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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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Friday, October 22, 2010


I woke up last night at 12:48 AM to the sweet smell of something burning. Without hesitation I grabbed my glasses and ran to Edward's room. I didn't see smoke and the smell was not coming from upstairs. After thoroughly checking around his room I proceeded to make my way downstairs. As I stepped down the last step, I saw it! There it was, burning in our fireplace! Stephen was nestled up to the fire playing a video game. I guess the alarm in my face didn't show because he didn't seem to think anything was wrong as I walked toward him. I said dreamily, "I smelled something burning." Then I turned around, walked upstairs, and went back to bed.
On a completely separate note, I would like to know of any advice mothers can give about what they would change/do differently or anything that helped them get through labor and delivery. I realize this is my second birth and I should be a little more prepared; however, it is always nice to hear others experiences so that I can be even more prepared for the coming birth of my second child. Any story or advice is welcome.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

8 Months!

I have to admit, time is going by rather quickly for this pregnancy. I am anxious for our little guy to join our family; however, I know we are a little more prepared than when we had Edward. Our ultra sound technician wasn't as good as our previous technician and this is our last inside picture of our precious little baby boy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


To the love of my life, my wonderful, loving husband, Stephen!!
After nearly three years of training, moving to another state, and countless stressful days; Stephen is now a Certified Professional Controller.
Facts about becoming an Air Traffic Controller:
a) 40% of all people who start the training program never finish.
b) Training can take anywhere from 2 years to 10+ years.
c) Paid training!
d) Training is relentless; trainees endure years of tests just to learn they didn't pass.
e) Once you finally pass all of your tests you are considered a "greenie" for the next 5 years!
We are so excited here at the Barnes home to finally be done with one part of our journey. Stephen has worked long and hard and I know he will be amazing at his job!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just a few things

This month has been a busy month for us here at the Barnes home. We have been playing hard with friends and, of course, with Grandma B! Here are some of our highlights including a Balloon landing right across the street!!!

And the winner is....

Haley Hatch!!