Thursday, September 4, 2014


I'm still here.

And I have a new friend. 
His name is Omar.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

August says

Gus: "Mama, I don't like you anymore."
Mommy: (fake crying) "Whyyyyy?"
Gus: "Because I LOVE you."

Monday, May 26, 2014


Nine years ago today, we became parents when God gave us Porter.  He has brought us joy from the first day, and I am so proud to call him my son.
Happy Birthday Porter!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day

I love Mother's day.  I love celebrating my own Mother and I love my darling children celebrating me!

"The love of a little girl and her mom is when they do things together and when they help each other and when they share things.  They always snuggle each other and go places together like Old Navy."
Brooklyn-age 7

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Barnes Yard is packing up...

And moving!  
After 3 years of totally bursting at the seams in this house, we bought our forever home.  Good things come to those who matter how impatiently. 

I get a butler's pantry.  
Excited doesn't really cover it.

Now you know why I've been MIA.  Packing, sorting, tossing, selling...everything.  My motto for the new house is we are getting more space, but we are going to live with less STUFF!  Purging feels so good.

Monday, April 14, 2014

See you on the other side old boy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

face update {3 weeks}

Okay, because I'm sure you were dying to see this, here is my naked face after about 3 weeks of using Nerium day and night cream.  It's hard for me to see a difference because it's my face.  What do you think?  Maybe a little less puffy around the eyes?