67 In Life

A Wee Bit Nostalgic

Happy Saturday, friends! I hope the sun is shining on you this morning. It is here and I’ve been digging through my archives which has resulted in a heart that has been filled this morning with sweet memories of my children during the summer months… just thought I’d share a few.

memorial day weekend 2007 Morgan

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Raiger

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  • Melanie Malone
    March 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I thought it was just my children growing up that made me cry, but yours do too. They are all so gorgeous. You are always inspiring me and I take tons of photos, I just don’t always do anything with them. Happy Saturday!

  • mommasissy
    March 13, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Oh my precious, precious Morgie, Raige, and Rove! You melt Mommasissy’s heart into two million pieces. I love you all and loved looking back on these photos.
    XOXOX

  • Holly
    March 13, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Your children are absolutely gorgeous! These are some wonderful photos!

  • natalie @ our old southern house
    March 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

    i LOVE that one of jm taking a bath in that big bowl. i want to do that with my mm when it gets warm enough. precious!
    i have summer fever something fierce and CANNOT wait for full-blown spring!

  • monique
    March 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    your children are just adorable…also it makes me so excited for summer!! have a wonderful day!

  • Caroline
    March 13, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Your children should be models! They are absolutely stunning… as well as their momma!

  • Tyne
    March 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    So, so darling, Darby! Have a blessed weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

  • Cat Moore
    March 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

    You’re right….the one with the monogram dresses made my arm pits sweat. 😉 Love the pics! wonder how far apart your girls are….tell us one day! ~cat moore

  • Tara
    March 13, 2010 at 10:31 am

    absolutely gorgeous…cutie, cute, cute!
    ~Tara

  • jo
    March 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

    too cute! paige in the bowl is adorable!

  • rhonda
    March 13, 2010 at 10:49 am

    They are adorable Darby! I am celebrating my “baby’s” birthday today (she’s 6!) and feel nostalgic myself…(and yes, i probably misspelt that!)

    I sent you an email seeing if I could send you a jon-jon for JM..Do you smock? (there is more detail in the email) THANKS!

  • Bailey
    March 13, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Your pack of rovers is just too sweet for words. I love, I believe it is raiger’s cute pink bather in the first pic and how seriously she seems to be taking her boat driving duties. Talk about precious cargo! And you can just tell how in love John Martin is with his grandma in that stroller picture. Too too sweet.

  • Lane
    March 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

    So precious! I was looking at videos of my son last night…it seems just like yesterday, but then I look at him and he’s a little boy and not a baby anymore!! Sweet memories! I am so ready for summer….jon jons, flip flops, popsicles! Mmmm!!

  • Sarah
    March 13, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Darby you’re children are beautiful! Those pictures look like a lot of memories. You must feel so blessed. Have a great weekend enjoying the sun.

  • elizabeth
    March 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

    your kids get cuter and cuter as they grow! is that jm in the sudsy bowl of water or morgan? thanks for sharing your archives with us.

  • Ivy Smith
    March 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Aww! Those pictures are just too precious!

  • Ivy Smith
    March 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Aww! Those pics are precious!

  • Brooke G.
    March 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Those are some seriously CUTE kids!! Makes me anxious for sun and warmth ;D

  • Mandi
    March 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Your kids are precious! Been lurking for awhile and I LOVE your house! Can you tell me where you got the cute prints above your little boy’s crib?

  • Jenni
    March 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    So precious! I am in Atlanta and the weather here has been too cold for too long. Hopefully daylight savings time will bring some warm weather.

  • Ayanna
    March 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Such adorable photos. My family and I are so looking forward to summer and outdoor activities. Luckily the weather is improving here in Wisconsin.

  • alyssa
    March 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    How I love a good look through old pictures! It makes me feel so blessed to have so many wonderful memories, but it does get me a little teary eyed, too, at seeing how fast kids grow! Love your sweet children, and I hope you are enjoying them on your sunny Saturday!

  • Nanny
    March 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Those pictures are just too cute….They grow up way too fast….You have some wonderful memories captured!

  • Katie Pollock
    March 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    For a second there I totally thought a picture of Eli, Ashley’s little boy, got mixed up in there (the third picture down)! I’m thinking it’s the eyes?!?! Your kids are ridiculously adorable, Darby!

  • Mary Elizabeth
    March 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    How sweet!…you’ll just get even more nostalgic as the years continue to fly!
    My babies are getting married…how did that happen?!

  • Cath
    March 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Sweet….sweet…..sweet.

  • Fran
    March 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Darby, as always, adorable pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tracey
    March 13, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Just started a blog today! What a great post to read and encourage me to keep record of all the beauty and groth in our life! Truly one of the blogs I return to each day! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Becky
    March 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    How funny, since I was just watching a video this morning from 4 years ago, when my oldest was almost 3 and his brother was 16 months old. It makes me cry to think how quickly that time flew by! Thankfully I have 2 more now to cherish every minute with. Your babies are beautiful. That’s Paige in the bowl, isn’t it? She’s got your eyes! 🙂

  • Sarah@Clover Lane
    March 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Oh GOSH!!! I love looking at my kid’s baby pictures although I get just about the worst heartache. All it does is make me want a baby…your children are gorgeous…and you maybe need to have another too???? 🙂

  • Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride
    March 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Okay, looking at this…. I’m crying. Your kids are gorgeous and you take beautiful photos of them. And the expressions on their faces. The whole post is so timeless.

  • carrie @ brick city love
    March 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Aww!! Too cute!

  • Shireen
    March 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Precious. 🙂 We are in Orange Beach…thought about yall on our way down! Hope you’re enjoying this WINDY weekend!!

