Thursday, October 7, 2010

Who Grows Big Pumpkins?

The Jones family does. We planted Giant Pumpkin Seeds this past spring and we really did end up with giant pumpkins. My pumpkin weighted in at 150 lbs and Ben's at 140 lbs I was so excited when I ended up with the biggest. Ben is determined to beat me next year. Sorry babe not going to happen.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer Fun!

These past two weeks we have had some summer fun. Last weekend we went to Lagoon for Chevron day and this weekend we had Brooklyn and Paige up for the Wasatch Fair days. Wells Fargo had the stage coach in the parade, so Paige and Brooklyn were able to ride in the parade. We had so much fun having a slumber party with the girls. As Brooklyn put as I was driving them home this afternoon "Why must all Fun Things Come to an End"
Thanks Brooklyn and Paige for coming up and spending the night with Uncle Ben and Aunt Brittney.

On our way to Lagoon! The sun was in her eyes

First Ride The kid Swings

Fun With Grandpa

Wells Fargo Stage Coach

On the Tilt a Whirl at the fair

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meet Arrow!

We got a new Puppy that is full of energy! We already love him so much and are adjusting to having a new member of the family. Welcome to family Arrow!

Here he is trying to be like his Brother

Snuggling with his Donut Chew Toy

Monday, July 12, 2010

William C. Oakden (Little Bill)


William C. Oakden IV "Billy" Our precious son, grandson, nephew, brother, fiancé, father and friend tragically passed away on July 9, 2010. He is now in the arms of our Savior. He was born on February 21, 1980 to Kelly Oney and William C. (Bill) Oakden III in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enjoyed camping, fishing, all sports and being with his family and friends. His world revolved around playing with his son, Christian and teaching him to play sports. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his father Bill (Suz) Oakden; four year old son William Christian Oakden V; fiancé Celena Roll; sister Leslie Sweat; brother Corey Sweat; grandparents Bill and Gwen Oakden and Carolyn and Julian Dicks; uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his mother Kelly Oney and grandmother, Lilly Hofhines. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 14th from 7:00 until 9:00 at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake. His ashes will be inurned later at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his son in the name of William Christian Oakden V, at any Wells Fargo Bank location. Online condolances may be offered to the family at

This week has been a hard week! My cousin Billy died on July 9th. These past few days as our family has gathered I look around and thank the lord that we have family to love and hold on to during this hard time. Life is so short and we often forget to tell the ones we love that we love them. I think about growing up and how much we loved to get together with the cousins running around being kids. I loved those days and I know Billy did as well.

Billy, I know you are in a better place, free from pain. I love you and will always remember you.

As Annie posted on her facebook page

“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” -Unknown

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Olivia Michelle Raleigh

Olivia Michelle was finally born April 12, 2010. I say finally because it felt like I had been waiting for her for so long. What an amazing experience it was to be there the day you were born. My love for you is so strong, probably because we share the same name :0


Bonding with Aunt Brittney

So Beautiful!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Dirty 30!

Happy 30th Birthday to the best husband. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Were Back!

Ben and I have officially moved back to Utah. Washington was a wonderful place to live, but Utah is where our hearts have always been. I am so grateful Ben works for a company that cares about our quality of life and happiness. We are now looking for a house and hope to be settled soon.

Snowshoeing in Heber