Hidden Pictures

Hello there!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, so I would like to thank the men and women, all of the soldiers past and present, for their service to this country.  We take for granted what freedom really is and what it means and how important it is.  We take for granted the comfort of our homes and having almost everything we need and want.  We take for granted the accompaniment and the relationships of our dearest friends and family.  Sit back and realize how blessed you are and what freedom is to you and how dear your family and friends really are.  It is so important to acknowledge these little things because really that’s what we should live for.  We should be grateful and humble for the blessings and provisions God has given us, we should be overjoyed for the freedom we have in the amazing United States of America which was intrusted to us and given to us, and we should, more then anything, love and cherish the friendships we have and the relationships we have with our families.  But again, thank you soldiers for your duty and your service and sacrifices of pleasures and comfort and may God be with you and bless you.

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I found some “hidden pictures” on an old memory card that are from the baby shower we gave Sarah in 2012!  I wanted to share them today, but something will not let me load any new pictures onto my blog today!  Errors keep popping up, so I’m just going to have to wait!  Oh well.

Also, I was going to share some pictures of baby River with you guys today, but I can’t load the pictures! 😦  Hopefully by the end of the day the computer will cooperate!

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Well, time to get stuff done.  I will try again later to upload my pictures so hopefully it will work!  Much love and I hope you have a wonderful day today!

God Bless,

Jenny~

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Christmas Treats

So, as Christmas gets closer and closer, literally TWO days away, the Barger house is usually quite excited for that wonderful day!  We draw names for Christmas so everyone gets one specific person a gift, and on Christmas eve we open that one gift so that’s always a lot of fun!  Then, on Christmas day (!!!) we wake up earlier then usually (around 5, 6am…you know.)  then we go downstairs and see if Santa brought anyone coal or treats in our stockings and then we wait and wait and WAIT until everyone who wants, for some reason, to sleep in on Christmas morning, wakes up and then we have breakfast and get settled down a bit and then open presents!  It’s all fun and exciting and I am truly grateful and blessed.  But…

The real “reason for the season” is to remember and to celebrate Jesus’ birth.  God’s only Son, sent from heaven to dwell on earth, God in the flesh having equal trials and tribulations just like man.  To eventually save and redeem us from our sins and give us salvation and a chance to live eternally in heaven with Him!  Wow!  It kind of gives me butterflies to think about it!

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

So, as you get excited and hyped up for Christmas (or maybe that’s just me), remember to be grateful and so thankful to God for sending us His Son!  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men!  (Luke 2:14 NKJV)  Remember also to love those around you and be thankful for any gifts that you receive.  That is very important which I am sure everyone here knows. 🙂

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Well, the title of this post has a reason!  I have some yummy and sweet pictures to share with you, blog!  You might be thinking “What?  Pictures on Jennafifi??!?!?!!?!” but yes, it is true…I am going to share some pictures!  So without further ado, here are some pictures for you!

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Stockings hanging by the fire…now that Bess and Sarah are gone we FINALLY have room!  (Just kidding!  I love you both! <3)

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Decorations!  We decorated the tree a few weeks ago, but I forgot that I had pictures from that evening, so I’ll share them before the ooey gooey pictures! 🙂

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My mother has accumulated some of the prettiest ornaments!  I love them!

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Skylar made this.  Isn’t he’s so cute!

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This is my baby ornament. 🙂  Precious Moments…I think I shared that last year.

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(Having some difficulties with my manual settings…)

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Voila!  Lovely tree this year.

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Little Bubba’s profile…ignore the coats hanging on the wall!  lol! 🙂  His birthday is today!  Little Cael is growing up *sniff*.

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And here’s John!  He has a nice profile.

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Annddd…Cael put the star on the tree this year, with a little help from dad.

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(Random story!)  There is a video game that I play called Animal Crossing and I’ve played every version of it since the first one came out in 2001 on the game cube (for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a video game system which you hook up to the TV and it was shaped like a cube. 🙂 )  Anyway.  During winter you can make snowmen, so I made some Animal Crossing snowmen cookies.  I know I didn’t have to explain that, but oh well!

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I drew this a few days ago.  Not finished with it yet.

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And here it is again traced over with pen!  I was very pleased with how it turned out!

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I decorated my room the other day too! 🙂  Hee hee.

Okay, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, maybe…

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TADA!  Well, I didn’t make this, but isn’t it pretty?!

I did make this though…

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Caramel!  My very first time making caramel and it turned out super good!

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Can you guess what I’m stirring up here with caramel and pecans?

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The temperature had to reach 240 degrees!  Hot!

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I made chocolate/caramel turtles, and for those of you who have never had one I advise you to go and try one!

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Yum! 😛

Skylar made all sorts of goodies!

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Macaroons,

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Rocky Road Bars,

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Peppermint/chocolate wafers, and that loaf of bread above!

Well that’s all of my sweet Christmas treats.

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Susanna, my sister, flew back home from New York last night!  She went there last Sunday and stayed for a week, obviously, and it was so nice to see her and have her home again.  She was very happy to be home.  Very kindly, she brought (or should I say bought) us each a little gift.

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This is what I got!  A pocket sized metal notebook WITH a pen and with the Empire State building on the front!  Awesome! 🙂

Well blog, I must get a move on with my day!  Time to celebrate my little brothers birthday and then before you know it, time to celebrate my Saviors birthday and a fun holiday!  I really can’t wait until Christmas even though, for me, it seemed to come so quickly this year!  I hope to be able to savor every moment of it and Christmas eve too; this whole week I want to savor!

Much love and Christmas cheer to you.  I hope your holidays are wonderful and blessed and that, where ever you are, you stay warm, dry and happy.  God bless and Merry Christmas!
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Jenny~