• Here you will find the chronicles of our family of four. More pictures than words, I am most at home capturing our life with a still camera. Photos help me recognize the beauty and awesomeness in both the phenomenal people I live life alongside and this breathtaking place we live, planet earth.

    I am a child of God. I am the wife to a wonderful man, mother to two amazing little people. I am both daughter and sister. I am a runner. I love to travel and read.

    I often title this season of our life's adventure, The Continuing Adventures of Mallory Girl and Mark Boy. The photography is mine (unless otherwise noted.) Questions are always welcome. Thanks for reading and adventuring alongside us.

Farwell Crib (aka Baby Jail)

One morning this week I opened Mark’s door expecting to see this sweet picture. Instead I found this: 

Apparently it’s time to say goodbye to the crib since he is using it for gymnastics practice instead of sleeping. Naturally I cautioned him against such behavior and went for the camera. Needless to say he was a bit confused when I told him to do it again! Just go with it dude!!

Naturally big sister wanted in on the fun.

A few more shots of his nursery before the change over to a “big boy room”

I’m in awe it’s time to move on……Farewell crib, the past six years have been great. Be good to Sofie girl:)

    
Gail - November 18, 2012 - 6:48 pm

This is obviously a “full service” crib!! So glad gymnastics is a natural for him :) And he didn’t hurt himself or break anything while “working out!”

Jennifer - November 29, 2012 - 8:05 pm

This is one of my very favorite posts. So much personality in these two!! And we’re so very thankful for the crib!

Fall Break

Fall Break this year found us driving from TN to OKC. Over ten hours of driving from our house to theirs, all worth it to get to spend time with cousins.We specifically went so Mallory and Mark could see their cousins march. Both have made the drum line and for weeks I heard, “I want to see Parker and Hadley play drums.”

Mission Accomplished!! Next up, Lego Friends, playing the garage drums, Nerf gun practice, picnics and pictures. Thank you sweet nephews for giving up your beds for us!!!

    
Gail Day - October 29, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Great pics to capture the memories. Mallory’s smile and Mark’s antics say they are loving the attention of cousins!

Derek - November 18, 2012 - 11:33 pm

Those shots of Mark on the drums? I have a feeling that’s exactly what Ben would look like with drumsticks in his hands!

Punkins & Pumpkins

Pumpkin time in Edmond, OK at “the Pumpkin church.” LOTS of wind, BRIGHT sunny skies, ORANGE gourds left and right, two AWESOMELY amazing children who fill my heart to overflowing with JOY.

    
Gail Day - October 29, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Can’t believe I missed these posts earlier – what a favorite and fun outing to mark the season! Wish there had been pumpkin patches when you were little!!

homework

My big girl has homework once a week, on Mondays. It takes just a few minutes and yet those short minutes make her feel like such a big girl. I personally love the short minutes as I know how fleeting they are…..

    
Gail Day - October 29, 2012 - 9:12 pm

May homework always be short and satisfying :)