Tuesday, November 29, 2011

6 months already!?

The "newlywed" stage of your marriage is just like a childs first year. Every month is a new milestone. A celebration. 
Today, we celebrate 6 months since we tied the knot.
Half of a year. How did that happen already!?
Everyday I wake up so excited to be married to this man. We ask each other all the time "Does everyone have this much fun being married?"
I hope so. Because it's the best.
If he didn't have a ridiculous school/clinic schedule and was home at a decent hour tonight I would slap a "6 months" sticker on us, sit in a chair and take pictures.
  (Example shown here from my friend Boz's baby blog, seriously, how cute is her baby???)

Can't wait for the next 6 months, and the next 6 months, and the next and next... 
You are good for my soul Mr. Walker.

Love you.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

DC family

We woke up on Saturday, played with the kids, and said our goodbyes. We stopped on our way back up to Philly outside of D.C. where Marshall has family. His aunt, uncle and cousin live there. His cousin has a 2 year old who we haven't even met yet!
We hung out for the afternoon and stayed for dinner.
It was great to catch up and spend some time together.
It's a shame our schedules are so crazy because we really don't live that far away.
And bonus his cousin is an OSU alum, so I had another one on my side...


Friday, November 25, 2011

post turkey day

Friday was spent playing in the house, eating leftover and venturing into town. With 3 kids, it's not the most simplest of tasks to just venture "out".
Marshall and I wanted to go to this pretty cool spice store.
They were so sweet and took us there.

We walked around this cute part of Richmond and enjoyed the sunshine.
How do 2 boys look on me?
Do I look like a 15 year old (because I look 15) with 2 kids?

After we got back home and nap time was over, Uncle Marshall set up some vision screenings.
We don't charge family.
Dawson got to wear the awesome glasses for some fancy named eye test.

Eye patch for the wee ones.

My brother had a hockey accident involving his eye and someone else's hockey stick a while ago, so Marshall was loving checking that out.

Babysitting Vivian!

For dinner, my brother already had plans at their friends house so we tagged along.
Everyone had their kids, we ate dinner, and played games while the kids all played in the other room.
It was a weird feeling to experience what our life could very possibly be like in 10 years.

And I couldn't be more excited.
I am loving all this nephew/niece/family time.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

turkey day in VA

We woke up on Thanksgiving (earlier than our normal wake up call due to 2 little boys and 1 sweet little girl who are ALWAYS full of energy) ready to party.
 Marshall and I brought presents for the kids. Who doesn't love a thanksgiving gift? 
 We actually didn't give Vivian that tambourine. We gave her baby leg warmers. 

We started our cooking...
 It was like we had our own little sou chefs... we just had to be careful not to get our fingers chopped off.

My brother lives in this beautiful part of Richmond with a GIANT backyard and beautiful trees. Behind his house is a creek and miles of exploring.
And because his family is super outdoorsy (and 2 little boys that need to play outside), we went on a before dinner hike.
 You have to cross the log to get to the other side of the creek.

 There is also a rope swing, and leave it to Marshall to use that to get back across.

After our hike, my sister-in-law Audrey and I got back to cooking, and the boys got back to doing boys thing.
 If I have boys one day I am going to have to learn to love the outdoors...and not just the outdoor malls...

And then it was dinner time!
 Believe it or not, these guys did not like the majority of the Thanksgiving items. Stratton, age 3, the blonde one, loved the rolls and tried to eat straight butter. 
 And of course, they LOVED the dessert portion. 
 Stratton pretending he is an eye doctor!

After dinner we took some self-timered family pics in the kitchen.
I am so thankful for today.
We are so blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve

After rain and hours of stand still traffic, we finally made it to our final destination.
What should have been a 5 hour trip, took 8 hours. 
Philly to Richmond.
They used to do that in the Colonial times... by horse... imagine that.
I can't wait to get some much needed family time in.