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It’s A Girl

Sometime’s it’s the shortest sentences that can have the biggest impact. In this case, life changing.

If you’ve just stumbled upon this title, you’re probably thinking, congratulations, they are having a baby girl.

If you’re a subscriber of this blog, (I’d surprised if there still are any since I haven’t written a new post in years) then you might be thinking, great Mac (if you remember Mac) is getting a baby sister!

If you know our family personally, I hope you were sitting down. Rest assured, we are not pregnant and no we aren’t announcing our pregnancy via blog. (We’re done, just ask my wife)

And if you’re thoroughly confused, don’t worry. I’ll catch you up!

Life’s been crazy. 🤪

Might be the understatement of understatements.

I’m going to summarize some of the craziness of the last few years in this post, to simply get you caught up. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of stories and elaboration that will surely have to be shared!

Where to start. In the last 2.5 years our family has gone through the following:

We designed and built a new home!🏠

We moved our family (husband,wife,son and dog) in with my parents for 5 weeks while the construction/closing was behind schedule. 🏗

I was laid off from my employer of 10 years less then a month after closing on said new home. 🤷‍♂️

My wife was unexpectedly laid off only 8 days after my last day so we were both out of work before the first mortgage payment was due. 🤯

Both my wife and I secured and started new careers (on the same exact date – yes, we took first day of school pictures on the front steps)😎

My wife starting a side business 👚

I was promoted👍

Mac turned 3️⃣

I started a side business🙃

My wife was promoted👍👍

Mac turned 4️⃣ (and a half – he’ll tell you)

My wife ended her side business after a very successful two years 🥂

And at some point the dog turned 7️⃣

(No wonder I haven’t written a blog post in two years….) 🤦‍♂️

I feel like I’m forgetting something… oh yes, the big one! We were blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Charleston Grace (we call her Charlee) right in the middle of it all! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Charlee is now 2 and a half, and will be 3 on April 27th. She has an amazing amount of personality for someone so new, but that’s shouldn’t surprise anyone that knows her mom! My wife always said she wanted a mini-me and lots of people have suggested Charlee is just that! (Mac is already my Mini-Me)

Although life is as crazy as it’s even been, I’ve truly never been happier.

Thanks for reading. I promise to share more stories soon!

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Look who’s one! 

I simply cannot believe that our little miracle Macallister is already one year old.  It’s been an incredible adventure so far and continues to get better each day.  Each milestone he’s reached has been so enjoyable for us.  And we’ve reached a milestone too, we’ve been parents for a year! (Well actually 1 year 10 days and 6 hours, but who’s counting..) 

We decided a while back that we wanted to throw Mac a birthday party and it needed to be an event.  After finding out it was Cookie Monster themed, I knew it would be the party of the year. After all, you only turn 1 once, right?  Plus, we figured it was a really good excuse to try to get to see all of the people we’ve unintentionally neglected over the last year.  



Here’s Mac enjoying his smash cake! 



Raise your hand if you’re turning One today!



I got to celebrate my birthday at day care too! Thanks Amy and Carol! -Mac

It truly has been the most incredible year of our lives and we cannot imagine anything better.  Mac is our entire world and we love him so very much! We cannot wait to see what this next year brings for this special little guy! Happy birthday Macallister!