Will is truly my greatest accomplishment. He is 4 1/2 and all boy (its all about running, jumping and Ninja Turtles at the moment). Will has the greatest sense of humor (which he gets from his Daddy), a creative imagination and a slight southern drawl which appears at the most random moments. Not only is he a miracle as I am “reproductively challenged,” but he is my biggest inspiration. In February of 2011, my doctor informed me that if I didn’t do something about my health, I wouldn’t live to see 40. At that point, I couldn’t imagine not seeing him graduate college, dancing at his wedding or becoming a grandmother. He is such an amazing person, that he deserves to have his Mummy around for as long possible.
Mark is the funniest man I have ever met and I am lucky to be one of those people that married their best friend. He shares my love of all things geek, Harry Potter, Bravo television shows and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. He’s taught me to appreciate college football, reading manga and how not to back a car out of a garage. Mark makes me smile at least once a day, even when I try not to. When Mark asked my father for my hand in marriage, Daddy told him that marriage is hard work and I am glad its Mark I get to experience all the joys and heartbreaks of life with. He is my biggest fan and supports all my new changes with great enthusiasm.
Baxter (aka Teenie Weenie) is exactly a week younger than Will and came to us over Halloween weekend 2008. I am not sure what on Earth possessed me to think I wanted a new puppy and a newborn, but I did. He is not the best trained dog, but he knows when I need a cuddle and he’s become a great walking partner. He weighs about 10 lbs, but manages to take up half a king sized bed and is, of course, a little spoiled. I will always feel that a family is not complete without a dog (maybe a little to Mark’s dismay).