We have been waiting for this day for 18 long months, sometimes it seemed it would never come. Yesterday the day finally came and Sister Jennica Jackson would be returning home from serving a mission in the Philippines. We have been counting down for months for this day and we were so anxious to get to the airport the day she would arrive. She wasn't coming in until 8 pm. Unfortunately some unforeseen events happened and we ended up in a mad race to get there. Shaye had to work until 6, which was fine and we planned to leave as soon as he got home. That afternoon a fire started in New Harmony which moved down towards the freeway and had jumped the road so of course they closed the freeway and we weren't going to be able to get to St. George that way. So as soon as we could we started out going around through Enterprise, which was going to add an extra half hour or more onto our drive. Then Jen's plane ended up arriving a half hour early so sadly we weren't there to see her make her grand entrance! We were totally bummed and Shaye was driving like a mad man and it was stressing me out, which was stressing him out. He told me at one point to just close my eyes:) We finally arrived and even though we were late we were SO very excited to see Jen and she looked great and happy!! So happy to have her home! She was a fabulous missionary and we are so proud of her!
Peyton and his Auntie Jennica!
Welcome home kisses
Shaye and his girls
We are so glad to have you home Jen!
Now here are some fun pictures of Peyton around the house. He is seriously such a crack up sometimes, he makes us laugh everyday! He is getting so smart, which is good and bad. I swear he remembers everything and knows when I am trying to hide something from him. He is also getting taller, and you put that with his getting smarter and it's no good. He can get things off the counter and out of top drawers where I used to put things I didn't want him to get. Now I need to go through and move everything up to the cabinets! It never ends, but luckily he is just so darn cute that I can't help but love him to pieces!!
Peyton and all of his lady friends. We had another friend over last week and Peyton was loving hanging out with the girls. You see him here trying to hold Kinley's hand, she wasn't really having it but he's always trying:)
Peyton and his newest girlfriend Ava, he loved saying her name and it was just so cute.
This cracks me up. He ended up with no clothes on for some reason, probably all dirty and it was almost bath time. Then he found his boots which he never wanted to wear in the winter when I wanted him to but now he always wants to wear then! So he got one on and headed outside. Another thing he has learned is to open the outside doors so he is always trying to get outside. I have to keep the dead bolts locked to keep him in!
My little hillbilly
Loving his deer jammies. He is saying "deers" while pointing it out for us. They are pretty stinking cute jammies, thank you Aunt Shirley!
Now these pictures are just hilarious to me! After church he got his white shirt off put on dad's shoes and was walking around the house. This pose is quite hilarious, makes me laugh every time I see it!
Sure do love you Peyton! You make our lives so full of joy. Don't know what we'd do without you...it sure would be pretty boring around here:)