Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Tag!!

Dusty Boy last year in his stocking when we brought him home!! OK Thanksgiving is over so now I'll start thinking about Christmas

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper, Easier to keep the present a surprise!!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Confession: Last year was the first year Darin & I had a full sized tree & it was real, I enjoyed the piney smell!!

3. When do you put up the tree? Sometime during the week after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? The first Garbage Day after Christmas, so we can take it out to the road.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, The ice cream is better!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I remember getting a boom box and thought I was cool!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Mom, she has everything.

8. Easiest person to buy for? My Kids, They're happy with whatever they get!!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No, I need to get one.

10. Best Christmas gift you ever received? Last years Christmas was the best, I got Dusty Boy & Darin got me a iflip video camera last year, LOVE IT!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't think there is such a thing, It's the thought that counts--RIGHT!!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie (s)? Grizzwald's Christmas!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? December, my kids are always changing their minds so we wait to see what they want in December!!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? NO, but I've thought about it.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Treats the neighbors bring over!!

16. Lights on the tree? Yes!! Love the clear ones

17. Favorite Christmas song? Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay Home, but would love to go somewhere in the snow one year!!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? No, sadly I never learned that part of the song.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither, we don't have a topper, as a kid we had an Angel my mom crocheted.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Two on christmas eve- PJ'S I got for everyone & the Family present, the rest in the morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I hate how Christmas shows up around the same time as Halloween and the kids start asking about Christmas.

23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? A new camera, I'm ready for an upgrade!!

Thanks for the tag Ann!!!

I Tag: Courtney, Martine, Kara, & LeAnn (I'm gonna keep tagging you until you do one!!)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!!

The Jones Family Rockband!!---Uno---Championship Game!! TyTyBon Won!!The Slumber Party CrewSound Asleep!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! Hope you all had a very yummy day, I know we did!! I think I've mentioned before that we don't do the usual rotating thing for Thanksgiving, we spend every one with Darin's family and we've hosted the last two at our house, this year we decided to have a sleep over cause even though you get to visit all day it still never feels like it's long enough! we had a lot of fun eating, visiting, playing the wii, watching movies, eating some more, playing ping pong, telling ghost stories about Desert Man!!, playing games, and eating even more!! (I'm still full) I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful & fun family, I can't wait till next year, same time same place!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Program

Afternoon Kindergarten
Little Indian Boys I guess it's tradition for the kindergarten to do a little Thanksgiving Program, It was so cute to see all the kids dressed up as Pilgrims & Indians, they did a good job singing all the songs. Dillon was excited for his Dad to see him do the Indian dance, he kept telling Darin I'm gonna do a dance in the program but I can't show you now so it'll be a surprise!! I could tell he was excited for that part to come cause he had the biggest grin and was skipping extra high to show off for his Dad. Dillon also liked his costume and asked me: Do you think Mrs. Hardy will let me keep my costume so I can wear it for the next Halloween??? Good Job Dillon We Love You

1 Project Down 100 To Go!!

Dillon & Conrad working hard!! Finally one project is done!! The free child labor was great but we had to call in reinforcements!! (notice the big tractor!) There was no way we would've been able to move all that dirt by hand so many many thank yous to Conradoe Backhoe Services!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Child Labor!!

Neighbor kids kicking dirt around the tramp!!
Working Hard!!We ran our own little sweat shop today!! What are the child labor laws?? With Thanksgiving coming soon and all the kids that will be at our house, getting the tramp in the ground was our project for Darin's days off! The Neighbor kids came over to watch a movie with the boys and Darin & I were outside putting the sheet metal around the outside of the tramp. I guess the movie wasn't very entertaining cause one by one they all lingered outside! Lucky for us we got some Free Labor! they were having a blast running on the hill of dirt knocking it down to fill in the hole, once they got that side filled in they grabbed the shovels and started filling up the wheelbarrow to fill in the other side!! It was hilarious Darin & I couldn't stop laughing. At one point one of them asked if we were going to pay them and Darin asked how much do you charge an hour? they answered $98. It's a good thing they didn't make us pay or we'd be broke!! It's true "many hands make light work", so thank you to: Summer, Carli, Alyson, Richard, Thayne, & My Boys for the FREE LABOR

Friday, November 21, 2008

Flashback Friday

Pajama Party!! This is one of my favorite pictures of all my boys together. They are all in their matching Christmas PJ'S. Dillon loved the fact that his little brothers had the same PJ'S as him, so when ever they were clean he would get them all out for them to wear!! Dillon is always so sweet to his brothers making sure nobody gets left out!!

