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Charlie’s Birth Story

Finally, after writing pieces of this story over the seven (!) weeks since our sweet boy Charlie was born, I’m ready to share our birth story.  Here goes! (Pictures start towards the bottom when our photographer met us at the hospital.) — At 12:38pm on Thursday, October 9, I texted Parker: “I think I just had […]

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He’s Here!

Charles Everett DeBardelaben, our baby Charlie, joined us last Friday, October 10 at 12:23pm.  He weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 20in long at birth, but is growing bigger and stronger everyday.  We have spent the past week falling deeply in love with him and trying to figure out this whole parenting thing (spoiler alert: we love […]

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2nd Anniversary Reflections

Parker and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary this past Monday and I thought I should write a post to document this time and reflect on our marriage, two years in.  And because we didn’t take any pictures celebrating our anniversary, and these pictures are the best we’ll probably ever look in our lives, I’m using […]

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Cinco de Mayo 2014 – A 10-year Dogiversary

Look at that face!  Can you even stand it??!  Yesterday I celebrated ten years with this dear dog, my Frankie.  I figure now is a good time to write down our story, for posterity. On the night of May 5, 2004 I was at a college party in Milledgeville, GA – celebrating the last day of classes, […]

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Ironies

One of life’s great ironies is that we resist what makes us stronger. So true, isn’t it?  Why do we try so hard to stay in our comfort zone when just outside that bubble is something that could make us so happy or better or stronger? A silly example: I posted this picture this morning […]

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