New Year’s Eve 2014

On New Years eve we got up and made a cherry delight and then went to James’ Dad and Alice’s to visit and celebrate Christmas James’ side of the family.

James’ sister and brother were there so there was lots of fun and laughing!

December 2014 Books

In December I read 25 books!

December Books:

  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Hannah’s Blessing – Collette Scott
  • Embattled Hearts – J. M. Madden
  • The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire – Cora Seton
  • Chased – Cristin Harber
  • Savage Secrets – Cristin Harber
  • Hart Attack – Cristin Harber
  • Broken – Melody Anne
  • The Billionaire Wins the Game – Melody Anne
  • The Billionaire’s Dance – Melody Anne
  • The Billionaire Falls – Melody Anne
  • The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal – Melody Anne
  • Blackmailing the Billionaire – Melody Anne
  • Runaway Heiress – Melody Anne
  • The Billionaire’s Final Stand – Melody Anne
  • Unexpected Treasure – Melody Anne
  • The Tycoon’s Revenge – Melody Anne
  • The Tycoon’s Vacation – Melody Anne
  • The Tycoon’s Proposal – Melody Anne
  • The Tycoon’s Secret – Melody Anne
  • The Lost Tycoon – Melody Anne
  • The Secret – Julie Garwood
  • The Ideal Man – Julie Garwood
  • Surrender – Melody Anne
  • Submit – Melody Anne

Check out the other books I’ve read so far this year:

Dec Trip Day 19

We started our day at Raccoon Mountain Caverns where we started with the cave tour.


The cave was pretty neat, but Reagan really wasn’t that into at first. By the end she had warmed up and was all of the place though!

After doing the cave tour we did some panning for stones and Reagan was a lot more into that!

Afterwards we got back on the road and other than stopping for lunch, didn’t stop again until Metropolis, IL.


We had split it from the Feinstins, but ended up meeting up with them in Salem, IL at the Dairy Queen. We weren’t far from home by that point and it was nice to eat and hang out with them a little bit more before vacation was officially over.


Reagan wasn’t ready for vacation to be over.

We stopped for a few groceries right before we got home and still pulled in the drive way around 10pm! Our mileage for the trip was 3675.6 miles!!


Reagan was pretty happy to be home and went right to her kitchen set (that missed her said) to play!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! I know the blog is a *little* behind, but we’ve been pretty busy this year with a very energetic two year old, full-time (plus) jobs, 11.5 acres of yard, a few trips here and there. You know, just the usual for an active family!

Jones family 2014!

Jones family 2014!

No fears though, we’ve got a ton of pictures from our many adventures and it’s on Kona’s to-do list to get the blog caught up as quickly as possible!

So until then, Happy Holidays from the Joneses!

Happy Holiday's from the Joneses!

James, Kona, & Reagan


Today Reagan was running around with the little wooden stop sign from her train set. If we said something to her she didn’t like she held it up and told us STOP!

Wow… she’s not even three! We are definitely going to have our hands full with Reagan as she gets older!