Thursday, November 12, 2009

In the Pot

Ella loves opening the cupboards these days and while I was cooking dinner this is how she was playing! No worries, Ella wasn't on the menu!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Go Ella Go Ella Go Ella

So anytime Ella hears music, it doesn't matter if we are singing or if its coming from the tv, she always dances!! Its hilarious. So here's Tyler singing and Ella dancing to it! Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!

He's getting all of my e-os'.....

Lately I've been putting cheerios (or as we call them e-os') on this table for Ella. She loves to just pull herself up and start munching on them. She can eat so many of them! Its cute to watch her because she now loves to feed herself. Anytime she has e-os' Teddy just can't stand to be anywhere but with her. He knows that she's gonna be dropping more than a few and he will be there to eat them! But Teddy took it to a whole new level today. I think you can tell by the pictures.......

They are buddies!

Her big blue eyes...Gorgeous!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

This morning we went over to the Simplot fields to watch our friends' daughter Kendall play soccer. It was such a beautiful morning and fun to watch both of the games she played. The Simplot field is huge and there were games going on all over the place! We don't even live 5 minutes away but Ella was out like a light before we got home! This is how we found her!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Ella is still in her mommy stage but lately when Tyler gets home she will fall asleep with him and its the cutest thing ever! I love my family so much and I find myself so lucky to be the wife and mommy! They are precious to me and I can't express enough how much love I have for these two!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Oh me oh my!

I almost can't keep up with Ella these days! It seems that she's doing something new everyday! I found her like this yesterday morning in her crib just talking and singing away and when I came in she was the happiest little girl in the world. I love being greeted that way! She has also cut her third tooth and we can see the fourth one about to come in too! Oh and the past few days I've been giving her a mohawk and I think its the cutest thing ever!!!

These last two photos crack me up! She just decided to go over and pull out all of the movies!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nobody puts Baby in a corner...

Today I was watching Dirty Dancing because its one of my all time favorite movies AND because on tv they added some scenes in the movie that aren't in there normally! Sweet! I suppose Ella loves it too and just couldn't get close enough to watch it!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Talk talk talkin'

Ella's been talking and being very vocal for a couple of months now and its so cute! About a month ago she said Dada but we weren't really sure if she was meaning to say it, like she knew Tyler was dada or if she was just speaking jiberish (spelling on that word). But yesterday she was saying mamamamamamamama and Tyler and I just looked at each other! So again we weren't sure if she knew what she was saying but later I walked out of the room and she is still in her I want mommy only phase where if I'm not holding her and she wants me to then she cries and crawls to get to wherever I am, SO she was crawling to me saying mamamammamama and then later she said MOM! I couldn't believe it! She's been saying it all day and I love hearing it!!! Since I haven't blogged in awhile but Ella crawls everywhere and stands up on anything and everything she can get her little hands on! She is growing up so fast these days but is the happiest and healthiest little bean!

Friday, September 4, 2009


My sister in law and I have finally put our blog together so check it out!!!!! We hope to see you there with comments and what you think!!!! Also if you follow us and also make comments, we'll be giving away free stuff periodically! See ya over there!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cheerios anyone?

Yesterday I laid out a bunch of cheerios on the floor for Ella and she went crazy! She loves cheerios and sometimes I can't feed them fast enough to her! The thing is, is that when I let her feed herself, usually they don't go into her mouth and get all over her hands and mouth and then she gets mad because she's not being fed but yesterday she was doing a lot better! Next thing I knew she had one stuck to her head! She was so funny and it kept her entertained for a long time and Teddy was just freaking out wanting to eat all the cheerios that were around him. You can definately count on Pugs when there is food around!

