Saturday, April 3, 2010


Ok, it's April now, 2010-no post here since December '09-probably because lots of people, like me, use a personal blog to post news. I come here frequently to visit links to other family member's blogs. I love that I can keep up with people this way. Love you all and see you sometime soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The 5 Sisters' Great Waist Meltdown?

So what happened? Was a winner announced?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just for Courtney

A couple of weeks ago Courtney told me how much she loved my blog about hearts and then she said that she felt inspired to look for Happy Faces. A few days later I saw a cute oil spot Happy Face on the street in front of my house and so I took it's picture and sent it to Toni to give to her. Last night Samuel, Grandpa and I went out to Clarissa and Logan's house for dinner and on the way home we passed by the water tower that is on the ASU East campus. It has lights on it so the airplanes can see it at night anyway I said how I wished I had my camera but that I had left my purse at home and then I said that I could take the picture with my phone, but I left it at home also. Then without a moments hesitation Grandpa whipped out his phone and handed it to me. We got this great picture but then we had to get Jenny to figure out how to get it off the phone and onto my computer. It was a three generation effort for the forth generation to enjoy. I love it! It could have only been better if the "Happy Water Tower Man" had a heart lit up also. Oh well you can't have everything. Thank you Courtney for bring a few smiles to my face. (Check out my hearts blog I think I can get him a heart)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Check it out!

I have started a new business. I have made, at the request of Aunt Peggy, stationary that goes along with my Hearts To Live By blog. I hope you will check it out and pass it on to others you think may be interested. Go Here!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Guess Who's Getting Published!!

That would be me! A local business woman here in Ames contacted me and asked if she could use 2 of my photographs (which she found on flickr) for a calendar. The profits from the sales are going to benefit downtown green projects. Anyhow, these are the photos she's using:



I'm so excited!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New baby in the Family

So most everyone has heard that we have a new baby in the family. His name is Gordon Kent Jones. He is a cute little guy at 9lbs and 12 ozs. He has had a bit of trouble getting started, I could go on and on about how disappointed I am with that but anyway he seems to really be a survivor. I think he will be coming home before too long anywhere from Thursday to next Thursday. Lets all pray for this Thursday. Thank you so much for all of you prayers and well wishes. (I hope I don't get introuble for this picture but I think it is so cute.)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Crazy Aunt Peggy

OK here she is, your Crazy Aunt Peggy and her first You Tube video. Go here to see it.

What's With the Politics?

Hi family! I know some of you got the email that Dawn sent with John Stossel's report on the president's plan for health care.

He did a great job and the online petitions that are going around email are great, but there really are more things that we could be doing. First and foremost, we need to be informed and know what's going on. Information and knowledge are the greatest weapons we have. And you should always get opinions from both sides - find out what all sorts of people are saying and then make your own, informed decision. Then, if you really want to make a difference and let your opinion be known, contact your Senators and Representative. If you don't know who they are or don't know their stand on the issues, you can find everything by entering your zip code at this website: From there you can get their contact email and click for more info. Most, if not all, of your Senators and Representatives will have personal websites linked where you can find out where they stand on health care and other issues.

Additional resources:
A Primer on Politics, by D. James Cannon
Beyond Voting: Some Duties of the LDS Citizen, by Cheryll Lynn May
League of Women Voters
Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
American Independent Party
Libertarian Party
Teaching Children About Politics
How to Get Involved in Politics

I don't know of any of parties that represent people in our family, but please post other helpful sites that I didn't include!

A video to explain different type of governments: