Wednesday, December 12, 2012

God Jul from the Jackson clan !

To our family and friends near and far we hope your Christmas is merry and bright and your new year brings prosperity, health and joy!! Christmas cards/photos are going out in the next two days so keep an eye on your mail box! My resolution for 2013 is to figure out how to upload pics from my iPad (I dislike technology) so that I can blog more often and share pics of our shenanigans around here. So I PROMISE to work on that!!!! Much love, g

Sunday, November 11, 2012

iPad blogging

Attempting to blog from my new iPad (thanks mom!!) if this works well expect more updates from us!! Things are good here at the Jackson baby farm! Papa got us a new wood stove and we are finally WARM hooray!! Just in time as it has been in the 30s this week. All of our critters are present and accounted for. Dogs : Billie girl and Scout , cat: Pogo , chickens: Violet, Etta, Clover and our bantam silkies Buttercup & Doffodil. Cash is enjoying going to preschool twice a week and Elsie wishes she could go too! She is such a social bug, she will walk up to a complete stranger and ask for them to pick her up (I wish I was joking) antethetis of her brother! Im quickly Realizing the downfall of blogging from the iPad... no keyboard and bad wrists do not a happy blogger make! So I'll get to the photos since that's what you all really want anyway :) Xox gretch Aaaaand downfall #2... It won't let me add photos from my iPad files. Sorry for the teaser! I'm trying!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kangaroo farm

Today we went with my good friend Jen and her boys Ian and baby Ray to the Outback Kangaroo farm up north. I heard about it a few years ago and have been wanting to go. Two words, BABY KANGAROO! Oh yes! I didn't get many pics as there was a YMCA day camp tour there (at one point I over-heard the tour guide say "please shoot me now" lol) so any attempted pics were a blue - YMCA t-shirt blur but i did manage a few. All the kids loved it and again **BABY KANGAROO**. All in all it was a good day. Poor baby girl isn't feeling so great tonight; between the red cheeks & fever i'm thinking a new tooth is on it's way. wanna cheeto?
waiting for baby kanga naptime to be over
Happy 88th Birthday grandpa billy!
Scooter time at the riverwalk with his buddy Ian

Sunday, August 19, 2012

lazy summer days

I was reminded this weekend by an out of state auntie that I havne't blogged recently ( thank you karen!) So i'm going to post some recent pics i've been uploading to Instagram ( facebook is SO last year LOL). This week I plan to go and pick out a new cell phone and I am going to try to find one that is _smartER_ that can possibly allow me to blog.... I rarely get on my laptop (shameless plug for an ipad for my bday) which is why I've always been a big fan of FB and now instagram. Snap photo. Upload photo. DONE. If you would like to see random pics throughout the day follow me on instagram _gretchenjackson_ In the meantime hopefully these will tide you over while I work on connecting my social media networks :) Much love. xo

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Time flies...

Apparently I've been ignoring the blog. I apologize for that. Life has been hectic with 2 littles and a bunch of critters. I've been in "survival" mode =) Elsie just turned 11 months the other day and she is SO close to walking. I can't believe our little sweet pea, or lady bird as daddy & Bubbies call her, is going to be a year old in a matter of weeks. Maybe time to work on another "blue one"?? hmm... we'll see.... Here are some pics to kind of catch everyone up on the daily shinanigans around here.... hm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Catching up...

We've been dealing with the sickie-ickie-ickies around here. Everyone has been sick but they all are taking turns so Mama is going STIR-CRAZY! I havne't been to the gym in a month and i've missed so many parties, playdates and church events i'm wondering if anyone remembers my name .... could be worse right?? We are on the mend and as we enter into March, Elsie is almost 8 months (So i figured I should post some pics of her 7th Month), Cash is getting comfortable being 3 and we're all hoping for an early spring!!

Despite the cold, dreary weather and the snotty noses life is pretty good at the Jackson house. Cash and Elsie are finally starting to PLAY together and it's beyond adorable! This is why I wanted my kids close in age! Enjoy the pics... i'm off to rest now that the hubby is home... and by rest i mean open a bottle of wine and hide from the kids and critters! :)

(Sorry for any blurry pics, those are from my cell phone camera)


Photos by Ann Elrod -

The Jackson Family, December 2008