A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: an hour in the life,bardenisms,family,farmlife,just because,lifestyle,my family — admin at 11:16 am on Monday, April 26, 2021

A quick shot of me with that dreamy hubby of mine!!

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: an hour in the life,animals,bardenisms,family,farmlife,just because,lifestyle — admin at 1:47 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021

It’s been a LONG time since I took photos of my kids with my parents!!

BASEBALL in the backyard!!

I can’t deal with how GIANT this guy is! He’s only TEN and he’s THIS tall already!?

Hey Enoch – can you just make a normal face!? No!? Okay – weirdness will do too!

SNOWBALL!!

Time for a bigfoot hunt!!

I need to make sure to bring my camera with me on adventures more often!

 

 

THIS IS US

Filed under: bardenisms,family,just because,my family — admin at 2:58 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021

You would think that I would be better about getting my own family on the schedule for family photos!!

Thankfully Megan was able to fit us into her schedule in October.

I absolutely LOVE our red Japanese maple trees that line our driveway and I REALLY wanted to have our photos with them this year!!

Fitzy LOVES to read – much like his mom & dad!!

The one who made me a momma on this earth. My beautiful – old-soul boy who is growing into such a unique and thoughtful guy!

This guy – We worked to find a rhythm and a healthy relationship together – and I’m SO happy we put the time and hard work in! Because he is truly a joy!!

BARDEN BROTHERS!! That might be one of my favorite photos of the two of them!

Last year I said that i might not be able to pick him up like this again – but I can. I can’t hold him very long and I’m pretty sure that I won’t be able to do it this fall!!

THOSE LEAVES!!! Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL!?

Jared and I will be married SEVENTEEN years this June – and I can honestly say that I love him more than ever!!

We try every year to get a shot with mom-mom and bacca!

Some updated shots of me – JUST BECAUSE!!

And as I’m sitting here typing this – I am resisting the urge to shave my head again. BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

He loves me so very well!!

Megan – THANK YOU for fitting us into your schedule and giving us memories every year! I love you dear friend!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: bardenisms,family,friends,my family,my town — admin at 11:49 am on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Last year we took a photo of ALL the kids together – so I made sure to recreate it again this year!!

Do you remember the photo from last year!?

Grace has certainly changed the most!!

ENOCH GRADUATES KINDERGARTEN

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,my family,NCA — admin at 2:28 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Enoch graduated KINDERGARTEN this year!

At first we thought that only Jared & I would be able to attend but then we found out that he could bring 10 guests!!

He read a story about a wet goat!

He counted to 100 by 5′s!

He did a report on bees & where they live & how they sleep & what they eat!

He told his teacher a secret – but he doesn’t whisper very well!!

Mom-mom & Bacca came!! Pa & GG came!!

His teachers – they ARE amazing women! And Mara came too!

BARDEN BROTHERS!!

Enoch. Your name means dedicated. And you are VERY dedicated. You are a ball of energy. You ask ALL the questions. You help. You feel all the feelings.

I’ve loved watching you grow and change this year!!

WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

 

COUSINS

Filed under: bardenisms,family,my family — admin at 12:12 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020

My brother and sister made a quick trip home over Memorial Day weekend!

When the 5 grandkids are together – we HAVE to get an updated picture!!

9. 5. 8. 6. 9.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

This guy – he has short legs like his dad. But he REALLY wanted to climb this.

And then he lost his shoe. And I laughed. And I took pictures. And then I helped him up after he got his shoe.

But. I laughed.

Can you find the Enoch guy!?

I noticed birds building a nest on our light. We have LOTS of great nest spots on the back deck. But NOT here. So I put a snake up. But they didn’t care. The tin foil worked!

Boxes from the FOOD PANTRY!! Imagination!!

Enoch’s favorite snack – dry elbow noodles!! I find them EVERYWHERE!

UNO!! SUDOKU!!!

BANDITS!!

We got LOTS of apples at the FOOD PANTRY so we made apple crisp!!

This guy – his mind RACES!! He’s getting stuck & obsessed again. It’s how his anxiety comes out. So we’re all working together.

