Saturday, January 29, 2011

Play-Doh Cakes

Kate received an amazingly fun play-doh set for Christmas that allows her to make and decorate the prettiest little cakes ever. This keeps her busy for quite some time and allows me to either get things done around the house or even join in the creative fun. Thanks, Aunt Ang, for sparking her creativity!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BreAkFasT for DinNeR

Each year in January our church participates in a three week fast to focus on prayer and seek God's direction for the upcoming year. Last year we broke our fast with our good friends, the Semlows, by making waffles for dinner. It instantly became a tradition! So this year our two families were joined with another of our favorite families...and instead of using good ol' Bisquik mix, Phil used an authentic recipe from Karlyn's great-grandmother for Belgian waffles-delicious!!!! Michael bought and was in charge of cooking 8 lbs of thick cut bacon (not to fear, we only scarfed down about 2 lbs) while Phil prepared the waffles...96 waffles to be precise. And with much pride and satisfaction I can honestly say that we polished off a right good many of those. The stack of waffles down below looks impressive, but what is even more impressive is that pile was the tenth pile that had been put before us!
Here are the appears that Phil is already in "food coma" just from looking at so much food!
Thank you, Semlow fam! You, as always were amazing hosts with generous hearts and tons of yummy food!!! We love you guys!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

9 months of cuddles

Joseph is still recovering from a (thankfully) short bout of a tummy flu...despite it all he continues to smile, laugh and topple his sister's block towers without hesitation! He is a pro at crawling, loves to pull up and is starting to cruise around on the furniture. He seems very interested in books lately, although the reading generally turns to eating the book within minutes...We love you, lil JoJo Molloy! You are becoming quite a busy little boy...can't wait to see what lies in store for next month!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Hill

Michael spontaneously decided to take Kate on her first sledding hill adventure, during which she squealed with delight, made snow angels with him and dubbed her penguin sled "Dave" (don't know where that one came from).

Kate: That was fun and bumpy! It was the biggest hill in the whole world!

...I think she had a good time...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Electric blanket naptime

Part of my Christmas gift this year from Michael included an electric blanket. Yes, I agree, that at first one might scoff, shake their head and conclude that this was a silly gift. BUT to a former SoCal girl who continues to freeze winter after winter in this northern state it was absolutely heavenly! To not have to jump into bed at night and frantically move my feet as fast as they will go to warm up the sheets is one of the best gifts ever.

Anyway, shortly after Christmas, Kate took a nap with me on the new blanket. She slept long and hard. Upon waking, Michael asked her if she liked Mommy's new special blanket. Her response as she sleepily pushed back her blond hair from her warm and rosy cheeks was, "No Daddy, I LOVED it!"

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Merry Christmas 2010

We are so very blessed to have such wonderful family and friends, to know and serve a God who is unwavering in faithfulness, to have health, peace and joy!

A New Year's Reminder

I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you...
2 Tim 1:6