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March 30, 2005

Marriage has rotted our brains

The other day Adam and I were in the car having a riviting conversation, below is an excerpt...

"well Adam how would you know?"

"I don't know, you know?"

"Yeah I know"

Of course at the time it made perfectly good sense.

8 months old

Dear Conner,

today you are 8 months old (and 1 day). This last month has been huge. You can now sit up by yourself and you have 2 (TWO!) teeth coming in. You also had minor surgery on your butt (hopefully the last of any major medical interventions). As of Easter, you decided it was time to start waving BUT only at inanimate objects such as trees and lamps. You have decided that lying down is only for babies and you only want to stand up or sit up. Your gorgeous red hair and blue eyes are enough to make every passerby comment on how cute you are (duh)

Over the last 2/3 of the year you have brought feelings to your dad and I that we didn't know existed, all the way from utter joy to total distress to horrible feelings of failure.

When your dad and I get home from work we are completely worthless because all we do is stand around and stare at you being cute. You have decided that you will develop a personality as well, frighteningly similar to your stubborn spoiled mom, many say!

YOu like to snuggle and will go to anyone who wants to hold you, which is a good thing considering you have like a billion family members.

This last month also say your dad and I make things official and get married, you of course were the star of the whole day, being so well behaved and flirting with any female that walked past.

You do not like to eat pears or anything cold, everything is going in your mouth and you like to throwup in restaraunts any time I try to give you some big boy food.

You have decided that sleeping in cribs is also for babies and you belong in a big boy bed with dad and mom, we are fighting you a little on this and you have made it clear that you find us incredibly vile at times.

Last weekend we finally let you "cry it out" in your crib and it absolutely broke my heart, I just cried and cried and cried, I felt like a horrible mom and totaly failure, of course you only cried for like 10 minutes before you feel asleep, but it was hard for me not to communicate that I was not just being mean.

My heart breaks every day when I read where anything bad has happened, my first thought is, "Oh God, that could be Conner some day".

I never knew how amazing this whole parenting thing could be, and while we do get considerable less sleep then before, the joy and happiness that we get in return is more than anyone could ever imagine or that we deserve.

Conner Bean, Happy 8 months

I love you,


March 29, 2005

Conner at work

March 25, 2005

You are cnn.com.  You like to tell people what's going on in the world.  People accuse you of being biased.  You have a deep voice.
Which Website are You?

March 18, 2005

good bye sweet jetta

well it's official. I now have a mom-mobile. I searched desperately for a vw wagon but they just don't make enough of them and people hang on to them until they die.

So I settled for a 2004 Saturn Vue, it's red, has low miles and the boy can sit comfortably in his car seat in it.

I have not forgotten you jetta...

March 16, 2005

*wedding pictures, wedding pictures*

adam and i.JPG


me and flowers.JPG

leeshand dad.JPG

me and dad.JPG

brit and adam.JPG

me and om.JPG

us and bret.JPG

To view the rest visit www.allenjones.com, and click on view weddings.

The EVENT CODE is courtney, you will make your own password

I'll post more later


March 02, 2005

Mrs. Paris

Sounds a little weird huh? Yes and no, when Conner was in the hospital that's what everone called me and I didn't have the heart to tell them that in reality we were living in sin and I tweren't no missus!

Anywho it does sound weird because it is real and official now. Everything went off pretty much without a hitch except for a few unamed family members behaving as though we were at a funeral, ( and it wasn't just me who noticed this either!)

The day was gorgeous, bright and sunny and lots of outdoors pictures. We couldn't have asked for things to go better. :-)

The proofs come in three weeks and I can hardly stand it. Conner slept right up until the end and my mom just kept crying and saying oh my gosh he woke up just in time to see his mom and dad united...yup sounds like her.

I cried when I said the vows and when I read a poem, but overall I thought I did pretty well. I did the flowers myself and they turned out freaking perfect!

I will have pictures from family and friends up as soon as i get them :-)