August 16, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday: Volume 62

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I have been loving every bit of my week off!  We went to visit my family over the weekend and spent time doing things like sitting around the fire,

making s'mores for National S'mores Day on Saturday,

going out for some delicious Japanese food, 
(kicking myself for not bringing my actual camera!)

and playing corn hole inside when it was raining.  Love my family!

While we were at home, my parents surprised us with tickets to see The Lion King for our anniversary!! It was absolutely AMAZING!  It's incredible how much talent people have and all of the hard work that goes into making a performance! 

Before we went to the musical, we went to take our 2013 picture at the gazebo where we've been taking pictures every year since we first started dating!  I can't believe it's been 7 years!  And finally something's a little different - a baby bump and shorter hair haha!

My sister and brother came back home with me to visit, and we LOVED getting the chance to spend time with them! :)

Of course we had to take them to feed the ducks...

And make them play games with us

The three of us did some exploring while Thomas was at work on Wednesday! 
We went to feed the turtles - I'm sure they think Thomas and I lead such an exciting life...

and did a little bit of goofing off...

Thomas and I are pretty disappointed because he took today off from work so we could go camping this weekend, but the weather calls for rain, rain, and more rain. :( At least we'll have a three day weekend together!

I start my next and final rotation on Monday, and I would appreciate any prayers!  It is so wild (but incredibly exciting) to think that I only have three months of school left! 


  1. Your posts always make me smile, Caitlin! And I will indeed be praying for you come Monday!

    Enjoy your cozy, rainy weekend with your man! : )

  2. That crab picture is hilarious! I am glad you had such a wonderful week. Good luck on Monday.

  3. I hope the rain holds off for your camping!

  4. I'll definitely say some prayers for your rotation! So glad you had fun with your sibs, and I've probably said it a few times before, but you really do look adorable as ever! Have a good weekend!

  5. Aw, looks like you had a wonderful time with your family recently! The crab picture should be framed ;)

  6. Yay for a 3 day weekend, but too bad it ruined your plans! My in laws had a 4 day camping trip planned and they decided to staycation it too. Cute pictures!

  7. Yay for family and backyard bonfires! And s'mores! Sorry you got rained out, but I'm sure you'll come up with something fun anyway. :) Have a good weekend!

  8. The crab picture is so adorable!!!

  9. Prayers and good thoughts headed your way! I start student teaching tomorrow, so I am hoping for the same.