Friday, December 31, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

I love how out Christmas card turned out this year!  I had the card designed by someone on Etsy (my new favorite website to shop) and then had them printed at Costco.  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Head Elf

Connor wore his Head Elf t-shirt yesterday to school and he looked so cute!  He grabbed my camera and handed to me while saying "cheese".  Uncle Ryan was also over that evening and Connor wanted a picture with him too.  Usually Connor is really shy for about 15 minutes when anyone comes over, but he ran right up to Ryan and gave him a big huge.

Tonight Connor wanted to wear my scarf and dance around the living room while he watch The Fresh Beat Band.  It's the simple things in life that amuse him!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Checking It Off My List

This weekend didn't go exactly to plan, but that's nothing new around here.  Connor and Matt were going to go to Oklahoma, but Matt ended up getting really busy with work.  I did some Christmas shopping first thing Saturday morning and it was wonderful because I was out of the mall by 10:30!  Later that afternoon we all ran to Target, but Connor had ants in his pants so we didn't stay there for long.

Saturday night my mom and I went to a wedding and the reception was at the Peabody.  Everything from the church to the reception was absolutely gorgeous!  The ceremony didn't start until 7, which meant it was going to be a late night.  I didn't end up getting home until midnight and I was exhausted.

Sunday was spent laying around the house.  We had a fire going all day (I even kept it alive while Matt was at the farm, very proud of myself).  I finished all 75 Christmas cards, which I will happily mail tomorrow morning.  I also wrapped most of the presents and put them under the tree.  So far Connor hasn't started unwrapping them, but we still have a couple of weeks until Christmas!  All in all, it was a very productive weekend and I was able to check a bunch of things off my list!

I forgot to take a picture of Connor's 2010 ornament, this year he has a cow angel.  I picked this one because that has been one of Connor's main animal noises.  When I tell him Matt's at the farm, Connor's response is "daddy moo moos!". 

I got this idea of getting an ornament every year for Connor from Bebe (Caroline's grandmother).  One day when Connor has a tree of his own, I'll give him all of his ornaments and bam he's got about 26 ornaments that have a lot of meaning.

I hope this week goes as fast as last week did!

***I'm aware that I haven't posted any pics of Connor for quite a while, I promise I'll fix that soon***

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Decor

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Joneses (at least inside)!  As soon as we finished eating Thanksgiving dinner, my mind starting decorating the house for Christmas.  I don't go all out and decorate the entire house, I mainly stay in the living room area. 

I started dragging the decorations out of the attic late Friday afternoon.  Matt got home from work and then we headed to Chase and Cassie's for a little cookout.  Once we got home we put Connor to bed and then the madness started!

This year we are trying the tree in a new place, the entry way.  Last year I moved furniture to put tree in the corner of the living room, but I wasn't going to do all of that again.  I've made the executive decision that the tree will be here every year from here on out!

I didn't put all of the ornaments on the tree because Connor is still very "helpful" on taking them off the tree!

Love my new tree skirt and it's something fun for Connor.

Once the tree was done, I moved onto the mantle.  I found two cute trees at Hob Lob for the ends of the mantle and it tied it all in quite nicely with the garland.  To finish off the mantle, I hung the stockings!

I'm really looking forward to watching Connor's reaction this year on Christmas morning.  He's really getting into it and enjoys "helping" me! Here are a few other decorations that have been placed throughout the house.

Kitchen Table; please excuse the hot pink beach towel that covers Connor's seat

Entry Table

Connor's buddies

And look who has stopped in to watch Connor's every move and report back to Santa! I'm happy to introduce you to Buddy the Elf (original I know). 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Back in Business

Connor and Matt have been pretty sick these past couple of weeks.  Finally, everyone is back to normal!  We had a pretty low key weekend because next weekend will be go, go, go with Chase and Cassie's wedding. 

Saturday, we had one of the new furnaces installed and we got our new AT&T box.  While Matt was at home waiting for all of the repair men, Connor and I ran some errands.  We picked up Connor's elf, did some quick Christmas shopping, and then ran over to Gigi's and Big Daddy's. 

He filled up on two hot dogs and some laughing cow cheese at Gigi and Big Daddy's, he was asleep before we even got out of Germantown! Unfortunately, this was his only nap for the day (25 minutes just wasn't enough).

Sunday was another day of hanging around the house because of the heating repair man.  However, Connor was so exhausted from not napping yesterday that he gave in and slept through all the loud noise in the attic.  I decided to take advantage of Matt being stuck at home with Connor, so I went to the mall.  I was in desperate need of some work pants and ended up leaving with a few other things.

Over the weekend I introduced Connor to the laptop and I think I may have created a monster.  Matt was trying to flip back and forth from the race and football games, so Connor's Nick Jr wasn't in that mix.  I decided to let Connor watch some of his shows on the computer.  He was in heaven!  (Now I just need to get him to wear some headphones and we'll be set)

He was a little upset that I was interrupting his show

This is him saying "cheese" and smiling!