Monday, March 9, 2009

First Spring Day!

Saturday was a beautiful day. The temperature was up to 85 degrees. The sun was shining and the animals were out. We had this little lizard just walking around our porch and Richard was able to catch this amazing photo of him in the shrubs. It was just a wonderful day of relaxation and warmth.

Jackson got to enjoy the outdoors as well. Thank Aunt Holly for giving us this little chair for him, so he can enjoy sitting outside just like we do. Our friend Aly gave him that precious little hat which was perfect for shading his face. He loved it out there. He is just talking and squealing so much now. He only takes cat naps throughout the day now. He is awake alot and jabbering away the whole time. He has started sleeping longer through the night, just last night he slept 10 hours. Mommy and daddy were grateful. :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Here's my little angel!!!!!!!

So much to write about....

Well for starters, I have a job. The economy has taken a toll on South Carolina as well. I didn't really want to work but we decided which ever one of us got a job first would take it. I am working at a restaurant just down the street from our home so it isn't too bad.
On February 12 Jackson had his 2 month check up....and let me tell you he is such a good little baby. He weighed in at 14 lbs 4 oz and was 23.5 inches long. 95th percentile across the board. The doctor said he was perfect. He is eating just the right amount. He also got his 2 month shots. I was expecting a screaming baby but he didn't make a peep. He made a little noise with the first needle then basically just laid there until she was done. He is such a trooper. He is getting so big and he is so smart. Around the beginning of Feb. he started cooing and squealing and smiling. We can't get him to be quiet anymore. He loves his play mat and can even pull on the toys. He loves sucking on his hands and is very alert to whoever is around him. He is such a good baby. We couldn't be more blessed.

On the weekend of February 20-22, we went up to Easley, SC and visited with Richards family. And when I say family, I mean the whole group. We got married so fast and so far away that none of our family members were able to come. (alaska is too expensive to fly to) so this was the first time meeting any of his family. WE stayed with his sister and her family. I met his grandma, his aunts, uncles, dad, cousins, neighbors, friends. You name someone, I probably met them. Everyone was so kind and loving. They just made us feel so welcome. My mom even went with us and they welcomed her like family as well. Jackson was the center of attention. He was such a good little man. He would let anyone and everyone hold him. It was so nice to finally put faces with the family that Richard speaks so fondly of. I am so grateful that they are all so loving. They really made us feel loved. I can't wait to see them again.

As for day to day, we are doing well. South Carolina is growing on me more and more each day. I love going to church every sunday and feeling the spirit. Our ward is simply amazing. I love my family and the togetherness we feel all the time. I am so grateful to have a wonderful husband and a perfect baby. :)