Auntie Amanda Visits From Indiana

The whole Jones crew was thrilled to have Auntie Amanda come visit for a week. She was in town to watch her cousin graduate from the Air Force Academy, but we got to steal her for a few nights in between. This lady has been through many hardships and joyous moments with me and I am forever grateful for her friendship. Just like me,  Amanda is a person who considers her friends to be like family. Whenever we are together I know we will be constantly laughing! She is the sister I always dreamt of! I feel so blessed to have such a joyous person in my life.


Now onto the visit! The first day we had Amanda with us we decided to go on an adventure and eat some middle eastern cuisine in Manitou Springs. Ryan found a little hidden gem called Heart of Jerusalem Cafe, let me tell you…we were SO FULL…with AMAZING food! If you ever go and visit Manitou this charming little cafe is a MUST!



First pic of auntie Amanda holding baby Emma!!! IMG_8719

Oh yes! One of our many yummy lunches with some AWESOME Okra!!!!

Amanda and I were practicing making some star chocolates for Emma’s twinkle twinkle FIRST birthday! IMG_9744

These two lovebugs! IMG_8746

Putting together some back yard games…if the directions don’t kill her! We had A LOT of laughs!!!


Emma is feeding some watermelon to auntie!


Love this sweet picture!

Picture perfect smiles. IMG_9545

Thank goodness for Amanda, all this lovely food would not have been possible without her help! She is the BEST helper!!!!!

After the festivities, we had a lot of fun on the deck, Amanda was loving Jackson…until he tried to bite her face…hahaha silly puppy!!!

We found the most AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING ice cream shop! The oatmeal cookie and mocha flavors were among the favs! Pikes Peak Chocolate and Ice Cream by a LONG shot is the best I’ve EVER tasted!! IMG_9485

Me and the bestie enjoying a little break under the trees. IMG_9489

The three besties! Emma needed a diaper change, so we decided to enjoy the grass and take some fun pictures!

We fell in LOVE with Manitou! IMG_9559

Emma wearing the cutest dress she got from Auntie for her birthday!

This was a wonderful visit full of amazing memories. I cherished every minute we had together and can’t wait till we are reunited again. You are the BEST Auntie Amanda!!



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