Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Very Special 1st Mother's Day

Mother's Day was extra special this year because it was the first one with sweet Jackson.
Russell and Jackson gave me these beautiful flowers. Love them!

Russell made a yummy breakfast-egg in the hole, bacon, and orange juice. Perfect!

I am one blessed wife and mommy!

Sweet kisses!

He better get used to those lipstick marks. HA!

Sweet cards and books for Mother's Day. Loved it so much.
We just had a low key relaxed day at home for "Mom's Day."

We have recently had special friends over to meet Jackson and we were so happy to see them!

Sarah was too excited to meet Baby Jackson.

Karen loved holding him, of course. She's great with babies.

Mary, Emily, and Sarah Kate loved meeting Jackson, too! So glad they finally got to meet him.

Maybe this week I will finally be caught up on this blog. Fingers crossed! We are loving our sweet boy more and more every day.

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Adventures on the Square, First Bath, and more.

Before KK left, we got to enjoy time together on the square.
Here is Jackson in his yellow hat and train outfit. He loves stroller rides and car rides.

Pretty fountain and flowers

Mommy and Jackson

Family of Three!

Just chilling out with Daddy and Belle.

What a face! We love it when he makes this face!

He was kind of fussy in this picture, but we received this beautiful handmade quilt from Dr. Bird, from Camden! Thank you, Dr. Bird! It is so special to us! We really appreciate it!

He got his first bath on May 1st! He cried the whole time, but doesn't he look cute? HA!

It was a family event. :)

All wrapped up in his towel.

All snuggled up in his pj's!

Friday, May 2nd. I am one proud mama. Love him SOOO much!

My sweet friend, Lee came over for a visit and brought Jackson some goodies, too! We are so glad you came, Lee!

Saturday, May 3rd was a bittersweet day because KK left to go back to South AR. We really loved her being here and appreciated all of her help.

We love you, KK!

After KK left, we went back to the square because the weather was even more perfect.

Kisses to Jackson. :)

I love our little family!

Here's our little lion saying, "Roar!"
We just adore him. Can't y'all tell? :)

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Oh, how I love, love LOVE my sweet sister, Kelly.
I just love celebrating her so much.
When I was little, I called her "iyie" and "sissy." Today, I call her my very best friend and one I will always look up to. Today is her birthday, of course!

Here we are at the lake with our cousins! I think this picture was in 2004, but I am not sure.

Kelly and her precious family at her most favorite place in the world-the beach!

Here we are at a baby shower for Jackson this March.

And, last but not least-"Aunt Kelly" and Jackson meeting for the first time.
I am beyond blessed to have Kelly Lauren as my sister. I cannot say it enough, but she's the best ever and I love her SO much!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sweet JRP

It's been too long since I updated about Jackson. It will be a few posts until I finally catch up.
I love this picture of Jackson. Too sweet. I fall in love with his cheeks daily. :)

On Thursday, April 24th, it was Lauren's 12th birthday. We are so thrilled that she and Jackson share the same birthday month. Yep, we celebrate the little things. :) KK LOVED spending more time with her grandson. She is the best grandma!

Friday was a great day too. Laurie got to meet our sweet boy! Laurie is also wonderful with babies. She was thrilled to meet little Jackson. It was good to visit with her.

It was also Jackson's first trip to the pediatrician! We are so happy Dr. Byrum is our sweet boy's doctor. He is great with babies!

Saturday, April 26th was busy but fun filled! This was the first time Russell got to feed Jackson a bottle. So special.

Such a funny picture of Belle by their side!

A quick family pic! I just love my boys! :)

Amy, Tony, and Leighann came to visit and brought us BBQ for lunch. So good! This was the first time Amy met and held Jackson.

We went for a walk at Compton Gardens that afternoon and it was Jackson's first stroller ride. He did so good and slept the whole time. :)

KK, me, and Jackson on the walk.

Jackson and the bunny on the walk.

Mama made many yummy things throughout the week(s) she was here. One of them was peanut butter pie! She even added Jackson's monogram to it. :) Of course we loved it!

I really appreciate Parkhill Clinic and the doctors, nurses and staff there. There were several doctors who helped bring Jackson into this world and we cannot be more grateful.

Dr. Hix was so glad to meet Jackson!

Dr. Seale and nurses at Parkhill were very happy to meet him too. Dr. Seale is my OB/GYN, so I saw her regularly during the many times I went to the doctor. She was so supportive during the time we were trying to get pregnant, throughout the pregnancy, and also during the blood clot issue. It was amazing to have such a wonderful doctor. Even one of the nurses mentioned what a journey it was for us to get here. So thoughtful and special.

I will end with a sweet picture of Jackson all swaddled up. He loves to sleep like this and I think it's adorable. He has made us so incredibly happy.
More updates soon!

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

Mother's Day is here! 

 I love this picture so much of Mama and her girls. This was taken the night before Jackson was born and I love it very much. Mama and Kelly have both taught me how to be a wonderful mother. They are such fabulous examples for me to follow. They have shown much love, sacrifice, selflessness, and more to their children and I hope and pray I can follow that as much as I can.
Mama, me and Jackson
KK, we love you very much! Happy Mother's Day!

Finally, all of you, be like minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 
1 Peter 3:8