"Wath is your age?"

I’m only 26 years old. My hair is falling out, my joints crack and I think I’m even starting to develop a twitch. How could this have happened so early? I’ll tell you how: baby. Now before you jump to thinking that I’m insensitive and am going to be a horrible father, let me explain. I’m not talking about our baby, but about the idea of a baby and the stressful preparations we’re all tricked into making. Specifically, the nursery. The baby industry is making a KILLING off first-time parents, like Jules and myself. Every baby website comes equipped with a list of “Gotta Have’s” for the little one, and each list seems to be bigger than the last. But these baby sites aren’t stupid. They know that I don’t need to buy a $100+ changing table. And honestly, I know that too. But they somehow turn these luxury items…

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the recap

2009… that was a big year. Thinking about where we were a year ago, versus where we are now, it’s hard to recognize that we’re living the same life now that we were then. Let’s do a quick synopsis of the events this past year brought. Here we go in 3…2…1… · Jules was pregnant · house-sat for Marcum grandparents · started final year of school · picked names for the baby · saw each other approximately 2 hours a day and Sundays · had first argument over who knows what · bought Jules flowers and did dishes (crisis averted) · mysterious infection in Jules’ foot · prescribed baby-killing drugs by inexperienced physician (never took them, threw away) · Jules put on I.V. at home-missed lots of school · I burned vacation time skipping work · infection went away · went to Red Robin together for the first time, after…

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A Christmas Countdown

Remember when candy was life? It didn’t matter what kind or what time of day it was. I remember receiving an advent calendar from my uncle, Victor, when I was little. Every day in December I got to open a little window and devour the chocolate behind it. This cute little calendar was given to us at the beginning of December and I took this picture today. I am pretty good at waiting until the date arrives when I get to rip the snickers off or tootsie roll. But other than that, it’s become more of a candy dish that hangs on our wall…from the looks of it, the mints, rolos and hershey kisses will probably stay in the “dish” long after Christmas.

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