Pictures from Natalie’s Birthday

April 14th, 2012 by Mollie

Each of my kids has a “First Year” picture book that they love to look through on their birthday morning. I keep them tucked away most of the time so they stay nice and special.  Natalie LOVED looking through hers and had a lot to say about it!

Later on, we had a little party for her with some of her sweet little friends!



Big Kids

March 31st, 2012 by Mollie

Well, March is over and I’m now the proud mom of a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old… I can hardly believe it!  We had so much fun celebrating their birthdays all month long. I just finished going through all the pictures from the month, so hopefully I can post them before the weekend is over!




February 6th, 2012 by Mollie

Okay guys, I am trying really hard to get back into the swing of blogging. Lately I’ve been organizing family photos and getting them into album form, so dealing with even more pictures when it comes to Facebook or the blog feels like an overload!  However, with my parents leaving for 3 months in Europe very soon, I know they will appreciate the details of daily life. We’ve ALL been completely spoiled by having them move to Camarillo last summer!

Last month Natalie’s class field trip was to the tidepools… it was a beautiful day and we did find some critters!

Christmas 2011

January 29th, 2012 by Mollie

I know it is embarrassingly late to be posting anything from Christmas, but my sister specifically asked for some pictures.  Sadly, I barely took any pictures at our family gatherings (and December in general) due to being so sick all month. I wish there were better representation of all the people and events (so sorry, family), but here are a few pictures.

Christmas Eve at my Aunt’s house:

The set of fake mustaches were my White Elephant gift… so awesome.

The outside table might have gotten a little silly, and Laura might have regretted sitting with us.


Jamie built a castle out of cups and those party poppers.

Ben’s White Elephant gift was a package of Gerber Puffs (baby food), which he thoroughly enjoyed after dinner with his BFF Aunt Jamie.

Christmas Day brunch was at my house after church:


The End!

Pre-Christmas Festivities

December 18th, 2011 by Mollie

We’ve been busy around here with all the Christmas activities that December brings. Hopefully some truly meaningful stuff is sinking in, along with all the fun traditions! Unfortunately my camera was broken/in the shop for a couple weeks, so I had to rely on my iPhone to document all the fun times! Thanks to Instagram they actually come out looking pretty cool and I ended up having a fun time with it… I might have to have these made into a little book! Here’s a sampling for you to enjoy:


A quote from Natalie as I was taking the picture above: “Daddy, I’m helping you by management!”

As soon as we got home, Ben dashed off to find his plastic saw… he knew exactly what to do.

An afternoon of painting salt dough ornaments with Grandma.