Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Trip To The Murray Farm '12

Today is a very important day.  Why, you ask?  Well, it's our anniversary.  Meg and I were married three years ago today in Erie, PA.  Are we celebrating together in any way other than facetime?  Sadly, no.  Meg is downtown with Izzy at Comer Children's Hospital, again.  The good news is that they should both be home on Thursday.  Don't worry, nothing serious.  There will be a separate blog post about that particular trip.

Since, I have no wife and only two sleeping daughters at home tonight, I figured I'd better get caught up on the hundreds of photos, sitting on memory cards, begging to be chosen for blogdom.  What did I find for this evening?  How about a weekend getaway for our entire family that we took a couple of weeks ago? 

We packed up the girls an entire truck full of "stuff" and headed down near Springfield, IL to visit with Meg's uncle Buddy and aunt Carollee, as well as a host of other Murrays, at the Murray Farm.  Meg told me about this place when we first REALLY started dating about five years ago, as she had just returned from a trip to celebrate Buddy's 70th birthday.  She's always spoken so highly of it.  Well, it was just as beautiful as she described.  They have about 120 acres, which is plenty of room for a big pond full of fish, three horses, tons of corn, some of the craziest looking chickens I have ever seen, and beautiful sunsets (I actually not posting my favorite one because it's a surprise for someone).  Oh yeah, there was also room to build another house for their daughter, her husband, and their family without being even remotely crowded.  Add in the fact that they have a pool, too, and we'll probably be going back as often as they'll have us :)

***WARNING*** Large quantities of photos ahead

Let's start with the farm.

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No fishing for me this trip, but one day...
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Uncle Buddy caught a worm!
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Tank, waiting for someone to open the gate to the porch.
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Bandit
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Recent addition
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Pool Time!

On Saturday afternoon, we got the girls dressed up and ready to go swimming.  Besides bath time, this was their first time in the water and they did not disappoint!  On all accounts, I think they loved it.  I sensed a little apprehension at first, but not much, and it disappeared quickly.  Even Izzy was having a blast.  We just had to make sure to keep the water out of her oxygen tube!

Kathy and Sophie
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Meg, Maddy, and Kelly
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Meg, Maddy, Sophie (crying), and Kathy
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Sophie and Meg (trying to soothe her daughter)
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Sophie (calmed down and ready to enjoy the pool) and Meg
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Kelly blowing kisses at Maddy
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Maddy, kicking her way to the side of the pool
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Meg and Maddy
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Meg and Maddy
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Sophie, still trying to decide if she likes it
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Maddy
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Maddy, our goofball
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Izzy (laughing really hard) and Meg
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Izzy (still laughing)
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Sophie
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All my girls!
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Sophie and Keegan
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Maddy with an awesome hairdo.  The best part was that it dried that way and she still looked cool in the morning!
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Sophie
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Izzy
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The rest of the weekend!

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Kiel, BJ, Amy, Jack, and Barbie
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Sharon and Carolee
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Kris and Kathy
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Mary, getting her facebook fix
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Buddy
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Barbie and Sophie
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Charlie
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Scott and Sophie
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The girls
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Kelsie with Izzy and Sophie
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They look like baby birds in a nest, waiting for their mom to regurgitate breakfast for them
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Meg and Izzy
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They've gotta sleep some time
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Sophie and Mary
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Sharon and Sophie
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Breakfast time with mom
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The clan, well, some of them at least
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Kalie getting some Maddy-time
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Izzy, checking out the chickens
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Buddy
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Kris and Maddy
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Sophie
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Scott, wrangling the mean rooster
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4 comments:

  1. Sheesh!! Those were great photos!! LOVE the ones of the girls with the farm animals! And happy Anniversary! One baby for each year of marriage! Woo hoo!

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  2. Great pictures! Came across your blog looking for triplet poems, since we also have triplets. Our's are nineteen now and all in college! So, for you and your bride - keep doing all the right things, love them all, enjoy and savor every moment, because it flies by so, so fast!

    Congratulations!

    Mark Cummuta

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  3. Thanks Mark. We're trying our best to enjoy every moment, well 99% of them at least :)

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