Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Blessings!! (and prayer requests!)


Wow, I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post. We have been so busy that it's hard to find time to update like I should but I am going to work on making this a priority since it is my only form of scrapbooking for my kiddies. Its so much fun to look back at my old posts and see how much my boys have changed. And let's face it, it's the only way I can remember things these days.

Well, this Christmas we have so much to be Thankful for and the first are these precious BOYS!!!
These photos were taken by my good friend, Micah Bolen.

I was so pleased at how great they turned out!

The next thing we are Thankful for is that on July 5th (Owen's Birthday) we are expecting a new addition! The 3rd and final Baby Jackson of the bunch!

Apparently we only make July babies! :)

We are very excited but also asking for prayers because we have had 3 miscarriages this past year and the doctors aren't sure what exactly is going on but think I have some sort of auto-immune disorder (such as Lupus) and are giving me prednesone to suppress my immune system and progesterone (actually, prometruim.....which apparently is a form of progesterone) to help stabilize the pregnancy. Today I am 12 weeks and go for a risk factor analysis tomorrow so please say a little prayer if you think about it.

Also, I believe in the power of prayer, so I would also like for you to pray for Sweet Owen. We found out he has no hearing in his right ear and are talking to ENT's about getting a Bone Anchor Hearing Aid (BAHA) put in. This is hard for us on so many levels but ultimately we want to do what is in the best interest of Owen. We are being referred to a new ENT who specializes in these and then I think we will go for a second opinion at MUSC just to make sure this is the right thing for Owens needs. We are also being accessed by Baby Net for Speech Therapy but so far I think he speaks very well for his age.

Ultimately, I want, for our family as a whole, whatever the Lord has in store for us. I pray that he guides us in what direction he wants us to go and I pray that we hear him when he calls. I also want to feel comfortable and confident in his decision for our lives. In fact, I want that for everyone I know... So many are struggling, but I hope that they are secure in the fact that the Lord is in control. That is my Biggest Christmas wish!
I hope everyone has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beach and School

I used to be good at Blog updating but I think I had more time in those days.... Hmmmm.....

We went to the beach with Josh's fam the last week of August and had a great time. We got the sweetest pics of the kiddos that I wanted to post. The only one missing was Hunter.

We were sad to see the summer end but excited for another year of Preschool. I was really sad this year because it's Price's last year at Preschool and Owen's first so it was bittersweet. They did really great and I love their teachers.....and so do they!!

I'm enjoying every moment because next year Price will be in 5k ALL DAY LONG, 5 days a week. I am not ready for this......why do they grow up so fast!?!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Yep, It's SUMMER and I LOVE these boys!
I got a new Camera for my 30th Bday and so I took the boys to the beach for a little photo session! I think they turned out pretty good. I just need to learn more about my camera functions and then maybe a little photoshop wouldn't hurt either! :)
Side Note: I just realized Picasa is croping the posted pictures but if you click on them it will show you the entire picture. Not sure how to fix that at the moment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Let's go Fly a Kite!!

In June we always take a family trip to the beach to stay at our timeshare. It's nice to get to spend some quality family time with just us and the boys. We don't get that often.

Price got a kite for Easter and couldn't wait to try it out so off to the beach we went....

From June 2010

It isn't as easy as it looks.

From June 2010

Finally, Daddy got it up!

From June 2010

He was so proud of his Spiderman Kite!

From June 2010

Owen even got to hold it for a bit!

From June 2010

This was my best attempt to get the kite and the boys in a photo.

From June 2010

From June 2010

From June 2010

Such cuties!! Need I say more?

Monday, June 14, 2010


May was a busy month! It was the end of school and beginning of Summer so we had a lot of special activities.

First we spend Mother's Day weekend with my mom @ the Poultry Festival. It's become our Mother's Day Tradition. Josh had a wedding to attend so it was just me and the boys w/ Gigi and Papaw. We did have a few friends come and join us.

O relaxing on the porch

P playing his first carnival game! He won a blow up sword which he used to hit bypassers while walking thru the festival. Needless to say, that didn't last long.....Not sure how that hole got there!! :)

My 2 favorite boys swinging together

Watching the parade

Having a picnic lunch with good friends! What a great weekend!!

I also took Price on a date! I get a lot of one-on-one time with Owen but not with Price, so one Sunday, while Daddy was with Owen, Price and I went to the zoo! My mom got us an explorer membership and we wanted to check out all the neat things we got to do.

First we went to the 3D Sea Turtle Movie

Then, off to feed the Lorikeets

Of Course, the Carousel

And the Train

Then he got to enjoy some "Camoflauge" ice-cream!

He also wanted to ride the Tram which allowed me some Garden Pics

It was nice to have that special date w/ my sweet little man!

Then Price's Preschool had a Mother's Day Brunch for all the Mommies!

It was very special and I had a great time. The teachers even served us! What a treat!

My next post should be about his Church Choir Musical but because I got a new Camera right before his musical, and I didn't know how to use it, I accidently deleted all of those precious pictures! But he did great in his "Praise Parade"!

And finally, his end of the year program at Preschool

Singing....kind of.....

Price with his best girls!

His teachers!

Price w/ his best little buddy, Tucker!

We sure are going to miss Mrs. Boyd & Mrs. Dunlap but look forward to our new teachers next year!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


In the beginning of May we went Strawberry picking. It was Owen's first time getting to pick strawberries and but I think he liked eating his strawberries more then picking them. Price did a great job, although several of his strawberries were unedibleout!

Leaving Sease Farm! We were officially strawberried out!

Once we finished at Sease Farms, we headed on over to the Farmer's Shed. If you haven't eaten there, you should. They have the best butter beans I've ever put in my mouth. Even the boys ate all their veggies. A great way to end the day!