Thursday, February 28, 2008

Out with the Old & In with the New

Things I will miss about our apartment:
1. Having a maintenance guy to fix everything for free.
2. Small space to clean.
3. The awesome walking trails by the creek.

Things I will not miss:
1. Hearing the people go to the bathroom above us.
2. Having to walk Chester every time he needs to go potty. (Aaron will not miss this more :))
3. The big piece of dry-wall that is missing from the ceiling in our garage. (good thing my car wasn't parked in the garage when it fell)
4. The small space.
5. "Throwing" our money away to a temporary home.
6. The satellite going out after a 5 mph wind. (it is ghetto rigged on a "stand" in our flower bed)
7. The fire alarms going off for no good reason.
8. The boring light khaki walls that look white.
9. Having an office/bedroom.
10. Drunk teenagers fighting at 3 am outside our window.
11. The occasional late night Dallas Police Chopper (with spotlight) circling the woods behind our apartment. (Yes, the same woods we hike in!)
12. The delay of receiving a mailed package since our management is never at work.

Obviously, our new home will be better suited for us. I hope so at least. We will, hopefully, be closing a week from tomorrow! Probably won't be living there until mid-March after all of the improvements. We are excited (and nervous) about becoming homeowners soon!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Okay, so this really not an anniversary but a birthday! Noah is 15 months today!! Yay! My boy is getting so big! Best 15 months of my life..hands down! He is changing everyday it seems. He has started standing briefly without holding on for a couple of seconds at a time! He eats everything in sight and loves to eat what mommy and daddy are eating. Kind of makes you think twice about what you put in your mouth! "Chester" is his favotire word this week. It doesn't really sound a lot like "Chester" it is more like De-De, if that makes any sense. Here is a picture that is circa 4 months. My camera is broken so, no pics of him on his 15 month birthday!

Speaking of...we have had Chester for 3 years now! Aaron got him for me for Valentine's Day three years ago! It was definitely a Valentine's Day I will always remember! I came home from Backstage Salon where I worked, and there was candles leading up to our garage apartment. He told me that I needed to meet someone, and Chester came waddling out with a big red bow on him! I noticed I have not really blogged about Chester so I thought I would give him a shout out! Here is a picture of him on his first day with us.

Tomorrow, Aaron and I will celebrate 6 years together TOTAL. Best 6 years of my life hands down :)! 6 years ago tomorrow he picked me up from Gardner Hall, aka Prison, in the Mustang, and we were off to Spaghetti Warehouse and the Drive-in on what turned out to be our first date! 6 years later I love him more than ever...what a great husband he is to me!! The next picture is the day after we got married :) I don't have digital pictures of our first years together, so Ern, if you would like, could you get me a scanner for our anniversary!? :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekend Wrap-up

So, this weekend was a busy one! Friday night I got together with some girlfriends from high school since my good friend Crystal was in town from Germany! We had so much fun just catching up and reminiscing! Aaron kindly watched Noah so I could have some much needed girl-time since I live with 3 boys (that includes Chester)! Here is a picture that Kelley took from the evening!
Kelley, Sarah, me, Stephanie, Lisa, and Crystal
Saturday was filled with just hanging out at home. Noah slept in that morning until almost 9:45! That was a nice surprise! Kelley came over to see Noah, so it was fun visiting more with her. Then, Saturday night, my parents watched Noah so me and Aaron could go out to eat and to a movie with Ben and Allison. We saw Definitely, Maybe which I absolutely loved! Anyways, Sunday was church and small groups which is always encouraging and we did some more of just being lazy at home!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Noah on his first Valentine's Day

Noah on his second Valentine's Day. (He wasn't being very photogenic for me today...I took, like, 15 pictures and this was the best I could come up with!! I guess he has reached that age where he can't stay still for the camera!)
Happy Valenine's Day to Everyone. Sorry about my lack of blogging! We are busy these days and are about to be busier with packing! Yuck!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Noah Update

Not much going on with Noah. Here are a few things:

-He did say Rylie (Ry-E) for the first time. It was so adorable and I am not sure how he picked up on it so quick because he usually calls her "baby".
-He also loves to lift up shirts and say bubby, which is a shortened word for belly-button.
-He is no longer drinking his milk from a bottle. He is doing great with whole milk and sippy cups.
-He has walked more with his push toy but there is still no signs of walking in the immediate future. (This drives Aaron nuts!)
-He now says Hi like "Hi-E". It is pretty funny.
-He enjoys new foods such as: cheese, mac n cheese, hot dogs, peach-mango-applesauce, and brisket.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Birthday and Homebuying

My niece recently (yesterday) celebrated her 8th birthday! It is hard to believe she is already 8. I still remember being called out of physics class (junior yr of hs) because my sister was having my first niece. I feel way too old to be celebrating her 8th birthday! Happy Birthday Madison Leigh! I love you! (She reads my blog...isn't that cute!?)

She had a 50's themed birthday party on Saturday...a few pics if you will.

Here is one of my favorite pics of me and Madison!

The Ellis' are quite busy these days. We are in the process of buying our first home! We are really excited and anxious all at the same time! This week it will be inspected and if everything checks out okay we will close at the end of the month (hopefully). Here is a picture of our soon-to-be home in Forney, TX!

I am sure I will be posting lots of pictures of 'before and afters' and the progress of the house. Stay tuned!