5 on friday
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5 on friday.

number 5
Ice Skating

1. On Monday, MLK day Mason’s school rented out the ice rink for all families to go skating. It was a first for the Barela family. Although my back is still seizing up (gosh, I feel old!) we had a great time. I think Miss Theia might have some hidden ice skating talent. By the end she was skating on her own and can’t wait to go back. Kaia on the other hand, not so much which is mainly the reason my back is hurting so much. We basically held her up the entire time. Mason looked like such big boy “skating” around the rink with his 3 little buds from school. Ahhhh! Hold back the tears. We laughed a lot, fell some and really enjoyed our time together!

2. Have you watched America’s Funniest Videos as a family? It’s our family fave to watch most nights before bed. It’s mindless TV that everyone enjoys and has us all laughing before bed. It makes those last dreadful minutes before bedtime go that much quicker. It’s a good way to end the night.

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I got some new running shoes. Nike Lunar Swift 3. I haven’t ran in Nikes for a long time but was wanting to try something new. I have a lot of miles to log in with the start of my marathon training. New shoes are a good way to get motivated. Let the fun begin!

4. New artwork in our home with our verse this month. I have 3 of these hanging up. Looking good:)

New artwork we have hanging up with our verse of the month. I have 3 of these hanging up. Look at those little feetsies! Love.

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A picture of the latest creations being made. Mason did a work of symmetry (his new word that he uses very well) on his battleship board and a little lego house built by the girls for Ni Hao Kai Lan. I love that are kids like to create, build and think outside of the box. Some of the most peaceful times in our home is when the music is on in the background and everyone is quietly building. Yes, I cherish these moments.

Have a great weekend!

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Oh, those are some very cool creations with Legos and Battleship pieces. I also love the footprint art. We’ve dabbled in ice skating lately, too, and I think our oldest child may have caught the bug. I still haven’t braved the ice — I’m using our toddler (not my clumsiness) as my excuse.

  2. cute art! i love hand print and foot print things! especially love that verse. been thinking of writing it on micah’s wall in our next home :)

  3. Every time I visit Albuquerque, I forget the name of this fine establishment. I usually find it by scouring the phone book looking for double entries with similar but odd/even house numbers. This post made it much easier. I will go there tonight, and look forward to the sopapillas all day. Thanks!

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