You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.

On December 27th, 1979, Casey Edward Malone came into the world.

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Growing up in Indiana, he had a thing for matching sweat suits, little league sports, and an impressive rat-tail that grew half-way down his back. 

Across the state line in Ohio, Emily Bohlen Holcombe arrived a little over a year later on February 24th, 1981.

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She was known for wearing jelly shoes, loving Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and loving dresses that sparkled.

Twenty-something years later – they met, fell madly in love, and got married.

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Today, they are a happy family of four.

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And now sometime around October 15th, 2011 – that family of four will become a family of five. 

No, we’re not getting another dog (lord help us) – we’re having a BABY!

It is still very early (8 weeks!), and there is still a lot of unknown.  Most people wait until later to make this announcement, but writing is my therapy and my outlet.  Keeping it all to myself has been hard enough for the past four weeks, and I wanted to share the news with you guys as soon as we had told family.  Either way, for better or for worse, we can all share in the journey together.  I know that no matter what happens, writing about it is the best choice for me.

I’ll be back soon with more details, info, and answers.  For now, I’m off to find some more saltines…