Friday, May 2, 2014


Since this will be our final blog update from Kentucky, and since both Mila and Eliza were born here I thought it would be fun to compile some fun information for them about Kentucky.

You were both born in Frankfort (Capitol of Kentucky)
You were both born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center (By far the BEST hospital in Kentucky.. oh and on an unrelated note I worked there for 3 years)

 People, like you who were born, or raised, or both in the "Bluegrass State":

Daniel Boone Quotes
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Explorer and legendary pioneer Daniel Boone

Muhammad Ali: famous quotes
Influential sport's star Muhammad Ali

George Clooney headshot
Actor George Clooney
Celebrity Johnny Depp
Actor Johnny Depp

Musicians "The Judds"
Abraham Lincoln
One of America's most significant political figures 
(16th U.S. President) Abraham Lincoln    
Northern Cardinal
The State bird is the Cardinal

The State Flower is the Goldenrod
Detail Kentucky State Flag
The State Flag

Kentucky License Plates
Kentucky License Plates ("Unbridled Spirit")

When you were born we lived in this cute little town of Versailles KY population 8,568 - 2010
(Woodford County)

Main Street
Mila always loved to point to the clock and say "clock" when she heard the bells ring on the hour and half hour

Woodford County horse farms for sale - picture by Gene Burch
Versailles is surrounded for miles by beautiful world renowned thoroughbred horse farms... nothing but scenery like this (honestly the photos don't even do it justice) 
Woodford County horse farms for sale - picture by Gene Burch

Which brings me to this


The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country.  It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.

Kentucky BluegrassKentucky is called the "Bluegrass State" Bluegrass is not really blue- Its green- but in the spring bluegrass produces bluish purple buds that when seen in large fields give a blue cast to the grass.

The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture
Located in Lexington KY,  this is by far the BEST school in the world... oh and on an unrelated note this is where your Dad spent a lot of his time and graduated from Law School!

I should also mention this school (state) has this little thing called "BIG BLUE NATION".. GO WILDCATS!  Mila loved to cheer for them she'd ask to put on her UK tu-tu and she would yell"GO BIG BLUE" and "C-A-T-S! cats, cats, cats!" while giving double fist pumps!

This was our favorite "not available in Utah" place to eat.. I drool just thinking about dipping some texas toast, fried chicken and fries into their secret sauce! Mmm Mmm...

In the Summertime in Kentucky the Lightning Bugs come out and they are absolutely magical!

House Centipede, not a Silverfish
Kentucky also has some seriously nasty bugs, especially these!  They are huge and they would get in the house.  I'd find them hanging out around the shower/bathtub all the time not sure what their official name is but some people call them "thousand legger bugs".

 There are also a lot of critters in Kentucky, the rabbits I didn't mind

Its these horrible nasty possums and skunks that the dogs liked to find

But my absolute favorite thing I will remember about living in Kentucky is becoming a mom to
both of you BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!
Mila (June 15, 2012)

Eliza (August 1, 2013)

My Old Kentucky Home
The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
'Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all the day;
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy, and bright,
By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!
Weep no more, my lady,
Oh weep no more today!
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home far away.
They hunt no more for the 'possum and the coon,
On meadow, the hill and the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by that old cabin door;
The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart,
With sorrow where all was delight;
The time has come when the people have to part,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!
The head must bow and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the people may go;
A few more days and the trouble all will end
In the field where sugar-canes may grow;
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light,
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

Goodbye KENTUCKY we LOVE YOU Thanks for all of the GOOD TIMES! - Love, the EBERTS


9 months! Woo hoo.. this little girl has had an awesome month! She is getting around like crazy! she crawls like a race car driver and she is standing on her own for a matter of seconds.  She loves to walk while I hold her hands (especially when Mila is watching.. she might be a little show-off).  She darts to the stairs when I forget to block them off and can get up them at super-sonic speed.  Last week she crawled up onto the couch while I wasn't looking and dove head first over the arm rest into my bowl of Queso.

She has sprouted her first 2 teeth (bottom middle).  I'm not sure she understands Jeff's humor... yet.  It is harder to make her laugh than it was with Mila at this age,  unless you tickle her; she is a lot more ticklish than Mila.   She is developing a deeper love for her big sister, they are becoming really good friends. I LOVE IT.  The other day I was driving and I heard them giggling in the back seat, when I looked back there I saw them holding hands across the back seat.

She has started saying a few more sounds; she will open and close her hands and make the "ak" sound when we "quack" like a duck.  She also says da-da when she sees Jeff.  She rolls her arms for "patty cakes" and loves to clap along to "If you're happy and you know it" She likes to make noise, and likes to get noticed. She will wave at people when I am out doing errands and if they notice and say Hi to her she gets so excited.  Mila on the other hand tries not to make eye contact with these people when they say hi to her, (but as soon as they turn around and walk away she will say bye really loud, ha ha).  Time has flown I know I say it all the time but I can't believe it has already been 9 months! 

Mila is still blooming as well she is talking more and more every day, and is showing more interest in what I am doing.  I have been trying to let her help me with whatever I am doing as much as I can. She loves helping with chores around the house.  She can load/unload the washer/dryer, and she is really good at putting silverware away when we unload the dishwasher.  She likes to help me sweep and vacuum the floors.

She is also learning some autonomy, she is loving to explore new things, and likes when I let her practice making choices.  She doesn't care for pants anymore and would love to run around in her diaper all day (can't say I blame her).  Our friends Josie and Rory Heward taught her to sing the song from the soundtrack of the movie Frozen: "Let it Go" and she loves when we play the music, she waits until the chorus and she belts "LET IT GO, LET IT GO!" then waits until it comes around again.  She is still just a tiny little thing (Eliza has just about caught up to her in size) not sure exact measurements but they are getting so close!  I have just started putting all of their clothes together because they pretty much fit in all of the same stuff!   Still loving life with my 2 little GIRLIES!

We did so many fun things this month! The first big event was "Thunder over Louisville" it is a big celebration that kicks off all of the events leading up to the Kentucky Derby.  All day long they had airplanes flying overhead in a really neat air show and they played fun music, they had carnival like rides, and activities and people hung out all along the river.  Then when it got dark they started the firework show. (The Largest Fireworks display in North America).  It was so fun we had a great time hanging out with friends, and the girls loved the airplanes and the fireworks!

The following week was Josie Heward's Birthday party (She turned 4! And she had a "Woodland Fairy" theme party) it was awesome! My friend Candace is so creative! The girls loved wearing their tu-tu's and fairy wings and making little fairy houses with the "big girls".  Can't even tell you how much we will miss getting to hang out with Josie and Rory (2 of the coolest kids in Kentucky), oh and the adult hewards!

 Easter Sunday we had dinner with the Hewards (the weather was beautiful, so we had a picnic in the front yard) then hunted for Easter eggs and played games.  It was perfect.

The employees of the "Maxwell Street" legal clinic where Jeff has been interning for the past 2 semesters are sad to see Jeff go.  They threw a "good-bye/Congratulations" party for him and his friend Spencer (who has also been interning at the clinic).  The party was held at the Lady's house who started the clinic.  It was out in the country here in Versailles, they own some beautiful property and a few beautiful horses.  Mila wanted to go right out in the pasture with the horses!  But she loved getting to feed them grass through the fence. 

It was a fun, relaxing night.  Being out in the country in the middle of Kentucky really made me reflect on the time we have spent here.  It has been amazing.  We have both grown so much and so has our family (literally! Our family has doubled in the 3 years we have been here, hopefully that's just one of those kentucky things, ha ha!)  I have met some truly incredible people that I will never forget.  Thanks to all of those who have helped us along our journey!