Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well Howdy!!

Remember me!! Your lovable blogging friend, Steph?

I'm finally back from my forever long blogging hiatus! (or so it seemed.) Wow, where did the time go?? Jon and I really haven't been up to much, besides working. I just haven't had a lot of time to sit down and blog about our daily adventures. And, I am SO ridiculously far behind on reading everyone's blogs. Please forgive me ;)

So, here's what we've been up to since I last blogged:

  • We visited Luxembourg, a cute, TEENY, tiny country.






  • I've been super busy with customers. I've met some great new clients over the past couple of weeks and I am so happy to have them! Also, Sarah has been spreading the word about me and because of her I have two new clients! Thanks girl.
  • We've become completely obsessed with the show "How I Met Your Mother." We borrowed several episodes from one of our friends and can NOT stop watching it. We've been spending our evenings glued to the television. This show is GREAT if you haven't already seen it and are looking for a new series. Check it out.
  • Jon saved up tokens from cereal boxes and we now have enough (5) to get a free movie from Kellogg's Brand. We're getting The Sandlot! Yippie.... here's to Jon's inner child for still participating in cereal box giveaways.
  • I got my first massage in like 2 years and it was amazing! I desperately needed one and now am feeling loads better. That is definitely something I will be wanting (scratch that, NEEDING) every month ;)
  • My awesome husband and his work friends are growing out their beards and will unleash some pretty magnificent mustaches on Friday at their 1st Annual Stache Bash. Yup... that's right! I'll be there to experience the awesomeness, and definitely to take pictures. Photos to come later.
Like I said, not much excitement in the house of Barrett, minus getting The Sandlot for free....

BUT, coming up in the next couple of days:

My mom and step dad will be arriving tomorrow! Then we leave on Saturday for our vacation to Italy! We'll be visiting Venice, Florence and the surrounding cities, Rome, Naples and Pompeii. Saturday could not get here any sooner. I am so thankful that we are able to finally take this once in a lifetime trip. It's always been a dream of mine to travel to Italy, I never thought we would actually be going.

So now that I am back from my blogging hiatus, I will be leaving again on Saturday. But I will pop in every once in a while with lots of pictures and stories about our adventures in Italy.

I hope you all are doing well! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

24 comments:

Practically Perfect... said...

Have a great time in Italy!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am so glad to hear from you! Sounds like you have been a busy woman! Have fun in Italy!

Lindsey said...

I've missed you!! And all your fabulous pictures!

Shannon said...

Nice to read a post from you!! I've missed catching up with you pretty lady! :) I hope you have a wonderful time in Italy..sooo jealous of that trip! Take lots of pics and report back! :)

Abbie said...

I was just thinking about you this morning! I'm glad you're back and I'm even more exciting to see all of the amazing pictures you'll be taking on your Italian vacation! I'm so excited for you and I know you'll have a great time!

jen + ryan said...

i've never seen how i met your mother, but it's on my netflix list and i can't wait! :) glad you're back from your hiatus!

Annie said...

hi there stranger! :)
love the photos, as always!
totally jealous that you got a massage! lucky girl!
sandlot is a classic, good choice ;)
have a WONDERFUL time in italy!! can't wait to see pics!

katie + bret said...

Great to hear from you! I've missed your silly self! I think it sounds like you have been pretty busy if you ask me - Congrats on the new clients, that's awesome!

Have fun in Italy if you can manage ;)

Maggie Whitley said...

Hey girl! Sure have missed you and your dream-like photos :) That rocks you are getting The Sandlot. awesome! And yeah! to new clients! And yeah! to the beard/mustache thing. LOL. can't wait to see those pics :)

I got a job!!! Did you know that??? We moved from Detroit to Minneapolis in about 3 days. DANG! Whiplash ;)

super awesome stuff!

have a great trip with your folks.

Love,
Gussy

Megan said...

I'm so excited for you to go on your trip! You are going to have such a great time! How I Met Your Mother is the BEST show!

Shannon said...

I love How I Met Your Mother! And yippie for cereal box giveaways!

msprimadonna67 said...

I love the show "How I Met Your Mother"! I'm excited to see pictures of your Italy trip, too--have a great time: )

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Have a great time with your family! I wondered where you had been!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I hope you have a ton of fun with your family! You all have an amazing trip planned!

Grand Pooba said...

Aaaaahhhh! Not the stache!!!!! LOL

Jenny.Lee said...

Yay family visits!

Kelley said...

sounds great! missed your posts, but it sounds like you are having a great time! enjoy your time with the folks!

J.J. said...

Ahhh....I just love your photos :)

Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back girl! :)
I am a complete HIMYM freak, I love that show! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Welcome back!! We've missed you=) So glad everything is going well! Your trip is going to be amazing, I can't wait to hear about it. and we love HIMYM too! So funny=)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Have a blast in Italy. I'm so jealous! Seriously, I hope you both have a fabulous time. Glad you're posting again. I've kind of been off the radar too.

d.a.r. said...

Have a blast in Italy!!!

Laura said...

We visited Italy 4 years ago, pre-kids. Venice, Florence, Cinque Terra. It was wonderful, enjoy your vacation! Laura in Ludwigsburg

Katie said...

come back, I miss you!