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Dear Katie,

We sat at brunch, chatting about the week ahead over our blueberry bagels, but we couldn’t help but overhear their joy.

Happiness has a way of carrying through the air, touching everyone within its reach.

She sat, with her maxi dress stretched across her growing belly, and spoke of all that was to come.

His sparkling eyes echoed her anticipation. His voice carried this new wonder that had become a part of their world.

The nursery… the tiny toes… the right toys, the perfect name.

Seven years ago, your daddy and I were enveloped in that same joyous anticipation.

We waited for you. We dreamed about you. We couldn’t wait until the day when we could hold you in our arms.

I wanted so desperately to approach the couple at brunch… to tell them that the moments with your first baby are everything they dream they’ll be. And so much more.

Because, my sweet girl, as much as I knew that I would adore you, I could have never imagined just how much magic you would bring to our lives.

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Thank you for gifting those months of anticipation to us and for every single moment of happiness you’ve brought us since.

Thank you for making us parents.

With a heart overflowing with love,


Shiny and new

Earlier this month, I was whining talking with my friend Cam about how much I wanted my blog to look like hers. It’s clean, well thought out and pretty. So very pretty.

The only problem? Doug Bowman, her brilliant designer, is more than a little busy… you know, with his day job. And being Cam’s husband and father to their two gorgeous girls. You know, stuff like that.

But once I stopped complaining, she said she thought she might be able to convince him to consider it.


Put on your shoes, we’re going to Disneyland!

Tomorrow morning will start like any other morning. We will get the kids up, feed them breakfast and get them dressed. They will brush their teeth and hair and put on their shoes and socks. Then, we will load them into the car.

But, instead of driving to Katie’s school, we will drive to the airport and board a plane for Disneyland for the weekend, where we will celebrate Matthew’s third birthday.

The kids have absolutely no idea that we’re going. And Craig and I are so insanely excited to surprise them. continued

This morning we fell in love…

After weeks and weeks and weeks of waiting, we finally met our new puppy today.

She is simply divine…and we are head over heels in love.

Read more about our double doodle >>


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double doodle, north american retriever

double doodle puppy, north american retriever puppy

double doodle puppy, north american retriever puppy

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double doodle puppy, north american retriever

If you’d like more information about Double Doodles, Labradoodles or Goldendoodles, I can’t recommend our breeder, Sierra Vista Labradoodles strongly enough. They continue to impress us with their knowledge, responsiveness, professionalism and kindness. You can see current litters by visiting their puppy page.

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