Welcome Lucia Grace Watne


Over the coming weeks, we want to introduce our blogging friends to all of us at Spark. We thought we would start with our newest team member, since she is also the most exciting addition as of late.

For those of you who know us well, this won't come as a surprise. In mid-April, Spark founders Valerie Carlson and Jim Watne (I kept my last name when we married in 2003), added to their family with the birth of Lucia Grace Watne. We've been meaning to print the already-designed announcements, but for now we thought we should share a picture seeing as how she is already three months old.

Lucia comes to work with us every day, does press checks, answers phones and enjoys cooing at our visitors. Although it makes things a bit challenging for us at times trying to balance the demands of a growing business and caring for an infant, we wouldn't change it for the world. Lucia will only be here until the end of October when she transitions to daycare a few blocks away, so we have to make the most of the time we have with her now.