Wednesday, April 4, 2012


One could use several different words to describe our trip to visit the Marshalls.  Descriptors like wonderful, heart-wrenching, comical, heartening, and laid-back would all be accurate.  We all laughed, cried, and spent countless hours oohing and aahing over all four of the kids. Time with Owen was spectacular, and Som was right; he absolutely snuggles right into you and makes you get the warm fuzzies.  Ellie and Silas were hilarious together, and I loved that we have open-minded little toddlers, as Ellie was more than eager to learn about Thomas the Train from Silas, and Silas was quick to join Ellie in her kitchen and serve us "coffee" and "desserts" all weekend long! Alas, the trip ended far too quickly and I spent much of Monday bawling in intervals as we prepared to leave, said goodbye, and then actually drove to the airport. Okay, I cried a couple of times on the airplane too. And today. Shoot, I'm such a sap.

Here are some pics from our fabulous time together. Meet the cast:





Ellie and Silas kept extremely busy...

while Owen and George were content to be less active.

There were plenty of snuggles, slides, and Dunkin Donuts iced coffees to be had!

Thank goodness for dear friends. I sometimes think the world might be unbearable without them.


  1. I am Sommer & Pete's neighbor who lives in the house directly across from them. My husband, Jesse, and I just love them all! I love the blog on your visit with them and the pictures are sooo wonderful. You have a beautiful family too...I agree with your last post regarding "Dear Friends" wholeheartedly!!
    p.s. We are traveling to Davenport, OK this month to visit my sister and family. Love it there! Where is it in OK you live?

    1. Hi Deb! Great to meet you and thanks for reading! I looked up Davenport and saw it is between Tulsa and OKC..hope you have a great time on your visit. The weather here is wonderful now. We live in a suburb just south of OKC, and I think we may have talked Som and Pete into visiting us this fall!