My Seven

7 things I can do

1. I can still do the moves to the cheer: M-H-S Oh yes we'll put you to the test!!
2. Shop: I love to shop, expecially for my boys.
3. Drive a stick shift: our toyota corolla is a stick shift.
4. Tell my kids what to do: I'm good at barking out orders!!
5. Organize: Well to me I'm organized, maybe not to others.
6. Cook: I'm OK, at least my family isn't starving.
7. Blog: Darin says I'm addicted!!!

7 things I can't do

1. Lie: I'm a horrible lier, I always smile and won't look you in the eye.
2. Go grocery shopping with three kids: It takes way to long to shop with all of them.
3. Get to church on time: the 9 o'clock session is impossible to be on time to.
4. Crochet: My mom tried to teach me once but I don't have the patience for it.
5. Spend money to get my hair done: I hate the thought of spending $60 when a bottle of color only costs $6.
6. Keep my house clean: I think this is something most moms can't do, can't wait till my kids are old enough for chores!!
7. Eat just one: It's true you can't eat just one chip, they are addicting!!

7 things that Attracted me to my husband.

1. His Smile: He has the best smile
2. He's Dependable: If you need help with something Darin will be there to help.
3. Hard Worker: I knew he would always take good care of me.
4. Very Loving: Darin loves to cuddle.
5. His Silliness: Darin's goofy, he says and does funny stuff!!
6. Handsome: He's a very attractive man!!
7. In high school I thought he was cool cause he had his own car!

7 things I always say

1. For Reals
2. Cool Man
3. GO TO YOUR ROOM (mostly to Degan)
4. Good Job
5. Shut Up (only to Darin)
6. Zip It
7. Sweet

7 things I love to eat

1. Anything Darin BBQ'S
2. Turkey/Avocado Sandwich
3. Sweet & Sour Chicken
4. Golden Oreos
5. Open faced Sandwich from Inside Scoop
6. Cookies & Cream Milk Shakes
7. Gummy Worms

7 People I am tagging:

1. LeAnn
2. Monica
3. Katie
4. Mom J
5. Johnny Rotten
6. Lesha
7. Courtney

Monday, November 17, 2008

Daddy's Pet Peeve!!

Leaving his Mark!! This post is for all of Darin's brothers & sisters to get a good laugh!! For those of you who don't know Darin he's a bit of a perfectionist and he likes his things to be nice & clean, especially his stainless steel appliances!! You can't tell very well on the picture but Dustin's little hand prints are all over the freezer, and it absolutely drives Darin CRAZY to see all those fingerprints on his stainless steel refrigerator!! He's made the comment a time or two "Would you teach YOUR kids to keep their hands off the fridge" (like I created them all by myself) and all I do is laugh and say: I TOLD YOU SO!! I remember having a conversation when we were picking out appliances and I told him it was going to drive him crazy!! I Love You Honey!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rockin the Mic!!

ROCK ON!! Dustin's new favorite past time is "Rockin the Mic" He's figured out how to get into the cabinet under the TV and he loves to play with the Rockband Microphone! It's funny how he knows just what to do with it, he puts it up to his lips and makes lots & lots of noise like he's singing!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Flashback Friday

Mmmmm--Yummy! OK I know today is saturday but Flashback Saturday doesn't sound as good and I meant to post this yesterday! This is Degan when he was almost 2 eating Ovaltine straight from the can! I caught him doing the very same thing on thursday and it reminded me about this cute picture I had already taken of him!! It was early in the morning and he decided to help himself to some Ovaltine for breakfast! In case your wondering Ovaltine is really good straight from the can!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Kindergarten Creations!!

