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First Full Day Home After 83 Days At NICU

Today was our first full day home after being at the NICU for 83 days! And man did it feel good to be home! Charlie had a good first night in his new crib.  He slept most the night but we did wake up a few times to his monitor beeping; but each time we checked him he was ok. 

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Purging Our Stuff and Moving into Our RV

Lily helping pack up all the clothes!

Lily helping pack up all the clothes to donate!

It’s Saturday, July 30, 2016, and we’re finally in our motorhome!

We’ve spent the last month purging our stuff so we could move out of the home we were renting in Ridgefield and into our motorhome.

And man, talk about a PROJECT!

It’s been a ton of work. And kudos to Lacie for bearing the brunt of the work. I’ve been busy with a couple big copywriting projects this last month so Lacie has been the one doing most of the “purging.”

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Preparing to Travel the Country in Our Motorhome!

A picture from our last RV trip last month at Cape Kiwanda.

A picture from our last RV trip last month at Cape Kiwanda.

After a lot of talking, planning and praying we finally decided to hit the road in our motorhome!

We’re coming to the end of our 1-year rental agreement here at David’s house in Ridgefield and we’re not ready to buy our first home yet. So we figured this would be a great opportunity to go on a cross-country RV adventure!

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Benjamin Samuel Monen is Born!

Benjamin (Benji) Samuel Monen was born on February 7, 2015 at 4:48 a.m. He was 9.0lbs and 22 in long. Here’s a photo from the day he was born:

Benji's birth


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