Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gave it a Try

Elle really wanted to give it a try and sleep in the girls room that night.

Sophie and Ceci snuggled into their beds while Grami and Baylor read them all a book.

Baylor enjoyed reading the story to them all.

Gia was snuggled into her bed

And so was Elle.  Well, until everyone really wanted to sleep then she ran around checking to see if they were all "really" sleeping or just pretending... Elle ended up back in the room with us, maybe next time!
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Monday, January 30, 2012

New Year's Eve

We headed up north to celebrate Christmas for the last time in 2011 with the rest of Kim's family.  Tracy was quick to claim Baylor time.  Sophie put on a little rock show with her new dog guitar!

The guitar even howled!  It was awesome!

Elle and Gia quickly attached to each other and Poppi!

Ceci stacked and sorted all the presents.

Eventually it resembled a fort!

Grami and Baylor cuddled!

Soon all the girls were in Ceci's present fort!


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jones Christmas

We hosted Colby's Mom's side of the family Christmas get together on New Year's Eve.  We started off the day with PRESENTS!!

Then we sat down to a lovely ham dinner.  The kids even sat at their own table.

Elle kept the conversation lively with Noah and Gavin.

We did not take any pictures of the adults have dinner but we all had a wonderful time catching up before everyone needed to get on the road 

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Night on the Needle

On New Year Eve eve.  Yes, you read that right :)  Colby and I headed into Seattle for a lovely dinner at the Space Needle.  We still had a gift certificate from Christmas last year to use.  I really wanted us to use it during Christmas time so Colby could see all of the wonderful lights around Seattle.  Colby remembered me saying this and went ahead and make reservations as a surprise.

The lights on the Seahawk Stadium were red and green.  It was so much fun to watch the ferries come and go as we dined.

We enjoyed grown-up conversation, drinks, and appetites!

Looking down on The Pacific Science Center.

Colby looked very handsome all dressed up!

Cute little note that passed us or did we pass it?  Not quite sure how who revolves.

Dinner was excellent!

Looking up at Queen Anne.

We took a walk around the upper level to walk off dinner and practice our photography skills with the new camera.

This light tree was out front of the Space Needle.

Then we headed to the Center of the Universe (AKA Ballard) to see if our favorite bakery was open and it was!! YEAH for Simply Desserts in Ballard!  We were able to get a slice of the white chocolate strawberry cake to go.

Next time I want to stop at this bar just for it's name "9 million in unmarked bills"
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bed Time in a big girl bed!

Elle is such a big girl these day!  In fact she moved into a big girl bed!

First we have to brush our teeth!

Next move all of our worldly possessions on to our bed...

Momma has to move some off to counterbalance

and we are officially ready to go to sleep!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunrise in Ellensburg

Waking up early does have some perks!

Beautiful sunrises! Darn cold but well worth it!

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas Day in Ellensburg

Auntie Tracie helped the kids craft before they headed outside for playtime.

Exploring the creek!

Looking for ice!

I cold

That can only mean one thing!! Time to warm up in the hot tub!!
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