Welcome to Naturally Family!

Meet the Family:

  • Mom: Lindsay
  • Dad: Neil
  • Daughter: Edith Mary (7/12)
  • Son: Alder Grey (8/14)

You may know us from Lindsay’s blog,  Running With Tongs, where she writes about fitness, healthy living, recipes, and (lately) weekly pregnancy updates. We’ve decided to take on our own family blog a place for us to write about both the ups and downs of parenting,  tips and tricks and doing what comes naturally (whatever that might be).

How did we end up here? Alright, let’s rewind a couple of years. You may be wondering “How did they end up as this family of three to be?”?  It really is a story of love conquering international boundaries and all else that you would find in an artsy love story.(OK, I may exaggerate, maybe Vermont and Canada isn’t exactly USA and Europe).  We originally met in 2005 in Fredericton, NB, Canada where Neil lived and Lindsay was visiting friends.  We exchanged  a couple of MySpace messages over the next year, but nothing major.  Although, it would seem we were destined to meet again.  We spotted each other while Lindsay was meeting a friend across the road from Neil’s apartment.  Later that night we ran into each other at open mic night at a local bar.  We started dating and got pretty serious, pretty quick.  Eight months later, in May of 2007, we were engaged.  Over the next year, because Lindsay was graduating school, Neil looked for and found work in the US.  In April of 2008, Neil started working in Burlington, Vermont and we were married just over a month later on Memorial Day weekend of 2008.  It’s now, 2012 and we find ourselves expecting our first baby in July.  I hope you enjoy following our adventures as new parents and maybe even learn a thing or two as we relate all of the ups and downs we encounter as new parents. Update: Our baby girl arrived on July 9, 2012 and our baby boy August 1, 2014!




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