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i'm molly. mom to dane and cassady. i'm a sometimes actress, most times music teacher and all times laundry foldicizer Subscribe to life after by Email

this is footage of my surprise party. tears and tears.

cassady and whit. 2 months and 2 1/2 years old.

cassady and whit. 2 months and 2 1/2 years old.

hi mediocremommy also known as jess. this is the last picture i took today. my three sons. i’m not going to tag anyone in this “last picture” game because i’m lazy but if i could i would tag brad pitt, kristen wiig and then kristen wiig one more time for good measure.

hi mediocremommy also known as jess. this is the last picture i took today. my three sons. i’m not going to tag anyone in this “last picture” game because i’m lazy but if i could i would tag brad pitt, kristen wiig and then kristen wiig one more time for good measure.

Dear everyone

Thank you for making this summer so amazing.

Thank you to the special people who visited me in the hospital after whit was born. Thank you to the people who were there the day we came home making it so special to have such a homecoming. Thank you to my mother and mother in law for all the loving helping kindness in those first few weeks of newborn life. Thank you friends for the meals and gift certificates and sweet thoughtful baby gifts and even gifts for the big brothers.

Thank you to my family and friends back east for a wonderful visit. Thank you to my brother and sister in law for making the trip out west to seemingly drink wine and do my laundry.

Thank you to those far and near for giving me the surprise of my life and taking me back to the days when I had zero people depending on me and all I was responsible for was my own debauched happiness.

Thank you, summer time, for all the late night get togethers and houseful of guests and beer and wine and days spent at the river.

Thank you to my husband for all the love and fun and barbeque skills when I don’t feel like cooking which is always.

Summer, we loved you but as Danny said to me last night, “it needs to be winter now.”

Game of thrones ain’t gonna watch itself.

wee baby whit.

wee baby whit.

Thanks cj for this delightful invention which is making my like so much better. And the kids love the dinosaur tattoos and book. You are the best.

Thanks cj for this delightful invention which is making my like so much better. And the kids love the dinosaur tattoos and book. You are the best.

remember that time uncle brian came to visit and bought dane an archery kit? 
that was a good idea.

remember that time uncle brian came to visit and bought dane an archery kit? 

that was a good idea.

wine tasting with mom and dad. 

but mostly LOOK AT THAT CUTE BABY!!!!!

thank you cj for the best invention ever! oh! and the dinosaur swag was also much appreciated. i had to tear dane away from the book to leave the house.

thank you cj for the best invention ever! oh! and the dinosaur swag was also much appreciated. i had to tear dane away from the book to leave the house.

*GIANT SIGH*

ok, this weekend was one for the record books. words fail me. i’m trying to write about it but i’m really overwhelmed.

danny (and friends from far and near) conspired to throw me a surprise party. 

it worked. i was surprised. speechless. 

it was epic, really. friends, family, laughter. unlimited babysitting. karaoke. wine. beer. heirloom pizzas. CRAZY party bus rides where we shook the bus so hard from all the dancing that strangers were videoing it.

i hope you get a chance to have something wonderful like this happen to you.

i have the best husband in the universe. i really do. he did this all for me and i don’t know how to say thank you.

pictures to come….