Hi, I'm Aria, formerly known on this blog as Miss Summerson. When my husband and I first agreed to start a blog we were most comfortable with using pseudonyms when telling about our lives on the world wide web. Since we started this blog in 2008, I joined a digital scrapbooking site called Design House Digital where I go by my real name. My blog is connected to that site so I started using my real name on this blog. Since then, I've left Design House Digital and now am on the creative team for Pixels & Company. I'm a working mom and wife to a doctoral candidate who has about three years of school left. I love spending time with my family, reading (mostly young adult fiction and classics), photography, writing, scrapbooking, cooking, exercising. I love scrapbooking because it combines photography AND writing to help document all those wonderful moments you never want to forget. My step-mom introduced me to scrapbooking many years ago but only in November 2010 did I delve into the magical world of digital scrapbooking and I.love.it.
The name of our blog is Edarthwaite which is a name we created for our virtual "home" on the internet. My husband and I are both Anglophiles and love the idea of having a name for our house so we "named" our internet home "Edarthwaite" (Ed-ar-thwaite). Funny thing is...in 2010 we purchased our first home and we still haven't come up with a good name for it yet!
On this blog, I refer to my husband as Mr. Rochester (as in the handsome, mysterious Edward Fairfax Rochester from Jane Eyre). My former pseudonym, Miss Summerson, was the main character in a book by Charles Dickens called Bleak House. Mr. Rochester and I have a two year old son, who I refer to on this blog as Trotwood (from David Copperfield, one of the best books ever written). We also have two daughters who both died in infancy and who we love and talk of often. Our first daughter was born in 2008 and I refer to her as Ada Claire on this blog. (Ada is a character from Charles Dickens' Bleak House.) Our second daughter was born in January 2012 and we refer to her as Betsey on this blog. Both of our daughters were born at 37.5 weeks and died shortly after birth. Their deaths have been a mystery to us and our doctors, especially since we had a healthy son in between their two births. After completing genetic testing on both me and my husband, we have still yet to find any answers as to what happened with our daughters.
Mr. Rochester and I are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and we are so grateful for the gospel in our lives and the knowledge that families can be together forever. Despite our trials, our little family has been so blessed and we look forward to the day that we can be reunited once again with our two beautiful little girls. We are all one big happy family and Edarthwaite is a record of our goings-on.