Thursday, March 29, 2012

April 7-8, 2003

My oldest daughter Mindy will be 9 on April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday). I have been thinking about the day she was born.


1. On April 7, 2003 as I was in full active labor, Syracuse beat Kansas in the 2003 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship 81/78.

2. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown was on the New York Times Bestseller List.

3. #1 Movie in the Theater The Core.

4. #1 on the Billboard Top 100, In Da Club, 50 cent

5. In the early morning hours of April 8, 2003 as Brian and I held our new precious baby in our arms. The United States of America bombed the Bunker thought to be the hiding place of Saddam Hussein. He would be captured December 2003.


1. The NCAA Final Four decided Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State and Kansas.

2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James is on the New York Times Bestseller List
(However I feel it should be Everneath!)

3. #1 Movie in the Theater is Hunger Games.

4. #1 on the Billboard Top 100, Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

5. 9 years later the war in Iraq is coming to an end, However war still rages on as many countries are unsettled. Many Countries demanding freedom.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's been awhile!

I have not been up on blogging lately... I have been busy with 3 kids and everything life has to offer. Good and Bad.

After two years of searching for a diagnosis, Josh was diagnosed with abdominal migraines. Since being on the medication I have seen a huge difference in everything he does. He no longer screams in pain, or sleeps all day and night and he wants to leave the house!

Josh started Kindergarten this year and loves it. Mindy is in 3rd grade now and is excelling in her ballet & Tap classes. Lily is growing up too fast! She loves her baby dolls and likes watching sprout.

Josh also had his Tonsils and Adenoids out this past Tuesday he is recovering well, eating all the ice cream and jello his little heart desires. Lily is jealous because Josh has wanted to snuggle with mom more than usual and she wants mom for herself.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Best of Friends!

Lily finally caught the cat and they play so cute together.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Miss Lily

Lily had her 2 week appointment today and is growing nicely! She now weighs a whopping 7 lbs 4oz and is very healthy!
Unfortunately this was not the case for her brother Josh who woke up this morning crying his ear hurt. So while we were at the Doctor we had him check his out to find he has an ear infection.
I am feeling a lot better this week. My back is still a little sore but getting better!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lily Elizabeth Ashton

After Laboring for 7 weeks they had to induce me. The joyful smile on my face tells how happy I was to be finished with this pregnancy.
Dr. Yama broke my water Feb 1st at 9:30 AM and at 12:08 PM I delivered Lily Elizabeth Ashton she weighed 7 lb and 19 1/2 inches tall.
Having babies with lots of hair is lots of fun. Mindy had a lot of hair but Lily's is longer and thicker.
Mindy and Lily

Josh and Lily
Due to the hospital restrictions my kids could not come see me in the hospital they did come on Tues afternoon and was able to see me and the baby thru the nursery window. They were very excited to have me home.
This is my first baby to take a binki I am really excited!
Delivery went very well. I unfortunately got a spinal headache from the epidural and had to have a blood patch yesterday. I am feeling much better, although my back is quite sore. All and All I feel really good!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had a lot of fun dressing up this year Mindy was Silvermist from the Movie Tinkerbell and Josh was Batman!

We went to our neighbourhood park and did trunk or treat. Both kids had fun with their friends and got a lot of candy!

We are very excited for baby girl to come ! Here I am yesterday November 15, 2009 at
28 weeks!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where has the time gone!

I have been very busy with a sick little Josh. He still has days where his stomach hurts and has a extreme lack of energy so for any of you that know my kids know that they never stop running, jumping, climbing etc... They did test him for Celiac and the test results came back inconclusive so he will be seeing a Gastroenterologist on 10/27 to have a look at him and most likely they will schedule a small bowel biopsy not fun but necessary.

I have now reached 23 weeks in my pregnancy AKA 6 months! Baby Girl is growing very well! I am hoping these last months will go by fast. So far things have been great not quite as well as being pregnant with Mindy and gratefully nothing like Josh (he was a horrible pregnancy) Other than some common aches pains and headaches I feel well. I am starting to slow down and get tired a lot easier than I did a month ago but that is normal too.

There has been a few times that I have fallen asleep and Mindy and Josh didn't want to wake me so Mindy took care of Josh. She did a great job they read books and had a messy snack but that was OK she was very proud of herself!

Mindy is getting to be a very grown up and will be a big help when I have the baby!