Alive. AND thriving.

I {even though I don’t come close to doing this parenting thing alone, I like to take all the credit} feel like I deserve a pat on the back.

I’ve managed to keep them alive for another year.

Mother's Day 2010

And, I’m pretty sure they are thriving.

Mother's Day 2009


I’m playing along with Cecily’s Photo Story Friday and Lolli at Better in Bulk’s Give me your best shot today.

AND, I was interviewed by Modern Bird Studios! Click over to see read my answers to specific questions!  🙂

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Beautiful.

  2. Yep, definitely look like they’re thriving AND happy! Wtg mom!

    Justine 😮 )

  3. Susie's Homemade says

    Looks like you are doing a GREAT job:-) Pat, pat, pat:-)

  4. Such a cute photo; everyone looks so happy. And I love that paper cut-out card they made you. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Genny´s last blog ..A note of thanks to Nicole and Donna… =-.

  5. They are so cute! It is amazing how much they changed in one year. 🙂
    .-= Kelly Deneen´s last blog ..Photostory Friday: 365, Week 16 and 17 =-.

  6. Love the pictures!! And all that red hair is just to DIE FOR! So beautiful!!! Happy Friday!! 🙂
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Mr. Needs a Vacation! =-.

  7. I never, ever get tired of looking at pictures of you and your beautiful family. It you could please start a photography blog just for me, that would be great.

    I’ll even help out a bit. We’ll call it, Ode to Fran.

  8. Yes, they are definitely thriving and quite cute, too!

    Hope they treated you well for Mother’s Day!
    .-= Krystyn´s last blog ..It’s your turn|PSF =-.

  9. They are all so cute! Happy Mother’s Day. They all look happy-you’re doing it right!
    .-= Diane {}´s last blog ..Wine on a Dime and John Alan Winery =-.

  10. I have no idea how you keep up such a beautiful blog AND those guys. There should be some award for that.

    .-= alicia´s last blog ..TMI =-.

  11. You are an amazing mom! You’re a certainly do something right! Keep it up, mama!

    BTW…Your family is simply beautiful!
    .-= Run DMT´s last blog ..Move Over Venus and Serena =-.

  12. Wow your little boys aren’t so little anymore! Hope you had a fabulous mother’s day!

  13. pat on back angie!
    .-= scrappysue´s last blog ..photostory friday: gettin’ busy =-.

  14. Happy Mother’s Day Angie! You deserve all the best!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..My thoughts on Motherhood…… =-.

  15. I am always in awe of your family and how you and your hubby manage it all. Hope your Mother’s Day was wonderful!
    .-= Momisodes´s last blog ..Close, but no cigar =-.

  16. Great Mama’s Day pic! cute! cute!
    .-= Kelli @ writing the waves´s last blog ..My new favorite picture… =-.

  17. That’s what I tell myself on even the worst days — “Well, the kids are still alive.”

    Good job Mom!
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Photostory Friday: Week 19 =-.

  18. Wow, those kids are just getting so big! What a neat idea to take a pic every Mother’s Day! The changes from year to year are amazing! What a beautiful bunch you have there!!! 🙂

  19. <3 thriving for sure!!
    .-= jennyleite´s last blog ..The Poppies =-.

  20. love the yearly photo idea on Mother’s Day. Very fun to see how everyone has grown.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Cinderella Outgrew Her Glass Slippers =-.