Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Last Two Months

Well, we are settled in Amarillo. We have moved into our house and unpacked all of the boxes. The last two months have been a little crazy. Jennie started working nights, which we are still adjusting to, and Jordan got a part time job at the Amarillo Civic Center. It isn't much, but it cures "cabin fever"! Jordan has a couple of full time job leads and we should know more after the first of the year. Elliot is getting really big. She loves snowmen and she is excited for Christmas. She has such a sweet spirit, but she also has an attitude as well. I will try to post a video of her in the next couple of days. The trick is getting her to not act cheesy when she sees the camera. We aren't sending Christmas cards out this year b/c it has been a little hectic, so we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Here are some pictures to catch you up on what we have been doing...


Pretty girl
On Halloween we went out to the corn maze. Elliot liked seeing the animals they had out there.
Elliot on Halloween, she was a little Cowboy's cheerleader. Note the Elmo bucket
Playing a little football on Thanksgiving. A Jackson tradition.
Uncle RyRy on the other side of the camera for once...
I snowed the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so we got Elliot bundled up to go out and play. She wasn't a big fan of the snow though.
Out of order pictures... Here is the face she makes when she sees the camera. It is hard to get a good picture of her.
Silly face again... Her teeth are finally coming in.

Family picture in the snow
The front of our house
I love this picture...
Big girl eats breakfast at her table now.
Elliot helping Daddy decorate the tree. Every morning she makes us plug in the tree so she can say, "Ohhh pretty!"

This will have to do for our Christmas card this year!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Rumor's Are True...

We are headed back to Amarillo...

Which is why there hasn't been a lot of updates on the blog. The last month has been busy. Mommy and Elliot moved up to Amarillo in the middle of October so that she could start her new job at Northwest Hospital. Daddy visited on the weekends and today was his last day with the Rangers. Plan A is for him to get certified to teach. The house is sold and now we just have to move all our belongings. We are really excited for this new phase of our life.

Elliot is able to put sentences together and tell us when she has to "poo poo" and has successfully gone in her little potty! The success rate is 10% at best, but it is still really early and this is driven by her not us, so we are taking it really slow. She has more teeth coming in, so she shouldn't be Dracula for much longer. She loves Mickey Mouse ClubHouse and Baby Praise. She is such a sweet mommy to her little babies. She has been such a trooper during this transition. She is an amazing little girl and we are so blessed to have her. It has been really hard on Dad to just have weekend visits, but that is about to end really soon!

Anytime she sees a camera, she says "cheese" instead of closing her eyes or looking away, so we are getting some good pictures! She is so full of personality...







Saturday, October 17, 2009

Elliot at 15 months

Elliot is getting really big. At 15 months she is talking alot, almost stringing sentences together. Her vocabulary is huge. However, she is getting a little attitude, which we are trying to get a handle on! Here is a video of her showing off. She can do her animal sounds and identify her body parts. She is tons of fun!

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U2 Concert

Mommy and Daddy headed out to the U2 concert on 10/12. It was a great show and lots of fun!

Their "spaceship" stage
The screen expanded down, it was cool!
The Edge, Bono, and Adam
The Edge making a rare visit to our side of the stage.

Here is an awesome acoustic version of Stuck in a Moment with just Bono and The Edge.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Elliot's First Cowboys' Game

We were lucky enough to get free tickets to the Cowboy's first preseason game, so we packed Elliot up and away we went. We had a lot of fun taking Elliot to her first game. The new stadium is incredible!






Elliot in Austin

In need of getting some professional pictures taken of Elliot, we packed up for a day trip to Austin to visit Uncle RyRy and Aunt B! We had a blast and the pictures are awesome! Here are a few samples...
















Thanks Uncle RyRy! As always the pictures are incredible!

First Haircut

This happened a while ago, but we are just getting around to updating, in fact, it might already be time for another one. Elliot was so good!