Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ella {42 Weeks}

Ella's first "Welcome to My Home" picture

What a week it's been, once again! As you know, Ella & I spent the past couple weeks in the Midwest visiting family, and we finally made it back to Pennsylvania.

Our week started in Iowa, of course. We spent a few days visiting family and friends, and Ella got to meet Max, the son of one of my good friends from high school.

The next couple days were travel days. We were headed to Chicago, where one of Mike's cousins was getting married. Ella's great-grandma and great-grandpa [my grandparents] drove us to Des Moines to get our journey started. 

Ella did amazingly well on all the legs of our trip. She was such a trooper, and an excellent traveler!

Lunch pitstop with Auntie Rach

Once we finally made it to Chicago, we spent a couple days with Mike's family. We danced, we partied, and we saw some Chicago scenery. It was a great way to end our 2014 Midwest Tour!

After a great couple weeks visiting family and friends, it's great to be home. Although home is now a different place! While we were gone, Mike moved everything from the house we were renting into the house we just purchased. He actually closed on the house while we were gone, too. [the trip was planned before the move.. i promise!] So Ella and I came back to a new home! It's definitely a big change, but she's already learning and discovering.  

She loves playing in the kitchen cupboards...

and she has even learned how to climb the stairs!

Whew! I think that was enough excitement for one week. Even though it was a crazy trip, we're so thankful for our friends, our family, and safe travels. Until next time... sending hugs!

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