Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I only post once a year:)

These are my loves... and lucky me they love eachother:)
Elleigh Gracyn is here... and has been for about 6 months now. She rocks my socks and Colton loves her more than anything in the whole wide world. We have been keeping ourselves busy. Shawn started school in the Winter and is working towards his degree in Criminal Justice... Luckily for us he already has the job this just helps if he wants to move up in the world... which of course he does. So we are working on that and I'll be so glad when he is done... He is such a hard worker and the incentive of a motorcycle when he finishes his Bachelor's is a real motivation:)
As for me, I am good. I am loving being the Mommy to these wonderful kids and I am so thankful to have a husband who helps me be the best Mom I can be and supports me wholeheartedly with the many things that I find important. 
 Losing weight... My body is the strangest... I lose lots of weight when I am pregnant and still end up having 8 lb babies:) But while nursing I gain alot of it back so... I started Weight Watchers online and I am really excited and really committed to this... I think that I am just so tired of being the fat kid in class:) So I am really ready to make the change. I also am ready for the negative self-talk to be out my mind and with this I feel like I am on the right track to make that happen. After I gave birth to Elleigh...(which was an incredible birth story that I need to document) I had an incredible sense of self and such respect the body Heavenly Father has given me... and I am ready to feel that way again.

Colton is SOOO Big... He is going to be 2 in a couple of weeks and I can't believe that my baby is gonna be 2! When did that happen? Why does it go by so fast? He is a ball of energy and keeps me on my toes. I love him to bits and pieces and could not imagine my life without him.  He gave me purpose again and I love him for that. He loves to listen to music and when we are at church he will conduct the music with the music director... So he got something from me but otherwise, he is a Daddy's boy through and through. His Daddy is his world and I really wouldn't have it any other way. Luckily for me, Elleigh is a Mommy's girl and thank goodness because I don't think that there is enough Daddy to go around.

 Well here are a few pics to update our life:)
Us at Disney... Yes we braved it with 2 children under the age of 2 :) So much fun!



Tiffeny said...

I love your yearly posts. Maybe they could increase to semi-annual posts? I'm so happy to see pictures of your cute kids. You sound like you're doing great! I'm so glad. I wish we lived closer... we'll just have to talk soon! Love you Ash!

josh.kyla.avery said...

I totally agree that semi annual posts would be great!!!

Kate said...

Your comment on my blog was so sweet. Thank you! It's amazing how much being a mother can stretch you, isn't it?? I had no idea what a refining process it would be for me! You look like you are doing a fantastic job with your kids too. And I agree, a few extra posts a year would be awesome! :)