Archive | November, 2011

My little family

8 Nov

I will be talking about my family a lot, so I figured I would introduce everybody.  My wonderful husband Matty and I met while (briefly) serving together onboard USS Antietam (CG 54) in 2005.  We started dating around the end of 2006 and he proposed while I was on leave from a 9 month tour with the Army in Iraq two years later:

After a short engagement (and a ton of help with wedding planning from both moms),  I returned from Iraq and we got married in beautiful Colts Neck, New Jersey on May 27th, 2009:

Matty left on depoloyment pretty shortly thereafter, but the day he got home we adopted an awesome dog from a lab rescue, Cash:

It turns out that he is actually a Rottweiler/Mastiff mix, and he is just the best dog we could have ever hoped for.

We were thrilled to find out that I was pregnant in the summer of 2010.  This picture was taken when I was 38 weeks along:

On March 15th, 2011 sweet Ruby Jeanne was born, weighing 9 lbs 3 oz:

Ruby is the light of our lives and the center of our little universe.  She is delightful and precocious–she started crawling at five and a half months and will probably start walking soon.  She loves people and animals and is constantly in motion.  Here is a more recent picture of Ruby:

I went back to work shortly after Ruby was born, and my awesome sister Elise agreed to come out and nanny for us.  She is absolutely one of Ruby’s favorite people and we will be sad when she moves on once I become a stay-at-home mom: