Monday, October 22, 2012

Oh Happy Day

What makes a day great? How about spending 24 hours with Lauren! My sweet friend from Houston came down a few weeks ago. I look forward to September each year because I know her annual trip is coming around the corner. We had the best time. Now we have even more to chat about since we have "mom" stories. I know Lauren is the type of friend who will be in my life always. Making days GREAT. 
 What makes a day great? How about being with two of your favorite friends while meeting Giulana Ransic.
What makes a great day? How about a Caribbean sunset in Cancun for your 30th birthday present.


 With your sweet husband.
What makes a day great? Seeing your sweet little one make a "fishy face" at the park. 

A great day might include doing a fun Oklahoma E! news correspondence for Giulana and Ryan Seacrest. 

 A great day includes coming up with fun topics when meeting Mrs Ransic. "I have decided why you should have me as your Oklahoma corespondent..."

A great day ALWAYS includes knowing God is good all the time....and an awesome day remains...and all the time he is good! 

Shiny Stars

 Izzy, friends are like shiny stars. They twinkle bright in your life. They make each day happier than the last. They literally will push you on your power wheel because you don't quite understand how to push the button.
Your good pals Harper and Owen are both great examples of the good friends you have made. You love sharing their toys. But your favorite aren't their fancy power toys. I am sorry to say Cinderella, the toy you go to every time is their play vacuum and broom! 

 Mommy also brings you to a fun play group on Monday and Fridays. As you can see below you always liked to be dressed for the occasion!

Twinkle twinkle little I wonder what you are! I hope you always have special friendships and you are a GREAT friend to those who love you and need to be loved.

Go OU! Beat Texas!

 My parents recently asked me if  OU/TX is all it's hyped up to be. Why yes; yes it is. It is such a fun time, however, I have never experienced it as an "adult." To understand completely why I have not entered the promise land so willingly, you would have to join us for a Jacobson family Thanksgiving. That's where all our favorite stories are told. But for good humor I will put forward a small display of what I went through in the fall of 2004. LOST...and I am not speaking of the hit TV show. Me. Lost. At OU/TX. At the Texas State Fair. No cell reception. No problem right. When I go to my pre-planned group seat I will find my friends and family. Wrong. They grouped me wrong. LOST. At OU/TX. Rain. Pouring. Not to make the story any better or more entertaining. I was lost in the rain...say it with me "at OU/TX."
 Now you have a better idea of why I didn't want to head back to this game so fast. You will also appreciate how I made 2 different "lost" plans with my handsome husband. In case we got lost while standing at the fair. Meet at Big Tex's right hand (may he rest in peace). In case we got lost at the stadium meet at our gate 17.
 Last minute trip to Texas....priceless! Literally! We had the time of our lives. Everything worked out perfectly. Including running into our favorite friends Friday night. It brought back lots of college memories. I have never experienced this epic game without my friends Brandon, David, and Michael. Now I can honestly say I look forward to spending it with Scott for years to come.
I look forward to SOMEDAY taking our future family to this event. Tell the story of how I got lost as we head south on I35. As we cross the Red River our kids will yell simultaneously from the back seat yell where our "meeting spots" are in case we get separated. We will get Fletcher's corndogs together, eat cotton candy, then hit the rides. Yell "Texas Sucks" but only while we are at the game. No saying "sucks" once we leave the feild. Then do more rides, eat cinammon rolls, and laugh...and laugh...SOMEDAY.

Cheers to you really suck!

Sweet Pumpkin

 We have started a fun fall tradition. Caitlin and I pick a perfect autumn afternoon in Norman and head to the McFarland Pumpkin Patch with our sweet little Izzy J.
 We decided to go each year even when Izzy gets to college. Maybe then she won't think it's that cool anymore.
 This year Izzy wanted to be a little cupcake. So our Halloween would be extra sweet.
Izzy you make life so fun. Even on the simple make them signifigant. You make us laugh! We adore you little pumpkin. And thanks to your gal pal Cait for making the day extra special.

I always wanted to dress up my sweet little one and head to the nearest pumpkin patch and send out sweet Halloween cards to loved ones...SOMEDAY....

