Thursday, March 31, 2011

After the Smoke (huh...powder) Cleared!

Hey Everyone!

Well as most of you know, we are have a herd of children, and not only do we have a herd but we have a very "busy" herd of children!! With that busyness comes messes and I do mean MESSES!! I left the girls' room for a minute at most and this is what I found!




Powder, Powder, and more POWDER!! (I am still finding powder in that room and it has been almost a week ago!! LOL)



As soon as I found them, I said, "Benny, what did you do?!?" And his reply was, "Sissy did it!"


But from the look of her WHITE hair, I don't think she did it alone! ;)

Just another day in life with toddlers!!
Blessings and Love!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Menu Plan Monday! March 28th

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Hey Everyone!

It has been a crazy past couple weeks! Two weeks ago was Spring Break for us and we took a mini vacation to Chicago. (more to come and pics too!) And last week I took a break from my computer completely to get our house back to normal after vacation and Trey's birthday party! LOL...but back to our routine and "normal" life!

This week's menu is going to have some family favorites along with some fun new things! Friday is April 1st and I have been planning on doing something fun for dinner that night! More to come on that one :)

Monday- Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders and Mac and Cheddar with Broccoli (all new...will post the recipes if they pass the hubby test!)

Tuesday- Spaghetti with meat sauce and Garlic Bread

Wednesday- Tacos!

Thursday- Chicken Casserole and Green Beans (recipe for chicken casserole to come!)

Friday- Surprise Meal! lol...more to come on this one!

For more recipes or to share your family's menu, go to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!

Have a great week in the kitchen!
Blessings and Love!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday! March 14th

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Hey Everyone!!

Well I had full intentions of planning my menu out last week and it didn't get done! And it showed when dinner time hit. It was chaotic! But this week is a new week! So we will be having some yummy favorites and then part of the week we will be going out of town for our oldest son's 7th birthday! He is in love with Legos (what little boy isn't!?!) and we are going to a Lego Discovery Center in Chicago (Pictures to Come!!). Any who back to the menu!!

Monday-Pork Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Salad

Tuesday- Tacos!

Wednesday- Crock-pot Pulled Pork Barbecue with Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday-St. Patrick's Day Brunch(recipes and post to come) / Leave for Chicago

Friday-In Chicago

Saturday-In Chicago

Sunday- Trey's Birthday Party at Chuck E. Cheese

For more recipes or to share your family's menu, go to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!

Have a great week in the Lord!
Blessings and Love!!

"She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day."
Proverbs 31:15 MSG

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Fun Family Afternoon!



Hey everyone!!

What a beautiful Saturday we had this week!! The sun was shining and the temperature was in the low 60's. And we took advantage of it!! My father-in-law has been wanting to start a tradition of going to the Hanger for brunch on one Saturday a month so we finally went on Saturday and it was so much fun! We had a delicious breakfast and watched the airplanes and helicopters take off and land. The boys thought it was pretty awesome! Here are some pictures of our day!

Before we even went in to eat we watched 2 helicopters take off! It was really exciting for the kiddos!


Benny thought it was pretty cool!!


So did Trey!


Blue Eyes did too!


And AnnaLeigh slept through it! haha...I don't think she was too impressed!


Then we went in for some yummy breakfast! The kiddos got Mickey Mouse pancakes and if you know my kids that was almost better than the helicopters! Almost! haha


Trey being adorable!


And Benny too!

Then we got to go out and look at and get in one of the Army Helicopters!! Trey now wants to be an "Army man"!








Just Precious! I love little moments like these!

Before we left, we got to watch the Army helicopter take off. And once again the boys were in awe! haha


Sweet Benny and Daddy!


Emma and Papaw JJ



Trey!!


AnnaLeigh decided to wake up for this one!


A great ending to our afternoon!

Hope you all have had a great weekend!!
Blessings and Love!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Attention ALL Parents and Grandparents!!




Hey!!

If any of you are in the Columbus area tomorrow Saturday March 5th, you aren't going to want to miss Columbus Kids Resale at Northside Middle School!! It is from 8am to 2pm and it is a great sale!! I buy most of my kids clothes and accessories there! Here is a list of items you can expect to find:

*Spring/Summer Clothing and accessories (infant-teen)
*Maternity Clothing of all seasons
*Uniforms: school, sports, band cheer, gymnastics, and dance
*Toys and Video Games: board games, puzzles, blocks, dolls, electronics, trucks, cars, pull toys.
*Play equipment: sports equipment, swings, ride-ons, tricycles, slides, cars, sand boxes, water tables, yard toys, scooters, bikes, kitchens, playhouses, etc.
*Nursery/Baby Items: diaper bags, monitors, bedding, bottles, room d├ęcor, bathtubs, rockers, furniture, blankets etc.
*Baby Equipment: swings, exersaucers, strollers, bouncy seats, slings, carriers, high chairs, boosters
*Books and Media: current books about children, parenting, education, and pregnancy

Hope you all can make it!! Happy Shopping!!
Blessings and Love!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Welcoming our new little Jones!!

Hey everyone!

It feels like an eternity since my last blog post! So I thought I would update you all as to what life has been like for the Jones' for the past 2 months!

We finally welcomed our newest daughter, AnnaLeigh Marceline Jones, into the world on January 28th. She weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and measured at 19 inches long!



Our family minus Benny and Emma!




Sweet Big Brother Love! He was so excited!




Sissy meets her new sister!




Benny came to meet his sister, but was too impressed! LOL...he took one look at her and said NO!! But he has come around and now loves on her!





Cuddling with Daddy!





Sweet Baby!




So Sweet!!


Whenever we came home from the hospital, both boys were sick! Trey tested positive for the flu, and Benny had a respiratory infection! So they were quarantined at their grandparents houses for a few days. Then about a week later Emma and AnnaLeigh started showing some signs of sinus infections and were coughing their heads off. So we went to walk-in on a Saturday and both girls had ear infections!! Later on that night around midnight, I woke up to feed AnnaLeigh and she was burning up!! I checked her temperature and it was 101! So I take her to the ER (doctor's orders) and she tests positive for RSV. She was only 16 days old at this point! So they admitted her and we stayed in the hospital for a week. But we are so blessed!! She recovered so well!! God is so GOOD!



So we have been home two weeks this Saturday and boy does it feel great to be home! So now it is back to routine for us. Starting next week I will be back to menu planning and adding a few new blog parties to my routine! So stay posted for some fun!!


"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

What an awesome God we serve!!

Blessings and Love!!