Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Evan Lilly is 10 months old TODAY!!!!

Still learning how to be a blogger!! I have a long ways to go but the subject of tonight's post is the whole reason I decided to get started..... Evan Lilly!!!!!

I can NOT believe my Evan Lilly is 10 months today!!! Where has the time gone?!?!? It definitely goes by faster the older she gets. She is an independent little lady who is CONSTANTLY on the move!! She loves to get around and has recently discovered how to escape our baby jail! Evan is still very laid back and our only struggle currently is nap time. She wants to be in everything and a part of everything at ALL times (I wonder who she gets that from? ;-) She definitely knows what no means but depending on how sassy she is feeling determines whether or not she listens. I know this is probably a little bit of pay back for me.

I think she is going to be walking any day now. She loves to stand but still prefers to crawl to get around. However, when she holds mine or Chris’s hand she wants to walk around the entire house. She also loves us to push her around on her Minnie car and loves the Minnie song. She bounces her little booty any time it plays.

Dinner time is pretty easy and I haven’t found a food she doesn’t like. She has started finger foods but we have only had puffs and the Gerber melts so far. Evan has definitely gotten better with picking up the food and chewing it, so it is time to move on to something bigger and better. She has mastered how to use her sippy cup that has a straw and LOVES water!

Play time is her favorite activity and her brothers are still her best friends! She pulls up on EVERYTHING (including her brothers), laughs, waves, gives high 5’s, “reads” books, loves her blocks and anything that plays music. Each day is an adventure with her and it is exciting to see her learn something new everyday! 

She looks so sweet and innocent here! I can't believe I actually got a picture of her sitting!!!! This is what it was really like.......

And this.....

Then I finally gave up!!! There were a million more like this!

Like I said........... She's on the move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a start for a signature...... gotta work on this too :) Think I am going to give in and have someone design me a template! If you know of a good site let me know in my comments.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

NEW YEAR.... Start of something new!

FINALLY!!!! I have officially started a blog and here goes my first post. I figured I could start with an introduction to the Yarbrough family! So here we are……The Yarbs (as our friends call us)………. Chris and I met in college in 2002 at the University of Memphis. Go Tigers!!! We married in December of 2004 and built our first home in Arlington, Tennessee. Although, my original plan (I am a HUGE planner) of living in Arlington the rest of my life took a complete turn in the other direction. God had much different plans for us than what I thought would happen. Chris and I moved to Naples, Florida and he pursued his dream job in the golf industry. Again, God had different plans and we landed in Atlanta, Georgia for my first teaching job. A year later and God still wasn’t done with our moving and landed us back in Memphis! This time in the heart of the city…. MIDTOWN! I LOVE living in midtown in our small bungalow next to all the city has to offer…the zoo, museums, parks, local restaurants, bars, shopping!!!! Not to mention I absolutely love living in an old house. I couldn’t imagine going back to our home in Arlington. But one thing I learned is NEVER say NEVER! For a long time I thought I would NEVER move back to Memphis and here we are. 

We have been in midtown the past five years with our two four legged children and last March God blessed us with our beautiful baby girl, Evan Lilly….or Evan, E, nuggie, EL, Lil E, the names go on….. She is so much fun and I couldn’t imagine this time last year how our lives would change so much for the better! After Evan was born we decided I would stop teaching full time to stay home with her. However, I still do some work in intervention at my old school. It’s a wonderful job!! It allows me to still stay in my profession but has given me flexibility to be with E and explore some of my other passions! I am excited to blog all about my family, our faith, living in Memphis, my hobbies… hence my blog description Family, Faith, and my everyday Frenzy! I hope you enjoy and join me on this crazy journey in the Yarbrough House!
Our most recent family picture with ALL of us together! Christmas morning 2013!!!