Sunday, November 25, 2007

Corbett's first day on a motorcycle

For your viewing pleasure, I present a video taken by Dorson, Corbett's Dad, on Thanksgiving weekend as Corbett falls off the motorcycle. The best part of the video is commentary right at the end of the video so hold your laughs until the end. Please remember this was my very first day on a motorcycle.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Tag Stacy Soto

Kara- I truly am a slacker friend! It has taken me 4 months to do this:

1. What is your occupation? Wife then Mother then daughter and sister
2. Do you like banana sandwiches? That’s nasty
3. What are you listening to right now? The fan in my bathroom/ Corbett talking on the phone
4. What was the last thing you ate? Chicken cashew broccoli stir fry
5. Do you wish on stars? No, but I like looking at them.
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Brown… it’s the new black
7. How is the weather right now? Its night time; I can’t tell
8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My sister, Amy
9. Favorite T.V. shows? I don’t usually watch TV…the news sometimes
10. Favorite T.V. commercial? N/A
11. Favorite drink? Water
12. Favorite sport to watch? Soccer
13. Have you ever dyed your hair? Regularly
14. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Nope
15. Pets? I am allergic to most pets
16. Favorite month? December…I get double presents on Christmas and B-day
17. Favorite food? Mexican? Italian? All the above; I like a good rack of ribs about 2X a year
18. What was the last movie you watched? Evan Almighty… I think that’s what it was called?
19. Favorite day of the year? I love Fiesta day/week in Santa Barbara. The whole town celebrates with carnivals, parades, Mariachi bands, Spanish dancers, confetti filled eggs and real Mexican food.
20. What do you do to vent anger? Laugh or cry
21. What was your favorite toy as a child? I can’t decide, either the bald Barbies (My sisters chopped off their hair) or my dolls (My sister had scribbled on her face with a pen)? Actually I liked my brother’s logos, but he took them when he went to college.
22. Fall or Spring? Fall
23. Hugs or kisses? Oh, I love Hershey’s hug’s and Corbett’s kisses.
24. Cherry or Blueberry? Neither- Nectarines
25. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes and my sewing machine
26. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Not sure?
27. What did you do last night? Read a chapter of “It takes two to talk” Its part of the speech therapy class I’m taking.
28. What are you afraid of? Spiders…. I can spot them behind furniture in the dark.
29. What bugs you? Not much.
30. How many states have you visited? Not sure... 30?
31. Favorite car? The car I have now… Toyota Camry
32. Number of keys on your key ring? 9
33. How many years at your current job? 20 1/2 months. I’m a mom
34. Favorite day of the week? Saturday is family outing day…. Its fun!
35. How many states have you lived in? States – California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota and back to California

Now it's my turn to tag someone: I TAG Stacy Soto

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Playing with the box, not the toy

Marshall got a new car this week. It's one of those little tikes plastic cars. We had to get him one as an early Christmas present because he pulls kids out of their own cars. I guess we give in pretty easily. Anyway, now that he has the car, he likes the box better. I know this a phenomenon that is shared by many parents. For all those that can relate, enjoy this short clip:

The Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice

Our little mouse doesn't like to keep his ears on.
Our candy man!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good times

We have been bad bloggers. It's taken us over 2 months to get something new on our blog. But here we are actually getting it done, so we are moving in the right direction.

We are having a great time in California. Marshall is growing up fast and has more energy and enthusiasm than we thought was humanly possible. Here is a video of Marshall running around the house as we watch in amazement.

Marshall's room now has a little sign that has his name on it that matches his quilt from Grammy Jackson.


Marshall is learning a lot right now including how to use a spoon. He is actually successful...some of the time. Whenever he is successful, he's pretty happy about it. Well, he's pretty happy regardless. We just give him a bath after every meal which is why he doesn't wear any clothes for meal time. We just let him eat and make a royal mess.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Jeff & Stacy's wedding and Marshall's golf swing

I'm not claiming to explain how golf and Jeff & Stacy's wedding go together, but they do for the purposes of this post!

The last of Chrissy's siblings is now married, and Stacy picked a great man to join the family. This picture shows how happy they are together.

Maybe this is just imagery for Jeff and Stacy's future. I count 7 kids guys. It's funny - it doesn't look like the newlyweds are even aware that there is anybody else around.

Marshall, Corbett, and Chrissy before the reception started at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Here's Marshall learning to swing a golf club:

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Little Hawaii

Here's a video of Marshall singing in his hawaiian outfit after the ward luau. Thanks Grammy for the new hawaiian outfit directly from Hawaii!

