Molly’s Story is closing in on 4,000 DVDs Sold

December 17, 2010

Wedding Christmas Tree

When Austin
started his Molly’s Story DVD project, the goal was to help pay for this
college education. Well, he is getting close. He only needs another 390 as of
this morning to hit his stated goal of 4,000, figuring that each thousand pays
of one year of schooling.

We want to thank everyone for their support of Austin’s hard work. To meet his commitment of
same day shipping he has been doing packing and shipping before school and
after school. This morning he told me he was headed over to Palomar College
to sign up for an accounting class. It seems his final semester in high
school will include two college classes.

If you haven’t already, you can help push him over the top by purchasing
Molly’s Story, a documentary DVD. Signed Limited Edition DVDs are on sale for
just $19.95 with FREE SHIPPING.

Audubon honor has Molly fans hooting Jeff Franks of
the North Country Times

Hoo’s No. 1

Molly Update: The last time we
saw Molly she was in the box but did not have any eggs. We have not seen her
since we disconnected the cameras. I have checked at night, but I have not been
able to catch her outside the box. We assume she is still staying in
the box but we don’t know for sure.

Our granddaughter will be arriving this weekend from Hawaii. Everyone is getting excited about
the wedding as the date draws near.  Donna has decorated our Christmas
tree with two turtle doves, red roses and red and white balls. I think it is
the most beautiful tree we have ever had. Why the roses, our granddaughter’s
name is Ashley Rose.

Carlos, Donna and Austin

44 Responses to “Molly’s Story is closing in on 4,000 DVDs Sold”

  1. Diana B Says:

    Maybe Molly is missing the camera’s too :) – The tree is beautiful and I am sure the wedding will be too. Hopefully you will post pictures of the bride and groom – they make a handsome pair.

  2. VeeTX Says:

    What a beautiful tree! Christmas weddings are wonderful, with all the poinsiettas around, green garland, silver and gold adornments, etc. Best wish Ashley Rose and new hubby for a life of love, peace, joy and some great grand kiddos for Carlos and Donna!!!

    Thanks Carlos for keeping up with Molly and McGee’s goings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Oh – and glad Austin is closing in on having all four years of college paid for. He’s an industriious young man!


  3. MutherNature Says:

    You go Austin!

    Good for you Molly, you need a break from mothering.

    Ashley, congrats and good luck!

  4. GeniaKnitz Says:

    Best wishes to the young couple; hope the wedding is all things beautiful as they start their life together.

    And, as always, much love to our Molly and McGee

  5. vicki Says:

    Go Austin!

    Wonderful about the red rose. That was our daughter’s bridal flower too.

    Maybe Molly & McGee are visiting relatives! Can owls have an RV? Maybe they are flying Condor Air to Mexico for some R & R too.

    Many blessing for the holidays and best wishes to the happy couple.

  6. Donna Koski Says:

    Good Luck Austin I really enjoy my dvd. You do good work. And congradulations to the happy couple and Merry Christmas to all. It is a lovely tree.

  7. Betty Says:

    The tree is beautiful best wishes to the happy couple….Happy Hoildays to your Family

  8. Two Clubs Jane Says:

    What a fantastic end to a forever memorable year. Our Royal Family excels on every level. Austin nears his college tuition from the DVD Sales, Carlos and Donna got to see their beloved Molly’s species become The California Audubon Bird of the Year, and now their Ashley Rose is having her Royal Wedding. You are blessed and you have blessed us in turn. Enjoy your Christmas and the Wedding.

  9. Carol (planetmom) Says:

    The tree is beautiful. Congratulations to the happy couple. Hope we get some pictures of that too.

    It was great to see Molly win bird of the year, ok barn owl but we know.

    Good luck to Austin in reaching his goal. I already have 3 and we all love it.