Monday, August 24, 2009


So everyone knows that I sell Scentsy so I wanted to let you know that August is the last month to get all of your orders in for Scents and Warmers that aren't coming back for the Fall/Winter seasons! Also almost everything is 10% off during this month to get ready for all of the new scents and warmers! Hip hip hooray! So here's a list of what's going to be discontinued. If you want to place an order please check out my website and you can order off of there or you can give me a call and I can place it for you! I've been trying to get creative for my website too so please give me some feedback!!!! Positive or negative... all is welcome!

or you can give me a call at 208-891-8227


Blueberry Cheesecake (BBC)
Cashmere (CAS)
Eucalyptus (EUC)
Exotic Vanilla (EXV)
Falling Leaves (FAL)
Fresh Cut Cantaloupe (FCC)
Grapefruit Blossom (GFB)
Grapefruit Pomegranate (GFP)
Havana Cabana (HVC)
Hearth & Home (SOTM) (HNH)
Herb Garden (HBG)
Irish Cream (IRC)
Juicy Peach (JCP)
Leather (LEA) (Bars and Bricks)
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Lots of Lavender (LOL)
Luxe Vanilla (LUX)
Meadow Pear (MDP)
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Mysterious (MYS)
Nutmeg & Orange Zest (NOZ)
Pomegranate Orange (PGO)
Red Delicious (RED)
Sandalwood & Cranberries (SWC)
Sangria (SNG)
Sheer Saffron (SOTM) (SHE)
Silk (SLK)
Spiced Orange Harvest (SOH)
Spruceberry (SPR)
Strawberry Sweetie (SBS)
Sweet Indulgence (SWI)
Sugar (SGR)
Sweet Tea Magnolia (SWT)
Tarocco Mint (SOTM) (TRM)
Tea Blossom (TEA)
Toasted Apple Butter (TAB)
Tuscan Garden (TUS)
Verbena Berry (VBY)
Wasabi Ginger (WSG)
Watermelon Patch (WMP)


Bombay (DSW-BBAY)
Brownstone (DSW-BSTN)
Classic Chocolate (DSW-SCHO)
Dandy – Black (PSW-DBLK)
Dandy – Brown (PSW-DBRN)
Dandy – White (PSW-DWTE)
Dragonfly (DSW-DFLY)
Jakarta (DSW-JAKA)
Luminous (DSW-LUMI)
Patina (DSW-PATI)
Pressed Penny (DSW-PPEN)
Punched Tin (DSW-PTIN)
Raised Dot Black (DSW-DOTB)
Raised Dot Mocha (DSW-DOTM)
Raised Dot Turquoise (DSW-DOTT)
Retro Chic (DSW-RETR)
Shabby Chic (DSW-SHCH)
Weave – Black (PSW-WBLK)
Weave – Brown (PSW-WBRN)
Weave – White (PSW-WWTE)


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finally some video...

Okay so I wanted the video to go first on here but I did it backwards, go figure! Anyways, here's Ella and her mascaras (you'll read below) and then a couple other cute ones of her and one I love of her and Tyler!!

So Ella crawls so much now and its the cutest thing ever! I've been trying to get video of her and I have but sometimes she cries or other times she gets distracted by Teddy. She LOVES holding and playing with my mascara. A tube for each hand! (She can only hold it, no actual make up allowed until she's older!!!!) So that's what she's crawling to here in the video.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Something new....

So pretty soon my SIL (sister in law) and I are going to start a blog together! I'll still be doing this one as well. We are going to be talking about everything....from crafts to men to babies to tips to just whatever! If you have any suggestions, let me know!!!!! Please!!!! Also we'll be giving stuff away for our followers and for people who join in and leave us comments! We also hope that it catches on so that we can have guest writers too! More details to come.......

Friday, August 14, 2009

Is there someone following me???

Yes!!! And her name just happens to be Ella :) Today she's been crawling a lot more. She was in the living room and I was making dinner in the kitchen and here comes Ella around the corner and into the kitchen. I LOVE WATCHING HER! Its the cutest thing ever. I know I need to get video and I'll put it on my list of things to do tomorrow so I can post it. I know EVERYONE is dying to see her crawl! Her daddy was sitting in the chair and she crawled over to him tonight too. Its so fun to watch! I do have to say that she is a strong little thing! I can stand her against something and she'll hold on all by herself. Now her other new thing is that she's trying to pull herself up onto things as well. If she has just woken up I'll go into get her and she has the bumper pads squished all the way down and is holding onto the crib. She looks like she's in jail and wants out! But the little Ella Bean is doing great and is pretty much back to her normal self, happy as can be! She was cranky after our trip because we threw her schedule off and then she would get mad because she couldn't crawl but we are back on track and now she can crawl so I suppose its onto a new adventure!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alycia...where have you been?

