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Merry Christmas from the Barrs!

Merry Christmas from the Barrs!

For the first time in nearly 13 years, we’ve decided not to mail out traditional Christmas cards.  Instead, we’ll save trees and money by posting a little end-of-the-year family update in the blogosphere. Ryan has been with E&J Gallo Winery for more than 13 years.  Currently, he serves as Director of Wine & Grape Supply and […]

Reuse, Repaint, Redecorate

Reuse, Repaint, Redecorate

Over the last thirteen years I’ve developed a love… then hate… then love-hate… and back-to-love relationship with our house.  Is it my dream home?  Not necessarily.  But right about the time I start to get irritated with living here, God presents me with the opportunity to realize we’re right where we’re supposed to be.  This house […]

Second Thanksgiving

Second Thanksgiving

For Ryan’s side of the family, Thanksgiving is a multi-day extravaganza.  Most of those in attendance travel from hither and yon so the celebration begins as soon as the first faction arrives. Festivities included decorating gingerbread men (because it’s never too early to celebrate Christmas, especially when the cousins won’t be together then)… and a […]