Thursday, January 24, 2013

"People... Seriously it is 2013!"

 Welcome to 2013... TheJonesPod Style! What happens when our camera happy narcissist son gets going? Lots of hilarious poses. Awesome!

"Now, like dis Daddy"
 "And like dis"

 ("Now let me see")

So... best gifts ever, outside (INSERT YOUR GIFT HERE), were year memberships/passes to the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Here the boys are enjoying the aquatic show!


"Mama...  Sish!"

It's coming for the Mama!

Pooped after a day of adventures :)




(please no photography)

"What Dinosaur?"

(Finally snack time)

(What's up with this high table?)


My Silly Gooses!

Poor sleepy Eli never saw it coming...

The cuddly Jones boys!

And they are crazy too!

More snuggle time!

 Levi and Tigue are more ready for a third than Jenny and I are...
Good thing we're kind of in charge of that timing...

The dudes are covered and ready for messy spaghetti!

I think Tigue loves his Mama just a little
 "Get ready for the best year yet people!"

January is off to a good start. Lots of museum and aquarium visits, time with family and friends, and I'm back to work full time. I'm not sure if that last point is really a high point given it takes away from time with Jenny and the boys, but it speaks to a what an amazing GOD we serve and HIS blessings over us! And if this isn't enough to make you excited, how about the fact that January 2013 is technically the first FULL month of our friends' Chris and Sarah's married life together! CONGRATS YOU TWO, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

"Now as the church submits to CHRIST, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as CHRIST loved the church and gave HIMSELF up for her." ~ Ephesians 5:24-25

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

EPIC FALL 2012 UPDATE (3 of 3)

 And so we have arrived at the end of 2012! December is upon us and it's time to relax and enjoy one last month of me being at home full time. Nothing says relaxed like Cheerios in a dump truck bed...

The boys are such high energy, but a morning with their friend Jordan means even MORE FUN!

Time to finish up the CHRISTmas decorations...
Levi was an expert ornament-putter-on-er!

Back to relaxing. If you can get Tigue in the right comatose state he will join his brother on the couch for some quality R&R... 


 Sometimes snacking doesn't even make it out of the kitchen.
 Hmmmmm. what goes well with Cheerios?!



Tigue loves his new slippers and Luigi and Guido cars!
 Levi loves his new airplane!


We made our way up to Jenny's parents on CHRISTmas day.
Tigue was famished from the voyage!

Levi got this insane adventure truck that had almost a dozen launch points for the little action figures.
I was super jealous; it is awesome!

Tigue continued to get gifts to add to his Elmo collection...

 Now that's pure joy!
(with Nani and Great Aunt Leslie)

Just my cuties and me :)

If opening gifts at home and Nani and Papa's wasn't enough...
Time for CHRISTmas at my parents!

But one day at my parents wasn't enough! We got to spend my mom's birthday with Goggy, Bompa, and Great Grandma Lucy and have another round of CHRISTmas! The boys are excited to put their new wagon to use this spring/summer! Thanks Goggy and Bompa!
Back at the Nani and Papa ranch Tigue gets his TRAIN on!

Levi testing out his new cooking attire...

I think it helped his craft!

Back at home the Jones boys chillax on the couch...


 An amazing new hat from Great Grandma Lucy!
Thanks Grandma Lucy!

The boys also got an easel from my sisters and Dylan; it's been a hit!

And so we've arrived at the New Year! From a "my health" update perspective, December was not as exciting as November, but physical therapy went well all month and the test results from the nephrologists all came back with great results for my muscles and kidneys! I even went back to work for a few days and got reacquainted with the professional world. Thank you all again for your prayers, time, encouragement, and visits - you made the end of our year survivable and memorable! Happy New Year and GOD bless!

"O LORD my GOD, I called to YOU for help and YOU healed me." ~ PSALM  30:2