And I can honestly tell you that the majority of our time together is joyful!

THAT PICTURE – can you HEAR his laugh!? It’s my new favorite!!

What are YOU doing to spend your days!?

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: an hour in the life,baby barden,bardenisms,creek exploring,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 11:30 am on Monday, April 20, 2020

Which one will win!?

He looks VERY nervous!

SNAKES!! Thankfully I’m not afraid of snakes – because we’ve run into LOTS of them!

We lost a car – and the boys tried their hardest to find it – BUT I had to stick my hand in that hole and search for it!

MEAT STORAGE!?

Mom – will you hold my hand!? YES SWEET BOY!! Because one day – you won’t ask me!

Throwing cars off the waterfall – finding the small silly things during this crazy time!

Another snake!!

MORE SNAKES!!!

Enoch said – Mom!! This looks like a tiny little honey bee nest. It’s so cute. Can you press it in a book so I can give it to the girl I’ll marry someday!?

And then my friend Ericka told me about Trypophobia!? Have you ever heard of that!?

ONE MORE POST about our day!!

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: an hour in the life,baby barden,bardenisms,chef fitzgerald,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 4:57 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2020

QUARANTINE 2020.

I wonder if the memory will always be so vivid in my mind. We were at after school care playing with classmates. The breeze was blowing and spring was on the horizon.

The governor called for all PA schools to close for 2 weeks.

We went to my parents that night. I had a wedding reception Saturday. I stocked up on groceries – those that I could – before coming back home Sunday evening.

It’s been a little over a month. A month of distance learning. Almost a month of Jared working from home. A month of virtual playdates.

A month of changes. A month of less spending. A month of less income. A month of social distancing.

I decided to carry my camera with me earlier this week to document our day.

Toys that have sat in the corner are being played with.

GAMES. Carcassonne. RAT A TAT CAT. Scattergories. DOMINOES!

Enoch and I were on a team for Scattergories and our letter was L.

Enoch – we need to think of a word that starts with L – something that you are afraid of.

Losing you mom. CUE THE TEARS.

Enoch – we need to think of a word that starts with L – something in this room.

Love mom. CUE MORE TEARS.

I asked the boys what words they wanted to put in our windows. Since everyone coming into town sees our house FIRST.

My mom made us some masks. And Enoch reminds me EVERY SINGLE DAY that he wants to go to Wal*Mart and get a TIME WATCH as soon as we are allowed.

Most days – I wake up and put on my robe. It’s chilly downstairs but our boys run hot. Clothes are optional at this point.

Our kitchen table has been reserved for SCHOOL. Thankfully we have an additional laptop that Fitzy can use while Jared works.

DISHES. SO MANY DISHES. SO MANY TIMES A DAY.

Helpers. Little chefs.

ART CLASS!!

It’s been a hard financial hit for us. I can’t work and Jared is working but not at full salary. BUT LOOK AT OUR FRIDGE. It’s full.

And so is the freezer. Because of food pantries & school lunch programs!!

We brought the basketball hoop to the kitchen since Jared is working in the playroom.

So. We do schoolwork and we play games. And we do dishes. And we listen to music. And we watch TV.

And we go outside. We play in the ravine.

We give accidental crazy haircuts. And keep them. To embrace our weirdness.

We race cars.

We play.

Stay tuned for the rest of our day!!

THIS IS US

Filed under: bardenisms,creek exploring,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,my family — admin at 12:40 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019

We spend our summers outside. The past two summers have been spent creek exploring. WE LOVE IT!!

In September – I asked Megan if she would take photos of us in our FAVORITE creek!!

BUT – we grabbed a few shots with the neighbors first!!

The boys brought some LEGOS with them. Because this shale is the PERFECT place for LEGOS!!

I ADORE THAT SHOT!!

That might be my FAVORITE picture of us!!

LOVE IT!!

Those shots – they mean the WORLD to me!!

I LOVE THAT ONE TOO!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH MEGAN!!!! These are my FAVORITE family photos yet!!!

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