Friday, August 29, 2008

My baby boy is 1 this weekend!

It is so hard to believe that Jackson is going to be 1 this Sunday, August 31st. This year has flown by so fast and it has been so fun to watch him grow and develop over the last year. Renzi and I are so blessed that God chose us to be Jackson's parents.  It's hard to believe that our little boy has gone from 5 lbs. 5 oz and 18.5 inches to 21 lbs. and 31 inches long in a year. WOW!

We are having a birthday party for Jackson this Sunday at our house. Jackson loves to swim so we decided to have a swim party for his friends and our friends and family. Uncle Grant and Aunt Brooke are coming into town this evening and will be here to share in the festivities this weekend as well as many other family members and friends. It is going to be a great weekend! I will post pictures from the birthday after Sunday. 

Thanks to everyone for their support and love over the past year. We are so blessed to have each of you in our lives! 


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We just got back from our official first family summer trip! We went to Breckenridge, Colorado for 8 days and it was fabulous. We rented a house in the mountains and just relaxed and spent time together as a family. (Renzi didn't even bring his Blackberry...WOAH! :)

Jackson did really well with the altitude and only seemed to have a little trouble with his ears popping on our drive from Denver to Breck. Other than that, he was a GREAT traveler! 

On Wednesday evening of our trip,  AJ and Allison Jack flew to Breckenridge and we all stayed together until Sunday. We had such a good time catching up, eating, laying around, and spending time outside. We even got a babysitter Friday night and the four of us went out to eat at this GREAT place in town.

All in all it was a wonderful time and I feel so blessed that we were able to take such a long trip together! :) Our next trip is next month when we travel to D.C. and Boston. Renzi has a work trip and Jackson and I are tagging  along...we are going to get to spend time with his dad, Larry and Renzi's sister, Ginny and her husband Dave! We will leave D.C. Wednesday and take a train to Boston for the rest of the week. We will keep you posted!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm a blogger now!

Well, after reading friends blogs for a year now, I have decided to finally become a "blogger." Since so many of our friends and family live far away, I figured this was a good way for those close to us to see what is happening in Jackson's daily life! we go! Wish me luck!