The hawaiian boys...
A happy boy!
Stacy & Jeff, what a cute couple, and soon-to-be bride & groom. Less than 2 weeks and it will be official! Congratulations.

Half Moon Bay

Corbett, Marshall and I took a day trip to visit the Records and the soon to be Sotos. We spent part of the day at half moon bay.

Corbett and Marshall had just gotten hit by a wave:)

Cute cousins: Sammy and Marshall

Marshall isn't so sure about the ocean.

Nathan and Sammy, the expert fliers, taught us how to fly a kite. It was so fun!

Jeff and Sammers flying a kite. Jeff is already a good uncle.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


Marshall has learned how to drink from a straw. In-N-Out Burger made it possible when we purchased a Neapolitan milkshake. He quickly realized how wonderful this treat is. Check out the video:

We also had a bit of sticker fight as you can see in the pictures below.

California here we come!

Cameron drove west with Corbett in the moving truck. They are glad they didn't have to use horse and buggy... and that they didn't have Marshall with them.

We told you all that we moved to California because Corbett got a job... really its because they have In-N-Out here. ha ha ha

Here is our lovely state capital!

Look at our little taco.


Ketti, Dorson and Cameron came to Minnesota for Graduation. The Jackson men made Ketti and Chrissy Mother's Day breakfast, despite limited resources; our house was packed up ready for our move to California.
We made it through school...
With a happy baby...
As a happy family... daddy graduated! Now he can bring home the bacon.

Graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master in Healthcare Administration

Friday, April 13, 2007

We admit to being obsessive parents

Marshall is an in your face kind of guy. Here is his "foe-hawk" - the closest thing to a mo-hawk.Look at those eight teeth...what a big boy!
"Mama" and her baby posing for a picture.
One of Marshall's finer moments: He is so determined to do some things that we just have to let him try them out. This adventure has only occurred twice, but he is still small enough to fit in between the shelves in the cupboard.
Here he is on the way home from the ice cream shop. He got chocolate all over his face after he stole Mom's ice cream cone. Chrissy's happy to have another chocolate lover in the house...
Here is a picture of us in front of Kendall & Suzanne's where we had Easter Dinner. We had a great time - the food was superb.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

A Happy Birthday & A Couple Feet of Snow

Happy Birthday Marshall! This week Marshall turned one-year old. When we put the cake in front of him, he grabbed it even before the candle was out. He didn't understand that he was supposed to blow out the candle, but he was very interested it. What a pyro. When he started eating the cake, he really liked the frosting at first but didn't really enjoy the cake part. Maybe he will be one of those kids who only eats frosting...gross.

Here are all of the Marshall's presents. He scored big time!!! Thanks for all of the gifts everybody.

Marshall wouldn't wear his birthday hat unless he was doing something else at the same time. So this is the only decent picture of our more than 10 attempts. Ha! Anyway, it's cute. Marshall has recently learned how to hold and drink out of cup completely independently.

This shows the first wave of snow that we have received in the last week. Last weekend we got a foot of snow, and this Wednesday and Thursday we got about 15 inches. We have had lots of opportunities to shovel the sidewalks and...

dig out our car. Anybody have a free hand?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rock and Roll

Marshall really enjoys the flashing lights at the carousel. At first, he was pretty unsure of the whole thing but he warmed up to the zebra and everything was peachy from then on.
Marshall is learning how to walk. One of his early birthday presents was this little walker that converts into a little push car. He loves to push it around the house, but he gets a little frustrated when the walker runs into a wall. He struggles with turning the walker around. Then he will find something else to push around like the laundry basket, trash can, chairs, and old cereal boxes.
No this is not our freezer, but it is inside our house. In fact, it's our living room window. Minnesota is cold. You know what they say: many are cold, but few are frozen.
Marshall is very affectionate with many of his friends from church. Here he is kissing his friend, Will Mortensen. Will likes the kisses as long as they don't turn into bites.
This is right after Marshall's first haircut. You might think that he is crying because of the haircut, but he is actually upset because Mom didn't let him have the camera. He really did well with getting his haircut. Chrissy did a great job helping him feel comfortable with the buzzer.
This is the before hair style. We are fans of his new look!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Christmas time

Marshall enjoyed his 1st Christmas. He enjoyed pulling on Uncle Cameron's leg hair (something Marshall's Dad lacks).

Marshall also greatly enjoyed his train that Santa brought. It is proving to be a wonderful distraction!
We celebrated Chrissy's birthday a couple of days after her birthday on Christmas day. Extended family came over, we had cake and ice cream, and Chrissy got some great presents. Happy 24th Chrissy!