Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Great idea for Christmas!

I saw this on Facebook and thought it was a wonderful idea!

Something so simple may just make someone's day - what a small act for someone who risks their lives for our safety and freedom!  

Lets all do this!!!!!!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pearl is growing up! (Warning: Picture OVERLOAD)

 Sassy, Daisy, Billy, John & I are enjoying Pearl - but boy are we tired!  Pearl keeps us busy.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Our new BABY just arrived

It's a GIRL!!!!!

Her name is Pearl Barker!!!!!

We are in LOVE!!!

Isn't she a beauty?  
She is such a cuddle bug and 
so sweet!

More pictures to come...


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

18 Beautiful - Wonderful - Fabulous Years!

John and I have been married 18 years today!  I could not have asked for a better partner, friend and life mate.  Most days I wonder what I ever did in my life to deserve this wonderful life with John!  We are so blessed. 


I love you!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to help others

The news is full of crimes against others, hate and corruption.  It is sometimes overwhelming to fully comprehend.  As I watch the reports, I wonder if there is something I could to help those effected and make a difference. 

When thinking of ways I can help, it almost seems too big of an issue for me to tackle.  How could just one person make a difference? How can anyone make a difference in a world that seems to be getting angrier each day.

But I know that I can help in some small way.  That being caring and nice to those I come in contact with each day may make a difference in how they may react to bad behavior of others. And if something that I can say or do is passed along to another person, maybe (just maybe) some of the hate and anger will dissipate.

Is it possible or am I living in fairy tale?  I want to believe that one person can make a difference in changing behavior.  That one person can spread kindness.  That one person can make another persons day/hour/minute bearable.

Here is my challenge.  Make someones day.  Be kinder than necessary.  Say or do something to make another person smile.  See if it makes a difference.

Need ideas?  Check out these websites:






Do you know of other places to get ideas?  Just let us know!

I hope you have a beautiful and helpful week!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Keep track of all the good you do!

 You know how good it feels to do things for others - did you know that reminding yourself of those good deeds can bring back that great feeling?  How cool is that? 

I don't mean to suggest that you try and remind others of your good deeds, which I feel is NEVER a good idea, but to write down what you do for others and review it often. 
I had never done this before and read about it somewhere - you won't believe what I found.  I felt good, no GREAT, just reading what I had done.  It not only made me feel GREAT but it made me think of ways to do more.  Doesn't that sound like a Win/Win situation?  How can you loose?  You do something nice for someone else - you make them feel good - you write it down and read it over later - you make yourself feel good and you are encouraged to do more nice things for someone else.....  Sounds like a lot of never-ending goodness to me!


 So, what do you think?  Ready to try it out?