Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaleb!!

Kaleb Matthew Jackson is 11 years old today. Kaleb is my step-son and is a great kid. After raising two girls, I wasn't sure how I would do with a son. It is very different, but Kaleb is really good and not as rowdy as a lot of boys.

Baseball is Kaleb's favorite sport to play. His team is practising and getting ready for the new season. Last year his 9 & 10 year old team won 1st place in their league. It was very exciting!

Kaleb loves the Tennessee Titans. He has been fortunate to go to several games when they have been playing here in Nashville. Professional wrestling is probably his favorite thing right now. This is the one thing we don't agree on. I hate it. He knows he has to watch that in his room.

Last night we had a birthday party at our local Mexican restaurant. All his family was there as well as some friends. He enjoyed opening his many presents and eating the baseball cupcakes Amanda made for him. His cake choice was white cake with white icing and the New York Yankees symbol. Amanda did a great job on that as usual.

This weekend he is having a friend over for the night. This is a first for me. I have had many, many little girls to spend the night over the years. I can handle the silly giggles. I'm not sure what to do with two boys. I quess I will find out! Pray for me!

Happy birthday Kaleb, love you!

Leigh Anne

P.S. I changed my back ground in honor of Kaleb. He would hate being on PINK!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Blessings Here, Treasures in Heaven!

It' s pretty bad when going to work on Monday is a relief! Sometimes the weekend is so busy it is kind of nice to get back into your routine.

I was very busy in the house Saturday. Eric and Amanda did the yard work,which to me was a fair trade. I had much rather be in the house working and they would much rather be outside. Amanda was so funny. She was actually excited to mow the yard. After years of helping her dad do landscaping, she said our small yard was just enough to enjoy without using up your whole day.

Sunday Amanda and I made a trip back home for a special occasion. Our bodies wanted to be home but our hearts led us to make the 2 hour one way trip. We wouldn't have missed seeing Hayden baptised for the world. It was also great to worship again at IBC. I love my new church, but every time I go back home my heart is pricked because I do miss it there so much. But we get back for church here on Sunday night and have that "there's no place like home" feeling. I think I am so blessed to have two churches that I love so much!

This morning I read Psalm 73. It speaks of how it seems so unfair that those who live such worldly lives often seem to live such carefree lives, so to speak. Many times in my life I would dwell on these things. But when I really grasp the fact that my treasures are not of this world it seems to not bother me anymore. Envy is never healthy anyway. It just works on you from the inside out.

It was great to get to see many of you this weekend. Some of you I saw at a distance but never got to speak to you. I love you all!

Blessings to all,

Leigh Anne

Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

Psalm 73: 27-28