Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just like Daddy...

Justin and I have started P90X...a late New Years resolution (better late than never).

One of the first steps - it asks you to to take pictures of yourself in order to keep track of your progress. While I won't shock you with our photos - I will however tell you a sweet story of a little boy wanting to be just like his Daddy.

Tonight, while Justin and I were doing the AB DVD - Jackson joined us instead of playing in his playroom. It was hilarious to look over and see this little boy try to do these impossible sit-ups. I had to chuckle when Jackson would grunt or take a deep breath - exactly when his Dad would. He watched Justin's every move and copied it. At some point, I was happy to take a break from the exercising and watched Justin and his "mini-me".

After the workout, Justin and I took our pictures just as the DVD requests. As always, Jackson stood aside and watched. When I was done taking Justin's photos, Jackson raised his hand with authority and said, "My Turn!" He took his shirt off and stood in front of the wall in the same poses Justin had just done. I was laughing so hard a couple of the photos were blurry...but I managed to catch a few goon ones.

So funny - anything to be like his Daddy!

Think P90X can help that belly???

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Justin!

Happy Birthday, Justin! We love you so much. Thank you for being exactly who you are...We can't wait to celebrate with you!

We love you,
Kristen and Jackson!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"I'm waitin' on my Pop!"

After a very lazy weekend, we got together with Justin's family to celebrate Justin's upcoming birthday. Jackson was very excited that Pop, Mama, Ashley, and Uncle Todd would be coming over. In fact, starting at 10 am, Jackson sat on a chair in our dining room - looking out of the window to wait for everyone to arrive. Only problem with that was no one was coming until 2 pm. After listening to Jackson tell us he was waiting on his "Pop" - We finally convinced him to take a nap and everyone would arrive shortly. Can't blame the kid - he just loves a good party!. We had a nice visit with Justin's family - as always!

Enjoy some photos!

The Bixler Family

Check out the past two year's celebrations by clicking here and here. Check out how BIG Jackson is getting!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

We hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day...enjoy some photos from our special date with Jackson. It was so great to be home from our get-away and spend time with him!

Jackson requested "Chip and Salsa" for his Valentine's Day

Date with Daddy
Date with Mommy
Valentine's Day presents!

Special Oreo's from Mama Charsh!

So glad Mom and Dad are home!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Viva Las Vegas...and Happy Anniversary!

Eight years ago today -

I married my best friend, the one that I live for, laugh with and love.

Justin and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend with a short trip to Las Vegas. Justin had placed two tickets to see Garth Brooks' Vegas show under our Christmas tree this year for me. Justin knew that seeing this show was on my "bucket list" and wanted nothing more than to help me mark it off. Truth be told, he was looking forward to himself.

We were only in Vegas for two days, but it was such a great weekend get-a-way. I cherish the times we get to get-a-way just the two of us. Especially times like this when we get to explore and experience new things. Justin showed me the ropes of the Casino - we even won a little! We even took in a burlesque show so we could really get a taste of Vegas. It was a bit "out-of-the-box" for me, but that is what Vegas is all about, right?

Garth's show was amazing. It was just the country star, a guitar, and a stool. Garth sang songs from almost every decade and told the story of how all music has influenced his life. I kept wanting to pinch myself to see if I was really there. I even teared up when he sang Merle Haggard and George Jones (my Dad would have loved it)! I thought Justin was going to jump out of his seat when he sang Billy Joel's Piano Man....and we both were up out of our seats screaming Friends in Low Places with the rest of the crowd. It was really an amazing show - we are already talking about making sure we see it one more time before Garth leaves Vegas!

At the end of the weekend we both agreed it might have been one of our favorite weekends together. But truth be told, I could go to a corn field for the weekend with Justin and have fun. We just seem to always find something to make us laugh - throw in Vegas and we are set for an entertaining weekend!

Enjoy some pictures from our weekend of Vegas fun, Garth, and sight-seeing!

In front of the Wynn

The Theater that Garth performed in.

Picking up our tickets the morning of the show.

Our Hotel

Before Garth

We even ran into "Woody" on the strip!
Jackson saw this and is ticked...he thinks we went to Disney World without him! :)

A big thanks for helping me cross "See Garth Brooks" in concert off my Bucket List...I wouldn't have wanted to experience it with anyone else. Thank you for being my husband, my true love, and my best friend. Thank you for the past 8 years....here is to the next 88! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Welcome to the World, Mr. Cooper Daniel Morgan

Justin, Jackson, and I recently got to meet Mr. Cooper Daniel Morgan.

Cooper is the new son of our great friends Joe and Lora Morgan. I cannot begin to tell you how much Joe and Lora longed for Cooper's arrival. The saying, "they loved him before they knew him" couldn't be more true in this case. I can still remember Joe calling Justin with the big news that Lora was expecting - it was wonderful news.

Cooper came a little early and was a bit of a handful at first...leaving Mom and Dad without little sleep. But you wouldn't know it. Joe and Lora beam with love when talking about Cooper.

Jackson was pretty impressed with Cooper. He loved holding him and talking to him in his swing...but when asked if we should have a baby come live with us - his answer was a clear "NO." :)

The good news for Jackson - is that I'm certain Joe and Lora would like to keep Cooper. Who wouldn't? He is adorable. He truly is a good lookin' baby!

Welcome to the World Baby Cooper! You are truly loved and lucked out with amazing parents!

Enjoy some photos from our visit.

Jackson and Lora

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brennan!

The Birthday Boy in his new chair!

Over the weekend, Justin and I joined our great friends- Amanda and David Noah- in wishing their baby boy a very Happy First Birthday.

Brennan Noah is so adorable and has the sweetest grin. You can tell in an instant that this sweet smile lights up the room and melts his parents' hearts.

Happy Birthday Brennan - we can't wait to celebrate many more!

Jackson loved "partying" with Brennan, Kooper, Addi, and the other kids - so much so that I never got a chance to snap a picture of all of them together. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

"I'll Go Get My Tools!"

Last night, Justin was building an organizer for Jackson's closet (he has more clothes than me). The minute Justin went to the garage to grab his tools - Jackson went to his playroom to grab his. It was too sweet not to snap a picture! Enjoy!

Happy Friday!