Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Can Y'all Believe All This Snow?

We were actually in El Paso for the 3rd snow in four weeks. It really wasn't even that cold, so shortly after we finished playing at the park (in El Paso this means a large area of grass) the snow started to melt. I still had Jonas in about four layers of clothing and this includes his footy pajamas he was also wearing. Jason didn't have any warm clothes with him because he met us at the park on his way home from the gym, so this his why he looks so hot sporting my scarf. Maybe one day it will snow again, but we had fun watching Jonas play.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

9 More Days

I can't even believe how Christmas is almost here. We are ready to celebrate Jesus' birthday here in El Paso. I am going to attempt to make a homemade red velvet cake for Jesus' birthday cake. This a tradition we are starting this year to try to show Jonas what Christmas is truly about.

Jonas got to decorate his own tree in his own room with a few of his favorite things which were of course tractors, cars, and trains. He also enjoyed putting up the family tree.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

So Thankful

So thankful today and everyday for these two boys.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Life As The Wife Of A Missionary

The two people that read this are probably thinking you are a missionary too, Amy and I do know this. However my "role" is on my mind tonight because it is after eight and I am sitting at home alone. Well my sweet boy is up stairs sleeping, of course. No I am not having a pity party, but I do miss my honey as I always do when we are apart. He is in Mexico building a women and her two small children a home today. I know my husband has no idea just how proud I am of him. He looks forward to building in Mexico. It is a reminder of why our family does what we do and why we serve him and live in this weird city. We can't wait until our little man gets older so we can all be together giving homes to families. Since I have become a mother I have not been able to actually do the physical labor that I did pre-baby and build a family a home. Taking Jonas over to Mexico for any thing other than the dedication of the home is not so much an option at his age. I miss Mexico and serving beside Jason that is for sure, but I also love my role as a wife and now a mother and I would not change a thing. Jonas and I were able to run some errands in Juarez with Jason this morning. It was good for me to see the neighborhoods and the extreme inadequate housing that so many people live in. The reminder is what I needed. As Jonas grows up Jason and I look forward to teaching him why we live in this weird city away from our family. We look forward to teaching him to serve God with his hands. I can't wait to see my two guys working side by side. Jason and I pray for Jonas every night and every night we pray the same thing :that he will love Jesus all the days of his life, but most importantly learn to be a servant for Him all the days of his life.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lack Of Pumpkins & A Christmas Gift Already

My parents visited us recently and bought Jonas his Christmas gift. The battery operated 4 wheeler doesn't go very fast, so it doesn't freak me out to much, but I still think we should purchase a helmet. Jonas has had a really good time riding the 4 wheeler. It was so funny at first because he was not so confident with his riding abilities, but Jonas enjoyed all the attention from my parents.

Yesterday I took Jonas to a pumpkin patch. However, there was a small problem because there was a lack of pumpkins. I guess I should have taken him before the last Thursday before Halloween. Really I just wanted to get some pictures of my little man. It was so cold and so windy , but Jonas loved playing with the pumpkins and did not want to go home unlike his mother.

Friday, October 23, 2009

My Bread

I bought a bread maker a while back and I must say I have been enjoying making bread. The machine even has a delay timer on it, so when you get up in the morning you can have delicious homemade bread for breakfast. I know you all are thinking how domestic I am, but really you just dump the ingredients in and push start. It is so easy! If any El P friends want bread any time let me know. Really! This loaf was made for dinner with some friends the other night and it was so yummy. Of course I made honey butter to go on the already sweet honey oat wheat bread.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Few Of My Favorites

I just downloaded some pictures. Okay I am guilty of not downloading any pictures of my family in a very long time, but I do blame this on Jason because I had no idea where the cord was.

Any way my parents are in town for a few days. Jonas is so excited to get all of this attention. I just wanted to share these pictures of the cutest little boy ever!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oh How I Do Love The Chickfila


Really those of you that have a appreciation for Chickfila will laugh out loud when you watch this video. Those of you that know me know that I really could eat at Chickfila seven times a day. I do admit I have a problem and am somewhat addicted. Considering my son moos like a cow when we pull up to the restaurant I think we might go there a bit much.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We Are Still Alive

This picture is recent, but not the most recent because they are still in our camera. I can't find the cord to down load them. Any way I wanted to let the few people that look at our blog know we are still here and doing well. Jason is in Acuna with his home church so when he gets back I will get him to find that cord.
As for the update on our little man: he is such a talker. I don't think he ever stops except for when he his sleeping, which is still a blissful 15 hours a day. Lately he is really into tractors. There is a lot of construction going on in our neighborhood, so on every walk he yells out, "yellow" (that means tractor) and he is starting to say tractor more and more too. He really is the cutest kid ever.
Jason is so busy this month. He has three builds this month, but it's a good busy to have more homes being built. I am just enjoying my family everyday and watching Jonas become such a little boy right before my eyes.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Our Cutie

This is Jonas' new do. He looks like such a little boy with it so short, but I know it will grow back. He is relaxing in this picture after a dip with his dad in our friends pool. The problem is that Jonas thinks he is a Olympic swimmer because he tries to swim out of our arms and take off every time we swim. He gets frustrated that he is not on his own in the pool. We can't believe our little man is 17 months old. The little guy never stops all day and runs every where but we are enjoying every second with him.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

15 1/2 months

As you can see in the third picture from the top Jonas now has two and a half teeth. Jason and I took Jonas to his fifteenth month check-up last week. Jonas took a big growth spurt in height, but only gained one and half pounds. We were very surprised when Jonas was weighed because the kid is a eating machine. I mean really he will eat more than me at meal time and we don't know where he is packing it away.
Lately, Jonas loves reading books, especially with his dad. His favorite are the ones with flaps lift that he lifts up. Jason had been busy at work as always and I have been enjoying staying at home with my little man. Life is good and as always we are so blessed.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer Is Here

Jonas has enjoyed swimming with Eden his cousin/friend over the past two weeks. It is already in the high 90's in El Paso and I really want to get in that baby pool with them. Jonas is officially walking, so we have many more activities to choose from now. Jason and I are looking forward to a relaxing summer with our little man.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Our Sweet Boy

There have been so many changes with our little guy since the last post. Jonas has been walking the past two weeks. At thirteen and a half months he finally got his first tooth and he looks like such a big boy now. Bailey is still his best buddy and Jonas is always concerned about her so much so he yells her name when he can't find her. One bit of news is not pleasant because I was the lucky parent that had the privilege of experiencing Jonas' first temper tantrum. Despite the tantrum we still love him more than ever and I still love my job.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The First Hair Cut

Jonas was admiring his new hair cut. Really he just liked the mirror then we had to leave and he kind of freaked out when he could not take it home with us.This is Stephanie the hair dresser. She cut my hair too.

This picture is of his long locks before the first cut. Jonas' hair was getting a little to shaggy for our taste, so I guess it was time.