  • Bonnie
    March 13, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Loved seeing your children younger. They are so precious and I don’t blame you for being nostalgic. When my children were small a friend whose opinion I respected said that I dressed my children so nice. It has been a long time and I have not forgotten her kind comment. I think that you dress your children beautifully and you design and make most of their clothes and I certainly admire that too.

  • jennifer
    March 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    these are gorgeous pics!!!

    love them….

  • Becky M.
    March 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Wow! Those are amazing! I love those umbrella strollers that fit together!

  • Jennifer
    March 13, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Unbelievably beautiful…all three of them…what little heart melters those baby rovers are! 🙂

  • Sarah
    March 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    adorable pics. what a sweet family you have.

  • Melissa
    March 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Your little ones are just the sweetest things! Don’t ya just wish you could push pause and keep them little just a bit longer? So sweet:)
    Have a great weekend:)

    Blessings,
    Melissa

  • Angi
    March 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Rove in a bowl is too cute! Make sure to have that picture at his rehearsal dinner :^) I know what you mean about TV – we do one show in the morning (30-minutes tops) and then that is it – no more, it is off. It amazes me how it completely consumes small ones – that can’t be good, right?

  • Mandy
    March 14, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Great pics! I love looking back! It really helps remind you not to take this time for granted. I bet it feels just like yesterday to you that these pictures were taken!

    Have a great weekend!

  • laura
    March 14, 2010 at 5:17 am

    How fast they grown up….mmhh poor mum..we always see our children so little for the world..me too…i look in the eyes the bigger he is tall like me…and this seams to me impossible but is true…
    Darby your 3 are wonderfull!!!!!

  • angela
    March 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Makes me long for warm weather and cute kids!!

  • Christy
    March 14, 2010 at 10:38 am

    awwwww….how sweet are they? Are you feeling like you want another????

  • Amber
    March 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    So sweet! Isn’t that the best thing about blogs – looking back on the memories and filling up your heart with them?! We haven’t even had ours a year, but I already love looking back on the pictures and seeing how he’s grown!

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    March 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I am so happy that I found your blog! What adorable kiddos! It should probably be illegal to have that much cuteness in one family! ; )

  • mandy
    March 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Precious…my how they have grown….Have a good one! Mandy

  • Becky
    March 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for posting these! I’m due with baby two in 10 days and have been feeling worried and overwhelmed. This makes me excited…I know it’s going to be tough to go from two to one but look at all the cute photo ops I’ll have!

  • Jennifer
    March 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    it’s why we blog, right? oh those memories! and come on summer!!!!

  • Patchi (Trendy Peas)
    March 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    These photos are gorgeous. Congratulations on your beautiful family. I found your blog after reading and following your sister’s blog. I love to read both of your stories. And the pictures, oh the pictures. Always amazing.

  • Dianne
    March 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    How absolutely adorable are these 3 children. Angels for sure!

  • Abby Maddox
    March 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Do you remember I was just recently asking you about those white dresses with the big, red, curley “S” I LOVE those little outfits and the little rovers in them 🙂 Glanced through the comments and saw that a lot of people thought that was JM instead of Paige in the suds bowl. I did a double-take before I realized. I never thought they looked that much alike before. Guess I was wrong 🙂 Hope yall had a good weeked

  • Wendy
    March 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Love all the pictures…especially the one of Paige in the bowl! I don’t know you, but I could tell it was her by the eyes.

    Just curious, how do you get your kids to look so natural in their pictures? It looks like you don’t stage your photos, but even when they are looking at the camera with a smile, the smile still looks natural and normal. My daughters are 14 and 8 and still to this day, unless I say something funny or tell them to say “puppy” or “cheese” before I take a picture, I get the fake smile look that drives me crazy.

  • Emily Morrice
    March 15, 2010 at 11:48 am

    what is the colour in your little boy’s bedroom? i’d love to use it for my unisex nursery 🙂

  • Elizabeth Mills
    March 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Your kids are so cute! I try to hold off with the questions until I see something I just have to have or know.

    I am wondering about your strollers. I see you have 2 umbrella strollers connected together. Do you know where I can find the connections? I have 2 girls. 2 years old and 8 months. Did you like having those? Was it easier to use than a double stroller? Thanks 🙂

  • Jessica
    March 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Adorable!

  • Lindsey
    March 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    miss you! hope all is well! your children are WONDERFUL!

  • the domestic fringe
    March 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Your family is gorgeous! You are blessed.

    -FringeGirl

  • The Tilted Tulip
    March 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    So, so lovely! What brand are those green strollers? That green color is amazing!

  • Cami
    March 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    So sweet! You have the most beautiful kids!

  • Katie
    March 16, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I just found your site and am in absolute awe! I have spent the better part of an hour reading old posts. You have such a beautiful family and I can’t wait to read more. God Bless!!

  • Megan
    March 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    precious kids!! you are a lucky lady 🙂

  • D
    March 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Your children are truly beautiful.

    -D

  • Christie
    March 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    What a cute trip down memory lane! I did a lot of the same this weekend — I spent a good deal of time looking through old photo albums and remembering when my sweet kids were sweet babies!

  • Ellen
    March 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    For a fun word game with kids, try Scrabble Slam. Playing cards are just like scrabble letters. You begin with a four letter word, such as “game” then players try to get rid of all their cards by putting down only one card at a time, changing the word by one letter at a time. GAME could become SAME or NAME or TAME, etc., and so on. SAME might become SALE. SALE can change to SOLE, then to HOLE. It’s great for practicing phonograms, but very FUN! Warning: Kids are great at this. Parents: be prepared to be humbled. 🙂

    Ellen

  • Emily L.
    March 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Man I can never get enough of your kids, there just too darn cute!

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