The Rubles were “founded” in Marietta, Georgia where Mom, Mariska, and Dad, Adrian first met in high school back in 2005. Mariska had just moved to the United States from England, though she is originally from Belgium and Adrian had always called East Atlanta his home. Since joining the military right out of high school, Adrian was selected for a unique program called STA21 in which he later commissioned in Jacksonville, Florida as an officer. While Adrian completed these military programs, Mariska graduated with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Fast forward a few years, degrees accomplished, they finally tied the knot in Charleston, South Carolina in 2014 the same year Charlie was born. Due to the active military lifestyle Adrian was deployed the first year of Charlie’s life, leaving when he was just 3 months old and coming back when he was 13 months. Later the Rubles reunited in Whidbey Island, Washington - one of the most beautiful places on earth. After three years in the Pacific Northwest, and announcing our move, we also announced that Charlie was going to be a big brother. We welcomed Cecilia to the family this past July in Virginia. Mariska now works for Navy Federal Credit Union and Adrian is stationed at Newport News. Charlie absolutely loves Primrose and his classmates of Pre-K 2 and looks forward to starting Kindergarten in the fall. We are grateful to be part of this family and hope to spend many more years here.