Guess what!?!  It’s hail/snowing in Georgia!!!  Little balls of ice are swiftly flowing from the dark grey clouds up above and the lull of the little chips hitting the roof and the ground is so peaceful!  I can’t believe it!

Eli and I went outside to bring the chickens in their yard and all of a sudden a cold wind blew and the clouds opened up to release their little frozen friends. 🙂  I wouldn’t have thought of hail or snow this year because it’s been quite warm, but here it is!

Christmas has come and gone and Evvie is a week and two days old!  Tomorrow is John’s birthday and then it’s new years!  Goodness!  How quickly time has elapsed!

I pray for everyone the most glorious New year.  Truly, from my heart, I wish you the safest year and one that will bring many glorious memories to you.  May you be strong in the times of weakness and  loving in the times when you never thought you could love.  Remember to cherish every minute and hour that you are blessed with and remember to share God’s love with all you encounter.  The Lord be with you all!

God bless and much love!




Dearest Blog…Thursday, December 20th, in the hour of 9:00 pm, Bessie had her baby girl!


Evelyn Margaret Miller!

7lb, 5.5oz.


She is absolutely beautiful and I am a very proud Auntie!

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I went with Sarah and Adam to visit her on Friday and it was so exciting!


There she is sticking her tongue out at Aunt Skylar! *hee hee*


Ah!  I was happy all day Friday after we left the hospital!


Skylar and I went again yesterday afternoon to visit and help pack up stuff so they could go home.  Here’s a funny story…as we were walking down the hall of the hospital with the nurse all ready to go, we opened the double doors, stepped through, and then the alarm went off because they forgot to take the computer ID band off of the baby’s foot! 🙂  It was a very loud alarm!


Goodness…she has very thick hair, and it sticks up in the air just like my hair did when I was a baby!  😀

Enjoy the rest of the pictures below!


Cute hat from Aunt Susanna.


Daddy and baby.

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Dark, thick hair!

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I got her some little hair bows!  They’re so cute! 😉


Well, I have to leave for a white elephant party now, so that’s all I have time to post at the moment!  She is the sweetest, prettiest little baby girl, and I give much love and congratulations to her dear parents, sweet Bessie and crazy Davy! 🙂  I love you three so much!

God bless, and much love!


(Today is Cael’s birthday!)


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Sun Rise

One week till Christmas Day!!! 🙂  Wow!  Here are some pictures of the sunrise this morning.


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We have lots of trees in our yard, so I don’t get a clear view of the sunrise or sunset, sadly…


My room gets a brilliant fill of warm light in the morning.


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A little brighter.



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Here’s the sun reflecting off my mirror onto my bed with rainbow colors!



So warm.  I love watching the sun rise and set.  Especially set!



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Good morning! 🙂

Have a wonderful day, stay warm and safe, and try to watch the sunset if you can.  God bless, and much love.



I know that today’s date is not December 12th, 2012, but I just remembered that a few days ago was 12/12/2012!!!  And…I took a picture of the clock!




Also…Joshua had one of his marvelous drawings entered into an art exhibit that his art school had on Saturday.  I didn’t take many pictures.


There were two tables set up with pictures and paintings on them.  This was the table with his picture.


And here’s his picture!  I’ll take another pic sometime soon so that you can see it better.  The words above the three people say “Lunar Gold”.  It’s a really awesome picture up close.


And these pretty little pansies were outside of the building where the art exhibit took place. 🙂

Well, that’s all I had to say for today!  Oh!  I ate a piece of watermelon last night and it looked like there was a mustache on it!


Can you tell?  It’s not the best picture.

Have a glorious week!  It’s almost Christmas!  I am not ready for Christmas to come, but I am excited about it. 🙂  Especially being reminded of Jesus’ birth.  God bless.


Thank you Lord for everything.  You have been so gracious to us and have blessed us and protected us, and I thank you for your unfailing love.  Amen.


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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

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Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

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Brown paper packages tied up with string

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These are a few of my favorite things

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Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels

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Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles

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Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

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These are a few of my favorite things

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Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes

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Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

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Silver-white winters that melt into springs

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These are a few of my favorite things

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When the dog bites

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When the bee stings

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When I’m feeling sad

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I simply remember my favorite things

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And then I don’t feel

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So bad…

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Happy Rainy December!  At least it’s getting a little colder…it’s almost Christmas! 🙂  Can’t wait.

I hope you found my raindrop pictures enjoyable?!  I used to pretend that the raindrops on the trees and plants were little diamonds growing everywhere.  That would be pretty cool if it were true.

Well, I have GOT to finish reading Jane Eyre!  I started it much earlier this year and then I set it down and started reading other books.  I love the story of Jane Eyre even though it’s a bit depressing and scary; it’s good!

Time to read…much love and have the safest and happiest wet day! 🙂  God bless.



It has been a beautiful rainy day!  I got to sit out on the front porch and read and write while the rain drops tapped on the roof.  It was very peaceful.

Yesterday Skylar and I went to the store and guess what I bought???  A CAR!!!


Sadly, I can’t drive IN it, but I love it very much. 🙂

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It is a 1955 blue Ford Thunderbird.


