Saturday, December 5, 2009


Owen is playing Flag Football with a bunch of kids from the neighborhood and totally enjoying it. This is the first sport that he has really enjoyed doing. In fact he sleeps, eats, and goes to school with his Football he would take it to church but we make him leave it in the car for the 3 hour block. I know such mean parents. Today Owen made his first touch down he has been talking about how bad he wanted to make one all season. I think I have turned into that crazy mom that jumps up and down yelling and cheering when there child has the ball cuz to be honest I am not sure who was more happy he made the touch down Owen or his Mom :) None the less I am so proud of him!!
This is what happens when you get ten 5-6 years old together and try to take a picture

Coaches: Brett, Ryan and Adam
Preston, Ryan, Rhett, Easton, Chancin, Ethan, Braden, Collin, Owen, Davis

Great Coaches, Great Players, Great Team
Go Knights!!
(For the record we are undefeated, even though they don't take score, Adam does :)

Let it Snow

We went to Tempe Market Place last night with Stewart's brother and his family so the kids could play in the "Snow". They had alot of fun and I don't think they realized it was really soap bubbles falling from the sky and if they did they didn't care, they ran around and acted crazy in the true "Jones" fashion. Oh to be a kid again!!
Owen, Brian, Katie, Susan and Ethan
We had a great time with them and are glad they moved back to AZ

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I am Back!!!

It has been a very long time since I have updated my blog, but this is something I know that I need and want to remember. Bare with me it could be long.
As many people know Stewart's dad was diagnosed with leukemia a little over a year ago. It was an up and down battle. Everyone was very hopeful and he was determined to beat it. Unfortunately there was another plan for him. Kent passed away on the morning of November 7, 2009 in his home with his wonderful wife and family. Kent returned home and was welcomed by his son Ralph who passed away 16 yrs. ago, I can only imagine that reunion. Kent was a great man, I have always loved Kent and his example to me. More importantly I am grateful to him for raising such a wonderful son I am blessed to call my husband. While we all knew he was sick his death came upon us quickly. It was only 2 weeks ago that he sat and played with my boys, laughed and teased his kids and sat and talked with us. When he was under Hospice care we knew the end was near. We spent many days down at his home, allowing our children to be around their grandpa. My boys love their Grandpa Jones. It was a very bitter sweet time for me and my family. I hated to see him suffering and not communicating with us but I didn't want to lose him. I loved the mood that was in his home. Everyone came together and cared for this dear man and his wife. I went on Thurs with the family to dress their father and I was amazed by the love his boys have for him. The way they carefully dressed him and spent there last moments with him will be unforgettable. There was many family members who traveled far distances to come and spend his last days with him. I have truly grown to love Kent and Jayne more in one week then I have over the past 7 years, not that I didn't love them before but it is a new love. I saw the love that Jayne and Kent have for each other and their family. It really allowed me to open my eyes and find the true meaning of life. Although our lives have been tough the last year I feel very blessed to have a wonderful husband, 2 darling boys, and our health. I feel blessed to have been apart of Kent's life and a part of his funeral arrangements. Stewart, his uncle Lowell and some some help from his other brothers made Kent's casket and the interior was done by his wife and daughter with some help from me and Chantal. What an experience that was for us, long late nights but well worth it. Kent loved construction he loved building things ,what an honor it is that he was laid to rest in a casket made by his children and wife. I am walking away from this experience a better person. I cant wait for the day I can see Kent again throw my arms around his neck and thank him for loving me and my family in spite of our differences and imperfections. I want to tell him what a great father and grandfather he was to Stewart and my boys. He is missed and will be missed everyday until we see him again.
Here are some pictures of his funeral:

Kent I love you and I feel honored to be apart of your family.
I promise to take care of the Love of your Life Jayne.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Park Night

We found a really great park that we went to last night. The kids had a blast, but by the looks of the pictures I am not sure you had more fun them or Tina? You be the judge!
Ethan, Jared, Owen, Kian, Ezra, Tyler

Tina Climbed the "Biggest" wall there :) and made it look so effortless



Kid at heart


Tina, Brig & cutie pie Eden

Ezra and Owen

Who ever said you were too big to swing?
Dean, Stewart, Tina and Brig

Ethan & Ashton

We had a great time the weather was perfect and the kids had fun.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

