Guest Post - J

End of the Season

Sadly, it is the end of yet another football season. When the clock strikes 0:00 tonight, no more football - that is until Spring Training, then the draft, then summer workouts, then fall practice starts and then another football season. Though tonight might seem like the end, it is actually just another step in the football life cycle.

Just like football, we've hit another stage in our life with the birth of Mary Grace 3 months ago. I know that this is just one more great step in the many steps of our life, and a good step (at least most of the time!) We couldn't be more excited with Mary Grace - she makes us laugh, makes us smile, drives us crazy at times, but always makes us glad that she is in our lives. We are anxiuosly (and nervously) awaiting her next steps in life (which at the rate she is headed may be steps, or a tooth, or who knows.... And that is part of the fun!) The only thing that we know for sure, is that our uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep a night have hit 0:00.

- J


Photo Bomb!!!!

Alright, I promised a weekly update (to the best of my ability), so here we are again. This time, I'm giving you all what you really want. I have pics, and lots of them. I can't upload them all, cause I don't think they have enough storage space on their servers! :) So photo bombs away!

October 26, 2011 1:30pm

October 27, 2011 1:30 pm

Cutest Halloween pumpkin EVER!!!

My <3 belongs to daddy, but I steal everyone else's.

So pensive

Our little family at the Christmas tree farm.

What you say?! I am the boss!!

My first Christmas must have a tutu!

I'm sportin' the same gear my mom did when she came home from the hospital.

I really like this guy!

Santa spoiled me almost as much as my family did. :)

Guess mommy was good this year, huh? :)

It was pretty cool meeting Paw Paw for the first time.

Nana's pretty cool, too.

I'm pretty like my aunt Donna.

Don't mess with me, or Pops will getcha!!

I don't know what you said, but I'll agree with you.

I'm cute, and I know it. :D

These pearls are delicious!

I'm a very smiley baby sometimes.

Lady in red.

November 27, 2011

Practicing my Elvis lip on December 27, 2011

January 27, 2012
Next week (or later this week), we'll have a special guest blogger. Who knows what he will write about since high school signing day is rapidly approaching and Auburn is set to get some "big players." Hope you all have a great week!


New Year, New... Well, you know

Here we are in the trenches of a new year, all over again. I know that we are already two and a half weeks in, but I figured, why not go ahead and post about what's going on over in the land of the Joneses?
Josh, Mary Grace, and I had a wonderful Christmas. We were lucky enough to be able to have my parents and sister here for the actual day, which was great for everyone! A couple of days after Christmas, we embarked on a whirl wind car tour of the USA. At least, that's what it felt like! We headed out from VA to Nashville, to Little Rock, to Ozark, to Greensboro, and back to VA. At least it wasn't back to back to back to back car days. Mary Grace was an exceptional car rider, with only one minor hiccup. After she recuperated from her epic meltdown, she was her charming self all over again.
Once we got back to VA, we were lucky enough that my sister and her bf were able to come back and hang with us for a few days before they had to head back off to school. Unfortunately for them, their trip coincided with the start of our new healthy eating plan. They were forced to eat a whole lot of food that no college kid ever enjoys!
On the flip side of that coin, Josh and I have been rocking out on our new "healthy lifestyle." We found a 12-week training program for free online. We are two weeks in, and have both been sticking to it 100%. It gets a lot tougher from here, but I think it should be a lot easier for me to stick to because there is a finite end date. I know how many more days I have to work it, which gives me a tangible goal to work for. If anyone is interested in the program, check out the plan at http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-eason-livefit-trainer.html. Like I said, it's only 12 weeks, but it can really overhaul everything! If you watch the opening video, my friend Natalie is the girl shown talking about how the program worked for her. She's also the one rocking the before and after shots in the bikini!
Now for those pesky resolutions! Each year we always say, "I'm going to do 'x' for my resolution!" How well is that working out for ya? Yeah, me too... So this year, I'm changing it up. I've made myself some tangible goals for this year, and so far that's helped me actually achieve what I've set out to do. For accountability sake, here they are: I will read at least one book per month (any suggestions are great appreciated!), I will complete the LiveFit trainer to at least 95% (so far, I'm at 100%), I will update this blog at least once a month (Josh says once a week, but he's not here with an infant all day...), and I will run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in AR in under 30 minutes. Hopefully with all of these tangible goals, I'll be able to stick to things a little better. I hope I can get a little help from you guys to keep me honest about all of it!
Anyway, I've rambled way too long about a whole lot of nonsense, and there's not even one stitch of anything exciting about this ever growing little one. Oh well, I guess I will have to update again next week and give her a post all to herself! :)
Happy New Year!


Beautiful girl!

After a wonderful thanksgiving, I was reminiscing about all that for which I am thankful. I am most thankful for my wonderful family, most especially my healthy, beautiful daughter. I am also so thankful for my wonderful husband, who decided that we needed to spend the dough to get professional shots of our pretty girl. I couldn't decide which ones to order, so he graciously let me purchase all of them. I've included some of my most favorite shots for you to enjoy. Happy Holidays!