Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good Times... Good Memories...

What a wonderful weekend!!! Here are the highlights -
Beth, Jeremy, Noah, Jonathan, Peyton, & Susan
The Sextons came to visit us in Royston, Georgia! I was so excited for their visit, knowing we would make many memories!!! We stayed up late talking, ate lots of delicious food, played with our boys, & caught up on our busy lives.
Peyton & Noah sharing Cheerios! 

Beth & Susan 

Bath Time: Our boys will hate this picture in 10 years! 
Thank you Sextons for coming to visit our home.  It's weekends like these that I treasure & do not feel quite a far away from close friends & family.  It's conversations with best friends that uplift me & carry me through tough days.  It's a reminder that as parents we all are learning together.

God has blessed us with so many wonderful friendships & I am grateful! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Family Time

Peyton at Evan's Orchard in KY 
Jonathan, Peyton, I have spent a week on the road.  Jonathan's grandmother, Mimi, died early Monday morning.  We traveled to Mississippi to grieve & celebrate Mimi's life.  We had the opportunity to see most of Jonathan's family - breakfasts with Papa Rusty & Nana, playtime with Lele, & catch-up with Jonathan's cousins & old friends.  I loved getting to meet Jonathan's cousin, Brittany, who just recently moved from California to Alabama.  It was special to share a holy moment as a fairly new Barlow family member.
After the funeral, Peyton & I flew to Kentucky to see my family.  Mom & I both had fall break & enjoyed a long weekend together.  We ate my favorite home-cooked food, shopped for the baby boys, & enjoyed fried pies, fudge, & carmel apples at Evan's Orchard.  It was perfect weather & a wonderful break!

Grandmama Fraley & Peyton 

Anna, Susan & Peyton, Nancy & Carter

Peyton & Pilot 
Peyton & I had a LONG flight home.  There were mechanical problems on our first plane, delaying us 3 1/2 hours in Kentucky & then 2 1/2 hours in Chicago.  Therefore, Peyton met all the pilots, got to push many buttons, walked the airport, & survived many hours of travel!!! Thankfully, we finally made it home! What a traveler - Peyton drove through 3 states, flew through 4 states, & smiled the entire (almost...) time.
We are now anticipating the arrival of Jeremy, Beth, & Noah Sexton tomorrow!!!! YEAH!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pickin' Pumpkins!

A Barlow Family Tradition - to go pick pumpkins, purchase a large bag of yummy apples, & to eat a homemade fried apple pie!
This fall, Blake & Shellei joined us for our family tradition up to Cornelia, Ga.  We had the BEST time, beautiful weather, fun with Peyton, & brought home many, many pumpkins for our front porch.
Shellei, Susan, & Peyton 
Peyton picking out his pumpkin! (we did buy it!)
My pumpkin'! 
I LOVE fall in Georgia! The weather is perfect, the days are still long, & the southern home-cookin' is amazing (apple pies, apple butter, fall dips, etc.).   Enjoy your weekend! Any fun fall family traditions in your house?