So I have missed Random Thought Tuesday and I haven't been blogging lately? What's the deal you ask? I have been LAZY!!! Yes it is true! Okay so here's what we've been up to. Over a week ago when my mom was down, we all met my dad in Cascade for camping! Yay! Ella's first camping trip, being able to relax by a fire, smores...mmmm...smores and just all around being able to spend some time with family. Dare to dream I suppose. And here's how it really went. Trailor park...trailors too close. Us in a tent right next to the poop shoot of the neighbors (smelled it once or twice and it was enough to kill) us not having a fire pit and not getting one the first night...downright LAME! Ella not sleeping and crying both nights. Saturday we had the train ride and it was interesting as well! It was so hot and Ella was so crabby (go figure...not getting any sleep) and on the way back to the little train station Tyler, Ella and I fell asleep. Finally some sleep just not at the right time. Then on our way back to the camp (it was about an hour drive) Ella was screaming in her car seat! My dad felt so bad but I made him keep driving, she just wanted out of her car seat and that was all there was to it. Second night....Ella crying and around 3 I asked Tyler to give her a blessing. The second after he gave her the blessing she was back to her normal self, the happiest baby ever! She was giggly and all smiles and we were finally able to get some sleep. I am so thankful for the power of the Priesthood and the many wonderful things it has done for our family. The last day we were there we figured out some of the problems, Ella, not trying to crawl, couldn't get any of her energy out during the day because we were always holding her! Put all the bad stuff aside and we actually did have a good time. It was nice to see my parents and to see what camping with Ella would be like. No more camping trips this summer have been planned.

Since then we haven't been getting much sleep either. Her schedule has been so off and she's been waking up quite frequently during the night. Monday I finally took her into the Dr because its been so bad. She cries all the time and has to be held constantly. Which means that I can't get anything else done and even when I was holding her, sometimes she would still be crabby. Ahh what an unpleasant time! So while we were waiting for the Dr I put Ella up on the padded table there have in the room and she started crawling across the table to get the coloring books and crayons on the other side! I was like..what the...!?!? Sweet! Ella crawls and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen! I got in trouble with the Dr while I was there...he asked me if I was still nursing her at night and I kinda put my head down and said yeahhhhh...I know that by this age she doesn't need to be nursed at night but at night I don't care about those things, I just want to get her back to bed so I can get back to bed too! Nursing would get her back to sleep or she would just cry! And the Dr said LET HER CRY ALYCIA!!! She doesn't need it and now she's getting on a pattern of waking up a few times at night and what we want is for her to sleep through the night! Okay okay, I hear ya loud and clear Doc. I also got the 'Told ya so' from Tyler. I just hate hearing her cry, breaks my heart and I'm just not good at it! She's been going to bed around 7 or 8 these past few nights when she cries I let her cry it out and go back to sleep. Its actually not too bad and she doesn't cry for that long. So hopefully we are getting back on schedule and maybe one of these nights I'll actually score 8 hours of sleep in a row? Maybe? Please? She's been a lot happier the past few days too and I know she loves the comfort of home. And she's a crib baby! She loves her crib and what she knows! I love watching her crawl all over the place, except for when she crawls over to our dvd player and starts touching all of the buttons. I love each phase that she goes through although I wish they wouldn't pass us by so fast. Tyler asked me the other day if I was loving being a mom and I do. Being a wife and a mother is the one thing I have always been so sure of in my life. I received a lot of critisism when I was 18 and getting married instead of going to college but 5 and a half years later I still stand by my decision!

Okay so since I didn't do my Random Thought Tuesday, here's a couple of thoughts....

Why is it that there are a million people who work at Walmart but when you need help you can't find any of them, and when you do find someone, they can't help you find what you need???

What good are mosqitos for other than to irritate people???

I think that Tyler should go on a game show or something! We were watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire last night and they had showed a clip of a guy who was on there who one $2 Million dollars and Tyler knew the answer!! He is so smart and knows so many random things about everything that I know he'd do great on a show like that!

Alright Ella is taking a nap and its time for me to take a bath and read. I've been loving reading the Harry Potter books!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Never gonna hear the end of it...

