Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Fairchild's!!

I want...

Take the picture please.

So pretty in the dress made by her Great Aunt BooBoo.

Helping get the decorations out of the box.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I made Elliana's Halloween outfit. It's a flower. See the stem going up the shirt and her head band is the flower. She looked so cute. I found the outfit I want to make for next year and am already looking for supplies. She'll be such a cute chick!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Well, we are offically in Van Buren, AR. Brent is working at St. Edwards. Elliana started walking about a month ago and she is saying so many words!! It's amazing how quickly she changes and grows. Sorry it's taken me so long to post a new entry. It's hard to get back in the swing of things. PLUS now that she's older, she demands more of my attention.

Hopefully, I'll start doing better.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Well, I guess you can say we've moved. We found a house to rent in Van Buren, Arkansas and have most of our things in the house. Tomorrow we go and try to organize it all. As soon as I can, I'll post some photos of it.

Elliana took a step yesterday. Soon I believe she will be walking. Her 14 month birthday is this week. My prediction is that she'd walk by then, so we'll see.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

1st Haircut

Elliana's first haircut. They put in a 'Baby Einstein', sat her in a car and went to cutting. She kept trying to see what the lady was doing. Now her hair is all shaped up and we can let it grow out. My goal is all one length. I think long hair is so pretty on little girls.

Welcome Ollie

We recently had the opportunity to add to our family. Meet Ollie, Brent's new puppet. A co-worker of Brent's gave him to Brent. Elliana loves him.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Move...

Time for a family update:
* Our house is sold, papers signed, money deposited!!!!
* Brent got a job!!
* We will be moving to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. His residency ends August 22. So we will leave Ohio around the 27th.

I have lots of emotions concerning these major events. First of all I am so THANKFUL. What a weight lifted when the house sold. Second of all I am so RELIEVED. It is nice to know that we have a job with a payscale above the poverty line. I also have a sense of LOSS. I'm going to have to leave my favorite scrapbook store and settle for Hobby Lobby and Michael's. Don't get me wrong, they have great things. It's just Archiver's offers some serious expertise. I'm also going to have to leave just the convienence. If I want to go to IKEA, I can. (Not that I go there all. Actually, I've only been there twice, but I'm sure you understand.) But more than that, I am going to have to leave the church I love and the family I have found there. What seems worse to me is that Elliana is going to have to leave the only extended family she knows, the people with whom she is comfortable. Oh, I know we will make new friends and meet new people, but the loss is still there. The nice thing is we will be only 3 hours from both my family and Brent's. I also feel OVERWHELMED. We need a place to live, pack up our apartment, say good-bye, and move all in 2 1/2 weeks. Also, I'm wanting to work part-time once we get settled, but I want to go ahead and start the licensure process. I'm sure that will get pushed back till after we've moved.
You know, it's therapeutic to write. I'm glad I have a space in which to do it.

NOTE: I will try to post something in the next week or so, but I figure it may be September before I get back to regular postings.