Saturday, June 30, 2012


 We love the bags that our sweet friend Jen much that we put our kiddos in them!    :)

Here is the Nash-in-a-bag pic from 2010!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Q or N?

My sweet the same age...can you tell the difference?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Knoebel's! (and other pics from PA)

I forgot to mention it in the last post, but while we were in PA we had the chance to take the whole family to Knoebel's!  Matt has always talked about it, but I had never been.  Nash was in LOVE with the place, and went until he dropped (literally melting down as we left the park).  We had so much fun watching him have so much fun....and we were able to sneak in a few coaster rides too! 

riding the train with Pa

the carousel with daddy

Q hanging out with nannie and grandma

opa and pa hanging out in the shade

nash and nannie cooling off with some ice cream

the red baron!

the whole crew

Quinner's view for the day

grandma and Q sharing a sweet moment

nabavi and his godson

love this pic

sink bath!

early morning porch conversations

uncle mark...working his magic
what's a trip to PA without nannie's bran muffins????

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quinn's Baptism

Last weekend we packed up and took our first plane ride as a family of four...we flew to Pennsylvania to get Quinn baptized.  The entire Murphy crew was able to come, and Grandma and Pa were able to make the trip from Indiana.  It was so good to have everyone in the same place.  Our good friend from PSU, John Nabavi, is Quinn's godfather and Matt's cousin Jill is is Quinn's godmother.  It was a great weekend, and we were so blessed to be able to share such a special weekend with everyone!  Matt's parents graciously hosted a reception at a bar/grill after the ceremony, so everyone was able to love on Quinner for a little longer.  So many family friends were able to come and meet Q for the first time - what a fun weekend all around! God bless you baby Quinn!  We love you and are so lucky to be your parents!

daddy, Q, mommy, Jill (aka...aunt hubba), John

sign of the cross

Father Dave

Quinner...mesmorized by the baptismal candle

Q was ready to be done

Nashman...thrilled to be a part of this special day

Everyone in this picture from the Murphy family has been baptized in the same christening gown - how cool is that??
yummy cake

opa and Q

pa making nashman laugh

grandma and her grandsons

can't EVER get enough of those blue eyes

the smorgasbord

friends and family

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Baycation!" (Dauphin Island 2012)

Over Memorial Day and the week following, we loaded everyone (minus R-dog) in the van and headed down to hang out in the sand and the sun with some of our best buds the O'Neals and the Thompsons.  Leading up the trip, we talked about the vacation a lot, but Nash could never quite get the "V" sound "baycation" it was!

The boys were great on the trip for the most part, and we had a great time.  Nash was fearless in the water, loved building smashing sand castles, and finding/chasing/racing sand crabs!  It was such treat to watch him enjoy himself so much....he played to the point of exhaustion  Quinn was still a bit too little to be in the sun and didn't appreciate the sand too much - so Matt and I rotated time with him on the porch or inside with him.  Nash's first beach trip was also to Dauphin Island back in it was fun to relive those memories too!

What a fun trip with great say it best, completely random order...

Nashman...very serious about his water play

Quinner's toes...first time in the sand and surf!

daddy and Nash

our view for the week

higher, daddy, higher!

soccer on the beach

crab races!!

obligatory family beach pic

all the kiddos...Cokie with Quinn, Campbell, Chase, Harper, Gretchen, and Nash.
What a crew!

the big kids!
Matt, Amy, Danny, Jen, Sha, Elton

some smiles on the beach (slathered in sunscreen, under a worries!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Anatomy of a fake laugh him!

these were taken back in March, but I forgot to share....and they totally made me laugh today - maybe you too?