held our baby boy, rocked him and thanked the Lord for him. He means so much to me!!!
Friday, I got to ride in the car while Logan was behind the wheel! Watch out, everyone! :) He did a good job!
Lauren and I love going on little "adventures" together. We were glad to go riding around town and get everyone a Sonic drink! We were proud Sonic drink fairies.
Friday night, we had Thanksgiving at Russell's parents house. The food was great and Jackson got to meet new friends and family members.
He loved meeting Bo.
Dana and Todd with J.
Jackie and Ricky with their favorite grandson. :) R.J. is posing, too!
We went to see KK again, and then we headed home!
It was a fun time with everyone!
Hope y'all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for everything God gives us. God is truly so so good!
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. John 1:16