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My first layout of 2016 is complete! I used Winter Break papers and embellishments from Digital Design Essentials to put together this layout celebrating our 22nd anniversary. Molly took this photo of us when we were at Amelia Island the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at There Goes My Life...
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In my last post I shared my goals for 2016. I am happy to say that I am still on track! I just got back from the gym, a couple things are marked off of our home improvement list, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at There Goes My Life...
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I love a new year. Now, I’m not crazy about how quickly each year seems to approach, but I love the idea of a fresh start. I see each New Year as a do-over. You know, those things you got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at There Goes My Life...
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As Chris’ plane is probably close to landing in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, I thought it fitting to share this message he shared with our church family earlier this year when asked to speak about the mission. Many have asked why he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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It’s never good when the phone rings in the middle of the night. Good news just doesn’t usually come then. If it’s good news, it can wait until morning. Our phone rang last night just after midnight. I never expected... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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Warning: Proud mom post ahead! Miss Molly was inducted into the Junior Beta Club tonight. The Beta Club Mission Statement is “To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.” I am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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We have been out out of school seven of the last nine school days, and today we FINALLY had our first snow day. We were out all last week because we had freezing rain and icing. That is common here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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This unexpected week off from school has given me some extra time to scrapbook. I needed to catch up on some of my design team duties. I created this layout using Gina Cabrera-Myer’s new Mad Crush Collection available at Digital... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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Well, we’re into snow day number three and have already gotten the word that we will be out again tomorrow. We haven’t had a lot of snow – actually none until today, but it sure has been nice to have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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This is the second time I have set the goal to read a classic each month of a year. As I have gotten older, I have had the feeling that I haven’t read as many classics as I should have.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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Yes, it is only the third day of the year, but I am happy to report that I am making progress on several of my goals for 2015. Yesterday the kiddos and I went to the gym to workout. Elizabeth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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I love a new year. It’s a blank slate with so many possibilities. Some years I have made resolutions. Yes, every year like so many other Americans I make the resolution to lose weight, get fit! Some resolutions have been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at There Goes My Life...
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This trip went by so fast for me. It didn't seem like we had been there a week, and it was time to give out the food bags. Starting last year, Carlos changed the way that food bags were distributed.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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Tuesday marked our last day of clinic. This clinic was near the church in the Valley of the Angels. As was usual the entire team went to the clinic site to help get things setup and then the construction team... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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Monday was a tough day. I will just go ahead and say it. It was a rewarding day, but it was an exhausting day. Dr. Paul wasn't feeling well, so arrangements were made to use two doctors from thie clinic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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Sunday morning we came downstairs to find that one of our vans had brake problems. That came as no surprise with the frequency they are used here. We had to wait for the rental company to open so that we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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I am so far behind in posting! We are just so busy and by the time we get settled in the room at night I am exhausted. Saturday was a very busy day. We traveled back to Valley of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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Sorry I did not post last night. It was a long day, and Chris used my iPad to post to the team blog. When he finished I was just too tired. It was a very good tired though! We split... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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We've been busy since my post this morning from Miami! First of all I have to share something neat that happened on our flight from Miami though. Chris and I volunteered to sit in an exit row so that he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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It is 8:30 and I am already in Miami. That's an early morning. I decided to return to Honduras this year. This is my second trip and Chris' fourth. We will be boarding the plane in a few minutes and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
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In case you didn’t know it, last fall I returned to school to complete my Masters in Business Education. I had decided that teaching was something I would enjoy, and it would allow me to have the same schedule as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
There was a time in my life when several times each week I would post something here. When it started I had little ones, and I think it was in some instances an attempt to keep my sanity. I loved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at There Goes My Life...
Over the past weeks or maybe even months, I have been thinking a lot about what I want 2014 to be. To be perfectly honest, I'm not sad to see 2013 go. I'm not one to wish my life away,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at There Goes My Life...
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Wow it's been a long time since I posted anything. Suiting that I should decide to post today. It's a special day. Twenty years ago today, I became Mrs. Christopher Barnes. Wow. Twenty. Years. Seems like I shouldn't be much... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at There Goes My Life...
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Good news this morning! Chris' levels continue to improve and it looks like we will be on our way home in a little while. I know that he will be so happy to be at home. Yesterday he was much... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at There Goes My Life...