Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I've been putting this off...and off...and off...and off some more.
I guess I really did not think everything would fall into place.
I love California and more importantly, the people I love so much reside here.
Aaron was offered a promotion that was too good to pass up.
In this economy they are few and far between, so we had to take the opportunity.
Land of Enchantment....are you ready for the Jones Family?!
Aaron leaves on 2/1 and we will follow at the end of the month.
We are excited and looking forward to the opportunity but my heart is broken.
So, anyone know someone who is looking to rent a house in Simi Valley, CA?
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Here we have Noelle's little Christmas program at school with Mrs. Andrea. The kids were fantastic. Noelle was so very, very excited to see me and kept pointing and telling everyone I was her Mommy and Madeleine was her sister. Here's to hoping she always feels that way. :) They sang some really cute songs but the most popular, by far, was jingle bells because they got to make, wear, and jingle their bracelets. Then they got to open their gift from Mrs. Andrea.
We stopped in Springville, UT to stay the Leuck's for the night. We had a great time! The girls played and the adults talked. They were fantastic hosts. In the morning we ground wheat for our waffles...the best I've ever had! My only complaint? We had to leave. :(
Christmas jammies the night before and Christmas Morning! Oh, what a joy it is to see the magic through your babies' eyes. Noelle was amazing. She got the pink bike she has wanted (well, not the exact $220 bike) but she hasn't noticed the difference. We had a great time together, our little family.
After we got showered and had breakfast 3 of Aaron's sisters came over with their families and we opened presents. It took hours!!!!! But, the kids got all kinds of fun things and they were over the moon.
Noelle's birthday! My sweet girl had a fantastic day. I had come down with the flu and was feeling horrible but nothing was going to stop me from being with her. Outside it was snowing like crazy but we went to Aunt's Nicole's condo and swam in the indoor pool. On the way home we got lunch and drinks from the Sonic. Love those drinks!
I forgot my Cupcake pan at home and almost cried because I was so disappointed. So, the night before I somehow got some cupcakes made. They got smooshed in the box but considering were pretty cute.
All in all it was a birthday almost any girl would die to have. She absolutely deserves all of it and so much more.
While I was a miserable mess in bed, Nicole took these pictures of my sweet baby. She was playing one minute and asleep on the floor the next!
The snow was gorgeous! As we were packing up the car I snapped a few pictures.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
While driving in the car Noelle woke up with a start and was grabbing her leg. I asked if her foot was asleep and she whined, "Nooooooo! It's just got sparkles in it!"
They did not have her iron levels on file so Dr. Kasel wanted to do a finger prick. They are so fast and do not hurt at all, until the nurse squeezed her finger and she saw the blood. Then things got a little crazy. She pretty much calmed down after the band aid was applied. Then Madeleine had to get her booster for the H1N1. Oh, dear. "No! No! No! You can't hurt my Madeleine!" But, this too, was over in a second.
We got everyone packed up and animal cookies in hand. I was checking out and I turned to look at Noelle. Her little face was as white & pasty as you could imagine. I asked her if she was OK and she told me that she was tired and her knees started to buckle. The nurse heard us and helped her onto the ground and called the nurse practitioner out. She kept saying that she was tired and then was out. It only lasted a few seconds. We kept asking her questions, got her a juice box and after about 5 minutes she was ready to leave. I felt so bad for my little sweetheart! We came home, I gave her one of Daddy's See's suckers, let her crawl under our covers, and watch cartoons in our bed. She deserved it.
Monday, January 4, 2010
We spent Christmas/New Years with Aaron's family in Idaho. It was cold and there was lots of snow. A flu riddled mommy, a car sick baby, and all kinds of other fun. Oh, and my baby's 4 years old. Someone tell me how on earth that happened! Noelle had an awesome day.
Here's a sneak peak! When I put all the clothes away and can see over the piles I have laying all over my house I will write more.