Sunday, May 06, 2007


It's been over two months since I last updated here. There's been many times that I've wanted to post, but felt overwhelmed with the need to catch everyone up to date. So much has gone on in the past two months that I just never knew where to start. So I decided not to. I decided just to start fresh tonight with what happened today. And what happened today was Jackson's First Communion.

You'll never see him look so angelic, pious and clean so take a good look. We were so proud of him today. He made it through another school year of CCE and was definitely ready for this big day.

Being in church today felt good. Most weeks we're there I'm so worried about whether or not the kids are behaving, whether or not they're disturbing the people around them, etc. to pay much attention to what's actually going on. Today, though, I had a definite feeling that this was a good place to be. Whenever we're at church I do three things. 1). I thank God for getting Jim and I through our recent tough times without killing each other and now that we are preparing to move back into our house I thank Him more and more. 2). I pray for Him to keep all of our family safe and healthy. And, 3). I ask God to help me be a better mother. I always feel the need when I'm there to pray for some help in being the best parent I can be. I don't know if He hears me or feels the need to intercede but I always feel the need for a little extra help.

Anyway, to celebrate Jackson's accomplishment we planned lunch at The Aquarium restaurant downtown. It is a pretty cool place and we all really enjoyed it. Surrounding the restaurant is a little amusement park with a ferris wheel, train ride, arcade games, etc. We spent a little time doing that stuff before heading back home. Jackson had a baseball practice in the afternoon then Jim had to catch a flight out of town for the next few days. I think Jackson had a good day and is definitely excited to have made his First Communion and able to "take the bread" at church each week along with Jordan. I definitely had a good day...feeling very proud of my son and loving my family.
Here's a funny story. When we were driving out of the church parking lot, Jackson said, "Mom, I think that woman over there is wearing the same dress you are." I looked across the parking lot and saw a 75 year old woman wearing a dress, while not exactly the same, remarkably similar to mine. And when I left the house this morning I thought, "hey, I look pretty good in this dress." Hmmm.


Kaity said...

Wow is right!

1. Love Jack's mop top... missed that thing!

2. Your dress does look good! :)

3. The kids get so much bigger each time you post!

I'm so glad you found the time to post!!! :) Miss you guys!

Lisa said...

Congrats to Jackson on his 1st communion! What a great day, and he looks so handsome :)

And I'm sure you looked WAY better in that dress than some old lady!

Glad to see you posting again. Good luck getting moved and settled in the house.

Anonymous said...

What a good looking family!! You have a lot to be thankful for, even though it has been a bad year and a half.

Jack sounded very excited about his first communion when I talked with him.

Love - Grandma

Heather said...

you guys look great, and Jackson is a cutie as usual! :) SO glad you finally came back to the land of bloggers!

Kache said...

LOL at the dress comment!

Such great pictures!

Denise said...

I think He answers your prayers because you are a wonderful mom and the kids are very fortunate to have you!