who is who

My family and friends are quite fantastical. And as they will likely come up quite frequently, here is the opportunity to put a face to the name.

You’ve already met my other half, Craig. Isn’t he cute!?

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Craig works for a manufacturing company as a project manager. In his spare time he likes to kill zombies (COD, anyone!?), harass our dogs, and occasionally I can guilt him into a run or two. He unknowingly committed to running half marathon with me in May 2012. It was a birthday gift of mine to him (pretty crappy gift, eh?). But, he was a trooper. Not to mention it was something super-special for us to accomplish together.

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Our most recent addition is Edison or “Eddie” as we usually call him.

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one month old

Our first babe, he has changed our lives forever.  Parenthood is the most special, challenging, fulfilling journey I have embarked upon.  I had no idea my heart could feel so full.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every bottle, tear, and diaper.  Truly.  I just keep reminding myself that he will only be little once.  That we will only have our first baby once.  It’s been incredible.

This my most beautiful best friend and little sister Kelsey. Goll, I love her to pieces.

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Kels is the funniest, most sarcastic person you’ll ever meet. She is brilliant, beautiful (I said that already, didn’t I?), and brave. She had done things I wouldn’t dream of doing (rock climbing, anyone?).  She recently returned from Spain, where she spent the last year teaching English.  I’ll forever be envious of her being bilingual.  Something to work towards?

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I’ve learned a lot from her about patience and learning to just roll with whatever comes your way.

Myles and Rudy
Yeah, they get their own section, too.

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I adopted Myles from ARPH on January 1, 2009.  He was is totally neurotic, but hey…I guess I am, too.  He has seen me through more than any one individual person in my life. He knows when I’m happy, sad, mad – and nine times out of ten he can fix me.

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And then there is Rudy. Oh dear lord, Rudy. He was found on the campus I was working on in Tennessee, along with 4 of his brothers. I couldn’t possibly resist that cute little face. With incessant begging and pleading, I finally got Craig to agree to allow me to bring him home.  He literally ingests everything he can possibly find. Not just, “Oh shoot, the dog chewed my shoe.” More like, “Hey, babe have you seen my black scarf?” …and then the next morning finding it out in the yard in the little treasures Rudy “plants.” He gives his love conditionally – meaning, he loves to be snuggled, but on his terms – and his terms only.

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And of course I can’t forget some of the best friends a girl could ask for.

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