Saturday, December 15, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

Our very first Christmas card!

I am so excited about my new stocking holder this year. I got the idea from Pottery Barn Kids magazine, and did my own for a lot cheaper. I got my vintage ski's from an antique store in Utah, painted them and did my own letters from JoAnns. We did order Jacksons stocking from PB kids though cause it matched the stockings we already had for Joey and I. I am so happy with the way it turned out.
Jackson in his cute Christmas jammies!
Some of our Christmas decorations

Here is our Christmas tree with Jackson chillin next to it along with Meg.

Tony Hawk

As a lot of you know I am a dental hygienist and the dentist that I work for always does something really nice for us girls around Christmas time. Last year he sent us to the Green Valley Ranch spa for the day and a nice dinner at Hanks steak house. This year he included me in the festivities even though I am still on maternity leave, I was so excited. He took us to dinner and this restaurant called Fukuda where they make Japanese food on the grill at your table. Then after dinner he took us to see the show at the Mirage called LOVE. LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. It was an amazing show, we all had a very good time. Here is the pretty cool part about my night though. We were standing in line before the show and I looked behind me and I saw Tony Hawk, well I thought it was him but I wasn't sure. So Chaz, my coworker and I talked Ruth the other Hygienist I work with to go ask him if he was indeed Tony Hawk and sure enough he was. So we took a picture with him, and of course my eyes are closed in the picture. He was really nice and laid back, he had quite a bit of gray hair too, crazy! Joey said he is like 40+ years. So, that was my eventful evening, pretty cool huh?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

I look just like my daddy and a little bit like my mommy!

Looking back at pictures of Joey when he was a baby we realized how much Jackson looks like him. It is crazy, they look so much alike they could be twins. Here is a picture of me when I was a baby and he does look a little like me, but definitely more like his daddy!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving in Utah

This year was our year to spend Thanksgiving with Joeys family up in Parowan Utah at their second home. We had a blast, it was so cold up there and it even snowed the day after Thanksgiving. Jackson got to wear some of his cute beanies, but we never took him out in the snow. We stayed in the house the whole time, we didn't want to chance him getting sick again. It was a small Thanksgiving with just seven of us, (Karen, Lee, Joey, me, Nikki, Aaron and Jackson--oh and don't forget Nikki and Aarons little one in the oven Chlolalola--hee,hee) and all the dogs, we normally have a huge crowd, but it still was a memorable year, and we had a good time. Friday night we drove back down to Vegas and spent the rest of the weekend with my mom and dad. Jackson got to take a bath by the fire at Grammys and we had a good time helping grammy and papa put up their Christmas tree and decorations. We are so thankful for our wonderful families and all the precious memories that we make year after year. Hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving also.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Hospital Visit

Well, the last couple of days have not been fun. On Monday Karen (my mother-in-law), Jackson and I went up to Utah for the week. My in-laws have a second house up in Parowan Utah. We went shopping and had a good ol time, until Wednesday night when Jackson wasn't sleeping and eating. His cry wasn't his normal cry either, so I took his temperature and it was 101 degrees. I woke Karen and we went straight home. We made an appt. with our pediatrician and we no sooner got there and they sent us right over to the emergency room. They said he is too young to be running such a high fever with no symptoms of a runny nose, cough, or vomiting. They rushed us straight back and told us they needed to do a bunch of tests to rule out any infections they he may have. They did a spinal tap to test for meningitis, they took his blood and put a catheter in to test his urine for a urinary tract infection. Joey and I were a mess, we were so worried about our little guy. Before they started doing all the tests Joey gave Jackson a fathers blessing and we also put his name in the temple. We couldn't be in the room during all the tests, we had to wait in the waiting room, and we could hear him screaming all the way down the hall, and it just ripped my heart out. After waiting two and a half hours all the tests came back negative. They gave him antibiotics through an IV and said he probably got a virus or a cold. Which is common with babies that are born in the winter time. He could have got it anywhere or from anyone.We are so grateful that it wasn't anything really serious. We were still very scared though, but I know that through the power of prayer and the blessing that Joey gave him that Heavenly Father was looking out for Jackson, and that is what got us through this scary time. We are home now and Jackson is doing much better, he is acting himself, eating and his temperature is normal. Thank goodness!!! I guess I better get used to this horrible feeling of worrying about your kids cause from what I hear it never goes away. Now I know what my mom has felt for so many years with worrying about me, my sisters and my brother. Now I am officially a mother!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Jacksons Blessing Day Nov. 4, 2007

Well, Jacksons Blessing Day was wonderful. Everything went really well. Lots of family and friends came to Jacksons special day. We are so grateful for all the support from our family and friends, Thanks everyone!! Joey gave Jackson a beautiful blessing, I don't think there was a dry eye in the room, and the testimonies that were shared brought the spirit in so strong. It really was a perfect day, a day I will always remember. After the blessing we had a luncheon at the house, we really had a good time visiting with everyone. For Jacksons big day I crocheted a burp cloth with his name and date on it, it went really well with the hand crochet all white blessing afghan that a close friend of the family made for him. Of course we can not forget his blessing outfit that he wore. It was all perfect and are keepsakes that we will cherish always.