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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!

Monday, December 14, 2015

It's the MOST Wonderful time of the Year

Christmas fun is in full swing around here! We are having a blast celebrating with all of our friends and looking forward to family celebrations as well. We are taking time to remember what this season is really about, the advent study I am doing has been such a sweet reminder of Jesus's birth, but also a reminder that he is coming back again. He is the only one who can truly provide us with hope and peace. I pray that this season I grow closer to him and that all that I do reflects my relationship with him. I pray that this Christmas season we find true Joy in Jesus & him alone! 

I mean I couldn't not share :) 



This is not really Christmas related, but I had to document our first trip to Magnolia and our last home game this season! SIC EM BEARS! 



We celebrated with our community group with tacky sweaters and white elephant! 


Our town is known as the Christmas Capitol of Texas & we kicked off the season with a Parade of Lights (or people) down main street 


We had our 2nd annual GCYL Mr. Christmas Tree 




We celebrated with our favorite Juniors with hot chocolate and smores 




My sweet friend Bethany hosted our first annual ornament exchange for some of my favorite girls! Seriously thankful for each and everyone of these girls and their friendship

We went on our 5th annual best friend Christmas date with the Jeffrey's.. when we got married we decided it would be more fun to go do something instead of get gifts and it has stuck and it is one of my favorite traditions


Then we got to celebrate with our GCYL family! This Christmas party is always such a sweet time.  I look forward to it every year! 








Wow! What an incredible first half of DECEMBER! It sounds a bit exhausting, but I honestly wouldn't trade a moment we've gotten to have this month. I am super thankful for this life God has given us! Looking forward to a more low key week before we head off to Winter Park for GCYL ski trip and then back home to celebrate Christmas with our families! 

Thankful for Christmas fun, 

MJ 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy December!!!

December is in full swing around our house and we couldn't be more excited! 



Thankful for DECEMBER, 

MJ 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thanksgiving Break 2015


This Thanksgiving break we were home the whole time which was such a nice treat and we got to spend some great time with family, friends and each other.  I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

We started the week off with the Main St. Grapevine Tree Lighting 




Annie and Ruthie came in town early and we shopped, saw Santa, did crafts and got lots of quality time together! 





We spent the actual day at my Moms and Jeffrey's fried turkey was a hit! 






We unexpectedly got to surprise the Joneses at Love field during their layover 


We took a trip to the Gaylord with our besties to watch the BU/TCU game..it did not end quite how we wanted, but we always love our BEARS and had a great time! 



We ended the weekend with a trip to Sundance square with our friends/neighbors to eat Mexican food and look at their gorgeous tree! 




Thankful for THANKSGIVING break, 

MJ 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Cheers to 4 Years

November 19 we celebrated 4 years of being married. I still cannot believe it has been 4 years already. I am so thankful to Jesus for the gift of marriage and for the life Jeffrey and I have together. Jeffrey and I love to celebrate all things and our anniversary was no exception. We decided to do what we love best and take a trip. We did a little weekend road trip to Waco and then to Fredricksburg. Friday we spent it in Waco and ate at the first place we had a date then called it an early night because we were leaving bright and early Saturday. We got to Enchanted Rock right when it opened and spent the morning hiking and hanging out. We then headed to Fredricksburg to the Herb Farm to check in for the remainder of the weekend. We laughed, ate, relaxed, talked about the last year and set goals for the year to come. We had the best time away and it was a great way to celebrate 4 years together! Cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for year 5!














"When I look in his eyes, I don't see perfection. I don't see a love story that would necessarily be something people would watch on a big screen and dream about. I see someone who will fight for me and protect me and love me in spite of all the ways I am still a wreck. I see home. Wherever he is. That's my home." --Melanie Shankle (The Antelope in the Living Room)

Thankful for 4 years,

MJ