Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Kendall-Dinosaur; Camden-Football Player; Edmond-Chick-Fil-A Cow
We trick-or-treated in CV this year since my parents stayed in town. They have been out of town the past couple of years so we were very excited to all be together. I was so glad the weather held out for us since it usually rains on Halloween. I took a more traditional approach to Halloween this year and took Edmond around to some of the houses/people I went to when I was a kid. We found out from most of the people we visited that we were one if not the only trick-or-treaters who came by. I guess people don't really "trick-or-treat" anymore; there are more parties and events. Oh well, we still had a "SPOOKtacular" time!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Chick-Fil-A Character Day

Last Thursday I picked E up from MDO and ran by to pick up Robbie so we could go to Chick-Fil-A to see some cartoon characters in person. I knew Edmond would love it b/c we were doing 2 of his favorite things, going to Chick-Fil-A and getting to see Elmo. He loves Elmo and he loves to drive by Chick-Fil-A to look for the cow (daily)! The cow even made an appearance!! Edmond's latest saying is "Eat more chicken"; wonder if they need any help advertising??!!
It took Edmond a bit to warm up to the characters but he finally stood by Elmo with me and got his picture taken. He was pretty star-struck, though. **My high school math teacher was there taking snapshots and said she would send me a CD with our pics, so I'll post those later. She was able to take many shots, much better than mine.
Winnie the Pooh was also there but I wasn't able to get a picture of him.
Daddy, Edmond & Nemo
Me and Elmo




Saturday night we went to Edmond's first ASU Redwolf football game. We were so excited!! We were all decked out in our red/black to show our support. We began at the tailgate with friends and family and unknown to me an early 30th surprise birthday get-together!! Thanks, mom!
The weather was a little muggy but didn't stop 20,000+ fans to cheer on the Redwolves to VICTORY!! Edmond had a blast and did real well...we're already looking forward to the next home game in a few weeks.
During the second half, eating popcorn and cheering on the Redwolves!!

I love this picture!! Grandaddy was holding him up so he could watch the Redwolf and the team run out on the field. The Redwolf rides out on a motorcycle, which thrilled Edmond!! Can't you just see the anticipation in his little face??!!

On the way to tailgate (Thanks Grandaddy for the new Redwolves cap)!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I know I'm so far behind on my blog but I am making a special effort to catch up. We've celebrated several birthdays this summer and I'm posting a few of the recent ones we've celebrated. Glad to be back to the blogging world!!

Robbie had a birthday, August 15th
**Also, Happy Birthday on this same day to my very good friend, Susan!! I don't have a recent picture of her to post; sorry, Su.

Grandaddy's Birthday, August 11th

Gran's Birthday, July 22nd
Edmond has learned how to sing the "Happy Birthday" song and loves to sing it to the special birthday person! I'll have more birthdays to post very soon.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Beach Bums

Kendall and Edmond loved "the beach", you know the term for vacation, even though they spent the majority of their time in the pool. Aunt Jamie brought the small pool that has a cover over it, which was perfect for the little boys. They had a blast playing and splashing around and getting in and out, in and out.

Kendall did great; by the end of the week he was jumping in the big pool and balancing on his own in his "Learn To Swim" bathing suit. We're gonna have to get one of those for Edmond eventually. Edmond likes the water but he'd rather play in it as opposed to swimming. Playing--that's what vacation's all about any way, right??!!

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The 3 Amigos

These 3 Amigos were hanging out on the porch during our beach vacation a couple of weeks ago. They looked too cool in their sunglasses and I just couldn't resist a photo op. We were getting ready to head to the beach!

We had a great time in Destin as always. We received a great surprise this year. My bro who lives overseas flew in and spent the week with us. He's missed the last 3 years since he lives so far away. We were all excited and couldn't believe he was there in person to enjoy our's not the same without all of us there.

My dad was the only one who knew he was coming. What a great surprise!!

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

We gave Edmond a shaving kit for his birthday because he loves watching his Daddy and Grandaddy shave. He loves it!! This picture was taken the night of his birthday; he's already a pro! The shaving cream is blue, which makes him look a little like a Smurf!!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Paci Free

Just want to let everyone know that Edmond is officially over the pacifier!! He absolutely loved it and at times would have one in his mouth and one in his hand. We've been staying at my parents' b/c of remodeling (post to follow) and one day before we left the house to run errands I realized I got in the van w/out a paci. I told my mom and we went back in the house to look for one. We never found it so we just figured this would be a perfect time to "test" Edmond. He did great; way better than any of us ever expected. He did not cry one time for his paci and he rarely asked for it. It's been over a week so I feel we're completely over it. The funny thing is I wasn't trying to wean from the paci that particular day; we truly lost it and never found it!!

Next up: potty training! I hope this milestone goes as smoothly as weaning from the pacifier.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our Little (Outstanding) "MAN"

Robbie and I think E looks so grown up in this picture. He really looks like a little man in this outfit. It's so funny!! This was taken at Hendrix College a few weekends ago. We all went down to honor my bro, Jonathan. He was nominated Outstanding Student Alumnus for 2009!! More pics to follow from that weekend....we are so proud of him and were glad we could share this "Outstanding" accomplishment with him. Edmond won the "Outstanding Argyle Sweater Vest" award!! Way to go, son!! ;)
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Future Car Enthusiast

As you can see Edmond is just like his daddy!! He LOVES cars, especially blue convertibles (who doesn't)!! We are fortunate to be able to visit Daddy on a daily basis since he works in the same town as we live. This particular day we decided to "get out" and go inside the dealership and what do you know....there was a Blue S2000 on the showroom floor. By the picture you can guess what happened next. Now every time we pull up to Daddy's work Edmond says, "Boo car, get out!" All I can say is, I've got my work cut out for me!!
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

