Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I hope I have built up good Kharma in my life...

Friday is my oral defense for my prelim examination (finally passed the written portion).

Please send all good prayers/thoughts/kharma that you can spare in my general direction.
Much obliged!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mesa: paddle boating

Before I get to the meat of this post, I want to show you Lola, Nick's dog. She is beautiful and I think she is awesome! Albeit energetic...

We went out with Lauren and her nephew Jackson for lunch. Delicious!!

How pretty is she?

And Carlin was a goof.

We tried to go in a group to the Botanical Gardens, but since it was Spring break we weren't able to get in. The gardens have a "maximum capacity" for the day, and they don't keep track of how many people leave so you can't actually go in after enough people have entered. We talked and thought about what we could do after driving all that distance and it already being the afternoon, and I proposed going to Tempe Town lake and us paddle boating around the lake. Me being the "guest" everyone agreed (though Carlin complained).

We got there after a graffiti art contest had ended. We didn't get to see very much (they took away many of the frames of art before we got there), but I took a photo of this one because I really like the colors and detail, even though it doesn't make sense to me.

We then went out Paddle boating. Katie had to work and Aaron was busy which is why neither of them is in these photos, but we broke into 3 groups. Sarai, Mom and Dad in one boat, Carlin Aislyn and I in another, and Meg and Troy alone in the third.

Mom injured her leg, so she is in the middle while dad and Sarai pedal. It was amusing.

Our epic boat.

It was an awesome way to spend a wonderful afternoon in great weather. I do feel like March is an awesome time to visit AZ.

The rest of my Mesa trip photos will have to be mined from facebook...aka my sister's pages. I never got a disk with the official Jones family photos, so soon a facebook-based summary of our trip.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I cannot explain how excited I am about our Halloween costumes

I will make it a surprise, but let's just say they are AMAZING.

And you probably won't understand them.
Unless you are dad or Aaron.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AZ Kartchner family photos: Official

The Kartchners also wanted family photos since they hadn't had any in years either. These we took at Karen and Kevin's home and we gathered all the family who were in town to participate.

Grandma and Grandpa K

Us being our usual silly selves.

Cousin Jack and Aunt Kathy

The true Kartchners

Tina and Kara

Kevin and Karen 

The whole clan. We added Kyler and the other Kathy!

Grand kids with grandparents.

Silly guys

Throwing me in there

He Kevin and Karen family

The siblings


And Gents!!!

Lovely family huh?

Monday, October 6, 2014

AZ Jones Family photos: unofficial

In December 2012 my family decided to try to do family photos. We hadn't done them for about 6 years, and since the last ones we gained a Carlin into the family. However complications arose and those photos never ended up happening, so last March when Carlin and I went out to AZ our family decided to take advantage of the lovely weather and the new temple and take some family photos. This post doesn't actually have the real family photos, these are just the ones we were taking on the side while goofing off, however enjoy!!

Vogue Carlin, Vogue.

We are hair twins!

Waiting in line for our individual shots.

My mom REALLY hurt her knee that week and had to be on crutches,  so photos were a set of angles meant to hide the brace.

Jumping crazy hair!!!

Sistaz! Missing one.


The temple was LOVELY and made for a great background for photos.

Point of interest: Those pearls were some costume jewelry I was allowed to take from my grandmother's supply after she died, so it is almost like the family is even bigger and she is there. I don't usually find as much sentimental value in items from ancestors as my sisters do, but I really appreciate things from the ancestors I actually know/knew.

And now a billion silly photos.

Aunts and their nieces/nephew be CUHRAYZE!!!!

Just missing Ariana