Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ryan Jared Spencer, 8lbs 4oz, 22 1/2 inches

We welcomed Ryan into our family Feb. 5, 08. As you can tell, he's been a happy baby from the very beginning.
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It all started....

It all started when Jared and I met in Rochester, NY during the late summer of 2001. He was beginning a 5-year Ear, Nose, and Throat Residency, and I was serving as a full-time missionary for our church. Jared met my identical twin sister while living in Seattle. It was quite a surprise for both of us when our paths crossed in Rochester. Some things are just meant to be!

It wasn't until 4 1/2 years later that I randomly sent Jared an email, we instantly "hit it off", started dating (long distance nonetheless), got engaged, and were married on Oct. 21, 2006. All within 9 months! Yeah, it all happened pretty fast, but we both knew this was a true miracle straight from heaven.

Our first year of marriage was spent in Northern California as Jared completed a one year fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. Meanwhile, I worked as a Recreation Therapist at Stanford Children's Hospital.

Seven months into our marriage, we found out some rather exciting news....yep, I was pregnant! We couldn't have been more excited! Although we loved our time in the Bay Area, Jared accepted a job with a private Ear, Nose, and Throat group in Tucson, AZ. For now we're having great experiences and enjoying desert living!

Our new little bundle, Ryan Jared Spencer, arrived Feb. 5, 2008. He has brought nothing by joy to our family, and we just love having him with us!!