In Which We Meet Our Goddaughter

You may have noticed a bit of radio silence around here of late. That would be because we have made not one but two trips to the east coast over the last couple of weeks in the trusty Volkswagen for a couple of big family milestones. The first one is really big (but physically very tiny) so she gets her own post.


We’ve made the choice not to post pictures of Goddaughter’s face here on our blog. But who doesn’t love baby hands and Brooks Brothers, right?

Weekend number one was spent near Washington D.C. meeting our goddaughter. I had no idea I’d ever have so much love in my heart for a little one. Her three-week-old self was tiny, floppy, and oh-so-snuggly. We were both completely smitten at first site!

Goddaughter’s parents, Tim and Jan, have been some of our very best friends for almost as long as we’ve been together (11 years!). So when we found out they were expecting, we were ecstatic! But you must understand that we are totally at that age when it seems everyone we know is either pregnant or trying to be at the moment. (Big note here: EXCEPT US!) Something must be in the water at work, there are numerous pregnant gals we pass in the park, and if one more person has the nerve to ask me about our timeline… Well…

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But to have two friends that we love and respect so much decide to bring life into the world? Well now honey, that changes everything! It was as if no one had ever done such a thing before–and even if they did, what are the odds they did it as well as my girl, Jan?

It is completely mind-blowing to see friends that you already respect so much as two morph into a family of three. And, not just that, but producing a tiny human that will change the world just by the fact that she lives in it. (I swear, I’ll love her just as much if she’s a concert pianist, an ambassador, or the next poet laureate.) Well, needless to say we are quite humbled that we get to support this beautiful little girl on her journey through life.

It is probably worth noting here that if you’d like an honest and hilarious look at Tim and Jan’s pregnancy, they’ve been documenting it here. It’s totally worth the read. 

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