Monday, May 12, 2008


May was a great month for the Jackson family. Here are some of the highlights:
Chris graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with his undergraduate degree! I could not be more proud of him. He really worked hard to make it happen. It was so good to see it all come together for him. After the ceremony we celebrated with a family lunch at Olive Garden. It was a great day! Thank you to Mrs. Jenn, Erin and "Baby" Anna for letting Cody come play at their house during the ceremony. I know he had a lot more fun there! It wouldn't be a Jackson family event with out the Maggiores present! We are so blessed to have friends like them!
He looks smarter already!

Chris' dad, mom and granny.Mmmmm, Lunch!

That same weekend, Chris and I chaperoned the ASBC's Bible Drill Team on their reward trip to Great Wolf Lodge. I got up there early to set up the rooms and got a chance to get a couple hours in the water park with Cody and Chris. We had an amazing time and were so impressed with the park. We can't wait to go back.

Cody (above) waiting for this (below) to happen


The spring after Cody was born, Chris and I struck out on one of our first "baby-free" evenings. We went to oceanfront expecting a quiet moonlit stroll on the beach and instead found "Monsters on the Beach"! It was so much fun and we decided that night that when Cody was old enough, we would take him to see them. So this year, Cody made his first trip to the monster truck show and was totally enthralled. He didn't move off Chris' lap the entire 2 hours, his eyes were glued to the beach. He wouldn't even look at me if I asked him a question. The months that have followed have been filled with truck noises and sending toy trucks over "ramps". I could probably count 100 times that he has asked me if it's time to go see the monster trucks again. We can't wait for next year!


We got pictures done today. This is my favorite!