Fit For a Queen

 Happy Homecoming! Recently we went back to my hometown to watch our sweet Carley have a day fit for a queen. She was one of the young women chosen to be on homecoming court. It was such a special day. We wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Tingie and Grandpa Bob got Izzy a Little Tornado cheer uniform (just like Car's). We went to the parade to watch Carley wave as she rode on a convertible headed down Main Street. I will never forget Caitlin and her waving at me when it was my turn 10 years ago! What a fun afternoon and evening in our tiny town of Clinton. Carley you are our queen! We adore you. Congrats on such a special year so far.

14 Months with Izzy

You are 14 months old! Time has flown by so quickly because we are literally having the time of our lives. You are the most joyful little girl we have ever known. Some of your loves include shoes (you want your shoes on the moment you wake up), cheerios, our cell phones, outside, and Bernie.
 You eat breakfast right when you get up. You have lunch around noon then eat like a senior citizen for dinner right at 5:00 p.m. Macaroni is your favorite food. You enjoy rubbing food all in your hair and like the picture above...your face! You sign "please" and "all done."
 Guess what you finally said last week "mama." You now say it all day. Especially when you really want something. It absolutely melts my heart.
I mentioned you liked outside. What an understatement. You prefer outside at all times. In fact you would sleep in the front yard if we would let you. Speaking of getting your ZZZ's, you sleep so well. Your night time is 7:30 p.m. and you gladly welcome your routine of bath then bed. Don't forget your glass of chocolate milk before you hit the hay. Just like your mom!

You are in size 3 diapers, but you are moving up to 4 after this box of pampers is through. You wear size 12 month to 18 month clothes. Size 3 shoe. Love any blanket and rub it on your face and smile. Say "da da" the second you pop your head up in the morning. Love Baby Einstein videos. Squint your eyes at bright lights. Play "where's Izzy" with your hands. Hold up your hand to your ear on your pretend phone and say "hewwwwooo."

Even though I write down details that you might seem insignificant, they are the most important moments in my life. You see, in the years to come these memories might fade. What I am afraid of is the small things fading away for bigger moments. However, these special times will remain some of the best days of my life. Thanks sweet baby Belle for adding the MOST joyful moments to our lives.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thirty and Thriving

What would 30 be like SOMEDAY? Well I have to tell you...SUPER SPECIAL. What more can a girl ask for than great friends to celebrate with? My 30th birthday weekend was one to remember. My sweet mom hosted a women's brunch for me in Clinton. All my old school teachers, church friends, ya ya's, childhood friends, and co-workers celebrated in Clinton. My mother had a "KJ Museum" where she displayed all my ballet costumes from when I was 3 and up, cheer uniforms, prom dresses, yearbooks, pictures, and stories I had written. Thank you mom for an incredible morning with such wonderful women in my life.
To my surprise later that evening in Oklahoma City, Scott arranged a surprise party for me. Who knew? Literally! I had no idea. Best part? I had on a tshirt and gym shorts. What 30 year old walks into her party wearing "mom clothes!" ME! Who cares? It was the people I will remember most. Thank you Scott for bringing our family and friends all together in the same room for an awesome occasion.
My actual birthday was on a Tuesday. It was full of more love and sweet thoughts than I could ever dream. Jennifer Gardner once said in the movie 13 Going On 30..."I want to be 30, flirty, and thriving." I don't know about the "flirty" part, but I do hope my somedays are full of thriving forward. Really running to what matters. Our 20's are full of anticipation and hard work. We set ourselves up in those 10 years for the rest of our lives! I found my sweet soul mate, graduated college, got my Master's at OU, started a full time job I still have, had a baby, and made the most incredible friends and support system I could ask for. Whew! Makes me tired even thinking of those fun filled days. Would I change a thing? Not a chance! I love you roaring 20's but it's time for me to move on!
Here's to 30...and thriving! Cheers!

Sooner Bound

One day you might be a Sooner like mommy and daddy. So we will only have to wait 18 more years. In the you know who our next Sooner will be? That's right! One of your favorite pals Carley. We can't wait for her to be in Norman...SOMEDAY! 

