Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We took a family outing to the Southwest City Pumpkin Patch a few weekends ago and it was such a wonderful day! The weather was gorgeous. There were so many activities and the girls LOVED it! If you have never been to this place, check out their website for next season.

Riding the hayride in Grammy's lap! This was a beautiful ride and a great time for us all to spend together.

Picking out our pumpkins!

I wanna get in!

This thing is dirty!

Ava was pretty impressed with her pumpkin!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Money to Jesus

At our church there is a time following the offering where we sing a song and let the children take money to the front to offer. I have always wondered if Mollie was ready to try the "walk". We usually are able to sit with our dear friend, Bonnie and yesterday we did.  I just happened to look down the aisle, while Bonnie was handing Caroline her dollar bill in preparation for the children's offering. Bonnie motioned to me that we should let Caroline assist Mollie in taking a dollar also. I had Adam give Caroline a dollar for Mollie and sat anxiously awaiting the offering. When it was time, Caroline sweetly took Mollie's little hand in hers and walked her down the aisle to the front to "give her money to Jesus." I knew Mollie would enjoy the walking down part, she loves walking and holding hands. I just wasn't sure about coming back to her seat with the excited rush of children. All in all, they both did great. Mollie did throw her dollar on the ground twice before reaching the offering plate, which Caroline later told me was "very silly of Mollie" but I guess that can be expected of a one year old!

I told Caroline after she had Mollie back to me how special it was for her to do that with Mollie. She told me that she knew it was special because it was important to God.

I vividly remember how proud Caroline's daddy was of her when she first participated in the children's offering. He would always sit perched on the edge of his seat, end of our row, just to remind her where to come back to sit. He started this little tradition of having her high five all of us after she successfully "gave her money to Jesus". I hope someday I can tell her that memory I have of him and let her know how much he meant to me. I am sure she didn't realize yesterday that he was on my heart as I watched her usher my own daughter, whom he never met, down that very same aisle.

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
     Mark 10:15


On September 2, 2010 Mollie turned the big ONE! We celebrated with family and friends with a party at Gulley Park. She ran and played with her sweet friends until her little feet couldn't run anymore. It was perfect weather and a great way to celebrate her sweet little life. I could post a million pics from this occasion but I will resist the urge. I am pretty sure most of you have seen them on facebook anyways. Once again, I have to give the photography credit to Staci! She is so special to Adam and I and it means so much to have her taking these pictures as Mollie grows up before ours eyes!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Big Apple

Adam and I were able to spend about 4 days in September visiting my sister in New York. This was my second trip to the city but my first since Mary Kathryn has been living there. This mini-vaca was Adam's first time to see all the big apple has to offer! I will say that the weather was great, except for the rain. It wasn't hot, it wasn't cold. The rain was annoying since your feet get you everywhere you need to go. Needless to say, packing my rainboots would have been a wise choice.

The first official day of our trip was spent exploring my sister's neighborhood, Park Slope, in Brooklyn. We really enjoyed Brooklyn and preferred it over being in the city. Especially when I considered life with a baby! The rest of our time was spent doing the normal tourist things in the city. One thing is for sure, New York life is a hassle, exhausting, but exhilirating all at the same time!

Park Slope-Brooklyn

Grimaldis Famous Brooklyn Pizzeria
You have to stand outside the restraunt in line its so good!

Times Square

I know, I know- I look miserable but I was so incredibly cold and wet. We were on the top of a tour bus and it rained more than I have ever seen it rain.

The most "famous" moment of our trip, courtesy of Bonnie, Jimmy Fallon!

Needless to say, it was a great getaway, but we were very excited to be back to our home, cars and most of all to her.....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This picture was taken in July by our dear friend, Staci. She is a very talented photographer and snapped this amazing picture even though she was laying right by a ton of bees! She wanted to get this sunlight and it proved to be so pretty! Check out her facebook page- Staci Coston Photography!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Forgive me....

I am welcoming myself back into the blogging world with open arms! I really have no excuse as to why I stopped updating other than I was being lazy. I did feel sometimes that I was spending endless hours uploading pictues and videos onto the web and that nobody was actually reading what I was putting out there. But when I stopped blogging, many of you commented on my outdated posts and deleted background. So with that said, I am back in the game. And this time I am going to remind myself that even if nobody reads what I am blogging about, someday I hope that Mollie will take a slight interest in my work.

Check in often to see adorable pics and funny stories of life at the Harmon house!