Sunday, August 24, 2014

Off to Grandma's!!

Russell had a quick business trip last Tuesday in Little Rock, so Jackson and I packed up, rode to LR with Russell, and met Mama and B.A. for lunch at Cracker Barrel.
KK was thrilled to hold her sweet grandson again! I think this picture is the sweetest.
He just had to wear his "Off to Grandma's" outfit again. :)

B.A. and Mama with Jackson before lunch.

Russell had lunch with us and headed off to work. Jackson and I headed to South AR!
I went to a children's clothing store in Camden to shop for clothes for Jackson. I found such cute things. Mama made a great dinner, then we watched a wonderful movie, God's Not Dead. I recommend it to everyone. So good.
Wednesday, Mama, Jackson, and I went downtown for more shopping then picked up lunch at Perfect Cup.
We were so excited to see Lynn before we went back to Mama's. I was a counselor's aide in high school and Lynn was the secretary in the counseling office. She is such a hoot and made me laugh every day! So glad she met Jackson.

Jackson also got to meet Uncle Bill!! I was thrilled that he met one of Daddy's brothers. So special. 

Betsy had so much fun with sweet Jackson, too. So fun.

Wednesday afternoon, our friends, Camille and Jennifer came over!
Here's Jennifer feeding Jackson.

Camille holding "Prince Jackson." :)

Jackie and Ricky came by too to see their grandson and were so tickled.

We practiced taking his 4 month pictures. I get such a kick out of it. He is a fast moving boy!

Thursday, I got a pedicure for the first time in years. Literally. I was crazy for not taking advantage while I was pregnant, but I just never did. My friend, Sheila did it and we always enjoy catching up every time I see her!

We had another "mini photo shoot" and this is one of the pics I got of sweet J.

We got to have lunch with Kim and Emily and we were so excited about that for sure! They just got back from Hawaii the day before, so we were excited to hear all about it.

Mama and Kim

Emily, me and Jackson.
He took a good nap in his seat while we were at lunch. I was surprised because he usually looks left and right because he doesn't wanna miss a thing. :)
Any time I get to see sweet Kim and Emily, it just makes my heart so happy.

Soon, it was time to head back home. We took one more quick picture before heading to LR too meet Russell. We met Russell at Kelly's house. So good to see my sister and her fam!

Kelly took this of Russell Jackson. He was so happy to see his awesome Daddy!

We stopped at Stoby's to pick up dinner on the way home. It was so yummy.
It was good to be home again on Thursday night. Back to the drawing board!

Jackson loves his new minky fitted crib sheet. It's so soft. He loves watching the mobile, too. It's too sweet. Our precious boy always makes us so happy and reminds us to cherish every moment.

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149:4

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Weekend with the Fam

I have missed blogging, but plan to be back at it for a while. Last weekend, we went to my aunt Dodie's house to swim, enjoy grilled burgers, and spend time with family. We couldn't wait for Jackson to dip his toes in the water and see how he liked the pool for the very first time.
He had his Jake and he Neverland Pirates beach towel, trendy sunglasses, sun hat, and best of all, his cool swim trunks and rash guard shirt that said, "Mighty Cute."

We thought he looked adorable.

Mama, Kelly, me and Jackson.

He loves being outside.

We also rode 4 wheelers behind Dodie and Mike's house. It was pretty fun! I thought I may just ride a 4 wheeler, but I actually drove one.

Logan me and Lauren. Oh, I just adore these two! :)

Logan and Kelly!

My cousin, Emily loved snuggling with Jackson. He was definitely part of the entertainment. Who needs TV?
Saturday night, we stayed at my sister's house and spent time with Kelly, Eric, Logan and Lauren. It was Jackson's first time at Aunt Kelly and Uncle Eric's! :)

Lauren was playing with Jackson right before he went to sleep in his rock and play sleeper. I love this sweet pic!

Jackson loves his older cousins so much.

Eric is a wonderful photographer, so we wanted him to take Jackson's pictures on Sunday. Here's Russell and Jackson after we got him all dressed up.

Eric did an awesome job taking the pictures. Jackson was so good and did not even cry during the photo session. :)
My cousins, Mary Catherine and Ann Marie came to see us on Sunday and I was wonderful seeing them!

Mary Catherine, me, and Jackson

Ann Marie, me and Jackson.
I am so glad they came over. It was so good to see them. We love our family bunches!!!
Kelly made a wonderful lunch: chicken florenine lasagna, salad, and bread. I wish I had taken a picture of it. We had such fun in Central AR!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Days with our Boy

Oh, boy! Jackson has been changing and growing by the day. I have barely been able to keep up with all the changes. I am pretty observant of all those little moments.
Last Thursday, July 31st, Jackson wore his SCAD shirt and soccer socks! He was so happy and he was celebrating that Logan (my nephew) can play soccer again after a knee injury last year. Jackson says, "Yippee!" :) 

I loved this bib we got on sale at Gymboree, too. Cute lil panda bear.

