Friday, October 26, 2007



Brody Mason Jones


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

the past week

Well, not a lot has been going on. Brad is getting ready for his big transfer. I've been steadily trying to keep the house clean in case people call to come see it. It's quite exhausting...

I'm loving the cool weather. I even made hot chocolate this morning and pretended it was more like December already. Speaking of that, I'm SO READY FOR CHRISTMAS! I don't know what's gotten into me this year, but I have already broken out Christmas music and am listening to it in my car! How can you not be happy when you listen to Celine belt out "Oh Holy Night". It's so great...I'm ready to see Christmas stuff everywhere instead of all these yards I've seen with CRAZY Halloween decor. Some people get a little too into the cobwebs and such. I mean- I like pumpkins and cute stuff, but all this dark gothic stuff freaks me out...

On an exciting note, we will be going to the doctor this Friday for our big boy/girl visit!!! Brad ended up having a meeting next Tuesday in Nashville, so we had to reschedule. I don't think I'm going to be able to sleep Thursday night I'll be so anxious. Everyone asks me if I have any feelings of what it will be, and I absolutely do not have a clue. If old wives tales are any indication, I read a HILARIOUS ONE in a book and made Brad do it the other night. He had to take 2 pillows and set them on the floor. He put a spoon under one and a fork under the other. Then I had to pick a pillow, and go sit on it. Spoon=boy Fork=girl . Well...I sat on the spoon. BOY??? We'll see Friday...

Monday, October 15, 2007


Several people have asked about my "baby bump" and also when we'll be finding out what we're having. YES, I am getting a belly by the day. My jeans were the first thing to sad. I am looking more frumpy than pregnant, but I think it's all about to start looking more on the pregnant side over the next month or so.

And about our visit for the big sonogram, it's 2 weeks from tomorrow! I'll be 20 weeks, so "it"/lack of "it" should be definitely easy to see. :) Now days, people have the gender determined as early as 16 weeks, but the way my appointments fell, I've got to wait all the way to 20! After that visit, I MIGHT post a picture of "The Bump". Brad thinks it's hilarious. I, on the otherhand, do not. This is quite an extreme for me- going from fitting in a itty bitty wedding dress- to elastic jeans all in 6 months time. Crazy...I cannot complain though. I LOVE this little baby already. He/she has rearranged my insides to make its place, but all this pain and nausea and yuckiness will be well worth it come March. I'm still amazed by how incredible Our Creator is.

Monday, October 8, 2007

more pictures

Here are a couple of other pictures of the house in Starkville. Also, there's a new picture of Moose- he no longer fits on the couch. And the last one is of the mums I planted to help spruce our Memphis house up that's for sale!

Starkville weekend

This past weekend we went to Starkville to watch the Bulldogs play. It was a great weekend- we got to see Dani and Kevin and Layla again. We also got to visit what's going to be our new home in Starkville!

Dad bought some land on Louisville St. and he's developing a small subdivision of 12 "craftsman style" homes over the next year. Well, this neat old house came along with the land. Dad couldn't decide what to do with it, and it's just sitting there right now. Thanks to mom and dad's generosity, Brad and I will make it our home in about a month! These are kindof the "before" pictures because it's about to get painted inside and out in a couple of weeks so I'll post the after pictures later (don't worry- the terrible purple paint inside is going to be gone soon). It's really cool with hardwood floors throughout and HUGE ceilings. We love it! We can't wait to put swings out on the porch and big rocking chairs like Cracker Barrel. We think it will be the perfect place to bring home the new baby Jones in March! Here are some pictures from the weekend...