Figuring Out Christmas

Marian’s first Christmas gift was an ornament from great Aunt Debra and great Uncle Chris Shannon. We filmed her as she opened it.


Bath Time

Is there anything sweeter than this?

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The Center of Attention

Monday, December 1 –

It could be because we haven’t seen her in so long…or perhaps because she’s the cutest baby ever…or maybe it’s on account of her being the first grand baby…whatever the reason, she’s enjoying it and so are we!

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Marian’s Photo Shoot

Atlanta took some darling shots of Marian on one of the vintage-style photo prop metal beds that they make and sell. You may have seen them on facebook already, but I thought they were worth re-posting here. If you’d like to see more of their items, shop here.

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Evening Walk


Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The evening was so pleasant that we took a little stroll after the dishes were done. We didn’t get to walk far. Marian was more interested in the sand and grass.


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Meanwhile, Nathan and Carolina are working with one of the horses.

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Fun With Marian


Some random cute poses that I snapped during the Goodwin’s recent visit.

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Bath Time


Thursday, June 12, 2014

We squeezed Marian into the bathroom sink for an impromptu bath. She didn’t care that it was a bit crowded, she loves water so.




At the Creek with Marian

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The day after they arrived, Atlanta, Jordan and Marian went down to the creek with us to help watergap. (This is what you call checking the fences that cross the creeks and rivers. Very often after a rain, the fences wash out and have to be put back up so cattle won’t get onto someone else’s ranch.) When we go watergapping, the guys have to work, but we get to play! The creek is the perfect place for kids. Water, sand, fish, critters, rocks, shells, etc. Here’s a little video of Marian having a great time in the water.