Me, Olivia, my mom, my sister, and cousins Rylan and Charlie went to see this movie one night last week and it was so stinkin cute!! Olivia loved it and laughed throughout the whole movie (And to tell the truth, I think I liked it as much or more than she did!) Too cute. A must see for the little ones! :-)
If I had to pick just 3 of Olivia's favorite presents this year, it would be her four wheeler from Santa, her guitar from Nana and Pa, and her ballerina outfit from Aunt Cindy and Uncle Rick. She had one wonderful Christmas this year and we still have one more tomorrow. Santa also bought her a stand-up microphone that has the disco lights on it and she dresses up in her ballerina outfit and gets her guitar and just jams out!! It is sooo funny!! I am very thankful this year for our blessings, but this Christmas has not come without its trials and tribulations. Not anything I am ready to talk about now, but trying to stay strong in my faith to stay strong for my family. I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday. I will try for a "REAL" update soon.
Olivia and her Nana
Uncle Rick & Aunt Cindy
Here she is getting down.. This is hands down her favorite I think.
Just a sweet picture of Olivia & her cousin Hayden Christmas morning.
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! Merry Christmas blog friends!
Here are some pictures from Olivia's Christmas party at school on Thursday. I can't even begin to express how thankful I am to God for this little miracle in our life. She and her daddy are the light of my life. I am so looking forward to Christmas this year as I have SO much to be thankful for. Wonderful days, wonderful days....... By the way,,, GO TITANS!!!!!!
They made Christmas ornaments at the party.
Making a candy cane Christmas ornament
Painting her heart Christmas ornament (her favorite)
This little reindeer just showed up in all the kids cubbies at school Thursday morning. We think Santa left it for them.
Well, I decided I would do a quick post today since I have been neglecting my blog here lately. Things have been VERY busy around the Jones household these days (as I am sure is the same for everyone). Last week Olivia and I went with my sister Erica, and her cousins Rylan and Charlie to the Opry Mills Aquarium restaurant to see Santa swimming with the sharks and fish. It was fun. Olivia had a lot of questions for me though. She said "Mom, how does he get in there?" and "Well, mom, how did he get here?" and wondering where his reindeer were, etc.... Sooo sweet.. After we watched Santa swim with the sharks and ate our lunch, we went to pet the stingrays. Olivia would have nothing to do with those things. She liked looking, but she wasn't about to touch them. After petting the stingrays, we did some Christmas shopping. A fun-filled day I would say...
This one particular stingray kept coming over to us and almost jumping the side to get some loving from Rylan and Charlie. It was too funny.
Here is a sneak peek of a couple of pictures that Chandi from Chanikki Imagery took of Olivia and her cousins on Sunday afternoon. I am so excited. I am loving them already. I can't wait to see all of them. She said they should be done today.. Wooo Hooo! Go check out her blog. She does a fabulous job! Thank you Chandi!
ChaNikki Imagery at http://chanikkiimagery.blogspot.com is having a photo contest. You pick your favorite Christmas photo, send it to email@example.com and tell them why it is your favorite photograph or why the photograph is so important to you. That's it! 1st place winner gets a $20.00 gift certificate... Yay!!! Go on over and check it out! They make some fabulous pictures!
Olivia and her friend Jera playing wand war I believe :-)
And I just couldn't resist putting this picture on here. I may get in trouble, but Jason's dad surprised everyone when he came out dressed as a woman... Too funny. Olivia wasn't so sure about him. I thought he was cute! :-)
Today was fire truck day at school and Olivia is fascinated with fire trucks for some reason. I was wondering if she would be nervous or intimidated when she actually got up close to the truck, but one of her teachers told me she went right up in the truck. I wish her dad & I had been there. :-( She has also been singing "Stop, drop and roll, if fire's on your clothes, stop, drop and roll."Too cute... I love it. Again, I love her school.
On another note, we have been getting all these magazines and ads in the mail with stores advertising their toys and sales and Olivia has been looking at them for days making sure to let us know everything she wants. She is so excited about Christmas this year. Last year she was really scared of Santa Clause so I asked her if she was going to tell Santa this year what she wanted. She stated ,"No, I am just going to write him a check." (She means letter, ( I think :-) I am not sure why she keeps saying check) Too funny!! So, needless to say, she is still scared of Santa...
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
---1 Samuel 1:27
Livie and Mom
July 11th, 2009
Livie and Daddy
The Gift of Life
I didn't give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.
For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn't give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us
by God's very own hands.
--- Kristi Larson