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Joshua at One

One year ago, Joshua Matthew Rockwell came into this world and changed my life forever. There have been ups and downs, but I can’t overstate how happy my wife and I are to have him around. He’s learned to walk, eat solid food, say “mama” and “dada”, climb steps, and more. It’s fascinating to watch a child learn and develop — I can’t wait to see what comes next.

We had a small get-together with family to celebrate in our backyard. He loved the cupcake, ran around the yard with his cousins, and fell asleep in his high chair eating dinner. It was a good day.

Joshua Matthew Rockwell

After about 19 hours of labor, my wonderful wife Becky gave birth to our first child.

Newborn Joshua

His name is Joshua Matthew Rockwell and he’s the coolest little dude I’ve ever met.

He weighed 7 pounds 5.8 ounces.

Joshua on Day Two

The family is home now. Becky and Joshua are both doing well and we couldn’t be happier to have this little one in our lives.


Becky and I will be bringing a baby boy into this world in a handful of months. We’ve wanted children for many years and the time is finally right. We’re excited, terrified, and overjoyed all wrapped into a single emotion. It’s an incredible feeling and we couldn’t be happier.

Mike Loves Becky ➝

As many of you already know (if you follow me on Twitter), my girlfriend and I got engaged this past fall. After ten wonderful years together we decided that we were at a perfect point in our lives to get married.

We haven’t set a date yet, but our current plan is to have the wedding in spring or summer of 2016. There’s a lot of planning left to do, but I couldn’t be happier to be spending the rest of my life with the best person I’ve ever met.

So it being Valentines Day, I decided to share the website I’ve been working on for our wedding. There’s not much there at this point — just a photo gallery and a short, two paragraph story of the proposal — but I’ll be adding more to it as we finalize our plans and have more information to share.

This was my first experience building something in Squarespace and I’m thoroughly impressed. The interface was a little confusing at first, but once I started digging around I got the hang of it and had something that looked great very quickly.

Once I spend some more time with Squarespace’s features, I might write a more in depth feature about my experience building with it. But, that will have to be the subject of a future article.