Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Callen

Callen turns one on Feb. 8th, but we had his party this past Friday night b/c Nana Pat and Papa Joe were down from Boston. It was a nice time with family and friends and even though Cal really had no clue, I'm sure he had an awesome time! :)
Thank you so much Grandmom Laurie for ALL your HARD work making this cake! It's awesome!
"Callen is 1"
Once again an attempt at a family pic... Someday we'll get a good one... maybe
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Cal's One!
Playing with doggy toys...
Daddy and Cal posing for a pic in front of the free Vista print banner I made... man I love that website! lol

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This is a silly face that Cal started making recently. Makes me laugh

Ok this is about all you could see during presents... our little guests were a bit excited for all of Callen's presents. Thank you everyone... they were all awesome!
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Kira was glad to help blow out the candles!
Me and my boys
He loved the cake- thank you Grandmom Laurie!
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Little Baby Smoker??

This is a video clip Kenzie made about 3 months ago and it cracks me up! Maybe it's just me, but she kills me!

Monday, January 25, 2010


There's not much to take pictures of in the winter and I rarely have my camera out, but the other day I got some pics of Cal (messy shirt and all).
We're celebrating his birthday a week early this Friday night- I can't believe he's almost one!

2 Teeth!
love this little man

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Friday, January 22, 2010


So I was going to blog some pics, but I'm watching the Hope for Haiti telethon and it seemed kind of unimportant to blog pics of my perfectly safe and healthy kids. I know that celebs can be seen as always jumping to lend a hand when there's a major disaster and some might think it's all for publicity or whatever, but man wouldn't it be amazing if ALL Christians we're know as helpers. Not just during disasters, but even during the small hard times in life. It makes me pause and think how focused am I on my comfort and pleasure rather than others and the struggles of those I know and love and also of the stranger that might live just down the street. Even more than providing comfort for the here and now we also have something more to share, something eternal that will last far beyond this life. One last thought... it only took a few seconds of shaking for the buildings to crumble to the ground... oh how tightly we cling to our stuff and why can't we (and by "we" I really mean "I") just remember that we can't take it with us and man if we think and earthquake can rock the world just think of what it will be like when Jesus returns. Ugg, if only I wasn't so thick headed and could keep a more eternal perspective.
So these are pics from Haiti and they're not easy to see, but they're not really supposed to be.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crazy Driver

This was Callen's gift from Santa this xmas... and he likes to sit on it and have me pull him back and forth. I thought his faces in these were pretty funny!
look mom, I can put my piggies up!
and yes, he usually only has one sock on...
Crazy man!
Love those 2 little teeth.
I can't believe I'm planning this little guy's 1st bday! I love him to pieces!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Big Man 4 Wheelin'

Kaden has a blast this past Saturday going 4 Wheeling with his friend Jackson and Mr. Dave! They took four 4 wheelers out to someone's land that had lots of room and a frozen lake. Mr. Dave assures me that the guy who owns the land actually drills into the lake to see that it's frozen to the proper thickness. He also told me if the drill doesn't work they just send the kids out onto the lake one at a time to see how much it can hold! LOL.
Anyhow, I was just so proud of Kaden for being able to drive one on his own! He's getting so big- full day school next year, I seriously can't believe it! :)

Here's Kaden driving and Jack on back
Jack's turn to drive
Thanks Motts for inviting Kaden for such a fun day!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

{Aunt} and {Uncle}

What? What's that you say? I'm gonna have a cousin??
I'm so excited and proud to report that Eric and I are going to be officially "Uncle Eric and Aunt Monica" in August! We're sooo darn excited for Bryan and Kelly! They told us all over Mangin xmas and it was awesome and got oodles of laughs! You'll have to ask me for all the stories, b/c it's too long to type here.
I can't wait to be an Aunt. I'm "Aunt Monica" to some very special little kiddos, but this is the Real Deal! I already had crazy aunt syndrome and ran out within 24 hours of finding out to by Eagles onesies, books, prego necessities etc. It was the best!
So sorry if you see creepy smiles on our faces, we're just super excited about this little one's arrival. Now... how do you get Ohio closer to PA??? Any ideas??
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Casually opening a stocking gift and no idea why Kaden is attacking....
Oh, what's this!
Now they're looking at the gulty party, but that's after everyone looked at ME thinking I was prego again! We got that taken care of people! :)
and finally, the freak out!
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Sorry Kel! You'll want to kill me, but I have NO IDEA what you were doing in these pics! I laughed right out loud when I saw them!
were you practicing labor faces???
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Ok this is blurry, but I love that you can kinda make out Eric's face and the fact that he's about to tackle Kelly- which thankfully he did not. He did however tackle Bry!
oh no, don't tackle her she's prego!
ok, calm (kinda) hug
woo hoo! Uncle Eric!
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so if you look closely... it's more of a headlock than a hug! I think mom is either SUPER excited for another grandbaby or a little upset with Kelly for having that grandbaby in Ohio... I think the former!
And the newest member of the Mangin clan, Bethany (Aaron's soon to be wife) congratulating Kel
Gmom Bunney just cracks me up. She was straight sobbing! :)
So excited!
So if you can't tell I'm pretty over the moon about this. We love you Bry and Kel, but I'm pretty sure we're gonna love this baby more than we love you... sorry it's the breaks! :)
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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Mangins!
This is how excited we are about 2010!
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