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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stephen and Edward


Cash Spencer

Congratulations, Veronica and Roper!

Monday, May 25, 2009


A few friends stopped in Albuquerque over the weekend and took us to the beautiful Albuquerque Aquarium. The fish were wonderful and we even got to "pet" a shark. We also walked through the botanical gardens to smell the amazing flowers. I think Edward might have even enjoyed himself.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Too good to be true

Sometimes it feels too good to be true. I, Julie Barnes, have a little baby boy. Some days are easy and some days are not. I don't want to take any day for granted. I try to treasure every moment I have with Edward. It took Stephen and I 2 1/2 years to get pregnant and the rocky road of pregnancy ended with a 7 day stay in the NICU.
Sometimes I just look at Edward and realize what a true blessing he is in my life. A miracle. I have not ever been much of a "kid" person, but I truly love my "little mr.". He is indeed a joy and comfort in my life. I am so glad I have him in my arms and get to give him little "baby kisses" through out the day.
Sometimes I worry, worry that I will wake up from this dream to find out it isn't real. I love being a Mom and I love Edward. It is a true reward to spend my days with the love of my life, Stephen, and our little blessing, "mr. Edward". Edward is distinguished and I know he wouldn't cry if his baby tummy didn't hurt. He loves to analyze things and just stare at faces. The job of a Mom is truly a blessed job.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Run, Julie, Run!

Edward and I have been going for short 2 mile jogs lately. I have been trying to "get back in shape" but that seems impossible some days. My boss from the LLS reminded me that it is almost time to start training for the Nike Marathon! YIKES! Am I really ready? I feel a little shaky with my running. I am not even sure I can do 5 miles let alone 26.2. So, I guess I will need to kick up my work out a little bit. OH NO!

Friday, May 8, 2009


This picture is from my week visit to Kingman. My Dad feel asleep right along with Edward. So cute!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Edward in all White

My parents brought two outfits for Edward to be blessed in... Stephen chose the cute tuxedo. So I decided to snap a few pictures of Edward in his little white outfit. Enjoy :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby Blessing

Edward was dressed in his Sunday best, a tuxedo! He looked so cute. We were very blessed to have family drive 7 hours to help bless little Edward this past Sunday. Stephen said he even got a little choked up as he started to bless the baby. What an amazing experience. Thanks for all who participated.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Getting bigger...

Little Edward had his two month check up (and shots) on Wednesday and to my surprise he is now 13 pounds and 23 inches long! Wow, he grew fast. One more pound and he will almost double his size from birth! Incredible!

A new trick!

That's right ladies and gentlemen; Edward can roll over! He has been practicing since he was 2 months old and I finally got a little video. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Congratulations, Stephen!

I woke up this morning and this was on the table....

Congrat's Stephen for five honorable years serving the
United States Government!