Thursday, December 3, 2009


I was blessed enough to get to be off the whole week of Thanksgiving. The perks of working in a school district. We had a full week, including two awesome visits from old friends, family reunion, two Thanksgiving dinners, night out with friends and one night had a bunch of friends over to watch a UFC fight on TV. First I have pics of our visit with Ken and Erin. Josh and I went to college with Ken at SAU. He married Erin a couple of years ago and they now have twin 9-month old little girls. Ken and Erin are originally from Memphis, TN. and currently live in Galveston, TX. They were headed back home for the holidays and stopped at our house for a break. Texarkana is conveniently a great spot in the middle and it was so AWESOME to see them. Josh and I really want to try and go down to visit them in the spring. Take Jaxon to the beach for the first time- cant wait. Here are some pics from their visits.
Ken, Josh and Hailey (I think) :) Mattie, Hailey and Jaxon

Erin, Jaxon and who knows?

Next are various pictures from the week..

Jaxon was trying to help Daddy take out his bag of dirty diapers! This was so hysterical and the cutest thing!

Ready for Church- I thought this sweater was adorable!

Jaxon has came across his sunglasses that now he likes to wear! Too funny!

I received a box in the mail this week and as you can see it had those little styrofoam things in them and Jaxon thoroughly enjoyed them. Needless to say they were everywhere after he got done playing with them. We had to get the vacuum cleaner out to get them all up.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weeknds full of Nothing

Josh and I were talking this weekend about how all week long we can't wait for the weekend and then we do nothing. He said what is so good about the weekend if we do not do anything. When I say anything we mean basketball game Friday night, birthday party Saturday, out to eat Saturday night and church on Sunday. I explained to Josh that I look forward to the weekend even if we do not do anything because I get to spend time with him and Jaxon. I love getting up on Saturday morning and not having to immediately start getting ready to go some where. I enjoy morning time with my precious little boy because most mornings it feels as though I just barely have enough time to scoop him out of the bed, change his diapers and clothes and then out the door we go. I love not being rushed on the weekends and not having to be anywhere on time. If we decide to do something we do not have to rush, just go at our own pace and enjoy. If I have learned nothing else in my life I will always remember that we are not promised tomorrow and that we should live everyday as though it could be our last- because it very well could be. In the everyday rush of life I always thank God for my many blessings and the breathe he gave me this morning. Life is so short and we take it for granted!

With all that being said I enjoy the weekends because we do nothing, but spend time together. When my life is over I want to have so many memories of time with my family and friends. This coming weekend- Birthday party Friday night, my niece dancing in the Mistle Toe Fair Saturday morning. Best of all an old friend from college days- Ken and his family are coming through Texarkana Saturday afternoon and they are going to stop and visit. I am so excited- Ken and Erin are the sweetest couple and they have 9 month old twin girls that are adorable. I have not had the pleasure of meeting the girls at all and have not seen Erin since their wedding which was 2 years ago. So I am ecstatic to have them come visit and let all our little people meet. Haha Also, I cannot leave off church nursery Sunday morning. All in all I cannot wait for another weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Pics

We took Jaxon to the Fall Festival at our church. He had a really good time watching all the other kids and he enjoyed the bouncy house. We also took him to the grandparents' house to trick or treat (off course he his not getting all that candy, but mommy and daddy are enjoying it).

Jaxon and Cade

Ooohhhh! Look at all those goodies!

My Little Tiger!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Jaxon's First Birthday Party- Monkey Theme

We had Jaxon's first birthday party this past Saturday. We had a alot of family and friends over to the house. The theme was monkeys and I was happy with the way it all turned out. We had pizza and drinks, monkey cupcakes, banana pudding and monkey munch. Jaxon had the best time playing with all the kids. It was such a great party and we made many memories!

Monday, September 28, 2009

O so Busy!

Let me start by saying "I hate rushing all the time!" That is exactly what I feel like I do. I never take time to relax and not rush to the next appt., work, etc... I even find myself eating my food really fast when I am not even in a hurry. Then I stop myself and try and slow down. With that being said we have been really busy around the Thomas house lately. So finally this weekend we did not do anything and just relaxed. It was extremely nice to not have to be anywhere and Sat. I did not even leave the house. ha- I loved it!!! On Friday Jaxon started his third antibiotic, hopefully this one will knock out this viral infection he has had. Last week the fair was in town and we took Jaxon out there twice. He absolutely loved the fair, mostly because he loves to be outside and we rode a few ride and he enjoyed that! Anyways we just got a new laptop so I will be getting some new pics and video up soon.

Update on the Wilson baby
He had open heart surgery last week. They got everything fixed and he made it through the surgery. Still keep this family in your prayers they have a really long road ahaead of them!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Everybody is Sick!

