Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm Back

I know- I am the world's worst EVER blogger. I have been missing forever but I have a million and one excuses why. First of all I'm pregnant! In case you have heard on my Facebook page. It has been killing me not to post about it but I was waiting until we visited my family in Phoenix and told them in person.

So right now I am around 13 or 14 weeks. Yeah! I really wanted to post about how awful and miserable I felt in the beginning. It was sooooo not fun trying to go to school with morning sickness. So that was the first reason I was MIA. Too sick to even think while my family lived off of fast food. Then we had finals which by the way was triple worse with morning sickness! Luckily though it all paid off and I got an A in Anatomy and a B in Math so yeah again. My husband totally rocked all A's and I am really proud of him.

Then we went and made the three day trek to sunny Phoenix, AZ. We had some fun but way too much medical drama to say the trip was totally awesome. The good things were we ate lots of yummy food and didn't think twice about how bad it was for us. We spent some bonding time with family, hung out with some great friends and remembered how much we are loved from so far away! I didn't get to do or see everyone that we planned on but our time was cut short from Cody's hospital stay and having to get back to the dr's here. Of course now that we are back they are in no hurry to get Cody checked out and now we have to wait 2 weeks for his first real appointment AND we have to travel 3 hours to get there!

I have just been trying to get back into the swing of things at home and doing some crazy purging of clutter. We brought back way more stuff than we left with! My favorite Christmas presents this year were a pressure cooker to open my canning horizons, and I got to go "shopping" in my generous friend's food storage and pick out several items for my own supply! Food storage is by far the best gift idea ever!

Anyways, I know I might have lost a few of you along the way and I have totally and completely not checked my email in weeks. I'm really sorry if you sent me an email but I am going to be going through them and responding slowly but surely. I have some changes for the blog coming up as well. I will announce more soon but for now I will just be getting caught up on reviews- so probably no giveaways for awhile-don't hate me!

Blogging can be so much fun but things for me got to a point where they felt way too much like a huge burden trying to make all of my business contacts happy. Way too much pressure when life comes at you. I have learned to put me and my family first and get rid of the guilt. I have two sick little boys at home with the stomach flu so I thought I would get some things caught up while they watch their millionth show on tv. I really hope you all are doing good and thank you to all my blogging friends who haven't forgotten me and have kept in touch!


  1. Congratulations Ashley!! Yay for you! I hope you start feeling better soon =)

  2. congratulations, that's so exciting, hope you are feeling better

  3. Congrats on your pregnancy and for getting great grades on your finals. I do appreciate all of the hard work that you have put into this blog and want to wish you the best with whatever direction you end up taking it.

  4. Glad you're back! Man, that is frustrating about Cody and the dr apptmts! We've been praying for him (I asked for prayers at my church too!), and hoping there's great news when you go!
    Wow, not too long before you find out what you're having (or are you planning on it?). Time is flying!

  5. Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I hope your boys are feeling better soon. I know how stressful the pressure can be keeping up with contacts for reviews. I completely cut back and feel so much better. Definitely put your family first!

  6. I am very proud to be your mother, Sweetie!


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