Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Lord Works In Mysterious Ways

Our house has been up for sale since late February. At the beginning, we had lots of lookers, but no offers. Just before I went on bedrest, we lowered the price and had a few looks, but I went on bedrest and the calls stopped. Completely. The entire time I was in bed, not a single call. I had Journee on Thursday. Between Saturday and Tuesday, we had 12 lookers and 2 offers on our house. I think the Lord knew how hard it would be for Brian to take care of me and get the house ready for a showing. I am so glad we got an offer. I really think the Lord was helping us during my bedrest and now he has helped us to get an offer. Our ward split last week and we were put in the new ward. Our plan is to find a house in the new ward because I think this is where Heavenly Father wants us to be.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Journee's Burial

We buried Journee this morning right next to her sister, Trevee.
My brother, Greg made me and Journee both beautiful leis. My friend, Torrye made a beautiful flower arrangement for the top of her casket.
Charlee and Oaklee sang "I Am A Child of God". They did such a good job.
My mom's friend, Sue, made a beautiful little papoose dress for her to be buried in. I am so grateful that she gave us such a precious gift.
This is a picture of our family with the casket. Oaklee's head looks like it is popping out of the casket like a magic trick. A little spooky if you ask me:)
Our cute kids with their sister. Trevee is buried just to the left of the picture. The cemetery sells parent plots on the next row so people can be buried by their kids. Brian and I are going to be buried there. Brian's dad thinks he and Brenda will be buried there as well. It is a beautiful place where the bodies of my two sweet angels are buried. It was such a beautiful service. I am so thankful to all of my family and friends for their love and support. When we got home, my friends from the Relief Society brought in great food and we felt the love from them. Thank you to all of you. I love you and appreciate all of your help.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I feel bad for ditching church today. I went to take the sacrament and took Jax and Charlee home right after (they are both sick). I just wanted to go and take the sacrament because I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father and I needed to show him how much I appreciate all of the love and strength that he shows to me. I have been thinking about my testimony the last few days and I really want everyone to know how grateful I am for how things ended up with Journee and Trevee. Losing Journee makes me sad, but I am so honored to have been given the opportunity to give her sweet spirit a body. I saw her move in ultrasounds and felt her in my tummy. I know her spirit is with me as I grow from this experience. Last night, Brian and I went on a date and after, we had to run to the grocery store. When we were walking in, I felt truly happy for the first time in a long time. I have been living with a fear since Trevee was born. That fear is gone. I am grateful for the 3 beautiful kids I have here on this Earth and I know that they have 2 very special angels looking out for them.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brian!!

My cute hubby is 32 today. We went to eat at Ah-So and ice cream with our friends. We had such a great time, so Happy Birthday, Brian!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Journee LaBelle Barry

Sweet Baby Journee is here. Small but perfect!!
This is Journee with Brian's wedding ring up her arm.

A little update on our last crazy couple of days with our sweet Journee. Everything looked great in our ultrasound on Wednesday morning at the Perinatologist. She looked great in the ultrasound and my cervix was closed and 2.5 inches long. At about nine that night, I started bleeding and Brian took me to the hospital. They gave us less that a 1% chance that I could make it to 24 weeks (The earliest okay gestation). Brian and I did not want to make that choice. When I got up to the bathroom, my water broke and the decision was made for us. We are both so grateful that this happened. We had to wait until there was no heartbeat before we could induce labor. She had a heartbeat on Thursday morning, but about 3:00 she was gone. A couple of hours later, she was born on Thursday, April 23rd at 5:10 pm.. She was so beautiful and perfect. We got to hold her and dress her. She weighed 8 ounces and was 8.25 inches long. We are okay. The kids are handling it great. I am sure we will be sad for a little while, but we are looking at the silver lining. Journee is with her sister Trevee and her cousins Quinn and Baylee. Charlee, Oaklee and Jaxson have each other and Trevee and Journee have each other. Jaxson says that Journee lives with Jesus and I agree. He is such a smart boy!! Thank you to all of my friends and family who have been so involved and supportive in this pregnancy. We love you so much.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

So, I think I figured it out... the unsure feeling... the doubt... the fear. I went into bed with Jax and Oaklee at 20 weeks and brought home 7 pound plus kids 16 weeks later, so why the fear in this pregnancy? I think it is because with them, the thought of failure never crossed my mind. I always knew that I would be able to do it. Trevee being born at 22 weeks was a fluke. It was not my fault, but it is so hard to remember it sometimes. I think discouragement, fear, and self doubt are Satan's tools to bring us down. I know that Journee is going to be okay. I have faith in blessings and the priesthood, but some days are harder to stay positive than others. 1 week down and I hope and pray for 18 more just like this:)

Monday, April 20, 2009

I have the BEST Husband!!

