Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Christmas was wonderful this year. Everyone decided based on the economy that we should scale down Christmas. We tried to emphasize family instead of the commericalism of it all. We basically had Christmas the 22nd. We did not do all our traditional things like read the story of Jesus and do a nativity play (although I originally thought JD would be in the running for Baby Jesus, but it would have had to go to Drew since he is smaller in size.) It was nice to not have to be a sheep, or angel or hairy Wise Man. It will be great when the babies are older and act it out for us. Christmas was great for us. We played bingo at my grandma's on Christmas day and we took home 5 prizes. So I know we are very blessed.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Merry Christmas! This year has been very busy for us. Jeremiah finally earned his private pilot license and has about a year and a half of schooling to look forward to. He is working for the Electrical Union with Fisk Electric at the City Center project. It will be completed November 2009. Amazingly enough (knock on wood) he has gone over a year without getting into an auto accident, he must have passed his luck to his brother Tom.
Betsie graduated in May from UNLV and started selling gourmet food called Tastefully Simple. (www.tastefullysimple.com/web/bjones2). Betsie’s grandpa past away this summer before the baby was born. She is currently on a leave of absence from Bank of America in order to take care of our new son Jeremiah Daniel Jones II. She loves being a mother now.
JD is a growing little monster. He is learning about the world around him and loves it. He loves his hands right now but gets frustrated when they don’t do what he wants. He is a really good natured boy, well at least as long as there is food in his belly. He is now eating rice cereal (and oatmeal) and can’t get enough of it. He was born just under 9 lbs. and now is 18 lbs. 7 oz. and 25.5 inches long. We love to play with him and tickle him to make him squeal and giggle.
Betsie, Jeremy and JD
The Jones Family
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Here are all the Kanet grandchildren. Since Shannah and her girls were in town for Thanksgiving my mom wanted to get a picture. It sure was fun trying to negotiate with 3 babies. Dylan tried hard to help Ellie but mostly choked her into submission. I like that JD has his own "throne" since he was the only one who cannot sit on his own.
JD weighs 18 lbs and 7 oz and is 25 1/2 inches long. He outweighs two of his older cousins (Trevin, 11 months, and Drew, 6 months).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Jeremy had to take this picture since this Saturday he does his final flight stage check. If he passes this one (which he will no doubt) then all he will need is to pass a test and flight with an FAA examiner and he will finally have his Private Pilot License. Whoo hoo!!! We are very proud of JD's daddy.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I love being a mother. I used to love being an aunt because I could always give the crying baby back to it's mom. I thought that being a mom in that instant would not be fun since, when around family, everyone holds the baby until the baby is screaming. But I find now that I LOVE it when someone else is holding my baby and the baby gets fussy, because I am the mother and JD feels comfort from me and calms down when I have him. It is amazing the connection that mothers have with their babies. Now I know why I am so close with my mom. Jeremy's favorite scripture that he has on his missionary plaque is Alma 56:47-48
"47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it."
I just hope that I can teach JD all that he needs to know amd all that my parents taught me.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
He is Captain Adorable!!!
I misplaced my camera for a week, so I am trying to take lots of pictures to make up for it. If Jeremy will help me, I want to scan in his two week old pictures. JD is a great nurser now and I am glad we stuck it through to make it work. He's my little milk monkey! Although sometimes he is a milk monster!!!