Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snipits of our Week!

Wow - where has this week gone? We got back into our routine - with last week off from snow.  I had to get used to making my lunch at night, setting my alarm, & kissing Peyton good-bye as I head to work. A few highlights -
1. I LOVE to read, so when I have 30 minutes to curl up & read in a day...I am a happy woman.  This week, I finished the book, Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman.  It is the story of Steven Curtis & Mary Beth Chapman's life journey - family, fame, adoption, & losing their 5 year old daughter. I shed many tears & I would highly recommend it.  Mary Beth also has a blog - which is fabulous! It is -
2. At church we began our new Bible Study, David, Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore.  It is the updated version of A Heart Like His. I have completed this study with my mother & sisters, but am motivated to do it again.  My prayer - learn new insights from God, make new connections, & meet new friends while doing this study. The link for Beth Moore's blog:
3. This weekend we had WONDERFUL friends from Atlanta come visit.  I forgot to take pictures of Peyton with our friends, so here are some old snapshots -
Our Best Friends: Drew & Lindsay

Our Best Friends: Chuck & Lauren! (Peyton in womb!)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Days!

Having Fun in the Snow!
In Georgia, it is a BIG deal when we get snow (Unlike in KY - growing up snow days were pretty normal through the months of Dec - Feb)! Yesterday at church, congregants offered us firewood, discussed our "plan" if the power goes out, & reminded us to go to the store for any last minute groceries! School was called off BEFORE the snow even came....haha! But, the snow did arrive & we've had fun playing all afternoon.
As we woke up, my south Mississippi husband made a list of "Snow Day To-Do": build a snowman, make snow cream, create snow angels, & invite friends over to play.  Our friends, Shellei & Blake Adams came over to help build a snowman (we didn't make much progress), eat chili, & just enjoy a Monday off from work.  Our wonderful babysitter, Mary Catherine also came over to play with Peyton! What fun! Here are pictures from the winter, white day:
Peyton loved the snow! 

Mary Catherine & Peyton   
Peyton 4 months old: January 1st
I couldn't resist Peyton's 4 month picture - our little boy growing up so fast! This week, Peyton began teething, rolling over (from one end of the den to the other), & sleeping through the night (YEAH!)!!! As Jonathan ends phone conversations, "Be well..."

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A White Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas - quiet in Royston & fun-filled family time in Kentucky! Jonathan did a wonderful job leading his first Christmas Eve Service at our church.  We are trying to make NEW traditions (combined with some old Fraley & Barlow traditions) as a Barlow family - looking at lights on Christmas Eve, cooking a turkey dinner for Christmas Eve (leftovers on Christmas Day), JB making pancakes Christmas morning, watching movies & making a fire in our beautiful fireplace.  Here is Peyton (& Derby - who jumped into the picture Christmas morning) -
Peyton & Derby Christmas Morning 

It began to SNOW on Christmas day in Royston (unusual for GA)! Church was canceled for Sunday, so we drove through the night to KY.  JB drank lots of coffee, went 30mph through the Jelico mountain, & got us safely to my parents! Pictures of our trip to KY -
Anna, Nancy (& Carter), Peyton, Me, & Mom 
Lunch at The Glitz in Nonsuch, KY - A MUST for KY Gals! 
Shower for Baby McCann & Baby Downing!!!
The Fraley's, Boatman's, Yuhas', & Barlow's
Our tree is outside for the trash, our decorations are in totes, & my list for Christmas clearance items is made for next years holiday decor.  My favorite time of year is Christmas and I am sad it is over.

May God bless you and your family this new year.  Happy 2011!