Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Parade Shirts

Beej and I always get matching shirts for the Santa Claus parade and the moms always try to get a nice picture of the two of us in our matching shirts.Beej was smiling because he was promised chocolate for cooperating. I was too busy watching the football game to smile.
But, I do love my shirt especially since it was made just for me. Thanks Katie!

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's almost here

I'm really starting to get excited. This past weekend was the Santa Claus parade, the official kick off to the Christmas season. The sun was shining, the wind was icy cold and we all stood outside decked in our finest of winter gear hoping to catch a glimpse of the big man himself.
Baby Grant came to join us this year. I'm not sure if he will be all that interested in coming out again next year.
There were lots of great floats and lots of bands -- which Lola loved; and lots of boozy hot chocolate -- which I loved. It was a great parade and the perfect way to usher in the 2010 Christmas season.

I have my 25 days of Christmas list almost complete and can't wait to get the decorations and lights out (we are one of those houses that has a rule where we have to wait until December 1st to pull out the Christmas stuff). While I am desperately waiting to get the Christmas stuff out, it does give me time to get things done, lists made, and stuff organized. Darcy and I haven't done Christmas cards in years, but then I found these.

Shutterfly recently released their holiday collection of cards and they are sweet, they are easy and I think that you can all expect to see one in your mailbox sometime shortly. I haven't finalized the actual design and really it would be giving it away if I posted the final product before putting them in the mail, but I imagine that they will look something like the one above. Don't worry you won't be disappointed! They have a whole bunch of other cool stuff, so I hope that you aren't upset when all your gifts for the next few years are pictures of the little lady on things like coffee mugs or calendars. Grandparents love this kind of stuff don't they?

Yeah Christmas!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snow Pants

Mom says that it is time, the snow is coming!
In light of that and the fact that this weekend is the big Santa Claus parade, I got out my new/old snow pants.
I really like wearing them around the house.
I'm a really big fan of these blue ones since they used to belong to my buddy BJ. I'm so happy that he is sharing with me. Thanks BJ!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tanta Ness Visits

Tanta Ness is back from her grand adventure in Thailand and came over for a visit to catch up.
It is nice to have her back home and since she came by I haven't stopped talking about how long Tanta Ness's hair is and how I want my hair in a side pony tail.
I even drew a pictures of her in the bath tub with a side pony. Thanks for the visit Tanta Ness and welcome home!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Movember - Update

Dad didn't feel that the last photo was a true representation of the status of his 'stache. So, here is a better photo! Donate if you can!


Movember - the month formally known as November - is the month that Dad, along with a whole lot of other men, grow a mustache in support of prostate cancer research.
This is his mid-month progress!

The Jonna 2010

A few weekends ago Mom shipped me off to Grandma's and hosted the 2010 Jonna Invitational Virtual Golf Tournament.
This years tournament had its best turn out yet and its first corporate sponsors (thanks to Velvet Rope Productions, Simply, and Lavo Inc.)

With all the courses in the world at our disposal, we decided to play the executive course at Cardinal. Yes, any where in the world and we chose Newmarket!
We had a number of new golfers to the tournament this year and what they lacked in skill they made up for in enthusiasm. It is great to see the Jonna family expanding to include more people.
The golf was great and the conditions were perfect (sunny with a slight breeze), and our course had its own dj and own personal bartender! These are perks that no other golf tournament can offer.
After golf wrapped up we headed back to the Duntgomery residence for the awards ceremony before heading out again for dinner and dancing.
Sarah was the Master of Ceremonies and ran a quick and efficient awards presentation.
Gemma won the award for 'Most Creative Golfer'.
Patti was the proud recipient of a Lavo Inc. laundry gift bag for being the 'Cleanest Golfer'.
Obviously Carolyn won the Velvet Rope Sponsored 'Darcy Montgomery Best Dressed Award'.
Megs won the 'Sweetest Golfer Award'.
K-dawg took home the Simply sponsored Closest to the Pin. Katie took home the Longest Drive award, but I think that the photographer missed that presentation!
The team of Candra and Melissa took home the award for the 'Most Honest Golfers'.
And Liisann and Sarah took home the coveted Jonna jackets. Ending Katie's two year strangle hold on the Jonna title. A lot more stuff happened and fun times were had by all. For more pictures from the night go here.

Thanks to all the participants!

Halloween - Part 4

Wow, it has taken a long time to get all the Halloween pictures up. Finally here is the final installment of photos from our Halloween adventures.
Dad was in charge of carving this pumpkin; this pumpkin was Mom's major award from our trip to Collingwood earlier in the month.
Mom carved these super amzing Dora and Swiper the Fox pumpkins. They were a big hit with all the kids coming up to the door at Mark and Katie's. In fact they were by far, the most popular pumpkin that night!
Here are the trick or treaters heading out. Ready to brave the cold in order to score some loot.
And check out the spooktacular table setting that Katie put together. Halloween 2010 was such a success!

Dylan Sleeps Over

A few weeks ago Dylan came over for a sleep over. The next morning Dylan and I were very busy. While the adults sat around chatting and drinking coffee Dylan and I were decorating cookies!
We were both very good at decorating and tasted most things before they were placed on our cookies.
After we were done our cookie decorating Dylan and I sat down to watch some Dora.
We spent the morning hanging around in our pj's and playing; it was a great way to spend a Saturday. Thanks for coming for a sleep over Dylan. I hope we get to do it again soon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Twenty Seven Months Old

I had to bribe her with milk in order to get these photos, please ignore the milk drool on her chin.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween - Part 3

On the Friday before Halloween Dylan and I had a sleepover, while the adults went to some boring party.
Dylan's mom went as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games. It is a pretty witty costume; every 13 year old girl is jealous of her costume.
Mom went as Dora.
And Dad? Well, he went as a questionable Diego. You know that he is Diego because of the explorer patch!
Kissing cousins. The parents had fun; but Dylan and I had an amazing time! I'll put up pictures of Dylan and I from the sleepover later.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad Part 3

To celebrate the final installment of Daddy's birthday we went to Grandpa and Baba's house for a visit. No birthday party is complete without the official Dunton birthday cake. With no Joseph or Isabella to help; it was up to Baba and I to decorate the cake.
I watched intently as Baba put on the icing.
Then it was my turn to place the Smarties.
Sometimes you accidentally get icing on your fingers and Baba cleans it off for you.
Careful and precision is the key when it comes to Smartie placement.
The finished product.

Precision is also key to Grandpa's wine pouring technique.
Uncle Jon had to go to school and write an exam; so we had to wait for cake until he got back. While I waited for cake and presents I had my bath and got into my favourite piggie pj's. When Uncle Jon got back we did some serious playing to make up for lost time.

Then it was finally cake time. Baba and Emily supervised my candle work.
Big smiles Baba and Emily.
High five for a job well done. Then it was time to sing and help Daddy with his candles. I'm getting really good at it.
Happy Birthday Daddy;I think for the last time in 2010.

Thanks for a great visit Baba and Grandpa and don't forget you said that I could come over for a sleepover soon!