fried okra
Friday, September 26, 2008
  Friday Poll 9_26_08 Surprises
Have you had any interesting surprises lately?

Friday, September 19, 2008
  Friday Poll 9_19_08 Stress
What are you stressed out about?

Monday, September 15, 2008
  To Owen... (30 Months Old or 2 1/2 years)

This has been a wonderful month. You are going through such a great stage right now. I just adore your personality, your cute little smile, and everything about you.

Your vocabulary just grows by leaps and bounds every day. Your sentences are becoming more complex, your pronunciation is getting more decipherable, and your comprehension is getting so much better. You get so excited about things now. You start off a lot of sentences by saying, "look mama...", "look daddy...", or "wow mama..." or "wow daddy." And you'll say whatever you want us to understand over and over again, until we show that we understand you. The other day you kept saying, "yum, yum, yum, applesauce is good." You must have repeated that about fifty times.

We have a problem with our TV back in our bedroom. For some reason after we have it on a HD channel, if we pick something to watch from our DVR, it messes up the color. Specifically, the red doesn't show up. Since you usually watch Oswald back there after your bath, sometimes the blue octopus (Oswald) appears to be purple because of the color problem. Now, you ask specifically to watch "purple Oswald" and sometimes cry if he's blue. It is hard to explain to you that he's only purple on the TV in the bedroom. You also sometimes ask for "purple Joe" from Blue's Clues, although he really looks more green than purple.

You LOVE smoothies. You like them almost as much as you like popsicles (which is A LOT). Every once in awhile, we drive to Grayson to get you a kid sized smoothie. Sometimes, out of the blue, you say, "swoopie, swoopie" and run to the door. You get so excited when I say, "okay, let's go get smoothies."

You are very into your trains right now. You know a lot of their names and you can sing the song (fairly well) at the end of the Thomas episodes. You love to make choo-choo noises. We went to Stone Mountain a little while ago and rode the train around the mountain. At first you just sat there on the seat next to me while we waited for the train to start. After a little bit, you started saying, "all done, all done" and I told you that we hadn't even started yet. You crawled into my lap and held onto me. You sat very still throughout the whole ride. You got excited whenever we passed trains and told me what color they were - "greeeeeen train," "a reeeeeeeed train". Other than that you were pretty quiet about the whole experience. When we stopped, you said, "more train, more train, again."

We also went to the train museum in Duluth last week. You liked looking at the "big trains," but you did not like walking through them. You did like the model trains that were set up - especially the tunnels. You also really enjoyed playing with the train table in the gift shop (of course). We also went on a train ride. It was a really slow ride - the train basically goes one way, stops, the train switches track and goes the other way, stops, goes back the other way, switches track and goes back to where it started. You didn't say much except every time we stopped you said, "all done." The next morning right after you woke up, you went running to the door saying, "go see trains, ride train, see big trains." So, I guess you liked it!

You also love the basement. I put a lot of your toys down there in my office and in the spare room down there. You have a slide, and all kinds of other toys set up to play with. Plus, I sometimes put the wiggles on my computer, so you can sing along and dance while you are playing. You also sometimes make me play pool while you roll the pool balls around on the table or drive your tricycle in circles around the pool table.

You like to give "thumbs up" signs a lot. Except you hold up your index finger and nod your head. Sometimes you even say, "alright," or "yeah." It is very cute.

I just cannot express how much I love you and how glad I am to have you in my life (even though you've been calling me mommy lately).

Love, MAMA

Tuesday, September 09, 2008
  Train Museum 9_5_08


  Mike and Scott's visit 8_30_08


  Recent Photos 9_8_08 Some of these aren't so recent actually
These were from a while back. I thought it was funny that there were almost as many dogs as there were people at this party.

Notice the stack of pancakes.

Fun at Wal-Mart.

Don't most parents just take pictures when their child is trying to take a nap on the floor at Wal-Mart?

I know someday he'll probably kill me for this picture.

Watching Curious George...

You can figure this one out.

Nine Inch Nails


The playground.

Such an odd child...


Thursday, September 04, 2008
  Friday Poll 9_5_08 Trivia
What is one of the most useless or obscure pieces of trivia that you know?


My name is Elizabeth Jones (formerly Elizabeth Campbell). I graduated from Shiloh High School in 1996 and with a graphic design degree from the University of Georgia in 2001. I married Austin Jones in May 2003 and we have been living in Loganville, Georgia. I have my own graphic design business called Liz C. Jones Design. We had a baby boy, Owen, in March of 2006. We also have a Lhasa Apso named Holly that was born in December 2003 (we got her in August of 2004).

July 2003 / August 2003 / September 2003 / October 2003 / November 2003 / December 2003 / January 2004 / February 2004 / March 2004 / April 2004 / May 2004 / June 2004 / July 2004 / August 2004 / September 2004 / October 2004 / November 2004 / December 2004 / January 2005 / February 2005 / March 2005 / April 2005 / May 2005 / June 2005 / July 2005 / August 2005 / September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / February 2007 / March 2007 / April 2007 / May 2007 / June 2007 / July 2007 / August 2007 / September 2007 / October 2007 / November 2007 / December 2007 / January 2008 / February 2008 / March 2008 / April 2008 / May 2008 / June 2008 / July 2008 / August 2008 / September 2008 / October 2008 / November 2008 / December 2008 / January 2009 / March 2009 / April 2009 / May 2009 / July 2009 / April 2010 /

Fried Okra Photo Site

Photo Disclaimer

Fried Okra Banners

Jones Law Firm
Austin's City Council Blog
Lillian Christian
Ashley's Blog
Matt's Blog
Caroline's CD
Caroline Monroe
Jason's Sketch Blog, Inkdoodles
Jason's Photo Blog, Upstate Ramblings
Cinco Drive
Tapioca Dance
Fresh as Paint
Elizabeth Nelson
Leslie Pate Mackinnon
Steve D.'s Blog, Dubilicious
Baby Bent
API of Gwinnett
La Leche League
Nursing Your Kids
Kids Dish
Baby Signs


My Wish List

Owen's Wish List:
My Wish List

email me

Liz C. Jones Home

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.