Everyone in the Thomas House is either currently sick or has been sick. Josh was sick with the crud about a week ago. Then Jaxon started feeling bad last Friday. Of course the Friday before a three-day weekend. Which always kinda scares me because I always think we would have to go to the ER because the pediatrician's office would not be open. So we made it through the weekend and he really didn't get bad until Monday night. So Monday night we were up until around 4 because he could not breathe very well and just coughing, sneezing basically the works. Anyways so he finally passed out around 4 and then I called in sick to work and took him to the Dr. I was completely exhausted from not getting any sleep and then Tuesday morning I also was not feeling very good. Jaxon had an infection and he is now on antibiotics and so am I. We both are starting to feel better and he only got up one time last night- woo hooo! Also I have a prayer requests a couple that used to go to our church and we still keep in touch through mutual friends are going through some difficult times. They are pregnant with their 2nd child and having some major problems. She is going to deliver in a couple of weeks in Little Rock and as of right now they know the baby has double cleft palates and major heart problems. Please please keep this family (The Wilson's) in your prayers.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Mommy and her little man ready for church. I thank God everyday for this happy baby he has blessed Josh and I with.

Let me go Mom I am ready to walk! This was a while ago, but officially August 21st last Jaxon starting. Not alot and he still would rather crawl only because it is faster.

Here are some more dogie door pics. They are HILARIOUS!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Been BUSY!!!

Wow, it amazes me at how fast time can fly! I have not posted in about 3 weeks, we have pretty busy at the Thomas House. Jaxon is not officially 10 months old and is teething like crazy. He has had his bottom two teeth since he was 5 months, but last weekend one of his upper front teeth and upper eye teeth broke through. Also the other two up top are trying to come through along with his two lower eye teeth. He is so close to walking too. I can't believe he is almost 1 year old, I have been working on invitations and other things for a party. We are so blessed- words cannot express the love I have or feel for my child. In the fast pace of life it is so easy to forget how much we need to be thankful for, ( the air we are breathing or for tomorrow because we are not promised those things- and they are so easily taken for granted!) School is about to start so of course that means that I am extremely busy at work and it probably will not slow down for a while.
On a good note- my necklaces are doing extremely well. This past weekend I had 25 orders that I got made. So far since yesterday when I delivered all the previous orders another 13 placed new orders. woo hoo!!! The necklaces are doing way better than I had originally thought they would. I am also organizing the baby dedication at our church next month. Which will be a huge one consisting of roughly 17 kids. So needless to say I kinda feel like I am being pulled in many different directions. Hope everyone is doing well and I will try and get some pics up soon!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Teeth and Necklaces

Well when we went for Jaxon's 9month check up the doc mentioned we needed to start bushing his teeth (both of them!) So below are some pics of us attempting to brush his teeth for the first time. It actually went pretty well he kinda liked it and thought it was fun! He would pull away and then really cautiously leaned back in and open his mouth back up. You will notice there is no toothbrush the little kit came with this thing I put of my finger and some toothpaste.

Next, I have been working on a project that I am finished with. I am really proud of myself because I did not think they would turn out this well. I am going to try and sell them. It has been so far making them. I made five different ones to get started and below are some pics. Let me know what you think of them!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sleepless Nights are Kicking my butt!!!

For those of you who do not know- Jaxon does not sleep all night!!! Yikes, I know after nine long months I am not sure how much more I can take. I am so exhausted by the weekend that all I want to do is catch up on my sleep. We have tried everything from letting him cry, keeping him up later, feeding him when he wakes and nothing seems to help. He wakes us on average twice a night. He usually will go in 3-4 hour spans. I know that he can sleep all night I just do not know what to do to make this happen. So I welcome any suggestions or helpful hints. Please send them my way!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend News

We had a pretty low key weekend. First I got some pics of Jaxon playing with the doggy door. I have been waiting for this day and after nine long months he finally found it. Although I was surprised that he did not try to put anything through it other than his hand! ha

Next he is sitting in Harly's chair. I bought this chair for her when we moved into this house and it sits at the front window and that is where she stays. She loves to look outside and watch everything that is going. Anyways I have been thinking about getting Jaxon a bean bag or a little chair of his own so I thought I could test this one out and see if he likes it. I was surprised but he did stay in it for a total of maybe 6-8 minutes which for my child if anybody knows him is wonderful. He is a very busy body always on the move and never calm!!!
First he is Harly!! My furry baby!!!

Okay here he is with his sippy cup. Really he is just chewing on it because he does not like it and really just enjoys playing with it! Watching Praise Baby collection, which I love! Pretty calm- I was shocked!!!

Okay I have had enough- how do I get out of this thing?

Can you help me- Mommy?

And he is off

We headed over to a friend's house yesterday afternoon for a cookout. We had fun visiting with everybody.

Brandy, Cade and Jaxon (love this pic)

Supper Time!

I want my mommy!