The Maternal Lens 3.24.2012



Bonus: Marseille told Bentley to go get the Dr. kit because Mater needed help. They were counting how many shots he was going to need ;)


xo, nikki ;)


Family and Fun

Two weekends ago, we had a little family reunion. It started as a birthday celebration for my dad and my sister’s boyfriend, Josh. Then with a couple phone calls, the invitation extended to all my aunts and uncles on my mom’s side!  We have not seen my great- aunt since our wedding, so she had never met the kids! It was great to catch up with everyone! We were sad that my Uncle Vinh and his family couldn’t come up, but they got the stomach bug and the didn’t want to spread it!

We had a Texas Wiener (our NJ nostalgia ) cookout and then went to have a little fun downtown. We had so much fun together. Lots of food, fun and laughter! Hopefully, we will see each other again soon!

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xo, nikki :)

The Maternal Lens 3.16-23.2012

Catching up on posting my pictures!! This month is flying by!

3.16.2012 – YOU –  I’m enjoying some yoga!

3.17.2012 – something GREEN – Bentley’s St. Patrick’s Day craft

3.18.2012- book – my bedside book stash.

3.19.2012 – office supply- I think the rubber bands get the most use.

3.20.2012 – flower -first day of spring… first day of seasonal allergies!

3.21.2012 – living room – not sure where we live more… at the dinner table or in the living room!

3.22.2012 – neighborhood – I love our neighborhood!

3.23.2012 – something sweet – there is nothing sweeter than the laughter of children!

xo, nikki :)

The Maternal Lens… Catch up!

3.9.2012 – Music – Had to face the music and clean up the mess I made!

3.10.2012 – Something that Sparkles

3.11.2012 – Clock – “If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it!

3.12.2012 – Store – Had to run to our favorite store! Thank you $4 Rx!

3.13.2012 – Favorite Accessory –  I guess you can count this as an accessory, but it is a necessary!

3.14.2012 – Something in your front yard – Searching for bugs!

We had family in town this weekend, so I didn’t get to post as I took pictures!! Hope your week is going well. I can’t believe that it’s already Thursday!

xo, nikki :)


One afternoon I folded some laundry and, since they were sleeping, I put the kids’ laundry next to their door. When they woke up they, on their own, put their clothes away! All of them. It’s their new FAVORITE chore! Bentley can put all of his clothes away by himself, while Marseille needs a little guidance (she would just shove them all into a place that fits). I just think it’s amazing that they want to do it because it’s the chore that I can’t stand! It’s apparent by the pictures that I really don’t care how the clothes get in, just they they are in the right bucket!

Here is Bentley singing his new FAVORITE song! Never Once — He got a little camera shy, but stuck with it! Click the following link to watch Bentley sing on youtube: Bentley Sings Never Once by Matt Redman. Marseille even makes an entrance ;) I pray that God allows them to understand the truths that they love to sing! That would be my FAVORITE!! If you have never heard the song, please, please, please listen to it! Never Once- Matt Redman. It really is one of our most FAVORITE songs! Both Danny and I feel like this song is a reality for our family :)

xo, nikki :)