Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's official...I'm a teacher!

Well after 4 years, I finally did it! I wore the first (of many I'm sure) tacky Christmas sweaters!! And it lights up!!! Oh yes...Lights up! My kids thought I was sooo awesome!!!! Mom and I found them last year when Colony Shop was going out of business. (I have two!!!) Here it is....

This morning Rich said, "Are you jingling?" I said, "Yep and look." I showed him the lights. He said, "Oh I'm so embarrased!!!" Come on...who doesn't love a tacky Christmas sweater??? LOL!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yummy Salad Pics

I have no idea why, but someone had the idea to include Lenna's Yummy Salad in some fun pics! So here they are... Everyone had their own thoughts on the pics!! Enjoy the crazy salad pics!!! Even Adalyn got a salad pic made!!! :)

Friends' Turkey Day

I completely missed Thanksgiving this year due to being sick! This past weekend I was excited to get together with some of our friends for another Thanksgiving. We had tons of good food and lots of fun playing rockband and card games. Thanks to Chandler, Ashley, and Adalyn for having us all over!! Here are a few pics....

Everyone had to get a pic with the Yummy Salad Lenna made. I'll try to post more of these, they are too funny!!!!

Friends Thanksgiving 2008!

Rodney and Rich taking silly pics!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm a proud aunt again!!

Reece Parker Wixson in here!!! He was born on November 12! Look how beautiful and perfect he is..... :) I was so excited to get to visit him this weekend!!!!The two cutest boys in the world!!!! Andrew making a silly face and Reece Ok, so I may be a little biased :) But I think they are pretty perfect!!!! They take after their Aunt Haley!!! haha....

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ready to bake? Here's a recipe!

Before the holiday crazy sets in, I found this old favorite recipe!! Enjoy!!!!

Holiday Cookies

Tequila christmas cookies
1cup of water
1tsp baking soda
1cup of sugar
1tsp salt
1cup of brown sugar
1tbs lemon juice
4 large eggs
1cup of nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle of tequila

Sample the tequila in a large glass to check quality. Take a large bowl, and check the tequila again, to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar, beat again.

At this point ,it's best to make sure the tequila is still ok., so try another cup. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and chuck in the cup of dried fruit . Pick the frigging fruit and damn cup off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Next sift two cups of salt,or something . Check the Tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add one spoon of sugar, or somefink or whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Put the bowl through the window , finish off the booze and make sure to put the dirty stove in the dish washer.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Party at Lenna's

Group Halloween Pic: Clint, Rodney, Scott, Rob, Steven, Me, Rich, Laura, Josh, Lenna, Melissa, and Chris
Me as Rich
Rich and I dressed up as each other! Isn't he too cute with his teacher bag?? :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Back Yard Burger Yuck!!!!!

Check out Rich's burger tonight from Back Yard Burger on SW Drive!!!! DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!!!!! YUCK!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Home at last....

I got home yesterday around lunch time from our unexpected hospital stay. Thank you so much for the many thoughts and prayers! We know God has a great plan for us. Even though I haven't personally talked to everyone, Rich is updating me on the many phone calls and cards. We are truly blessed to have such great friends and families! I will be off work for about 3 weeks. I am still really sore but getting around much better today. Thanks again for everything!! We love you all!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wind Damage!

The wind blew two of our beautiful bradford pear trees down last night! We'll have some clean-up to do this week!!

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Friday was my 27th birthday!!! I wasn't really looking forward to turning 27 but so far so its ok! I got the most beautiful flower arrangement from my mom & dad Friday at school. I just had to take a picture!!! Plus I got lots of great presents from my family and my sweet husband!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Clipboard Blog

well i decided to finally start a new blog for the clipboards!

really original title i know! :) so send everyone you know to order a clipboard!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another school clipboard...

Another school clipboard.... This one is less "frilly"!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

San Antonio Trip

We had a really great trip to San Antonio! We visited the Riverwalk, the Alamo, Tower of the Americas, and Sea World. It was soooo hot, but we had fun!! On our way home, we stopped by Shiner, TX to visit the K. Spoetzel Brewery (a.k.a. Shiner Bock Brewery).

School Clipboards

Here is the newest design......
Erica and fellow teacher will be the coolest at Inservice!!! :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

new clipboards...

Well the first clipboard is gone so I decided to make some more....

Clipboards are $13 each! I can do any colors or designs! Working on some with local school colors now.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I can be crafty too... :)

Well, so many of my friends are making stuff now I decided I should try it too. But I didn't really know what to do... Shaila and I looked last night for an idea and I think we found one I can do! This is my first attempt!! I hope to be able to sell some soon and have some ready for the craft thing in October. Here they are.... Let me know what you think!


Ribbon Bookmark

Binder Clips

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rock Band BBQ

A while back we had some friends over for a BBQ and decided to tackle the never ending song list on Rockband. We had to play 58 songs in a row..... It was a LONG night, but lots of fun! We began a little before 9 p.m. and finished at almost 3 a.m. Here are some highlights from our night! Enjoy the slideshow....

Slideshow is messing up...Will repost soon!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tank Tops and Flip Flops Bunko!

Our monthly girls night out!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thirteen Thursday

13 of my favorite things:

1. My husband of course - his patience, laughter, and loving personality!
2. Pedicures
3. My cell phone- my life line!!
4. DVR- you never have to miss a show again! Plus I've always got something to watch
5. Candles burning and wall flowers- i love good smelling houses!
6. Traveling - refer to vacation blog!
7. The color brown
8. Cooking as long as someone else is cleaning!
9. BUNKO and girls night out!
10. The sunroof in my car! I've always wanted a car with a sunroof!
11. shopping- it's my me time
12. Mexican Food!!
13. Flower of the Month club! I love fresh flowers!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ten Things Wednesday?

So...i'm a day late on my list! I'll catch up next week!
I'm thankful for....
1. Richard- I couldn't ask for a better husband!
2. My new cell phone - my other phone was on its last leg!
3. Bunko is here Friday night. I love to have all the girls over at the house!
4. My philosophy class is almost over! Next Friday 26th, I'm done for the summer!! And only 1 class this fall and I think I'm getting a scholorship!!!! Yea!!!
5. Tuesdays with my mom! That's our mother-daughter time!
6. Getting to go on vacation to San Antonio soon!! I love vacation time!!!!!!
7. Friends, 'cause sometimes you just want to talk!!
8. How much work I've gotten done this week! And my school stuff is turning out too cute!!
9. My job at Westside- with gas prices so high, I don't know what I would do if I were still driving so far to teach! I'm pretty excited about this year!
10. my life....... Sometimes I forget to just be thankful for what we have!

Vacation planning Time!!!!!

We love to travel, but more than that I love to plan our trips!!!! I think I should have been a travel agent! Well I am currently planning our Summer Vacation to San Antonio. We are very excited to get away for awhile! I booked our hotel yesterday through priceline.... I got a $179 room for only $70!!! Priceline is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (shameless advertising....) If anyone knows anywhere in San Antonio that can't be missed, please let us know!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Here It is: The Jones Family Blog

I should be working on homework, but after sooo much pressure this morning at church (Amy B and Amy R), here I am putting together a blog for us!

Drumroll please....................................................................................

Announcing Keeping Up With The Jones'!

Enjoy our blog! More to come!!!