Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Jones Family
Our very own winter wonderland

Brett opening his new TOMS & Kelsey with her new locket

Harley Grace & her new 4-wheeler

Opening presents after Christmas morning breakfast

The ornament that I got B&K for their 1st Christmas

Snowing pretty hard Christmas morning


Some of the kids in the family
I loved spending Christmas with my brother & new sissy-in-law

And of had to get a jumping picture

One of the houses in our neighborhood, it just kept snowing & snowing

SO, we made snow cream

And tried sleding. . . .

The snow wasn't thick enough so we ended up being pulled by a rope

Brett did a better job hanging on than me

We only stayed out a little while since it was so cold & we didn't take the time to find gloves

Some of the family before dinner Christmas night

Harley & Ryder having a ball opening more presents

Our last present for the day. Super soft pajamas

We hope that your Christmas was as amazing and blissful as ours. It was such a blessing to be able to relax and spend time with family & to once again be able to celebrate the birth of our savior. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Historic Alabama

Randy had planned for us to go to the historic Alabama Theatre's Season of Christmas when Brett & Kelsey arrived. Due to their recent home location change, they had to move their arrival date and did not arrive in time to go with us (We missed you both!!)

The two weeks before Christmas the AT begins showing Christmas movies and we chose to watch Home Alone. (It is always funny no matter how many times you've seen it!)

They always have their annual Christmas tree decorated beautifully.

What a fun night!

(PS - Thank you my love!)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Congratulations Kelsey & Brett


Kelsey has officially accepted a job in San Francisco!!
We are proud of you and excited for the both of you as
you set out to your new hometown on the west coast.

Kelsey will be working with the
Chronicle Books Fellowship which is awesome.

Here are some pictures of her new office.

And here is a tour of the office:

Isn't it amazing?
(Brett has applied with the firm that
designed the office and interior space).

This is an answer to prayer and we are expecting any day for
Brett to receive a call for a job offer in the San Francisco area.

Whomever gets these two will definitely be lucky!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas memories . . .

We usually all go together and choose the perfect tree, but this year my sweet husband surprised us and picked out a beautiful Frasier Fir and brought it home. I love the frasier fir trees but they are usually too small for our ceiling. He stopped by just to check on the inventory of trees and spotted the perfect tree (larger in size than normal) and knowing how I love them, he brought it home. (PS - thank you dear for not only picking out the perfect tree, but getting the kind you know I love the best!)

From this . . .

to this!

I love decorating our family tree with all of the many beautiful ornaments Brett & Bethany have made over the years along with a few special ornaments that were purchased to represent special moments in our lives. As we decorate each year, I always think about when and where each treasure came from throughout the years and it always makes my heart smile. So!, I decided to share just a few of my MANY favorite family christmas tree treasures.

Brett's 1st Christmas

Bethany @ Mrs. Judy's

From the Manger to the Cross
(Our early sign for Brett's love of art!)

Bethany's "Little Handprint" Angel

Brett's Santa Stocking
(You can't tell it in the picture, but he even stuffed Santa's
tummy with paper to make him jolly!)

This is Priscilla!
(Bethany had to make a "shoebox play" project and write a short play and make the characters/props for the play. Her story was entitled "ELFis & Priscilla" and it was adorable.)

One of Brett's "journal entries" during the month of December. It is sooo sweet!

Don't worry B&K, we have a couple of new "special ornaments" selected especially for you to hang on the tree upon your arrival!

Merry Christmas to each of you!
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