Yearly Archives: 2011

ho ho ho

I hope your Christmas preparations are well underway and that you have time to enjoy some peppermint hot chocolate alongView full post »


Our Thanksgiving included traveling to Oklahoma to spend several days with the Mankin side of the family. We spentView full post »

follow the yellow brick road…

Mallory recently experienced The Wizard of Oz for the first time. As soon as it was over, she told me, "Mommy, IView full post »


Amazing Adorable Awesome family. Thanks for having me over!View full post »

new banner

It's time for a bit of fresh on the blog, just like the fresh in the air. Happy autumn!View full post »

School!!!! fall 2011

It seems as though we waited FOREVER for school to start. We are settling into the routine and are grateful for goodView full post »

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Our first hours in Amsterdam: we wandered around the museum district and toured the Rijkes Museum (pictured behind us.)View full post »

5 years old

She's five! Our baby girl….we've come a long way and I'm excited for her to have reached this amazingView full post »

Wecome October!

Welcome cooler temperatures and green pumpkins September posts coming soon-REALLY. Maybe they will even back dated!View full post »

20 months old

This amazing little boy has completely captured our hearts. He lights up the room, he delights us on a daily basis, heView full post »

August 2011

As the month is almost over, I am so very thankful we are all in one piece. I will confess this has been a tough month/View full post »

Hollywood Studios 2011

Our trip to the Studios was great! We hadn't been in YEARS and decided it was time when the parade reviews made itView full post »

Disney Rest Day #2

A wonderful day spent purposefully resting. Brunch at the hotel, morning naps, lunch by the pool and  afternoonView full post »

MK again 2011

One of the FIRST things Mallory asks about when we go to Disney is hugging Minnie Mouse. I think Mickey felt a bitView full post »

Good gracious. Would someone please update this blog…..or finish the Disney posts from MAY…..anyone?View full post »

EPCOT 2011

The Flower & Garden Festival at EPCOT is always a favorite for us. What's not to love? Amazing topiaries andView full post »

Disney 2011

Our captivating arrival at Kidani Villiage. The giraffes were an early favorite.  Our May trip to Disney beganView full post »