Today's thought

Build your own dreams, or someone else will pay you to build theirs!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hitting the Pavement

Its official, I can run after having a baby! I finished my first offical race today since having Jackson 3 1/2 months ago, just a 1/2 marathon this time instead of a full but it fealt great to get out there again and push myself. My time wasn't anything to brag about, but I ran strong the entire 13 miles. It was a beautiful scenic run in Eugene along the Williamate river, the views were breathtaking.

Here are my 2 boys, (aka biggesest fans)
Thanks for cheering me on...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Of course Grandpa bought Jackson boots!!! So cute

Grandma & Grandpa came to visit. Jackson & I are getting good at going to the airport

This is Jacson's little Brown suit. ( Is he not the cutest thing to ever wear a tie?....)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our newest edition......

Jackson's newest toy "The Crawl Machine :)"

The eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year that my son was born- seems as good a day as any to write a little blog about baby Jack (aka Rabbit). Our journey with Jackson Lee started about this time last year, with Thanksgiving being the great weekend of announcement to the world (or at least a small part of Utah) of his future arrival the upcoming July. Pregnancy to me was never glamorous, while at time I felt a sense of wonderment and secret joy marveling at the life within me, the moments of nausea, fatigue, and feeling enormous typically filled the 9 months, as I faithfully checked off each day on my calendar (I am very ritualistic about counting time, ticking away the days until upcoming events, and pregnancy as my husband can attest was by no means an exception to the rule). While pregnancy was tedious and seemingly never-ending during the experience, in retrospect it seems a mere price to pay for this wonderful little being that is now in our care. I suppose the Lord blesses women with the ability to forget the pains taken to bring spirits into this world, so that once we gaze upon their little faces it all becomes a distant memory filling us with the joy of their life. Oh how we love that little boy, Lee and I will often find ourselves staring at him, as I am sure as any other parent can relate to, staring in wonderment at just how beautiful & amazing he really is.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Jackson practicing his killer grin!!!

The Gunther's-baby horsie, baby daddie, camo Mama

Our Halloween weekend started when we picked up Aunt Cherlyn from the airport. Jackson waited strapped onto Mom wearing his blue long-johns. Since we had yet to venture to downtown Portland since arriving here, we decided to give it a try. Originally we had planned on taking the Max rail lines, but decided on the Montero instead. We ended up driving to see the Portland Temple in Lake Oswego and then to downtown Portland on the waterfront. Later that day Cherlyn, Jackson and I arrived home to find Lee in the adult baby blue onesie costume we had borrowed from the Gneitings. Needless to see I was surprised, especially due to the fact that he had out-right said he would never wear that outfit (it was pretty-funny -see picture below). The night was full of adventure including locking our keys in the car at the WSCC family party, and then off to the Riley's for a Happy Birthday Julie/Halloween party. Jackson made a grand entrance as a horse while Mom attempted to wear Lee's Army pants and doc-martin's going as camo girl. We had a wonderful weekend including a trip to Seaside (Oregon Coast) on Saturday where we filled up on Seaside salt water candy.

Jackson the horsie, big hit! Thanx Grandma Donna*

We filled up on Salt water taffy and good times We love Seaside!!!

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