Once again we find ourselves in the busiest time of the year -- and if back-to-back weddings weren't enough, we decided to move (down the street), and might as well throw in a first birthday party just for kicks and giggles. Thankfully, I love my job and each of my couples have been a dream to work with; we've gotten several calls and emails this week from friends confirming that they're on our "help us move" list and I can't even begin to tell you how excited/in shock I am about celebrating Ruth's first birthday! We're doing our best to slow down in the midst of much transition and cherish each other and these sticky-hot summer days. So we snuggle a little longer and the house is bit messier and while it seems that for every two boxes we pack Ruth unpacks one, I'm so grateful for my little family of three and this time in our lives. I want to remember these days forever.