 You have made such good friends with your pal Rileigh. You all play 2 to 3 times a week. She is an Ohio State fan hince her uniform. Don't worry...we will help her to the Sooner Magic side of things!
 Recently you and your pal Vanessa came to see Caitlin and I at work. She loves you so much. This week you said "ATE LIN" for the first time.
 A few Fridays ago we went to surprise Carley at a football game in Oklahoma City. Clinton won of course! And mission accomplished...Carley was shocked. Sarah and Caitlin are two of mommy's favorite people! What a fun evening of last minute Target visits! Who knew when we got to the field the temperature would drop 20 degrees?

You have so many gal pals sweet Izzy! Cheers to great girls in our lives!

Izzy=13 Months

Izabelle! You are almost walking! That's right. Just a few more days and you will be on your way to being completely mobile. 

 You love meal time. Even though you eat like a little bird, you still enjoy sitting down and getting messy. Your favorite things are cheerios, graham crackers, yogart, and chicken bites. Your drink of choice...chocolate milk. This is mom's fault! I drank 3 glasses a day when I was pregnant with you. Yummy!
 You are so joyful. I mean it...nothing gets you down. Except for the occassional sickness here and there. You are having fun no matter what you are doing. You are in size 3 diapers and size 12 clothes. It is going to be fall weather very soon. Can't wait for the cute sweaters mommy has bought you!
 You are standing up all by yourself. You love to cruise around the house. Here you are in the kitchen having  a fun time bouncing around.
You can sign the word "please," laugh out loud, love Baby Einstein DVD's, enjoy your gal pals, point and say "hmm" to everything, babble and babble, put your hand to your ear and say "ello" like you have an imaginary i-phone, you want whatever we have including the remote!

You go to bed around 7:30 p.m. and wake up at 7:00 a.m. You look forward to bath time and love stroller rides. You are really into music and started to dance this week. Now you can't stop!

We love you so much sweet girl. Looking forward to the months ahead.

Dates With Dad

Izzy your daddy is so special. He truly believes in your relationship. His hope is that your father/daughter relationship is always special. He adores you and looks to spend time with you every chance he gets. He sends me pictures of what you all are doing sometimes. He is so much cooler than mom. He lets you hold Bernie's leash (mommy won't let you because it is a safety violation in her mind). And you like to listen to music and dance!
In fact, mommy has to be home late some nights from work. That's okay! Your dad and you go on "Daddy/Daughter" dates. You know what? You guys never tell me what you did. It is a secret between the two of you! How fun! You two are the MOST special people in mommy's life. I adore you both.

My dad (your grandpa Bob) would take me on special trips too! Hiking, fishing, swimming....he is the most amazing father. We have a very wonderful relationship. So do you and your dad!

Cheers to father/daughter time and hoping SOMEDAY you will share with mommy what you do!

Come Start Your Day With Birthday Girl Izzy J

Happy birhtday to our sweet little girl Izzy J! We had the best time at your first birthday party. 

All your favorite friends and family members came to spend time wiht you on your specail day.

 Your theme was "morning colors" so what better way then base it off of the sunrise pink and orange? Can you believe we found this skirt and Tingie had your shirt made!
 You had your favorite Gigi cupcakes and treats!
 Everyone walked away with a note you wrote for them and an "Izzy" cookie. How sweet of you to think of your guests!
 We had tiny cereals tied up with string and lots of brunch food.

This tablecloth will be in your life forever! It is a special cloth that Tingie and Bob had made for you.
Our guests also painted wooden blocks for you as a keepsake. You play with them all the time.

I look forward to showing you all the special people that came to your celebration. What a fun morning! Happy birthday sweet girl!

About Me

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Dreams really do come true. I have shared many days with the love of my life, Scott. We met in the winter of 2003 and married in the spring of 2008. We welcomed our sweet bundle of joy to the world August 2011. Izabelle has been a true blessing from our Father. We also have a furry pal named Bernie. I love my family and couldn't be more thankful for friends. My hope is that our blog will help share our days with the ones we love.