Nieces Pieces

Catching Up Over Club Soda

January 23, 2015

What can I say? The drinks are pretty adventurous around here these days! I’ve missed blogging! But the reality is that it’s the first thing I put on the back burner as we enter crunch time in the world of parenthood prep. So I thought perhaps we could meet for a virtual club soda date to catch up. […]

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Easter Egg-stravaganza: 2014 Edition

April 28, 2014

Two years ago marked the first nieces pieces Easter egg-stravaganza. This year marked the second! Fast forward to 2014, and it’s fun to spot the changes – most notably the fact that three of our nieces pieces are now sweet little ladies, and “Baby Molly” makes an adorable fourth addition to the bunch. There are a few key similarities, […]

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March Madness

March 27, 2014

The past 27 days have been a blur – seriously, what happened to March?! Fortunately it was full of the good stuff, including plenty of time with family and friends. Following our trip to Chicago, I had the chance to travel to San Diego for a work conference. But we all know that there is […]

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A Weekend in Minnesnowta

January 27, 2014

What a difference six months makes in aerial scenery. Last weekend we paid a visit to Minnesnowta for some family fun – including the chance to see two of our nieces pieces! Claire Bear… …and Molly Moo. We joined Susan, Adam and the girls with Barb and John for a weekend of ice and snow adventures. In […]

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Thankful

December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving week in Arizona was wonderful this year. The weather was gorgeous every day, with cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. The food was spectacular thanks to Mama and Papa Bender, who cooked up an amazing spread not only on the holiday itself, but for a full day’s worth of meals after that. On top of […]

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Meeting Molly Moo

October 11, 2013

This past weekend, Bobby and I had the chance to meet the newest of the nieces pieces: Molly! Of course, the younger sister of one Claire Bear deserves a nickname of her own, which is how Molly Moo was established. A sweet name for an even sweeter girl – as predicted, she captured our hearts […]

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The Birthday Boy Named Scurvy Dog

September 16, 2013

The birthday boy has gone by many names. This year he was Uncle Bobby, aka the “Scurvy Dog.” The nickname is courtesy of How I Became A Pirate, a favorite book of our nieces pieces, Caroline and Kelly. We flew to California for some weekend fun with the girls, Cara, Jim and Dublin. Saturday began […]

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Happenings (iv)

September 5, 2013

1. I recently became an aunt for the fourth time! Yep, the nieces pieces have expanded to include Molly Anne, who was born Monday, August 12 at noon on the dot. Big sis Claire Bear is already getting into the swing of her sisterly duties. Uncle Bobby and I haven’t met Molly in person yet, […]

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