Thursday, May 24, 2007

D-Day Museum

While we were in New Orleans, my parents and I stopped by the D-Day Museum to see my Grandpa's brick that is in the sidewalk outside the museum. We had the brick commissioned several years ago, but had not seen it in person. My Grandpa and Papa both served in World War II. We are very proud of what they did, along with millions of other veterans to make it possible for us to do what we do today. If you ever get the chance to go to the D-Day Museum in New Orleans, please do. It is a wonderful memorial to WW II. Keep in mind, as you celebrate Memorial Day this coming weekend, what the day is all about. We need to honor the veterans that have given their lives for our freedom, and remember in our prayers, those service men and women who are serving for us right now.

Laissez les bons temps rouler....

Hey everyone. We have just about recovered from a super busy and fun weekend in New Orleans. Our brother-in-law, Jason, graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary this past weekend. We went down to LA (our first trip since Katrina). It was so much fun. Jackson stayed with his Gigi and Pops in Hattiesburg, so it was just Jeremy and me on our own for the weekend. We arrived in New Orleans late Friday evening, and after dinner with Jason's family and my family, we went down to the French Quarter and walked around. Bourbon Street was interesting to say the least...
Saturday we got up early and went to Jason's graduation. It was without a doubt, the most dignified and respectful graduation that I have ever attended. I really liked it. After lunch at Bubba Gump's Shrimp company, Jeremy and I were on our own. We went back to the French Quarter later Saturday night, and went to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville for a "cheeseburger in paradise." How much fun is that!!! The food was great and we were whooped after being so busy.
Sunday morning Jeremy and I went on the Steamboat Natchez cruise down the Mississippi. It was a great day for a cruise. Not too hot, breezy...just perfect. After our cruise, we headed home, got Jackson in Gulfport, and got home late Sunday night. It was a wonderful weekend. The weather and the food were fantastic, and boy were we tired.

P.S. Our one souvenir of the trip was a shirt for Jackson. It has a big crawdad on the front, and the back says, "Who's your Crawdaddy?" I couldn't resist!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

More pics...

Thank Goodness it's Thursday!!!!

Hey everyone. It has been awhile since I posted, so I wanted to catch everyone up on all the new things that have been going on. We have been so busy, where do I begin????

Saturday: Jackson took his first steps. Three to be exact. It was very exciting, but he hasn't really done much since then. He has figured out how to crawl really fast and I guess he figures that it is faster to crawl than to walk. Jackson played in the sprinkler for the first time. He was so cute. He just kept leaning his face over the water make the funniest faces when the water got on him.

Sunday: My first Mother's Day. It was really nice. We went to church, out to eat, relaxed (I took a ridiculously long nap), and then hung out at my parents house. Jackson picked out a really cute card for me :)

Monday: Jackson had his 9 month check up with Dr. Diebel. He weighs 22lbs and 4oz, and he is 29 1/4 inches long. According to Dr. Diebel, he is just perfect, and I really do agree.

Tuesday: Nominating committee meeting that was way too long.

Wednesday: Work all day and then church.

Thursday: I am going to take my sister out for a pedicure for her birthday, get a haircut, and then pack for New Orleans.

Still to Come... I am going to be at the Autauga County Water Festival, and then we head to New Orleans for the weekend for Jason's graduation from seminary. Jackson will be staying at Buddy and Janet's house in Hattiesburg, and I suspect that they are going to get tons of sugar from Jackson this weekend. I know that they are all going to have a great time together. After Jason's graduation on Saturday, Jeremy and I are going to spend the rest of the weekend just taking in the sights of New Orleans. It is going to be a super busy weekend, but I know that it will be tons of fun. Keep us in your prayers as we travel.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Blah Blah...

Jackson has really started babbling again after getting his tubes put in 2 weeks ago. We hadn't really noticed that he wasn't babbling anymore, but it was an immediate change as soon as he got his tubes.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Inside looking out...

Jackson has found his new favorite toys. Doors. How simple is that. He absolutely loves to play with the doors in our house. This of course is relatively cheap (if you don't count the mortgage), but we have our concerns, mostly about the possiblity of pinched fingers. Anytime he sees a door, he is immediately heading that way. Once he gets there, he will just sit there pulling and pushing on the door. If you drive by our house at any given time, you will most likely see Jackson pressed up against the glass door. It is so funny to look at. I just had to post a few pics. Jackson will go back to the pedicatirician on Monday for his 9 month check-up. Time has just flown by. We can't wait to see how much he weighs. I am betting that he is almost 25 lbs. We'll see. I hope you have a great day.

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