Sunday, September 28, 2014


Sorry I suddenly went MIA.  Nothing bad happened, I swear.  In fact, lots of GOOD has happened.

Can I just say that I LOVE Albuquerque!? Honestly, when Steven got the job here I was kinda "meh" about the move.  I was glad it was closer to Phoenix, but that's about it.  Really truly, ABQ is a hidden gem! The weather has been so beautiful (best summer of my life!) and Artie and I have quickly made amazing friends.  Our days are filled with play dates, errands, parks, and having lots of fun. I was worried about the transition to being a SAHM, but this place and the people here could not have made it easier.

And now Artie updates:

4 months

-started HATING his carseat...there was lots of screaming on our drives around town :(
-Started jumping in his jumper and LOVED it
-We introduced him to rice cereal 

5 months

-17 lbs
-26 inches long
-73rd percentile for height and weight
-Artie's first sickness: pink eye

6 months

-First tooth! (teeth!)
-Loving baby food (all of it!): green beans, peas, squash, sweet potato and carrots
-Gets on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth
-18 lbs

Motherhood just keeps getting better and better!  Our little guy gave us a bit of a rough go the first three months, but now that were settled we've gotten into a nice swing.  He is, in general, a very happy, very social, baby! 

Steven is also adjusting well to Albuquerque living.  He likes his job and the people he works with a lot.  His hours, unlike most resident physicians, are actually pretty reasonable.  We see him quite a bit and it's awesome!  

We both have new callings in our ward too.  I am the Visiting Teaching Coordinator, and Steven teaches the CTR 6 class (which cracks me up!).  He does a great job teaching those kids and he loves it.  He's really good at preparing a good interactive lesson for them.  

The Neeleys are happy and thriving! Hopefully I'll be back to blogging sooner rather than later.