Friday, June 22, 2007

A birthday party

Our friends, Rick and Susannah's little boy Micah, had his first birthday party at our house

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A June wedding

At the wedding of a good friend, Lyndon Gilbert.

My sister Vanessa and Lyndon

St. Louis

In June I spent a weekend in St. Louis visiting Sean and Liesl McDowell. Their first baby is due in July and we celebrated with a shower.

It was really fun to see other Covenantites like my little brother, Jon!

Memorial Day weekend

Andre's family came to stay with us for several fun-filled days over the Memorial Day weekend. We had his Mom,

His cousin Julia and aunt, Lyuda,

And of course, Grandfather

We packed lots in! A church picnic,

A trip to Stone Mountain,

And a feast (Russian style!) in the "grand dining room"

Moving: our summer home!

In May, Andre and I moved into a beautiful house in MidTown, Atlanta for the summer. We are house sitting for a couple in our church who are away until September and have the run of this lovely old house. And I'm only five minutes from work!

And here's what we did with all our belongings!

Easter Weekend

Over Easter, Andre and I took a quick little trip to Orlando and had a great time at Universal Studios (see below!)

April 2007

In April Mum and Dad moved up to Peoria, Illinois. Dad was offered a great job there (plastic surgeon) and they felt the pace of life would be better for them. We are very sad to see them go but are excited for them as well. Here's all of the Jones family at a goodbye party for Mum and Dad in April.

All the kids: my brother Stephen with his wife Rachel, my sister Vanessa with her husband Sean and the Russians!

Their new home in Peoria

March 2007

Skiing in Colorado with my family

My sister Vanessa and me with Mum and my sister in law, Rachel.

Christmas 2006

Just to catch you all up a bit I'm putting up photos of our last 6 months or so.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Andre's family

Last November, Andre's mom (Nataliya), Aunt Lyuda and cousin Julia, immigrated from Kazakhstan to the US. We are thrilled to have them here! They are currently living in Cleveland, TN where Mama is working for a Russian owned company, doing admin work.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Our History

Since we have friends and family all over the world, we decided that the best way to keep you all up to date on our lives was a blog. No deep, philosophical thoughts, just day to day stuff that those far away from each other miss out on. A brief history is as follows: we got married on November 5, 2004 and lived in Chattanooga, TN for a while before moving back to Atlanta, GA in June 2006.

Our Weimeraner puppy, Bentley, June 2005-May 2006

I work at ChristChurch Presbyterian in Atlanta, as the Senior Pastor's assistant and I LOVE my job! Andre has just got a job with a start up company, as managing director. So we're thrilled for him. Still waiting on his greencard though...

We live near downtown Atlanta and are house sitting for the summer while looking for an apartment. We're ready to have our own little home and "nest"! So come and visit anytime!