Monday, May 20, 2013

it was my birthday.

This post is for my brother, and all the others who say I don't blog anymore.
Becuse I don't blog anymore.

A lot has happened in the last few weeks. And I'm only posting about one of those things right now.

I had a birthday!
May 7th.
I turned 27! 
27! How is that possible? I seriously still act, look and feel 19. Forever younggggg...

My sweet girlfriends in Miami all got together to celebrate with burgers and beer!
I love all of that, friends and celebrating me, perfect!
Happy (late) Birthday to me!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Miami. Don't leave me yet.

I'm sorry, it's been forever. There are no excuses. Except I'm going to make some.
I'm busy. I work, I babysit, I sometimes clean my house.
And my free time hasn't been in front of a computer... it's in front of the TV. duh. jk.

We only have a few weeks left in Miami and we have been trying to take it all in. 
I can't say goodbye to this place. Every time I think about leaving here I get emotional and start to tear up. Being here for 6 months we have made this place our home. We have friends, a church, I have a job, favorite places to go eat, H&M, my 2 favorite ladies at the post office who know my life story. I don't know how I'm going to say bye to our resident homeless man Chuck. We don't know his name, but that's what we call him.

If you talked to me before we moved here then you know I was scared. I didn't know what to expect and I thought it would be the hardest 6 months yet. I was wrong. God completely changed and opened my heart up to this place and these people. I like that no one speaks English and that Cuban food is more common than anything else. It reminds me that this world that God created is big and I'm from a small part of it.

Ah. That's enough for now. I'm going to cry.
I didn't even mention the beach.. ahh the beach! Noooo!

I'll leave you with pictures from a few weekends ago!

We scored a Groupon to see Tracy Morgan stand up.
 That's Tracy Morgan. The bright white blob on the stage. 
He was hilarious and so inappropriate and wrong.

 All the student doctors at Marshall's work leave at different times so the goodbyes have started.
One of the adult doctors took everyone out to eat for a farewell dinner.
We went to a place called Big Cheese Pizza.... um, yes please!
These 5 girls.
 They are a big part of why I am going to miss this place so much. 
It reminded me of what having girlfriends to hang out with all the time is like!

The hospital Marshall is at is one of the biggest eye hospitals in the country. And the best! They take a lot of students every semester from all over the country so it allows us to meet people from all over!
The 2 girls staring and eating the pizza, from NJ and North Carolina (NC girl went to school with Marshall so we were already friends!)
These 3 girls with me in the picture, all from Canada!

So if you wonder what we have been up to. It's this.
 Enjoying these people and this place for just a little bit longer.


Monday, April 8, 2013

kayaking. check!

It has been on our Miami must do list to go kayaking and we just haven't gone. 
Last weekend we finally checked that off our list!

We headed to Oleta River State Park which is right down the road from us!

We started off in these dirty smelly mangroves

 But quickly paddled our way to the bay with all the big boats!
 We had to ride tandem style because I am too weak and too uncoordinated to go alone.
Plus, having Marshall do all the work meant I could just do this for a while...
Until I felt lame and would help. But every time I made Marshall let me paddle for us I automatically went right. Every time. How does one go straight? My arms and paddles have a disconnect.

 After that we tried out their little beach.
 The hoodrats were in full force at this beach. 

Yay for accomplishing something on our must do list before we move!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

a lighthouse and a view.

A few weekends ago we headed down with some friends to Key Biscayne to check out a really old light house and a different beach for once.
 It's a smaller beach, and has a toll bridge and a beach entrance fee but it has this fun lighthouse you can climb up!
 Ahhh... I am going to miss this!
If you're visiting Miami it's worth the trip, the views on the other side of the lighthouse you can see downtown Miami, but between the clouds and the sun my pictures didn't turn out.

Oh well. I have my brain pictures to remember that...


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HBD Baby Blake!

I should have my blogging rights taken from me. I am no good.

I'm going to photo dump on you all. 
Last weekend we drove up to Jacksonville to visit my cousin Amber, her husband and their adorable baby boy Blake. He was turning ONE and we wanted to be there to celebrate!
I wrote about the day she gave birth here...
She's my teeth twin. And basically by brain twin. 

Photo dump away!
Thanks Peeps and Tom for letting us hang out and celebrate the birth of Blake!


Monday, March 25, 2013

HBD Vivian!

My niece Vivian turned TWO today!

Thanks to technology we were able to celebrate together!

Happy Birthday Vivian! You are 2, talking, and loving clothes as much as your Aunt Heidi, I'm so proud!


Friday, March 22, 2013

my best friend is engaged!

I'm not that good at keeping secrets. I can keep them, but it eats me up. Especially when I can't tell my best friends what the secret is. 

Well my best friend got engaged this week and the secret is out and we can celebrate!!! 
This is one BIG reason I am so excited we are moving back to Oklahoma soon!

Congratulations Cathy!
 I am so excited for the 2 of you! Marriage rules!


Friday, March 15, 2013

OoOOooooKlahoma where the Walkers will live!

The Monday that my parents were here we were anxiously awaiting news. Marshall would get an email at some point in the day telling us where he would be doing his optometry residency!

Now if you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or if you are my real life friend then you already know the answer to this. And I'm a few days late in posting this here because I am lazy.

We are moving back to OKLAHOMA!! Edmond/OKC area to be exact!
It's only for a year, but I will take it!!! 

Marshall sent me a text while I was in the shower so when I got out I saw I had all these texts and I got real nervous, I read them, screamed, told my mom who was right next to me and we started jumping up and down screaming with excitement, my mom may have shed a few tear, she is super excited to have me close again!! My dad was downstairs and kept asking what was going on. It didn't seem real and honestly it still doesn't. After 2 years of moving around we are finally going to be in one place for a year, and that place is going to be surrounded by our family and friends. I can't believe it!

We had to celebrate that night.
My dad doesn't like the champs, he drank his wine.
I'm so glad my parents were there for the news and to be able to celebrate with us!

I am SOO proud of my husband. I knew he could do it!

Watch out Oklahoma, the Walkers are coming back!

Fun fact. We have actually never lived together in Oklahoma. We have only ever dated in Oklahoma. So this is going to be a first for us!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

fried shrimp

Marshall had to work on Monday for half the day so my mom and I did what we do best, shop. While my dad continued to be a good man and hang out while we shopped! We picked Marshall up at work so he could look at my eye and tell me I have to KEEP wearing my glasses. Ugh. I am over it.

We went to this little seafood joint that was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, La Camaronera
I don't even like seafood but this place changed my ways. 

After we dominated so much food we used our free museum passes (thank you Miami library for being so awesome once again) and headed to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
 It's this rich persons estate from the 1920's. It was HUGE. The gardens were amazing. It felt very Downton Abbey. 
 You weren't allowed to take pics in the house, lame.

Definitely a beautiful site to see, but without the free museum passes I'm not sure I would have gone otherwise. But that's just because I'm cheap.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

the beach with my favorites!

Living in Miami has many perks. Beach days are just one of them.
We decided to pack up food, drinks and sunscreen and head to the beach for the day.
The water is cooold!
 Beach food baby.

My mom and I tried to save a sea creature.

While the boys swam like small children in the cold water.

After the beach we hit up some delicious ice cream.
That we didn't need. But we ate.
Because we are fatties.

Family beach days are the greatest!!