Friday, March 6, 2009

Who am I and Why do I blog?

Short Answer: My name is Elle and I like to talk and to share my experiences and thoughts with others! I'm a wife, a mommy to two wonderful boys, a lawyer, a sister to several and a friend to many. I'm committed to living my life with passion and fulfilling the purposes God has given me!

Long Answer: My real name is Chantelle. But I like Elle. Its easier to pronounce and not so easy to mispell. I am married to my high school sweet heart, Ace, since August 9, 2003. We have an interesting, yet perfect relationship. I doubt you'll meet two people so opposite that mesh together so well! We were blessed with our first son Carter Armando on March 12, 2005. Carter is a little firecracker - full of personality, charisma and energy. Then on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th if you don't follow...), 2008, our second son, Bennett Steven was born. Bennett has a story unto himself - having been born 10 weeks premature after my water broke at only 24 weeks of pregnancy. I am sure I'll be covering topics related to that here, but if you want the full story (and to see a living breathing mircacle!), visit Bennett is the sweetest little boy, and as his grandmother puts it - "he exudes peace."

For years now, I have been told by various friends that I need to write a book titled "Elle's Guide to Life." Unfortunately, I am entirely too ADD to committ to writing an entire book. Blogging, however, I enjoy, and I can do that! So, here you have my crazy rantings and ramblings based on my thoughts and experiences about all things big and small. I conceive of this to be an interactive forum with discussion and perhaps a little lively debate! Just play nice and keep it respectful and I'm sure we'll all learn and grow from each other!

So without further adieu, let's begin!