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
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