Tuesday, April 05, 2005


  • August 1994: Brooks is a Freshman at Kenyon, Maggie is a Junior in high school
  • August 1996: Brooks is a Junior at Keyon, Maggie is a Freshman
  • May 1998: Brooks becomes a Kenyon Alum but stays on campus to take a few extra classes
  • September 11, 1999: Maggie turns 21 and is introduced to Brooks at the Cove. Brooks is visiting for the weekend and has just lost his place to crash, Maggie offers her floor and he accepts (and STAYS on the floor!)
  • September 18, 1999: Brooks turns 24 and invites a gaggle of gals (including Maggie) to a club in Columbus to celebrate. Maggie has a few too many and is told (MONTHS later) that the two share a first kiss.
  • September 22, 1999: Brooks and Maggie have a real first kiss.
  • October 1999: Brooks and Maggie decide to take some time as friends
  • March 2000: Maggie asks Brooks to return an old favor and let she and Emily and Clare crash at his home in Nashville on our way to Mardi Gras. He obliges but then decides to join in the adventure. Somewhere between Nashville and New Orleans it is decided that Maggie and Brooks are more than just friends.
  • May 2000: The first day of Senior Week, Brooks decides that he doesn't want Maggie to see anyone else (don't tell him that she didn't want to anyway!) He also decides that he's ready to meet the whole family and come for graduation. He helps Maggie load the U-haul and leave Kenyon and comes to visit her at home in Maryland the next weekend.
  • July 4, 2000: Brooks helps Maggie move out of her parents house and into her first apartment. Later, under the fireworks of the National Mall, he tells her he loves her.
  • August 2000: Brooks moves out to LA to start Graduate School. Thank God for Aunt Bobbie's buddy-passes - we get to see eachother about every two weeks.
  • February 2, 2001: Brooks comes to visit Maggie and in a limosine in front of the Capitol he proposes (she started saying yes as soon as he put his hand in his pocket!). After a wonderful dinner, the limo drives us out to my parents house to share the news with my brothers (of course mom and dad know already). The next day Maggie's whole family gathers at Aunt Jan's bay house to celebrate.
  • July 4, 2001: Brooks and Maggie celebrate the fourth of July by packing a U-haul! (This is number 3 if you're counting). They spend one more night with Maggie's family before heading out west.
  • December 28, 2001: We're Married! We go on our honeymoon and take our time driving back from Washington, DC to California.
  • October 2002: We buy our first home in Valencia, CA.
  • April 1, 2005: Maggie decides that she has either grown a gut overnight or...something else. A pregnancy test says she's wrong.
  • April 2, 2005: Thinking that April fools may have gotten her good this year, Maggie takes another test. This time it's positive. And so are all ten tests she takes over the next two days!
  • April 14, 2005: We get our first look at Piglet with our first ultrasound - 5 weeks and 5 days old.
  • April 26, 2005: Piglet's second ultrasound/checkup - 8 weeks 4 days old
  • May 12-May 23, 2005: Maggie, Brooks and Piglet journey to Prague, Vienna and Warsaw(where we go to Joanna and Mark's wedding!)
  • May 25, 2005: Piglet's third ultrasound/checkup - 11 weeks 4 days old

... coming up ...

  • July 13, 2005: Piglet's big gender-revealing ultrasound! 18 weeks 4 days old

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