Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy One Month Birthday!

Ok, so I am a terrible mom... I didn't post pictures of Christmas OR Reese's one month birthday until now! I'm the worst! Here are a choice few of the last week's events. Christmas was awesome and so memorable with our little girl. Her Christmas onesie said "Good things come in small packages..." and she looked adorable in it. She loved opening all of her presents Christmas morning... wait, Matt and I opened all of them for her and don't think for a second that just because we bought and wrapped them that we still weren't just as excited! On Christmas Eve, Reese opened her play mat which she completely loves. She has been so much more alert these last two weeks and it is amazing to think how fast she has already grown. She only lasts about 10 minutes or so on the mat before she gets ticked, but her favorite things to look at/play with are the mirror and the giraffe. Christmas morning for Matt and I was just as fun as it was for Reese. My sweet husband spoils me rotten (but who is complaining?!) and we enjoyed spending the rest of the day with the Jones family. Thanks for coming down guys!

On Wednesday the 26th, it was officially Reese's one month birthday! What better way to celebrate it than with Sprinkles Cupcakes! Although, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't enjoy my favorite cupcake... dark chocolate, as I am abstaining from chocolate until Reese gets a little older. She has a tiny sensitive stomach, little cutie. My consolation, however, was a close second. I loved the pumpkin cupcake and highly recommend it! We spent the day walking on the beach and we had a nice lunch with Matt's parents. Our little girl is an angel and she is treating Matt and I very well. We sleep well at night and she only cries when she is hungry or when her mom accidentally eats onions... Matt and I can't complain. Finally, on Friday we went to the Lakers game with our friends Brad and Kori. Who could turn down box seats?! We had a blast and baby girl was well behaved the entire time. It's nice to get out and hang out with friends even after you've had a baby. It makes you feel like you haven't changed despite the addition to the family. I look back at my life and can't believe how much has happened in the last two years. I have never been happier and I can thank Matt (and now Reese) for all of it. Matt, Reese and I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Heart to Heart...

So I hope no one gets sick of pictures of Reese... she is just too cute to ignore and I can't believe how much she has grown! Matt is out of town again so Reese and I are getting to know each other really well. Last night, for example, we had a long heart to heart from 12 am to 3 am when she decided she didn't want to go to bed! She wasn't too fussy, but she just wanted to stay up and be rocked by mom all night. Needless to say I am a little tired! Matt comes home Friday night and I can't wait!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Her First Bath...

So guess who likes bath time!!!! Reese loves sitting in the bath and getting clean. It's like a little baby hot tub for her! Now the title of this post is a little misleading. We did bathe her in the hospital but this was her first bath at home. Life with Reese is totally different than before... but everyone tells you that right? I now live on a three hour schedule... everything that needs to get done has a three hour timeline before she needs to eat again. Let's just say that I am adjusting. Thanks to all of you who are keeping us in your thoughts. And thanks to all of you who have stopped by to spoil our little girl... she loves visitors! And don't worry... there will be more pictures of our little pumpkin... she is just too cute!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

And Reese Makes Three..

You guessed it! She is finally here! Reese Ashley Jones was born on Monday, November 26 at 7:51 am. She was 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 21 inces with a full head of dark hair. We had her via c-section after an hour and a half of pushing. Her head was too big... she takes after her father in that respect! Both Reese, Matt and I are doing great and enjoying being home. Dad is on diaper duty (since he had never changed a diaper in his life until his own daughters!) and we are adjusting to our new life. While in the hospital, little baby girl gave us a bit of a scare... she was a little jaundice and so needed to be put under light therapy for 24 hours. Basically, she needed to get a tan! I hated seeing her in that incubator. It was the hardest thing for me to put her in there because she didn't like it at all and cried constantly. However, now she has been given a clean bill of health and we could not be more relieved.

Apologies go out to all who tried to get a hold of me on my cell this past week. It conveniently died just before we left for the hospital and I could not find my charger! If I haven't already, I will be calling each and everyone of you back! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of our little sweetheart and know that for Matt and I it was love at first sight!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Final Countdown...

Ok... so here we are less than two weeks from our due date and Matt and I are dying to have our baby girl! I was going to just post the picture of my enormous belly and have "The Final Countdown" playing in the background, but then I felt that I would be neglecting my blogging responsibilities! Yesterday I realized that my hormones are really beginning to take control. We found out that Matt needed to fly to Hawaii one last time before baby girl gets here, so he flew out last night and he gets back on Saturday morning. I had a bit of a meltdown but have since recovered and now I am focusing on my nesting. I am cleaning everything in the house, then organizing, then re-cleaning and I am finding it all very therapeutic! My whole family is coming down for Thanksgiving and I couldn't be more excited! I just hope baby Reese is here to share in all the fun. So hopefully the next post will have pictures or our little one... but at least you don't have to read about the Santa Ana Winds anymore... (Heidi!)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Santa Ana Winds...

