Monday, September 29, 2008

Pictures of the Family

I finally had pictures taken of Tyson, professional ones. Not just the little digital camera ones I take, but real life professional ones. I went to Target and was so impressed with them that I will go back again when the baby comes, which will be soon. So enjoy the pictures of my handsome little boy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Vaughn

Happy Birthday to you....babe!!!! Tyson and I decorated the dinning area for Vaughn this afternoon and then took him out to dinner at the Olive Garden. I wanted Vaughn to be sung to by the waitresses, but he flat out told them "Absolutely NOT!" So....they didn't sing, but they did bring him out a dessert. What a party pooper. But it is his day so whatever he wants, I guess? Anyways, Happy Birthday sweetheart. Love you.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tagged Again!!!

I must thank Priscilla for this tag. These things make me laugh....

7 things I CAN do:

1. I can sing, however don't tell anyone or else I will have to sing in church.
2. I can cook Mexican food like my mother-in-law (Vaughn says it is as good as hers, and that is saying something)
3. I can sew, again don't tell anyone, I am not my mom who is the all time best seamstress.
4. I can keep up with my 3 year old son at 8 months pregnant and still play baseball.
5. I can keep a strict budget.
6. I can deal with 3 inch long cockroaches and 6 inch long centipedes.
7. I can fix almost any computer problem, although I usually have no idea how I did it when it is all over.

7 things I CANNOT do:

1. Still cannot make bread.....working on this one.
2.(I am with Priscilla on this one) I cannot drive a stick shift and I don't want to.
3. I cannot run, I give new meaning to "runs like a girl."
4. I am not a crafty person.
5. I cannot touch my toes without bending.
6. I cannot leave a room dirty for too long. It drives me nuts and I have to have it clean before I do anything else.
7. I cannot get moving in the mornings. I hate mornings....

7. Seven things that attracted me to Vaughn:

1. His muscles (He was in college football when we were dating)
2. His humor, it is one of a kind and I love it!
3. His kindness to my family.
4. His willingness to work hard.
5. His love for hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
6. Him being just a good ol' boy from a small town.
7. The way he always called me anytime and sent flowers.

7 things I say most often:

1. Tyson if you do that again so help me.....this is constant.
2. Sure...Sure...
3. Ok
4. Very good
5. y'all (I know I know, it's the redneck in me LOL)
6.Hey babe, (what I call Vaughn when talking to him)
7. Oh Heck NO! (usually when I am not happy)

7 favorite foods:

1. Milk shake pop tarts
2. BBQ Pizza
3. Dutch oven anything
4. Cantaloupe
5. Stuffed sopapias from Val's
6. Coconut Coloda Cake
7. Waffle Crisp Cereal (I cannot find it in the states. I used to eat it all the time on the island)

7 celebrity admiration: (these people are celebrities in my mind)
1. Any man or woman who has served this country in the Army, Navy, Marines, etc.. Those people are truly my heroes.
2. My dad, for the courage he showed when facing death.
3. Any spouse who has supported their "other" through medical school. It isn't easy, but totally worth it.
4. Any woman who has ever been RS President. That is one job I do not ever want.
5. Any teacher who works for peanuts and keeps coming back because they love the students and the fact that they are teaching our future.
6. My son, Tyson, for showing me the goodness in my every day life.
7. Anyone who can go through a tragedy, live to tell about it, and get up the next morning and keep moving one foot in front of the other.
I tag........Hanna, Ashley R, Jill, Jennifer Jackson, and Danielle

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Got Tagged!