So I totally missed Random Thought Tuesday! Darn it! This week has just flown by! So my mom flew in last Tuesday night and we've been having fun ever since! We've been shopping, eating, going to the park. Just a bunch of different things. So we went shopping yesterday and we walked by Christopher and Banks and my moms says all excididly, "OH I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A CHRISTOPHER AND BANKS STORE!" and I say, "You liar! We've been in here tons of times!!" I thought she was joking when she said that because I absolutely hate that store! Old lady pants with animals on the pockets or buttons on the blouse or maybe a little of both on each that match and look absolutely rediculous! I drag my feet everytime I go in that stupid little store. So we went in and mom found a cute shirt and I thought it actually looked good and the pattern was good. Usually in this store I say, wow, really? That looks horrible. Don't get that. Why would anyone want to wear that? But we passes a rack that had stuff on sale for $9.99 and I actually, yes and this is for real, I actually found 2 (count it) skirts that I went and tried on. My mom about died and when she saw them on me she started laughing and said that finally I was going to wear something from Christopher and Banks...SHOOT! I also told my SIL Val and she started laughing as well. Now people, this does not mean that I will go into this store by myself and this does not mean I will be buying stuff in this store. I think that it was fluke and it will probably never happen again.

So on a lighter note, I had a Scentsy party tonight and had a great turn out at my house! It was so much fun and we had yummy treats that mom made and juice and even some veggies with dip that Laura made. It was a great evening and now I'm looking forward to the weekend! We are meeting my dad in Cascade and going camping!! It will be Ella's first time camping and I hope it will be fun and turn out good. We are also taking a train ride on Saturday and we are all really looking forward to that as well. Alright, well its 11:37pm and Ella is screaming! Doesn't she know that it is sleeping time? Suppose she wants to nurse and then go back to sleep. Have a great weekend!

CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost forgot the most important thing!!!! Ella crawled today!!! It was only a couple little ones but she kept doing it and is really catching on! Its so fun and so adorable to watch her! Go Ella!!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Random Thought Tuesday

So here it is Tuesday again, time is flying by! Today I was supposed to babysit for my friend Laura but her poor daughter was up all night coughing. They are going to the Dr's today so I hope that she feels better!!! So I've been up since 7:30 this morning and I've already cleaned a ton! I hate cleaning but you always have such a great feeling when its all done! So its been my goal to to really clean stuff every day!

We've been trying to teach Teddy how to use the doggy doors! He is such a stubborn dog! There's a doggy door to the garage and then another one in the back door leading out to the backyard. We think that maybe he doesn't like it because since he's a pug and has a flat face maybe it bugs him? Who knows but it would be really nice if he was to let himself out when he needs to go. Speaking of, its so hot out already and he's outside but he won't use the doors unless we help him. So maybe one day he'll get the hang of it.....???

So now I'm just relaxing about to make some lunch and watching Twilight. Yes, I know what you are thinking, but I like this movie (and yes I will admit there are some seriously cheesy parts) but I still like it! Ella is scooting around all over the place. She now gets up on her knees and rocks back and forth. Yes I've started Ella-proofing the house :) She loves trying to crawl but she gets so frustrated when it doesn't happen. She's a strong little thing though! Yesterday I was sitting behind her and stood her up and she was standing holding onto the couch. She stood there for about a minute! She did that the other day too! Of course I'm right there ready to catch her! Ella amazes me everyday!

Well I'm off to make some Mac and Cheese. I've been on a kick of making it for lunch for over a month now, I don't know why but oh well. Have a Happy Tuesday...tomorrow's already Hump Day! (Okay people we all know what hump means....right? Its the middle of the week of course!)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ella Bella

Ella has been scooting all over the place (as I said in the last post) and here's a few pictures of her in action! I love these pictures, she just loves to smile! Look closely and you'll be able to see a couple of teeth :) Now if only we can work on getting some more hair!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Crawling in the near future???

So yesterday I was on the phone with my mom and we were having a nice chat and I looked down at Ella and she was on her hands and knees! This is the first time I've seen her up on her knees and its exciting yet crazy to think that the next step for her is to crawl! She already scoots on her tummy and moves all over the place. I suppose its time to start baby proofing the house a little bit better!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Random Thought Tuesday

So I borrowed this idea from my sister in law Val who in return borrowed the idea from her sister! Its called random thought Tuesday and you just blog about whatever is on your mind. Today I went to Albertsons and got a few items. Now everytime I go there I always think a sign is going to fall on my head. A couple of weeks ago as I was walking in, the sign up above the door fell and hit me on the head, really hard, I didn't know what the heck it was. At first I was thinking that I somehow ran into the door even though I was walking right in the middle. Some people saw it and asked me if I was okay, I got all embarrased and walked around the store, couldn't remember what I was there for and walked out. Tyler was thinking I maybe got a concussion but I think I was okay, just a bunch of ibuprofen and the couch the rest of the night. But I got in and got out of the store A-Okay today!

