Friday, July 31, 2009

The Latest

So we have made the big move from Gilbert to Peoria. Well, technically Glendale. We moved last month into an apartment. We are really enjoying it! It's strange to be away from where I
grew up and to learn my way around a new city, but we're adjusting pretty well. It's great to be up here with our 'fellow church planters'. We miss friends and family back home (shout out to Drewby & Bella!!) but we've had some chances to commute back and forth, and since it's only a 45 minute drive back home, in some ways I feel like I have the best of both worlds :) Anyways, we are blessed to be a part of God's calling for Grace Church and are eager to get started in our new building at the end of August.

I'll leave you with some pictures of Owen enjoying the view in our new home.... our windows overlook a pond (with ducks and fish!), and also the street; Owen likes to watch the cars go by!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Father's Day

Ry celebrated his first Father's Day this year :) We ate at T. C. Eggington's with his parents on Sunday morning.

Three generations of Jones: Doug, Ryan and Owen

Owen did great during breakfast, especially considering that it coincided with his normal nap time.
He colored....

And studied his belly

I have to take this opportunity to publically declare what a great dad Ryan is. He is very hands on, changing diapers, feeding, and babysitting so I can go out. He often gets on the floor and plays with Owen, and he can make Owen laugh like no one else. On the days that Ryan is home he takes care of Owen in the morning so I can sleep in. I also appreciate how Ryan takes over the manual labor when he is home, like putting Owen in his carseat and carrying him, getting him in and out of the car, and lugging around all of O's pack n play. Not a day goes by that I don't hear from Ry how much he loves and adores Owen.

You're a great dad, Babe. Thanks for selflessly serving and caring for Owen and me. So glad I get to parent Owen alongside you! Oh, and thanks for giving me a really really cute son :)

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday was last month, and we had a blast celebrating! I got to spend a giftcard to Charlotte Russe (my fave store), go out for coffee, and spend some time celebrating with my family and friends that evening. For my birthday dinner I requested frozen lasagna, yum! Ry's parents, Matt & Becky and their kiddos, my Dad and Jeff & Ruth (and a cameo appearance from my BFF Courtney and her hubby Josh!!) made my day so special. Thanks guys for celebrating with me!

My mother-in-law, JoAnn, and me

BFF Ruth and me

Daddy :)

Jeff & Ruth, Ryan & I

Bella :)

Awhile back I took Bella out for her birthday. We went to Target where she got to pick out a toy... and try on some "pitty" shoes!

She picked this baby doll for her gift (I also got her a cute pink dress and some pink flip flops)

Then we went to Starbucks where I got her doll out of the package so she could play with it... and feed it her apple juice. This kid cracks me up!

I love you, Belly girl!!! Happy birthday!