Saturday, January 29, 2011

The story behind "Ileigh"....

So, we have had a lot of people ask us where we got the name Ileigh. Honestly, we have had the name picked for years. I have not been able to find the meaning or where it originated from, but we have loved it from the moment that we heard it.

When we started talking about future baby names, Chris and I wanted to make sure that "Lee" was used at some point. Both of our middle names are Lee- mine after my Nanny (Erma Lee) and Chris after his Dad (Richard Lee).
We have numerous other family members whose middle name is Lee and we wanted to carry that along in our family. Ileigh seemed to be the perfectly way to add a little "sugar and spice" to this part of our namesakes.

I wish that we would have caught on that Ileigh is Eli backwards earlier, but honestly it didn't even dawn on us until Eli pronounced his own name backwards when he first started saying it. Elijah was not Eli's first name we had picked for him, but instead it was "Britten Isaac"- and we would have called him Isaac. But, Chris didn't want us to call by his middle name, and had my own issues with Britten (don't you hate it when know one creepy person with the name you have picked out and it totally ruins it for you? :)).

Anyway, that is the story behind Ileigh- our attempt to honor all of the Lees.
On to more important things- pictures!

Ileigh and her great grandparents! Mamaw and Grandy...

Our sweet friends, the Rath's came with their kiddos! 

Regan melts my heart in this picture....isn't she just a doll? 

Oh, and Ileigh's future best bud, McKinley. 

Thanks for stopping by Rath family! :)

Here are a few of my new favorite pictures on the face of the Earth...
Daddy with the kiddos...

:) How could it get any better?

Oh, and I just have to brag on my phenomenal hubby for a bit. He has been an amazing nurse these past two days...poor guy has seen and had to do things for me that are way beyond the call of duty. You know a guy is in it for life when they step up to that kind of role. Thank you, honey. I love you.