Thursday, March 26, 2009

Zoo Atlanta

On March 17, 2009 (my Daddy's b-day!), Mark and I went to Zoo Atlanta with our friends Kasey and Lydia Edds. We had a blast and here are the pictures :) I posted a lot, so here goes!

Getting ready to see the zoo!

Pretty flamingos! There were a ton of these!

Gorilla having a snack.

Mark looking at the gorillas.

Posing with the gorilla family.

Mark was trying his hardest to get down and play with these animals at the petting zoo. When I knelt down to let him, he wasn't sure about Mr. sheep.

We are kangaroos!

Entering the Asian animals section.

Being silly! :)

My favorite picture of the day! We were in a living tree house.

Riding the kimono dragon.

Lion cub!

Me and Kasey. The kids were napping so we decided to have a little fun of our own :) Timon from Lion King.

precious! He liked the elephants.

Elephant Mark!

My favorite animal of the day.

Elephant getting his snack.

All done! They did great all day, but finally gave it up :) Sweet babies!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This was the invitation I made for Mark's party. I love photoshop!
Here they are...Mark's 1st birthday pictures :)

This was on the front door of the house (There were more decorations but I didn't want to bore you with the little details.)

I am 1!

Our family :)

Mark's very own little cake, that was actually huge!

The big jungle cake

Mark with Nana and Paw-Paw

Opening presents with Mommy

Mark's new bathtime tugboat. He loves this thing!

This was the only gift he opened himself. He was easily distracted.

He loved his cookie monster!

Playing with Paw-Paw

Digging in :)

My favorite picture!

All smiles!

Look at his belly...he was SO full.

He was so covered in cake he turned the bath water blue!

Hope you all enjoyed seeing Mark's very special day! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March 4, 2009

My baby boy turned a year old on March 4, 2009. These pictures are from that day. Birthday party pictures are coming soon!

I made cupcakes for Mark's class for snack time!

My 1 year old!

The following are from Wednesday night at church in Mark's cradle roll class!

Finding the bees

Playing with a flower

Here Mrs. Marsha

It's buzzy bee :)

Trying honey for the first time...he likes it although this picture says "not so sure". He wanted more after he finished that bite :)

Learning about the fish. They are about to make them swim! He is amazed :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

1 year ago today...

A year ago today I lost a special man in my life, my Paw-Paw, Frank Edward Barnes. There are so many things I could say about him but the one thing that I always think of when I remember him is how much I loved his hugs. Paw-Paw was such a loving, big-hearted man. He has left a mark on this world with his generous spirit and open heart.
I am so thankful he got to meet my baby boy before he left this earth. It was truly the most precious sight I have ever witnessed, besides Mark being born. He got to hold Mark the day before he passed away and I'll never forget that moment. I thank God everyday for that moment and for me being able to hug him one last time.
I know he is in heaven, and I look forward to the day that I will be with him again. I miss you and love you always.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Well today is the biggest day so far of my journey as a mother(besides actually giving birth)...the FIRST birthday! I can't even begin to tell you how fast this year has gone by! He looks so big compared to then. I wanted to post some pictures of Mark from the day he embraced the world. Enjoy! Happy Birthday monkey!

Mark and Mommy!

Our family

Right after he got cleaned up!

So precious!

Just born!!