Family Updates

New Year, Newly Improved Blog... Here Goes Nothin'!

New Year, Newly Improved Blog… Here Goes Nothin’!

As the tagline of my blog indicates, my brain is a terribly overwhelmed and disorganized place.  And you, lucky reader, get the privilege of discovering the output of all that chaos.  🙂  So here we go… My phrase for 2012 was “Be Intentional.”  It was a great reminder and motivator for me to use my time and […]



Evan Jackson Barr! Our newest addition arrived via c-section at 8:43am on December 22nd.  He was 20 1/2 inches long and weighed a whopping 9lb. 14oz. He has made a smooth transition into our family, and has proven to be a very quiet, very mellow “little” boy.  The dogs (particularly Nikki) are VERY protective of […]

Recent Happenings

Recent Happenings

Here’s another brief update of life since my last post… In September, Ryder started a gymnastics class at our neighborhood community center.  He was surprisingly timid at the beginning of the first class, but it didn’t take long fo him to warm up to the idea.  After all, who wouldn’t want to be allowed to […]

Catching Up... Again

Catching Up… Again

So far, my desk apron has done the trick!  Ryder has grown bored of trying to get under my desk, but has found many other mischievous fun things to do.  Unfortunately, he still climbs under the other part of my desk (under my feet) and pulls on all the cords, etc.  I could probably easily remedy this […]

Catching Up

Catching Up

It appears that I’ve been neglecting my blog for quite some time.  The last draft in the cache is from just after Halloween… and truthfully, I’m even more behind than that! In September, Ryder turned one.  A business trip opportunity arose for Ryan, and it turned into an early birthday celebration for Ryder as well. […]

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby!

Today is my sweet baby boy’s first birthday! I know it’s cliche, but time really has just flown by. And it really does seem just like yesterday that we were checking into the hospital (although I’m knocking on wood that there will be no hospital visits today!) and preparing to meet our little guy for […]

First Post... And I'm Already Complaining!

First Post… And I’m Already Complaining!

I never intended to start off my blog… a document of my journey to the “new me”… with a gripe, but I just can’t help myself.  I’m becoming increasingly irritated with the selection of fabric and ribbon choices at my local JoAnn’ s and Hobby Lobby.  And I could live with small selections if it […]