Sunday, September 28, 2008

Picture Tag!!

Rules: Get a camera and take pictures of the below listed things in your house as they are currently.
Go now and take a picture of the kitchen sink, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom Closet, Favorite room, Laundry room, Refrigerator, favorite shoes, Dream Vacation, the kids and a Portrait of your self!! -------No cleaning allowed!!!

I got tagged a few days ago & there was NO way I was going to post pics without cleaning, yes I know I cheated!!!

#1 The Kitchen Sink--Semi clean
#2 Master Bathroom-----My Side
Darin's Sink
Walk in Shower & the Toilet

#3 Master Closet--It's kinda small, but it works for us!
#4 Favorite Room----Our Movie Room!! we love to hang out as a family & have movie nights!!
#5 Laundry Room/Salon--this room is really two rooms, I cut hair & do endless amounts of laundry!!
#6 Refrigerator--I know a little empty I need to do some shopping.

#7 Favorite Shoes--are actually my flip flops, but they however are not blog worthy so here's my favorite church shoes!
#8 Dream Vacation--I tried to get a pic of Italy but couldn't get it to work-sorry
#9 The Kids--We had family pictures done yesterday!! this is one of my favorite pics! Thanks Monica your the best!!
#10 Self Portrait--today was Sunday so I actually have make-up on!!

I Tag: Bethany, Courtney & Claire. I want a peek at your home's!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dustin's 1st Haircut

Dustin squirming around!
Handsome Boy, after his haircutI finally decided to cut Dustin's hair, even though Darin didn't want me to. The poor kid's bangs grew kinda goofy into a point right between his eyes and they would bug him, he also had some really long baby hairs on the top of his head that never fell out, So he was in need of a little trim! He did pretty good, except for when he would try to grab my scissors! Darin misses his long scraggly hair and thinks he looks older, I how ever think he looks very Handsome.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Crazy Fish

Dillon & Degan feeding the Carp! We got a little bored yesterday evening so we decided to take the boys out to Echo Bay to see the "crazy fish" Dillon has been out there before with the Doty's but Degan has never seen them so we thought it was about time for him to witness the crazy feeding frenzy that happens when you throw in a piece of bread!! He was a little scared at first but quickly warmed up (as you can tell by the picture!) He was a little disappointed when the bread ran out but he still had allot of fun!! We'll return in another 3years for Dustin to see the crazy fish!! (if the lake is still around)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Spoiled Rotten

Degan relaxing playing his Nintendo DS Dillon playing his DS
I'll be the first to admit that YES my boys are "Spoiled Rotten" Dillon decided he wanted a red DS for his birthday,and would bug us almost everyday to go buy him one at wal-mart. We looked on ebay to try and get a good deal (we even told the poor kid that we won one and it would be coming soon in the mail so he would leave us alone). One day Darin got called in for some over time and Dillon turned on the water works, and Darin felt so bad he told him he'd bring him home a surprise! You guessed it a Red DS! Degan had been asking for a blue one for his birthday too, but we thought he just wanted one because Dillon wanted one. A almost 3 year old can't possibly be coordinated enough to play Super Mario Brothers. Boy were we wrong He's pretty dang good! and after listening to them fight over Dillon's for a couple weeks, Darin came home with a surprise for Degan! You guessed it a Blue DS! So they got their B-day presents a little early (OK a lot early) They are having a lot of fun playing them!
Funny Story: Since Degan got his DS it hasn't left his side. he takes it everywhere with him, and I mean EVERYWHERE, Well today he tried to take it to church with him, I caught him trying to walk out the door with it under his arm, so I tell him to go put it away, he responds: "It's OK Mom" I tell him "I don't think the bishop would be too happy with you taking your DS to church" he scrunched up his nose and makes a uugggghhh sound and marches over and puts it on the counter!! It was pretty funny, I wonder if he was thinking: "My buddies in nursery will really like my Blue DS!!!"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sleepy Head!!

Degan Sleeping in a funny position on the Couch! Sleeping at the table after he ate lunch!
Fell Asleep while watching cartoons!
These are just a few of the funny places Degan has fallen asleep in the last couple of weeks! Before Dustin came along I would go and lay with him in his bed to put him down for his naps, but now I just can't get there nap times coordinated so he's on his own and many days he won't take one at all. I love sleeping pictures especially goofy ones!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Some Serious Road Rash

