Saturday, December 27, 2008

Give a way

Okay all my scrapbooking friends, you may want to check out this site..... LIFE AS LOU

She is having a big give-a-way...... I just had to let you in on it!

A Wii Fit Christmas Eve

As a special treat, since we were laying low Christmas Eve, except church, George and I decided to give "our" gift to the kids on Christmas Eve this year. We also were trying to use it to our advantage for our sleep sake as well. Long story short, Lauren woke us up last year at 4:00 in the morning for Christmas. Being the wonderful dad that George is, he couldn't tell her to go back to bed, so we all drug (and I do me drug) our sorry behinds out of bed for a cute little 7 year old. That included our son who was 17, without to much complaint. It's amazing that Lauren has us all wrapped around her little finger. And to think, I was trying to make that a short story... hehehe

Back to the they are unwrapping the Wii fit.

We all are having a blast with this Wii fit. I highly recommend it. It is great fun for everyone. Here is George, trying to Hoola Hoop, at this moment he is trying to catch hoops.
I thought I would include a picture of my sorry little tree this year. It is truly our Charlie Brown tree. Our schedules this year didn't give us time to go chop one down, so we had to opt for a cut tree on a lot. I guess every tree needs a home, right? This will be one that we'll remember in years to come.

Here we are all dressed up and ready to go to church on Christmas Eve. We had to take it front of the fireplace this year. We would have overpowered the tree. (hehehehe) We had a wonderful Christmas, and my true wish is that we all could have this feeling all year round. Christmas brings joy and sorrow. Joy ~ being with the ones you love Sorrow ~ missing the ones you love

Please be careful as you travel and as you celebrate the new year.

God Bless!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

George, Josh, Lauren and I, wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Thanksgiving was wonderful. We were able to go to my mom's, which is a couple blocks away from us, for Thanksgiving. Family...... What would we do with out them? George took the "man" camera with us.... but guess what, I forgot to put the memory back into it, after downloading the last batch of pictures. OOPS! But luckily, dad just bought a new camera and was willing to try it out. :)

Isn't this the cutest little turkey ever? (okay, I don't get out much) But, these were sitting at our places for dinner. My dad, yes- for those of you who know my dad, you did see that right, my dad made these Thanksgiving morning for everyone.

This is my sister Lisa, and my nephew Aaron.

This is my Grandma Morgan

This is my wonderful mom............. (hug)

On Saturday, we went to Columbus to visit with George's side of the family. We celebrated Ali's 16th and Ryan's 13th birthdays. We also celebrated Christmas. We did have the memory back in the "man" camera by then. :)
I guess I should elaborate a little more about the "man" camera. I call our Sony SLR the "man" camera just because its so big and bulky. My Cannon Power Shot is the "Blonde" camera, because I know how to use it. (hahahaha)
Now That everyone understands what the heck I am talking about, (sorta)....We have pictures.....
Jenna won "Musical Tiara"

Ali....with Ava, her sweet sixteen birthday present

Ryan, 13 already? uh-oh
Lauren was so excited when she opened up presents

Josh got the BIG L, from Jenna, hehehehe

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

It has been a very ~ very busy week here in the Barrett house. Thank goodness I am not having Thanksgiving here, not that I would mind.

George was so sweet and decided to take down the border and re-paint the dining room...... in two days. LOVE IT!
Now I have to decorate. :)

Mr. Reid just couldn't get enough of George, he was at the gate quite often. Now he knows how to open it! George is going out to get a latch today. :)

If you look on Buddy's nose and under his eye, you will notice paint. He decided to get nosey and sniff around......

Those Golden Retriever's!

Lauren and dad decided over the weekend that one day this week, they would get up and go out to breakfast before school. Just a special treat for Lauren, since George has been put on a different shift and she doesn't see him for just a little bit on Thursday morning and then Saturday. It also just to be the morning that the tooth fairy came to visit. We have been waiting and waiting for that tooth to come out..... FINALLY!

We are so very thankful for all of our family and friends. We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Small Fryday

It's Small Fryday!!!

No, really it is Sunday, don't run to your calendar. I have been meaning to tell you all about this awesome blog that I have been visiting faithfully and this gives me the perfect time to do so. Not only am I letting you know about this wonderful site, I in turn, am learning a new thing in posting. YEAH!

The Blog is MckMiracle at and I have a button on the side of my blog,if you would like to pop over to take a visit. I totally encourage you to do so. But be ready to be touched. Their story is amazing, from the beginning to now. They have 4 beautiful children and an awesome miracle to tell everyone about. The MckFamily has an awesome faith and are down to earth, everyday people, who love to share their life of a house of 6.

Remember when your mom asked you to try to eat something new, you might like it.......I am asking you to try might just like it. I am sure you will.

Thank you for listening.... I truly love this blog, and just wanted to share it with you.

