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Butt Chins.

I absolutely love my daughter's chin.  She has a chin that is different from both her father and I and while it's not a completely uncommon thing, I feel like it is different and unique.  Presley shares this trait with her Grampa Scott (my dad) and her Aunt Ashley (my sister) because all three of their chins have clefts in them.  When Presley was born, that was the first thing the nurses asked me before they even handed Presley to me, before I even saw my daughter... "Wow!  So who in your family has a dimple in their chin?"  And before I could even think of my dad, I thought of Ashley.  Maybe that's because she is a girl, like Presley, or maybe I didn't think of my dad right away because he's passed on - but I'd say my dad's was much more prominent than Ashley's.  It's pretty neat because Presley really did look a LOT like my little sister when she was just born.

Growing up, I would have told you my little sister was the cutest kid ever. …

Happy 7 Month Birthday, Presley Rose!

Note:  These pictures were near impossible to take because she is so on the move these days!

Seems like just a few days ago I wrote about what she was up to!  That means I will probably definitely and accidentally repeat myself... so I apologize for boring anyone to tears but I don't want to forget anything.
We're still breastfeeding... YAY!  Seven months strong and I love it.  I don't think we could have kept this up if I weren't staying home with her.  I am beyond grateful that I've been home with her this long - despite so many days of feeling overwhelmed, under-prepared, and not qualified!  It's important to remember the ways in which I'm fortunate alongside with my daily complaints.I don't think I have a thing to complain about when it comes to nursing these days.  It has gotten to be much less of a "chore" now that solid foods are in the mix.  It actually seems like I nurse her less than before.  (Which is probably true...) Speaking o…


So, as sad as I am to see my old blog name go... I'm always going to be loving life's journey, that's for sure, as long as God grants me the opportunity to be here.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the blogs I very much like to read has a very similar name to mine, so I felt the need to change the name of my blog to something a little less common.

I came up with "Chasing Moonlight and Roses" - mostly because our little girl's middle name is Rose.  But people often tell you marriage, parenting, and even more broadly life in general isn't always "moonlight and roses" - meaning, life isn't perfect.  I'm not chasing perfection, but I am chasing happiness and a fulfilling and exciting life.  Not only that, but I will literally be chasing Miss Presley Rose around for the rest of her life!

That's just a little background on the new title.  I'm sorry if it all throws anyone off - the name change isn't something I take light…

Meeting Family!

SO, you met a LOT of people while we were in the Midsouth for Labor Day.  I tried to get as many pictures as I could but because your mama wasn't feeling well while we were out of town, we didn't get to meet everyone I had in mind.  Also, there are some family and friends you met that I wasn't able to get a picture of... but the memories are there and those are better than any picture!

Here are some of the wonderful, crazy, loving, beautiful people you met while we were in Mississippi...

Keeping up with the Duggans!

Okay, so really it's just Keeping up with Presley, because Tony and I are chop liver these days!  But I'm okay with that.

I apologize for being M.I.A. lately... as I said in one of my last posts, Presley has had some big changes lately and they require more attention than before!

So, the big thing that's been happening lately is the addition of solid foods into our routine!  Things started off very slow in the food department for Presley, so I really chalked it up to her just not really liking this baby food yet and I'm honestly just happy she's still content with breastmilk since that is so cheap and (relatively) easy -- considering it's the only meal I can make in my sleep!  We tried baby oatmeal (hated it), Gerber Organic Sweet Peas (not a huge fan), and Gerber Green Beans (still not a fan).  I knew I'd like to try making her baby food so after we were home from our Memphis/Mississippi vacation, I decided to start with a batch of Carrots as well as a ba…

As much as I don't really want to...

I think I'm going to have to change the name of my blog.

I've gotten comfortable with it, but I never really liked it.  It worked at first when I really didn't feel like this blog was a place I'd stay, but now that I'm here and love it - I've got to find something that fits better.  And something that is less generic.

I began following a blog recently (that I really love reading) and our blog names are nearly identical... so yeah, time for a change-a-roo!

Ideas welcome :)  Though I've already got a few in mind.  Not sure if I should share the ideas and receive input from you guys or just choose myself and have it be a surprise. (You know, because there are so many people who really care...)

Anyways, thoughts welcomed!

Until next time...