Thursday, January 28, 2010

Picture Project

For a present for my parents I am organizing all of their photos. My plan is to put them all in chronological order, scan them, then put them all back in photo albums. Since there are thousands of pictures and most are NOT dated, it is going to take me a long time! My goal is to have the project completed by the time we take our family vacation in June. I think it would be neat to bring all the completed albums with me for everyone to look at while we are on vacation together. I am scanning them onto a chip so each of my family members can put the pics on their computer as well. I like this project because I get to learn more about my family in the process and I love pictures. So, this is where most of my "free" time is going in case you wonder.


A few days ago Jackson had a large booger in his nose so I picked it out and had it on my finger and showed it to him. He looked at it, took it off my finger, and put it right back in the nostril it came out of! Who does that?!

Monday, January 18, 2010

December 2009

Scott was able to use the sled I bought for my birthday to slide Jackson around on the snow in our backyard. It snowed 14 inches in Oklahoma while we were in SC for the holidays. I was happy there was still snow left when we got back.
Jackson and Grandaddy (Rachael's Dad)
We threw Josh and Hope a baby shower on January 1st to celebrate their baby boy Jasper. He is going to be able to carry on my Grandfather's name.
Jackson's cousins on Scott's side of the family. From left to right:
Waytt, Mallory, Sam, Ellison, Jackson, Gabbi, and Zachary
Grandmomma Watson (Scott's Mom) reading to Jackson.
My neighbor/friend Kristy took pictures of our house for us after Oklahoma got all that snow. This is the snow drift on the side of our house.

Jackson's 2nd Christmas. We were with Scott's family in Greenville, SC.
Kids love the IPhone kid apps!
Ok. So for those of you who don't know...I40 is closed and I mean CLOSED near the Tennessee/North Carolina border due to a rock slide that literally took out the interstate in that area. Scott and I had driven through the night (making good time) on our way to SC for Christmas. We were on target to get there by 9:00 in the morning after 15 hours of driving UNTIL we came to the road block on I40. Instead of turning around and following the recommended detour, we decided to try the road marked on our GPS that went through the national forest. The road wound it's way deep in the snow-covered forests of backwoods TN. It went from paved, to rock, then to dirt with driving conditions only suitable for 4-wheelers in some places. It wasn't until we came upon a river that my Expedition couldn't cross that we decided to turn back. Thankfully there was enough room to turn around and we almost got stuck...Scott was sweating bullets! There was no cell phone service, so I am very glad we did not get stuck!!! We finally made it to SC...6 hours late!
Below is the creek we crossed towards the beginning of our trek.
At least the scenery was beautiful during our little adventure...
Scott and Jackson both love watching Ice Age.
Jackson with his books
Our house lit-up for Christmas.
My prayer group at Cheesecake Factory celebrating Katie's 30th Birthday!