Friday, February 12, 2010

Its been a while

The Jones bunch
Christmas in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Baby Kathleen missed out on this. She sleeping in the stroller)

It has been quite some time since I blogged. A lot has happened in the life of the Jones family. We've suffered much tragedy, but we've also had many many blessings.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire - may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1Peter 1:6-7

God is faithful and has been faithful to us.

For some reason we can't resist taking these goofy up close shots.

First road trip for Kathleen. A fun visit to New Orleans.
Three days after this picture both boys got swine flu. Fun times at the Jones house.

Kathleen Grace Jones
Here comes baby.

First day of preschool.
Best buds. Pierson and Addison
Will's first day of 2nd grade.

Fun date to the French room before the baby.

Horn creek 2009
Horn creek 2009. Baby Kathleen on the way.
Fun times at the Ft. Worth stock show.
Our sweet Amy. Love you
Christmas 2008
The best of friends Pierson and Addison.
Fun times at Horn creek.
First Day of preschool 2008. What a long time ago.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

First Day of School

Will and his first grade teacher.

All morning long Will had this look in his eye as if to say, "I was made for this." He's a fun kid and a great student.

Friday, August 01, 2008

A few weeks ago we headed to Alabama for a much needed family vacation. It could not have been better. We did absolutely nothing. Had no set agenda and moved at a snails pace for most of the week. My only goal that week was to not have a sunburned child (thanks to SPF 70). We were so unbelievably pale. In my younger years I might have cared how I stood out like a sore thumb now I'm happy to glow among all the leathery skin that's out there. It was great fun and just what the Jones family needed.

The next few pictures where so fun to take. The boys are not much for sitting still but they do like their fair share of fun. Once you get them going you're guaranteed a good laugh and probably a few good pictures.

A ton of fun with the cousins.

I think it was right after this that Will was stung by a jellyfish. He handled it like a champ. I thought after that he would never get back in the water. He was back in within minutes.
Pierson was so funny all he wanted to do was dig and dig some more. He had sand in every little part of his body. I'm still finding sand in my dryer.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I forgot

I can't believe I forgot this. We were down south a month or so ago and made a quick stop, in San Antonio. I can't believe this slipped my mind considering this was a major deal to Pierson. He is a huge Davy Crockett fan and this will probably be the highlight of his summer. Other then listening to the Lone Ranger at night before bed it's pretty much "born on a mountaintop in Tennessee...." Davy Davy Crockett king of the wild frontier. You should see him when he puts on his coon skin hat and vest, pretty cute.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Will this work?

Normally, I'm not particularly interested in what Oprah is pedaling these days, but today was a little different. She had Jessica Seinfeld (yes Jerry's wife) on the show talking about her new cookbook. I do enjoy my fair share of cookbooks, but this one was different. It potentially holds the key to my children eating vegetables. This is a big problem in our house and causes a ton of conflict. I would love to say my kids ate anything I put in front of them, but they don't. I always said I would not have "those" kind of kids, well I've got "those" kind of kids. Yes I'm an easy sucker for anything that says it will get my kids to eat vegetables so I'm buying it tomorrow. Lets hope its not wasted money.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Summer happenings for the Jones family

Barry's finished!!!! The biggest event by far for us has been Barry's graduation in May.

Made a little trip to Slappy's Playhouse. A fun way to introduce kids to the theater.

A fun trip to the cowgirl hall of fame.

Everywhere we go the boys find the need to do some sort of super hero move. They can't resist a wide open space

Theses pictures were not easy to get. The sky was just about to open up and all the boys wanted to do was get in the fountain behind them.

We started our summer a little early with a trip to my mom's in Florida. We had a few fun stops like New Orleans. We had a great time, but there is still much to be done on the coast. You see the destruction everywhere. It's quite strange when you drive into the city from the east-you're immediately confronted with the damage. It was a wonderful visit. (The French Quarters a great deal)