I'm drinking Cherry Coke, its my favorite! I wish sometimes that I liked water more than I liked pop but that'll probably never change. I'm making salmon for dinner tonight and can't wait to eat! I also have to make cupcakes because tomorrow I have Faith in God in the morning and its my turn to bring treats. For the summer they had switched the time from 4:30 in the afternoon to 9:00am! We only did that time once and everyone hated it so now its at 11:00am which I can handle!

People think I'm funny when I tell them I am making scarfs to sell on Etsy. I guess it is a little funny that I'm making scarfs when its so hot out! I actually am looking forward to Fall. I love summer but I get overheated too fast when its so hot out, especially down here in Boise! I've always been that way, I can handle the cold a lot better then I can handle the hot weather! I love Fall because its still so nice out and cool at night and walks in the evening are wonderful and the new tv shows come on. Okay okay, I suppose I shouldn't wish time away!

Well I don't really have anything else, Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

6 months appointment

Today Ella had her 6 months appointment and everything went great! She weighs 16 pounds 2 ounces and is 24 inches long. She was so happy the whole appointment. She was flapping her arms all around (she flaps them up and down and she looks like a little penguin, its so cute) and played with her toy and made all sorts of noises. Then she got 2 shots and of course she cried but got over it pretty fast and was all happy again! Here are some pictures that I just took of her. She loves sitting up and looking around and playing will all of her toys. The next picture is of the bandaids that cover the shots that she got and the last one is of her in excersaucer. She loves playing in that thing! But Ella is healthy and the Dr doesn't have any concerns and he also said that her head is going to turn out perfectly fine and that there's nothing to worry about! We love our little Bean!!!
You can see her bandaids! Our poor baby got 2 shots today!

Friday, July 10, 2009


I love this picture!!!

Kisses from the daddy!

She loves any blanket over her face!

I love this picture too. I had walked out of the room for a moment and usually she is talking and singing so loudly but she was silent. When I walked back in this is how I found her. Eyes glued to the tv! I don't mind her watching some tv now and again!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

6 Months, where is the time going!?!

On Monday July 6th, Ella turned 6 months old! We can't believe how fast the time has passed us by! Ella Karen Seely was born January 6th at 3:51 in the afternoon. She weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Now she weighs 16 pounds 3 ounces and we have so much fun with her! She sits up, scoots around on her tummy, laughs, smiles, tries to grab and reach for everything! There's so much more but I'd be writing forever about all of her accomplishments. Here are a few pictures of our precious baby girl! We love her so much and she fills our life with so much joy.

First cries

Blessing day: March 1st

Messy face!

Auntie Val took some amazing pics of her! Thanks sis!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

So this last Saturday Tyler and I kept it pretty low key for the day! One year ago we were on the beach in Coeur d'Alene with my family and I was 13 weeks pregnant with just a little bump! Fast forward a year and we have our daughter Ella and she's 6 months old! This year we enjoyed a beautiful day and then barbaqued in the evening. Since Ella's bedtime is between 8 and 9 we opted to stay in and light some sparklers. I LOVE sparklers! Its a funny story because when I went to the stand I thought I was only buying 5 sparklers and ended up with 5 boxes of sparklers, I think there was 6 in each. Around 8 we put Ella to bed and then just hung out until it got dark. Then we broke out the sparklers and had so much fun with them! The pictures aren't the best of quality but they turned out pretty cool! We are so blessed as a country to have the freedom that we do!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Second tooth already!?!

