Chad was born and raised in Illinois and Virginia. He went to the Culinary Institute of America and proceeded to help design, open and operate restaurants up and down the east coast. He won awards and cooked for celebrities and politicians. He got offered a position at a 5-star restaurant in his hometown where I was living after graduation. Enter me.
Chad and I met in 2008. He was separated with two daughters.
I got married in 2009 (not to Chad). And divorced in 2010.
Chad and I started dating in 2010. We moved to Maryland together in April 2011 and to Maine in November 2011...when I was just 4 weeks pregnant! We decided that the restaurant life was no longer for us and that family was #1 on our list. It was pretty good timing, if I do say so myself!
Cameron was born on July 1, 2012, after an extremely scary labor and delivery, but everyone has been healthy and happy ever since.
Follow us along as we document our life with too many pictures of Cameron, baby tips and questions, cooking, drinking and enjoying the great state of Maine.
Why Strawberry Swing? Coldplay is almost always playing in our house/car, and this song has always had a special meaning to us. Chad always used to play this part for me:
Now the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time
And now, more than ever, every moment is so precious...so, this is our own little Strawberry Swing!