I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such love and support from our family and friends since we had our boys.
The best gift we can give our children is time spent with the people who are near and dear to our hearts.
And it means SO much to me that my friends have travelled from near and far to meet our little Marshall over the past few months. Yes-I can say FEW months now because Marshall turned 3 months old last week.
Don’t even get me started on how fast time is moving with two children around.
Anyways-I wanted to share a few pictures of some of the lovely out-of-town visitors we’ve had since our little Marshy-Moo came into the world…
My dear friend Katie (aka KTP) came to visit about a month after Marshall was born. She came all the way from Chicago to see us-and I’m thrilled to announce that as of this summer-she’ll be moving back to Columbus!
Katie happens to be one of the brides getting married this summer whose wedding I’ll be standing in.
Yes-she’s tiny enough to sit in Henry’s chair.
Remind me not to eat again from now until July so that I don’t look like the beached whale bridesmaid standing next to her on her wedding day.
Katie and I have been friends for over 15 years now. I love and adore her with all my heart and can’t wait to watch her marry her groom this summer.
After all-I do take credit for setting them up. But that story’s for another day…
Remember these lovely ladies? They came to visit from Cincinnati and Indianapolis after I had Henry and were so sweet to travel to us once again back in March so they could meet Marshall.
In fact-a year later-they sat in the very same chair again so I could snap their picture. Only this time they each got to hold a Perkins boy…
Ashley holding Marshall & Lindsay holding Henry.
Henry’s a little busier these days since the first time he sat in this chair with these ladies, so we had to bribe him with the infamous bubble wand to get him to sit still long enough for the picture.
Guess which person in this picture could care less about the bubbles…
After Ashley and Lindsay’s visit, the very next Sunday Abby and Jenny came to spend the afternoon with us…
Ladies-don’t be offended that Marsh slept almost the entire time you were there…
Henry loved having you as his lunch dates as he downed his cheese tortellini…
Abby holding Marsh, Jenny, Henry and I!
Abby is also getting married this summer and I was thrilled when she asked me to be her matron of honor.
I am elated to be celebrating her big day standing next to her.
Abby and I were roommates in college and she’s the best friend I could ask for.
Abby, Jenny, and I have many fond memories from college together-including the infamous trip to the Bahamas. Many memories of which we will never tell our mothers about.
And last but not least-Miss Bonnie came to see us this past Friday…
Marsh had goo goo eyes for Bonnie.
Bonnie is currently living down south in Atlanta and happened to be in town for Mother’s Day.
She and I both grew up in Columbus-but didn’t meet until we were in college together at UK.
I love getting together with Bonnie because we can (and do) chat for hours catching up on life like no time has passed. I’m beyond thrilled that I’ll be seeing plenty of this chick this summer because of all the wedding festivities of our friends 🙂
Like I said-I am SO blessed to have so many wonderful friends who love and adore my boys as much as I do.
Thanks to each of you who have travelled to spend time with us.
Happy Monday Loyal PERKS followers.
I promise to catch you up on Easter and Mother’s Day this week.
And PS-the blogging gods must have sent a signal to mother nature after my post about the rain.
Ever since I complained, the sun hasn’t stopped shining.
Amen to sunshine.