October 28, 2014


So. I accidentally took a year off of blogging. Oops! I really have no good excuse. Life just got in the way, pictures piled up, and before I knew it, I had about 3,700 blog posts to catch up on. We've had an amazing year so far, so I'll try my best to go back and catch up on all the highlights. For now, here's a quick update on everyone!

Chad: This guy had a birthday this month! He turned 29 on the 16th.  He's working hard as always. Still doing crossfit at least twice a week, and started meeting up with a friend one morning a week for bible study. He's also coaching Graham's Tball team (which is the cutest thing ever.)

Bren: I've been busy taking care of our little crew! Shuttling the kids to the park, children's museum, playdates with friends and preschool. Trying my best to cook most nights, and having fun finding new and tasty recipes. Working on getting our house put together. I started working out regularly and last fall I finally got my booty in gear and got down to my goal weight.

Graham: Our little guy turned 4 in June. He's loving his preschool class, learning how to write and getting ready for Kindergarten! He had his first Tball game this weekend, and is so excited about his first season. I'm happy to report that he has really matured over the last couple of months and has become a much easier kid. Three was pretty brutal, but 4 is proving to be much better. He's pretty much officially done with naps, loves the color green and recently decided that he does not like cheese. Ha!  

Claire: Little Miss is 2 and a half. She's definitely got some attitude, but mostly still her happy, sweet self. She's in preschool two days a week, and takes baby ballet one day a week. She loves it! She knows her colors, can count to twenty, sings dozens of songs and calls ALL bugs "itsy bitsy spiders." :) She loves anything princess, mermaid and pink. Her favorite movie is Barbie Rapunzel. Still a mama's girl. I'm totally ok with that.

So that's what's new with us and our  SWEET LITTLE LIFE

January 6, 2014

December 27, 2013

November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We did something different this year for Thanksgiving! Instead of traveling to Tyler for the annual Jones Family Reunion, we hosted Thanksgiving for Chad's side of the family at our house! It was so fun to get to host my first Thanksgiving in our new home. I had so much fun picking out decorations, and planning the meal. Everyone brought a dish, so it was really easy and fun!

The kids table
(Me, Chad and the kids sat in here)

Had to document the spotless living room, it doesn't look
like that very often around here!

My mom let me borrow her silver, so that was really special!
She inherited it from my great-grandmother. It's so gorgeous!
Me and Claire with Chad's mom and our sister-in-law, Kara

Claire loves her some Aunt Kara!
The delicious food!

Dessert Table

I made squash casserole, green bean casserole, rolls, pumpkin crunch cake,
and picked up some turkey sugar cookies from Rao's Bakery




 I'm so thankful for our wonderful family, and days like this,
 where we just get to eat good food, laugh, and enjoy each other's company!