Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Friday, September 30, 2011


What we have been up to Lately....
Girls Night Out- Catching up with my cute Chi-O friends at Spaghetti Factory
General Relief Society Meeting and Dinner after with some of my cute cousins, sister and mother.
Seeing Mary Poppins at the Capitol Theatre with the Jacksons and Swensons
Ashlyn and Jocelyn were old enough to come along and they LOVED it.
Petting the Swenson's new Ponies
Seeing my little sister Makenzie make homecoming royalty this year at Brighton. (sorry Kenz i did not have any good pictures)
Makenzie with my boys after the BHS royalty assembly. (love James smile in this one)
These are a little old but the beginning of school for Caden and Ellie
Ellie getting ready for Discovery Kindergarten

Caden at Discovery Preschool
Caden was very excited to start his first day ever of School. He is growing up way too fast!

Jocelyn loves being able to play with her buddy and cousin Ashlyn

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baptism Day

Jocelyn Jackson
Baptized and Confirmed
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
on Sunday September 4, 20011
Jocelyn's Big day-
we have church from 1-4 then our Stake has the Stake Baptism on Sunday evenings.
(which is really nice- Sat mornings are usually so crazy for everyone)
This is her cute Baptism dress she picked out for after!

The kids out in the front yard before church
This is Jocelyn's primary class full of fun girls!

Jocelyn was baptized by her father Jeffrey D Jackson

This is the dress that I was also baptized in. My cute Aunt Lynn Maxfield made this dress and most of the girl Maxfield cousin's were baptized in it. On the under skirt she has stitched in each persons name and date who has used this dress. Jocelyn was the first second generation to use it. It was very special that she could wear this special dress!the Proud Parents

Her loving and supporting family. It was fun to be back in Utah so a lot of family could make it to the baptism. Thanks to all that came and we missed those who couldn't (Labor day weekend always a little hard)
One of her closest cousins Ashlyn (about 5 months apart)
Jocelyn also sang a Solo in the baptism program " the Baptism Song"-(or the rainbow song as i like to call it) She did an amazing job. Thanks Emily Moffit for working with her on it.
We had family at our home after for brownies and ice- cream one of Jocelyn's favorite desserts.
the Jackson Clan with my cute Grandfather Nelson
with Jeff's cute Grandma Burningham
Some of the family together
Laura, Brooke and Marc Jackson
G &G Jackson, Karen, Kris, Jeff, Marc , Brooke and Madden
all the Maxfield who could make it. ( we missed you out of towners)
We are so proud of our sweet Jocelyn and for her decision to become baptized! We love you!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Life has been crazy around here unpaking boxes and starting schools etc, etc. We also had Ellie's birthday and now Jocelyn's birthday and baptism! My oldest child just turned 8 on August 31st. Crazy! I am OLD!
Jocelyn got to celebrate this special birthday at the Lion House with some family and friends. It was such a fun party-we all enjoyed learning a little history of Brigham Young's home. We also played some fun pioneer games, pulled taffy, ate yummy food on fancy plates and cups, had cake and ice cream, opened presents and got a porcelain doll to take home! It was just like I remembered it being when I was little. Timeless fun! Jocelyn felt pretty special on her special day.the Party
my mother Wendy, Jeff's mom Karen, Aunt Megan, Aunt Makenzie
Caden, cousin Ashlyn, cousin Kolbyn, friend Paige, Jocelyn (and aunt Bryndy, sister Ellie and mom not in this photo)

Princess Jocelyn

the fun Hats
Playing button button who's got the button
Megan helping Caden with his taffy pulling
dinner is served for the whole clan on this little kid table- so cute!

Caden got the prize and found the gum ball in his piece of cake
Opening some of her favorite gifts
Her own Scriptures and case and an Easy Bake Oven
The doll she picked to go home with us.
Thanks family and friends for making Jocelyn have such a fun birthday. We sure do love you Jocelyn and are proud of you. Happy Birthday! More pictures of her Baptism to come.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ellie's first week of school

Ellie had her first week at school too!

With Mrs. Giles
Have a great year Ellie Bellie!