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Thursday, July 1, 2010

That Dang Husband of Mine

So the other night I was in giving Brody his night time bath and haveing a grand ol'time when Jake screams "Hey Shelts, come look what I found!" me thinking hmmm he must have found something good he sounds excited....well he sure found something but I am not so sure it was at all close to good....A SNAKE! Yup he found a snake in the yard and thought it would be just great to bring it in the house and show me....Honestly? Why? I hate snakes. Between Brody and his mouse and now Jake and his damn snake I am not sure which is worse.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fathers Day

So Sunday morning on Father's Day Brody decides to wake up at 6:00 am. Jake and I decided we should probably get up with him so we all migrated to the living room. Jake on one couch me on the other and Brody running around playing. I eventually fell asleep and Jake was playing on the computer. Jake could hear Brody giggling and screaming by the front door and all of a sudden Brody come running around the couch with something in his hand. He threw it at Jake and it landed on the couch next to him and that's when it hit him on what it was ........A MOUSE!! Yup! GROSS! Jake woke me up and made me look at this brillant catch of Brody's.....ICK! He picked it up and threw it out side. I am not really sure how Brody was able to catch the mouse but I really hope that he doesn't catch another one.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010


My poor Brody boy is teething. Last night he woke up at 3:30 a.m. with a high fever and was so miserable. I gave him some Motrin and teething tablets. For about two hours he lay on my chest and let me rub/tickle his back. He periodically would look up at me and say “momma, momma” with the saddest voice and than give me a kiss. It was so sweet! Once his Motrin kicked in he fell back asleep and slept the rest of the night. My poor baby…

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Here we come

Sand Hollow here we come. Yesterday I would have blogged otherwise but today the vacation spot is in my future. I am going to Sand Hollow and yes me and my family will be getting into the water after all. It is going to be nice and relaxing and pleanty of SUNSHINE! Yes! Sunshine!! I am stoked!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


So I decided to take Brody to the doctor today. He has had this awful cough and runny nose and started wheezing again. So when I got off work I picked him and Jake up and headed to town. During our visit with the doctor he kept referring to Brody as a "Wheezer". It was almost making me laugh, by the end of the appointment I decided yup...Brody's new nickname is WHEEZER! LOL!

On a serious note:
Brody is doing just fine he is a child who has asthma but the doctors don't want to label him as an "asthma child" because most kids grow out of it by the age of 5 and if he is labeled as an asthma baby the insurance companies will give him higher premiums and pre-existing conditions.

So with some prescribed cough medicine and breathing treatments we should be doing just fine in no time!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

1st Hair Cut...

Brody got his first hair cut today! He was such a good boy, I think that he loved the feeling of the clippers vibrating on his head. Jake was the one to give him the hair cut and I was the one operating the camera and laughing!! It was a good time!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Fear of commitment: in much popular literature refers to avoidance of long-term partnership and/or marriage.

The above statement would defiantly describe my mother until Monday when she told me that she was ….wait for it…..wait for it….YUP! Getting married!! I think I am still in shock over the whole situation and will not fully grasp that this is happening until the day she says “I do”. I am very excited for her but WOW what a shocker.

So not only does this mean that my mom is getting married it also means that my family is growing…this will make for 2 step brothers, 1 sister in law (which I am excited for!), and the cutest little nephew! Ooops I almost forgot a step dad!!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Ok, so I have been an EXTREME slacker. I will give everyone a brief update so that you can catch up! You all know that Jake and I had our first child Brody. He is now 1! Yup 1! He has been so much fun and we don’t know what we were thinking when we said no kids! He is now walking all over the place like crazy and getting into EVERYTHING. His favorite thing lately is to sneak into the bathroom and play in the toilet. GROSS yes I know. Jake and I have learned to keep the bathroom door closed. Brody knows that he is not supposed to play in the bathroom because if by chance we do leave the door open he runs over there and if you yell at him he laughs!! Too cute!!
After a long time Jake and I decided that it was time to sell Hank. We couldn’t put the time and dedication in him that we need. Hank is a great dog and deserves lots of love and attention and Jake and I were just no meeting his needs. We sold him to and older retired couple that planned on taking him for long walks and spending a bundle of time with him. We all miss him and feel awkward without him but know that he is in a great home. We bought a lower maintenance dog on Sunday. She is an Australian shepherd. She was born on March 8th, 2010. She is multicolored with the prettiest blue eyes you have ever seen!! We have all fallen in love with her. She has started to chase Brody around the house and make him giggle non-stop it is so funny to watch them play.
Jake has been very busy taking care of the yard and animals and preparing the garden to be planted. He is such an amazing husband!!
As for me back in February I gave my notice to Nature’s Way and have started working at Wasatch Mental Health. I miss my fellow co-workers at Nature’s Way but have been enjoying the new job and the new co-workers. They are a great bunch of people.
Kersten and Rikki will be coming down this summer once again to visit with us! They will be here the end of July. We sure miss them!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Catch Up

So I am making a goal for myself and it is to keep my blog updated!! What do you think?!?!?! ....Tonight when I get home I will sit down and catch everyone up on what is goind ong with the Barney clan!!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Ok, So I have been a major slacker when it comes to posting on my blog!

Brody is growing up so fast he is doing all sorts of fun little things. Jake is home with him on Fridays while I am at work and he has started teaching him odd things. Last Friday he taught him how to give dirty looks and hit himself in the head!! Honestly, I don't know where he comes up with some of this stuff but Brody thinks its great!!