HOW TO RAISE A GENTLEMAN IN A WORLD OF FEMINISM

We live in a world now where girl power and strength is encouraged and celebrated. Women and men are created equal, and one should not have more opportunities then the other. Personally I think this is good, but can be a little overbearing at times. Even though I want to raise my daughter to be a strong and independent individual, I also want to implement and encourage the moral and social code of a true gentlemen for my son.

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HALLOWEEN THROUGH THE YEARS: Sibling Costume Ideas

 

Halloween is right around the corner, so I figured it’s only fitting to share some of our Halloween costumes through the years. I love the fact that Christian & Gracie find joy in complimenting each other for Halloween. They seem to always agree (except for this year, I’ll get to that later) on costume ideas. It has became a Dortch tradition to dress up as a family!

side note: PLEASE try to disregard the poor quality of these images, I was not as good before.

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OUR LOVE STORY

 

No love story is the same, and ours is proof of that. Michael and I met through a mutual friend in late 2006. When I first saw him I was completely SMITTEN, and I knew right away he was the one. After patiently waiting, we had our first date in April of 2007 and have been together ever since. In April of 2008 we found out we were pregnant. This was a huge surprise considering I had cervical cancer when I was 16 and had undergone some surgeries which prevented me from ever becoming pregnant, or so the doctor said.

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