Monday, July 21, 2008

Meet The Jones

I grew up in Dothan, Alabama and studied dance, while Aaron grew up in Ogden, Utah proving that "white men" can jump. We met briefly by fate or chance while Aaron was serving in the Independance Missouri Mission. He likes to tell people that I flew out after his mission to see if there was a spark, and likes to chuckle that I have been burning a hole in his wallet ever since. I often reply that it is our six daughters that have burnt that hole.

Yes, count them six: Bailey, Hayden, Carson, Camryn, Payton, and Emerson. They are a hand full, but I love every minute of it...on most days that is. I used to have a saying: I don't spring clean, I just move. We have moved over 13 times in the 16 years that we have been a family, and have lived in places like Utah, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas. We now call Arkansas home, and hope to see you for a visit soon!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Haching Chickens

The other day, I came home and the house felt like an oven. I checked the thermostate down stairs and everything was fine. I then checked upstairs and it was turned up to 90 degrees. I scolded the girls for playing with it and thought nothing of it. Later that afternoon, while I was in the kitchen, Hayden came running down stairs and told me that she found an egg in Carson's closet. I got onto Carson for hiding food in her room, but didn't think much about it. If you know anything about my girls, they love to eat and it is a common occurance, that one of the little ones has snuck into something.

Close to bed time, Hayden found another egg. We called Carson down stairs and asked her what was going on. We explained to her that eggs can rot if left for periods of time. Not to mention that we would have a hard time getting ride of the smell should one break. We told her that if she was hiding anymore eggs, she needed to tell us. She got up, left for her room, and came back with one more egg. She announced to us that she had created a nest in her closet and learned that if she kept the eggs warm, she would have baby chickens. We asked her where she learned that and apparently she watched in on T.V. You see, Carson thought that she could incubate the eggs by turning up the heat to 90. Thus proceeded the talk about the birds and the bees.