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.

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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!

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My dish was BEYOND DELICIOUS!!!
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First pic of auntie Amanda holding baby Emma!!! IMG_8719

Oh yes! One of our many yummy lunches with some AWESOME Okra!!!!
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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!!!
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CELEBRATE! IMG_8952

Emma is feeding some watermelon to auntie!
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OH YEA!! CHEEEEEZZZZEEEEIMG_9298

Love this sweet picture!
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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!!!!!
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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!!!
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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!
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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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