Critical events in the Barrington PG home since late November (our last posting):
December -- little Ian Wadley was born and joined the family.
Christmas: wonderful family experience with our annual Family Getaway -- we played Deal or No Deal complete with an electronic game board (thanks to Dustin) and prizes worth dollars (congrats to Tyson and Mckenna who won the biggest prizes); on Christmas eve we had a fantastic nativity re-enactment complete with our own little stable (see pics below).
January: Shanell & Ryan's baby, Bridger Byrd was born as our #5 child gave birth to our #5 grandchild. Yahoo!!
February 4th was a big day for the Barringtons -- Elder Riley J. Barrington entered the MTC as a full time missionary assigned to serve in the Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission, Spanish speaking. He will be there until April when he goes to Florida to begin teaching and serving.
Mid-February: a remodeling project in the basement began, with the removal of the main wall between the family room and the game/sewing room. The end objective is to create a bigger room for family gatherings. When completed (later this week) it will include new lights, a new counter, new entertainment center, as well as newly painted and conditioned walls (even more electrical outlets have been added). It will be a welcomed change for the house (and mom is anxious to get all this mess cleaned up -- there is dust everywhere!).
Thanks especially to Shawn and David who helped remove a bedroom window, and then bring in some of the big furniture destined for the basement, but which temporarily is being stored in the mid-level bedroom. We could not have done it without their help.
We will post a few construction pictures when the project is finished later this week.