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This blog used to be called "Arwen/Elizabeth". I started it in October 2004 as a way to work through my feelings about the struggles my husband and I were having trying to conceive our first child.

In February of 2006, we were surprised and delighted to find that I was pregnant. Our daughter Camilla Claire was born October 14, 2006.

In June of 2008, a second line on a pregnancy test shocked me once again. Our son Blaise Alexander was born January 19, 2009.

In October 2010, I discovered I was pregnant again. In November, we got the surprise of our lives when we saw two little embryos on the first ultrasound. One (slightly harrowing) pregnancy later, identical twins Linus Michael and Ambrose John were born on May 12, 2011, at 34w3d gestation. They spent two weeks in the NICU before we brought them home.

This is no longer a blog of trying to conceive. It is the blog of our family, of the enormous blessings God has bestowed on us. It needed a new name.

When it was just Bryan, Camilla, and me, my mother-in-law dubbed us the "ABC Family". As God has blessed us with more kids, "ABC" has become "Arwen, Bryan, and Children."

It could also stand for "Always Being Catholic" which we are. If I want to go the sanctimonious route, I could make it into a motto: "Always Be Charitable."

Or "Absolutely Beyond Crazy". That one's true for sure.