Sunday, December 5, 2010


We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving here in NM. We had it at our home and had both the Bredthauer and the Jones families over. We ate turkey with gravy, ham with Jeanine's famous ham sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, carrots, brussel sprouts, rolls with honey butter, sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, pumpkin cheesecake, peach pie, pumpkin cake and of course Martinelli's. I am getting full thinking about it! It is nice to have great friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with.

The best looking folding table ever.

The turkey's last protest.

Brooke had a cute craft where the kids stuck marshmallos in an apple to make a turkey. We watched How to Train Your Dragon and  played 31.

I always buy a bunch of Martinelli's because my cousin Erin says every years she has "Martinelli stress" because she is worried about their not being enough. I don't want my guests to ever feel that way so we get tons!

Thanksgiving nap.

This is what we are thankful for:

Family, army and toys.

Carter, Macie, parents, Oreos, and my friends,

husband,  home,  beliefs, kids, family, Ice maker and for my husbands job.

Macie-  (didn't ask but I am assuming)
Milk, and brothers.

Chris- Stephanie, Carter, Britton, and Macie. Good friends, a good job, the gospel, Christ, Christmas music, my brothers and parents, and the comforts of modern living.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dan-o 's getting married!!

We are all thrilled to have Jen join our family and it seems that the Joneses are growing by the second.  Today I received the invite and think they are possibly the cutest I have even seen. Jen's Brother did the photography and the design. We can't wait for the wedding.

Aren't they cool!

The newest addition.

Maylee Maree
Born on November 19, 2010
1:35 am
7lbs 5oz
20 inches long

Oh my goodness! I am so excited that Linzi and Jimmy just had their baby! It has been a long wait for both of them but by the looks of it it was well worth the work to get this perfect person into their family. It sounds like she had a short labor and was only in the hospital for three hours before she had her. Her water broke while she was cutting Jimmy's hair. So he is looking pretty hot and handsome with half a haircut. I am so happy for them and I can't wait to meet her! It is a good thing my car is in the shop because I would have raced down there in the middle of the night. Chris keeps on reminding me that I have responsibilities here so I
gotta wait for a few more weeks to see her. 


These are their maternity pictures. Done by Brody Dezember in SLC.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Colorado Trip.

Britton kept on taking out a paper from his bag pretending that he was looking at a map

WE just got back from a GREAT trip to cabin up near Aspen Co. The CEO of Comfort Dental New Mexico has been telling us that we could use his cabin anytime and we took him up on it. It was a beautiful and huge cabin overlooking the snow-tipped mountains of CO. This house had a great jacuzzi that the boys loved and it was heated up for us before we got there. We went on several hikes and Joe and Jessica came to join us with their kiddos.  On Friday night we went to a pizza place called The White House. It was so dang good and Chris Got in-trouble when he ate my leftovers. Don't mess with my food!  We look forward to going again for an Ehat Family reunion.

Halloween 2010.

We had a wonderful Halloween weekend. On Friday we went to a ward trunk or treat / chili cook off with the ward. The boys loved being dressed up and especially loved receiving candy. Carter was Mario, Britton was a transformer and Macie was a chicken.  A few days ago Jessica (my sister-in-law) and I went in to a Walmart that still had some of there Halloween stuff on sale and I got a Luigi costume for under $2.00 That is what Britton originally wanted to be.

Oh yeah, we don't really know what Chris is but I think his name should be Mullet man.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just a few funny things.

Macie with a candy basket on her head complements of Carter. 

Chris told Britton to drink the juice in the fridge (meaning to drink the Juice that comes in a big plastic bottle, not the individually wrapped Capri Suns because those are for school). So he got the Capri Suns out of the pantry and drank it standing in the fridge.

Carter lost another tooth. That makes nine total so far. The tooth fairy didn't come the first night he put it under his pillow (woops, we forgot) so he put it under his pillow a second night and she came and left money and a note.

This is what britton wanted to wear to bed. Don't ask me why he is wearing rubber bands around his arms.

