Jaxon just being cute...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Jaxon just being cute...
Posted by Jones Family at 3:06 PM
Messy but delicious!!
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Friday, December 12, 2008
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
The other day the boys and I were outside enjoying the beautiful winter weather (that really isn't wintery at all here in Arizona) and Glen David wanted me to take pictures of him playing soccer on the trampoline. He is a funny kid... he likes to have his picture taken as long as he gets to do what he wants in the picture instead of me telling him to stand a certain way or smile or whatever I am wanting him to do (hence the muscle shot). The boys love the trampoline but Jaxon won't have it if Glen is jumping too high. The trampoline fun usually ends in Jaxon screaming, me yelling at Glen to stop jumping so high and then getting so frustrated that Glen isn't minding me and Jaxon is crying that I either make them both get off or I pull Jaxon off. Here are some pictures of the fun!
Posted by Jones Family at 2:05 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I can't believe that my baby just turned 2!! He is such a sweet and stinkery little boy... but he is ALL BOY! His birthday was on Sunday so we had a little birthday celebration with family. He couldn't wait for his cupcakes. He got to pick out the cake and the sprinkles at the store (with a little coaxing from mom for the Funfetti cake mix) and he was so exicted to eat them. When we got to Nana's house we realized we didn't bring candles and we couldn't find any at Nana's so we had to redneck it and use matches for candles. It's a good thing he doesn't know the difference. :) After the cupcakes was the fun part! He had a hard time figuring out the presents at first but quickly got the hang of it once he realized there was a present waiting inside! Grandma and Grandpa got him a movie and lots of candy, Nana got him a truck and a remote control dump truck, Great Grandma and Grandpa Bean got him a giant AquaDoodle wall mat, and aunt Brittney and Uncle Reid sent him the cute shirt he has on in the pictures... that says "My Aunt Rocks". Thank you everyone! As most of you know... this little boy LOVES motorcycles. We got him this motorcycle that does wheelies and makes a bunch of noise and he absolutely loves it. He won't put it down. If he could have his way, he would sleep with the thing! He is actually sitting by me right now as I type this playing with the thing. What a funny kid! He is such a joy to have and constantly makes us laugh.
Posted by Jones Family at 2:41 PM
My friend Amanda and I have started our own home decor business called Knot Too Shabby. We specialize in wood decor such as frames, picture boards, magnet boards, etc. I am in the process of getting our website up and running so you can view our entire inventory and make purchases but for now... here is a little taste of what we have to offer. We also do custom orders if you don't find something that tickles your fancy! Here is a sample of a few of our creations...
Posted by Jones Family at 2:21 PM
As most of you know, my husband lives and breaths for riding, so of course his favorite time of the year is DUNE SEASON! This was the first (and maybe the last unless we can get some other families to come with us) family dune trip of the season. Glen Allen had a great time, the boys loved the sand and I wish I would have had something to ride. The boys just wanted to ride all the time but Glen Davids quad wasn't working right and we didn't have anything else to ride. So the boys and I just hung out, played in the sand, watched movies and took some good naps, while Glen Allen rode. All in all a successful trip with no long lasting injuries, just a big goose egg on the ol' noggin... see below!
Daddy and Jaxon cuddling to keep warm.
Posted by Jones Family at 1:48 PM
Friday, November 14, 2008
So as if I am not already busy enough... my friend Amanda and I decided to put some of our skills to use! We have just recently started our own homemade wood decor company called Knot Too Shabby and have been very successful in a few boutiques already this season! Tomorrow (11/15) we will have our products in the Jack Barnes Boutique located in Queen Creek. Come check it out and get your holiday shopping done in one day! We sell a variety of picture frames, scrapbooking boards, magnet boards, holiday decor, etc.
The boutique information is as follows:
The Barnes Boutique offering candles, jewelry, holiday decorations, ornaments, cards, health & beauty items, fashion accessories, scrapbooking, baby & kids items and SO MUCH MORE. Saturday, November 15th from 8:30am - 1:00pm. Come early and get a jump on your holiday shopping or buy something fun for you. $3 for Early Bird Best Selection shopping (8:30am - 9:00am) and $2 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at Jack Barnes Elementary School 20750 S. 214th St. off Queen Creek Road between Ellsworth and Crismon. Event is sponsored by the Jack Barnes PTO. Hope to see you there!!
If you can't make it tomorrow, I will be posting more information later on upcoming boutiques and the opportunity to order from our website (which is still under construction). I hope to see you all there tomorrow!
