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Ben and I met in 1996, began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. Now 20 years and 2 children later, we have returned to where our life together began. Ben works for the Federal Reserve and I have the privilege of staying home with our two precious boys.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The News is Out!

Everyone finally knows that we are expecting our little addition in July! Currently our due date is July 28th, but I already feel fat so we'll see about that! Ben and I found out our exciting news on November 19th when we were only 4 weeks along, then we announced it to our family around Thanksgiving. Everyone is absolutely thrilled and we got the occasional "Well, it's about time you've been married 7 and a half years!" This ultrasound was at 7 weeks, but we've just reached 12 weeks. Ben is force-feeding me healthy food and it was so hard going through the holidays with all of that yummy food thinking that I should be eating an apple when rocky road candy tasted so much better! But don't worry, Ben's making sure that I eat plenty of fruit and yogurt and stay away from sugar. He's convinced that our child will be born with ADD because of his genes and my sweet tooth. However, what he doesn't know won't hurt him!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Playing Hard

Lucy's new best friend is Charlie. Charlie is a King Charles Cavalier that belongs to my brother, Chad. He and Lucy played so hard together that we actually caught them napping in Chad's lap. There weren't too many lulls in doggy laps around the house, but here was one of them. It's just too precious not to post! So sad for Lucy, but now that Charlie has gone home, she is going through doggy depression. She misses her buddy and walks up to Charlie's room looking for him every morning.

Going to the Dogs

Tug-of-War was a holiday favorite at our house this year. Our house went to the dogs as we had a house full of family and 4 little four-legged friends running around. Of course, Lucy was determined to be friends with all of them! Her sense of humor in playing Tug-of-War was a little different from the other dogs, though. She would take a toy to another dog for them to play Tug with her, but Charlie and Tisha had other ideas and wanted to keep it. One great thing worked in her favor, she was the biggest of all...and the one with the most energy. What a shock! They provided all of the entertainment for the rest of us!

I'm the Boss

Alex is telling Lucy how it is! She just follows him around and wants to be wherever he is when he's here. Aren't they adorable together! Lucy and Alex played so hard with Ben that Alex just pooped out.