This past weekend we went downtown to take some family pictures. They came out great!
As the Barrows look back on our year, a lot has changed! Adrienne Louise Barrows came to us February 3 and we have been blessed to have such a good baby! We have just loved being parents and are looking forward to what the future holds for us!
Jamie just started his 3rd year at Columbia Sothern University in November. He has been making the long drive to Orange Beach, Alabama (work) and back to Milton, Florida (home). He carpools when he is able to, so that cuts back on the cost. He is a software engineer and has been really enjoying his work. Sometimes he has long hard deadlines to meet but other times it’s a little slower. Though there is never a time where he has nothing to do! Jamie is involved with our church by occasionally leading our Bible Study when our leader is out of town.
Kierra is still at home with Adrienne. And time is flying by! There is always something that needs to be done around the house and there is never a time that she has “nothing” to do. She enjoys every moment of being a mom and being able to be home with Adrienne everyday! Adrienne does keep her busy especially now that she is more mobile!
Adrienne…well she is growing up so fast! It is hard to believe she will be one very soon! She loves to play with things she is not supposed to have…such as cords, dad’s computer, the TV remote, & eating plants! Her favorite is getting into the cords to play!
Jamie lets his girls travel since he is unable to get a lot of time off. During the summer the girls had the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis, Atlanta, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lynchburg, & Dover to visit family members. In August, the whole family went to Ohio for a Taaron (Kierra’s brother) & Tiffany’s wedding in August. This put our traveling to an end until Christmas.
As the year comes to an end, we are thankful for God’s greatness to us. We look forward to hearing updates on you & your family. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
If you want to see all the family pictures we took for our Christmas card, check out this link.
This was our first Christmas together after being married. Jamie had the whole week off and also was able to get the following week off as well.
Jamie and I decided to open our gifts on Christmas Eve since we knew we were going to have a busy day on Christmas. And we would be traveling the following week.
Christmas morning we spent over to the Barrows’ house exchanging gifts with the family. Afterward, we watched a movie and had dinner. Later that evening we had met up again and played card games.
On Sunday we drove to Atlanta to catch our flight to Frozen Tundra of the North (AKA Ohio). We made our connection with no problems at all. And the flight was uneventful.
When we landed we were greeted with an inch of snow and more coming down. It’s about a 45 minute drive to the Long family home. So the continued snowfall was a bit of concern. But made it safely and thankfully we were in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. So despite the snow, we were able to drive up the driveway. Otherwise, we would have had to walk all the way up in the snow. There were many activities planned for the week and the whole family trickled in over the next few days. Each day it snowed a little more.
On New Year’s Eve we exchanged gifts and then sat around and visited with each other. Later we played with the nephews until it was time for the ball to drop. Jamie and I had the privilege of staying up with our nephews Landon (5) and Layton (3) to bring in the 2010 Year!! The next day was the Traditional Christmas Dinner with the Long family and Mr. Keith.
Saturday everyone headed out. Each going their separate ways back to their homes. We drove from Ohio to Atlanta on Saturday and then Sunday we headed back to Florida looking forward to warmer weather. When we arrived here we found out it was going to be a cold week and every day it was to be below freezing at night. So I guess the cold followed us home.