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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!

Houston, We Have A Walker!

No. I’m not referring to the gruesome, zombie characters on TV’s Walking Dead, although at times he does stumble around like them, minus the blood and gore of course.  I’m talking about Mac!  The newest (and cutest) little man to take such small baby steps, but giant leaps for Mac-kind.  It is amazing to me to contemplate how much has changed in the last year.  It feels like it was just the other day when he was first starting to roll over.  Then he was sitting up on his own, followed shortly by him crawling.  He’s actually been standing for months, and taking a few steps, but nothing that we’ve considered ‘walking’ until now. And now he doesn’t stop!  He’s walking with a purpose and he is so proud of himself when he gets anywhere.  The smiles are the biggest I’ve ever seen, on both Mac’s face, and his proud Mommy and Daddy’s.  And the giggles, oh my goodness, I thought they were cute before but now!  We say this every time Mac does something new, but this is our favorite moment so far…  Until tomorrow!

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