Saturday, December 29, 2012
Posted by Pam Jackson at 5:07 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012
But with that, we did get a 4 generation picture. My mom, my oldest brother, his son Chase and Chase's son Cole. Now that is really something nice to have. I need to get the same thing done with mom, me, Amber and the three boys. Maybe soon!
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:02 AM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We started out by eating. Some of us in the dining room and the rest in the kitchen around the table and breakfast bar. And we chowed down, talked and chowed down more.
My youngest brother was not able to be there cause he was not feeling well at all. My daughter and the three boys were not there cause the two younger boys had been sick and the youngest was still coughing and carrying on a bit. And of course my son and daughter in law live in California.
Cole playing with an iphone......
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:36 AM
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Posted by Pam Jackson at 11:34 AM
Friday, December 21, 2012
Well, here he is~
Isn't he just adorable?
What do you think?
Thanks for stopping in and come again,
Posted by Pam Jackson at 11:16 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I told about the tradition that I started years ago with my kids, family and friends. Due to taking on more than I could handle I stopped doing it and started buying my kids an ornament a year. Just last year I started the tradition back for my grandson's and added my great nephew.
In the other post I posted this pic of last year's ornaments.
I was running a bit late in getting them ready, but I did get them done and on the trees where they belong last weekend, at least they will have a week to enjoy them this year. Many years to enjoy them from here on out.
This is the ornaments for my boys and for Cole my great nephew.
It is fun to go back and look at the trees and see the ones I made years ago. My nephew Chase, Cole's dad had several on his tree that I had made him. My daughter has a lot of on her tree.
One of my favs I made for my daughter, I took her drivers licenses and copied it to make this~
Posted by Pam Jackson at 9:33 AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Then other friend decided that she would present us with gift certificates for a free manicure! Yay….
Yesterday was our day out. We went to Nail Bliss and just got comfortable while our feet got pampered. We had our chairs laid back and the massage turned on. I found a massage that worked on the shoulders, upper back and neck……..oh…..that felt so good!
Cindy watching TV as she is pampered.
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:42 AM
Friday, December 14, 2012
Such a senseless act of a mad man in CT.
To take things out on others esp children is a sick person.
But I ask, why do we keep God out of our schools again?
Does the church and state have to continue be separated?
Think of these poor children, the families, the teachers.......
come on and open the doors back up and allow God back in the schools instead of allowing the doors to be opened up by mad men like this!
Please keep the town of Newtown, families, children, teachers and all in your
thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for stopping in,
Posted by Pam Jackson at 11:48 AM
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:23 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
When I was a child I thought that 40 sounded so old. It was scary thinking that I would ever be that old and at the same time thinking that was so far off. Now, today, I have surpassed that, I am staring at 53 in a few months and I look back and wonder, where did all the time go?
I remember in my teens thinking that my mom was so old and wondering how she could have gotten there and not known a thing. You know what I mean, when you are a teen mom's don't know anything.
In my mid to late twenty's I said that I did not mind getting old, I just did not want to look it. I wanted to have fresh smooth looking skin, no gray hair and be just as thin as I was the day I graduated from school.
So what is my thinking today, 40 is not that old. Even 53 is not that old, in my mind anyway. My mom was not that old and I think she was smarter than I gave her credit for. One reason is, I have been there as the mom, I was the one my children looked at thinking I was old and I knew nothing. Things change as we grow older. As for not looking old, and having smooth skin, I show very little wrinkles, I was blessed with good skin. As for gray hair, I started showing gray in my late twenty's. That comment about not looking old was because I started to dye my hair then to cover the "old". Then there is the thin, wow, that sure went the wrong way. Now weight and the issues with it is a whole series of posting. Thought I would try to write a book about all this but.....I figure by the time I get there, I will be to OLD to do it!
Posted by Pam Jackson at 1:19 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
My Zen Garden started out very simple, a cheap store bought one with a tray for the sand, really strange looking sand, actually more like powder, two racks and some rocks. It was very small also. This sat on the other side of my desk where the customers usually sat to work on their printing order with me. I guess I had it about a year when I changed jobs.
Still part of printing but I was now in the Photographic side of the business. I was the administrative secretary for Photo Services. In the office was myself and two photographers who were usually out with the Governor or another department doing photo work for them. But on my move up the hill to the other building my tray for my sandbox broke.
I looked and looked for the right thing to use for a new sandbox. I finally settled for a ceramic square dish that set in a basket. Looked classier then the other one anyway, and this time, I put in real sand. Only this time, things kind of evolved from a Zen Garden to just plain fun. I started to decorate the sandbox for holidays, certain events….etc. The first decorating was a picnic! I used Barbie's picnic set and set it up for a day out, this was done cause I was going on vacation!
From there it just kept going. I sailboat was put in the sand once with a palm tree behind it for the cruise that I was going to be on. It has been a hobo camp with a deck of handmade playing cards laid out on the rocks, a race car for when my nephew was racing, Halloween with a handmade tombstone, a red white and blue clown for the 4th of July…….but what got really funny was the photographers started picking up things while on vacation for the sandbox! The worst, a small remote control Hummer! Yeah, the youngest photographer had a blast with that one and I could not keep sand off my desk!
One of my favs is the Christmas sandbox. Santa relaxing with his feet in the sand, packages around him and him under a palm tree and lights in the tree! Maybe this should be Santa after Christmas!
Posted by Pam Jackson at 12:20 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Posted by Pam Jackson at 9:10 AM