Then the tears came... man the kid screamed!
Then, I discovered a solution to the screaming
I threw a surprise birthday party for my mother on April 10th... It was SO fun & she was REALLY surprised! Thank you all SO much who helped me in any way to pull this off- it wouldn'thave been a success without you! This post is pretty late & I haven't had time to edit all the pictures, but I'm going to post them anyway cause I know people want to see them.
Hi... remember me? I'm Ashleigh & I write this blog. I figured it's been a while since I shared what I'm up to, so this post is dedicated solely to me. See that picture? It was taken at our stake preparedness fair last weekend. I'm the 2nd counselor in Relief Society & that means I was responsible for our ward's display/booth... Sound like a sinch? It wasn't at all, but it was a fun experience (& a success, if I may say so myself)! So that's what took up a lot of my time last month. That & I got a rejection letter from the Northland Pioneer College department of Nursing- I didn't get in :(. At first I felt like, "How big of a looser am I?? I got rejected from NPC!" but now I feel more like, "It's not part of the plan for us to go to school up there right now & the Lord knows best.", so I'm just trying to figure out what to do with myself now. That's my problem, I'm a planner (I guess I just don't like feeling stagnant- I always want to be working toward something, progressing you know?). I had our life all planned out for the next 3 years & knew exactly how things were going to play out. Well that one little rejection letter screwed it all up... I'm working on a new plan now but have NO idea where it's going.
I've been taking a PhotoShop class online for the past few weeks & that's been fun. I wanted to learn how to edit the pictures I take with my new camera so it works out really well. I'll be honest, I took like 5 zits & freckles off of my face in that picture... I guess that means I'm learning something, huh? (Now, if only I can learn how to take off my double chin :D)!
A friend in my ward manages the Down East Basics store & asked if I could come in & help her a few hours a week so I've been doing that- it's fun! They have cute clothes & it gets me away from the boys for a little bit so I can get in some girl time :). I'm debating about going back to Chase... (sniff, sniff, tear)... I wasn't really happy working there, but the medical insurance was GREAT & we could use it!
Which brings me to my next update- I'm officially baby hungry. I'm usually pretty private about the "trying" phase, but since people keep asking I'm just going to put it out there. My baby maker doesn't work that great (I have PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome- you can google it), & it took us like a year & 1/2 to get pregnant with Roman so I'm preparing for another long road ahead of us (it's already been 6 months... & nothing). I'm more sensitive about it this time around for some reason, so I figured it might be easier if people know what's going on then maybe I won't have to deal with so many of the obnoxious questions. Don't take that like you can't ask me about our situation... I just don't want the "So you're not pregnant YET?" type of questions.
Anyway, that's pretty much all that's going on in my world... with the exception of a huge surprise party I've been planning for my mom's 70th birthday (it's this Saturday & it's ok that I'm writing about it because she never reads my blog). Also, I'm looking forward to flying to Lubbock, TX to be with my sister Gwen when she has her 3rd baby next month!! & that's my life in a nut shell- Trying to juggle family, church, hobbies, maybe work and my future while at the same time, trying to learn how to rely more on the Lord (& His time) in almost EVERY one of those areas. Thanks for catching up with me :D Peace out!