• Summertime Official

    Dena June 19, 2015

    Matthew has been talking about buzzing Roman’s head for awhile. Matthew’s father buzzed his & his brothers’ heads at the start of each summer. It’s a tradition that he remembers fondly and was excited to create with his own son. It was a tiny bit…

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  • Happy 2nd Birthday, Roman James!

    Dena May 6, 2015

    Oh, my sweet boy. I’m writing this on the day before your birthday and these photographs are actually from last week. I just don’t know if I’ll get to write tomorrow — you know how crazy these days are. You had your haircut today, too…

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  • Roman James @ 22 Months

    Dena March 18, 2015

    Growth & Appearance: You are tall, handsome, strong, and heavy. When stranger’s guess your age, they usually guess that you are three. You have the brightest, bluest eyes and you still have golden blond hair. There is a big extra blond (white) patch on the…

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  • Merry & Bright!

    Dena December 25, 2014

    Merry Christmas, dear friends! I have so much to be grateful for today as I celebrate the holiday with my family. This year has been full of every kind of twist, turn, bump, and bruise — but here we are. Warm, full, blessed & full…

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  • The End of Our Breastfeeding Journey

    Dena December 12, 2014

    nursing Roman, two-months-old, in the park The spectrum of emotions that I went through while breastfeeding was amazing. Early on, I decided that breastfeeding was the most difficult thing that I’d ever done in my life. For me, the difficulty wasn’t physical. (Roman latched immediately…

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  • Roman James @ 17 Months

    Dena October 6, 2014

    A lot has happened since last time. I’ll never remember all of it, so I’m just going to pick up with where we are now. Growth & Appearance: You’re huge. Lifting you and carrying you have become downright painful. You are 28 pounds of solid…

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  • Roman’s First Haircut

    Dena September 23, 2014

    When Roman was born, he came out with a full head of blond, wet, curly ringlets. For me, that is what cemented our name choice for him. He reminded me of a handsome little Roman gladiator with those curls. From the time that I knew…

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  • Roman’s Baptism

    Dena July 15, 2014

    Over the weekend, we had Roman baptized. It was a little, intimate ceremony with only our immediate families in attendance. Afterward we went to a nearby restaurant for lunch. It is such a rare joy to have both of our families gathered in one space.…

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  • 26/52

    Dena July 1, 2014

    The 52 Week Project – A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, for one year. 26/52 — I have a full-blown adventurer on my hands. There is no longer such a thing as boundaries. If I tell him not to go over…

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