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Happy Pride 2021!

It’s a strange way to start a Pride post when Pride starting as protest. However here we are some 50 years later there are reasons to be happy. Here we are legally married with a beautiful daughter that we are both parents to. With a second on the way conceived, like Annabelle, through the wonder of science.

Every June brings new Pride events and new ways to bring awareness and visibility to the LGBTQ+ community. June also ends up being one of our busiest months. We choose to spend the month sharing LGBTQ+ owned businesses, charities and accounts. We know just how important visibility is.

This year we have also been given opportunities to talk about our family and share our journey so far.

The devastating news of Naya Rivera’s death has hit us hard. For anyone, like us, who loved Glee Santana was a such a huge part of the show. Together with Heather Morris, Naya was a visible lesbian character in a huge TV show that we could relate to. From the outpouring of posts I know the sadness we feel at the awful news is something felt by so many.

Seeing one particularly heartfelt post by a fellow lesbian reminded me that way back when we had written a post on Britanna (the characters in Glee). Re-reading the post was like re-reading a diary entry. A diary that was full of the future we hoped for, the future we are in now. You can see how accurate our predictions were in the post below. The original post was written in November 2011.

Happy Pride!

As an LGBT family we are very grateful for the online community that we have joined and created. When we first launched our blog in 2011 we were aware of a few lesbian couples. That was it. We started with an aim to share our life, our experiences and our challenges. Initially for our family but over the years our community has expanded.

For anyone who has joined us for the whole journey you will know that things haven’t always been easy, but looking back it’s been an amazing journey. We have had experiences we’ve learnt from, some that we have grown from and others that we have been lucky enough to have. The one constant has been the fact that we have been fortunate enough to have our experiences at a time when the LGBT community has had more rights that we have ever been before.

After sharing our engagement photos here we thought it’d be the perfect time to share something very special with you.

We were lucky enough to have our engagements filmed. Sarah’s proposal was filmed by our good friend Alison, and  Laura’s by her wonderful Mum & Dad!

For years we have been watching it and re-watching it, and sharing it, and loving it, crying with happiness- even now. It captured such amazing moments.

Originally we started this blog to share and record our lives, so it makes perfect sense to have the video here.

Earlier this week we were reminded that we had never shared our Engagement photos. Or should that be enGAYment photos. We have shared a few on Instagram over the years but thought it was about time to share them in all there glory here.

In December 2012 we each planned our own marriage proposals. We were spending Christmas in Boise, Idaho – Laura’s home town,. Thankfully we both said yes. You can read all the details of our wedding planning by selecting ‘wedding’ above.   It meant when it came to engagement photos we wanted to take them in Boise. We were fortunate enough to head back to Boise in September 2013 to meet our wedding photographers. We took the opportunity to take our engagement photos.

What does it mean to be American?

I found out this week that Annabelle isn’t eligible to carry on my American citizenship – simply because she is not biologically mine & I didn’t carry her. This is despite the fact that Sarah & I were legally married when we conceived her, & that we are both on her birth certificate.

I supported her and my wife throughout her pregnancy, I imagined what my daughter would be like, when she was born I cut her umbilical cord, changed her first diaper, & was in awe of how we created something that beautiful. I’ve been up in the night with her countless times, taught her new things, by now I’ve probably cooked her as many meals as Sarah breastfed her. In no way is she less my daughter because she isn’t of my blood – but yet, that’s what the American government believes.

Howdy, hello and g’day! How are we? Can you believe November is almost over, how did that happen?!

Anyways I stole the title of this post from an article I read in the Metro a while back but I thought I would write my own version as theirs was disappointing to say the least.

It is an almost undisputed fact (not alternative fact or fake news) that Lesbian Loving is the best, if you haven’t tried it I can’t recommend it highly enough but then I did get lucky!