Brotherly Love {Finer Things Friday}

“He is so stinkin’ cute!”

“I can’t resist him!”

“Our baby is so cute!”

“I just can’t stop lovin’ on him!”

“Can I give him just one more kiss?”

“Can I hold the baby?”

I hear these phrases, and many more, from my three year old and six year old all day long. They love their baby brother. Brotherly love  is  a Finer Thing


Thank you, Veterans!

Isaac Turns Six!

Last Friday was Isaac’s sixth birthday. Six seems terribly old to me. Where has the time gone? The boys birthday’s always make me a bit sad because it reminds me they are growing up so fast. Birthday’s also make me feel happy and blessed to have been given these precious years with them.

Our party for Isaac was a bit rushed due to the fact that I was in labor. 🙂 But what six year old wouldn’t mind being told to hurry through dinner so we can get to presents and cake?

The boys always get to pick what they want me to make for their birthday dinner. This year Isaac chose brats, macaroni and cheese, squash, green beans and asparagus. Yes, my boy likes his veggies. 🙂

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Myles Haddon Jones {Finer Things Friday}

We thank God for His wonderful gift of a healthy, beautiful baby boy! Welcoming Myles into our family is a Finer Thing!


*Birth announcement designed by Val Frania

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

This is a super easy to whip together recipe to go great with dinner. I love to make these when I don’t have the time to make homemade rolls or bread.

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

½ cup butter

1/8 cup dried chives

1 tsp minced garlic

1 ¾ cups milk

3 cups baking mix

1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 16 muffin cups.

In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add chives and garlic and cook for two minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for two minutes. Wisk in milk.

In medium bowl combine the baking mix and cheese. Add in the liquid mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.

38 weeks

I was 38 weeks yesterday. I am so anxious for this baby to be born. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. The anticipation is killing me! At least with Christmas you know when it’s coming, but with babies you never know when they might decide to arrive.  It seems like the last week all I have been thinking about is this coming birth. I can’t wait to snuggle Myles in my arms and kiss his soft baby skin. Until then, I am trying to savor these last moments of pregnancy…feeling him move around inside of me…and enjoying uninterrupted sleep (well, except for those many nightly bathroom trips!).

Please keep us in your prayers as the time approaches quickly for Myles’  birth!

A Great Big Mess {Finer Things Friday}

Sometimes the best way to have fun is by making a great big mess.  Two little boys and two hours of  fun is a Finer Thing!


Whatever My God Ordains

Whatever my God ordains is right,
Here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, or need, or death be mine,
Yet I am not forsaken,
My Father’s care circles me there,
He holds me that I shall not fall,
And so to Him I leave it all.

~Samuel Rodigast

Getting things accomplished and also taking a break {Finer Things Friday}

I keep crossing things off my “To do before baby comes” list. But yet it seems to keep growing as I keep thinking of cleaning, organizing, and cooking projects I want to accomplish. So much to do….and baby will be here so soon! I have gotten quite alot accomplished this week, but my poor preggo body can’t quite keep up with what my brain wants to do most days. This morning my husband told me that nesting was not a sign of coming labor for me, because I am always cleaning and organizing. 🙂

Yesterday I had to remind myself, no matter what projects are left undone on that list when baby comes….well, it won’t really matter when I am holding that sweet little boy in my arms. I doubt I will care much about that one last closet that didn’t get cleaned out and organized. So yesterday evening Isaac and I took some time to lounge around in the livingroom together. And  today when my three year old interrupted my cleaning to ask me to snuggle on the bed with him, well, I took a break and said, “yes”. I almost didn’t take time to write this post….but I did. I love getting things accomplished, but sometimes fogetting the list and taking a break is a Finer Thing! Most of all, knowing that in just a few weeks our new little one will be here is  certainly a Finer Thing! I just can’t wait to hold that baby in my arms!

This past Sunday at 35 1/2 weeks.

Learning New Things {Finer Things Friday}

Isaac started school last week. He’s doing great and it’s been so much fun to see him learn new things. For his music I am teaching him piano. We only do it twice each week, but he is picking it up very quickly. And yesterday he played his first real song! 🙂 He was pretty proud of himself, and so were we! Learning new things is certainly a Finer Thing!

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