This why Macie loves her daddy. He makes sure she is warm in her baths.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quick trip to Utah.

A few weeks ago I got back from a quick and fun trip to Utah to celebrate the new baby that will be coming into Jimmy and Linzi's home. We had a surprise shower for Linzi at her mother-in-law's home and it was great. The home was decorated so cute and everyone brought great food. Linzi ended up loving all of the gifts which was amazing since she is the take-back queen. I would say it was a big success.

Invites Chris and I made.

Linzi at 34 weeks! 
My mom and Dad put on a big Sunday BBQ party for Jeanine and Dan. Nobody does a party like a Jones. The salmon and Chicken was great and the company was just as great. I hope they both had a great day.

My brother-in-law is a sales person for medical equipment and he sells the Jazzy wheel chairs (those things are DANG fast and I crashed it into my moms volvo. Woops) Well I guess he rides it pretty often to get mail. One day he went out without the chair and his neighbor was shocked to see that he wasn't disabled. Look how skinny his legs are... I can see why the neighbor would get confused.

When I was at linzi's home I found both of us standing the same way with our right toes tucked under. Crazy.

Say no to (butt and boob) crack.

Dan and Kristen. I love to see the way the babies love him.

Macie in a Sunday dress celebrating Jeanine's and Dan's birthday.

It was such a great trip and I can't wait to see that new baby!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The things kids say.......

A week ago Carter's Sunday school teacher told me that Carter told her that Chris and I do noogies (that thing where you rub a fist against someones head) in our bed. Why does that sound dirty and where did he get that from??

Britton told Chris "Dad I had a dream about Macie last night. It was a cute nightmare."

Also, tomorrow Macie is going to get professional pictures done. We are also going to do family pictures but I am trying not to think about that considering that I am pretty darn heavy and have only lost a few lbs since going into the hospital to have her. OH WELL!! SO I made her a tutu and a flower headband. Here are some practice pictures. I think the colors are cute and will be so much better when a person who knows what they are doing does it. :)

We have been married for 8 years!! I don't know why but I am so excited to say that. We had a wonderful anniversary yesterday and all though it was filled with the everyday jobs (work, kids, house, baby, etc.) we were able to go out to dinner--a fun date with just us and Macie. To start off Chris surprised me with a "walk down memory lane scavenger hunt" with twelve cute clues that mentioned some of our best memory's and leading to a love note and flowers. Then we took a trip to Costco like the old days when we would go on dates there and eat the samples. Chris had to go to work but I surprised him after work and with a change of clothes and a gift and we went out on a date to Elephant bar. My good friend watched the boys and we brought baby Macie with us because she thinks "breast is best". It was wonderful.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dr. Seuss

We LOVE Dr. Seuss in this family and today when Carter was reading about a "Bofa" --a fictitious animal in the Dr. Seuss book Theres a Wocket in my Pocket-- Britt said "I saw a Bofa at the zoo". He said it so matter-of-factly that I almost believed him!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NM ink

My mother-in-law bought some stickers for the boys and they turned out to be tattoos. The kids loved them and so did Chris.

Britain, Britton, and Carter

And look what Chris did with my girly-girl. 

More cute photos from this morning.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two months old.

Geeze, I sure love this girl. I can't believe that time has flown by so fast. She has been the best baby ever. She sleeps between 6- 8 hours straight per night and smiles at everyone. Her favorite thing is the fan, lights, faces, her daddy, milk, sleep, her brothers and I am sure she thinks I am OK too. She makes the cutest noises ever and they are so girly. She is still spitting up like crazy but she seem to not be affected much by it.

Today we took her to her two month check up and she weighed in at 11.6 lbs and she is in the 75th percentile for both her weight and height while her head was in the 25th. Our boys were always small and short, with big heads. All in all she is happy and healthy and we feel blessed to have such a sweet girl in our home.

Here are a few photos of the last few weeks:

Chris is a sucker for Vans and  his daughter.

Asleep in the bumbo.

Like Brother, like sister.

She looks like she needs fruit on her head like the Chiquita banana lady.