August 22

Today Stellan is 18 months old. I never got around to writing about Stellan’s first birthday, partly because I unfortunately didn’t have time, but I think mostly because it was filled with such conflicting emotion for me. My friend Becky reached out to me at the time to see how I was doing, since she felt similar emotions when her son Elijah turned one – a mix of, “Hooray! We made it!” combined with a lot of sadness because our little men couldn’t blow out candles or smash cake or really get what all the fuss was about.
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Today is our 4 year wedding anniversary, and we are celebrating it in San Diego where it all went down.

The truth is, we have two anniversaries, because our first wedding was in Paris in January 2009 at City Hall in the 17th Arrondissement. But August is the big one. And we celebrate both, because… Why not?
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