Monday, December 10, 2012


This was the first year Degan played flag football and he LOVED it!! He got lucky and had some of his best buddies on his team and they kicked butt!! Some how their team had all 1st graders and just a couple kindergartners so they were the team nobody could beat!! Degan did awesome and pretty much scored a touchdown every time he got the ball!! One game he was playing his friend Breckan's team and he told me "If Breckan gets the ball I'm gonna let him score a touchdown!" so Breckan gets the ball and is running to score and is almost there and out of nowhere here comes Degan running as fast as he can and catches up to Breckan and pulls his flag right before he would've scored!! (stinker) I'm kinda bummed about moving these boys would've been so much fun to watch play sports together!!

He's a walker

Dax is officially walking all over the house now!! I'm not sure how I feel about this new accomplishment, my baby is growing up way to fast!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


It's Dustin's turn to be the student of the month!! He wants to be a policeofficer when he grows up! his favorite place to visit is the beach! he likes to dance & ride his bike! and he wants lots of Ben 10 toys!! Dustin loves going to preschool and begs us to take him every hour until it's time to go and he even wants to go on the days he doesn't have school!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Yes Peas!!

I've started feeding Dax more table food and he's liking the peas!! He's always been a good eater so I'm hoping he transitions well to people food!!

It's Turkey Day!!

We decided to host Thanksgiving at our house one last time before we move!! and I must say it was DELICIOUS!! (especially Torrey's banana cream pie Darin & Ty  hid in the back of the fridge!) and of course the kids had a good time hanging out with each other and it was so nice outside they spent most of their time out in the fresh air playing!! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Top Banana

Degan was the student of the week this last week! He picked out all his pictures for his board and took candy to share for his favorite treat!! He is loving the first grade and being in Mrs. Brooks' class!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hoping & Praying

I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one hoping & praying for Mr Mitt Romney to be our next president and I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one who was disappointed and went to bed with a heavy heart that night, my kids were even bummed he lost. But one thing I am sure of is that I'm proud to be an American and even on our worst day it's still a hell of a lot better than a lot of other places! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Me Familia

I couldn't decide which edited pictures I liked best so I did collages of both the color pop and seventies!! This year Dustin decided to be the goofball and there were very few pictures of him not making some crazy face and than when he was normal Degan was doing something silly, and than  there were these stupid dogs that kept barking at us so Dax would not smile, but even with all that craziness Monica manages to get some good ones and I always say I only need one good one!!

Poor Mickey!!

Dillon and I pulled up and noticed this mouse looking thing smooshed in between the garage door panels. I'm thinking this can't possibly be a REAL mouse,Dillon agrees and says he thinks Dad is playing a trick on us and put a stuffed mouse in the door! We get out for a closer look and find out that the mouse in our door is NOT a joke and than the boys had go get Thayne & Allison to show them poor Mickey smashed in our garage door :(

FYI: The mouse stayed there until Darin woke up later that afternoon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray! Its Candy Day!

This year for Halloween Dillon was Where's Waldo! (Which everybody loved) Degan was a Zombie Football player! Dustin was a SWAT police officer and thanks to Aunt Carla Daxton was his inmate! We made Dax an inmate at CCDC where Daddy works and his inmate number is Darin's P number #7638. They all had to go to school on Halloween day and they each had class parties, I was crazy and signed up to be the room mother for Dillon's class, it went well but I probably won't do it again! The week leading up to Halloween was also a lot of fun Degan went to Gavin's Halloween party, they went to a trunk or treat at Lin's and Dillon won first place in the best costume parade! and they also got to hold a snake and Dillon had another piano recital! I'm just glad October is over!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Somebody Call 911

At 5:30 in the morning Darin came in holding his side while pacing the room saying he thinks he needs to go to the ER, so off we went with just Dax and leaving Dillon in charge of sleeping kids. We cruised to Mesquite going 90MPH or more and Darin not being able to sit still and him yelling "hurry, 10 & 2 Tami 10 & 2!" We make it there's in record time and in one piece and they immediately give him an IV and pump him full of drugs and he was pain free in 5 minutes! And after a cat scan we found out he had a 1mm kidney stone.

You've had a Birthday!!

Degan's Birthday was on Sunday and by the previous post Darin & I were in the ER so we missed making him his waffles but Aunt Carla & Uncle Jim took them to McDonald's for pancakes and than Degan scooped poop because he's the birthday boy and he wanted the $3!! We did make it back in time to fix his favorite dinner "chicken wings" and the next day we picked him up from school and took him to the Scoop for lunch!! Happy Birthday Buddy!

Where's Wenda??

Misti, Mandy, Jenean, Lara, Carol, Monica, Amanda, Shelly, Tiff, Alisha, Robbie, Me, Andrea & Wesley!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Are you ready for some football??

