life is an amazing gift and challenge. it is a blessing to have a good, strong, and loving family–because not everyone has that opportunity. starting a family is something to be very serious about, but at the same time requires some lightheartedness to ease tensions. and there is really no way of knowing what it is going to be like. my wife and i met in high school and have been together for over 10 years since (although it took me nearly eight to pop the question) – we recently started our family with the addition of our son who is almost one year old. although we are a fairly private bunch, our hope is to share a bit here and there about our growing family.