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Baby and the Dog

Things really started getting fun when lil K actually noticed our dog Maggie. Before that Maggie would walk by, jingle her collar, smell the baby, and lil K was oblivious. Then she started following the dog with her eyes and smiling. Now she is watching, giggling, reaching, holding her arms out to and petting the…

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The First 6 Months

It has been a crazy, wonderful, amazing, mind-blowing first six months. It’s hard to believe we’ve already had this little one in our lives for over half of a year. There have been so many challenges, so much to learn and figure out, so much work on little sleep, but it has been so rewarding,…

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Visitors

Since baby girl’s birth we’ve been blessed with visits from many loved ones. Family and friends have come to visit and meet baby K, and get lots of baby cuddles. It’s nice to have visitors to provide encouragement, and help around the house. It’s been a steep learning curve, exhausting and frustrating at times, but…

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Baby Shower BBQ and Blessingway

Our baby shower BBQ and Blessingway were wonderful. They were everything we hoped for and more. My sister, best friend, and grandmother all came into town and other local friends and family also came and celebrated with us. For the baby shower, we set up outside on our covered patio, had lots of tasty food,…

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She is Here!!!

Baby girl arrived near the end of July. It was a crazy long labor but all ended well. The short version of the story is that baby’s head was asynclitic, meaning it was tilted toward her shoulder, which made dilation extremely slow and uneven, and caused the pushing stage to also take a very long…

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It’s a Girl!

We’ve since found out that our little one is going to be a GIRL! Here is our announcement: It’s funny because several people including my sister, best friend, and aunt had previously said they thought baby would be a girl. We didn’t know and talking about it multiple times we really had no preference. Some…

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Holidays 2014

Here are some pictures of our holiday season. I went to Germany for a few weeks to visit with family as it had been too long. We spent a lot of good time hanging out, playing games, eating way too much. I spent most of my time with my Grossmutter, including making (and eating) a…

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We’re Pregnant!

We found out we were expecting a baby back in November and have been super ecstatic since. This is the announcement we put up on Facebook. We thought using gear was fitting for two climbing enthusiasts. I suppose it’s possible our baby won’t grow up to be a climber (there’s also caving as well!) but…

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Our 2nd New Rental Home

We’ve been in this new place for awhile now, but this post was written so it might as well get published! I’m just too lazy to take pictures of it right now I guess, so family and friends, you’ll just have to come visit! When we moved into our last rental we thought that after…

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K’s Dad’s Visit

My dad also came for a visit around the end of summer. We did our best to give him a whirlwind tour of the area since he was only here for a weekend.  There are so many things to see in this area that we spent a lot of time driving around and sightseeing. Our…