A New Record

For those of you that know me well you know I rarely wear my hair down or at least for a long period of time. My dad used to ask why I spent so much time on my hair if all I was gonna do was put it back in a ponytail. I don't know if I really had an answer for this question or if I ever will. I do in fact know that I can go a long period of time with my hair down. Case in point: I just got my hair cut/highlighted on Wednesday so I was feeling pretty cocky. Thursday, my mom and I went to Conway to finish some business and I went over 12 hours without putting my hair back for a single second (sunglasses on top of the head doesn't count)! I have to admit that this major accomplishment didn't occur on purpose....I looked for a ponytail holder more than once throughout the day and much to my chagrin I came up empty handed!! Oh well,,,,it's nice to know I can weather through such a challenging fete! ;)

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Many people have asked if I've left the blogging world...the answer is "no". I've just taken a break for a couple of reasons; I can't find the battery to charge my dead camera and we're still settling in our new home in Jonesboro. I hope to post some pics soon because we've been doing other things besides settling in.

We miss Conway and all of our friends but the transition has gone quite well. Robbie has been swamped at Honda of Jonesboro (thanks to all you people that are buying from us, esp from Faulkner County)!! Edmond has enjoyed the new house and now says "haus" every time we're driving towards it. I was afraid he was going to be quite confused since we lived w/ my parents until we moved here. He's been a trooper. Our families have been more than helpful with our move as well and without them we couldn't have gotten through it.

Stay tuned because I plan to get back on track very soon!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jones = Jonesboro

I have been slacking (once again) on blogging but this time I think I have a pretty good excuse. For those who haven't heard; our family is moving to Jonesboro. The company Robbie works for has bought the Honda dealership, formerly run by The Landers Bros. The dealership is now called "Honda of Jonesboro" and Robbie will be running it. We both grew up near the Jonesboro area so this means we are essentially "moving home." While we are very excited about this awesome opportunity we are definitely sad to leave our Conway life behind. We have thoroughly enjoyed Conway and have been blessed with many friendships, many that will last for a life time.

We have sold our house and just this past week bought a house!! We are due to close on our Conway house this next week and will roll out of town sometime Saturday. I'm still in some sort of shock even while typing this. I will do my best to keep everyone updated as frequently as I can...please be patient!

I am asking for any prayers during this transition. I think I've had somewhat of a tougher time processing it all compared to Robbie. I tend to take longer when embracing change, especially one of this magnitude. Thanks for all of your support and love!!

The Jones Family

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Boys

I thought this was a good picture to share with everyone. It was taken at my parents' during a family birthday party. Edmond is crazy about his Daddy and Robbie is crazy about his Baby Boy!! It's so sweet and they are already BEST BUDS!! I am so proud of MY BOYS!
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Way to go, Corbin!! He placed 2nd in the Elks Hoop Shoot (held in our hometown) a couple of weeks ago. He previously won out of ALL the 6th and 7th graders from his school to compete in the District Shoot-Out. We went and watched him and he did a fantastic job! He made 18/25 free-throws and he was the only 12 year old out of all the male participants. He is an alternate for the State competition. We are so proud of you!! Keep up the hard work!
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pizza & Playtime

Monday, we went to Susan and Setler's to hang out and play. We decided to go to Razorback Pizza in Maumelle for lunch. It was a great idea because the boys could run around in the arcade part and not disturb anyone else and Su and I got to eat our lunch in relative peace. The boys had a BALL!
Edmond trying the car game even though his legs aren't long enough.
The boys didn't even realize the games weren't going w/out won't be long before they figure that one out.

Setler's really concentrating. He knew just what to do w/out any instruction.

Cool, a 2-seater!! It looks like Setler's telling Edmond to "hang on, man!"

Future air hockey champions. Again, they're satisfied to play w/out a puck.
What a fun day! Thanks Susan and Setler for letting us hang out w/ ya'll.

Jammin with Jelly

Edmond's become quite fond of jelly lately when he has biscuits. We don't have biscuits often but when we do I bring the jelly out at least for a funny picture.

*Also note the "bed-head"; it looks pretty tame compared to some mornings!

Read Between The Lines

Edmond loves to "read" or at least act like he is. I am an avid reader and Robbie thinks he's picked up the habit watching me. My mom was sitting in the recliner behind him reading and he took it upon himself to sit in Grandaddy's chair and read the sale paper. This is pretty typical behavior around our house but my mom thought it was perfect for a photo op.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Merry Christmas To ALL!!

So, I'm a little behind on the blogging business....we used this picture for our Christmas card this year. Edmond was a little nervous (notice folded hands and quivering lips) sitting on Santa's lap. This picture was better than the first 2; he was bawling in the first one. The photographer was nice to snap a few shots instead of taking only one. Santa was more than generous on this particular day because we were headed to The Gullic's for a cookie exchange, which hosted Santa Claus. We were running way behind because of all days Edmond took a later nap. As I was pulling up to park I noticed Santa walking to his car/sleigh...I began to panic realizing Edmond wouldn't get to see Santa or get his picture taken with I did what any other desperate/crazy mother would do and I rolled my window down to stall Santa (some may refer to it as "begging"), he told Edmond and I that he had to get back to the North Pole. I was close to tears when I looked in Santa's eyes and saw him peek back at Edmond (which seemed like an eternity) and he told me he would go back and take a picture with Edmond. I didn't want to press my luck or send the wrong message but it took all I had to not jump out of the car and give that jolly ol fella a great big hug! So, as you can see my wish was granted and Edmond got to sit on Santa's lap and have his picture taken; obviously I was more excited about it than anyone!! Thanks Santa!! Edmond must have been good this year! ;)
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