Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter Wonder Slam!

A couple weeks ago my amazing friend Victoria and her best friend Angela came in town from Chicago to visit, tour Nashville, and go to the crazy huge Winter Wonder Slam tour with Toby Mac, Family Force 5, Relient K, and a new guy named B. Reith! It was one INCREDIBLE show!! It was so crazy being in the crowd and having to wait in line...I guess I'm somewhat spoiled in that area with touring with my cousins so much. But it's good for me to be a normal citizen! lol;)
Anyways...here are some pics from the show! We were in the sweet "dance party" section and I didn't want to get crushed in the mosh pit taking pics...so that is why there are people in some of them... but it's a nice effect;) If you haven't heard of some of these artists seriously check them out! They are UNREAL! Especially my favorite...Family Force 5!
I love you all!! Hope you are having a beautiful holiday!

Relient K!!
B. Reith rocking it out!! A little mix of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and funky rap! It's incredible!

Shonlock, Gabe, and Nirva from Toby Mac's band.

Toby: I have NOOO clue how he still does this...let's just say he was probably graduating college when I was born!

Angela, Victoria and I after the grand finale! What a night!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Well....I decided I should finally post about one of the loves of my life...TWITTER! I have been "Twittering" now for awhile and absolutely love it..although..you can probably blame this love of mine for the major lack of posts on this blog! That is now my mini blog where I post about different fun or normal things that are going on in my day! I post about 3 times a day or so just 150 characters from my phone or computer...it's EASY. Which is definitely what I need right now!! Sooo if there is ever a major lul on this blog and you are wondering where the heck I am...just look on the left sidebar of this blog under the Twitter section and there I am! Still alive! :) You can also follow me at twitter.com/sarahbarlow and get your own too so I can follow YOU! :) YAY!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Twas the....

....night(morning now) before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse(hopefully we got rid of all those!);

The stockings were hung by the chimney(how did they possibly build this house without a chimney?) with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there(I better head to bed...I might scare him away!).
Although it looks like he already arrived!!!
JUST finished last minute shopping, cleaning up, and wrapping all the presents!! Ready for a BEAUTIFUL day tomorrow(today...) of gifts, food, friends, and family! I flew home to Chicago on Sunday and am seriously loving being here!! I've missed the constant noise, back rubs and loving! It's a crazy place here but I love it with all my heart! Here is a perfect example of why....this was right after telling them a "story out of my hand" about when I was a little girl...that's their favorite thing right now!! I LOVE YOU ALL so very much! Have a verrrrry Merry, Happy, Joyful, Healthy, and Safe Christmas!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Well my friend and old intern Jamie Delaine is in town for a fun visit and she just got in last night and we've already accomplished so much including the latest installment of Rocky! Yes. This is normal, you should see us when we are actually crazy!

We just finished a 3 mile run out in the what we thought was just 40 degrees but ended up being 30 and freezing rain! FUN!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Action.

The past couple years around Christmas time I always start thinking more and more of how I want to do things differently.
We save up money, get BIG bonuses, get more credit, max everything out, wrap everything up, tear it open, look to see if there are any more gifts under the tree for yourself...all in the name of Jesus' birthday...hmm... Doesn't quite seem to match!
Don't get me wrong! I LOVE all the traditions and stockings and shopping it's amazing and so much fun to give, but also through it all remembering and NOT just remembering but actually HELPING and giving to those in need! At my church our pastor is asking for us to cut back on what we typically do for Christmas and give out!! This video is a wonderful example! But not just here...I'm sure there is someone within a mile of you that could use time, love, a meal...just anything! What can you do to change someone's Christmas...and life??

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Warm and Cozy

After spending a couple days here in Nashville before Thanksgiving...my family and I road tripped to one of my favorite places, Chattanooga! My aunt and uncle live in a house right on the lake out there and it is seriously breathtaking! I never want to leave! We had about 25ish people all sleeping in one house for a couple nights and boy was it an adventure and a half! I was assigned the room with 10 kids.... surprisingly I even slept in! The days were spent cooking, playing apples to apples, everyone hanging out on their laptops, singing, and great conversations!! Ohhh how I love the holidays!!

The view from the kitchen, just part of the family praying, Natalie and I, my uncle and grandpa high fiving for the CUBS!! :)

Jules....ahh how I love her!!!

I hope you all slow down a little to just take in how wonderful this time truly is!! :)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Christmas "tree"

Well I've debated, thought, fasted(between meals), and prayed hard about what to do about a Christmas tree....so here it is! hahaha!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Roller Skating for Dummies.

Over Thanksgiving my family came in... now for any normal person that would consist of a couple people coming over for some Turkey and to stay a couple nights.... well mine was a little different! My WHOLE, think 8, family got in around 2:30am to crash at my place!! You couldn't see the floor as it was all covered with air mattresses and blankets! One giant slumber party! It was SO hilarious and wonderful at the same time! I seriously missed my family so much and it was great to have our super frequent "family meetings" again(basically everyone happens to be in the same room so someone calls a family meeting....just to talk...or talk about cleaning...or just hang out)...lol! I love it! They were here for a full week but after the first night we spread out a little more between me and my grandparents house so my neighbors wouldn't call the cops;) lol!

We went roller skating one of the days and it was umm...an experience. I have NEVER been roller skating..only roller blading....and I most definitely won't quit my day job...it's not really going to work out for me..especially since I had to hold onto someone most of the time! ha! So we reverted back to taking pictures most of the time...OF COURSE! 
I seriously needed this time with my family as I hadn't seen them in 2 months! And the comfort of family is something I can't even explain! I loved it! Tomorrow I'll post a little more about the time!:)