Saturday, December 19, 2009

I made a 24 hour trip to New Orleans/Baton Rouge(much, much thanks to Katie Finley:)) to see my baby brother graduate in civil engineering from LSU! Unbelievable!! Stephen(but I like to call him Poon) has served the Lord throughout college and I can't wait to see what the Lord has for his(and Blythe's) future!

Poon and his gf

Mom, Mikayla, and me cheesing it up
My mom, dad, maw-maw, and paw-paw(Mom, you crack me saw Lyn with the camera)

Stephen being silly...which is not unusual

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Please pardon the lack of quality of the pics. I took them with my trusty phone and wish I would have had my camera. We went to an indoor jump arena with some of the Lucas' kids(there are 5 total, but only 4 came) and I had a blast. Yes, me(the girls did too, of course). I didn't know the adults could join in the fun but I was worse than a child. Here's a few pics...
Montana on the mega-slide(my fav)
Mo jumpin


I walked into Montana's room and found this on the floor! I asked her what happened and she said, "Look, I still have lots of hair." So, I now believe the ouching when I brush her hair may not be as painful as she makes it sound!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Back to the Doc...

Doesn't look too sick, huh?
Let me outta here!!!

But, with our Christmas clothes on(jumpers made by Grandma)! Montana started telling us her ears hurt on Saturday evening, poor thing! We found out today that they are both infected...again, and she's back on antibiotics. Here they are waiting on the doc...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Girls

I'm enjoying the seasonal outfits!
These shirts say "elf in training"...i love it!
Sage is learning the Minnie pose already
The ornaments are soooo fun to play with...

Sage watches sis very close at all times

And decides she will join in!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2nd Advent: PEACE

God is so faithful! Our dear friends, The Finleys, started an advent gathering last year to gather families(with lots of little ones) and celebrate Jesus! It has been such a special time and I know a blessing to each family! We missed last week because we were traveling back home, but the Barki's had a crowd tonight as we sang, read scripture, and shared about God's peace in our lives! We attempted to get a pic of all the kiddos on the couch...
Setting up
Take 1

Take 2

Take 3

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Snowy Morning!

We woke up to a beautiful snow-kissed morning and the last of the snow flurries! What a treat!!

Random shot of the girls in more Christmas attire!
Across the street...isn't it lovely?
A memorable morning

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Blake met me at the pediatrician's office yesterday so we could ensure Sage's ears were okay after a few people told us they thought her ears were bothering her. Her ears were fine so Blake asked Dr. Levin if he would pierce them. So, we walked out with earrings! We thought they may bother her since she's a bit older than Montana was when her's were pierced, but she hasn't played with them once! And they are adorable if I do say so myself!!

And, I have a few Christmas outfits I've bought or made and want to share as they wear them!
The big model kept running away!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What a kid!

This little boy is Brandon. He is 3 and we get together often so he and Montana can play. He also has a 1 year old little sister. But, last night at our family CMMA(Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama) gathering, he sang so sweetly as Blake lead us in song. He has the dearest parents who are teaching him how to love Jesus just like they do. It was just so precious and a moment I won't forget!

Thanksgiving 09

We had a great visit with the Booths and the Putnams who traveled from North Carolina to spend the weekend with us! We ate delicious food, much thanks to Grandma!! We had a new sister-in-law this year too...and that was lots of fun! Blake, Montana, and I also went to the LSU game and won...even in overtime...what a crazy football team!

The lovely table
Breland, about 5 minutes after finishing his plate
Momo is playing cards and looks up to no good;)

Sage and the Thanksgiving tree

We will have a new cousin soon!