Dillon with all his projects!! Dillon has only been in school for a little over 2 months and has filled up his cork board with lots & lots of projects! He loves doing crafts and is so excited to show & tell us what he created in school that day! We took everything down today and he was allowed to only keep two of his favorites, I could tell he was having a hard time deciding cause he kept trying to talk me into keeping more than two or he'd say "I think Dad really likes that one I think He wants to keep it!!" I think he ended up with 4, but hey that's a lot better than keeping them all!! We're so glad Dillon is liking school and we love to see how proud he is of his Kindergarten Creations!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Breaking The Law

Well I'm sum what proud to say that I'm 30 years old and never received a ticket until yesterday and thanks to Officer Mayer. Here's the story: I was dropping Dillon off at school and on my way home by the fair ground parking lot I notice that a HP is headed my way so I look at my gauge and I'm going 25, thinking I'm OK cause I'm at the 35mph sign, no such luck he flips on his lights & siren and pulls me over. He comes to my window & asks for all my info. Just my luck I was in a hurry and didn't grab my purse! I go to get the Ins. & Registration and notice Darin's Gun is sitting on top of it, so I tell the officer my husband works for the police dept. and his hand gun is in the car, I pull the gun out along with his badge and the guy reaches into my car and grabs the gun from me, and yells Unbelievable which scared me and made me a little nervous. He goes to his car and then returns and begins to lecture me about having a weapon on school property and says what if I would have shot you cause you were waving that gun around. so I say I wasn't waving the gun around I was just letting you know my husband's gun was in the car and he raises his voice and says do you think this is a joke, I could arrest you right now and take you to jail, is there someone you can call to come get your kid, I'm serious is there someone you can call (I had Degan with me) I begin to well up and respond I don't have my cell phone. He walks off and Degan asks: Is that man mad at you? He goes and writes me a ticket for speeding in a school zone and not having my license. I have to appear in court in Jan. so I'm hoping Lanny will have mercy on me cause I'm pleading NOT GUILTY for speeding I wasn't in the school zone & even if I was the sign says 15mph when kids are present & their were no kids in sight. Another funny thing is he flashed his lights at my SIL Ann five minutes before he pulled me over so it should have been her ticket!!! OH well it was a memorable 40 minutes!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

High School Tag

Pictures from our Dating days in High School!!
1. Did you date someone from your school? Me:Yes...then I married him! Darin: Kissed more girls than he should have!

2. What kind of car did you drive?Me: A tan Chevy Cavalier. Darin: A red Subaru we named it TURBO!!

3. Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? Me: Yes, I had problems parallel parking but she just told me to work on it! Darin: Yes, the day after he got his license Cord made him drive to Vegas!

4. Were you a party animal? Me: Nope Darin: Yes

5. Were you considered a flirt? Me: No I'm more shy Darin: A Little

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Me: Not in High School. Darin: NO

7. Were you a nerd? Me: No don't think so. Darin: No, he was hanging out with me!!

8. Were you on any varsity teams? Me: No didn't make cheerleading my junior year. Darin: NO

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Me: No but I did get in trouble by Mrs. B and had to sit out a game Darin: No he did get in trouble for something and had to pick up trash on school campus before school started.

10. Can you still sing the fight song? Me: Yes Darin: NO

11. Who were your favorite teachers? Me: Mr. Mattson I enjoyed goverment my senior year. Mrs. Messina let us do what ever in photo! Darin: Mrs. Grow she was always extra nice to the boys!

12. Where did you sit during lunch? We always went off campus for lunch, sometimes to our houses or to wally's or Burger King

13. What is your schools full name? Moapa Valley High School

14. School mascot and colors? Pirates - Blue & Gold

15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with? Yeah, It wasn't formal so everyone went stag.

16. Did you go to Prom and who with? Me: Junior year: Matt Aston Senior year: Mike Leavitt Darin: Senior year: Robyn Sandoval One of my biggest regrets is not going to prom with Darin (lame story)

17. If you could go back and do it again, would you? Me: I'd redo my sophmore year!! Darin: No, he wasn't getting any in high school!!

18. What do you remember most about graduation? Me: I was in line next to Kristy LaNasa and we chatted the whole time!! Darin: Had fun grad night!!

19. Where did you go senior skip day? It's tradition to paint the M and go swim at warm springs.

20. Were you in any clubs?Me: Ski Club & FHA Darin: NO

21. Have you gained some weight since then? Me: I'm about the same size Darin: Maybe a little.

22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Neither of us went to our reunions maybe we'll hit up our 20!!

23. Did you have a job while in high school? Me: Yes, babysat Caley & Perry Dunlap Darin: Yes, Good old Glendale Service Station!!

I Tag anyone who went to MVHS and wants to remember the good old days!!