  10. Patsy Butler Says:

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year and thank you both for all you have done, we miss seeing you at the Ebar but know you are busy. You have 2 great grand kids best of luck in the new year. Donna the tree is just so beautiful. Merry Christmas from MomNbeth

  11. Treva Roberts Says:

    Carlos, what a beautiful Christmas-Wedding tree. Ashley and Austin are lucky to have you and Donna for grandparents. How exciting to have a Christmas wedding in your lovely backyard and home. Wishing the young couple all the best that life has to offer.
    P.S. Does “Ashley The Barn Owl” have a part in the wedding??? After all she is famous and Bird of the year 2010.

  12. Jean Davis Says:

    Thanks for all the updates. So glad the Barn Owl made Bird of the year.

  13. DianaJoe Says:

    I ordered the DVD tues eve received it today. Fantastic! I am a BIG fan of Austin Faure.

  14. debisneg Says:

    Carlos, Donna, Austin and families,
    The Christmas-Wedding Tree is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful wedding it will be in your gorgeous back yard and home. Best wishes to the happy couple!
    How pleased and proud all the MODS are the barn owl is Bird of the Year. We owe it to and thank all of you for bringing awareness to the world.
    Austin, it’s so refreshing to see a young man strive toward goals he set for himself…you will succeed. Best wishes as you complete high school and enter your college years.
    Lastly, Merry(or should I say Marry)Christmas!
    Bless you all!

    Debi (MoonDrops)

  15. Sherry Kelly Says:

    I wish you all “showers of blessings”!
    Yukon, Oklahoma

  16. SARose Says:

    Beautiful tree! So appreciate any news of Molly!

  17. francie bowers Says:

    Dear Carlos, Donna, Austin & bride Ashley, have a wonderful wedding in this joyous season!! Your tree is just beautiful, what memories you will have since you are having the wedding at home. Have a wonderful Holiday, we miss you and the owls (and still talk about you all the time). Are your ears burning?? thank you for the most ever in 2010, we still feel we are part of it! and yes, it is still fun!!

  18. catsmommy Says:

    Wonderful news for all of Austins hard work, with the help of his G-Pa and G-Ma.
    Have a fantastic wedding and Blessing on the new couple.
    Merry merry Christmas and a glorious New Year from CatsMommy and her gang.

  19. Rosemary Says:

    A beautiful tree, and so perfect for the new bride. What an exciting Christmas season this is
    for the Royal family..

    Austin, I sure hope you hit that 4,000 dvd’s sold.
    It is fantastic.

    Thank you for the picture of our lovely Molly, how
    sweet is that.. and I hope our girl stays warm in the Royal Owl Box.

    Merry Christmas Royal family.

  20. Janice Says:

    A beautiful tree, well done, Donna. It is just perfect for a wedding and Christmas.

    You go Austin, you are going to be an entrepreneur maybe, just like your Grandpa.

    Carlos, so glad the barn owl got #1 honors. Thanks to all your hard work bringing Molly into our lives and Mollys fan base, it came to be.

    Know the wedding will be beautiful, the happy couple are adorable. Good luck to them both. Will be thinking of you and Donna having a blast with your travels after the 1st of the year.
    God Bless you, Carlos and your family.

    Merry Christmas,
    Janice (dg1018)

  21. Torri Cable Says:

    This is one of the most beautiful trees I’ve ever seen- lovely in its simplicity of red and white- the same colors as my winter wedding many years ago. I love how you honored Ashley with the roses- she’s so lucky to have you two as grandparents. Have a peacefowl holiday season and a wonderful wedding.

  22. Kim Gorman Says:

    WOW! We knew Donna had the good taste to marry you, but she also has good decorating taste! Beautiful!! Thanks again for giving us updates, Carlos. All the best to Ashley Rose and her groom and all of you!!

