Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The greatest day of Jake's life!

One down and one to go. :) Jake was baptized on Sunday. What a glorious occasion for him and us as parents! We are so proud that he has made this decision.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Introducing Octavian and Xavier

One of my best friends from high school just had twins the first part of December. However I just got to see them last week, and boy oh boy are they adorable! Here they are sleeping in their bed. Octavian is on the left and Xavier is on the right:

Octavian was cracking me up with his hand up there. It was sooo cute! I was getting ansy so Suz woke up Xavier for me...and here we are :)

We're so cute together, he liked me so much when I first got him he threw up all over me. This was after Suz gave me a clean shirt to wear. :) I got to feed him since he gave me what he ate before I got there. Here he is right before.

He was obviousley ready to eat.

So after that she got Tavian up for me to do it all with him as well. Boy oh boy this twins thing is fun! I am so jealous! Here's me feeding Tavian:

I got to do all the fun baby stuff again, I hope she asks me to come back for date night...I would love to hang out with these little guys for an evening.

I made Suz some baby books for the boys and just couldn't resist sharing how cute they turned out. I still can't believe how little these two were. OH so fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here you go Brent...the recap blog!

Well the race is obviousley over and we obviousley finished. Finished is really the only good thing we can say about it however. It was horrible. I was saying it was 65 but everyone else says it was over 70 and it probably was. Then add in the 20 plus mile per hour wind and we didn't think we were going to finish. Here is a pic of us..finished.....literally!!!!

This was Jackson's 2nd race and my 4th...we had a good Friday and Saturday on our mini vacation but Sunday not so much.

So to back up a bit we drove down on Friday after we dropped the boys off at school. Saturday we met up with everyone for our annual night before the race italian dinner. Which was at Carrabas's once again. :)

SO moving back ahead...I should have planned this blog better but oh well...after the race we always go to Pappasitos. They have the best beef fajita meat eva!!! We were starting to feel a little better about this time, and dreading the long drive home.

We hope to have a good race in Oklahoma City in April...anyone want to join us?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Run.

Well it's finally almost here. I remember when I set my countdown on my computer and it started at 154 days. Crazy to think we are down to 3. The weather is making us very nervous. It's calling for 22 mile/hr winds and 72 degrees. Not good running weather. Please pray that it's not windy and it's about 45 degrees.

We were hoping to beat our time from last year but now we are just going to be thankful to finish. We've all worked hard so hopefully that will pay off in the race! Wish us luck!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pondering a name...

So I know a few of you already know this but Jackson is getting two dobermans this spring. After much begging I have finally given in and actually become excited about the idea of having a good protective, non shedding dog around. We've had two dogs in the 11 years we've been married. The first was a german shephard that we got the day I found out Stockton was a boy. His name was Dozer. We had him for a while and one day he decided to jump the fence and the pound caught him and fined us. So we didn't have the money for a bigger fence and with a new baby he wasn't a house dog so we gave him to a cousin of mine. Dozer is much happier now living in the Virgin Islands...wonder if I can go live with them too...haha.

Then there was Sophie. She was our Golden Retriever. We got her from Sean and Rachel when she was I think 3. We had her for a couple years until one day she just went nuts. She'd been a house dog for awhile since she learned how to climb the fence (I am seeing a pattern here) and so we kept her in the house. However one day it was like she had lost her mind, she started acting like a puppy again, peeing everywhere and when we got that stopped we just thought she needed to be somewhere else. So a friend suggested a friend and we gave her to her. She shed too much too for Stockton so these new dogs will be great!

Well on to the reason for my blog today. Jackson is getting a male and everything he's read it was better to have a male and female than two males so I am getting the girl...obviosley. So I am in search for a name...yes Amber a name. I don't want anything sissy, as Julie and I discovered this morning Fifi and Cuddles just aren't going to cut it for my dobe. She will be a red/brown color (hopefully the litter produces one).

How cute is that!

So all you who read this if you have any ideas or suggestions please email them my way.

Couldn't resist this picture, I just love it!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Fun Survey

Christmas Fun
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper because I like to make my own pertty bows

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial all the way! Jackson wants a real tree super bad, but 2 dobermans and a real tree really don't sound like that would mix well.

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually a week or two before Thanksgiving, by the time Thanksgiving gets here I don't have time to decorate.

4. When do you take the tree down? I used to wait until New Years but now I end up doing it Christmas weekend depending on if I am ready for my house to be back to normal.

5. Do you like eggnog? no way ewe!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? don't remember

7. Hardest person to buy for? guy stocking stuffers

8. Easiest person to buy for? Janie

9. Do you have a nativity scene? I have the willow tree, I love it!

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail of course and this year I took on the job of making my own!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? clothes probably

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Rudolph :)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Sometime in November, sometimes if I see something earlier I'll go ahead and pick it up.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? only dirty santa ones

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Nanny's chocolate pie, or any of the assorted candies we make.

16. Lights on the tree? white lights

17. Favorite Christmas song? Mary Did You Know?

18. Travel at Christmas time or stay home? for the last few years I've had Christmas at my house.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel right now.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Just depends on what the day's plan holds

22. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? going to my Grandmas for Christmas morning

23. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember how old, I just remember knowing that it was my mom's handwriting on the tag.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? the traditional is always good, but I do enjoy Jackson's side meals, we always do something different: mexican, italian, soups, finger foods, this year I think we are doing mexican pile on.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Twilight soundtrack

Thoughts being put down on paper

So why is it wrong to shield your family from something you don't believe in, or find that it is wrong?

So why is it wrong to want someone to call you instead of calling them everytime and getting in trouble because you never call?

So why is it that Santa and "Holiday" are everywhere but we really wouldn't be having Christmas, yeah that's right, it's called Christmas people, if Christ wasn't born for us?

So why is everyone claiming it's hard when they still have jobs and gas is 1/3 of what it was when no one was complaining?

So why is it that saying you are a Christian automatically makes non Christians think you are better than them, when in reality it's the total opposite, we are saying we know we are sinners and we want to change!

So why is it that when you are in a restaurant and you order a pepsi and they offer you a coke? (they taste nothing alike)

So why is it that we all tend to be nice to certain people just to get what we want, why can't we just be nice all the time?

So why is it so hard to take care of that growing baby inside of you for 9 months instead of being selfish about what you could be missing out on, it's just nine months and that baby didn't choose to be concieved.

So why is it that people think the Bible has changed, it's not changed, it's still the same one from the beginning.

So why does Peter not have his powers back yet...or does he?