Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's about Time

Not only is it about time I post a new blog post, but I am so happy to announce that Jaxton is finally walking! It's about time! He has been walking holding on to things since 9 months but he is finally walking on his own. I started to wonder if he was just going to crawl everywhere until he started kindergarten.

Ok , not really. Honestly I have not been in any hurry to get him to walk; other then the fact I hate the germy floors and would prefer he not be all over them. His sister started walking right after she turned one; Jaxton is 14 months. I have told you before Ashlynn is so my daughter. She looks like me, acts like me and is full of spice just like me. Therefore when she figured out there was a faster way to get to where she was going she was walking everywhere.

Jaxton on the other hand is turning out to be just like his daddy. He looks just like Marshal (other than the blue eyes and blonde hair) and he is starting to show similar personality traits as Marshal. He is laid back and easy going most of the time. When he does get angry he clinches his fist (he hasn't gotten the stomping his feet down, like Marshal, but I am sure it is coming). He loves his sleep. He can eat anything at anytime day or night. And he will do what you ask him to, but it will be on his time frame not yours, walking for example.

Any way, I finally got a short video of him walking. This was tricky because he kept wanting to grab the camera so I had to try and hide it from him while I filmed. Oh well you get the idea.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I consider myself an open book. What you see is what you get. I am not complicated. I don’t act one way one place and another way somewhere else. I am me all the time. I share just about anything with anyone that will listen. I love to talk. I talk when I am happy, I talk when I am sad, talking is my way of dealing with stress, talking is my way of having fun. I talk talk talk-a lot! Therefore, it surprises the heck out of me when I am talking to someone and they say “really, I didn’t know that about you”. For some reason that has been happening a lot to me lately so I decided to share some random facts about me. I know you just can’t hardly wait, right?

I play golf. Not very well, but I play. In fact I play almost every Sunday.

I hate pickles and will not eat anything that has even touched a pickle.

I love naps and take one every Saturday and Sunday.

I can sing. I use to sing with a group called Common Ground and I helped lead worship every
Sunday for several years in college.

I have a children’s book dedicated in my honor. My name is in the front cover and everything!

I love watching the Bachelor! I even have a picture of me hugging Bachelor Aaron from season
two. He was at a social event I was at-I am not some kind of crazy Bachelor stalker-Ha!

I love SEC Football. I have had season tickets to the Razorback football games my entire life. Minus this last year which makes me so sad so we won’t talk about it.

I can’t clap on beat, whistle, or ride a bicycle. I know completely pathetic, but I really can’t.

I am not very smart. I know most people wouldn’t admit that, but the truth is the truth. I am not. Sure I graduated with a 4.0 when completing my Master’s degree, and yes it is true that I was two points shy of a perfect score on my Praxis PLT, but I just don’t know much about much. I am not good at history facts, I am not good at math, my written grammar would make a middle school teacher flinch, I’m a terrible speller, I can’t play trivial pursuit, I couldn’t tell you who sings any of the songs on the radio, and I frustrate the fire out of Marshal on my lack of knowledge about television and movie facts.

I sleep with a stuffed animal every night. My dad got me a Theodore when I was three. I have slept with him every night since then. He even travels with me.

I can eat a lot. Marshal likes to tell people that I can put away more meat than anyone he has ever seen. Unfortunately it is true. I can put away a steak like nobody’s business.

I love Dolly Parton.

I am at church every Sunday unless I am out of town. I can count on one hand the number of times I have missed church for any other reason (sick, out- of- town company, etc.)

Ok well there you have it. Everything you ever wanted to know about me and didn’t. I am very curious-did any of you out there know all 13 things? (Mom you don’t count). And did any of the
random facts about me surprise you?