Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Bleeping New Year

Here I am sitting on the couch in my freezing lonely basement all by myself watching a Dick Clark that I can hardly understand and Ryan Secrest. The good news is I do have the whole fam damily under the same roof. And everyone is quietly sleeping. It stinks to get old. I don't have anyone to say it to, so HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
Here is to a fabulous 2009!!!

Muah! Love you all!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Seeing Santa

Well we really wanted to go and see Santa. We went to the Mall on the 23rd and surprisingly the line wasn't too bad....BUT the lady taking the pictures was stupid. It really took her like 20 plus minutes per kid...and more if you were buying stuff. She really needed a helper. Nonetheless my kids were super excited to see him. Xan about bounced on to his lap and told him he wanted a bike and Kynlee wouldn't get close to him...although she really liked to look at him. I ended up in the photo. I really am not too happy about it but hey, the kids look good!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cheap entertainment

My kids have hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of toys. You would think that they would spend hours on end playing in their custom bedrooms with all of their "awesome" toys. Nope. Tonight it was the sock basket( Yep all the socks are now on my bedroom floor) or my closet. I guess if they are having fun I shouldn't complain but it is Christmas time and I am sure they are going to come home with a car load of brand new fabulous toys that may just go unplayed with. Maybe Santa should save some time, money, and effort and just bring my kids a couple multi-packs of socks!




Monday, December 8, 2008

Bribes

Xander is getting really bad about going to bed and staying in bed. He used to be so good. I just don't know what happened. So tonight I thought I would try a little bribery. This kids LOVES chocolate ( takes after hims momma!)

So after prayers, potty, chocolate milk, potty, band aid(not kidding but you get the idea) I walked him to his bed and slowly open a bliss chocolate square and set it down by his bed. I tell him "Xander, if you chose to eat this chocolate you are promising to stay in bed, because this chocolate is only for good little boys who go to bed and stay in bed." Of course he gobbled it up. I was really thinking I was pretty dang smart and that it had worked and about 30 minutes later he comes downstairs looking like this.....




HELP!!! He's so dang cute I just cant be mad. I need some helpful children hints!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve

I am sitting here reading all of the wonderful lists of thanks and I would feel ungrateful if I didn't share mine! (sounds like the opening line of a testimony in fast and testimony meeting huh!) :)

I have the greatest family. Not only do I have a very handsome, very loving, very giving husband. But I also have two of the cutest kids alive! I love spending time with my family. I would hang out with them all day and all night if I could! (probably explains some of the reasons my kids have a tough time going to bed!) I am blessed with a strong testimony of the gospel which I try to apply to my life. Blessed with goodly parents(and in-laws) who will take in my parolee dogs and love them because they know how much I love them. Our families are always there if we need them, and we are very thankful for that.

2008 has not been a good year for us. It has been the hardest year of my life. I know that the trials have strengthened and blessed me, but I really hope that the lord doesn't give me any more of those types of blessing in '09!

I am very grateful that Heather and I were able to open Paisley Studios. Blackfoot's Only Fine Art Portrait studio. We are doing really well and hope we continue to do well. That dream was a long time coming and I am so glad that it is finally here!

I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!



Addresses needed

So I am needing addresses for Christmas cards if you want one. And if you want to send us one our address is....

2310 Chaparro Lane
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Possible Holiday Cards



Just a possiblity. What do you think? I want actual comments people!

Thanks and goodnight!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Princess Kynlee?


I think I may be in trouble!

Xander


I was playing with my kids and took a few pics. They are always so naughty and I never want to take their pictures but I was just playing with these and thought they would kind of show you what it was like. Remember these are quickly thrown together to see if I would like them....what do you think?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Turkey

video

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Dirty Laundry!

So I was working on pictures the other night and I heard a bunch of giggling coming out of our closet so I went to investigate. I found all the dirty laundry on the floor and two crazy little babies in my laundry basket! Xander loves having a sister to boss around.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Just call me super mom!









Ok so I am feeling kinda bad that it's November the 8th and I haven't posted any pictures of my sweet little monsters on Halloween!

They were super cute! Xander was Darth Vader because he fell in love with the Legos Starwars playstation 3 game. (highly recommended for young kids) Kynlee was the cutest little bumble bee you have ever seen.

