Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Price Quarantine

We have been quarantined for 23 days so far. The picture above is one of the first viral pictures I saw about coronavirus. Joshua 1:9 is one of my very favorite verses. 

We have tried very hard to think positive and keep on the sunny side of all this. I wanted this time to be memorable even though it's challenging. Here are some of our fun times: 

So a funny fact: Jackson calls it the "conola virus." Love him. He makes me smile!
 Jackson loves maps. It was time to work a USA puzzle!
 One of the local toy stores offers curbside delivery. We picked out three surprises for Jackson and he got to open them when we got home. This was probably on day 10 or so. :)
 Giant bubbles!!! So fun to do outside.
 Can we say PUZZLES??? We worked this puzzle a few days ago and wow. 500 pieces of .....blue, blue, and more blue!!! Russell worked most of this puzzle.
 Cars puzzle!
 Have you heard of "Going on a Bear Hunt?" Put a bear in your window so other kids and families will spot it. Go for a walk or a drive and see how many bears you can find. We found 60 something bears and/or stuffed animals one day.
 I adore this little boy!
 You just have to laugh. :D
 Plus Plus puzzle time! These things are so fun. Jackson called these Hulk and Spider Man. :)
 Who can relate???
 Zoom! Who hasn't used Zoom to chat with their class, family, or friends? He felt super professional.
 Let's be honest. Corona, Rona, or Conola ....whatever it's called makes us hungry. 
We got takeout one Sunday for brunch after we livestreamed our church service. Good Sunday morning, y'all. Just sayin.'
 Such a good book so far.
 A tangible reminder.
 Beautiful tulips!!!
 Here's where I get a little weary. So Jackson's teacher sent him hearts in the mail with sweet words of encouragement. He was so very happy to get them the other day. 
Our governor just announced that online school or AMI will continue for the rest of the year.
Here's our boy working hard. 
I honestly will have to hold off on my thoughts and feelings about finishing school via online. 
I will miss my students dearly as well. 
To be continued.....

I hope y'all are doing well. Praying this virus goes away asap!

Our school sent out an update with a bible verse that spoke volumes to me and summed it up for us during this time. 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and devoted to prayer. Romans 12:12

Monday, March 23, 2020

Belle Diana

More catching up means sharing some sad news from August.
 Belle was our sweet girl for almost eleven years. She went to the rainbow bridge on the first day of school, August 14, 2019. 

Here are just a few of our favorite memories with her.
 Our little family in 2008. Jackson was born in 2014.
 Belle enjoyed ice cream from Andy's. She was so little!
 Belle loved posing for pictures! Little diva!

A boy's best friend!
They loved being together and causing mischief! :)

She also loved sleeping with the sun shining on her. 
We will always love our Belle, our SueSue, Bellisima, Bellie. Thank you for always being there, sweet girl! 

But ask the animals, and they will teach you.... In his hand is the life of  every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7, 10

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lots of Catching Up to Do

How long has it been since I have last blogged? FIVE YEARS?!?!?! 
My word, y'all. There is sooo much to catch up on. As Jackson's Kindergarten year approached in 2019, the Lord prompted me to be diligent in finding a job. I had several interviews, drove to several elementary schools and preschools and hand delivered my resume, did a lot of praying, waiting, and more. God showed up in a MIGHTY WAY, y'all. It's amazing to see Him working in each step. I had an interview at the end of July, and was hired the first of August.
Can you tell I was excited? I am currently a preschool teacher. I teach adorable 4 and 5 year old kids and I absolutely adore it. 
 My classroom door all decorated.
August 2019
 BONUS! Jackson gets to go to school with me every day! Here he is with his sweet friend, Harper. Right before open house at school.
 Here is our sweet boy reading The Night Before Kindergarten, such a sweet book!
 Time with friends is our favorite thing ever!
 A couple of my favorite PK4 teachers, Crystal and Rebecca. They are such sweet ladies and prayer warriors! 

October 2019
 Jackson went on his very first camping trip with Russell! It was their first camping trip together and so fun!
 Daddy and son time! These boys love trail life!
 Can I just kiss his sweet cheeks?
 Another thing the Price fam has been up to is going to Silver Dollar City! We rode plenty of rides and saw awesome shows, and more! SDC's Pumpkin Nights was superb!
Look at this giant cinnamon roll! This sweet boy LOVES sweets! Maybe that's what makes him so sweet! HAHA! 

Well, that's all the recap for now. 
I will say that the encouragement to catch up on blogging is.....
yes...... Covid-19. We currently are out of school until April 17th. 
I miss my class so much. They are all blessings to me. 

The Joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Recap

2015 is coming to an end. I can't believe it. Every year flies by faster than the previous year. Craziness! I am ready for 2016. New beginnings as always! Here's the traditional year in review for 2015.
 Jackson visited Crystal Bridges museum for the first time this month. He also went to two birthday parties. Busy boy! KK also came to visit this month. Too fun!
 Look at this sweet boy's cheeks! We celebrated Jackson's first Valentine's Day with hundreds of hugs and kisses. :) XOXO!
 Happy Spring! We celebrated Springtime in the daffodils, went to South Arkansas to visit family, and more.
 We celebrated Jackson Randolph's 1st birthday!!! He had a Poky Little Puppy party complete with birthday cake, ice cream, strawberry shortcake, and chocolate custard. :)
 Oh, how precious. Jackson loves smiling for sure!
 We had several walks with the wagon. It's one of our favorite things. :)
 We took advantage of Russell's weekends off and went on a couple of road trips. This was taken in Eureka Springs. Oh so fun!
 Jackson's first train ride! We got to spend time with family on this fun adventure. We love his little conductor hat. :)
 I started my own business, "Baked with Love" selling homemade cinnamon rolls.
 Also, friends and family surprised me on my 30th birthday with an 80's theme party. So special!!!
 Russell and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary at one of our favorite places downtown.
 I also got to go to a Kelly Clarkson concert with my sister, Kelly, Whitney, and more friends. We had a blast!
 Jackson's first haircut. He did great and was so well behaved the whole time. My handsome boy.
 Met Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, for the.......fourth time. No lie. I would meet her again and again if I could. She's the sweetest!!
 It was a busy month. Jackson and I went to the library for the first time and had such fun. His favorite part were the puzzles.
 Thanksgiving with family...Russell took this picture. We loved fall so much!
 We went to Journey to Bethlehem with Amy, Tony, and Leighann. It truly was wonderful.
Christmas 2015
Jackson is now 20 months old and learning new things every day. Time flies. We say is often, but time truly does fly. Wow!! Here's to a blessed 2016!
Happy New Year!
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17