Monday, September 19, 2011


On Friday (9/16) we flew to Dallas to see Jason & Kelly (Julia's brother & Sister'n law).  Even though it wasn't a direct flight, Ella did great on both the flight to Houston and connecting flight to Dallas!

First stop for us was IN-N-OUT Burger! We got hooked while in San Francisco a few years ago and couldn't wait to try it again in Dallas. If you haven't had it, and are ever near one, get one…you won't be disappointed…

Then it was back to the Whitely cottage to check our blood pressure (a family tradition).

She likes to pose.
Ella also got to meet Carra for the first time.

Ella likes the close-up shots.

Saturday it was off to Oktoberfest in Addison….
Lots of interesting things to eat…we didn't stop here.
Ella being tempted by some German Sausage

Meeting new and interesting people.

Sunday, while Julia, Kelly, & Ella went shopping, Jason & I took in the tour at the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium.  Absolutely incredible place!  Well worth the time and money, if you're in the area.

Before we new it, it was time to head home.  Though Julia & I weren't ready, Ella seemed anxious to get packed…

Fun on the plane.

Meeting new friends - Ella was very excited.
And…she's out. 
Ella did so well traveling and we're excited to take her to other places.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ella's New Trick

Ella is finally starting to crawl!  We noticed on Tuesday night (9/13/11) while some friends were over that she was starting to "Army crawl" and on Thursday we were able to entice her with the crinkly sound of a bag of chips to crawl towards us!  While we're excited about this new milestone, it comes with mixed emotions, as we now have to watch her even closer...