"A house does not have to be perfect to be a home of joy, a child does not have to behave perfectly to love and be loved, and every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value. Too often, I realize, we fail to see the glorious reality of the simple joy that abounds in the seemingly mundane routine of day-to-day living. Instead, we tend to idolize the past, idealize the future, and devalue the present.... What better way to show our appreciation to Heavenly Father for what we have than to embrace our lives, albeit 'ordinary' and 'unexciting,' with joy?"

--Winnie Dalley; Ensign, March 1998

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Just two of our fabulous trio.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4 Years.

It's been four years since my mom made a blog post. So..... Guess who gets to make a post?
This guy.
....Four years later.
As you might guess, a lot can happen in four years, and I get to tell it all in one blog post! Here I go.....
We buy a house in Bothell
Lots of work is done on new house
We move into new house
We get a cat, Bella
Idaho trip
We go to Yellowstone for a family reunion with the Utah Barons
I went to Disney World with Grandma and Grandpa Baron
A Café Rio opens a few miles from our house
Idaho trip
Utah trip: Park City, Provo, Vernal
Mom remodels the laundry room
Cooper turns 8 and becomes a baptized member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Cooper becomes a Cub Scout
I turn 12 and go into Young Womens
Spring break trip to Utah
Idaho trip
Backyard remodel: took out a shed, built 5 veggie garden beds, put in a wooden swing set
Baron Family Reunion on the Oregon coast
I go to Girls Camp for the first time!! (At Cascade Park)
Dad coaches Coopers soccer team for the second year
Piper starts kindergarten!
Cooper starts 3rd grade
I start 7th grade and middle school!
Mom and Dad tell us that we're going to have a new sister in May!
I throw a Halloween party
Thanksgiving trip to Utah
Weekend Portland trip
We get a kitten, Jay
Dad builds Cooper's new room
Quinn Harper Baron is born on 5/1, 6 pounds, 13 pounds
Idaho trip
Utah trip, including hiking Mt. Timpanogos
I go to Girls Camp!! (at Ensign Ranch)
Camping on the Olympic peninsula
School starts
Congratulations! You now know what's been going on for the last 4 years. I'm 13, Coop is 9, Pipes is 6, and Quinny is almost 5 months old.
I hope you look forward to my posts, more are on the way!!
Oh, and I look like this now (and Quinn):
 Oh yeah.....
I GOT GLASSES in fourth grade.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


I'm still here! Life is moving along quickly with lots of exciting things happening.  The kids went back to school this past week, Chloe started fourth grade and Cooper started kindergarten.  We had an amazing summer with lots of fun activities, experiences, outings, and even some camping!  A goal that we've been working towards for quite a while is coming to fruition and I can't wait to share it... but you'll have to be patient!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Morning

Justin works late on Mondays, so he goes in a bit later than usual. This means that our Mondays are slow to get going and it is a nice way to ease into the busy week!  The little kids have been working hard, doing their kid job (playing) this morning and I've been trying to pick up the house a bit.

btw, I'm loving this blogger app... Maybe it is just what I need to get blogging again!  Oh, and Instagram?! Love that one too! I'm meloneeb on there, find me!  Can you tell I got a new phone that is much better than my old one (which met the fate of the washing machine)?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Blogger App

Just downloaded the Blogger app onto my phone... Testing it out!

And a pic of Justin, we've had a wild and crazy Saturday evening, watching The Vow and folding laundry.