For our next walk down memory lane, let's talk about the bevy of babies that Simple staffers have produced over the years. When I first started at the magazine, there were nothing but boys, boys, boys. Stacy, Don, Wendy and Carolyn had a combined total of 17 boys and no girls! But it didn't stay that way for long. Don finally added a baby girl (Maya) to his brood of five boys, and Stacy brought baby Addie home to four adoring older brothers. And here's a photo retrospective of other new additions.
Bridget Dillow accompanied her mother Elizabeth on an important trip to Utah for a meeting regarding Elizabeth's book, The Scrapbooker's Almanac. Mi'Chelle Larsen, a contributor to the book, came along to assist with baby duty.
Nathan Palmer and mom Candice, one of our editorial board members, popped in to the office one day for a quick visit. If I'm remembering my numbers correctly, six of our eight 2007 board members gave birth while working for Simple! Elizabeth, Candice, Rebecca Cooper, Beth Proudfoot, Marnie Flores, and Margaret Scarbrough.
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