Posted by Jones Family at 2:49 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
I actually did it! I successfully completed my first tri-athlon without drowning, crashing or passing out and I made it in less than 24 hours! :) For anyone out there who has ever considered attempting a tri-athlon... if I can do it, YOU can do it!! It was such a crazy, exciting, exhausting morning, but well worth it! The morning started bright and early at 4:30 am with a piece of toast with peanut butter (I guess it's good carbs and protein) as we headed down to Coolidge with my tri partner Alyssa and our husbands. Luckily we left all the kiddo's with grandma's/nana's so they weren't a distraction. The race started at 7:30 and it was called a serpentine swim (one person at a time in 10 second intervals) needless to say, we didn't actually start until about 9:00 because of all the faster tri-athletes in front of us. I was so nervous about the swim but after all was said and done, I would do the swim three times over if Ididn't have to bike or run! I felt good about my swim and even better when I passed about 7 or 8 other people. YEAH! The swim was 400 meters. Then we transitioned onto the bikes and let me just tell you, padded riding shorts and a gel seat... no, it doesn't help! The bike was much more difficult than I imagined. I tried to stay positive as I got a great view of the lovely Coolidge farm scenery for the 10.7 mile loop. About 3/4 of the way through the ride, the volunteer who was directing the bikers and stopping traffic yelled, "great job, you are half way there!". I just about jumped off my bike, punched her in the face and then crawled up in a ball on the floor crying. My hands were numb, my toes were numb and my "sitting area" felt like someone had hit me with a hammer over and over again. Of course, I survived the bike and then it was off to the run. At the transition point, I was so thirsty that I guzzled an entire water bottle (note to self - BIG mistake)! I immediately got a cramp in my side which of course started off the run on a good note. The run was probably the most difficult part of the entire race because I was so exhausted. All through the training process I was not real concerned about the run since I had done the 3 miles several times without a problem but I obviously didn't take into consideration that the run would be the last part. I was just jell-o legs by the time the run came and it didn't help that it started off in desert terrain full of washes, rocks, sand, hills, etc. With a mix of running and fast walking, I finally completed the whole race. Although I was flat out exhausted, it was such a great feeling to cross the finish line. I feel silly admitting it, but I found myself tearing up as I got to the end. It was an emotional, draining, tiring process but it was such a big accomplishment for me! It was also amazing to have so much support along the way with family and friends cheering us on. My mom and aunt Lyn competed as well and did GREAT! Although I gave them grief throughout the whole training process about the crazy idea they had to actually do a tri-athlon, I am so glad they convinced me to do it! My mom and aunt want to do another one in May in Vegas.... anyone want to join us?!?! :) Whose up to the challenge?
Alyssa and I getting our stuff ready!
The lovely swim... it's the cap sexy?
Coming in at the end of the bike, getting ready to transition.
This is about 50 yards from the finish line... we are dying!
YEAH!!! The FINISH LINE!
My mom, aunt Lyn, Alyssa and I.
Posted by Jones Family at 2:46 PM
With the seasons changing and the fall approaching, I thought what better thing to do than go darker! My friend Amanda did it and I love it! It's much better than the skunk look I had going on. What do you think? By the way, don't judge my picture skills, this is as good as it gets when I took my own picture! CHEESE!
Posted by Jones Family at 2:43 PM
Well, better late than never huh? For Halloween we headed over to my mother-in-law's ward party. The boys had a great time playing all the little games...fishing, tractor ride, cake walk, etc., that the ward put together. After the sugar rush from cookies, cupcakes, and cotton candy, we headed over to my parents house to do the actual door to door trick-or-treating. The boys loved it and Jaxon was all about running from house to house looking for the next piece of candy. By the time the boys were done (or actually mom and dad were done) we took the boys over to my mother-in-laws where they had a Halloween sleep over so Glen Allen and I could go to the big kids Halloween Party! I don't typically dress up for Halloween but after much planning and shopping around we decided on some costumes. Glen Allen was the mummy and I was the vampiress! (pictures to come - I have to track them down from my sister-in-law). Our partying didn't last long because by the time we got there at 10:00 I was cranky from having nothing to eat all day and I was so worried about getting enough sleep for the big day ahead of me with the tri-athlon. On the way home, we hit up Wendy's (not smart at 10:30 at night on the night before a race) but unfortunately, there are not many options at that hour!
Posted by Jones Family at 2:22 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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