Here’s a real one.  (I wish I had a real one *sigh*)

ALSO!  I bought this at an antique store last week.


Pretty cool, huh?!


We got a Christmas tree!


Ta da!  Not the best picture, but ain’t it purdy?! 😉


We have some pretty cool ornaments…


This is my “Precious Moments” baby ornament.

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We have lots of chef ornaments.  Cookies baking cookies, snowmen baking cookies, more cookies baking cookies, etc (above are cookies baking cookies).

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Those ones are so pretty!  Sadly, many ornaments have met their death through the years at the Barger house.  We broke two ornaments already…sniff sniff…


I love this glass ballerina ornament!  So sparkly by the lights!


I also love this orb which we got a few years ago from Pier 1 (they have great ornaments!).


And here’s a dachshund dressed like an angel!

Enough ornaments.

Well, I shall end with a bird.

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Have a lovely weekend and a rainy evening!

Much love,



Well, blog…I did NOT win the Tangee Lipstick giveaway over at Brentwood Lane.  Actually, Bessie won it (what a booger)! 😦  Oh well.


I ate a snowman doughnut the other day that was quite satisfying.


His head tasted good.


Sunday evening we went to Bess and Davis’s house for an Ugly Christmas Sweater party!  It was a lot of fun, and thankfully I felt well enough to go.  Here are some pictures (I didn’t take very many).


There was a Figgy Pudding contest (which I did not enter), an Ugly Sweater contest, and a dance competition.


Here is Joshua’s lovely pudding which contains a box of fig newtons all crumbled up into a mound with powdered sugar on top…not a traditional figgy pudding.


Here is another nontraditional entry.  “Figgy’s” and pudding! 🙂  This was put together by Bess’s friend, Stephanie.


Susanna entered a chocolate pudding with dried figs in it.


These are Skylar’s Figgy Puddings.  I did not taste any of the puddings after the judging, but I heard that these were tasty.

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Skylar had a hard time trying to light her puddings on fire, but she finally got it to light on fire after pouring a lot of rum on it…some of us were restricted from tasting it. 🙂


And here is Bess’s pudding which won first place (Skylar won second)!  Again, I didn’t taste it, but everyone said it was delicious (Bess is just winning everything!)! 😉

Now onto sweaters.  I didn’t take a picture of everyone’s sweaters, forgive me, but here are some pictures.


Up close, Joshua’s sweater is a LOT worse than it looks, and Sarah’s denim Christmas shirt and decked out cardigan go very horribly together.


Here is Davis judging the figgy pudding.  His sweatshirt said “Grandma, the next best thing to Santa” (or something like that), and it was sparkly and ugly.


Aunt Bessie and Titus!  Titus was not wearing a sweater, but he was pretty cute!  Bess’s sweatshirt was red with plaid accents and it had three penguins on it.


Susanna had a very fancy sweater!  She also had wreath earrings with jingle bells on them, and a little broach with a candy cane and either a little Santa or an elf…I don’t remember?!  Adam was wearing a t-shirt that looked like a Santa outfit and he was wearing velvet-ish elf shorts with jingle bells in them over his jeans…he won second place.


Skylar was from the 80’s and was wearing tights, dance shorts, legwarmers, a horrible sweater, and big teased hair which didn’t stay big for too long.  And there’s Josh again (you can see his sweater better in this pic)!


Here’s Bessie and Stephanie.  Stephanie won first place in the sweater contest.  Her sweater was black with striped sleeves and a bunch of Santa Claus faces on it with 3-D beards. 🙂  It wasn’t that horrible actually!


And here’s Skylar and Brooke, who’s sweater was trimmed with plastic jewels on the collar, bottom hem, and cuffs!  She also had a rainbow sweater underneath.

Those are all the sweater pictures I have…oh, we tried to take a group shot too!



There we go!  My sweater had a bunch of fire works on it and it said “Happy 2000!”…Susanna found it for me.  It wasn’t a Christmas sweater, but it was a holiday sweater, so it counted.


(They have the cutest little tree!)


Last, but not least was the dance competition.  Davis and I were partners, Skylar and Susanna were partners, and Ben and Joshua were partners…we all just made up dances as we went along.  Davis and I should have won, but Skylar and Susanna won for some reason…personally I thought their dance was stinky; especially their song choice: Care Bears! 😛


Here’s Josh and Ben trying to dance to the Gangnam Style and Susanna interfering.


After we all danced, we had a free for all and Skylar and Davis took the dance floor with their song choice of “My Jeans” by Jenna Rose…it is a very stupid song.


They had some smooth moves though.


We all danced around after they announced the winners.


It was a lot of fun and I wish I had videos of everyone’s dances, but I didn’t film them all.

Those are all the pictures I have of that event!  It was very fun and we danced until we couldn’t dance anymore. 🙂  I’m glad I got to go.


Oh!  Here’s a picture of the Spider Man pumpkin that I carved with Cael on Halloween…I forgot to post a picture!


And, look at this CUTE little baby!


He’s pretty cool.

Well, that’s all I have for now!  I hope this day is glorious for everyone.  Much love, and God Bless!

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(My dad and brothers built a beautiful fence in our backyard!)


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