The Price household is so ready for Razorback football to begin. Jackson wore his "Lil Hogs Fan" bib last Friday because the countdown to the first game of the season is on! We are already teaching him how to call the Hogs. Woo Pig Sooie!

Lawrence Plaza in NWA had a "First Friday Flicks" night last week. The movie, "A League of Their Own" was showing outside so we went. We knew we wouldn't be there long, considering Jackson was with us. He really loves being outside and was pretty happy.

Oh, he's such a sweetie pie.
We left pretty early, but enjoyed it.

Saturday night, we met Tony, Amy, and Leighann at my favorite-Venesian Inn. It was awesome to spend time with them and hear all about Leighann's first day of Kindergarten! :)

Leighann and Jackson-sweet cousins!

Look at his adorable onesie that Mary Avery and her sweet family gave Jackson. He is definitely 100% AWESOME!!
Tuesday was the day he finally laughed for us and we love it so much.

He also adores books.

Thursday, Kelsey and Abbey Claire came to visit.
Abbey and Jackson were so sweet and cute together.

They had such fun. :)
We love spending time with our friends.

As a mom, I am learning to truly savor every moment and treasure it.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Weight Watchers Wednesday: Bravo stickers!

Bravo, Bravo! Celebrate all your accomplishments!
That's what Weight Watchers teaches you every week. I love going to the meetings every Thursday to get motivation and such encouragement each week from friends and my leader.
I am a big believer in "the bravo sticker." Each week, WW members can share an accomplishment, non scale victory, or obviously an awesome weight loss week to get a bravo. When I did WW last year, I got tons of bravos and they were visual to me, so it was one of those little things that added up to a big deal. :) I hope that you who are doing this WW program feel the same way. It's a huge key to success in my book.

Here is a key chain with tokens and charms. My goal is to earn most, if not all of them. We can do this, y'all! It's possible each and every day, one step at a time, one pound at a time!

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weight Watchers Wednesday: Working it Out!

Happy Wednesday, y'all! I meant to work on this blog entry and post it before now, but it is STILL Wednesday and that's what counts, right? :) I wanted to share a couple of quick things with you.
I love the Skinnytaste website. I found this awesome PB & J smoothie recipe and love it. It may sound a little strange to some people, but I loved it, and thought it was so easy. It is only 6 PPV and it's filling, too.
Let's talk about getting fit. I am certainly not where I would like to be, but I am working on it and that's what matters. Mary Kay Ash always said, "It's not where you start, it's how you finish." And I definitely agree with her. I know it's hard for some people to go to the gym. For one, it can be pretty pricey; also others prefer the outdoors or even the motivation to get up and get moving.

I put my tennis shoes on and go! I still do Walk Away the Pounds some, but since I started back on WW on July 3rd, we have been walking in our neighborhood or a local trail. It's great for us to get out there and go. God's creation is beyond gorgeous, so we love to let Jackson "experience" the outdoors on our walks.

I love these elastic hair bands. They are great for pulling your hair back or keeping your hair out of the way. When I reach small goals, I try to make it fun and "reward" myself with something like this. They have really cute designs out there as well.

I have lost 7.8 pounds since July 3rd! Tomorrow is weigh in day and I hope the scale goes down!

Find your favorite way of working it out and do it. For me, it's walking. What's your favorite way to work out?

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Trolley Ride, New Babysitter, Photo Shoot, and More!

I hope y'all have had a great weekend! We have had a fun filled few days for sure.
Thursday night, we went to our favorite fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A. It was Jackson's 1st time there. It will be a little while longer until he can try their waffle fries. :) He was so happy and already loves that place just like Mommy and Daddy do. :)

Friday, Jackson got his Fisher-Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat! It is the cutest thing to see him sitting up. We just love seeing him happy.

We went for a family night on the town on Friday. Jackson went on his very 1st trolley ride. He waited so patiently for the trolley to arrive downtown. It only ran for two days for a trial run, so we were glad we got a chance to go.

The spark café soda fountain!

Jackson slept through it all. :)

So fun!

Jackson had such an awesome babysitter on Saturday night. Demi got to come spend time with him and give him lots of hugs. He was so good for her and we are so glad.

On our way to dinner and a movie. We saw the movie, The Fault in Our Stars. It was very good and I recommend it for sure.  
Thank you, Demi, for babysitting our sweet boy!

Today, we went to church, had lunch, and took some pictures together!

He is a little heart melter!

My baby boy!

Oh so sweet!

Beautiful flowers!

Smile, sweetie!

Russell is such a wonderful dad!

Jackson hopes y'all have a fabulous week! XOXO!

However, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived"-the things God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9