If you think I have it rough, just look at my great husband. He gets up and gets ready for work, gets Charlee dressed for school, makes me eggs, toast, and pancakes for breakfast. Then he takes Charlee to school and goes to work until 6. He comes home to find me still in bed in my jammies and makes the family dinner, does homework with the kids, cleans up dinner, puts the kids to bed, cleans the rest of the house and plops into bed next to me. He is a great man. I can't imagine going through a single day without him. I could not do this without his love and support. I just feel very lucky and blessed to have him today and every day:).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Our Day With Dad and Sparky

Brian spent the day with the kids and I sent my camera :) They went to ASU to watch a scrimage game.
They played on the field and showed off their guns.
Jax really needed a nap.
Oaklee posed with everyone. Here is Chris McGaha.
Jax and O with Big Sparky!!
Oaklee and some cheerleaders. Check out her go devils fingers!!
They ran all over the field.
Oaklee and Sparky

Humor Me... Again

I am so glad so many of you humored me.
Just so you know, my weird defect is that I have OCD when it comes to lotion. I HAVE to put lotion on my feet every time I get into bed even at 3:00 in the morning.
So, here is my new question:
When you were young, what was the meanest thing you did to torment a friend or sibling?
I want to know you all aren't perfect hehe.
Oh, and Journee is using my bladder as a trampoline today, so it is fun to feel her wiggling around :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Humor Me

So, this past New Year's Eve we played a game with some friends. In this game, a person asks a question (some questions are too racy for my G-Rated blog), and everyone writes down their answer. The person has to figure out who says what, so here is what I am thinking. I am in bed for, well forever it seems, so answer my blog so I know I have friends out there. Here is my question:
What is one weird thing you do that others may not know about?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2 Days Down

Okay, I can't count the days or this will take forever! I spent the day in bed and heard a few funny conversations...

Charlee: Mom, we have a mystery to solve.
Oaklee: (Running around the corner, yelling) Charlee, I found a clue.
C: Oaklee, wait here while I go get my notepad to write down the clues.

(A minute later... The clues)

The garage door is open
The alarm went off
The van door is open
We can't find Grandpa

Grandpa went outside... Mystery solved!!
(Thanks to my Dad for being the babysitter all day!)

Oaklee asked why I was on the couch to eat dinner and said, "That's not bed rest, that's couch rest".

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's A...

Journee LaBelle Barry!!
I am so excited! I also found out that my cervix went from 4 inches to 2 1/2 inches in less than 2 weeks, so I was put on bedrest today for the duration of my pregnency. I will continue to get weekly shots and cervical measurements. So, now you all will get to hear the inner minglings of my mind since all I get to do now is play on the computer, watch tv, and read books.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oaklee was playing with a new toy and told GoGo, "This is the princess and the pony. each sold separately".

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

So, the kids all have the day off. It was not even 8 when I wanted to send Charlee to school even though no one else would be there. They just get a little too much time together when we have days off. We have had a good few days,though so here goes:

We had an American Idol Party with the Barrys.
I got my Blurb book! So cute. I love this idea.

I looked back while driving to see Oaklee eating an apple slice:)

Jaxson/ Superman cooking with Mom.

Okay, so even though they have been driving me nuts all day, the week has been great and I am looking forward to spending more time with them this weekend!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Let's Go Fly A Kite...

