Monday, December 29, 2008

Fun in the Snow...

Since Richfield got quite a bit of snow this year.. we thought we'd take advantage of it and go up into the mountains to go sledding and snowboarding. Unfortunately because I am pregnant, I didn't get to do either, but I got to ride on the back of the 4-wheeler and take pictures. It was soo windy and cold! And now I have a cold because of it.. oh well :) I loved playing in the snow again.. reminded me of growing up in Michigan. It was a fun day.. until I accidently dropped my glove into the port-a-potty! OOPS! haha.. oh well!

Christmas Morning...

Travis and I just got back from Richfield, Utah- where his family lives. We spent yet another Christmas with them (Mom and Dad- we are going to try our hardest to make it to Michigan next year!) We had a wonderful time.. Travis has a fun family. I can't believe Christmas is over with already! But only 2 more months and I will be able to have another gift- a new little baby!! :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Graham at a few days old..

Mom (Joy) holding Graham

Daxon with his little brother

Here is Graham at a few days old.. (sorry I'm posting him so much- its more for people who know Kendra and want to see her baby). He is super blonde.. hardly any eyebrows or eyelashes yet :) He looks alot like his daddy, Caleb.. my mom sent me a video and he definately looks like Caleb.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

7 Month Photos

So I'm starting to torpedo a bit.. definately feeling the effects! I went shopping yesterday and boy was my back and legs KILLING me afterwards!! Thank goodness for IcyHot... and a husband that is willing to massage you! :) (Thanks Trav) Geez, I remember when I used to be able to shop for hours and hours and never be effected... I never realized the difference it makes when your carrying around a luggage on the front of your body! Anyhoo- since I am 30 weeks now, I start seeing my midwife every 2 weeks.. getting close!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I have a new Nephew!

So, my sister, Kendra, just gave birth today to another son- Graham Dean. She lives in Rexburg, ID so unfortunately I couldn't be there for the birth.. which stinks.. but my mom was there so I guess that's all that matters :) Here is Mommy with baby; Daxon meeting his little brother for the first time; and Daddy with baby. I can't wait to meet you, little Graham!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hurray For Scrapbooking! (And Moms who know how to!)

Yay! So I asked my mom to make me some page elements for Xander's scrapbook for Christmas... and I just got them in the mail today! They are so super cute and I can't wait to use them! I am very lucky to have a talented mom who knows how to coordinate scrapbook pages, etc because I am quite frankly out of practice and am not very good. So, I am grateful for her. Now... if only there were a way to fast-forward time so I can take some pictures of this kid and start scrapbooking.....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Getting into the spirit of Christmas

So, I have been getting various magazine subscriptions from the previous tenants of our apt here, among which was a Food & Family Magazine that had all kinds of yummy Christmas recipes in it! Super easy ones too... so I went nuts with the holiday treats the other day... here is a pic of the end product. I definately shouldn't be eating this much sugar, so I made up plates for the girls I VT.
I made fudge, truffles, peanut butter bars, and white chocolate raspberry cheescake bars... mmm mm good!

Also, we found a place to tuck our tiny Christmas tree into our cramped apt. Kinda works out nice that we have such a small tree! I love having the Christmas tree lights on at night.. brings the calm Christmas spirit into our home.

And the only place I could fit my nativity set is on our kitchen table! (No biggie- we never use it anyway!) I love this nativity. My mom bought it for me last Christmas.. I love how the characters have real materials on them for clothes and accents. I think its so important to have the Nativity set up every year to remind us why we even have Christmas in the first place... I love the Lord so much and I wish more people in the world would realize the real meaning of Christmas. My life would be so different if I had never learned about Jesus' life and example.. I hope I can live my life somewhere close to the extent he lived his.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

6 Month Photos

Okay, here I am at 6 months.. only 3 more months to go, can you believe it?? I know.. I am still "tiny".. that's all I ever hear from ppl.. but I assure you I dont feel "tiny". I hate showing my bare belly.. but Trav insisted.. so here it is.

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Defender of Mankind"

Okay.. so I think we've decided on a name finally. Xander Tye Jones. (Xander is pronounced Zander- Travis thinks it looks cooler with the X) It's not completely set in stone.. but that's what we've been calling him whenever we talk about him. Oh and get this- Xander means, "Defender of Mankind"! Oh ya, Trav looooved that! So, chances are, this will be it. I know it's alittle unique.. its funny becuase my family all loves the name (in fact, it was on my sister, Lindsays list) but whenever we mention it to any of Trav's family, they give a weird face! Haha! Too bad Jones family! Your not gonna get any basic names here! Anyhoo- we can't wait to meet you Xander!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Alittle Bigger??.... Maybe?...

So, here is another belly update.. a few weeks later than the last ones I took... Maybe just a slight difference.. but I definately feel bigger! And, I noticed I look chubbier in pictures. Anyways.. just thought I'd post to maybe show a little difference.

Trav's Birthday Bash!

Welp- Travis celebrated his big 30th birthday this weekend!! Crazy huh?? "He's growing up so fast!" We had a blast.. We went out to all-you-can-eat Crab Leg with a bunch of friends, then afterward, we headed to The Bite of Las Vegas. The Bite is a huge food and music event that they have every year. Some of the bands were Lifehouse (travs fav), PUddle of Mudd, Secondhand Serenade, etc etc. It was PACKED. Needless to say, after standing for 3 hours, my legs were Killing me! I was so ready to go by the end, but it was fun.
Trav's family came into town as well, so on Sunday (his official birthday) we had them all over for homemade cheesecake and ice cream. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRAVIS! I LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

GUESS WHAT.... It's a BOY!

Side Profile

3D Face- You can see right through his arms!
See his bones?

3D Face w/his mouth open- he kept covering his face w/his hands, and rubbing his eyes! It was so cute!

.. And last but not least.. proof that he was a boy- it was quite obvious. I noticed right away :)

Well, we were sooo set on a girl- name picked out, thinking of girl scrapbook pages, nursery ideas.. etc etc.. but come to find out, we are having a boy! Oh well.. we are still excited! Baby is super healthy so that's the most important thing.. He kicks alot every day. He is definately "alive and kicking" (no pun intended). Well, once we agree on a name (having a harder time than w/a girl name) we will let you know!

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's Tiny, But it's There!

Okay, I've gotten a few requests for belly shots lately, so here they are, finally! Sorry peeps, the batteries on my camera were dead- that's why it took so long!

It's fun to see my belly grow- (and annoying at the same time due to the wardrobe adjustment). But I'm enjoying it. Everytime i think of holding a cute little chubby baby in my arms, I get all giddy :) I certainly can't wait! Hopefully from now on, I will be growing alot more so i can further update you on my warping body :) Loves!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Elissa's Family Visits Idaho

Here are some pictures of when my family came to visit us in good ol' Boise.. we were excited that they could come visit our home before we have to rent it out! We had a blast.. floating the Boise river, going to the water park, and watching the best fireworks in Melba. I miss you guys!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Too Excited to Keep Hush!

Hello All! Welcome to our blog! I finally gave in and put one together.. I guess it's more adult than myspace nowadays- :) Anyways- I thought I'd begin this blog by announcing that I am going to have a baby!! I know, I am only 9 weeks along and shouldn't be telling anybody yet, but I am just TOO FLIPPIN EXCITED!! I went to the doctors the other day and got an ultrasound to make sure everything was okay- for fear of another miscarriage (which I would not be able to handle) and i saw and heard the teeny-weeny heart beating, and also the little embryo wiggled around a bit while I was watching! SO cute! We are very excited to start our family.. I can NOT wait to be mommy!!