Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing Mamas out there! I am so blessed to have been raised by the best mom in the world, and she has taught me how to be a great Mama. Today was dedicated to spending time with my little girl Amelia. I can't even imagine my life without her; she is the most wonderful part of my world.
This silly girl lights up my world and makes every day wonderful! 

So yesterday was truly a lazy Saturday. We slept in until 8:30, cleaned up around the house, Amelia and I went grocery shopping then we ended the evening snuggling (Amelia slept in my arms for 3 hours... Heaven). I love when she grabs her blanket and bunny, and heads for my lap. Her and I have this amazing bond that I don't believe will ever be broken. At about 9:30 last night I decided that I had to get off my butt and head to the gym. Luckily my gym is 24 hours; it isn't staffed at night so I was the only one in the entire place. I got there around 10:10pm and immediately hopped up on the elliptical. I have this love-hate relationship with that machine; it kicks my butt and I hate it for the first 15 minutes, and then I realize how great I feel and I don't want to stop. Since it was so late I just did 40 minutes on the elliptical and ended my workout with a very brisk 10 minute walk on the treadmill. Oh how great it feels to finally be hitting the gym again. This last week was hard for me; I wanted to shove anything chocolate in my mouth. 

I believe I posted a while back about being able to fit into a size smaller pair of jeans... well here is a picture, not the most flattering picture by any means but I'm pleased with the smaller number (even though it really isn't small).

A smaller size pair of jeans. I hate that I carry all of my weight in my tummy area... why can't it be in my butt. I need a little more junk in my trunk! 

So today was a wonderful Mother's Day, but I missed my Mom terribly! She wasn't able to make it down this weekend, she lives 8 hours away. The remainder of this post is going to be picture heavy :) Just warning y'all. 
Not even an hour after I became a Mama, with my Mom and Grandma... 4 Generations! Brings a smile to my face on this Mother's Day.

First thing this morning Mark, Amelia and I headed out to a local donut shop. We never eat donuts so this was quite a treat for us. We picked out some delicious ones and enjoyed them with some chocolate milk. After that we headed home. Amelia and I got ready to head over to my Grandma's house and Mark worked in the yard a little bit. While I was in the bedroom ironing Amelia's dress, Mark came running in telling me that I had to head outside with him, he didn't know what to do. Not knowing what he was talking about, I chased him out back to our shed. He lifted up a box and underneath were four baby kittens. We didn't know whether or not to leave them, but knowing how much our neighbors hate the stray cats of the neighborhood we decided to bring them in. They are the most adorable little things and we hope to find good homes for them. I'm sure they wouldn't have made it long with all of the mean boy cats roaming the neighborhood... so now we bottle feed. 

Feeding time, and Amelia is such a good helper

After we got the kittens settled we headed over to my Grandma's. Mark spent the evening at his Brother's house, but I wanted to hang out with my Grandma this Mother's Day. I'm glad he got to spend time with his mom, even though we are only 10 minutes away from her we go months without seeing her because of the busy schedules we all keep. For Mother's Day Mark and Amelia got me an orchid, I've been wanting one for such a long time. It is incredibly beautiful. My little sister Grace got me a gift card to Starbucks... oh my goodness she is awesome. I gave up spending money at all on eating out or getting coffee and tea drinks so a gift card is very much appreciated. At my Grandma's this evening we had a great dinner and got to visit with two of my Aunts and one of my Uncles. All in all... fabulous Mother's Day! Below are a series of pictures of my Amelia; I love her to pieces.
 My girl and I (sorry for the mega cleavage!) 

 She LOVES watermelon

 Taking a break from running in the sprinkler to enjoy some watermelon


 sweetest ever!

 She ate about half of a mini watermelon on her own

Well I hope you all had the most wonderful day! Mother's Day is always a good day to reflect on the blessings God has given me and to be thankful for all that I have. Until tomorrow...

Ashley Elizabeth

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ashley!

    just wanted to let you know that I replied to your comment on my blog. It's pretty lengthy LOL