Well Dillon had his first major accident yesterday-poor kid. Darin & I were gone to the back to school night and Ann & Jon came to watch the kids while we went & we would watch their kids while they went. While we were gone the kids went out to ride scooters (we have lots of hills so they have tons of fun zooming down them!) Dillon was cruising down the big hill and hit one of those yellow dots in the middle of the road that keeps the lanes separated, it made him loose control and he flipped off his scooter and got "Some Serious Road Rash" and bruised his hip pretty good too, Darin had to carry him around the rest of the night cause he couldn't walk. He woke up limping around & didn't want to go to school today, so I didn't make him go, but later he told me that when kids are absent, on the day they come back the class sings them a welcome back song!!! and he seemed a little too excited that he was going to get sang to tomorrow!! The moral of this story is make your kids wear helmets.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


10 years ago I:
1. Was just a Newleywed
2. Living in a trailer in downtown Overton.
3. Working as a Dental Assistant in Vegas
4. Trying to find Darin a job (he was jobless but still making more money off unemployment than me!! Go Figure.)
5. Wanting to buy a house in Las Vegas.
5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. Do a couple loads of laundry
2. Give the kids a bath
3. Get a Snack & Game ready for Activity Days
4. Do the Dishes
5. Go to Activity Days
5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Red Apples
2. Bit-O-Honey Candy
3. PB & J on Saltines
4. Ice Cream Sandwiches
5. Watermelon & Cantaloupe
5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Pay Off all my debt
2. Travel the world!
3. Help out Family
4. Buy the KOA in San Diego
5. Invest the rest
5 places I have lived:
1. Overton, NV
2. St. George, UT
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Colorado for a summer
5. Logandale,NV
Five jobs I have had:
1. Nanny/Babysitter
2. Hostess at Pizza Factory
3. Dental Assistant
4. A Hair Dresser in school (not really a job but they were making money off me)
5. A Mom
I tag...
1. Ann
2. Torrey
3. Martine
4. Vicki
5. Danila
Rules:Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Degan Found The Holy Ghost!!

Today we went to Granny & Papa's to see them before they left on vacation for a week, and Granny has all her Halloween decorations up in the house (She a little early but she LOVES this time of year with all the Holidays!) and Degan spotted a ghost and got super excited and yelled: THE HOLY GHOST-THERE'S THE HOLY GHOST!! we all got a good laugh, I think Granny laughed so hard her eyes started to water! Silly Kid! So if any of you are looking for the Holy Ghost it's at Degan's Granny's House!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Holy Ghost-Oooo Spooky!

Our Nephew Ryker was Baptized yesterday and this lady was giving a talk on the Holy Ghost, and as soon as she said "Holy Ghost" Degan looked at me with his eyes open as wide as he could get them and says "Holy Ghost-Ooooo Spooky" and he started looking around the chapel to see if he could spot the Holy Ghost! I assured him that the Holy Ghost was something good not spooky, and that he's in our hearts to help us be good. The lady continued with her talk and mentioned to the kids who were being baptized something about carrying the Holy Ghost in their hearts. Degan got really excited and said "Mama The Holy Ghost in My Heart!" kinda loud. Later when we were leaving Darin asked him: Where is the Holy Ghost? and Dillon chimed in and said: I think we left him back at the pool (baptismal font) that upset Degan and he began to cry and yelled at Dillon: "NO Billon my heart- he's in my heart!!" Now when we ask him where the Holy Ghost is He points to his chest and says My Heart!! Too Cute! It's amazing how smart kids are.

Monday, September 1, 2008

101 Things You May or May Not Know about The Jones Family!

I saw this on a friends blog and thought it was kinda cool, but it was a lot harder than I thought it would be, it took me about 2 weeks to come up with 101 things!! so anyone up for the challenge give it a try I dare you!!