Ok... Matt's in Hawaii and I am cooped up at home listening to parts of palm trees break off and hit my windows... I hate the Santa Ana winds! I had never heard of these before until I moved down to HB a couple of years ago. When people first told me about them I thought they were completely crazy! I thought that just because it couldn't be 70 degrees and gorgeous all the time the locals down here conjured up this urban legend of a gust of wind that terrorizes inhabitants of Southern California. It seemed, at first, that around the same time each year people would begin to blame everything on the Santa Ana winds... if it was weather related or not. They were late to work: "it was the Santa Ana winds..." traffic on the 405 was bad: "it was the Santa Ana winds..." their baby won't sleep through the night... so on and so forth. However, the veil has been lifted and I have now become a believer! My front door step is covered in debris and as I previously mentioned, things keep flying and hitting my windows... I hate the Santa Ana winds.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New York! New York!

So for our last hoorah Matt and I went to visit our sweet sister Becky in Manhattan. We had a blast! It was our last trip before our little girl arrives and we enjoyed every second of it. It was so awesome to be able to walk around the city all day, and stay up all night eating at the best restaurants. Becky showed us such a good time... Thanks Beck! Here is a taste of our trip... each picture has its own caption but some of the highlights were:

1) Becky got us into the Nicole Miller show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! It was my first and probably my last fashion show but it was ridiculously cool to be there for the experience. In the pictures of the actual runway, you can see Ivana Trump, Jane Krakowski from 30 Rock and Nigel Barker from America's Next Top Model! We also saw Eve and Jay Manuel (again from America's Next Top Model). Definitely an experience I will never forget... Thanks Beck!

2) The Yankees Game! We sat among the most hilarious group of Yankees fans... let's just say the New Yorker's personality was in full effect with these guys. We couldn't stop laughing the entire game, and plus... the Yankees won!

3) Two more of my favorite places... Mood Fabric (from Project Runway) and even more importantly, Max Brenner. If you enjoy chocolate as much as I do, then you need to go to Max Brenner. EVERYTHING is chocolate! We had to roll ourselves home after that experience.

4) The Met... The Brooklyn Bridge... Times Square... (even better, Times Square with my friend Cameron!)... Central Park... We did it all, and our celebrity sightings continued. Matt literally ran into Usher on the street outside of Radio City Music Hall, we saw Lele Sobieski at Bubby's in Tribeca, everyone at the fasion show... the list goes on!

Needless to say, we had an absolutely fabulous time in New York and made some memories that we will never forget. Becky we are looking forward to bringing baby Reese with us next year and thanks again for showing us such a good time. Tell Oates, Kevin and the Swede that we miss them!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Man post

Turns out my credibility has come into question ever since I was dragged to the french movie in New York. Well folks you're wrong. A picture says a thousand words. Same old me. Still watching Will Ferrel eating only red meat and desserts and not using punctuation. Just checking in with a man post.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

La Vie En Rose

I have to tell you how amazing this movie is! Matt and I went to see "La Vie En Rose" at the famous Paris Theater in New York City and I just fell in love with this movie. It was a fascinating depiction of the French singer Edith Piaf. Going into it, I didn't know any of the history behind her career or how difficult her life really was. If you enjoy foreign films, I highly recommend seeing this one. Marion Cotillard plays the lead role and she did an outstanding job. After seeing it, we can't stop singing these beautiful French classics!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We're Baaaaack!

Never thought you would see us here eh? Well believe it. We're back, and we are sprucin up the blog in an attempt to stay on top of it. So please... STOP BUGGING US! Please enjoy this photograph of us on the Brooklyn Bridge. The rest of our New York trip will come shortly. PS. I'm Pregnant!

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Ok, so how funny is the celebrity look alike entry! We were at the Morphy's dying of laughter for hours! Of course, we picked the best ones to post to the blog (even though I look like a smurf) but we did neglect to mention that on another try with Matt's picture he was connected to David Hasselhoff... Matt's hair idol!

You heard it here first folks...just a little over two weeks until my birthday! I know that as most people get older, they like to ignore their turning a year older... but I on the other hand pretty much like to enjoy an entire birthday week! I told Matt last night that he better be grateful for April 6, 1980 because that is the day that I was brought into this world! More posts to come... hopefully detailing all the wonderful events that will happen the first week of April. It should be like a birthday decathalon!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Aloha from Matt on the Big Island! With Matt's new job, he is "required" to fly to Hawaii once a month to manage the building on his job site... rough! These are some of the pictures he sent me... rubbing it in my face a little, don't you think? I am so proud of him and happy that he gets to have these awesome experiences.

Work on our house seems to never stop... there is always something that needs to painted, or stripped, or new floors that need to be put in... etc. With Matt gone, I have rolled up my sleeves and really delved into the house projects... ok, so I just repainted the master bathroom, but at least I have contributed. I miss him like crazy and can't wait for him to get home. In the meantime, I have really enjoyed being a morphy!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Baby Evelyn

Ok... So last weekend Matt and I went up to Fresno for our niece's baby blessing. We had such an awesome time and my baby niece is such a cutie! Her name is Evelyn Paige and she is pretty much the most perfect thing ever. My only job now is to make sure that she is well dressed for the rest of her life! My little sister, Heidi, looks awesome for just having a baby... that's not fair... More pictures of my baby girl are to come...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's About Time...

So... It's been a while. I am not very good at this but now that we have a new computer, I can have more fun perfecting my skills! This is a pic of Matt and I at the Apple store... he is so handsome. Anyways, we don't have too much to update the blog with (no babies yet!) but I am happy to start getting in the practice!