Soon after my last post Emberly went on her first plane ride to San Diego for Drew and Jessica's wedding (Ian's best friend).
Fall family photos
8 months! Christmas portraits over Thanksgiving weekend with Atkins cousins.
I've made some good friendships with some girls in my ward at church. I'm so grateful that there are so many young mommies in my neighborhood. Ever since I got married I haven't really had any close friends since all my old roommates lived at least 30 min away. I've gotten really close to one girl in my ward named Kellie. She has a darling little girl who's 4 months younger than Emberly. We've had adventures at the mall with our little girls.. spending HOURS window shopping and trying on clothes we never end up buying. We have even hung out in the evenings and ordered take out Chinese while our husbands are at work. I feel lucky to have made a close friendship with someone. It's been so long!
That's my update for now. I realize that I tend to complain too much about the little things Emberly does that drives me crazy, like waking up to eat 3 times a night at 8 months of age, causing us to start sleep training. Dealing with her crying through the night is no fun at all. BUT.. I don't want to go into too much detail about the stresses of parenthood. We our grateful for our little girl and I'd hate for anyone to get the impression that we don't love her. Because we do! She's the sweetest and cutest little thing. She is the best thing that has happened to our family.
I hope it won't be another 5 months until my next post. I know I need to keep this updated. So until next time......... MERRY CHRISTMAS!