Congratulations Anne Marie and Chris

Chris and Anne Marie 

Well, it IS official!  Anne Marie and Chris were engaged to be married on Saturday, August 19th!  We are so excited for the both of them.  Chris is a stellar guy and I am proud to be calling him my brother.  They will be visiting Craig, Taylor and I here in Phoenix at the end of August.  I’m looking forward to doing some wedding planning then.  Right now I know nothing about the details.  We will fill you in as new information arrives, but for now…YAY!!!



Colorado visit

We were so excited to get out of the heat of Arizona and visit Grandma and Grandpa in Colorado.  Craig came for just a couple of days and we took the opportunity to hike buffalo mountain.  As many of you know, I’m training to hike the Grand Canyon from North rim to South rim at the end of September–so I needed the experience.  Hiking in Colorado is so beautiful and it reminded me how important it is to pick your head up and look around every once in a while.  It was worth it.  As you can see from the pictures, the scene was spectacular.  We saw three mountain goats at the summit.  The one pictured was getting a little too close for comfort as far as I was concerned.  But overall, it was a great time. 

Taylor had a blast with Grandma and Grandpa!  They were so wonderful to fly us out for the visit and we enjoyed every minute.  From shopping to visiting the horses to finally getting to play outdoors–she loved it all.  She is becoming an expert traveler.  I’m still waiting on some pictures that Sarah took while we were out there, so check back to see updated pics of Taylor.  In the meantime, I have posted just a few from July 4th. If I can figure out this video thing, we’ll soon post her golf swing that daddy is so proud of…..

Taylor at Lyric's baptism

Emily, Michael and Taylor

Craig and Lauriann at the summit  

Lauriann and the view

The scene

Here we go…

The Jones Family

So after receiving multiple emails from friends regarding their own family’s blog, I decided we should jump on the bandwagon and create the Jones’ family blog to keep everyone in the loop.  I love that I can keep up with others through their blogs so hopefully you find this easier as well. 

I’m still a novice with this blog stuff, so I will try my best to keep things up to date.  Right now there is nothing exciting going on, so until something happens….