Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Mother's Day to Remember

So I have to say that this Mother's Day is one of the best that I have ever had. My family went above and beyond to show me just how special I was to them. Being a mother is the best thing that I have ever done, and I am so blessed to have the children that I do, and the husband who chose me.

Mike and the kiddos gifted me with a necklace. And not just any necklace mind you, but one that had Catelyn's and Caleb's actual fingerprints engraved on it. It is by far one of the most special gifts that I have ever received. BY FAR. I have been told that this gift had been months in the making: one that required Mike getting the kids' fingerprinted in secret and having the completed necklace shipped elsewhere so I wouldn't accidentally be the one who signed for it. I still don't know how he pulled it off without me knowing about it! He even designed the charm himself! The company didn't have a design that he liked, so he helped them design the one that he wanted. That means I even have a piece of him with me when I wear this treasure.

Now I get to wear this necklace with pride, and I'm constantly finding myself fingering the precious indentions that lay right above my heart. A constant reminder that my children are always with me.

What a wonderful family I have been blesssed with. This truly was a "Mother's Day" for me -- a day to focus on the wonderful things that have made me the mother that I am.

A "happy belated Mother's Day" goes out to all of my role models -- my mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-laws, grandmother, stepmother, friends who are mothers.... You all are wonderful women who have influenced my own mothering. Thank you, and I love you!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mr. Giggles

Daddy was trying to keep Caleb amused as we waited in line for the Disney Princesses on Ice show to begin back in February. I can't help but smile when that boy starts giggling!

A great big shout out goes to Auntijen who provided the video footage!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome to our new blog!

Thanks for "keeping up with our Joneses"! I wanted to give the blog a new look, and with that came a new name. I'll still keep the old blog running in case you want to view any of the posts from the first four years of the Jones family: In the meantime, enjoy our new blog! :)