Degan wanted to have a football party for his birthday which is funny because we don't watch football and have no clue which teams are good so we got online and checked out all the teams and I talked him into picking the Steelers only because I liked the logo! We did a Steelers training camp and had them punt the ball, practice their en-zone dancing and when we had them all lined up doing all the exercises Breckan said "I don't want to do PE again today" LOL!! Before the big flag football game they ran through a sign!! It was a perfect party for a bunch of crazy boys!!

Dax's new tricks

So Dax is all over the place now he walks along the couch and pushes his high chair around the Kitchen! He gets stuck under our barstools and has finally decided that Grandpa Jones and his facial hair really isn't all that scary! He says Hi to strangers to get their attention and still only says DaDaDa!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Having a ball

Coach Leah & Katie
                                                   Mason W, Jimmy, Dalton, Mason R., ?, ?,
                                                       Christopher, Degan, ?, & Matthew
This years soccer season has come to a close!! Degan did awesome scoring a goal almost every game and his team was undefeated! but more important he had a lot of fun and he loved having Katie & Leah for coaches because they brought them snacks at half time and Gatorade in cool Gatorade bottles!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Grandparents:Aren't they Grand!

Today was Grandparents Day at school!! My Mom & Verl have been coming down since Dillon was in kindergarten and I've never ever gotten a picture of them until this year! The PTA has breakfast for everyone to come enjoy and they also have a book sale so all the grandparents can spoil their grand kids and my mom & Verl do just that, we tell the boys every year to not go crazy but they always come back with an over priced book, pens, erasers, sharpeners, and crazy pointer finger thingies that I always end up taking away because they hit each other with them! But I guess spoiling them is their job and I'm just thankful they make the hour drive to come make my boys feel important!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Double Digits!!

Dillon is officially 10 years old!! I went and picked him up from school and took him to Tiffany Pies for lunch and he wanted pumpkin pie and pizza for dinner! Happy BirthdaySweetie!

Friday, October 12, 2012

What happens in Vegas.....

Dillon decided for his birthday this year he wanted to take his best friend Thayne into Vegas and do some fun stuff! So we headed out early in the morning and the first stop was at the apple store so the boys could get new I touches, than we headed to P.F. Chang's for lunch where Dillon opened his present, Thayne got him a cool slingshot, a $10 I-Tunes card, and some bubble gum! Once our bellies were filled they went and raced go carts and played laser tag than to Wendy's for a Birthday frosty!! It was the BEST party ever according to Dillon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Carving Out Memories

We got invited to the Kelly's for the 5th annual pumpkin carving party! The kids had fun carving their own pumpkins and eating all the yummy food & treats everyone brought! Dillon won the prize for the scariest pumpkin! Hunter said that the bullet hole with it's brains oozing out and a knife stuck in it made it scary looking!! I was happy their was no cleaning to be done the Kelly's were nice enough to handle that part!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

9 months out!!

Dax spent nine months in the belly and has now spent nine months out of the belly!! I don't know his stats or what percentile he's in like I did with the other boys because I haven't taken him back to the Dr. Since his 1 month check up I'm not sure why but I'm just not comfortable giving him a million shots and he seems to be growing and developing just fine.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Grizzly's Rule

Dillon got his "Bear" badge and the best part is I didn't have to hound him to do it, he did it all with his awesome leaders Chad & Brandi Fairchild. They did a lot of fun things with the boys but Dillon's favorite was when they built a go cart! Good job Dillon!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kicking off the season!!

Here we go again! I absolutely love this time of year, when it starts cooling down enough for the boys to be outside! And I love watching this boy play soccer! He did awesome today scoring 2 points for his team! I think it's funny that they don't keep score but Degan does!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Say Cheese

I've been meaning to post about Grandma moving to Reno to live with Ronda, but I'm still not sure how I feel about the whole situation, I'm still trying to make sense of it all and how people can be so mean. I feel so bad for Grandma being forced to leave her home.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Preschool....Where a kid can be a kid!

Today was Dustin's turn to head off to preschool! He was super excited to go to Ms. Lynnette's for school, Degan helped him pick out his outfit so he'd look "awesome" and than he had to wait for school to start!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

All dressed up and ready to go

Degan decided that he felt good enough to go to school today, so he put on his favorite outfit that had been laying out for two days and off he went! By the time he got home he didn't look so good and started running a fever again that night and was out the rest of the week.

FYI: he was happy that a girl named Angeel was in his class!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mover & a Shaker!!

8 months old
Dax is officially on the move! he's been getting up on his knees and rocking back and forth for a few weeks now and did a few nose dives before he finally got it all figured out and is now chasing us around!! At 8months he likes his Daddy to put him to sleep, it's funny how as soon as Darin gets him he instantly snuggles in and goes to sleep, he still thinks he needs to be held ALL THE TIME, he likes to play on the kindle & I-Pad! and his favorite thing is to listen to Dillon play Peter-Peter-Pumpkin-Eater! It's hard to believe that you are already 8 months old! We really need to get busy and baby proof the house!!

