She is such a hard-working, dedicated, loving mother of 3 crazy, but super adorable children. When I was a commuter I had such huge amounts of guilt from being too tired to see family on days off. Huge amounts to the point that I would cry for hours on my days off because I felt horrible. That is truly no life to live. Working in Kent has been a blessing. I was able to surprise the kids at Ashlee’s volleyball game after work and spend the day with them today. I feel at peace when I am with my family.
How do you counteract those feelings of guilt? What are your go to coping mechanisms? Comment below. I would like to hear them!
I really do not think there is such a thing BUT I look back at all the photos on my cell phone memory card and want to write them all down before I forget.
Look at how beautiful Ashlee is!!! This is the day after Ethan was born. Ashlee had her first sleepover with me AND away from her mommy. I remember pulling out of the hospital parking lot and in the saddest little voice Ashlee tearfully said, “Mommy?” It was so sad I cried too. Ashlee did go to work with me for a little bit before we went to meet Ethan.
We slept in the Covington house back living room. I hardly slept all night because every five minutes I was checking to see if Ashlee was breathing. It was a nerve-wracking night. Ashlee did wake me up one time with “Wolfie” in her arms growling at me like a bear that she was scared. I couldn’t figure out why until I heard my roommate in the front room snoring…. SHE SOUNDED LIKE A BEAR.
I have a huge soft spot in my heart for Ashlee. I alway hear about this tremendous amount of love a mother has for their newborn children. I can only imagine how strong it is because my love for my nieces and nephews is extremely strong.
I won tickets to Princesses on Ice at the Showare Center… of course I took my favorite princesses and queens. I wish mom were closer so she could have gone with us but honorary Momma Laurie went with us. Ashlee saw commercials for Disney on Ice but didn’t know about the tickets. We surprised her. Laurie bought tiaras for everybody and we met at Shari’s for dinner. Jennifer made a video to tell her and she was so hyper at first she had to rewatch the video a second time… She got quiet and then said, “i thought my surprise was dinner with Lala and Laurie!” Such a sweet little girl! We went to go into the arena and they said the tickets were not valid. I almost had a heart attack when I went back to the ticket office being WORRIED that I messed this up after we already told Ashlee we were going and they show was pretty much sold out… turns out they printed the wrong tickets… PHEW!!! It was beautiful inside… all the princess gear and it truly was magical. I even bought Ashlee a $12 ice cone… It was a great night! Probably once in a lifetime….
P.S. Little Madi was singing and dancing along also before she passed out.
I have a lot I need to blog about and it WILL not be in order… but at least I am getting it done 🙂
Thanksgiving is one of those hard holidays. It just isn’t what it used to be BUT I am thankful Jennifer is close around so I am not completely lonely. I made rolls with Ashlee. It was tons of fun… and of course she wanted flour all over her face! I love that little princess!
This is the month to be thankful… so although I am starting late… I will do it!
1. Ashlee, Ethan, and Madi! They are such joys in my life! After moving tables and chairs all day, these little monkeys are the lightest, littlest cutest hyper babies EVER!!!
2. A job… most days at least!
3. My family (it’s a given!) but I love them and am so grateful for all they do for me! And I really, truly can not imagine life without them!
4. JB, also known as my super reliable car. I do have to take it in to the shop tomorrow because there is a recall… but JB has treated me well!
5. I helped Jenn vote today. I am thankful for the GIFT/Right to vote! I pray our country can turn around and that a God-living president will be elected!
While we were at Walmart today we were trying on masks. Apparently Ethan wants to be a SCARY monster for Halloween. I tried on a scary mask and talked to Little Miss Madi… I am so mean!! I almost made her cry… She even got those cute little pouty lips! It is a really good thing Jennifer was close to stop her before she started to scream! Ashlee tried it on also… and then poor Madi got tortured with a mask of her own. She probably could have fit her whole body in that mask! It is a really good thing she didn’t see it. She might have scared herself! Sorry the pictures are turned… I forgot to save them after I rotated them… OOPS!
Ethan and I also had a sword fight in the middle of the aisle… I used a little sword. He used every single knife and sword and blade he could find!