Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Busy Little Bees!!

Hello everyone!! I'm so sorry that it has been an eternity since I updated our blog. Alot has gone on in the Marks household since my last post. I'll briefly let ya'll in on all the happenings.

In February, our sweet husband and da-da turned 30!!

In March, we found out that we will be staying in Jackson for Tyler to do his 5 year orthopedic residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Words cannot describe the excitement, relief, and anticipation that we have. He will start his residency on July 1st. Ya'll please keep all of us in your prayers. It is going to be an adjustment for all of us. We also celebrated our 3rd year anniversary on March 19th. We went to the Alluvian for the weekend. It was so nice to get away.

In April, we went to the beach with our sweet friends Reed, Caroline, Dendy, and Millie Hogan. We had a blast!! It was a wonderful week!! Ella really doesn't like the beach, sun, or water that much!! We found out that she was allergic to pretty much all sunscreen that week. We spent most of the week in her cover-up. The Hogan Family has moved to Dallas, where Reed is doing an internal medicine residency at Baylor University. They are truly wonderful friends to us and we will miss them dearly.

Also in April, little Eloise Brickell was baptized at Highlands Presbyterian Church. It was a wonderful day. We had everyone over to our house for lunch. It meant so much to us to have all of our loved ones there for this special day in all of our lives.

In May, we celebrated Tyler's Long Coat Ceremony and his graduation. We are so proud of you Daddy for all of your hard work!!

Most recently, we went to the beach with my parents. It was so much fun. We finally found a sunscreen that she wasn't allergic to, but guess what?? She still really didn't like the beach. Something about getting hot, sweaty, and dirty is not appealing to her. I guess she is just all girl like her mommy!! Thank you Granann and Papa for taking us on such a wonderful vacation. It was so special to spend that time with you. Ella especially liked spending time with her Papa, considering he was the only person she would go to all week.

Let me give you a little update on Ella!! She now has 4 teeth, almost 6!! She is crawling and pulling up on everything. She is saying ma-ma and da-da. I don't think she is doing it intentionally, but we like to think she is. She just started waving bye-bye and eating little cereal puffs. We have had some major breakthroughs since my last post. We visited the doctor today and she weighs a little over 20 lbs. and her head circumference is still in the greater than 97th percentile. I think that is just the funniest thing.

I guess that is enough information to process in one post. I promise to do better in the future!!