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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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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mom and Dad

My parents have a blog!! Take a moment and check it out!


Also, Edward is trying to walk! (video to follow)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays!

From the Barnes Family

10 Months!!

Edward is a thriving TEN month old!!

He can take two steps by himself; however, he still prefers to crawl.

He takes only one nap a day, and that is if I am lucky and spend an hour trying to get him to fall asleep.

He is nearly 29 inches tall and 22 almost 23 pounds. He is a big boy and laughs all day.

He loves to be chased and to hide under his blankie. Peek a boo is his very favorite game.

YES, he is such a joy... and I can't say it enough, I LOVE THIS BOY!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bath time

You can never have enough Edward, right?

Usually, Stephen gives Edward his weekly bath, but Edward was feeling a bit sick last week (double ear infection) so I gave him a comforting warm bath and decided to snap a few pictures. OH BOY is he CUTE!!!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is it the end of the year already?

It is honestly hard for me to believe this year is almost over. Edward is growing like a weed. I took him to the doctor the other day, he had an ear infection, and found out he is 28 almost 29 inches tall and 22 pounds!! He is wearing all 12 month clothes and will soon be in to 18 month clothes. Such a cute big boy. He has 2 teeth and 2 more just about to poke through.
I can already tell he is getting a little bit of an attitude. He has to get his way. If I take something away from him... AH... he screams. He is smarter than I think. He loves to bite me with his two teeth and might be walking in the next five years. He has been crawling for the last 4 months!!! He is not ready to take any steps.

I am still TOTALLY enjoying the musical and to prove it here are a few more pictures!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

White Christmas back stage

What is a post with out Edward? Love this picture!!

White Christmas!!
The best thing about being in the ensemble... playing different characters!

Wow, what an incredible opening! I have made a lot of friends and had a wonderful time singing again. I took a few pictures to document my experience. Enjoy.
Sexy Woman on the Train (My solo in the show)

Dancer in Act II

Posing with Betty Hanes (Emily Melville)

Bing Crosby, I mean Tad Harris as Bob Wallace

Larry Aguilar as Phil Davis. Me dressed as Tess, Bobs Assistant.

My friends in the Ensemble Leah, Stevie, and me.

Me and my little friend Stevie
I have nooks like this ALL over the house. One outside, two by the front door and One upstairs. What do I do??