Sunday, November 25, 2007

Kyler's Blessing Day

We decided that since a lot of family was here over Thanksgiving that today would be a good day to have Kyler's blessing. Josh gave Kyler a very special blessing. We are so glad to have him in our family and love him very much!! Thanks to all who were there.

Kelsie & Kamrin with their brother.

Grandma & Grandpa Helms with Kyler.

Grandma & Grandpa Barnes with Kyler.

The whole Family

Three Generations of Barnes Boys.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Tooth Fairy

Last night the tooth fairy made it's first visit to our house. Kelsie had been playing with this tooth for quite some time. She insisted that it was loose. It didn't look loose to me and I have a pretty weak stomach when it comes to teeth, so I didn't dare see for myself. Well yesterday afternoon at lunch Kelsie's Grandma Barnes grabbed a napkin and yanked it out for her. At first she looked a bit scared. I don't think that she expected it to bleed.

Now she is constantly sticking her tongue in the space, she's not quite sure what to think of the whole thing. A lot of her friends have lost teeth lately and she knew all about the tooth fairy and the whole money thing. Right when she got home last night she put her tooth under her pillow and the tooth fairy brought her $2. Now she can't wait to loose all of the rest of her teeth!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

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Plenty to be Thankful For

As I have been getting things ready for the Thanksgiving holiday I realized that I have been so busy that I haven't spent much time reflecting on what I am truly thankful for. I decided that this was a good place to list some of those things that I am thankful for in order to make me stop what I am doing and take some time to truly think about it. So, this is what I came up with....

1. My eternal family. I learn something new from them each day. It's very comforting to know that we will be together forever. I can't imagine my life without them.

2. The gospel. Without that it would would be very difficult to do what we do every day not knowing what the future held and that all this hard work will pay off in the end. I am especially grateful for the atonement. It's good to know that Heavenly Father knew that we wouldn't be perfect and helped us out a little.

3. My husband. He is such a hard worker. No matter what were to happen I know that he would do anything to provide for his family. He also knows how to play when the time is right. He is such a good daddy to his kids. We all love him very much!!

4. My home. Not only my home, but that it is where it is. I am so blessed to be able to live in a free country. We have so much here that so many people around the world do not have.

5. Good friends. It is so nice to know that there are other women facing the same challenges every day. How nice it is to be able to surround yourself with them to uplift and inspire you.

What are you thankful for???

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I think we need a new bed.....what do you think??

This is the bed that we have had since we were married. Josh made it for my birthday while we were engaged. We really like it. It's in really good shape considering how many times it's been moved up and down stairs, stored, etc.

Well, what's the problem you ask?

Our kids!! Lately they start straggling in one at a time starting at about 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning. Eventually I am the one getting kicked out. This is what my bed looked like this morning at 6:30 this morning (yes, 6:30 on Saturday morning):

So, even though I love this bed I think that it is time to upgrade to a King bed and save this one for Kyler or the guest bedroom. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I have been trying to get a picture of Kyler while he was smiling. He has not been very cooperative. Finally, this morning after his morning feeding I was able to get a few. He was smiling and cooing for almost an hour.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Kelsie was a pirate for Halloween. Josh's mom thought that a parrot would be the perfect addition to her outfit. While walking through Wal-mart with my mom, I was telling her about the parrot. We went to the Halloween aisle to get some candy and my mom saw a parrot with elastic to hold it on your shoulder. The parrott ended up being the best part of her costume. She was so funny. These pictures were taken at her school party.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Unfortunately, Time Flies.......

when you have a new baby. Kyler is 6 weeks old on Wednesday! I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. I just wish that I had the time to sit and hold him for hours. I just know that one day I am going to wake up and he is going to be three, then six, etc. It has been such a neat experience to have a spirit so fresh from our Father in Heaven in our home with us. He has helped our family grow much closer and has definately helped us realize how blessed our little family is. I was thinking today about how lucky I am to be able to stay at home with our kids. When both of the girls were born I had to return to work after about six weeeks. I dreaded it, but life had to go on. Sometimes I wonder what little things I missed while I was working. I made sure that I didn't miss the big things, but I know I missed the little everyday things. As Kyler is turning six weeks I've definately spent more time thinking about how fortunate I am to stay at home and help Josh instead of working a separate job.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Little Hunter

Kyler's aunt Jamie supplied him with his first camo. Isn't he soo cute? I can't believe that he is already 5 weeks old. I need to take some more good pictures of him. I have learned that with each child I have gotten progressively worse at taking pictures and I have to get better, or else I will have no pictures of him!