Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Party prep

Wow two posts in one day?! I'm proud of myself! I'm trying my best to blog more frequently :)

Tonight my sister and I started on decorations for my baby girls 1st birthday party August 4th! So glad I have my sister to help me, don't know what I'd do without her. Visit her amazing blog

We started on the vintage fabric letters an haven't quite finished them yet but here's what we've done so far...

Cardboard cut out of her name

Tracing the fabric

The finished product.... Well sort of, still needs to be glued.

Her party is going to be vintage. Lots of fabric and mason jars! I'm so excited. P.S. I apologize for my tiny pictures, I'm updating my blog through my phone at the moment.

Until next time
- Laura-Ashley

Sticks and stones

Whoever said "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" couldn't be more far from the truth!

One thing my parents ALWAYS told us concerning their personal relationship was that they never ever called each other any name. Wether in anger or even while joking. Stupid, dumb, retard, retarded.... Any sort of word like that was NEVER used in my house growing up. They had
too much respect for each other to call one another any rude name.

Now that I'm grown up and married my husband and I have taken this approach in our own relationship. I think MAYBE both of us have slipped up towards the beginning of our marriage but immediately apologized.

You may think to yourself, what's the big deal? Especially if your just playing around. Like if your spouse does something funny/ditsy and you jokingly say haha you're stupid! For my husband and I (which is also what we've learned from my parents) is that it's just a level of respect. You would never want to make your spouse feel less than.

This has also carried over into all my relationships, family, friends. The moment you "jokingly" call someone a name could possibly be the moment your friend or spouse or family member is going through something that you just don't know about and that name could really hurt their feelings.

So next time you're with somebody you love and you catch yourself calling them a name in anger or for fun, ask yourself, is what I just said to my loved one something that's going to make them feel BETTER about themselves or worse? I always want people to feel encouraged and better about themselves once their done hanging out with me. :)

Just a thought.

Until next time

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A week away

This past week my husband an I went away to youth camp with some of the teenagers from our church. We had a ton of fun. However, we left our little girl with my parents for the whole entire week.

Raegan has spent the night at their house before but never ever for a week long.

My mom said when my sister and I were little they used to leave us with our grandparents to go to the same camp my husband and I just got back from.

The night before we left for camp my husband heard me sniffling in bed and asked what was wrong with me. I told him I was going to miss Raegan. I didn't think I was going to be "that" parent but apparently I am. Just the thought of not waking up to her made me so sad.

The first night or two at camp I missed her but it wasn't so bad. Then when this one girl showed up at camp with her baby, my best friend (who also has two kids she left at home) and I started to tear up while eating lunch. haha.

By Wednesday night I could not sleep. I missed her so bad that I got my phone and just started flipping through all the pictures of her.

In the past whenever we went to camp and it was time to leave on Friday I usually just took my time, said goodbye to everyone... This time I could not leave fast enough. Not because I didn't have a blast but because I missed my kid so much. My husband and I were shoving all the teenagers stuff in the car (ready or not) and was probably really annoying them cause we kept saying "LET'S GO!!!" haha

The whole ride home I kept picturing how our reunion would be. haha. I even told my husband, okay I'm going to go in first and please wait a few minutes before you come in. Because she loves her daddy so much, but i wanted my moment. :)

We pulled up and I jumped out before the car even stopped. My mom met us outside and I ran for her. She seemed a little confused at first. Like, I'm pretty sure you're my mom but I'm not too sure. But after a few minutes she was laughing and showing me her toys and everything was back to normal.

When you're a stay at home mom it's easy to get into the grind of things and the repetitive schedule that can drive you insane. You obviously know how much you love you're kid but you always think, I could sure use a break. But the moment you get one you think, okay I want my kid back now! And I know every parent out there can agree with me on that one.

She ALWAYS naps in her crib but when I got home she refused to nap. So I picked her up and she immediately fell asleep on me :D

I love my sweet girl more than any other thing in this entire world. I would move heaven and earth just to make sure she knew how important and loved she is. She is my gem.

Until next time

- Laura-Ashley