Monday, February 27, 2012

p52 week 8

Project 52 Week 8-Cabin Fever
(linked up with Darcy at my3boybarians)

We've all been sick with nasty colds this past week so I'm a little late in posting my Week 8 project. Lucky for us, we aren't dealing too much with cabin fever this year. In fact, it was 81 degrees here a couple days ago! But, on this particular day, we hadn't been outside for a day or two because of our sickness so the kids went NUTS when I opened the back door!

Jack climbing the tree in our backyard--big accomplishment for him!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Grandma and Grandpa VISIT!

Grandma and Grandpa Barry came to visit this past weekend! We all had a REALLY great time, ate way too much food and spent some good quality time together.

Garrett and his Mom
Grace and Grandpa-flying kites!
putting puzzles together with Grandma
Jack or Grandpa (can't remember which one!) learning how to play Angry Birds
On Sunday, we had the other Virginia Barrys up for dinner--Grandpa's brother Mike, his wife Cynthia and their son, Shawn and his girlfriend all came--SO LOUD, but a GREAT TIME!
3 generations of Barry Men!
Jack even got to show off his bike riding skills!
So much fun, come back soon!

Friday, February 17, 2012

P52 Week 7

Week 7-True Love
linked up with Darcy at my3boybarians

There is no love more true than a mother's love for her baby.

(beautiful baby I, my good friend M's little princess.)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

p52 week 6

my project for P52 this week!

Week 6-Drink Up!

my fuel after a long day. sometimes my mid-morning snack. whatev.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Garrett turns 30!

Check out the photo below--it's the weekend Garrett and I "officially" became boyfriend and girlfriend. He was 22, I was 21. Fast forward 8 years, a marriage, 4 moves and 2 kids later and now that crazy 22 year old is THIRTY!!
I can't even begin to express how proud I am of him-he's a wonderful husband, a great father, and a kick ass NFO. He's accomplished more in his 30 years than most have in a lifetime.
Keep rockin' on, babe!

We celebrated his birthday at a local sports bar with a group of our friends and a favorite couple of ours, Chris and Marcy. Chris and Garrett share the birthday!!
the 2 DIRTY 30s!!

On his actual birthday-Super Bowl Sunday-we had a relaxing day of church and eating.
He almost always requests the chocolate/peanut butter combo for his cakes and this year was no different. I came up with the cake on my own from a couple different recipes I'd seen.
Devil's food cake with a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie middle, frosted with peanut butter frosting and topped with chocolate ganache. It was crazy good....and 3/4 of it remain in my freezer!
please take note of the dolphin and hammer head shark on top of the cake. Jack's contribution.


Sunday, February 5, 2012


My photo was one of Darcy's at FAVORITES for January!! So excited! LOVING this Project 52!!!

click HERE to check it out!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Life on the Pond

We have some sort of body of water in our backyard--we call it a pond, it looks like a river, but is as big as a lake. Whatever it is, the kids LOVE it.

fishing...Grace just sticks her pole in the water and says she's caught a fish. Jack, however, is AWESOME at casting--can't wait til the fish are actually biting!

The geese came over to our yard today so naturally, we had to feed them.
Grace goes running toward the pond and Jack, ever the cautious one, screams at her to
"stay back!"
Love how he protects her.

she wanted to hold one!

p52 week 5

Week 5-Shadows

"the Me on the ground doesn't have eyeballs, Mommy."