Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year 2010 and a look back at 2009

2009 brought a lot of fun and adventure. It brought some work too. I made two new friends and I will treasure their friendships for life. Sometimes God puts people in our lives to help us through the rough times. Sometimes God puts us in other peoples lives to help them through theirs. I only hope that I help others as much as they have helped me. One of the first friends I would like to talk about is Scott aka Robert :) He is my duet partner on We have sang over 100 duets together. I like him because he gets me. We have the same wacky sense of humor and let me tell you the guy can sing! If you have a spare moment go to singsnap and check us out.

Scott aka Robert...thank you for being my friend!
This year I also got to reconnect with my big sister. We have been through a lot this year. She continues to improve and I go to see her about once a week. She is doing much better and is now smiling more. She is a true joy in my life and I thank God for my big sister.

Me and Pam as kids.

This year I played many roles...Friend, Sister, Aunt, Mom, Wife, you name it. Life is a dance you learn as you go. Sometimes I wished I could be a genie in a bottle and blink and everything would be perfect...But life is not that way.

Another friend I made this year was Donna. She is my new BFF. We have weathered many a storm. We have spent hours..and I do mean hours on the phone laughing and sharing. God definitely brought Donna into my life and I am so grateful he did. She is such a blessing to me. She is always there for me no matter what time of night or day. I am there for her as well. Hopefully I will be going to actually meet her in person in March of 2010. She lives in Arkansas.

Always the clown. Even though life may be hard right now I plan on keeping my sense of humor...Sometimes it is the only sense I got!

In 2009 we got the pleasure of taking a trip with Eric and our granddog Shelby. We went to Port Aransas for a week and had so much fun! We even had our own private swimming pool. Shelby is already about 2 times this size now.

I wore many hats this year I was a singer, a mother, a wife, a friend, a sister, an executrix, and well all that other stuff that goes along with all of that. Each day is a new adventure.

Eric's trip with us on the houseboat

in October. We had so much fun! We rented a houseboat for a week and spent many days and nights just having a blast. Sometimes you just gotta do that. Life is too short not to celebrate the beauty of Gods world. We did a lot of fishing, eating, and watching the sun set.

Rick chilin at Choke Canyon
We took a trip just the three of us. Rick me and Sadie. This was quite a mini trip. We were almost eaten by an alligator!

Fishing at Choke Canyon
At the time of this picture I did not know that you were not suppose to wade fish. There were huge alligators living in those waters. I enjoy fishing and this was a great catch!

Eric and Shelby at Choke Canyon

We were way out in the water when this was taken. We had both dogs swimming in the water...well I can guarantee we won't be swimming here any more LOL..but it was fun before we knew the danger. We had alot of fun with Eric on this trip.

Shelby Lynn was born

I digress I know...but this year 2009 Shelby Lynn was born to our little Sadie Marie. The Daddy is a border collie

April Fools Day

My contest on

Rick and Barb

Eric and Me

Happy New Year 2010
I hope this finds all of you happy and well. Looking forward to a new year. Starting with a clean slate...
Things I want to accomplish this year.
Places I want to see
Come along for the ride with me.
Love you all ,


Linda's World said...

My gosh I am in shock!!! You posted an entry. Good job and it was good to hear an update of your year. Keep posting girlfriend. And we need to encourage that gal that writes the "Yellow Brick Road" to post an entry too. She's on FB everyday but I haven't seen an entry from her for a long time. Hugs to you....Linda in Washington
P.S. can you believe that bad boy Matthew has fathered another baby? He needs to marry that baby mama!!

Barb said...

Thanks for stopping by! I know been awhile. I guess we all have so many other things and places that we forget to blog. I am going to try to be better in 2010.

Linda :) said...

Hello!! What a great entry! I'm so glad to hear your sister is doing better! I can't believe you were swimming with the alligators, how scary.... Wishing you a wonderfully blessed happy new year!!! :)

BryantACapone said...
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ADB said...

Happy New Year, Barbara - better delete that oriental spam above my comment. You've certainly had a year to remember.


LdyRoxx said...

Wonderful walk down memory lane! Love that pic of you and Rick at Christmas. Hey Rick!!