August 9, 2013 is a significant day in our family. Here’s why.
Reason #1: Five Years of Me and Nathan
5 years ago today, while celebrating my nephew Sam‘s 1st birthday, my mom took the first photo of me and Nathan together. Here we are, looking like spring chickens and sporting tan lines from floating in the pool with margaritas all summer while we fell in love.
Of course, we had no idea all that would unfold for us back then. What an adventure! Together, we’ve gotten married, we’ve lived in 4 states, traveled around the US and Europe, started two businesses, changed careers twice, and added a dog and a son to the family. Quite a beginning! Famous, I love you more than not moving for a whole year.
Reason #2: The Day That Should Have Been Our Son’s 1st Birthday
August 9, 2012, was Rawley’s original due date. Instead, he was born May 23, and by the time my August 9 rolled around, he had spent 62 days in the NICU and been home for two weeks! Here is Rawley on his birthday, on August 9, 2012, and today:
Reason #3: Sam Turns 6 Years Old!
Today, August 9, 2013, my nephew Sam, whom Nathan and I can thank for our first photo, turns 6! We are sending our love to him in AZ, wishing we could be there with him (and Hannah, his big sister). Here are Hannah and Sam, loving on Rawley on his first birthday in May:
With love and gratitude…