An adorable meeting of the minds. Pumpkin’s curiosity was already very apparent!
It’s amazing how much she changed in the first month, from a scrunch-faced little nugget to a big-eyed wee person. … Read More 2009: First month with Pumpkin.
Leaving the hospital with our daughter was legitimately one of the scariest moments of my life. The enormity of responsibility that we’d just undertaken didn’t really hit me while we were in the hospital — we were taken care of so well by the staff at Carolinas Medical Center, everything was very structured and organized.… Read More 2009: Going home with our girl.
Day two with our baby girl, a surprise visit from Aunt T and Uncle M from Ohio, and cousins meeting for the first time.… Read More 2009: Day two with Pumpkin.
Our little Pumpkin arrived at 7:32 pm on Thursday, September 24th! She weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces, and measured 20 and 3/4 inches long. She is incredibly strong, bright-eyed, and positively beautiful, with a head full of silky dark hair. She looks just like her daddy. I was exactly a week “overdue”, and had… Read More 2009: September 24, Pumpkin’s birth.
This will be the last of my 2008 posts, and the last of the primary dog-centric posts as well. These are all from December, the first month having three dogs. Cody fit into the pack quickly and easily, her transition into the family being much easier than Casey’s. Claire was so gentle with her, and… Read More 2008: A pack of three.
My parents came to visit late in the summer, and we decided to take a short, casual hike at Crowder’s Mountain State Park. This was before the ubiquity of smartphones, so we had to rely on trail maps and our own savvy to find our way. I wasn’t really worried about this at all, because… Read More 2008: The time we hiked a mountain in August with no water.