S: Barber Family 2012
BC: of 2012
FC: Barbers 2012
1: Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. - Brad Henry
2: FAMILY | "Yes, life is precious! No one can cuddle a cherished newborn baby, look into those beautiful eyes, feel the little fingers, and caress that miraculous creation without deepening reverence for life and for our Creator. Life comes from life.
3: It's the little things that make life beautiful. | SISTERS | It is a gift from our Heavenly Father. It is eternal, as he is eternal." —Russell M. Nelson, "Reverence for Life", Liahona and Ensign, May 1985
4: Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford
5: Children are one third of our population and all of our future. ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
6: Love/Valentines Day/Anniversary | "I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you." -Roy Croft | "Lucky I'm in love with my best friend"
7: The best thing about me is you. | In March, William and Lucy spent 3 days in Florida and 3 days the the Bahamas to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary from the year before. Thank you Grandma Nielson for watching our daughters so they could remind themselves why we fell in love in the first place. They took a day cruise on the trip to and from the Grand Bahama Island, They snorkeled, played on the beach and enjoyed good food. A wonderful trip.
8: Lynn's first fund run. Sept 2012 | Run, Lynn, Run!!!
9: Lynn got to try try gymnastics with the preschool. March 2012
10: Some Bunny's Having An Easter Egg Hunt | Spring is Here!
11: Hippity Hoppity Easters On It's Way
12: Becca has real super powers. Her cuteness. | One is the new cool. And I am too cool.
13: You caught me, I love whipped cream. | Me, I am not playing on Dad's computer. I'm innocent. | Becca | One is the new cool.
14: Becca Boo,
15: We love you!
16: MILESTONES Learning to walk Surviving 2 beads in her ears Seeing a plastic surgeon for a huge cut on her face Favorite Phrases Mom: "Did you just put that whole role of TP in the toilet?" Becca: "No Problem!!" "You'll never find it now!" -Swiper the Fox, Dora the Explorer
18: Lynn's field trip to the Nature Center. April 2012 | Tadpoles and other water life. | Using the sun as a calender.
19: Can you hear the animals?
21: "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade"
23: Lynn is vibrant, loving, thoughtful, clever, fun, creative, beautiful, and the best daughter in the whole world!
24: A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James
25: Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~Author Unknown
27: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | "Good times are even better when they are shared" | Happy 5th Birthday Lynn!
29: Thank you friends.
32: Love/Valentines Day/Anniversary | Lynn's preschool concert.
33: The best thing about me is you.
34: Lynn's last day of preschool party. June 2012. Thank you Ms. Gerchak and Mrs. S.
36: Alyssa and Lynn at the Scotch Carnival.
37: Lynn's end of year party. Preschool.
40: Alyssa is intelligent, fun-loving, talented, responsible, great sister, great friend, thoughtful, artistic, and makes her parents so proud to be her parents.
42: "The family is the foundation for love and for maintaining spirituality. The family promotes an atmosphere where religious observance can flourish. There is indeed 'beauty all around when there’s love at home.'" —Quentin L. Cook, ""Can Ye Feel So Now?"", Liahona and Ensign, November 2012
44: Our beautiful ballerina, Lynn. You are so beautiful and graceful. We love you so much!!
45: We hope you felt like a wonderful princess, just like the princess you are.
46: “Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn't seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance.” Whitney Scott | “Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music” William Edgar Stafford
48: William went to Virginia with the scouts for a High Adventure camp. They went river rafting, spelunking and bike riding. Loads of fun!!!
50: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks | William and Ryan Gebs setting up the "show." | Malouf kids, Lynn and Alyssa preparing to watch the "show."
51: "Home of the free... Because of the Brave" ~Author Unknown | Let's Celebrate! | OOOOOOooooo! Aaahhhhhh! Ohhhhhhhh!!! | Elizabeth Gebs and Becca preparing water balloons.
52: Getting Back To Nature
53: Always a New Adventure | Ward campout at Kensington Park, MI.
54: We are a little kooky, we're a little nutty, we're a little goofy,
55: admit it you love us!!!
56: Toledo Zoo Outing | Best Friends! | Emily, Lynn, Madison Draper, Alyssa and Becca
57: The Best Summer!
58: Toledo page 2 | Best Friends!
59: The Best Summer!
60: Michigan Renaissance
61: Festival | August 2012 | Turkey legs!! YUM!!
62: Becca had a fight with our wood burning stove and lost. We had to take her to the pediatric plastic surgeon, TWICE, because she kept ripping off the dermabond. | Becca discovered the camera. She still needs a little work on the camera angles.
63: Above: Lynn as a fireman. Right: Alyssa our little soccer star.
64: A New School Year | Lynn-Kindergarten
65: Little Scholars | Alyssa-3rd Grade | Play Time
66: Happy Birthday to You | Hooray For Birthdays
67: Look At All These Presents, I Can Handle This | Alyssa is 8.
68: Alyssa Dee Barber choose to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are so proud of you!!
70: Love/Valentines Day/Anniversary | "I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you." -Roy Croft | Grandma and Grandpa Barber, Thank you for the picture of the St. George Temple.
71: The best thing about me is you. | Alyssa and her best friend, Laura.
72: Love/Valentines Day/Anniversary | Our Baptism and confirmation is the gateway into His kingdom. When we enter, we covenant to be of His kingdom—forever!--ELDER ROBERT D. HALES
73: This was such a special day for Alyssa and all of her family. Thank you for being such a wonderful example.
74: Thank you Sister Emma Livingston for making Alyssa such a perfect cake to celebrate her special day.
76: WE LOVE YOU DAD!
77: Happy 34th Birthday William!!
80: Becca and Kate Mandel.
82: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen | Lynn-Golden Retriever | Linda Fitzpatrick and Lucy
83: Lucy-Witch | Trick or Treat! | Alyssa-Black Cat Becca- Dorothy | Lauren Mandel, Lynn, Keegan Tennison, Alyssa
85: Lynn's Kindergarten Halloween Party | So much fun with Ms. Volin.
86: "Good times are even better when they are shared" | "Hiking" at Red Rock in Logandale, Nevada November 2012
87: "The more you laugh the longer you live"
91: Alyssa | Becca
94: We spent a few hours on the strip in Las Vegas before visiting with the Omer Family for dinner. We went to the Excalibur, the Luxar and the Mandalay Bay.
96: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Early Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa Nielson and Aunt Jenny in Dolores, CO.
98: Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. Dr. Seuss
100: Happy Birthday to You | Hooray For Birthdays
101: Lots of family and good times. | Becca 2 Years Nov 23, 2012
102: Forever | Families | are
103: "Continue building lasting, loving relationships for all family members. Listen to one another, be unified, work together, play together, study together. Live celestial principles together, serve the Lord together." -- L. Tom Perry, "Born of Goodly Parents"
107: A Season of Love and Laughter | Family Is The Best Part Of
112: Farmington Hills Ward Christmas Party
113: December 2012
117: Sledding Fun
118: First Snow | Becca
119: December 2012 | Becca