The hardest thing I have ever done isn't getting a college degree, or getting married, or having children and raising them while we trip all over the country and the Caribbean, or even dealing with Vaughn's leukemia. NOPE! The HARDEST thing I have ever done is pulling up Taryn's wet swimming suit after she has gone to the potty during a bathroom break at the pool. Do you know how hard it is to pull up a wet, skin tight garment over a chubby body that moves while you are trying to pull? It is about impossible! But after some tugging, crying and throwing a fit, and that is just from me, we eventually get it on; only to repeat the process 45 minutes later!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Last Saturday we actually were able to leave town, on account that Vaughn had a little bit of vacation time. (Not much time but enough to take a quick 3 day vacation.) Our friends, the Laney's, live in Atlanta, Georgia; and they told us to come down for a good time. We packed up the kids and drove the 4 hour drive down to Atlanta. I have to say, the drive was a good one up until we hit Atlanta rush hour and it was anything but rush. We were only a few miles away from our friends' house, but it took us more than 30 minutes to get there. (I couldn't do that kind of traffic every day. I would have road rage for sure.)
the hospital at 4:30 a.m. the next day. So, we had to drive early enough that he could go home and rest before another grueling week. One last picture of the kids before we left. They sure had fun together.
Posted by Jackson's at 8:41 PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
That's right. Vaughn and I have been married for nine years, and counting. This past year has made me really appreciate this anniversary more than all the others because I didn't think we would get another one. I am happy for every day that I get to spend with my sweetheart. And I will be happy with every year the Lord lets me keep him here on Earth. This year instead of going out on a date, just the two of us, we decided to grill out with the 4 of us. Funny thing is......the weather decided not to allow us to grill. HA HA HA. So we had Mexican Lasagna on the night of our anniversary and then celebrated our anniversary with our grilling feast the next night. What ever works! The menu included steaks, jello salad, grilled corn, rolls, and then to top it all off we ate apple crumb pie with vanilla ice cream. YUMMY! Best Day Ever!
Posted by Jackson's at 7:01 PM
Monday, June 6, 2011
Back towards the end of April, my mom came out to help me with about one million little projects I hadn't been able to get started or finished. One of these projects was my front yard. I wanted to plant flowers and veggies, but I have never planted anything in my life. Thank goodness my mom has a green thumb.
The whole yard, finished. I love it. Thanks to Melinda, the gal who I rent from, for letting me arrange the front yard how I wanted. And thanks mom for showing me how to plant flowers and take care of them.
On a side note: we planted pumpkins and tomatoes in the back. I have lots of green tomatoes and my pumpkin vines are as tall as Tyson. Maybe I can grow "green leafy things" after all.
Posted by Jackson's at 3:02 PM