The next 6 months or so went by quick and pleasantly drama free. Mostly because Evie was too busy to get caught up in all the family drama going on, because there is plenty (and we'll get to that...eventually). But being a med student is no easy task, and not that Evie anticipated it being easy but it was harder than expected. Many days she was at school from 7 in the morning until 9 or 10 at night. Getting home after Lucas was in bed, and often Alex, too. At least the bed was usually warmed up for her, because that was the only place she wanted to go once she got home. Some days she would head home early, still spending the whole evening studying, but at least she could be close to her family. That had to be the hardest part, she way underestimated the time school would take up and some days it still felt like she was a thousand miles away from her family.
She's been doing really well in school though. Her hard work is definitely paying off. She's been on the dean's list most of her time there. Takes on every extra credit opportunity that comes up, even though it can't actually do anything for her, she's acing all her classes. I guess it was more about stockpiling the credits though for when she had the baby and couldn't make it to class.
She did study right up until she went into labour, too. Literally the very second. That is what I call dedication.
Fortunately labour and delivery were much easier and faster the second time around. Baby girl Isabella just decided she was ready to enter the world and that was it, she wanted to enter it now. Time wise she probably could have made it to her last class of the day. Of course, there was no way she was up to that, she was happy to go home, snuggle the baby for a bit, and have a really long nap.
I guess this is where all the extra credit comes in handy. Now that Bella is here Evie has cut way back on the amount of time she actually spends at school and is taking it a lot easier, because of course she's in that stage of not wanting to leave her precious new baby, even for a minute. So she's only been going to school if it's really important like an exam.
Also, I just want to point out what an adorable big brother Lucas is already. He was very happy to meet his little sister. He was a little hesitant to give up his crib and room for her. But has completed the transition to a new room and a big boy bed; giving mom, dad, and myself all "he's growing up way too fast!" moments. He absolutely loves his little sister though, he loves to hang out close to wherever she is, and is really excited to show her all his cool toys and play with her when she's a little bit bigger (and constantly nags his parents about when that will be).
And we can't forget daddy! Completely wrapped around Bella's little finger already, being the super adorable and attentive father all over again. He loves when Evie does have to go into school and he can have Bella all to himself.... and then he just sleeps day away anyway, but with his adorable daughter snuggled up in his arms. It makes for the cutest moments for Evie to come home to, at least. Alex is just so adorable with his kids, just the best dad ever.
And for now, life in the Ellison-Warren house is perfect, so for now we'll just savour these precious moments.
Hello lovelies! It's been a long time, like really long. Like 9 months long, jeez I mean Evie and Alex could have had a new baby in this time, like I could just be like "surprise you never even knew she was pregnant... 'cause she wasn't... but here's the new baby!" That's not quite going to happen, just saying it could that's how long it's been. Oops. Sorry about that, life has just been crazy and I didn't even realize it's been so long (I mean... it was New Year's like... yesterday, right? RIGHT?), but I'm sure nobody needs to know my boring life story. So let's just get to it and see where the Ellison-Warren bunch has been the last 9 months. I've tried to get loads of pictures for you, some picture spam for you. Hopefully it makes up for the absence (and the probably questionable writing quality because I'm REALLY out of practice).
Last we saw Evie had just recently released her 2nd (and final album) which was a collaboration with her brother, Nolan, and her (ex-best, trying to reconcile) friend, Julianne. The album was a huge success and they were planning the world tour for it. The tour has now wrapped wrapped up since, but was just as big of a hit as the album was. They completely sold out stadiums worldwide and had the time of their lives. Evie has now brought her music career to a close, on a very high note (pun intended), and looks forward to the next adventures in her life. The album and tour have brought in fantastic offers for Julianne and Nolan who both are beginning their careers in music. For Nolan especially, check the credits next time you watch a movie, you might just see him listed as a composer!
But as much as the tour was one of the best times of all their lives. With all it did for Julianne and Nolan's careers, and the legacy it left for Evie who will always be one of the greatest artists of our time. How it brought 2 former friends back together, they're pretty much besties again (you can't really spend day and night for days or weeks on end in a bus with somebody and not be either extremely close to them.... or without killing each other). All the incredible destinations they visited and the adventures they had. Everybody was also glad to be home.
It was likely been hardest on Nolan who you might remember was an expectant father last we heard. Now he's just a father, who, because he was way on the other side of the world, missed the birth of his beautiful baby girl, Alice. And was running himself ragged trying to balance tour life and time with his new daughter and trying to capture as much of that new baby stage as possible.
As for the mother, Deedee, welll... she decided several months ago that she had enough of Nolan's inability to have only one partner. After discovering he had even more than first thought (and we won't open up that can of worms). No amount of pleading that he was breaking it off with everybody else and only wanted her could save the relationship. Regardless, he's still trying to prove his intent to her, and has still followed through on the promise to break up with everybody else. She may never forgive him (wouldn't blame her, wouldn't mind giving the guy a slap myself) but he's sure going to try.
They do really nail the co-parenting thing though, either way. No concerns about their differences or relationship with each other affecting their relationship with the baby. They both just want what's best for her, at least Nolan is starting to show *some* maturity.
