Wednesday, January 26, 2011

10 years

Today marks 10 years ago that I met a Mr.Joe Barrett

In 10 years, Joe and I have been through:

■Gotten 2 bachelor degrees, 1 master’s, working on a dr.

■Joe is in school to finish his bachelors, which he started 10 years ago

■Career change into police academy for Joe.

■1st time to live on our own in our 1st apartment

■bought our 1st house,

■had our 1st and only kid,

■who subsequently had 2 heart surgeries and in 2 months will have a 3rd

■Had an HIV scare with her but she is ok.

■have been through kidney cancer and 2 surgeries to treat it

■both of us have been laid off from jobs

■7 cars (me- the civic, Saturn, altima, Mercedes, kia). Him (bug and jeep)

I love you honey but here’s hoping the next 10 years are less…..eventful!

Here's a picture from our 1st date.

Monday, January 24, 2011

We love little people

Last night we lined Caydence's little people up to see how many she had. Needless to say, she loves her little people! Note: she put baby Jesus in the middle of them. So sweet.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We luv chick fil a

I think this picture perfectly describes how much we love chick fil a. Happy Thursday everyone, and remember, kids eat free on Tuesdays at Chick fil a!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

3rd surgery

Well folks, we have dates. Caydence's heart sounds good but it is time for her 3rd, and hopefully final surgery.

Friday, March 4th- Heart cath (this is a day procedure and they will do echo, bloodwork, etc. since she will be sedated.

Monday, March 21st- pre op for surgery

Tuesday, March 22nd- 3rd and hopefully final surgery.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Officer barrett

Joe worked the Arlington police officer funeral and got himself on the news. The link for the video is below and the picture below is from

Officer Barrett working the Arlington police officer funeral

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A new year, a new blog

I have been thinking about starting a new blog. I kept a blog for Caydence since I was preggers with her, and with lots of changes going on with Joe, I thought it would be nice to expand to a more family blog versus All about Caydence. It will probably still mostly be All about Caydence with a side of Joe and Stephanie.

The very talented Jessica helped me design my blog. She is responsible for the layout, pictures, and overall help for this momma who is new to blogger. You can check out more of her work here Thank u Jessica!!!!!!!!!!

In case you want to see the old blog you can catch up here

Ok, so what's going on with us lately?

I am still amazed by this kid. Caydence has her annual heart checkup THIS wednesday. Hopefully we will get more information on her 3rd, and hopefully last surgery. She is up to 26 pounds, which is about 10% for her weight. She will be 3 (can you believe it) in February.

The guy below started police academy in November. A lot of people ask me how he likes it. Well, he doesn't like it. He LOVES it. He comes home so excited about his new career and talks for hours about stuff he is learning. I am very proud of him for going for his dream job!

He also had his 1 year cancer check up. Joe had surgery in December 2009 to remove a part of his kidney that had cancer in it. At his 1 year checkup we got the all clear and he doesn't have to go back for another year.

And just in case all that wasn't enough, he started back in school this fall to finish his Bachelor's degree.

Then there is me. I am still working on my ph.d. and leave this week for Atlanta to complete my year 2 residency.

I have also been working on doing a 360 on this house so we can get it ready to sale. It has been a great house but we would like to be closer to our church in Plano.

I am strongly considering going back to work after Caydence's surgery. Before I quit to be a SAHM, I was an HR lady, and I loved it. We will see job wise what the future holds for me this year.

And my new years resolution is to lose the weight. Below is a picture to help motivate lighter times this is how I look.