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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm Back (seriously)!

Hi everyone! Well it has been a LONG time since I have last blogged but life has really gotten busy! Ellie is almost four months old, I cannot believe it! She is a healthy, happy baby and is smiling more and more each day and I am falling more and more in love with her with each wake up!

We have been quite busy these last couple of months. We spent Easter in Myrtle Beach with my parents, Aunt Fran, Aunt Anna, and cousin Richie. We had a great time! Ellie did awesome in the car (9 hours)! She is such an easy baby it really scares me to have another one!!

First Easter!

Look what the Easter bunny brought!

We went to NY in early May for my nephew Brady's blessing. He is such a handsome boy and his smile lights up the room! I was asked to be his godmother and am truly honored! Ellie got to meet her cousins for the first time and her Aunt Amy, Uncle G and Uncle Stevie. The traveling was tough on her. We got in late Friday night and she was so overtired and cranky and that carried on all day Saturday! She was back to her normal self by Sunday and we learned to not fly with her late at night!

What a ham!

Brady, Ellie and Grace (and Brett too)!

We went back to the beach for Memorial Day weekend with some friends and had a blast! It was so fun to watch my awesome friends be awesome mommas to their kids. I got so many ideas from them and tips and when I started to freak out about my milk supply, they were there to give me a pep talk! I am so lucky to have friends who have been there, done that! We really had a great time and look forward to many more beach trips with the Gower and Bills families! 

The boys and their kiddos

Going to the beach with kids requires work!

Ellie's set up!

Ellie taking a dip!

Ellie has started to get into more of a routine which is really nice and why I hope to continue blogging regularly. She is sleeping in her crib which is great! We have a video monitor which is so nice (I recommend it!). We start her night time routine around 7:30-8ish. We give her a bath, then a bottle, then help her fall asleep. She will usually stir a few times when she drops her paci but for the most part is out for a long time. She has been waking up around 5 am (give or take a few minutes), I feed her and then she sleeps for another 2-3 hours. I feed her again when she wakes then we play for an hour and she naps again, then I feed her, we play, she naps. This goes on until bedtime. She is a great baby! We have lots of fun together. We talk, sing, dance (well I dance and she laughs at me)! She started rolling over and is growing like a weed! I tried to give her rice cereal the other day but she wasn't crazy about it! I will post pictures soon, it was pretty entertaining! We take her to the doctor on Monday for her four month check up (seriously, where has the time gone!?!) and I will update her stats. She is such a beautiful girl and I am so lucky to have her in my life!

I love that face!

I am taking two online classes this summer and they are far from easy! I am taking Information Systems and Management. The Information Systems class is all about computers and data and all the stuff I don't know. The content is tough but the work is pretty easy. The opposite goes for my Management class. The content is easy but way too much busy work!! I know it will all be worth it when I get to finally graduate college (probably with Ellie at this rate)!

We are closing on an amazing piece of land this week! Our offer was accepted for a 3.18 acre lot in Arrington/Nolensville, TN! We are so excited! It is the perfect place to build a home to raise our family in! We hope to start building the first of the year! I will dedicate a post to this after we close (don't want to jinx anything) with pictures and house plans included! Let the fun begin!

Well, Ellie is starting to wake up for her nap so I need to run. Hopefully I will be able to blog more and keep yall updated on my crazy but amazing life!