What an amazing 9 years. In a previous post, I wrote about Jillian’s 1st music fedtival. I didn’t write about how special Memorial weekend is and the special spot in my heart that Summer Camp Musical Festival holds. I met my boyfriend there. Although, from the same hometown, it was the first time we met. I’ll never forget getting to know each other sitting around the campfire while some of my favorite musicians played. His band played on the open mic stage that weekend. Its amazing now that they’ve played the big stage for the past 3 years. We’ve had some of the best times and most cherished memories over the years! We’ve toured, traveled, laughed, cried, and always loved. I couldn’t ask for a better partner, boyfriend, soulmate, lover, and now father.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
My boyfriend’s band Afternoon Moon played at Summer Camp Music Festival for their 3rd year this past May. We brought Jillian to her festival and it was wonderful! We got to hang out backstage and meet a bunch of friends! The weather was fantastic! The sun was shining! Jilly wore a beautiful new dress from the bass players girlfriend. It couldn’t of gone better.
We are so blessed that Starved Rock State Park is literally our back yard! I love going there in the winter months and see the frozen waterfalls. I didn’t make any trips this winter being so pregnant and worried about falling on the ice! That and going to the bathroom every 10 minutes! I don’t miss that!
We were on an outing with the band and girlfriends! It was a great spring day. My boyfriends band used pictures from Starved Rock for their first 2 albums. They were taking more pictures for future promos. This park is very special to us! If you’re ever in northern Illinois, I highly suggest checking it out!
We took Jilly for her first hike in April! It was wonderful. We went to breakfast first at their amazing buffet and she slept through it all! Then we went tor a hike with the band! Dad loves babywearing! 🙂 There will ve many more trips to come!
Wow! Where has the time gone? My baby is 4 months old now! It’s so hard to believe. I have been so distracted to blog lately. I am hoping to dedicate more time now!
I love love being a mother. It’s incredible waking up each morning to sweet smiles. We have a morning routine before work that ends in hugs and kisses before dropping her off at daycare. I truly miss her during work hours but it makes our evenings that much more special. She brightens the room with her gummy smile from ear to ear when I pick her. We get a few hours of play, then bath time, and feeding before bed. I successfully have her sleeping in her crib for the first shift of the night, then we bedshare. I was really against it at first but it makes breastfeeding that much easier! We both sleep! Waking up to her is most awesome! Breastfeeding has been quite the journey but proud I made it this far. The bond is like nothing else. It’s crazy how our bodies change to feed and nourish our little ones. She’s been just perfect for Josh and I and we couldn’t be happier! Yes, there are long nights and rough days, but not many! Josh is taking us on our first family mini vacation this weekend. We are visiting the Cave of the Mounds in Wisconsin!