Back 2 School!!

The boys were ready & excited to go back to school especially when they found out who their teachers would be, I was relieved that they both got good teachers and sisters to boot!! Dillon got Mrs. May again & Degan got Mrs. Brooks! I will miss the carefree days of summer but am ready for a routine again, it is always a little stressful the first few weeks but oh so nice once we get into the groove of things!

Dad brought breakfast home from Jack in the Box and would you know it we haven't been sick all summer long and Degan wakes up with a fever on the morning of the first day of school, he was so bummed cause he really wanted to see what girls were in his class! Dillon reported that he liked his class and that 4th grade was awesome!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oh Brother!!

The Original Jones Boys went on a Brothers trip to Marysvale to go Kayaking down the severe river!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Going to the Chapel

And we're gonna watch Casey & Katie get married!! yes Darin & I feel old now that little Casey is getting married, but we couldn't be happier for him! he's turned into a fine young man who will be very successful in this life!! Congrats Casey & Katie!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Girls Night Out

We had our annual high school girls night out! We've decided that every year one of us will take a turn & plan an evening out! This year Shay was in charge so we met at my house and ate lunch and chit chatted, drove to St. George and chit chatted some more than got some mani pedi's, did some retail therapy, ate at pizza factory and than cruised out to Tuachan and watched Hairspray! It was such a fun night & just what a bunch of mom's needed a night away from the kids! I am a little sad that we didn't get to sit and go through our yearbooks, but not sad that we skipped hanging out at the park in 100 degree weather to look at them!! There's always next year and I'm already looking forward to our spa day Tiff!!

FYI: Dax's first tooth broke through today!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Adventure

Day #1
Day #2
We headed to Utah again with the Overson and Staton Families for one last Summer Adventure at Lagoon! We camped out at the Lagoon campgrounds and had a river that ran down back behind us so Degan, Dustin, & Dane had fun playing "in a van down by the river" (not really in a van

Change is Good

We've been thinking about short selling our house for a while now, we just haven't been brave enough to do it cause we LOVE our house and the area we're in. Darin listens to a talk radio show on his way to work every Sunday and every sunday he'd call me and try to convince me to sell and somehow we'd never do it even though it made total sence to sell. One sunday in mid July the guy said something that helped Darin make his mind up real fast and I was calling Clea that next Monday! To make a long story short Clea came over Thursday the 26th of July listed it on Saturday the 28th for $269,000.00 had just a handful of people come look at it and had two offers in by Monday the 30th! Clea & Scarlet came over Tuesday to present the offers, Scarlet's offer from Randon Adams was a cash deal for $255,000.00 & Clea's offer from Kevin & Diana Walker was for $260,000.00. I totally wanted the Walker's to have it, they loved our basketball court and I could see Kevin out there playing ball with his kids! But you just can't compete with a cash deal and Clea said to me: "Tami this is a business you have to set your personal feelings aside and do what's best for the Jones family" So we went with Randon & Audrey Adams! They have been living in the in-law headquarters at Wes & Shelly's and have been looking for quite awhile for a house within his mom's ward boundaries & close to the ranch. I've had a change of heart and am happy we chose to go with them they will be able to make this house into something amazing and I can't wait to drive by and check it out!! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Grandma Waters
Granny & Dax waking up from a much needed nap!
I've had the pleasure of Perming Grandma Waters' hair for some time now!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

What Happens at Grandma's.......

A whole lot of swimming is what happens at Grandma & Grandpa Smith's!! We headed to St. George for a few days during summer break and swam at least twice a day! Dax even got in on the action and enjoyed it so much he fell asleep in the floaty! (cute) I watched a friends baby while she went to a tuachan show and learned how thankful I am to NOT have twins!! and of course we had Josh over and than took him back to Logandale cause they didn't want the fun to stop!! We heart Summer!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Party Time

 Dane was nice and let us crash his 6th Birthday Party!! I had a dentist appointment so Darin & the Boys needed a place to hang out. Lucky for us Dane had a huge blow up slide going straight into the pool so the kids were entertained for hours, but I'm not sure who had more fun the kids or Cord?? Happy Birthday Dane you throw an awesome party!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Roly Poly

We have a lot of tile in our house so Dax doesn't spend a whole lot of time on the ground, I started to worry a little about him not rolling over or sitting so I am now making an effort to make sure he gets a little more time on the ground and it didn't take him very long to figure things out!!


SWAG is Degan's new favorite word when talking about his clothes and how he looks! Darin found a video Degan had made on his phone and this is what he had to say about "SWAG" Hey guys I'm gonna teach you how to have swag first you want some like skinny pants you can have whatever you want or something but they have to be skinny and um you want some cool shirts, and um if you don't really like you hair get an awesome hat! just put it on whatever way you want it and one thing never leave you swag at home!!