Speaking of babies lets not forget about precious little Lucas. And boy is he ever getting big! Less of a baby now, more of a toddler (though of course he'll forever be his parents baby!). And getting cuter by the day. Gonna be a heart breaker in a few years. Watch out mom and dad!
The little munchkin is 2 years old now! Waddling away from his parents with the greatest of ease, mostly. Not that he ever goes far, but he does like to go anywhere his parents aren't. And then once he's just out of sight he likes to sit down and cry until somebody rescues him (which is never very long)... typical toddler stuff... gotta love 'em!
He talks and sings along (to whatever nonsensical toddler song he's made up) as he happily beats away on his xylophone. Still the little musical prodigy in the making... I think this kid's got more talent than his mom. But at least it keeps him out of trouble. Honestly, he's just the sweetest most innocent little guy. I thought he'd be a real handful (but the one that's too cute to stay mad at) but he's really not.
But let's just get to the pictures of the little munchkin. Lots of pictures with daddy because daddy's hockey season came to an unfortunately early end as they failed to make it far in playoffs. A bummer but... look at these two adorable men together... worth it!
Other than that the family has been spending their summer floating around Isla Paradiso on a houseboat, just enjoying a family vacation over the summer before hockey season picks up again and Evie goes to school. They'll both be on the same continent again but they might not see each other that much more than they have been once their vacation ends... life's about to get crazy I think. So they've been trying to make the most of those carefree summer months.
And finally, Lucas would like to make a very special announcement on behalf of his parents!
Yes, Mrs. I'm-never-having-another-baby has decided maybe another baby isn't so bad after all! The first one was pretty worth it, after all. Being sweet little Alice's auntie probably hasn't hurt either, such a precious reminder of how adorable babies are... but it's easier to forget how much work they are. And Alex is ecstatic, he wants like 5 kids, which he knows isn't going to happen but he's so happy to have 2.
And yes, Evie is still going to school. Good luck, med. school, a toddler, and a pregnancy... sounds like a lot! Girl is braver than I am! Or crazier. But whatever... I can't wait to meet the precious new baby!
Whew, okay that's all for now! We'll really try to check in more frequently. Somebody might have a bit of a vacation soon. So somebody might be hoping to do stuff then. And also be less worn out after so they actually feel like checking in more often!
See you soon!
Hello everybody! Britt here on behalf of Evie and Alex (but when are they ever here on their own behalf), who are busy canoodling and celebrating their wedding anniversary. Gosh, I can't believe my babies have been married for a whole year! Happy anniversary you two! Wishing you many many more years of joy and adventure together ♥.
I guess it's time for another mass update post. We really apologize once again for the lack of communication. As we know Evie and Alex have just been enjoying a mostly peaceful life as newlyweds and as parents of a rapidly growing baby who takes center stage in their lives. Their delightful narrator has been too busy to keep up with them anyway. Apparently summer is busy season in home improvement (who knew! LOL, JK. Of course nobody wants to renovate or anything in the Canadian winter) but Fall is pretty much here so we (I) should be around more now. But for now, let's check in on how they've been doing the last few months.
We left the newlyweds in Champs Les Sims, France. Though they were about to leave for Al Simhara, Egypt after extending their honeymoon (which was more of a family vacation as they took the baby with them). Well, they had a blast in Egypt, though because of unsatisfactory accommodations (there was nowhere for Lucas and there was definitely nowhere to leave him while the explored) and even more dangerous tombs than they encountered in France (so they couldn't take him with them), they sent Lucas home to stay with his Auntie Mae for a bit (he survived, don't worry!), having her meet them at the airport in France before they left. They also made it a shorter trip than they would have liked so they could get home to their baby faster. Which meant the dropped their quests that meant returning to France to check in, and just explored on their own.
We apologize once again for the delay in updates. Evie and Alex have just been enjoying a quiet life as newlyweds. Or as quiet as life is when you have a baby (even if he is a really quiet baby). And their illustrious narrator has just been very busy. Though we hope to return you to your regularily scheduled programming soon. For now we just wanted to share some of Evie and Alex's "honeymoon" pictures. Really it was more of a family vacation because there was no way they were leaving Lucas for so long. So they settled for leaving him with grandma and grandpa Ellison for a couple nights after the wedding so they could enjoy a bit of time alone at home.
And then it was off to Paris, where they spent the first few days of their vacation just relaxing and taking in the sights. It was a short trip there, so they didn't do as much as they would have liked, but they still had an amazing time. But I guess it's always an amazing time when you're newlyweds in one of the world's most romantic cities.
So, pretend it's still NYE, because why does NYE even have to end in the first place? Best day of the year, and of course, this year was a very special one. MY BABIES GOT MARRIED! ♥
Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Ellison-Warren!!!
Now, Imma just drop the pictures and just... *grabs tissues* I'll just be here crying if anybody needs me.
Now it's New Year's so let's kick this party up a notch. Crank the music, turn on the funky lights, and everybody hit the dance floor! It's time to party!