Thursday, May 31, 2012

Embrace The Camera

 I'm linking up with Emily at The Anderson Crew for Embrace the Camera.

Embrace the Camera is where you'll take a picture of YOU with your kids, spouse, friends, etc. The point of embrace the camera is to get in front of the camera and to document a bit of yourself.

These are just a few pictures of Jackson and I swimming this past Sunday. It was Jackson's first time in the pool. He enjoyed the pool and I look forward to swimming more with him this summer.

Now its your turn.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

♥ I'm loving that its Wednesday already when it really just feels like Tuesday.

♥ I'm loving this instagram picture of Jackson and his cousin Landon chillaxin at Maw Maw and Papa's house last Thursday evening! 

 ♥ I'm loving that we leave for our 5 year anniversary trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan in a little over a month!! As much as I will miss Jackson and dread leaving him for a week, I am looking forward to a week alone with Jake. 

♥ I'm loving that I get to start on Jackson's scrapbook this weekend!

♥ I'm loving that I learned a lot from the DSLR camera class I took this past Saturday! It was really good to learn a few tips and tricks to taking better pictures and to understanding my new camera a little better.

♥ And as always, I'm loving my sweet, little family.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Super Fun Memorial Day Weekend

I'm linking up with Melissa at Bless This Voignier Nest for Weekend Rewind

We had a great Memorial Day Weekend!

♥ Friday night was low key. Jackson and I spent the evening at home. We had been invited to go to dinner with some friends for one of our friend's birthday, but Jackson had a bit of a runny nose and I knew they would be out late, so Jake went and I stayed home with Jackson. I was tired and was perfectly happy to stay home with the baby. :-)

I was able to get some cute pictures of Jackson that night. He pulled up to standing while in his crib and he was pretty proud of himself. Ha.

♥ Then Saturday I had my DSLR camera class at 9:15 in the morning. It was a great class. I feel like I learned a lot and love practicing what I learned.

Then later that day, I took my mom for a pedicure for her Mother's Day present. It was nice and relaxing!

The rest of the evening we just hung out at home. I cleaned the basement and did some things around the house.

♥ Then Sunday we went to church and then went to my parent's house for lunch. After lunch we went home to get our swimming gear because we had planned to go to a splash pad with my sister and her family. On our way home, Jackson fell asleep and it was so cute how he had his hands holding onto the handle of his car-seat, I just had to snap a picture when we got home.

After getting our swimming stuff, we headed to the park. Unfortunately, there was a birthday party, so the splash pad was very crowded. We decided to go to another one that was not to far away, but it wasn't quite what we had in mind. After driving around searching for something fun to do with the kids, we ended up going over to our Pastor and his wife's house to swim in their pool. It was a little chilly when you first got in, but we got used to the water pretty quickly. It was Jackson and Mason's first time swimming. They loved the water!

My sweet boys swimming.

My cousin's girlfriend, Nadine, holding Jackson while he was laughing at his daddy.

My nephew Landon.

My nephew Mason swimming.

Nadine and Jackson.

My cousin Travis and Jackson.

My nephew Mason.

Mason splashing in the pool!

My sister and I with our boys.

Jackson and I.

My little family of 3.

Sweet Mason!

Later that evening we went to dinner at Chili's with my cousin Travis and his girlfriend Nadine.

♥ Monday, we spent the morning and afternoon at home. Then later that afternoon we went to my Aunt and Uncle's house for BBQ and a little more swimming. 

Jackson in his Mickey Mouse raft that Maw Maw got him. :-)

Mason swimming in his cute raft.

Landon swimming in his raft.

Then that evening my cousin wanted to go fishing, so we all tagged along. We had a fun time watching him catch a fish and playing on the playground with the kids.

My cousin Travis, fishing.

Myself, Jake, Jason, Landon, My Sister Ashlee and the babies.

Travis caught a small bass. :-)

His girlfriend Nadine, taking the fish off the hook, Ha!

My brother in Law Jason with his son Landon.

Jackson and Mason swinging together.



Jackson and I sliding down the little slide.

Jackson sliding down the little slide.

By the time we got home last night, we were exhausted!! Now we're back to work today. Boo! 

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Jackson is Crawling!!

We officially have a crawler on our hands. Jackson started crawling on his hands and knees yesterday for the first time. 

Here's a little video. 

It's so hard to believe he's crawling already. It feels like just yesterday that he was born!! Time is going by so fast and really needs to slow down.

The Nail Files: Mochacino by Essie

I just bought this nail polish yesterday and I'm loving it! Its called Mochacino, by Essie.  Its got some glitter in it, which is kinda fun!

 The product details online say: "A perky gray with shimmer."

For Mother's Day I got my mom a gift certificate for a pedicure and I think we're going to go get  our pedicures tomorrow. I plan to take this color with me for my toes too.

 What fun nail polish colors are you wearing this weekend??

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gray and Yellow Love

I don't know about you, but I'm really loving the gray and yellow color combo these days. Those two colors together just make me happy! 

Here are some fun gray and yellow pins for inspiration.