So my cousin Michelle, tagged me about this high school stuff, and if she is reading this, some of your answers were stretched. HA HA HA Just kidding. They were all true. Here we go with a trip down memory lane..............
1.Did you date someone from your school? Yes
2.What kind of car did you drive? The grey ford farm truck
3. Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? who didn't. We all were driving by age 12 so if you couldn't pass the test, you had problems.
4. Were you a party animal? No
5. Were you considered a flirt? I don't think so, I was kind of an ugly duckling.
6. Were you in a band, orchestra, choir? Choir
7. Were you a nerd? Not really
8. Were you on any varsity teams? Drill Team
9. Did you get suspended/expelled? I did get work hours one time, the rest I just never got caught......j/k
10. Can you still sing the fight song? Sadly, I can!
11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Scott Bagley, Mrs. Whittaker
12. Where did you sit during lunch? In the locker room and lunch room.
13. What was your school's full name? Piute High School
14. School mascot and colors? Thunderbird, red, white and blue
15. Did you go to Homecoming? We were such a small school we didn't have a Homecoming Dance.
16. If you could go back and do it all again, would you? I wouldn't. I actually hated high school and was glad to graduate. I loved College.
17. What do you remember most about graduation? Jeff Morgan falling off of the stage during the ceremony. That was so funny......
18. Where did you go your senior skip day? California. That was the high light of my whole school career.
19. Were you in any clubs? Yes, Drama, Speech, Musical Production....Yes, I was a nerd....
20. Have you gained some weight since then? Of course...I am pregnant...
21. Who was your prom date? Riley Roberts
22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? I wasn't able to go, I was 7 months pregnant and not able to travel. It would have been fun to see everyone though.
23. Did you have a job while in high school? I did....I worked at the Ice Cream Shoppe in Circleville, when there was one, and for my dad doing every odd job you can imagine. Let's just say I know how to change oil in about anything, shoe horses, paint anything, and water anything.
I Tag............Priscilla, Megan, Sunny, and Candace.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Pirate Ship

Tyson received his present from Grandma and Grandpa Jackson yesterday. It would have been here earlier but the office here at Lake Village forgot to put the little slip in our mail box. came a little late. But even so.....he loves it.
He played with the Pirate Ship for about 4 hours the night we got it. It has tons of little things to move and pull.
Tyson dumped out all the packing peanuts as he tore into his present. Thanks son! Mom spent a good while cleaning that one up.

The face of happiness. His little cheesy grins thrills me.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chuck E Cheeze w/ Lynette

I have been meaning to post about this for months now. But I couldn't figure out how to retrieve the pictures from my phone. Thanks to Vaughn, we got it figured out.

Our friend, Lynette, works at a Chuck E Cheese in Sterling Heights and we went to visit her a while back. Tyson loves Lynette. She used to babysit him on the island and she was my sponsor when we were moving to the island. She made the transition there so much easier. Anyway, she manages this store and was so good to Tyson and I. She even had the BIG Chuck E Cheese come out and see us. Tyson loves the "BIG Chucker Cheese" as he calls him. It was such a nice time. Thanks Lynette.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tyson's "Real" 3rd Birthday

Yesterday was Tyson's "real" birthday. We saved a few gifts for him to open up. He had Vaughn and I up early saying, "It is my birthday let's open gifts." He was all about getting us up to open up his gifts. He would open one gift and then go right to the next one.
We knew he would like these guns. And we had to get two guns so that he and daddy could play together, and trust me they do.
Thanks Grandma T for the clothes. He needed them so badly.
Notice the look I am getting. It means, "mom turn off the camera. I am sick of the picture taking."
Our friends from church called us up yesterday afternoon to invite us to this farm where the kids could pet the cows and they had a place where they made their own creamy ice cream. I must admit, I had to laugh that we were going to pet cows, seeing how I grew up with cows all my life and you don't pet them, you milk and feed them. LOL But whatever!!! Tyson thought it was fun. Here is Decker, Tyson and Aubrey checking out the baby calf.

Then the kids got the idea to try and feed the calf, but it turned into a throwing of the hay war. The ice cream at this farm was to die for. It is the creamiest kind I have ever had. And for the price you got a HUGE portion. One scoop was equal to 2 1/2 scoops in a regular ice cream shop. We will definitely be going back for more.After the ice cream, they took us to a new play ground called "Kids Kingdom" in Oxford. It was the coolest playground I have ever seen. The whole thing is enclosed, with one way out and in so you can keep a great eye on the kids. Plus it is so open that it is easy to keep track of the little kiddos.

This is just one of about 6 slides at the playground. They are all themed. Tyson and the other kids had a ball.

Here is a shot of the whole thing. Cool huh? I have decided that finding cool playgrounds is going to become my new hobby. It gives Tyson a way to run of energy and me a time to relax. A win-win situation. Tyson had a great to remember.