End of the School Year

Today was such a fun day. It was Owen's last day of kindergarten. I cant believe my baby is going to be in 1st grade. We are so proud of Owen and what he has accomplished this year. I was a little worried sending Owen to kindergarten this year being that he was 4 when he started school. I tested him in and we took the leap of faith that it would work out and I cant tell you how happy I am that we did. Owen was lucky to have not just one great teacher but two. He started his year out with Mrs. Soosai who we both loved. She took him in a loved him and it was exactly what he needed starting out so young. Half way through the year she had to move out of town for medical/personal reasons which brought us to get Mrs. Sharr. She is wonderful. She saw more potential in him then what he was giving and she encouraged him and pushed in to do more. I am amazed at how far he came in such a short time span. He finished school in the top reading an dwriting groups. He had two very special teachers this year and I am thankful for both of them. Owen has pushed him self academically more then I could have asked for. He has came out of his shell socially and has really enjoyed going to school. They had a end of the year party today and presented them their certificate for graduating from Kindergarten. We had lots of fun. Owen has made some really good friends this year, I hope we can keep in touch over the summer.
Owen with Mrs. Sharr

Owen and Kaden (the one he named his fish after :))

Owen and Christian

He really was Happy he just Hates getting his picture taken

He received the award for "The Sweetest Voice" what a good kid :)

Owen we are very proud of you and what you have become. Keep going in this direction and your future is bright. We love you tons!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Our newiest addition

Owen has been working towards being able to get a fish. Tonight for Family night we headed down to Walmart to get his new friend. The boys were so excited you would have thought they were getting a dog, I take that back if they were getting a dog they would have been running for the door crying because they are scared to death of dogs. Anyways they each picked out the best goldfish they could find. We got a little fish bowl and some decorations and headed home. I asked Owen what we were going to name the fish he said "The nemo looking one will be Daniel Cameron" random I know so I asked why and he said he was naming if after his friend Daniel at school and his other friend Caden Cameron's last name, which I thought was pretty funny, then he said that he was going to name the 2nd one "Kayden Cameron", Kayden after his cousin and Cameron because "the 2 fish are now a family and live in the same house so they have to have the same last name". Welcome to the family Daniel and Kayden Cameron hopefully you last longer then the other animals we have had but don't hold your breath on it. Thankfully they are cheap little goldfish.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Warning so GROSS!!!

As some of you know Stewart works for an attorney that tests the tread on tires to see if they malfunction. Stewart has to cut the tire in a certain way and then they put the tire back on the cars and race them around the track to see if the tire malfunctions. Anyways he was out in the garage working today and came inside and said he had cut his arm. When I got to the kitchen he had blood running down his arm so I couldn't see the cut but when he took the rag off I about BARFED How gross is that his fatty tissues were hanging out

Thanks to Will he tucked all the unwanted Fat back in a stitched him up.
Now if that is not the grossed thing ever. I swear never a dull moment around the Jones Home
Thanks Kim for you help :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Family Home Evening

Last Monday night we took the kids to the Temple for Family night. The weather was perfect and the kids had such a great time.

Cortina Carnival

We went to the school carnival last week and the kids had a blast.
Here is Ethan climbing this huge slide by himself I knew once he got up there he wouldn't come down alone and I wasn't about to go after him so.....
we sent the neighbor girls up for him and he came down with the biggest smile in his face. 4 girls and him should I be worried :)Owen on his bellyOwen and Ethan before the ride and there faces are their personalities to a "T" Owen looks terrified and Ethan is laughing
Yes that is Ethan trying to stand up while the ride is going I am telling you he is CRAZY He stood the whole ride
Owen climbed walls

He rode a Bull
We ate snow cones and kettle corn, soda and hamburgers. We did everything you would normally do at a carnival we even lost our child. Which one? Do you even have to ask. My free spirit wondered off and we couldn't find him for about 15 minutes I was so freaked out and I had just told Stewart that the carnival was every kidnappers dream place. I freaked out, I prayed, I imagined my life with out him, I know that sounds stupid but seriously that is all that kept going through my head and then we found him in the arms of a POLICE OFFICER. I felt like the worst mom on the planet and how embarrassing to tell the officer Yes I am the irresponsible mother. She said that she asked him his name and that she was just about to announce over the speaker that she had a missing child named OWEN. What the heck looks like we need to teach Ethan his name :) I am so glad she is who he chose to go to not some perverted kidnapper. Stewart didn't put him down the rest of the night. We did have a great time and we were glad we went but ever happier we all came home that night.