Monday, August 31, 2009

So Much To Blog, So Little Time: Part C

During my sister's visit, we went to the Bountiful Temple (Where Bret and I got married) and we did baptisms in proxy for our very own deceased family members. It's the first time I've ever done temple work for my own relatives.

This was my nephew Jeremy's first time to the temple as well.
When I was sitting inside waiting, my sister handed me some cards with names. It really hit me when I recognized those names and knew stories about these people or had even met a few of them. I just felt the spirit confirm how very true this work is and that there really are people on the other side waiting for this.

Among the people was my Grandfather on my Dad's side (He's the grown man):
My Uncle Sumner (The one Driving):
My grandmother on my Dad's side, Mary Viola Munn:
And my Grandpa on my Mom's side. (I was 12 or 13 in this picture):
It was just a really neat experience. I look forward to more.

Friday, August 28, 2009

So Much to Blog, So Little Time: Part B

This past weekend Kien and I went up to the SLC area because my sister, Kim, and her family came down to visit from Alaska. During our stay up there, we went to Hoogle Zoo with them. It was a lot of fun.

Kien has little zoo animal toys so I let him hold whichever animal he was looking at, at the time. Can you see his Elephant? That is little Braddock by the way, Becca's son. Kim and I grew up with Becca in Nome, Alaska.
Here's Me, Kien, and his cousin Addison on the Merry-Go-Round.
My sister Kim and two of her kids, Addison and Jeremy.
Kien told me that he wished he could be raised by apes.
We took the train ride too! I'm in the back with Kien, then there's Kim with Addison and baby Aiden, then up front is her husband Sean, son Jeremy, and other baby twin Reese.
Kien liked the Train ride.
And all the kids: Kien, Aiden, Reese, Bradock, Jeremy, and Addison.

So Much to Blog, So Little Time: Part A

Well shucks, I haven't blogged in a while and a lot of Stuff has happened. So I'll break it down into parts.

Part A

I chopped off 12 inches of hair and donated to Locks of Love. It was weird seeing my hair in a loosely braided pony tail on the counter in front of me while the stylist went to work on what was left on my head. It's probably what an amputee feels like when they see their dismembered body part. Ok, that was a bad joke. I'm sorry to anyone who has lost a body part that may have been offended by my previous comment. It's just that I recently read The Time Traveler's Wife where a man had to have his feet amputated so that's swimming around in my head.

Bret likes my hair cut. It reminds him of the good old days when we dated in Hawaii.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Kien

I woke up this morning and thought to myself "I can't believe I have a two year old." Time has flown by and that's what they say about having fun. Kien is my little ball of fun and I love him. He is a sweet boy. Yesterday Bret pretended to attack me and Kien FREAKED OUT. He chased after Dad and yelled "No!" He was just trying to protect his momma. To repay him for his heroism I threw him a birthday bash. Enjoy the pictures!

I made this cake for Kien. I love making cakes but you all probably already know that about me.

The Rowley's.
Kristi Barnes with Kien and Bryson.
Cute little miss Brooke Barnes.
Andrew working on his tan.
They decided to use the kiddie pool as a raft!
Kien is just like his dad- being a wallflower at his own party.
He was so excited about the presents that it was all a blur.
Mom sure must love you for making you a "fisss" cake.