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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Better Late Than Never

I just realized (after a friend told me) that it has been quite a while since my last post. I went back and looked and my last post was in October!!  Where does time go??!!  So here is a quick recap of what the Jones' have been up to these last months!

Holidays came and went as usual.  We had a nice, low key Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We took the kids on the North Pole Express this year.  It was a lot of fun....but now contemplating whether it is worth the money to do it again.  Lawson performed in his first Christmas play!  We were so proud!!
Before the Polar Express

Thanksgiving 2012

Lawson, Cole, Cooper and Hudson (the other two were sick)...they were excited!!

Lawson at his first Christmas play

The New Year came in with a bang....both kids sick so it was spent at home with the boys!!

The whole family got the lovely stomach bug!  Starting with Hudson and ending with Mitch.  Poor Lawson had it worse than any of was pitiful!

Lawson had a great year at MDO!  He loved his teacher and the kids in his class!  We are looking forward it starting back in August!!

Lawson on the 100 day of school!  He wore a monster with 100 eyes!!

My sister had a beautiful baby boy on January 17th.  I was there to witness the whole thing and it is a totally different experience watching it!!

My nephew, Barrett!

On Easter, we stood by our dear friends as they were baptized and confirmed into our church!!  It was great!!!

In April our little Hudson turned 1!!!  We had a small birthday party for him at the house.  Mickey Mouse theme!!

Spring was busy and now summer has come in full force!  We have been to the beach once and have 1 maybe 2 more trips planned!!  Lawson has started playing tball and has his first game on Tuesday!!  We are super excited!!!
Our little Tball player!!

We were going to go the beach for the 4th....but after the entire Jones house having a summer cold we decided we should just stay put.  The weather looked bad for the beach anyway....and I'm glad we made that decision.  It rained down there the entire time!  We enjoyed a low key weekend here.  We went to the McWane center on the 4th and got some yummy pizza (that I continue to think about!) downtown.  Mitch and I enjoyed a much needed date night with some friends and then Lawson and I went to a birthday party at the movies to see Despicable Me 2.  

 Watching Daddy throw poppers!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Busy Busy Times!!

I have been so busy lately, I haven't even been able to stop and blog!

Things lately:
-We took our last beach trip a few weeks ago (mid September).  We went down with my mother in law, brother in law, uncle and a cousin of my father in law's.  Later in the week my dad, step mom and grandmother joined us!  We had a great time!!

-The day we got home we went to our good friend's house to celebrate her 31st birthday!  We were exhausted but wouldn't have missed it for the world!!

-The next week we were back over at our friend's house celebrating their youngest son's 1st birthday!!  Where does the time go?!

-We just got back this past weekend from Georgia for my sister's baby shower!  We have now started to have one for the first born of all the cousins!  A tradition my grandma would be proud we are keeping going!  She had a great turn out and it was great seeing all our family!

In other notes,  I have started two big things....going to the gym and couponing!!  I'm obsessed with the latter more than the first!!  I have had two successful trips to the grocery store!  First was, I spent $60 and saved $70 and that was 2 weeks worth of groceries.  Went back a second time and spent $18 and saved $35.  The gym I have enjoyed (I guess :))  I have enjoyed getting out and doing something healthy and for me....but I want to see the results now!!

IN OTHER BIG NEWS!!!!  Last Tuesday,  my wonderful hubby and his friend surprised me and my friend with an impromptu trip to Chicago!!!  We leave Thursday and will be back on Sunday!  This has apparently been in the making since February and they just now sprung it on us!  Can't wait to see the city!  We have fun things planned such as a brand new show called Kinky Boots.  It is only in Chicago for a month and then will go to New York where it will open next Spring.  Kind of feel like a trend setter!!  We have plans to tour the city by boat, see some museums and no trip would be successful without shopping!!  The guys will have the kids while we are may the force be with them!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday!!

Happy Birthday, Lawson!!!   The past 3 years have flown by!  We blinked and you turned into a little man!!!  We love you more than you will ever know!! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

End of An Era.....

Last night we decided to take Lawson's paci away.  He only took it at naptime and nighttime.  But I wanted him to be done with it before he was 3 so I figured no time like the present (since he will be 3 on Monday).  He asked for it....or begged for it.  We didn't give in.  He cried for 30 minutes until he tired out.  He did great during naptime today.  He still asked for it but no crying was involved.  It made me a little sad because that was the last "baby" thing he still had.  He is completely potty trained and now paci free!  I'm so proud of him!!

I'm Going To Be An Aunt!!!

My baby sister is having a baby!!  It's hard to believe because I still sometimes see her as the lanky little girl that pestered me!  She found out she is having a BOY!  We are super excited since Hudson and her baby will be 10 months apart.  Partners in crime they will be.  I can't wait to hold that sweet baby!!  We can't wait to meet you, baby Barrett!!

Lawson's First Day of MDO

Awe.....I have been looking forward to this day!!  I love my big guy but boy does he have energy!!  He was so excited to go to school!  He went right into his class and started playing!  Never missed a beat with me leaving.  Because he loves it so much is why I look forward to it.  He loves to play with other kids and it has been really hard with a newborn to really take him to do the things we used to do (like the zoo and mcwane).  He is growing up so fast.  But I guess that is part of life!!  

Hudson 4 Months

On August 13th, our little Huddy Buddy turned 4 months old.  He is definitely surpassing his brother in height and weight!  He is the happiest little baby ever!!  Hardly ever cries unless he has a reason to.  He started eating baby food.  The doctor said we could bypass rice cereal since he is taking it in every bottle to help with the reflux and spitting up.  He is eating 4 bottles a day and eating breakfast and dinner.  He is a GREAT sleeper!  Sleeps from 8p-730a (sometimes later) and takes 2 naps during the day from 1 1/2-2 hours.  He is such a joy in our lives!!!  

Happy 4 months baby!!