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Friday, December 17, 2010

Our Daughter is Here!

Ashlyn Rose Callaghan was born was on December 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm. Weighing 7 lbs 13 oz / 21 1/2 inches long. We love our sweet girl and Darren is loving his little sister! I am posting a few pictures for you all. They are kind of mixed up, but enjoy! More later!

After bath time...


Darren and his little sister...

Our little peanut in her car-seat...

All 'bundled' at the hospital...


Big brother right after Ashlyn was born...


Daddy and sweet Ashlyn right after birth...


Darren watching the first real bath...



She LOVED the warm water!


Mommy and her little Ashlyn angel!




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A couple pictures...

Had a good weekend! I took a couple random pictures. Thought I would share.


My two favorite people!!


Darren enjoying his book that Nana Shepherd sent him in the mail!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

October Fun!

Here are some pictures from our trip to Dell Osso Farms on Saturday the 23rd and a couple from Halloween.

Darren was so excited about being a cowboy for Halloween!


With his "spoils" of the day! Oh Joy! Now where can Mom get rid of all this??!


It was rainy and muddy at the farm, but we still had a good time!


Daddy and Darren with the Llamas. They were very uninterested in everything going on around them...sleeping away!

Ever heard of a "Zonkey?" Yup, seriously! A cross between a zebra and a donkey...

Dan feeding the Zonkey. Darren wasn't quite brave enough to get near their mouths!

Darren by one of the horses...whom he begged to ride. We paid for a ride and then he screamed like a wild man when we went to put him on! Good thing they gave a refund! Ha!

In the pumpkin patch! Umm, yeah, it was REALLY muddy!


Our little pumpkin head!


Had a great time! Love being with the wonderful family has given me!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dan!

Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Husband! Today was Dan's birthday. We were actually able to take a whole day just for family! It was Great! I made a big breakfast this morning, then off to the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, after that, Seafood "to go" from Barbara's Fish Trap, then home to carve our little pumpkin to end the day!

Had a great time! Thank You, God, for family!!

Here are a few pictures; sorry they are in reverse order of our day! Enjoy!

































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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Short video clips of Darren...

Here are some short 30 second video clips I took during devotion time this morning. Darren is learning a few Bible verses and Bible songs. Enjoy!


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Some recent pictures...

Sorry that I haven't posted on my blog lately! Things are going well for us. Dan is still looking for a second job, but the flip side to the coin is we have enjoyed LOTS of fun family time this summer! We have gotten to do SO many fun things together as a family.

Trips to the park, picnics, visiting the Jelly Belly Factory, sharing ice cream cones and just being home together!

We are planning to go to the apple orchard and pick some fresh apples soon! Can't wait to make some fresh apple butter and apple pies!! Mmmm!! Puts me in the mood for fall and Christmas and BAKING! I love to bake!

I am excited to be getting closer to the arrival of our little girl! We are excited about this new coming addition to our family. Darren is excited about having a baby sister come near Christmas time!

I am posting a few miscellaneous pictures from the last few weeks. Enjoy!

We enjoyed dinner at Cioppino's on the wharf in San Francisco with My Aunt Priscilla, Uncle Jerry and cousin Kristi from Florida! They were on a road trip and stopped in the city overnight. We got to meet them for dinner and had SO much fun! They are sweet people! They even treated us to dinner which was a thoughtful surprise.

Kristi sat across from Darren and played trains with him. He found a new friend!!


Aunt Pris and Jerry!


The three Callaghan's at dinner...


Angie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, came out in August for the birth of their new grandson, Andrew David. We all went to downtown Emeryville and ate at Fuddrucker's Hamburgers. We had a great time with them. They are WONDERFUL people! I think Angie and I grew up in very similar homes!


Mommy and my favorite Darren man!!


Daddy gives GOOD smooches!


Aunt Karen brought Darren back a Mickey Mouse marshmallow sucker from Disneyland! Mmmm...he enjoyed EVERY bite. His mouth, teeth and lips were all black from Mickey's ears when he was done eating them!


We have enjoyed a GREAT family summer! We love you all!



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teen Ladies Mother / Daughter Tea...

Really had a great time with some of the ladies from our church at the Camellia Tea Room in Benicia today! Some of our teens and their moms came. Lots of fun! God has given us some wonderful ladies! Here are a few pictures...









Monday, August 2, 2010

Some Miscellaneous Pictures...

Here are a few pictures from Dan's phone from the last week or so. Enjoy!

Darren holding his new cousin, Baby Andrew David Callaghan! He LOVES Baby Andrew! Andrew was born to Dave and Angie Callaghan at 4:23 pm on Sunday, July 25th. He is a cutie pie and a GOOD baby!!




Here is the Wild Turkey that flew into our backyard and wandered up by our barbeque grill about 2 days ago! After flying in, it took her quite a while to figure out how to fly back over that fence! Ha!





On the Tiburon Ferry Boat on our way to Angel Island for an awesome teen activity. Always enjoy spending time with my handsome Dan the Man! Our other "son" Anthony in the background! Ha!



Some of our teens on the ferry boat. We had a picnic and a day of fun games on the island. We have such GREAT kids! We always love spending time with the teens God has given us to work with. A great bunch of young people!!


This past Sunday evening we had all the teens over to our house to eat brownie sundaes and had a rousing game of Mad Gab and Mafia. We all had a great time!