Jackson is growing up so fast! After his surgery we have seen a remarkable difference in his speech, breathing, drooling and personality. It is like he all of a sudden has a lot of new confidence. So things with him are going great. He is loving school and even though he is the baby in the class his CL teachers feel that there isn't a difference anymore! He still is loving all of the dinosaurs, trucks, heavy machinery and animals. He knows how to say more dinosaur names than I do and can tell them apart! The other day we were driving on the highway for our weekly Friday lunch with Daddy, when Jackson said " What's that Mommy?" I said it was a "digger" and Jackson replied.. "No Mommy that is an excavator!!" I laughed to myself, but was very proud! I quickly realized I needed to start studying up on the different machines out there! ha.
Lately, We have been going to the rodeo a lot! Even though Jackson seems young we deceided he probably would enjoy it too! He has truly enjoyed every minute of it! His favorite has been the bull riding, bronc riding and superman jumping castle!!! When you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he now says a Bull Rider! I will have to really think about that! =)
One of my new favorite activities, is watching my two babies play together! I never would have thought that it would work this early on! They LOVE it! Harton truly loves her brother and he loves her in return! He calls her "Sweetie, Sweethart, Sweet Girl, and Hart" It has been such a rewarding experience to see the two people (besides my precious husband) I love the most in this world play so well together and enjoy each other's company.
Harton is doing so well! I can't believe she is going to be a year old next month! WHERE HAS TIME GONE!!! She is crawling all over the place and can even play hide n seek and chase with her big brother! I have never heard her laugh so hard! She has taken a few steps on her own and really is so ready to walk! I think it is any minute.. but I am not working with her on it, because we aren't quite ready! haha.. I need another month or two! =) Her personality makes me smile. She says "hi" and "bye bye" and smiles so big when she is happy! She is truly enjoying all of her new "people" foods and is the most amazing sleeper ever! She also loves to go shopping with me! She is a people person.. I question where she got that! haha.. She is a flirt and loves to be outside! We feel truly blessed!
Dave, has a new job that he is really liking! He is now doing something he really loves and is in the group where he has wanted to be all along! What a gift from God! He is now working in Business Development and enjoying it very much! He is the best daddy! I am so thankful that he hurries home every night so that he can spend the evening with his babes before they go to bed! Jackson now doesn't want anyone to put him to sleep but Daddy! What a joy that is!
My life has gotten so crazy lately.. but in a good way! Besides being a mom and a wife, my two priorities in life... I have taken on a few side jobs... I am working for Dave's dad part time doing Sales marketing calls. I am really enjoying it! I have met alot of really neat musicians and enjoy my quirky conversations I have with them daily. I am also working for my Dad as his interior decorator for his new house! I am loving it as well and enjoying the idea that I am fulfilling my decorating habit on someone elses dime! =) Thanks dad! And last but not least... I am helping my dearest boy-friend start a non-profit here in San Antonio. It is called, Young Texans Against Cancer. Dallas, Houston and Austin already have established Chapters and it is truly such a dream to help bring it to San Antonio.
When my sweet friend asked me to consider being on the board as the social chair.. I had to think about it! I was worried it would take away time from my babes and Daveo and I didn't know if I was ready for that! I knew I had hours in my day where my kiddos would sleep.. but did I have enough time in my day to do all that I already said I would do? I told him I would pray about it.. Two weeks later... I told him that I was meant to be his person! It has been the most rewarding thing ever!! This job is fulfilling a void, I really knew I needed to fill.. and that was making a difference in the community! My precious friend lost his dad to cancer last week! My heart really has been so heavy! I have found that I cry often when thinking about his life and the role he played in not only Brent's life.. but all of ours! He was the most amazing man and will be so dearly missed! Even though this has been a really heartbreaking time.. it has just fired me up that much more to make a difference. We are hosting our first Membership Drive 2009, March 31st at the world renowned Buckhorn Saloon! I can't wait for our big event to happen!
I will promise to update more often! We are all doing so good and feel truly blessed with all of the joys in our hearts and lives!