Monday, June 16, 2008

catch up!

Lucy and Eve eating popsicles!

We went to Charlotte last weekend to have a visit with Tonya and Katelyn! Here are few pictures of the girls! We had so much fun taking pictures like the paparazzi of these two little clowns!

A few weeks ago we picked our first fresh home-grown strawberry! Lucy loved it!

Daddy's little bug!
While we were in phoenix last month we had a birthday party for Lucy with all of my family. and Little loo-hoo after all the company had left just stood- up in the middle of the room and decided that it was time to walk! She has been non-stop since! My grandma was totally beside herself! We are so happy to have our little one walking! She is so much fun!

She didn't waste anytime devouring her cake!

Aunt Kerry and Lucy
Uncle Nick and Lu-Lu
Gigi loves her Lucy!
Nan, me and Nat went out for a quick lunch to our favorite PB! We had fun getting all the kids together! I miss you guys so much! I cant wait to move back and see each other more often! Loves
Sweet Nan, Colby and Brylee!
Grandpa and Lucy! These two are a pair of monkeys! Thanks for everything dad! We miss you and love you!
Grandpa Barker and all his crazy Barker grandkiddos! We had fun wishing Ben's dad a happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed all your treats and your bright shinny new red lawnmower!
Ben with Lucy and Josiah! I didn't get too many picts of the boys while we were in Seattle but here is a good one of Siah! We miss you guys and love you tons!
While in Seattle we had a bday bash for Lucy with all her Barker cousins! She is not so happy in this pict. but she had a great time with everyone!
Jo-JO and LU-Lu! These two are going to be trouble!
A little Bocce...... we had a lot of fun even though it was so COLD!

Here is Hattie-Belle, Josie, Lucy and I! We had so much fun hanging out! We painted toenails, did hair, and watched H.S Musical! Can't wait for another girls night with you Hattie!
Barker boys!
I can never get enough "girl-time" with you guys! We had fun and I think a few memories will be burned into my brain from Brooke's language that night!
(left to right: me, brooke, amber and candi!)

Friday, June 13, 2008

summertime fun!

We went swimming the other day to cool off from our sauna of a house! Lucy really enjoyed playing in the water!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

ninety degrees and eighty percent humidity

I've been in a little bit of a funk lately with my blogging, amongst other things. But, right now this very minute I had to blog about the picture posted above.
I live/have lived a very "cushy" life thus far, until about 3 days ago.... and that is when I realized how much of a pansy I really am. Our air-conditioner decided to take a rest the other day warranting in frantically rummaging through the yellow pages for a serviceman's number. Unluckily, most responses were "we can come out on thursday".... well, you know what... that really isn't going to work.
So, "Mr. Social" walked next door to the house that is being remodeled and buttered-up his new-found friends.... and what do you know? 45 min. later a repairman was at our door-step. Although our speedy serviceman came to a quick rescue... the part that needed to be ordered could not be here until today.
I just knew this was going to be a looooooooooong few days. The humidity is about 80% or more with the temp at around 90 degrees. And for all you lucky arizonians.... humidity is NOT your friend! So, as we speak the repairman is driving away, air-conditoner working properly, and I am basking in my rapidly cooling office typing away as my daughter is ripping one post-it off the stack at a time, and do I care? NOPE, because the sweat beads are no longer on her nose and her hair no longer feels like we just got out of the tub.... and tonight I know that she will sleep very soundly because she is lacking in her 2 a day naps for today due to the extreme heat wave in our home. So, for me, today, at this moment right now I am relishing in going back to my "cushy" life.
So this post is for you Willis Haviland. Iheartyou!