Monday, August 31, 2009

my new love

Well the sweetest little baby girl is finally here....Elizabeth Markham Trammell arrived last tuesday August 25th and I'm pretty sure she could not be more loved by everyone! I love my job more than I already did before, if that is even possible at all. In the last week I have really thought about how extremely lucky and blessed I am to have this job, really the only thing that would be better is to have my own little babies, but I will definitely settle for these adorable little girls for now, which will make Jake happy for sure haha! Its really weird how God knew just EXACTLY He was doing when he created babies in His own image because there is just something about a newborn baby that I (along with so so many others) just CANNOT really just melts my heart in two! And yes whoever is reading this I have loved babies like this since I was 6 years old and my cousin Alexandrah was born, I will never forget drawing and coloring all kinds of pictures for her while my aunt was still pregnant with her. She will always hold such a special place in my heart, I think I was probably the only 6 year old that honestly wanted to be responsible for a little baby, she was definitely my very first babysitting experiment!

But since then there have been oh so many more little babies I have had to the opportunity to babysit and love on and have never gotten tired of it. I have been keeping the Trammell girls for two years now and can really admit there has not been one day where I have dreaded going to work, NOT ONE, I never get tired of them, even when Claire's screams get too loud, or when Maggie is moody or whiney, I really just don't think there is a way for me to get tired of them! When Elizabeth was born I kept them for about 2-3 days straight, spent the night with them and everything and had so much fun with them, I think I loved it just as much as they did!
Well I really just cannot tell you how excited for this year I am now, I mean planning and wedding/getting married, and getting to keep the most precious little baby everyday I really just don't think life could get much better than this! Alright I know it can and will get better but for now I am so so happy and content that it might just kill me. I only wish that everyone could be this happy and satisfied with their life always. I really just thank God so much for blessing me like this because I don't deserve it, but Thank you so much anyways.
But for now that is all, I promise to try for all my posts not to be all about Elizabeth, just remember some will so don't be alarmed haha. Next post recent honeymoon plans and recent wedding stuff.
Love to all,
Jillie :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

life lately

There is nothing lately too terribly exciting to tell, no recent pictures or anything. We did have a really great weekend, we had my aunt monica, cousins hannah & rachel in town. Rachel was here moving into her new house for her junior year at ACU and we were all helping her get moved in and decorate her room, it all turned out ADORABLE! But it was so good to have some family in town for a few days, we had a great time talking about all our wedding plans, all the girls even tried on their bridesmaids dresses and loved it, despite some negative self image problems to say the least. But like I said the wedding is not until March 20 so everyone has plenty of time to look the way they want to, haha including me, which is a really good I have 7 months till the BIG day because I have ALOT of work to do till then!

Also this weekend my best friend, Lindy, who is also our florist for the wedding came to town this weekend and was able to come talk to us about our flowers, arrangements, reception table centerpieces, boutinners, and everything else. We are so happy she is getting to do our flowers for the big day, we have no doubt at all that she will do a FABULOUS job, and it will be great business for her career as a florist. It's just all so exciting when we get together because she is getting married in January 3rd and we are in March, we are just getting so pumped about moving & decorating our new places, all our showers, parties, and everything involved in wedding process! I just cannot explain how much I LOVE doing this, I have never had so much fun doing anything haha :)

But on another front, there is still no baby Elizabeth, she really has decided to take forever getting here. I think she will make her arrival this week or weekend at least thats what I am hoping for, I am so excited to meet her and I know her two sweet sisters can't wait! I am so excited for this fall to spend most everyday with that sweet little baby. Another exciting thing happening, Jake & I are about to start looking for a place to rent for him to move into in late September or October, then I will move in March. I'm so excited to find us our first place and decorate it, we both CANNOT wait! So hopefully we will be able to find something we love :)

But for now thats really about it, you should hear from me soon, until then enjoy your Wednesday!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

catching up on life

Yeah well once again its been awhile, and I know I need to get better at blogging on here more often or I guess its pretty pointless, so I'll try! But while I was away this sweet little Claire turned 2 years old...I cannot believe it!!! When I first started working for the Trammells in the fall of 2007, Claire was about 4 weeks old when I started keeping her, this picture below was taken around January of 2008. Needless to say I cannot believe how fast she has grown, it really is amazing. I feel so lucky to be a part of both her & Maggie's lives on a daily basis and am so excited to add another little baby girl to the mix!

The weekend after Claire's birthday my mom & I were able to go down to Houston one last time before school starts and everyone gets back into the rountine of everything. We left around lunch time on Friday after picking some really cute baby gifts for my cousin who is having twins in October, her baby shower was on Saturday afternoon. I just love buying baby gifts, I cannot wait to buy for the next little baby cousin (a.k.a tiny little daisy) and will be so excited when I finally get to buy for a future niece or nephew (jenna & matt?) haha, no rush I just LOVE babies! I loved what we ended up getting for the twin babies and can't wait to see what they look like! My mom, sister, and I had alot while we were down in Houston we got to eat breakfast with some other cousins, its always a treat to see little Ben, I'm pretty sure he could not be cuter if he tried! We also got to do a little bit of shopping mainly trying to look for some shoes for the wedding for me and for the bridesmaids. And I'm pretty sure I found THE SHOE I just have not found it at the price I want yet haha, they were so glamorous and beautiful not to mention comfortable, but lets just wait and see if they come down any from $80! I also loved getting to go to Escalante's Mexican restaurant in Houston, so so yummy! Then we got up early Sunday morning, went to church with my sister and brother in law at First Colony, then hit the road back to Abilene!

The last exciting thing I have to share about is Jake's BIG purchase this past weekend while I was gone in Houston! We have been talking about starting to buy furniture and other big essentials for our first home, which we have decided he is probably going to move into hopefully sometime in October. But the first BIG exciting thing for our house after we get married is the 42" LG Plasma HD tv, which we both LOVE! It kind of does add another thing to put on the buying list but I think its probably most definitely worth it, we will just have to buy something to put the tv on once we get into our own place, but I'm pretty sure we can handle that!

There is not alot of news on the wedding front, just kinda waiting around for time to pass, we will be sending out save the date cards sometime in September, be ready for those, they are SUPER CUTE, we love them so much haha! Right now we are working on getting everyones updated addresses and starting to get together all our pictures for the slide show so we won't be doing that last minute. But thats about it right now as far the wedding plans go...

And I'm still awaiting little baby Elizabeth Trammell to arrive, hopefully sometime this week or next, thats my prediction anyway! Maggie is so excited it is really all she has been talking about this last week or so, I myself cannot wait either another sweet baby girl to hold and love and add to the joy of my job! I will tell you this she is definitely going to have plenty of attention, but a little attention would never hurt anyone haha! Well thats it for now maybe next time I'll have so more exciting news...:)