23 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Barkers!

This year has been a busy year for us! But it’s also been the BEST year too!

Dallin and I started off the year by deciding that we wanted to get married! Well, we’d been talking a lot about getting married up to this point, but hadn’t decided when we wanted to. On January 2, we went to a friend’s wedding at the Salt Lake Temple and decided that we wanted to get married on May 1, 2009! We were so happy and Dallin called the Salt Lake Temple the very next day to make the appointment.

The next few months were a blur of school, working, planning a wedding and not sleeping very much! I don’t know what we would have done without all of the help from our parents! We want to thank them especially for all the hard work and planning to make May 1st such an amazing day. It went off without a hitch. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was wonderful! It was so awesome to see so many friends and family that day. Thanks to everyone!

After a week in Park City, Dallin and I began settling into married life. We have spent lots of time laughing. It has been such a blessing to be married to my best friend! We are currently renting an apartment in Murray. We love it here! We spent most of the summer working AND playing. We spent several days and nights rock climbing in Sandy and had fun on camping trips in the Unitas and Ogden Canyon. We fished, we hiked Timp, we went to Zion’s National Park, and enjoyed spending lots of time with our families!

I am currently finishing my last class online through BYU and I’m almost done! Dallin transferred to the University of Utah in August and is really enjoying his first semester there! He is taking 16 credits and staying very busy, but he is doing great. We’ve had some fun as I’ve changed jobs and adjusted to new work environments, but decided that every experience we have can be a learning experience so we’re very happy where we are now.

This Holiday Season, we are reminded of all our wonderful friends and family that have given us so much support. We are so grateful for your generosity, your examples, and your kindness. Thank you for making our lives better! Thank you for sharing your love with us. We hope your holidays will be full of love and laughter.

Love Always,

Dallin & Becki Barker

07 December 2009

i love christmas time!

It really is my favorite time of year! Here are a few of my favorite things:

Christmas Trees!
(ours is small, but I LOVE it! thanks mom for letting us use your tree and decorations!)
Christmas Lights!

Christmas Music!

But most of all, I love spending time with my family. Christmas without family isn't Christmas at all. Christmas is about spending time with the people that love us most. Christmas is about love and service and giving. Christmas is about worshiping our Savior who lived and died for us so that we can be resurrected and return to our Heavely Father someday. I'm so grateful that we have such a wonderful time to celebrate the birth of our Savior and to celebrate his life!

02 December 2009

my husband loves me!

he helps me look for jobs
he wakes me up when i'm having a bad dream and holds me til i fall asleep again
he doesn't complain when dinner is lame
he tells me that he loves me at least a hundred times a day
he pushes me to be a better person

i sure love him!