My son turned 1 year old today!!! God there is no greater feeling than being a parent. He was born at 9:44pm on May 27th. 5 pounds, 7 ounces, 18 inches. Today he's 23 pounds, 4 ounces, 28 inches.
We drove all the way out from Dallas to stay with an old high school friend who lives in San Diego just so we could take him to the San Diego Zoo and the beach. Memories like these are worth it. :)
A little tip (I would likely make a terrible parent so take it with a grain of salt) you should introduce your child to a second language early on (like 1st grade-ish) similar to what is done in German schools (and most Germans speak English as a result)
Do it In such a way that the child dosen't mix English and whatever else.