Wednesday, July 30, 2008

its a boring wednesday

This is my 90th percentile, in height, baby learning to play with her fun toys. All she does is kick the little hanging things....next up is the pink soccer ball.

Monday, July 28, 2008

another tag...woop woop!

10 years ago: I was about to go into 8th grade and I spent the majority of my summer fighting with my sister Catherine, and then being really sad that she was going to college. I think I got a cute haircut that summer too.
5 years ago: I had just graduated from high school. I spent the majority of that summer doing one of the following: hanging out with Rachel and "the fat boys", talking to or texting my future husband, and working at Lighthouse Research where I called random people and did Lexus dealership surveys...I was so good at that, one of my hidden talents.
5 months ago: I was exactly a month away from having Natalie, so mostly I was just laying around and reading.
5 things on my to-do list: clean my nasty house, go to the gym, finish my coaching certification, eat kabobs (SO YUMMY), eat dessert (the fancy one that I made last night, which is about 100% better the next day)
5 bad habits of mine: chewing/biting my nails, picking at my dry feet, hitting (I've improved, but violence does tend to be my go-to when I'm angry), ignoring Natalie, talking about myself too much (does this count?)
5 places I've lived: Springfield VA, Draper UT, Logan UT, Burke VA, Arlington VA, (that's all but two of the places I've lived)
5 things people don't know about me (who are "people"I'll just assume this is for people that aren't related to me): I play the flute, I cross-stitch, I bite Natalie's nails while I'm feeding her, I obsessively listen to an entire 4 hour radio show daily, when I got pregnant I really wanted to have a boy.

This was a lot tougher than I thought it would be...who knew?

There are a few people that I've been asked to encourage to blog, so in order to do that....I tag: Becky, Sarah (now you have a reason to blog), Melanie (since you didn't do that last tag), Jaime, Dorothy.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

utah: in a nutshell

So this is all I had on my camera from our trip. I think I captured most of the things we did, except the family talent show, although I think that a video is on its way (one can hope). We had a fantastic trip and already have a plane ticket purchased to go back in October. Natalie loves to spend time with her Grandparents, and she is a trooper on the plane.

And, as promised. This movie is featuring the Jones Clan, headed up by my biggest brother Christopher Jones on vocals, Alexander Jones on lead guitar, Jeannette Jones on bass, and Nicholas Jones on drums.

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back! and boring you already

So I know that not everyone is a sports fan, let alone a cycling fan. There are a select few however, and for those of you that are out there, you'll appreciate this....and this.....
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Monday, July 14, 2008

i have girls just wanna have fun in my head...

We're half way through our Jones Family trip to Utah and things are going so wonderfully. Natty has cried herself to sleep twice now on the trip, only lasting about 5 minutes each time....hooray for sisters who just tell me to do it!
I can't wait to load all of my pictures (and video). So far we have done....trip to Idaho, tour of the new RSL stadium, surprise party, karaoke, rock band party, RSL game, etc. I have nothing for you yet...but not to worry, they'll come soon.
Natalie and I are very sad though that Daddy is gone. Someone has to pay for this mulitple meals at Cafe Rio and Mad Greek right?
Anyway, I'm back to watching (what will always be known in our house as the soundtrack of July) The Tour De France.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

godfather part 1

Natalie met her godfather a little over a week ago. Obviously, in our religion, we're not really into the whole godfather and godmother thing...but Joshua requested, and I figured I could oblige. Josh and I have been friends since we were in 8th grade and he is one of the greatest people I know.
Even though she's not smiling, Natty really loved hanging out with him. This was the first time they met, AND the first time that Josh has EVER held a baby. He brought her a little gift too that we'll definitely been taking pictures soon.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

take me back to the beach

We spent most of last week with Benjamin's family, in a beautiful beach house at the outer banks, NC. We regretted not spending the whole week there and we know we'll never make that mistake again.

I have about a billion pictures (some of which are not so attractive, but I'm too lazy to sift), so in order to make it easy, I'll just post a slideshow. I hope you enjoy.
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Monday, July 7, 2008

i'll huff and i'll puff.....

Our little bumble bee is learning to growl (so close to a giggle), and her daddy loves to encourage....

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We're off to Utah for 2 whole weeks. The posts will probably be few and far between, but lucky for you (at least almost all of you) I'll be seeing you in person!!!!