Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fall 2009 Blog Header

This is our fall 2009 blogger header collage:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hailey's Christmas List

When I asked Hailey what she wanted to Christmas, this is what she said in the order she said them:
- a magic carpet
- a picnic blanet
- green and yellow goggles
- a fish
- a beautiful dancing barbie with her husband
- legos big and little
- peanut butter cups
- microwave for my kitchen
I love this girl!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

10 Things I Am Thankful for and Blessed with:
1) The loving grace of my Heavenly Father
2) My handsome husband
3) My darling daughter
4) My wonderful Family
5)Fabulous Friends
6) My church
7)My home
8)Clothes in my closet
9) Food in my cabinets
10) Being able to pursue a career I am passionate about.
What are you thankful for?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Please VOTE for High Hopes!

Please vote for High Hopes!!!
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Every vote we get would be GREATLY appreciated! Please pass the word to family and freinds!
Thanks so much!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Best Friends Wedding

Last weekend was Joy's wedding!! Here is an overview of the wedding festivities for my dear friend Joy. Her wedding was absolutely beautiful and the weather ended up being gorgeous! I am so honored to have been matron of honor! And Hailey sure was a darn cute flower girl! I am so happy for Joy and look forward to getting to know Justin better (even though they live in Ohio now)! Congrats! I love you!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My newest project....

Hailey is going to a birthday party for her friends Thursday and Friday. Instead of buying a present, I wanted to make it. I decided to make them. I made a game of Concentration using pictures from the Little Golden Book: Old McDonald Had a Farm (published 1975). It had a great variety of cute and colorful pictures perfect for this project.

(The cover of the book)

(all the tiles- there are 24 tiles... 12 matches)

(some flipped over to see both sides)

(I bought this box unfinished box at Michaels and
painted it to store the tiles for the game)

(the box with the tiles)

I got this idea from Jill. She has TONS of great craft projects on her blog.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Carson and Thunder

Laura Beth, Diane, and Carson came over the other day to play. Hailey and Diane mainly played in Hailey's room (and made a HUGE mess), but they also wanted to play the Wii Outdoor Challange Game. Here is a picture and video of the girls playing the game.
(sorry the video is sideways. I don't know how to rotate it)
While the girls were playing, Carson was hanging out on the sofa. Our kitten Thunder was very protective and sat down right beside him. It was very cute!
(Thunder is thinking... that human is as small as me. Should I go check it out??)
(Thunder protecting Carson)

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

Here are some pictures of our most recent trip to the zoo. We go to the zoo ALL the time, so I usually don't bring my camera or take pictures. Hailey's favorite exhibit is the Lorakeets, so I thought I would take some pictures of her feeding the birds.

This is a Copperhead. It was very active.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our little olive

For dinner tonight Hailey and I made pizza. We decided to put black olives on the pizza because we both LOVE olives. I told Hailey she could eat a few olives and, I left the kitchen for give or take 3 minutes. When I came back in she had an olive on every finger. I just had to take a picture!
Silly girl!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day of Preschool

Hailey's first day of preschool was Friday!! She was soo excited to move up to the "big kid school" this year!! She has two wonderful teachers who are GREAT!! We are having separation anxiety issues, but hopefully after a few weeks she will be doing better! Here are a few pictures I took before we left for school. She was very proud of her "big kid school" bag!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Titans vs. Packers

My friend Joy's fiance, Justin, came down from Ohio for a week. While he was here. Joy, Justin, Mike, and I got to go to the Titans preseason game against the Packers. We had a LOT of fun. I just wish the picture of the four of us turned out better! I can't wait until Joy's wedding on October 24th!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a summer

Wow! What a summer we have had! The month of June was pretty low key. I was finishing up my last clinical at MTSU. I finished the first week in July. The weekend after I finished up at MTSU my sweet sweet Grandmama was called to heaven after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March. The week after her memorial Hailey and I left for Camp Monterey. Camp Monterey is a overnight residential girls camp in Monterey, TN. I was at the barn teaching horseback riding all day, while Hailey played with the other young kids with a babysitter. We had so much fun and Hailey is dying to go back! The campers are apart of one of two teams: the Nolichuckies or the Wataugas. I was a Watauga when I was a camper, so Hailey is, by legacy, a Watauga too! The Watauga colors are green and yellow and wear pigtails. Once we got home, Hailey became obsessed with the colors green and yellow and only wants to wear her hair in pigtails. She and I had such a wonderful summer, I hope we will be able to go back next year!! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the summer!
(Hailey with Chad and Owen)

(At the Pottery Shop with Chad and Owen)

(Hailey with Thunder)

(The Sunshine Gang-the youngest campers!)

(Hailey with friends at the Obey River)

(Hailey playing on the tire swing)

(Hailey swimming in the lake)

(getting ready for a swim)

(Cooking hot dogs)

(Hailey and her friend Lauren)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Memorial Day at the Jones household was very relaxed. Hailey woke me up this morning. We got up and made breakfast for Daddy. Hailey helped me make blueberry pancakes. We had a nice unrushed breakfast. Around here, breakfast is usually fast and not at the same time. It was nice to sit down and spend time together.

After breakfast, we all got ready and headed to Centennial Park to feed the ducks (and geese)! Hailey LOVES feeding the ducks.
There were TONS of baby geese (goslings)! They were so cute, and Hailey loved seeing the babies! The goslings in the picture are only a few of the ones we saw!
Here Hailey is feeding the ducks and geese.
After feeding the animals, we went to the beautiful flower garden at the park. This is one of my all time favorite pictures of Hailey an Daddy.
Here are two gorgeous pictures of my BEAUTIFUL girl!
After the park, we came home, ate lunch, and Hailey took a nap. After naptime we made our way over to JJ's (Mike's mom) house to play games and eat dinner! We had a wonderful memorial day being together!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Handy Husband

For those of you who don't know my husband... he isn't the most handy person in the world (sorry hunny). So you can imagine I was very excited when he said he was going to build a shelf out of 2x4's we had lying around our basement. We have been needing shelving (all our boxes and tools were just all over the floor) down there so it was a great way to use what we had to make something functional. The shelf turned out VERY well and turned out to be a great first solo project for my husband! Way to go!!

Mike with his materpeice

Mike and his little helper girl, Hailey
The shelf fully loaded!

We had Hailey cover her ears everytime Mike used the saw because it was so loud! She did this everytime!

I can't wait for his next project... maybe more shelves?!?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms!!

I wanted to share a little craft Hailey and I made for our moms, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers. Here is what it looks like:

Hailey painted the paper pink, and smiled for the picture. I did the rest! :) I think it turned into a cute little craft! Best of all it is multi functional. It can be used as a magnet and a clip!!
Here is the back that shows how it is made:

*Note: I laminated it, but you could use cardstock, and I think it would still be study enough! I used hot glue to glue the flower to the craft stick and clothespin!