*G* TURNS SIX!!!

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:33 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019

MORE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE!!

BABY SHARK DO DO DO DO DO!!!

I just LOVE his expressions!!

OUTSIDE IN EARLY JANUARY!? YES PLEASE!!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY *G*!!!

*G* TURNS SIX!!!

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 1:14 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RAWR!!!!

That guy – he’s DARLING!

That guy – that’s his aunt he’s hugging – his aunt before she’s a momma herself – that SPECIAL bond!!

I CAN’T EVEN DEAL!!

ONE MORE PARTY POST!!

*G* TURNS SIX!!

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:41 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Can you believe that I’ve known Stephanie for TEN years!? I really can’t!

I also can’t believe that her biggest little guy is SIX!!

*G* had a JURASSIC PARK party – so I had to show him my tattoo – because it’s also my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!

Stephanie was an aunt to this sweet girl before she was a momma to her own kiddos – and it’s such a BEAUTIFUL bond!

BEST SHIRT EVER!!

Stephanie may have opened up her little guy’s gift to build it – BEFORE the party started!!

It’s VERY dangerous to have a baby around me when I have a camera – birthday parties – weddings – you name it – I WILL FIND THE BABY AND TAKE ALL THE PICTURES!!

Stay tuned for MORE of the party!!

FAMILY

Filed under: family,holiday,just because,my family,parties — admin at 12:31 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

If you didn’t know – we live right next to my husband’s parents. And a few houses down from them – Jared’s uncle & aunt!

Marilyn asked if I would take a few photos of the four of them together for Christmas!

Brenda & her brother!

MAKE SURE YOU GET THE PICTURES!! MAKE SURE YOU MAKE THE TIME for the people that you consider dear to you!!

ENOCH TURNS FIVE

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:10 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NOVEMBER 19th! The day our baby turned FIVE!!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?

He’s been talking about this cake for MONTHS!! A FERDINAND CAKE!!

And this guy – closer to 8 than 7!!

BROTHERS!!

GAMES & BOOKS & BASKETBALL CARDS & CASH & MOVIE TICKETS!!

THANK YOU dear friends & family! THANK YOU for celebrating & loving our Enoch guy!!

CELEBRATING GRACE ELIZABETH

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:08 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Have I mentioned that my dearest best friend is having a baby!? I think I might have!

Aiden couldn’t WAIT to help open ALL the presents!!

HOMEMADE BABY BLANKETS – THE BEST!!

That guy – he kept everybody laughing the entire time!

I am NOT a party planner. It’s NOT my thing! Turns out – it’s NOT Sierra’s thing either!

BUT – WE DID IT!!

MISSY – I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS GOING TO BE HERE SOON!!

KRISTI & PATRICK – 9.23.2018

Filed under: an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,marry me,parties,wedding — admin at 11:32 am on Friday, October 5, 2018

I’ve NEVER been to an engagement party! And when I get to see faces I haven’t seen in years – it’s even better!!

I love that top shot – hair thrown back – a big laugh – childhood FREEDOM!!

THAT SWEET FACE!! THOSE CHEEKS!!

That last time I photographed her family – she wasn’t in it!

You KNOW how much I LOVE chubby babies – but did you know I also LOVE curly curls!?

She REALLY wanted to get OUT of that dress!!

Kristi messaged me about her upcoming engagement party – and was hoping I would be available! Thankfully – I was!

Their families and friends were gathered around – playing fun games – eating good food – drinking craft drinks. And a TOAST!

To the newly engaged couple!

“On behalf of Kristi & Patrick – thank you for coming to their engagement party! The question you get asked the most after you get engaged is – when are you getting married? DO YOU GUYS WANT TO GET MARRIED RIGHT NOW?!”

WHAT!! LET’S DO THIS!! SURPRISE!!

She’s got his ring READY!!

MARRIED!!

I LOVE THAT SHOT! Checking out his wedding ring!

Kristi had a special gift for Patrick’s daughters!

Kristi told me to just come and do my thing – cus she loves my thing. THIS IS MY THING!!

MOMENTS LIKE THESE!!

A change of clothes and a new necklace!! Today I tell your dad I do and I promise to love you forever too! BEAUTIFUL!!

I’ll post the rest of the afternoon tomorrow!!

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town,parties — admin at 10:27 am on Friday, August 10, 2018

We painted the boat. We went to the movies. We went back to camp to get READY FOR THE RACES!!

Enoch and his little friend raced together in their blue race-car!

THE MACY FITZGERALD!!

Macy & Fitzy were the ONLY kiddos in their age group to have TWO in the boat!

Those kiddos – they paddled their hearts out. They knew they wouldn’t be first – but they didn’t cheat the course. They did it exactly how they should have.

THEY FINISHED! TOGETHER! With burning thighs and smiles and laughs – they FINISHED! AND – NO WATER IN THE MACY FITZGERALD!

I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PROUD!!

IT RAINED. It rained all morning and cleared up JUST IN TIME to race – and then the rain rain rain came down down down!

Kids with shoes on the wrong feet – I LOVE IT!

LOOK AT THE DRIPPY JUICE! WATERMELON MIGHT BE THE BEST THING ABOUT SUMMER!

This girl – she’s a DEAR ONE!!

THANK YOU Matt & Johna for a FANTASTIC WEEKEND! We can’t WAIT to spend some time at the camp ground this fall!!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Filed under: bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my town,NCA,newsworthy,parties — admin at 11:48 am on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Our school is expanding! And as you know – expansion costs a pretty penny!

We are trying some new and fun ways to raise money for the school – including a DRIVE IN MOVIE!!

In July we watched HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

Enoch didn’t hang for the whole movie but Fitzy made it to the end!

FITZY TURNS SEVEN

Filed under: baby barden,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,parties — admin at 10:53 am on Monday, May 14, 2018

Typically we have a BIG party with all the people but this year he asked me if a few friends from school could come over for a NERF gun fight!

OH – and mom – can we invite people over from 1 to 4 so that we don’t have to do lunch or dinner? Just cake?

OH SWEET BOY! ALL THE YES!!

Did you know that I wanted to put EAT BEFORE YOU COME on my wedding invitations!? SO – this whole “we don’t have to feed people” was speaking my language!!

And THANK YOU ERICA for the AMAZING cake!!

WHERE DID THE LAST SEVEN YEARS GO?!

Fitzy – you are kind and sensitive. You are sympathetic and caring. You are SO silly and SO helpful.

I tell you this often – but I’ll say it again and again – you are more than my momma heart could have ever dreamt!

They had a GREAT time!

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