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!



  1. Elle forgot to mention that she is also a very wonderful daughter!

  2. I think you can infer from the fact that I was ever born that I am a daugther! ;)

  3. Wait, you're a daughter? ;) JK

    This is gonna be great! I can't wait to see what random topics we discuss! Hey, want to know something kind of random? I just clipped Elijah's infant nails for the first time. I was soooo nervous that I'd cut off a finger or toe! But we both survived the experience JUST FINE! I feel like I accomplished something major today- evidence that I do not have a life beyond new mommyhood right now. :)