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I created this blog as a way to "Keep up with the Joneses"! We feel so blessed to get to spend everyday together and my hope is that this blog is a way for us to look back and remember our journey together! I know this will evolve and I cannot wait to see what it turns in to. I have recently added my side business on to the blog. I taking a leap of faith with my photography and cannot wait to see what happens. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2017

I never want to forget

These girls.. in our home.. loving my girl! This picture means so much to me for so many reasons. Thank you Jesus for calling me to Grapevine Colleyville Younglife and for the sweetest friendships and memories we have made with the class of 2017. I pray we continue to fall more in love with you because life with you is beautiful even in the mess. 



Thankful for GCYL 17, 

MJ 

Bundled Baby

I mean. I just had to share! 

Thankful for cold weather, 

MJ 

NYE 2016

Well to end 2016 I partnered with my sweet friends Jess & Natalie to plan a progressive dinner. (I can literally take zero credit for this amazing idea.. it was all Jess.. she is awesome!) Anyways Natalie hosted appetizers and had the best photo booth. Such a fun way to start the night. Jess had the main course and omg her house looked like it was out of a movie. The food was delicious and it was such a fun dinner! Dessert was at our house and it turned into a dance party/hang by the fire pit (if you were a boy). It was such a fun night in our neighborhood and we are hoping this becomes a new tradition.








Thankful for our community,

MJ

The Joneses 2016

What an incredible year! The year I became a mom. It has truly brought me more joy than I have ever known and a love I cannot describe. To think that Jesus loves us even more than we love our babies is just mind blowing. So thankful for all 2016 brought to our family. There were lots of ups, downs, and in between. The Lord was with us through it all and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for 2017!






So normally I do a picture recap, but I am wiped out trying to catch up this blog. Here's a few hight lights from our year! It was the best! 

Jan: We announced we were pregnant & took a fun trip to Chicago! 

Feb: We found out we were having a GIRL! 

March: We went to the Grand Canyon and Phoenix for Jeffrey's work trip. We also took our first ever Jones girls trip. 

April: We planed for Mary-Cameron! Jeffrey went on a fun guys trip to Virginia Beach. 

May: Jeffrey turned 30 and we celebrated ALOT. We went to Lake Tahoe and Vermejo! I also had two sweet baby showers and went to my first Byron Nelson!

June: We found out I had placenta previa and that changed some plans, but Mary-Cameron continued to grow! (Praise God) We had lots of sweet baby showers to celebrate our girl! 

July: We went on a staycation and prepared for Mary-Cameron! My GCYL girls surprised me with the sweet baby shower, like seriously blew me away!Wait what am I saying.. surprise! Mary-Cameron joined us 5 weeks early on July 29, 2016. It was the BEST day! She scared us quite a bit, but she was a fighter and after a 10 day stay in the NICU we got to bring our girl home! 

August: I honestly do not remember.. just kidding.. kind of.. We brought home our girl! We adjusted to life with sweet MC! 

September: YL started back up and we started to find a new normal. Ruthie turned 1! I started Bible Study Fellowship, a moms group and Mary-Cameron and I started Music Class. We also cheered on our Bears! 

October: Lots of fall fun, cheered for the Baylor Bears, Mary-Cameron started sleeping through the night and whew was that a game changer! I also decided to resign from my counseling job at CTMS to stay home with MC full time. It was a very bittersweet decision, but I am loving being able to be with my girl full time right now!

November: Jeffrey & I celebrated 5 years of marriage. We went on a weekend getaway to the hill country and it was such a sweet time reflecting on our marriage. We also celebrated Thanksgiving with both of our families and started to feel more in a routine. 

December: We celebrated Christmas ALOT. We went on a YL ski trip, made sweet memories with friends and family. 

Thankful for 2016,

MJ 


5 Months with Mary-Cameron

We'll Never Forget: You laughing out loud, you lifting out of the carseat towards us, (#gifted), Your first sickness, first Christmas, leaving you with your grandparents while we went with GCYL (we missed you like crazy)

You Can: Push up with your feet and balance with our help, grab things, make lots of sweet sounds, look all around 

You Love: Looking around, watching screens, fires in the fireplace, sucking your thumb, music, Santa, Christmas lights, people 

You Don't Like: Being put down, being sleep, if we stop for a break while your eating 

Thankful for MC,

MJ 

December 2016

Well hang on because this is going to be long!! Our December was so fun and having Mary-Cameron with us for everything made it extra special. Here's December via my IPHONE!

Mary-Cameron's tree was the first one up! 





We went to pick out the perfect tree! 


 We met Santa! 


We celebrated our favorite 3 year old! 













We celebrated Christmas with GCYL! 


We won Mr. Christmas Tree! 





We celebrated Christmas with our 6th annual bestie date and our 1st annual FRAMILY date! 

Celebrated with our Community Group! 















We had LOTS of fun with this girl! 


We had our 2nd annual ornament exchange! 














We went skiing with GCYl! ( I did my first blue run!!)



Mary-Cameron had lots of fun with Lulu & Papa (she even had to have her first Dr. visit for being SICK..but they loved on her so well) 

We celebrated Christmas with The Wallace's 



We met Santa again! 




















We made sweet memories!




Attended our first Christmas Eve service!



Celebrated Christmas in west Texas! 


Whew that was fun, but the best part of the month was celebrating the birth of our Savior. He came so that we might have life to the FULL! John 10:10 

Thankful for the KING of KINGS,

MJ