"Do your best and be a little better then you are."
Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It might be bias but I think John might be the cutest cowboy around. Our ward had it's 1st Birthday party on Saturday so they had a big party at the Redd's house. With lots of everything Western. JoJo was sick so I stayed home with him & Gracie, and let Todd take the Sheriff to the party. They had a blast. I really LOVE our ward, how down to earth everyone is. I feel very luck to be apart of it.


Easter 2011

I can't believe Easter has already come and gone. It was a fun Easter with John so excited for the Easter Bunny to visit. We really did try to teach him what Easter really is about, and I hope it kinda sunk in but he was in LOVE with finding Easter eggs & his Easter basket. JoJo was less interested but did find an egg this year. We have 8:00am church this year so we were out hunting eggs around 6:00am. It made for a long day but a good one. We had a low key dinner with some of Todd's family at Stacey's. It's always good to see them & be with them. We had a awesome dinner & a egg hunt there as well. It was a great day, spent with family and time reflecting on our Saviors resurrection. I know he lives!
JoJo at the Jones, with his i-pad in hand watching netflix.

John on the look for more eggs!

John & is Easter prizes.


John loved every second of finding easter eggs.

Me & my precious.

JoJo Easter morning

John & his Easter basket. He is obessed with spiderman & ironman right now.

coloring easter eggs with Roni
JoJo' Easter attire

almost dressed

by the time we got to church JoJo had stripped, this is a regular sitiuation. Todd trying to get him dressed. I wonder what people think of us?

Can she really get any CUTER???

Easter Boy!

It's already started, we are back at the pool! It's ice cold but I'm kids still want to go. Gracie even loves it & screams when we take her out of the water. She fits just perfect in our family, she is going to LOVE the water like her brothers. We found out some good news this weekend, they just heated our pool, so I'm sure they will enjoy it even more!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to part of my neighbors baptism. It was amazing. seeing my neighbors who I love all in white ready to follow our Saviors example and be baptized. I love these girls, we have become so close & I think the world of them all. I was able to give a talk at there baptism about the Holy Ghost & today at church hear the beautiful blessing given to them after they received the Holy Ghost. It was awesome. I love this gospel so much, it amazing to see the change the gospel has on everyone. Most of the discussions took place at my house which was such a honor to be apart of. The gospel makes you happy, its brings you peace. Todd was able to baptized Emery, she is 14 and a beautiful girl. (can I say teenager though) oh the drama about people watching her get baptized, but she overcame it & did it and I'm so proud of her.

Todd with Emery, Cheryl, Bailey, & Roni
Todd & Emery

Lindsey, Cheryl, & Emery

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Guess Who is finally a BIG BOY!!!! YUP at the ripe old age of 4!!! Finally on his 4th birthday I had to put my foot down, I needed some big leverage. So what finally worked? Telling him no birthday party till her was fully potty trained. It worked!!! I couldn't believe it. I have tried everything & he just didn't care. He wanted to be like his big brother JoJo & wear diapers. I thought I was doomed to have 3 kids in diapers forever!!! So long story short, he is fully potty trained & is having his birthday party on Tuesday!!! It feels SO GOOD!!!


We have been living outside, its the best when you have the best neighbors & kids all around to play with. I love to lay out a blanket & watch the kids play while visiting with my neighbors. It really is the best & I'm so grateful I can do this.

What Happened???

I don't know what happened. One minute she was our little sweet princess & the next she was our naughty one. She is BUSY,BUSY,BUSY. Always on the go. The minute I have the dishwasher open she crawls as fast as she can to climb up and start undoing what I'm doing. She is getting lost of sass. I've decided its just not in the cards for us to have a calm child. Must be the mixture of DNA. She keeps us laughing & makes sure she is not missing out on anything. She loves drinks of anything. If she sees you drinking something you can be sure she will start her yell & come straight for you. Gracie can hold her own with her Brothers and gets right up in all their business. She a cutie, just a naughty one. We love her.