Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma

I don't really know what to write on this blog. As I was thinking about what I needed to do tomorrow I realized what day tomorrow is. It would have been my Grandma Jones' 73 birthday. She passed away October 5 2001. I miss her greatly. I don't know if there has been a day go by that i haven't thought of her and all she means to me and my family. so I want to tell others who never got to meet this extraordinary lady some of the thing that she taught me and that I remember most about her. so here it goes . FUDGE she loved fudge I love it too i remember one time when i was upset i went down to talk to her and she said that this talk calls for fudge so together we made a pan and we sat at the table and ate it ALL yes just the two of us. I remember sitting next to her and laying my head on her chest and getting to listen to her heart beat that is one thing i miss most. she used to work at the family tree bookstore and when we would go and visit she always bought us a cookie from warm oven cookies. No matter how bad she felt she always would take the time to listen to us. i remember one night when i was about 7 or 8 heather kim and kevin were all staying at friends houses and so it was just going to be me and my parents for the night and i felt sad about it so my dad had the idea to take me to grandmas house. when we got there and she realized i was alone she bent down and gave me a hug and said your staying here. so i got to spend the night all by myself and she let me have my favorite breakfast. frosted flakes with sugar and chocolate milk. The biggest thing i remember about grandma is how everyone in our family loved to be around her. every weekend we were at grandmas it was always so much fun to just hangout with everyone. she always has a smile and a hug for everyone. She loved to sing and to play games. She loved to do genealogy and read. She loved the gospel and her family.
I know that i will get to see her again. I know that families are forever and i am very grateful that Grandma and Grandpa were married in the temple for time and eternity. and because of that my parents were and know Chris and i are sealed forever. I miss her greatly and i know this post does her no justice but i feel a little better having shared a little about grandma jones. She was my rock growing up i could share anything wither her and know that i was never judged. she always took the time to make sure her family was doing good. I remember the week she passed away, Dad and Kevin were in Chicago for dad work thing it was a Tuesday when she called to ask if dad and kevin remembered they were supposed to bring something back for her. I answered the phone and she asked about dad and kevin i told her they new and when they called we would remind them. then we said good bye i minute later the phone rang again it was grandma for me this time. She wanted to make sure that i didn't fell neglected from the last call so she called to talk to me about my day at the end of the phone call she told me she loved me and i told her i loved her too. that was the last time i talk to her. she passed away on Friday. I miss her and can't wait to see her again. I just keep thinking today fi she has got to meet president Hinckley yet and how cool that would be. I love you Grandma
Thank you for anyone who reads this If you knew my grandma you know what a special lady she is and is you never knew her may one day you get the chance.

My husband

What is his name? Christian Ernest Hanson aka Chris
How long have you been married? 3 1/2 years
How long did you date? 9 months
How old is he? 27
Who eats more? Chris ... unless its chocolate then i win hands down
Who said I love you first? Haha I did
Who is smarter? Lets see .... CHRIS
Whose temper is worse? Mine but Chris does a good job of putting up with it
Who does the laundry? mostly I do
Who does the dishes? Most of the time its me but chis will pitch in

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? if you stand at the foot facing the head Chris
Who pays the bills? Chris pays everything but rent he is trying to teach me to be responsible :)
Who cooks dinner? When i am in the mood i do, when Chris gets in trouble he does, and when i don't want to cook Taco Bell
Who drives when you are together? depends on whos trip it is
Who is more stubborn? depends on the subject
Whose parents do you see the most? Probably mine just cause they come up to see Janae and Kiera
Who proposed? Chris
Who has more friends? Chris i have a hard time meeting new people
Who has more siblings? Chris
Who wears the pants in the family? I do.. or at least Chris lets me think i do :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

In Loving Memory

I just wanted to take a moment to remember our beloved Prophet this day. My Mom just called and told me about his passing. I am reminded how grateful I am that we have this gospel on this earth and how much President Hinckley did to make it known and to further the work. I remember reading somewhere that President Hinkcley was involved with more Temples than any other president. I love that. He will be missed by many He is the prophet that I most remember. Peace be with his family at this time.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Welcome to Jamaica Mon

Dad and Dan
My cousin Kaylie

All the food, this is only one counter, the other as drinks and more food, (it is a Jones party after all)
For those who don't know my family's new year's eve tradition every year we have a party with a theme. We have all kinds from Hawaiian to Asian to a fiesta from the wild west to Italy. Tis year was no exception we "went" to Jamaica. It was fun My uncle Dan and Aunt Tami brought a cultural favorite GOAT. ( no i didn't try any) Dan and Tami were the only ones who tried it they said it was gross and the rest of us too there word for it. we had jerked chicken and curry and of course pineapple. Chris even bbq some for us.


Here are some pictures of Christmas, finally.

The ginger bread houses are a family tradition although through out the years they have taken on other forms than the traditional house. Chris' is the chainsaw and stump mine Santa's sleigh. Kevin's is the courtyard one in the front Kim did the Violin Chris B did the entertainment center mom did the actual house and Dad did camp baker adirondacks

This year Ernie won the most presents award!!!

Here is Janae posing. Kim put her hair in a side ponytail we are trying to bring it back:)

Siena Janae and Evan. They kept fighting to get there picture taken. I didn't mind though I love to take their pictures