Wednesday, December 26, 2007


We had all the Barbers over for Breakfast and presents on Christmas. It was a lot of fun. The girls are riding their bikes around the house and Bo is chillin with his new trick...sitting up by himself. I love the picture of our two girls with Sadie and Aubry who had their names for Christmas. It was a long and evenyful day! We love our families!

Sitting on Santa's Lap

Here are pictures of the kids sitting on Santa's lap. Allison actually only whined when she got up there. That's the best she did with any Santa this year. Normally, she screams and cries just long enough to get a picture and take the treat Santa has for her. But this time, she actually stayed long enough to ring Santa's jingle bells. Way to got Alli!

Aaron's Blanket

This is a blanket the Joann made for Aaron Jr. after his daddy died. She was so happy to do something for him and Leslie that could be of a little comfort when they need it. We love you Leslie!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Aaron Harkness

I'm so sad to say that a very close friend of mine passed away a few weeks ago. Aaron was such a great person. When you were with Aaron, there was never a dull moment. The pictures above are from a trip Joann and I took with Aaron and his wife Leslie to Moab. One year when Aaron and I were living in St. George, we took another unforgettable trip to Moab. Aaron had a big Ford truck, and thanks to a mechanic who was in a hurry to get to Moab himself, we had all sorts of problems. But since it was Aaron, no mechanical problems stopped him from taking every obstacle Moab had to offer. However, it was on the way back to St. George that the truck problems came back to bite us. It took us about 12 to 14 hours to finally make it back to St. George, with stops in almost every small town along the way to buy a new part. There were times when the only thing the truck could do was idle in reverse, and we would creep along the freeway backwards for miles until we came to the next city. Fortunately there wasn't anything Aaron couldn't fix, and we eventually made it home. Everytime I hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it reminds me of creeping down the freeway in that truck.

We have a link to Aaron and Leslie's blog in the "Places to visit" section. I recommend to everybody that you go to their blog to read the beautiful tribute Leslie wrote for her husband.

Joann and I are going to miss Aaron very much. Our hearts and our love go out to Leslie and Aaron Jr. We love them so much.