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My husband and I met in 2003, when we were both 19.  We began dating, and fell in love. We were married February 13th, 2010, and our daughter Evangeline was born April 13th, 2012.  You can read her birth story here.  Our second daughter, Celeste, was born February 12th, 2013. You can read her birth story here.  

I initially began writing Track 8 in 2011 to post our home renovation projects as newlyweds. Since then, Track 8 has evolved to become a great outlet for me in sharing project ideas, our family adventures, as well as my loss and grief, my thoughts on motherhood and marriage, and everything in between.

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  1. I love your blog and the new look is terrific! Looking forward to more Keepin' it Real Mondays in particular.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying reading the posts! As long as my life continues to be as crazy as it is, the Keepin' it real posts will keep on comin'!

  2. I found your blog (and followed) through the a-z challenge. Am so moved by your writing about losing Celeste. It's touching that you share that so well, for others who may have lost children. I will visit again. You have a beautiful family! Come visit me, if you'd like. :-)