the barrons

the barrons

about us

We're from the Syracuse, NY, area and started dating when we went to BYU-Idaho for college. We were married December 2008 and have a daughter, Sophie. We will be welcoming a new baby in November 2013! We currently live in Mason, Ohio, near lots of family! Drew is working at Liberty Mutual Insurance as an Auto Claims Adjuster. Carissa is now a stay-at-home wife and momma! We know there's more in store for us in our future, and we say, "Come what may and love it!"
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18 July 2010

Tyler and Cortney are Newlyweds!

Drew and I were delighted when we got our invitation to Cortney and Tyler's wedding in the mail! We knew we'd be there, even if it meant driving down to Bountiful for a few hours... We just love them!
We decided against a few hour visit and arranged for us to stay with my sister, Kalin, at her home off of Utah Lake for the weekend. The wedding was on Friday, July 16th, so we headed out of Rexburg on Thursday night. 50 miles out of town, Drew told me that he didn't know where his temple recommend was. Oops! So we drove back home, found it in the pair of pants he wore to the temple the week before, and had a feeling that we should stay home that night instead of driving 4 hours to Utah.
After a great night's sleep, we headed off to Bountiful (only 3 hours from Rexburg) for a wedding!
The sealer had such wonderful things to say. He was very mindful of the fact that Cortney and Tyler's fathers were close to them, and gave them a chance to speak to the couple. It was so sweet.

After the sealing and pictures, we were invited to a luncheon in honor of the newlyweds, held by the family of one of Tyler's mission companions. It was awesome!
I caught the sweethearts dancing to some music:

Congratulations, Tyler and Cortney! We love you!
(We found out that the couple will be living not even 2 miles from us once school starts in the fall and we will be able to hang out with them whenever we're able! So excited!)

02 July 2010

It's been awhile...

Okay, so it's been, like, two months. But who's counting?
Drew and I are now EMPLOYED! And have been since June 1st! We work at a center for the developmentally disabled in St. Anthony (just a 15 min drive from here). Essentially, we're doing in the community what I do in the school district. We don't do anything academic, though. It's strictly "life skills" and helping them with social skills and such. It's the best!
Excellence In Everyone, our new employer, is the best job I have ever worked at! Drew agrees. We wake up every day looking forward to work; thinking about new things we can do with our clients and how we can strengthen our friendships with these amazing people. Everyone is so happy there and we love the feeling we come home with every day! Drew said last week that it is the only job he has felt good about going to every single time (we all know there are normally days that we don't want to go to work - but that is not the case with this one)!
It truly is a blessing that we stumbled across this job and it is even more a blessing that we work in the same place. Thanks to our friend, George, who worked at Excellence previously and called ahead for us, we now have the best jobs we have ever had!
So many great things in our lives!

We celebrated Drew's 24th birthday last weekend! We went to the temple, to the library, and even saw Toy Story 3 (all on the Saturday before his b'day)!! Toy Story 3 was such a great movie! It was a perfect ending for the Buzz and Woody story.

On Sunday, Drew's birthday, we spent quite a bit of time at church; we went to David's ward to see Dello speak in church after our already long day of meetings and church services. That night we had a big crowd over to our place for cake and games! It was so much fun!
(The picture shows what David got Drew at the DI for his birthday gifts: a World's Greatest Dad t-shirt, a Guinness World Records 2003 book, a mug that asks "is your attitude worth catching?", a Winger's gift card, The Rainmaker book, and NBA Jam game for the computer)
By request, I made homemade macaroni and cheese for Drew's birthday dinner! It was my first time and it actually turned out pretty good! :-)

There should be another post pretty soon about my outlook on the movie Eclipse! I'm going to see it tonight with my client-turned-friend, Wendie, and I am really excited! I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it since it came out late Tuesday night. Maybe I'll even take some pictures of my fun with Wendie! We'll see.
Love you all!