Welcome to The Daddy Diaries! My name is Stoney, and I am your humble host. I am the 35 year old husband to April, and Dad to three daughters. Abby is 14, Emma is 10 and little Gracee is 1.5. I live in a world filled with estrogen, emotions, screaming, crying, laughing, giggling, and lots and lots of love.
Let me back up a tad, and lay down some irony for you. I was once VERY opposed to ever having children of my own. I swore up and down, to friends and family and anyone else who dared to ask, that I would never have children. Ever. I was confident that this was what I wanted for my life. However, I didn’t anticipate meeting this really hot chick that I had actually known since I was 10 years old, and then really liking her, and then falling in love with her. And I REALLY didn’t anticipate her having two daughters.
So, it was kind of a package deal. And then, I didn’t anticipate liking her girls so much, and then falling in love with them. And then, I didn’t anticipate that we would get married, and then we would decide to have another baby. And then I didn’t anticipate that this baby would be ANOTHER girl. And then I didn’t anticipate that this little girl would be the most beautiful thing that I have ever laid eyes on.
I never, ever anticipated that I would someday be THIS guy. This husband and dad to these four amazing girls. I never anticipated that someday, I could be rendered speechless by the sweet kisses from a baby, or to be told “I love you”, for the very first time from your “step” daughter (although we don’t use that word, they are definitely my daughters). I also never anticipated how hard it can be to raise kids, or how absolutely hilarious it can be, or how much fun it is.
And I never anticipated how much I would enjoy getting to share ALL of this, with thousands of readers, everyday. I hope you enjoy reading about our crazy journey!