Monday, November 3, 2008

4th Picture Tag

So I got tagged by Jessica for the 4th Folder 4th picture tag...

We haven't had this computer very long so it's a newer photo and it is pretty stinkin cute.

This is a photo of Xan when I realized that I didn't have any photos of my first child potty training. So this is actually after he had been trained for a few weeks. He is still so dang cute! Love you little Xanman!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thanks Becky!

Sweetheart Tag!

The Rules are posted at the beginning
B) each person answers questions about their sweethearts
C) at the end of the post the person than tags 6 people and post their names, then goes to there blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they are tagged!

WHAT IS YOUR HUSBANDS NAME? Nicholas Jones
HOW LONG HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN MARRIED? 5 years in March
HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? WAY TOO LONG....4 years
HOW OLD IS HE? 31
WHO IS TALLER? Nick is
WHO CAN SING BEST? Me me me...but Nick isn't too shabby.
WHO IS SMARTER? I used to think I was...but he tells me it's him
WHO DOES LAUNDRY? Me by default
WHO PAYS BILLS? I do!
WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? Me
WHO MOWS THE LAWN? Both of us
WHO COOKS DINNER? Me if it gets cooked at all
WHO'S FIRST TO ADMIT THEY ARE WRONG? Nick but we are both pig headed
WHO KISSED WHO FIRST? I am not sure.
WHO WEARS THE PANTS? We both do.

I want to tag Shelley, Tessa, Mrs. B, and Sheri

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm an Esme!

I am a little slow and kind of an anti-book person. I just have a hard time finding the time to sit down and really read. I have owned the Twilight book for over a year and just recently have read the series. I love them. I can not wait for the movie to come out! I love Edward but I love Jacob too! Sheesh! Any how I took a little quiz and
I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Auntie Jessica's

Every year (Yes all three of them)Nicks little sister Jessica has thrown Xander a fabulous party. Every year they get a little more extravagant. This year our favorite Auntie Jess rented a Ginormous bounce house equipped with a 20 foot jump room, indoor and outdoor basketball hoops and a two story slide. It was star wars themed and Jess had blow-up light sabers with red lights in them. The kids LOVED them. Jess cooked us BBQ Ribs and cookies and cakes and all sorts of wonderful food! We are so lucky to have such a loving family! Next year I am going to put my foot down and he will only be allowed to have have one, MAYBE two birthday parties!

P.S. The child is totally potty trained. #1, #2, dry all night!!!! Miracles really do happen!

Ryder & Walker

Hadley

Kynlee getting a drink


Nicks Aunt Pat & Walker

Star Wars Birthday Cake


Uncle Jeremy



Kynlee and the kids playing with the Dinosaur

Grandpa Craig and the Camcorder
Xan & Jess

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My baby is getting so BIG!




Xan is going to be turning 3 on Monday. He is reaching all of these milestones and I just dont want him to grow up! He just got his first big boy hair cut. He has such beautiful thick wavy surfer "Kowabunga" hair that I just could never bring myself to do it. Well this last week I took him to Kristina and we took the plunge. He is beyond horrible when we take him, and his hair grows so fast I figured it was time to go short. He looks so handsome but so grown up!




He also has all of a sudden decieded that he should be potty trained. Yep. Like over night, he went from diapers to big boys without one accident. (Cross your fingers) even through the night.




Sunday we are going to Salt Lake to Auntie Jess's house for his annual Aunt Jess B-day party! It's gonna be fun and I will take lots of pictures.




Till then I will tell you all of my favorite things about Xander Nixon Jones....






  • He always wakes up so happy! "my sun, my sun is awake mommy!"


  • He gives the best kisses ever!


  • He tells me probably 50 times a day that he loves me.


  • He only eats 2 things..... Hot "dotdogs" and Chocolate milk


  • He Loves Legos Starwars


  • When he goes potty he says "Wait. I hear something! I hear potty mommy"


  • When he is not body slamming and karate chopping his sisters face...he really does love her


  • He loves his Daddy...whenever he hears a Harley, any Harley, he runs to the door to see if Nick has gotten home.


We LOVE having Xan in our life! We would never be the same without him!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!