Yearly Archives: 2009

Happy Holidays

from our family of four!View full post »

Welcome little one!

John Mark Preston Mankin born: December 15th, 2009 @ 11:44pm 20.5 inches long & 7pounds 14 ouncesView full post »

Deck the Halls

While there's no holly our holiday decorating is almost complete. The tree was begun over Thanksgiving as a groupView full post »

learning to love the camera part 2

Last Thanksgiving Mallory began following her mommy's footsteps into photography world learning how to use theView full post »

Thanksgiving Recap

Our Thanksgiving began with a visit with the Nashville Mankin cousins-thanks to Ashley and Jennifer for the greatView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving

Us right now….and for the next 21 days, a family of three. I'm so thankful for family. There really aren'tView full post »

mother and daughter

For the last three years, it's been me and her. Lots of her and me. We play and read and shop and hang out togetherView full post »

Cookie Baking Playdate

Our new friends from church arranged a cookie baking playdate. Yum!! We enjoyed meeting some new faces and fellowshipView full post »

Showered with Love

Last Saturday several of my sweet neighbors, the women who's husbands work with mine, my sweet sister and anView full post »

Halloween 2009

We got to be at home this year for Halloween and all the festivities (I am 31 weeks pregnant and can't go anywhereView full post »

a tale of two pumpkins

As using knives is a bit much to ask of a three year old, we choose the "Mrs. Potato Head" approach toView full post »

Pumpkin Patch

Sunday after lunch, we headed to the pumpkin patch with Nonnie and Pape. I love the pumpkins piled in front of theView full post »

Fall Break

Because we all know preschoolers need a fall break…since we had Monday off, and my "stay home"View full post »

Apple Orchard

Last week we went to a local apple orchard. We learned about apples, apple trees, apple cider, bees, pollination, andView full post »

swings and bling

Last Sunday afternoon we attended a birthday party for our neighbor's son. He and Mallory are about 2 weeks apart inView full post »

Happy 3rd Birthday

Mallory turned 3 on Friday. Amazing, really that she's been lighting up our lives for three years. She wanted a DoraView full post »

third time (might be) the charm

Our daughter started preschool yesterday for the third time. It was dramatically different than years past. How was itView full post »


On Sunday, my sister, mother and I went to Florida and boarded a very large boat. Specifically the Disney Wonder. WeView full post »