As the May 2nd due date of our first baby slipped further into the past day by day, we grew more and more impatient and anxious for her arrival. We had passed 41 weeks and it was beginning to seem we would make it all the way to the induction scheduled at 42 weeks. [Read more…]
When Sarah and I got married, we decided, as many people do, we wanted to take a few years to enjoy life as a family of 2 before having a child. We wanted the freedom to roam for a bit, untethered. So that’s exactly what we did. We roamed and traveled lots, sometimes with friends or family, but often just the two of us. And when we felt the call to go even further into parts unknown, we were incredibly fortunate to be able to put life on pause for 4 months and travel through much of South America. Afterward, we came home, went back to work, got a dog, bought a house, and reacclimated to the rhythms of normal life. After a year or so of being home, we decided we were ready to add another human to our small family.
It didn’t take long to feel frustrated by our unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant. [Read more…]
Sometime in 2016, Sarah and I began planning a tropical December getaway in Mexico with our friends Chris and Claire. Unfortunately, the zika virus spread into Mexico, and we decided to change plans since we were hoping to get pregnant. Since nearly every warm, tropical location was at risk for zika, we made plans to head north instead and visit British Columbia during my birthday week. Though the frigid, snowy days in Canada were vastly different from our original plans of sipping on tiny-umbrella drinks in Cancun, we had an incredible time. In August we found out Sarah was pregnant and this trip turned into something of a babymoon for us, our last international trip before becoming parents. [Read more…]
Normally this blog is a place for me and Sarah to record our memories of fun trips and new projects. All that is well and good, but there is much more to our lives than the peaks, there are also many valleys and long stretches of plateaus. And somewhere mixed into the vast geography of a life is the spiritual journey. I’ve never written publicly before about my beliefs, but lately I’ve been feeling a sense of readiness to do so, if only to clarify the internal noise. [Read more…]
In September, we had the great joy of visiting our good friends, Austin and Kaytee, in their new hometown, Seattle. [Read more…]