Keeping Up with the Joneses

A glimpse into the busy and very blessed life of the Jones Family!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What a difference a year makes….

A year ago, we took the kids on the Disney Cruise. Here are a couple of pictures from that trip. They have all grown a lot!

2013 (2 1/2)
                                                                    4 years old
                                                                      7 years old
2012- February (emily was 1 1/2)
                                                                 Hunter was 6
                                                                    blake was 3

3 1/2

Emily is 3 1/2. So here is a look back at what that looked like for the boys too…..
Hunter at 3 1/2.

                                                                        Blake at 3 1/2
                                                                Emily at 3 1/2

Charleston, SC

Chris and I went on the 2014 Cavalier's Trip to Charleston the last weekend of February. It was so much fun and we definitely would like to go again. We had beautiful weather aside from a couple hours of rain on Friday. Other than that, we were able to walk around, be outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
We stayed at Charleston Place Hotel- it was so lovely. Here we are about to go walk around on Friday morning. It was a little icky out so we took an umbrella, our coffees and headed out.

 We made our way to the pier and sat on the swings while it rained. It was still fun to be out checking out the city.
 Here's Chris in front of the water.
 We found this pretty little water-side park and loved the slate and brick patterns. It was a peaceful little park.
 In front of the pineapple fountain. Charleston has pineapples all over as a sign of hospitality. We took home an ornament that is a pineapple to remember our (1st) trip to Charleston.
 After lunch at Magnolias (yum!!) with the Walton's and the Conger's, we went on the 2 hour walking tour. It was fascinating and so incredible to hear and see all of the history. Then, we went back to shower and dress for Chris' class dinner at Fish.
 Some of the guys (9 in his class went) in the lobby where the Cavalier's hung their own King's portrait next to some Charleston notables. Ha!!
 At the King's Suite that Friday night. Fun fun!!
 The boys were the bartenders. Kept things lively for sure!
 On of the beautiful single houses. I loved taking pictures of houses the whole weekend.
 A pretty window box. I want to do this here at home.
 The last night we went to a hole in the wall little restaurant for Italian- just the 2 of us. It was wonderful and the atmosphere was amazing!
 Selfies are tough to get right!
 Back to night 2- at Fish with my handsome hubs!


February was a busy month for us! We had fun sending Blake to school for pancakes and pajamas day. 

 Emily got to celebrate her 1/2 birthday. She thought it was a pretty special day. And, her little Valentine's dress was so cute…even though it was freezing outside!

 Her special moment in chapel with Mrs. Jane. She picked "Jesus Loves Me" for her song.

Mutton Bustin' 2014

Blake now has his very own claim to fame! He competed in Mutton Bustin' at the Rodeo this year and did awesome! He scored the 2nd place score and had so much fun.