Hey all! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready for the New Year! We've been traveling all over the Midwest, spending tons of time with family. It's been a Christmas full of family, JOY and love. Jackson made this Christmas extra fun for all. What a JOY to be around. Below are a lot of pictures reflecting what we've been up to!
So excited to see what the New Year brings.
One fun thing I did during the month of December was become a #Elf4Health. I had to do a lot of healthy challenges every day for 4 weeks. If you check out my Twitter page, you'll see all the neat stuff I did!
I can tell you we will be continuing our healthy lifestyles and are looking at purchasing a new car so we don't get stuck with double car payments. We're also on the hunt for a house with plenty of space for Jackson to run around and for our family to grow...
Let's just say 2014 is looking like an expensive year. But all I ask and pray for is GOOD HEALTH and HAPPINESS for ALL!
Blessings and good health to you all.
P.S. The pics are in no particular order.
|Jackson made his first 6.5 hour road trip to Kansas to see his Uncle Mark and Aunt Amy|
|Aren't they cute?|
|They say you marry your father...|
|Uncle Mark fixing up the sweet vacuum (that actually sucks)!|
|Any guesses which presents are from Uncle Mike who works at MillerCoors?|
|Yay! I can make smoothies just like mom!|
|My younger brother's house and view. Ridic!|
|First pair of snow pants!|
|Who is having more fun?|
|Coolest doggy bed ever!|
|Like I said...house is ridic!|
|Kisses for grandma!|
|We made it!!!|
|Jackson LOVES to read!! He LOVES his books. He is also getting really aware of the potty...or in this case, the BUMBO|
|When Daddy was out hunting for a few weekends, Jackson and Mommy tried out the malt shop! YUM! Jackson also is feeding himself Quinoa for breakfast in the morning with a spoon! YAY!|
|Checked out the train table at Barnes and Noble! Jackson picked out a Thomas the Train book.|
|Jackson enjoyed going through all the books and dancing on the stage!|
|A lovely Thanksgiving picture painted by Jackson|
|I became a #Elf4Health and did several healthy activities a day. One of them was running a 5k! Ran when it was 20 degrees out and in 30 minutes. Not bad.|
|Our sweet little Indian, Jackson|
|Headed to the farm in Gaylord to visit Karl's grandparents for Thanksgiving|
|I made a ton of healthy foods during my #Elf4Health challenge. The more colors, the better!|
|Jackson wrote a letter to Santa at Daycare. He loved putting up the flag!|
|SANTA!!!! (there is a reason I'm in the photo!)|
|We had the Koester Christmas on the 14th. Jackson LOVED getting this cool dump truck from Aunt Kelly and Uncle Ben|
|Grandpa Jim showing Jackson the ropes|
|Opening presents with Ben|
|No way! Is this what I think it is?|
|It is!!! A vacuum!!|
|And a Trike!|
|And a HUG from Ben! Ahhh.|
|Dying to try out my new sled from Uncle Ben and Aunt Kelly|
|Dad was too because it was only 4 degrees out! Burrr!|
|Aunt Kelly got J-man this cool glass and mommy fills it with healthy smoothie goodness!|
|Jackson feeding his new hat...|
|Jackson's FIRST Christmas Program. It was ADORABLE!! I forgot to dress him in his "Christmas Best" too... OOPS!|
|Then we came home to this...|
|And then woke up to this the next day...|
|I helped put together our Christmas party at work. My baby photo is to the left and Jackson's is to the right. SEEEE people, he does look like me a LITTLE!!! :)|
|Coolest gift ever|
|Jackson was excited about this one!|
|J played with it until he hit the ground. We knew it was a good toy!|
|This MELTED MY HEART. I LOVE THIS BOY!|
|My brother and sis in law live on a golf course. Their house is AMAZING!!!|
|Played outside as much as we could with PAPA before the cold and snow came.|
|Christmas Morning! (No judging of the tree. We were sick of it falling!)|
|Letter from Santa to Jackson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|