1. We were the contractors on our house-It was a learning experience and there's allot I would do different!!
2. All My boys have the same initials-including Darin-DRJ
3. If Dillon would've been a girl he would've named Paige. Degan would've been Tatum. & Dustin would've been Brooke!
4. I love living in Logandale-I truly feel like this is HOME
5. Dillon has an amazing memory for a five year old, and he pays attention to detail, if I move something out of the room he notices right away!
6. I don't drink milk, I drink soy milk.
7. I never thought I would spank my kids, but I do, not often and mostly just Degan! (he can be a stinker)
8. I let my kids watch more TV than they should. (what else are you sappost to do when it's 115 degrees outside?)
9. I went to dental assisting school and beauty school.
10. I feel very lucky to be a stay at home mom, I would hate to miss anything my boys do.
11. I played the violin, piano and the flute when I was younger, but can't play anything now
12. All my kids are cuddlers, they love to lay with Darin & watch TV
13. I am the youngest of 8 kids, 5 girls & 3 boys - I was so spoiled-total daddy's girl!!
14. Darin is the middle child of 7, 4 girls & 3 boys - Isn't there something that says middle kids shouldn't marry the baby of the family???
15. I miss my dad & still think of him everyday.
16. Darin says he knew he wanted to marry me his sophomore year in high school -funny story: He noticed I wasn't going to dress out for PE so he didn't so he could sit & talk to me!!! he still remembers what I was wearing: my red gerbo's and a white shirt.
17. Dillon tells us he loves us at least 10 times a day-sweet kid
18. Our favorite place to eat is The Inside Scoop, we eat there sometimes once a week.
19. We own a condo in Idaho Falls that we rent out.
20. I hate having sick kids, stuffy or runny noses drive me CRAZY
21. Dillon punched a total stranger in the butt cause he thought he was going to take our milk, I was laughing so hard I couldn't apologize!!
22. I was a cheerleader my freshman & sophomore years in high school-I was the one they tossed around-I had a blast my sophomore year!!--GO PIRATES--
23. I asked Darin to the reverse dance my sophomore year & he had already been asked but told the girl no so he could go with me!!
24. Darin gets cars sick super easy, he sometimes gets sick when he goes out 4-wheeling!
25. I only like to do laundry when I have new clothes that need to be washed
26. Darin played basketball his freshman & sophomore year.
27. We got Degan's name from a motorcycle- freestyle- daredevil guy named Bryan Deegan.
28. Darin wants all his boys to be firefighters.
29. We love to go camping, we need to get a toy hauler so we can go more often!
30. Our wedding date is March 21, 1998.
31. I love to watch my kids play and laugh. you know those belly jiggling hearty laughs!
32. Degan who is almost 3 thinks he needs a blue Nintendo DS like his brother.
33. I have nursed all my boys for a full year & I can't wait to be done breastfeeding Dusty Boy.
34. All my kids have different colored eyes Dillon's are green, Degan's are brown, and Dustin's are blue.
35. Darin is a wonderful Dad, I love it when he puts them to bed and makes up silly stories!
36. Degan would play outside 24/7 if he could.
37. I have some good memories of my childhood vacations to Wyoming, we would go there every summer.
38. I would love to hire a interior decorator to decorate my house.
39. Dillon was named after Dillon McKay from 90210-Darin was a big fan of the show!!
40. We go to San Diego & stay at a KOA every summer with Darin's family-lots of fun!!
41. Dustin is obsessed with the remote control, he tries to eat it and gets MAD if you won't let him.
42. I'm so glad Dillon potty trained Degan for me, I so wasn't looking forward to potty training him.
43. Darin tried to teach me how to drive a stick shift in high school and I ran his car into a hill (poor turbo)
44. We would watch movies with a generator up at the water tanks or out at red rock all the time in high school.(we did more making out than watching-haha)
45. We're still Best Friends with our high school friends Cord & LeAnn. and hang out as much as we can-life can be crazy.
46. One of our favorite things to do as a family is watch movies in our movie room.
47. We plan on selling our house and building again (if the housing market ever recovers)
48. Darin & I are going to Germany this summer-can't wait!
49. I was bit by a dog when I was 7, I grabbed the poor dog's nards after it got a haircut and it reached up and bit me on the left side of my lip
50. We wanna go to Hawaii & Atlantis on vacation someday when the kids are older.
51. We like to play Hide-n-Seek as a family activity, we have lots of places to hide in our house!
52. All my boys have dimples-Dillon's are the deepest.
53. When I was pregers with Dillon I craved fruit (I'm not a big fruit eater) with Degan I ate A LOT of hot dogs (normally not a big fan of hot dogs) with Dustin I loved eggs and ate them almost every morning.
54. Darin works nights as a CO for the Las Vegas police department. So he makes the camute like so many people from the valley do so his kids won't have to grow up in the city. Thank You we love you for that!
55. Darin loves to day dream about winning the lottery, and how he would spend the money! He has a new plan at least once a month!!
56. We have a yellow lab named Ruger, He is 11 years old, the kids like to take him for walks but he doesn't enjoy it so much, he's a stubborn old dog!!
57. All my boys slept with me when they were babies, I think that made them cuddlers!
58. I play Bunco's with 11 other ladies, It's nice to get out of the house once a month.