I hope everyone is have an awesome weekend.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I've been blogging for A short time now, guess who got their first award... Thanks to my friend Rachel at Pretty in Pink. Thanks so much for thinking of me. Do I really deserve such an award with all those other awesome blogs out there. Hey, but I will accept it. Does this mean I get to go buy a special outfit for it? :)
So, here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.
Instructions:On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well.To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gadget.Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.
My Five Favorite Addictions
1.My Family..... Yes we are a family of four, I am not counting myself. But I have 3 dogs. So, I am guessing that the two little small dogs can count as one. I just love my family to pieces. They are the reason why I get up in the morning. They are for sure my peanutbutter to my jelly. :)
2. Photo's ~ I just love taking pictures. I think that is my new interest. Beyond the everyday pictures, I catch my self carrying my camera in my purse now. Taking pictures of anything and everything.
3. Stamping/Scrapbooking...... I haven't been able to do the scrapbook thing lately, but I still am addicted to it. I have a room to call my very own. It seems like every time I go in there it gets smaller and smaller, because I have added to it.
4. I am truly addicted to blogging. ~ Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am addicted to blogging...... YES! I said it...... I just love interacting with other people. There are so many interesting people out in this world, that I would never be able to meet if didn't blog.
5. A bargin..... I love to shop! But man oh man, bring on the bargin! Totally addicted to the bargin. If its out there, I will sniff it out. hehehe
I am passing this award on to 5 fabulous blogging people I have met or know.
(they are in no particular order)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Can't get a puzzle done without these animals bugging me!

Miss Lauren decided one day during the weekend to put a puzzle together in front of the t.v. As you can see, that didn't go so well. As soon as the table went down on the floor, Mia was THERE! Then of course if your on the floor, you are fair game for Buddy. Notice the paws on Laurens legs? Lauren didn't have a chance to get that puzzle done.
Maybe next time, Lauren.

Lauren's bus admirer

This is just so funny~ I just had to share it. Back in August, Lauren found out this boy around the corner from us, liked her. The way she found out was, he kept trying to kiss her on the bus. So, when I asked her if he said anything to her, she said yes........ She replied........he said he loves me......AND MOM, HE'S A SECOND GRADER! The funny thing was..... I just happened to have a camera in my hand that day and was snapping shots as she came walking in the door telling me all this.... PRICELESS!

So, the update to the bus admirer of this morning..............................
He isn't trying to kiss Lauren any more, since I told her that she needed to kindly tell him to PLEASE stop. But he is giving her the "I love you" sign, and calling her "TOOTS" all the time. I am cracking up! Because if you knew who this boy was. It is all funny to me.... I am sure in a few years I will not feel this way.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Yes, I am posting about Halloween. Halloween was officially 11 days ago..... boy am I late or what! As you have noticed, not up to posting lately..... not feeling myself. Working on getting better, though.... sloooooooow process. :(

We actually had trick or treat on Halloween night here in town. We invited some special friends over (and I do mean special (wink, wink)) hehehe. And we all went out and begged for candy. Then came back to our house for a little fun. Josh had to work, but was able to join in, right at the tail end when the kids started bobbing for apples.

I just love that my friends and I all have kids the same age and they all can grow up together. Just think, in like 20 years they'll look back at the things they did together........ (Should I break out in song????? MEMORIES, like the.......) your lucky, I can't remember all the words.

Also, has anyone been to the malls this past weekend? George, Lauren and I went this weekend and about lost it..... There he was .... SANTA sitting right in the middle of the mall, waiting for all the kiddos to sit on his lap. I just couldn't believe that he was there already. I am posting about Halloween and which was 11 days ago and Santa is at the mall..... doesn't seem right. But then again, I am listening to Christmas music and putting up Christmas trees in my house and buying presents. I guess I am rushing Christmas too.. But I just love that feeling. I just wish it was like that all year round. :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday. Oh, and just to let you know, Christmas is 44 days away. hehehehe

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bowling Green Visit

A couple weeks ago we loaded up the family for a visit to BOWLING GREEN.

We were quite impressed with their small/large college. Josh has also decided to change his direction also. He is thinking computers now. Which is totally fine with George and I. We were wondering why he wasn't thinking that at the beginning.... but we are only parents, you know? I decided to take my "blonde" camera with me so it wouldn't be so obvious that I was toting around this HONKING big camera on campus. But when we were taking the tour, I was to into it, to even think about it. So, as you can see, Josh was having a little fun before we made it there. Corn fields all the way there and back.
On the way back home it got a little crazy................... Just check out the pictures.
Poor George, he was sooo tired, he had worked that night and got home about 15 minutes before we left. But we couldn't leave him out of the fun too. :) hehehe

Thursday, October 30, 2008



This is what I have to do.......

1. Go to your pictures
2. Upload the 4th picture of the 4th folder
3. Post it
4. Tag 4 of my friends ( Okay, I am just saying in advance.... SORRY!)

This was back in April of 2005. Lauren has always loved being in front of the camera. WOW~ that was three 1/2 years ago. Where does the time go? It's hard to believe that at 8 Lauren knows what she wants in life. Is that really possible? She has said for over a year now, that she is going to New York for Fashion, after she graduates high school. She does have this certain drive. She loves gymnastics..........She LOVES life! I just love to watch life through her eyes. It's awesome.

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN...........

Tag~ your it!

1. Ann
2. Rachel
3. Janeen
4. Chris

So, it's not that hard.... It actually makes you blog. :)
Come on- you can do it. I know you can!

Thanks, Cecile......

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Smucker's Hot Ice Cool Sounds

Last night we had a great time at Smucker's Hot Ice Cool Sounds. Peter Cetera and The Cleveland Pops Orchestra were there. The music was wonderful and and the skaters were fabulous. Our seats, four rows up and right in the middle. It will air on Christmas day on NBC.

Anyhow...... I can say this was a night to remember.... We had VIP passes and were able to go to the after party to meet the skaters. Lauren was able to get all the signatures and photos except two that didn't stay. She was in heaven, but I have to admit, so was I. I think one moving time of the night was when Peter Cetera sang a couple of songs that George and I had in our wedding. To have such beautiful and graceful skaters right in front of you performing, WOW......