  23. KW Says:

    WOW that tree is beautiful. You are great grandparents!!!! and Owl Parents!!!I I have family that are teachers and I am bringing the DVD to their house on Christmas Eve, so they can watch and convince them to buy for their students.
    I tell everyone I know, what a great adventure M&M and babes were!
    Merry Christmas and may 2011 bring you a lovely wedding, more trips and of course more owlets. :o Katey Wise

  24. Colleen Ireland Says:

    Thank you Carlos for keeping us in touch, you are so very thoughtfull. I wish for you a very Merry Christmas, a very Happy Wedding and a Happy New Year 2011. All the best to you and your family this year and the coming one also.

  25. flukestail Says:

    The tree is quite beautiful indeed.

    I wish this “royal” wedding was in a box…and the cameras were turned on. The chatters would be commenting on how beautiful the bride & groom looked…how cute it was when the groom fed the bride cake…sharing wedding reception recipes using Nutella…and always thanking the Royals for what they’ve brought to us.

    I shall close my eyes…and be in attendance. ;)

  26. Madonna Varchetto-Bonner Says:

    Way to go Austin! All your hard work is paying off.The Christmas tree is very beautiful,as I’m sure the wedding will be. You two are great grandparents. Thanks for all the updates, you know we all are still very addicted to Molly and Mcgee. How can you get over the “Bird of the year”! We love M&M, can’t wait for a 3rd clutch. Enjoy the wedding and the holidays. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please keep us posted on the wedding and M&M. We all love hearing from you and seeing any pictures you might share with us. Thanks again, Madonna

  27. Colleen Poor Says:

    What a beautiful Christmas tree! It will be a shining addition to the wedding festivities. I know that Ashley and her groom will have a wonderful wedding and a grand life together full of love and respect. Austin, good going there young man! Wish there were more like you out there, willing to work hard to achieve what they want through hard work (and I know all this owl stuff has been hard work!) May you prosper and grow!

    Carlos and Donna, May you and your family be blessed with much love, joy and peace this Christmas and may the New Year bring lots of adventures your way.

    Merry Christmas!

  28. Darlene Salisbury Says:

    Carlos, Donna and Family,
    How wonderful to hear from you. It’s like hearing from family.
    I wish you all a blessed and wonderful Christmas season.
    What a wonderful thing the barn owl (aka Molly and McGee) voted Bird of the Year in California.It’s all because of you and your family Carlos, and a wonderful community called Molly World. Many wonderful memories have been and are being created due to Molly and McGee.
    Congratulations to your grand daughter and her husband to be. Hopefully we’ll see a picture of the newlyweds.
    Warmest regards,
    Darlene Salisbury NW Oregon

    • Darlene Salisbury Says:

      One more thing..I forgot to mention, I love love love the Christmas tree. You did a great job Donna. Very very fitting for a wedding at Christmas time. Just beautiful!

  29. maia kiss Says:

    Dear Carlos & Donna,I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas & lots of fun and special times in the New Year.Your tree looks so beautiful.Congrats to Ashley & Spencer,have a very wonderful wedding. I love all the updates and pictures. Way to go Austin. All the best to you all. Maia

  30. Joanne Borle Says:

    Dear Donna and Carlos,
    Thanks for the update. Your tree is beautiful … I love the theme. Wow, Austin is really getting close to the 4000 mark… I need to finish my Christmas parcels and then consider ordering a couple DVD’s for my niece and nephew who are both 8yrs old. Will be thinking of you all as the wedding draws near.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. Take care. Joanne :0) from Burnaby, B.C./ Canada (aka joanne51)

  31. BJ Utgard Says:

    Wishing the Royal Family a very Merry Christmas as you prepare for Ashley’s wedding. What a special time.
    Thank you for keeping us informed about what is going on at the owl box and the Royal family. You all have come to mean so much to our family and have brought us a lot of joy. God Bless You.
    BJ Utgard

  32. Janie Branison Says:

    I hate to burst Austin’s bubble, but $1000 will not begin to pay for a year of college. When my grandson graduated, he had $45,000 in student loans. That’s not counting all the money my son and I poured into his education.
    Now, having said that–How about a new DVD of just pictures of our beautiful owls and owlets? I’d buy that and so would many other mods. Just sayin’

    • Debbie (IBINAZ) Says:

      Do we even know where Austin is going to college? He’s no slacker, so my bet is he’s getting a full-ride, or something comparable and has more than calculated down to the last dime what his schooling will cost. Our own “American Royals” rock!!! Merry Christmas to all!!