Brian and my brother, Greg, thought it would be fun to fly kites with the kids in our yard. Unfortunately, the wind was oput of contol hard and the kites bit the dust. The kids were so entertained that it was okay!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Love My Life

I have such a great life! I think sometimes I forget to be grateful for what I have and focus on what I want or the bad things in life. My kids are all healthy. This is huge. I see parents suffer as their children suffer and I am so glad and thankful I don't have to watch my kids suffer. My husband has a good job. In this day and age, this is a huge deal. It may be a hard job at times, but he has one which allows me to stay home and be a mom to my fabulous children. I am grateful for my extended family. I don't know what I would do if all of my family was not so close. Too close sometimes, but I will tale that trade any day. I always tease that we host the Barry Hotel here because people are always coming, going, and staying. In church last Sunday, we were asked to write down the 5 most important things in our lives. Of course I was wrong, but when I heard the top 5, I realized that that really was my order. Here they are:
1. The Atonement. Without it, we would ALL be lost.
2. My relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
3. My Family.
4. Temporal Security.
5. Being Prepared (I added this one on my list because I need to try my best to be prepared if my family needed it. Can you imagine seeing your kids go hungry?)
I am so blessed. I love my life. I love my friends, family, and future family (wink wink, Linguini).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hockey Fun

Brian decided that for his Birthday, our Anniversary, Easter, and Father's Day, he would like the equipment to take up Ice Hockey. I love this idea. This means I don't have to shop for any of these holidays, however, there are a couple of concerns I have:

1. Brian can't Ice Skate (kind of a BIG deal if you ask me:))

2. The games are Wednesday nights at 10 and 11:30 at night. How will he get to work on Thurs.?

3. Brian can't skate... Did I mention Brian can't skate?

4. This equipment and ice time are expensive (time to learn how to skate)

I just could not deny him this one!! His cute little face lights up when he talks about it. The league starts in October after the baby is born (plenty of time to learn to skate), so I think he will be in need of some time to do something for himself after taking care of us. Here are some funny pics of him playing hockey with Charlee in the front yard. She is REALLY GOOD!!

The Baby Is A...

Mystery!! Our cute baby hid the goods today. All we could see was umbilical cord. We have to wait until next Tuesday to see what gender baby Linguini is. Maybe he or she loves that name so much they want to keep the fun name for another week.:) Our kids are a pain even in the womb!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Check out the Blog!!

So, I started the North Canyon Ward recipe exchange blog. Only a few people have posted so far, but the recipes look great!!Click on the North Canyon Recipe blog on the side of my blog to check it out. If you want me to send you an invite so you can post, just comment to let me know. We need more participants and more yummy food ideas!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hard Things to Do??

Do you have to be a mom to know how to change the toilet paper roll? Do you have to be a mom to know how to take out the garbage? (not the can to the road, Brian is the BEST at that... Keep up the good work, honey) I just find that I am emptying the kitchen garbage 2 or 3 times a day. Where does all that trash come from? Why don't people put the new roll on the roller? Is it hard? It takes like 10 seconds... Then again, I have a lot of practice, so I am quick!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm Done!!

I finished my blurb book!! I went to a site called and downloaded my blog from last year into a book. I had to do some moving text and pictures, but it downloads all of your pictures and blog entries into it. My book from 2008 is 130 pages and for a hard covered, all color 7x7 book, it only cost me $35. Way cool, huh. I may try to make some gifts out of these books:). I figure I can get most of 2009's book done in bed in a few weeks!! Oh, the things to look forward to!!
So, I went to the doctor on Wednesday after I had a little freak out session. Everything looked great with the baby. I go in again next Tuesday to find out if it is a boy or girl. The kids are so excited. I swear, my tummy gets more kisses and hugs than the rest of me. I told the kids they could name the baby until we find out if it is a boy or girl. So, introducing... Linguini Barry. Yes, our little Linguini is the size of a naval orange. I start getting weekly progesterone injections on Tuesday as well. My mom is a little overly excited about inflicting weekly pain(one benefit of having a live in RN). Instead of going in every week, she gets to hurt me at home:). I start going in every other week to have ultrasounds to check the cervical length. I think Dr. Erickson is going to be very careful with me this time around. I want to bring this one home. The kids want this one to live with us. I will scan in the ultrasounds later. The cute baby is waving at us. Yep, he or she loves me!!