Well Hello Again!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! GrowingUpGill is BACK! And we are pretty freaking excited.

Hello again my friends!!!!!! I’ve missed you!! Like REALLY REALLY missed you!


Long story short, my site got shut down by my hosting because I was suddenly pulling “too many resources”…which I am still confused by but think it’s because my comments section under the blog was getting a-freakin-ttacked by spammers. And it’s no lie when I say I know nothing about websites so I wasn’t sure how to stop it….and then BAM. They shut me down…the night before I left the country to head into the Dominican jungle.


Well, it’s taken many many hours, emails and phone calls {and bottles of wine} BUT WE ARE BACK BABY.

Oh gosh I have so much to say.

Where do begin?! First…I’m going to play around with my comments so if you don’t mind tryyyyying to comment on this post, maybe something you’d like to read about or discuss here in future blogs… I am trying to set it up so that I have to approve comments first…maybe that will stop the spammers???

Anyway, if you are back, thank you for hanging in there. It’s no lie that I set up this site late one night following along on a “how to build a blog” you tube video πŸ˜‰ My skills are limited, but am seeking professional help so that hopefully this will never happen again!

Today, just wanted to say hey! And that I’ve missed you all!! Coming up this week, am going to be sharing about our few days in Singer Island Florida, as well as my Friday Faves!

What other things would you all like to read about on here? Also, if you have any questions about our latest GillGetaway, comment, or email me and I’ll try to address it in my Florida and Dominican upcoming posts!

Thanks for your patience friends!

Feels OH SO GOOD to be back πŸ˜€


27 thoughts on “Well Hello Again!!

  1. Mikayla

    Will you make a post about your picture taking/editing skills?! I LOVE them but I can’t seem to make my pictures look like that.

    1. Admin Post author

      Yes! I have done a couple in the past, try searching iPhone pictures on the blog {I think there are 3 in the series}, but have more to share so I will make sure and do in the near future! It takes me about 10 seconds to edit a photo, so it’s nothing very complicated I promise! πŸ™‚

  2. Sara Springer

    Yay! Welcome back! I would love to know where you get your jeans and a hair tutorial! πŸ˜€ I preeeetty much have the “I am a mom and I am tired” wardrobe/hairstyle down…ovvveeer it πŸ˜‚

    1. Admin Post author

      Currently rocking day 3 of a top knot so this is so sweet to read! ha!! But a hair tutorial would be fun!! And just ordered some new jeans to try so will keep you posted and share my faves! Thank you for the suggestions!

    1. Admin Post author

      Thank you for the suggestions!! Friday faves are one of my faves too ;-P Thanks for the support and for reading!

  3. Annette Lumsden

    So glad you’re back! I have really missed your wonderful writing & especially your genuine laughter with your kiddos!! Just continue to share your life and we’ll look forward to every post.

    1. Admin Post author

      Awww thank you! Thank you for the comment and for always being such a cheerleader! πŸ™‚

  4. Laura

    Yay!!! So happy you are back. I love all of your posts… keep them coming in your unique, relatable, genuine way!

  5. Lindsey E

    So happy you are back up & running! Reading your blog has been a wonderful experience for me. I am a fellow mom of a handsome cleft strong little man & I found you one night while I was searching for answers & hope from someone who had already been there before. Thank you for everything you shared about your journey!
    I have cried, laughed, & shook my head in total agreement many times. It’s refreshing to know I’m not alone on some of those crazy kid days when I’m feeling like the worst mom in town. So please just keep up the good work!!

    1. Admin Post author

      Oh this makes me so happy! I am so glad you found our Bowie and that he maybe brought you some peace of mind. And what a lucky mama you are to have one of these strong babies yourself! They are born with a cleft and a little dose of magic!

  6. Sammi

    So happy you’re back! I’d like to know about your older 2 sharing a room if they still are. I have a boy and a girl and we’ve thought about doing that so that then the extra room could be a playroom (we don’t currently have one and it’s rough!) but I wanted to know how it was working for you!

    1. Admin Post author

      I will totally do a post on the kids room, but the short answer to you is they love it and honestly I do too!! I know this phase is short since it won’t be “cool” to share a room with his little sister in the coming years, so just kind of soaking it up!

  7. Chantelle

    Whoop whoop!! I love me a good recommendation post because I love to shop! So keep doin’ what you’re doin’ πŸ˜‰

  8. Tanya Carr

    So glad your back!!!! I’ve been drinking way to much wine with you and for you 😜🍷
    I would like to know which getaway you felt was better suited for your kiddos? I have two boys right now 3 and 10, so was curious which place you think would be great for both those ages? They both looked fun!
    Also, I would love to know your skincare routine or what products you use. Your skin always looks so wonderful!

    1. Admin Post author

      If I could figure out how to use my emojis on here {which we know I will never be able to do}, I would reply to you in 100 dancing girls! Ha!!!!

  9. Naomi

    Welcome back πŸ™‚ Your insta-stories crack me up…looks like you had fun in FL & in the DR. Hope you enjoy reading my stuff too– xox!!

    1. Admin Post author

      We had a blast!! Can’t wait to share all about the Dominican on here! iT was the most amazing trip! And I loved your post today about 3 things!! What a great idea for a post!! May have to steal that one πŸ˜‰

  10. Haley

    I went to reference your blog for something from one of your Friday Faves & it was gone!! 😳 I wanted to drop you a reminder about your ice maker. And see if you would let me know what kind it is & where I can find one? πŸ˜„ Thanks!!!!!

    1. Admin Post author

      Oh no!! Send me a DM on insta and I will shoot you a picture of ours tonight {if my brain can remember!!}. Best money I have spent in our home πŸ˜‰

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