If you walk into our house you’re likely to hear someone blabbering “mama, mama, mama.” Those are Jack’s first and, currently, only words. . And if you know us, you’re probably not surprised because I’m blabbering for @kristaajones just as much as Jack. She runs things over here and makes sure that we’re all taken care of, and I’m not quite sure we could get on without her. . Happy 31st birthday @kristaajones! Last year this time we were dreaming about what life would be like when the little duck arrived, and I think we can both agree it’s better than we dreamt—and a lot of that’s because of you. Here’s to 31 and another year that’s better than we dreamt.
9️⃣ Y E A R S 🕘 | January 1, 2010 . Happy anniversary to the wife that now has to put up with another Jones boy! Thanks for loving both of us so well. Even though I still don’t understand why it’s cute when Jack burps or is a messy, loud eater but it’s all of sudden gross when I do the same things 😝. . Looking back over this last year I’m starting to realize how much transition there’s been. Lots of it has brought so much joy to our lives, especially with the arrival of Jack (affectionately referred to as the little Duck 🦆) and becoming parents. Watching you become a mom has been the highlight of my life, and it continually amazes me how effortless you make it look, and how you juggle it all. And, of course, how much Jack lights up whenever he sees you. . I know that it has been a challenging year too, especially moving out of a home we loved and adjusting to a new work routine. But I’m so, so glad that you’re the one I get to face these challenges with. . I’m already looking forward to making our tenth year the best yet. Jack and I both love you very much ❤️
Me and the boy have been S I C K this week. It’s our first experience with a cold traveling one-by-one through the house—although I’m sure there’s more of that to come. . But that’s not stopping us from celebrating the start of Advent. We’ve got the fireplace rolling, Christmas music playing, and hopefully by the end of the day we’ll have gingersnap cookies (the best holiday cookie of all time) baking. . What’s your favorite holiday tradition?