Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Marshall Annual Christmas Ode 2011

Hi friends, here’s a little note from us to you,

Filled with love to share what’s new.

In January we headed up to Breckenridge for some rest

We hit up the Ice Carving Festival, it really is one of the best!

In February my brother, Jon & his girlfriend visited;

we snowboarded Copper- the conditions were nice

On our way home we rolled our car on a stretch of black ice.

By the grace of God we walked away from the accident all o.k.

But I think it’s fair to conclude we won’t ever forget that day.

In March we flew out to Tennessee for a mini Talbot

(Aaron’s Grad school) reunion near the peaks

Good times with friends, we realized 3 couples were preggers

and our due dates were within weeks

In April Aricin turned 3 & celebrated with a super hero party.

He’s inquisitive; loves to learn, explore, climb, jump, play

and his sweet smile is hearty.

In May we spent a weekend in Mesa on the Western Slope

From boating to biking to hanging out with family

our time there was dope.

In June we flew out to Cali for a sweet summer

Santa Barbara vacation

After a week of the beach, the Zoo, & paddle boarding

we were ready to make it a staycation

In July Aaron spent a week on a trip with Impact edVentures

in the Bahamas

My brother, Jasun & his friend came out to help with the kids

and were more fun then Llamas.

In August Aricin started pre-school & Aaron’s brother,

Andy came out with his family to see us.

We hit up the Denver Zoo & The Aquarium

with our memberships- so fun! …the kids didn’t fuss.

In September we hit up the Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloon

Festival as my belly got big.

Oliver Finnegan came 2 ½ weeks early weighing

7lbs 6oz-he’s sweeter then a fig.

In October Talia turned 2 and kept busy in her tumbling class.

She loves to cuddle, play with her dollies, help with Oliver,

and be a sweet lass.

In November we started getting more sleep

and feeling alive again.

Life with 3 kiddos age 3 and under is nuts and great

all at the same time- kind of like the name Finnegan

Aaron’s busy as head of the Bible Department at

Valor Christian High School

He loves teaching Ethics-

showing kids how to think on their own is such a great tool.

Aaron’s also working on Impact edVentures-

a non profit he started with two of his buddies

They take people on character building trips around the globe

opening their eyes beyond normal studies.

Aaron’s also still working on his PhD in Education through

the University of Edinburgh in Scotland

We plan to return to the U.K. this summer for more research

and plan on having more fun then a band

The kids are growing so fast and we’re trying to embrace

every moment

Knowing soon they’ll be gone and we’ll just have

each other to torment

We still love life out here in Colorado; it just feels right

The weather is grand and all four seasons are quite a sight.

Looking back at this last year we feel immensely blessed

by God’s provision

As we look ahead we are excited to see what God has for us

all under his grand supervision

Life is a journey and lasts but a short while

Stumbling, we try to live beneath God’s smile.

So that’s our year so much to tell

We hope all of you are happy, healthy, and well

We wish you peace, love, joy, and blessings this holiday season

And invite you to visit anytime for any reason.



Aaron, Janay, Aricin, Talia, and Oliver


Aly said...

i loved that!!! so cute and I may or may not have gotten choked up a bit!;) xoxoxo God is so good!

jess huskey said...

LOVE the ode as always and the card was too cute! You guys are the best. Miss and love you!