59. My favorite song is "Behind Blue Eyes" by Fred Durst. Darin's is "Patience" by Guns-n-Roses. Dillon & Degan's is "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me" by the The Pussy Cat Dolls, they go around the house singing it all the time!!
60. Darin likes to listen to talk radio on his way into work or the Adam Corolla show on his way home.
61. If I could go back to high school I would go back to my sophomore year-best year! Darin would redo all the years, he says he didn't know how good he had it!
62. I wanna go see Oprah before she retires. It would be awesome to be on her favorite things show!
63. We love reality shows, some of our favorite's are: Run's House, The Hills, Tori & Dean, & American Idol.
64. My favorite ice cream is butter pecan, Darin likes double fudge brownie, Dillon likes superman(it's just vanilla with food coloring) Degan & Dustin like them all!
65. Degan would eat a hot dog everyday if I would let him (maybe when I was pregers eating all those hot dogs had something to do with it?)
66. My favorite oldie but a goodie movie is: Pretty Woman or Beaches -Darin's is: The Cutting Edge.
67. Darin & his bro. Tyson went and watched Michael Jordan play before he retired. He was on the Wizard's, they would've loved to see him when he was with the Bulls.
68. We've been down to the Las Vegas strip on New Years! CRAZINESS
69. Some of the toys we loved to play with: I loved my cabbage patch doll & my little ponies. Darin liked GI Joe action figures. Dillon likes his Lego's (we have the area under the stairs FULL of Lego's) Degan LOVES his power rangers. and Dustin likes his chew toys.
70. I have never broken a bone. Darin broke his finger (actually my bro Bryan broke it in PE) and none of my kids have broken any bones (knock on wood)
71. I have to color my hair every 4-5 weeks (darn gray hair)
72. We love Sea World, it's by far our favorite amusement park, we love not having to wait in lines, and who doesn't love watching animals do cool things!!
73. Darin would like to restore an old classic car someday, he's thinking a mustang.
74. Jobs I've had: Babysat in high school, Pizza Factory in college, Dental Assistant for Dr. Wagner right after I got married, MOM the best job of all!
75. Darin's Jobs: Landscaping in high school for the summers, Inside Scoop in high school, Glendale in high school, Cement Plant right after high school, Harmon's Grocery Store in the produce section in St. George right before we got married, Accurate Co. Construction right after we were married, and now a Correction's Officer. Man what a hard worker!
76. We own a 2004 Toyota Corolla-the camuter car & a 1998 Chevy Yukon-gas guzzler!
77. Our Favorite Colors are: Mine is Blue, Darin's is Black, Dillon's is Black (cause his dad has brain washed him) Degan's is Red (this week, it changes often!)
78. Our new favorite thing to do as a family is play the Wii, mostly Mario Cart. Dillon beats me every time.
79. We are going to start eating better, and workout more often.
80. Our house sits on an acre of land, we desperately need to start doing some landscaping, but where do we begin, there's so much to do!
81. We've been to a taping of "Wheel of Fortune" it was cool, but would love to go to "The Price Is Right"
82. My favorite type of food is chinese food. Darin's is Mexican. Dillon like chinese too. Degan is happy with any fast food joint.
83. Darin loves to play ping pong, expecially with his brothers, they get a little crazy!!
84. My favorite holiday is Easter. Darin's is Christmas. Dillon loves Halloween. Degan is just learning about holiday's. Dustin has no clue!!
85. Every Easter my family goes out to the Valley of Fire for an easter egg hunt, one of my favorite traditions!
86. We spend every Thanksgiving with Darin's family and every Easter with my family, we each picked a holiday we wanted to spend with our families every year and we never rotate.
87. Dillon loves to draw and I must say he's getting pretty dang good.
88. We slept in our car on our honeymoon night. It was spring break and Darin didn't reserve a room and everything was full.
89. We went on a cruise for our honeymoon, the carnival one that goes to catalina & ensenada, lots of fun! We want to do the Disney Cruise in a couple of years!
90. Darin would've liked to have been a fireman, and regrets not persueing it harder.
91. Dustin likes being held so much he'll reach for Dillon when he walks past him! It's actually really cute to watch Dillon try and tote him around!
92. We would like to live in St. George, well more on the outskirts like Dammeron Valley. It's to bad Utah wages stink. Maybe when Darin retires!
93. We lived with Darin's parents right after we had both Dillon & Degan, I told them I was moving back after Dustin cause it was so nice haveing extra hands!
94. Darin took two months off work after we had Degan & Dustin, it completley drained all his vacation & sick leave, but it was so nice to have him around.
95. Darin & the boys love to go 4-wheeling, we have nothing but desert behind us it's all BLM land so we can leave from our house & not bother anybody!
96. I want to get a rhino for me and the boys to cruise around, Dustin will be ready to go out 4-wheeling really soon!
97. I love having all boys, but if I was guaranteed 100% I could have a girl I would have another one!!
98. We are done having kids, at this point I don't feel like anyone is missing!
99. My kids love reading books, so I try to read to them every night before bed, they've been enjoying Dr. Suess allot lately.
100. Dillon thinks it's cool he's going to the same school Darin & I went to!
101. THE END!!! Hope you learned something new & I hope you didn't get too bored.