    • Sherry Says:

      Don’t know where you got your info from, but it’s not $1000 a year he is making for college by selling these DVD’s. It’s 1000 DVD’s sold pays for one year of college. Just sayin’

  33. Judy Ringgenberg Says:

    Hoping to see wedding pictures on here.. That will help fill the void of missing Molly and McGee.

    My little grands and I have enjoyed the book and DVD. They were avid followers of the first clutch.
    We are hoping to see # 3 as well.

    Thank you, Carols, Donna and Austin for this wonderful and educational experience.

    Best wishes and Blessings !


  34. Beautiful Christmas tree!!!! How appropriate too!!! So glad Austin is getting closer to his goal. He sure deserves this and he is so dedicated in more ways than one! Congratulations on the wedding and having Austin as a grandson! Happy Holidays and a great New Year!! Thank you again for bringing us this beautiful owl!!

  35. Betty Mitchell Says:

    Tell Donna the tree is fabulous. What a joyous occassion! Congratulations to you, your family and the lucky couple. We will be waiting for pics from the big day.

    P.S. Special congrats to Austin. He’s almost there!

  36. E Wasmund Says:

    This past year has been exciting and educational. As a retired nurse and an aide on a special needs school bus, Molly and the owlets have been a hit. With a picture of Molly pinned up on the bus she has been an inspiration to conversations and new words for the children. One particular child has learned most of the owls names and asks about them every day….has really opened up a new area of learning. She has everyone inquiring about who “is this Molly”??? As a result she is getting an owl stuffed animal for Christmas. Thanks a lot from the children on bus 88. Betsy

  37. dennisotool Says:

    Dear Carlos, Donna and the rest of the Royal family! What a beautiful Christmas tree you have created Donna, I’m sure Ashley is going to think so too> Its very lovely . Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a grand New Year in 2011!! Please post some wedding pictures, Ashley will make a beautiful bride and is indeed very lucky to have you and Donna as her grandparents. Austin you go guy, you are one very talented young man.. Have a blessed holiday season and thank you all for your giving us the owls tha t brought us all together in the first place. Peace, Joy, and good health to you all Love you,Cathy from Iowa

  38. CAequuslvr Says:

    Donna– you did an absolutely gorgeous job on the Christmas/Wedding tree.

    Austin– Kudos on the success of all your many hours putting the Molly DVD together for all of us MODs. I am so pleased that I was able to help a “good kid go to college” by purchasing several of the DVDs. It is just such fun to watch.

    Ashley– Congratulations on your nuptials!

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! to a most special family.

  39. jacque green Says:

    Wow what beautiful Xmas/wedding tree. So proud of Austin.. What wonderful family. Congratulations on your nuptial Ashley. Carlos thank You for all up date on Molly And McGee. I miss ya all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Love Ya

  40. Lisa A. Burns Says:

    Yippee for Austin!! I am excited about the wedding too. So wonderful!! Thank you so much for keeping us informed about our Molly.
    Merry Christmas Carlos, Donna, Austin, and entire Family!!!

    Love your tree!!!

    Sincerely, Lisa, from NE Florida

  41. Sue Monhan Says:

    Happy happy anniversary Donna and Carlos

    Thanks for sharing your vacation, your birds, your family, your tree (sigh, gorgeous) and all of the time you spend on us. The updates from the backyard are a pleasure. Thank you! Austin,everyone is so proud of you. You are the kid every parent wishes for. Well done young man. My sister is giving me your DVD for Christmas. I can hardly wait,, I miss those owls sooo much. Heck, for that matter I miss all of the Royals and all of the chatters too. Til we meet again…..Sue

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