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Pictures from Natalie’s Birthday

Posted Saturday, 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

Posted Saturday, 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!



Christmas 2011

Posted Sunday, 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

Posted Sunday, 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.


Halloween 2011

Posted Sunday, November 6th, 2011 by Mollie

Our kids were Violet and Dash from the movie “The Incredibles” this year.  We are getting a lot of use out of these costumes, since the kids have been acting out the movie for weeks!  They even introduce themselves to strangers and friends alike as Violet and Dash. Unfortunately Violet’s mask disappeared the week before Halloween…

Since our neighborhood isn’t great for trick-or-treating, we headed to Old Town Camarillo on Saturday, where the stores pass out candy. The kids were very excited to walk with Jessica!


Sad attempt at a family portrait:

Theirs turned out much better!