This morning at 3 am Ella was super fussy again! Enough with the early morning already!!! I gave her some Tylenol and rocked with her, poor thing! So I took her to the Dr's this morning and had her checked out. Her pediatrician wasn't in and so we saw another Dr from the same practice and he was great! So great in fact that we switched over to him! He said that she doesn't have an ear infection and that he was impressed by the fact that she is 6 months and has never had one! Ella is just fussy because she cut another tooth! My goodness everything is going to fast! I'm so glad she doesn't have an ear infection and that we know why she is so cranky! Oh and she now weighs 16 pounds 3 ounces!!! Her 6 month check up will be on the 13th. Guess that means more shots for the little Ella bean.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Latest Stuff

Yesterday I decided to have Ella play the drums with me. I want to get her started early and maybe (if she wishes) she will play the drums too! Tyler held her at first and she just watched me. I didn't play too loud and I don't think she jumped at all! I will admit though, it was hard with her on my lap because she just wanted to grab the drum sticks and put them in her mouth!

Tyler looks like he's asleep but he's not!

As long as she is getting most of the food I don't think she cares where some of the other winds up! She loves being spoon fed!

I know I already blogged about how she cut her first tooth but ever since then she has been a pretty crabby girl! Sometimes we can lay her down and she'll go right to sleep, other times we aren't so lucky. This morning she woke up to feed around 5 and afterwards would not go back to sleep! I can't tell you how many times we had to get up to put her binky in but finally I could tell that I needed to give her some Tylenol. After that I rocked her and she finally went back to sleep. She woke up like that the night before too. I called the Dr. today and she said that if she has trouble sleeping again tonight then we need to have her checked out because she may have an ear infection or something else. We have been keeping an eye on her because she has tugged at her ear a couple of times. So who knows if its that or if she's cutting another tooth. Only time will tell! I am excited though for her tooth to get bigger!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ella cut her first tooth!!!

This morning I had my visiting teacher Tay over. She was holding Ella when she says, 'Oh she's cut her first tooth!' It was so exciting because we didn't know! She's been drooling a long time and off and on cranky for a while now. I wish I could take a picture but you wouldn't be able to see it. She's almost 6 months now and we have her 6 month appointment coming up in a couple of weeks so it'll be nice to see how much she weighs and how she's developing!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Getting so big!!!

Getting ready for Ella's first spoon feeding!

Water, rice cereal and a little bit of pears all mixed together. She wasn't sure at first!!!

Great job sitting up!!!!

She loves leaning forward and if there's something in front of her she'll go for it. Just when you think she's going to fall forward she sits back up, toy and all in her hand!
Ella is now 5 and a half months and I can't believe how big she is getting! The things that she does just amazes me and brings a smile to my face whenever I see her. She is the sweetest and most precious thing to Tyler and I. Here is an update of Ella.
1. After just once of spoon feeding she got the hang of it and loves it! She even leans into it when the spoon is coming!
2. She is rolling over like crazy!
3. She can sit up by herself!
4. She reaches for everything and once she gets it, it goes directly into her mouth!
5. She is the biggest talker! I think she really thinks she is carrying on a conversation with you!
6. She is a mommy's girl. She may let you hold her but mommy has to be in her eye sight!
We are so blessed to have her and all of the joy she brings to our lives! We love you Ella Karen!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our First Girls Trip!

So this last Thursday Ella and I drove up to Pinehurst and stayed until Monday! We had so much fun while we were up and it was fun hanging out with all of the family! We went to the Car d'Lane on Friday night and saw some awesome cars! Ella even took a nap in her stroller during part of the cruise! I don't know how she slept but its nice that she can sleep through so much noise! There was so much exhaust but that didn't annoy me as much as all the people smoking! It made me so mad when people would smoke right next to us when they could clearly see us holding Ella! Also we had a Scentsy party and it was a lot of fun too! We went to church on Sunday and it was cool because Tyler's dad was a speaker! Ella was also very popular and everyone loved her! (of course) :) Dad's birthday was on Saturday, the big 59!!!! I mean....39!?!?? So we celebrated with a bbq Sunday afternoon. Under the carport in my parents' back yard there was a birds nest with the cutest baby birds!!! We took some pictures but tried not to get too close. Val took some pictures of Ella and they turned out adorable if I do say so myself! For dad's gift we gave him the picture below of Mom, Ella and I. Val took some of the best pictures ever and I am so glad we have them! Monday we drove home. We were sad to leave the family but super excited to get back home to Tyler! We missed him so much!!!! Here's some pictures from the trip!