Saturday, February 8, 2014


I was babysitting my nieces and nephews a couple days ago and things started getting crazy or what some go to an extent to say "cray-cray." I decided to be original and flip on a movie for the children to watch. How many of you have seen "Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron"? Before we go any further on this topic, note that i have not cried in a movie for quite some time. Well, we get to the scene where Spirit (the horse) is being tied down by these horrible humans. Then his mom see's whats happening and has this "Oh my goodness, they are taking my child" face. I lost it. I was bawling. Anyways. Thought everyone should know that I cried in a horse movie. 

Quote from my journal from 2011: "I should probably get a job. People are starting to hate me because they always have to buy me food."

A couple months ago, a came across a Facebook Page called "The Lucky Fin Project" - a webpage that brings awareness to those who have limb differences. I am so extremely grateful for coming across this page. It has subgroup pages for each state so those with limb differences can connect with those in their state (it's mostly mom's who have a child with a limb difference). We are currently planning a day where we will meet up with our families. I can't wait! If i cried in the movie Spirit, then i will most likely cry when i get to hold these precious babies who were born with some type of limb difference. I'm counting down the days!

Here are some photos of what's been happening lately:

My mom went to this event called Rootstech - a family history and technology conference. They kept emphasizing writing down our life events for record keeping. Whether it be on a piece of paper or on a blog - do it! So you may just be seeing more of my blog. I apologize.

Sincerely, Ashlyn