six (crazy, fast, memorable) months

It's been six whole months since Lilyan was born (well, six months and three days). I still can not believe how much she has grown and how quickly time has passed. One year ago we were getting ready for our wedding, sending out our invitations, and vacationing at the Outer Banks. Six months ago, we were driving home from the hospital on a freezing cold day, scared and nervous about being by ourselves, but so incredibly happy to be home with Lily. We slept on the couch for the first few weeks with Lily between us in her travel bed. Everything was so new to us and this felt the most comfortable and safest for us. 

Fast forward to today and it's hard to believe that we were once in that state of mind. We've had to learn fast like all first time parents and even though we've had our scares and moments of doubt, parenting became second nature to us. Worries about Lily eating her bottle too fast or getting gassy were quickly replaced with Lily scooting (she's at that stage where she scoots backwards, but not quite crawling) and rolling over to chew on the power cords and t.v. stand. As soon as we become comfortable with one stage, she outgrows it and gives us a whole new set of worries. There's never even enough time to worry about all these worries! I guess we will just have to accept the fact that she will continually throw challenges our way as we try to keep up and adapt to them. 

Happy 6 Months Lilyan! 

6 month checkup
weight: 16 lbs 5 oz
height: 25.75 inches

P.S. - I just realized that Lily is wearing a hat in every picture that I loaded into this post. So maybe I am obsessed with baby hats! 

Don't worry, once she grows hair I won't have to put a hat on her all the time....but I will get to use hair clips!

friday nights

friends, cards, and beer


too cute.


busy bee

My lack of blog posts have not only been a result of pure laziness, but also because I've been way too busy with vacation, work, work, and work. So I am taking advantage of a canceled meeting and quickly typing away.

June 28th - July 4th:

We drove to Seneca, SC to visit my relatives at their house on Lake Keowee. This is how we spent the majority of the week:
Aunt & Uncle's House

Baby Pool

Playing in WaterfallsBoatingRelaxing on Islands
We returned home on July 4th where we watched the fireworks in Ashburn. Surprisingly, Lily enjoyed the fireworks and barely even flinched while they were going off.

And now I am back at work. The vacation flew by and it's only a matter of weeks before I'm back in Dallas. These next few days, weeks & months will be extremely busy at work with our upcoming realignment, but I'm up for the challenge. I'd much rather be busy at work than the other way around. One thing I have noticed is how hard it is to keep up with things at home when I'm busy at work. There are not enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished.

On my to-do list:
  1. Send out invitations to Lily's upcoming Baptism in August
  2. Plan reception afterward, order cupcakes
  3. Get car inspected
  4. Change my last name to my legal name on all things (so I'm a year behind...)
  5. Update Lily's baby books and send out recent pictures to family
  6. Organize nursery and clothes
  7. Help Tracy with wedding planning
  8. Help plan Sarah's bachelorette party, get bridesmaid dress
  9. Look for bigger place to live
  10. Plan a getaway for our 1 year anniversary (8.31.09)
I'm sure there's a bunch more I have to do, but 10 is enough for now! I'll try to blog more later, but for now it's back to work. Also, I'm frustrated with how Blogger sucks at formatting posts and pictures and don't have the patience in me today.