Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Things That Are Making Me Smile

1.) Watching the bond between my kiddos and seeing it strengthen everyday. When Jaxson thinks that no one is looking I see him do sweet little things for Kendra. At playgroup a few weeks ago he helped her into the toy car and was pushing her around all while telling her he loved her. It brought tears to my eyes.

Taking care of sissy when she has been hasn't been feeling well.
2.) That my orchid that I had written off as being dead has not only re-bloomed , but is flourishing now!

3.) The fact that even though it may not look like it, that my house is slowly, little by little, getting organized. I have been on a re organizing mission lately. I have a whole other post lined up for that. :)

4.) I found a new series of novels that I am loving right now. There is something about finding an author with reoccurring characters that you can form a connection with. I get excited when the book is over because I know I have a new one to read. Plus, it is so much easier with my kindle to just download and have it right there(it is also easier to overspend on books, however, because I buy so many!).

5.) My new washing machine! The spending money part on it doesn't make me smile.... but we have been without one for over two weeks and it is tough! I took that for granted and never will again. Hello clean laundry!

6.) The Walking Dead is back on! Although this show is not everyone's cup of tea, I love it!

7.) Kendra finishing my sentences! I was singing a song the other day when she chimed in and finished the line perfectly! It was so cute. We kept doing it over and over so I could hear her little voice. She is talking more and more everyday and amazes me with what comes out of her mouth.

8.) Noticing the distinct differences between my childrens' personalities and preferences, even at this young age.  For example, if you give them the same meal she will go straight for the meat and then to the bread. She always saves her fruits and veggies for last. Jaxson, however will eat the veggies, then the fruit and then we have to fight to get him to eat the main dish. She generally will finish what he has left behind.

9.) We have implemented our bugdet and seem to be adjusting. We are starting to see some debts go down and our savings go up. Yeah for progress!

10.) My friend asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding and I am so excited and honored to be a part of her special day!



  1. What books are you reading? I love series books like that, especially ones that "speak" to me! :)

  2. such a sweet list. Enjoy every minute with your little ones. It goes by in a heartbeat. I miss my kids every single day... Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. What book series are you reading?!

  4. I love that your little guy is showing love to his sister! That must be so amazing to watch :)

    I feel you on the new washing machine. Every year that I get older, I appreciate household appliances more and more. For Christmas we got a new vacuum and steam mop and I was so thrilled! It kind of sucks to spend money on those things, but it's so worth it!

  5. I loove number 1 and the picture that accompanied it! And like everyone else asked "what books"?

  6. What a great list Ashley and your kiddos are so adorable!! Yay for being a bridesmaid, how fun!!

  7. I love these kind of lists..I need to start posting random bits like this. I'm so excited you get to be in a wedding, I'm going to be in a wedding in August & super excited!! And that's super sweet about your kids bonding, makes me all anxious to have another :)

  8. The photo of your babes is adorable! So sweet that he loves being a big brother and Mama's helper!
    Yay for the new washing machine and being bridesmaid!
    How cute that Kendra finishes your sentences :)
    I hope you've been having a sweet week, Ashley!

    Lots of love

  9. that is such a sweet pic of your son nurturing his sissy. must be doing something right momma! :)