Let’s Try This Again

I have a confession.  This is not my first time (attempting) to start a blog.  Over a year ago I paid way too much money (read $100+) buying a package and a domain name and got all excited about what I was going to do with it.  That year came and went and that money was wasted because the last year was a doozie…we found out I was pregnant (surprise!), I finished my last year of grad school (who knew the letters M & A could be so expensive?!), completed an internship in the mental health field (ever tried to get a group of kids with ADHD to complete a…squirrel!), and a host of other events and changes that took priority over blogging about it all.

Fast-forward to now-baby Emory is here and the most exquisite creature her dad and I have ever laid eyes on!  This coming from the woman who was “never going to get married, and if I ever do, I’m NOT having kids…hahahaha…ha!  Cue the colic she had for the first 2 months of her life, the teething that started at 3 months, the fact that I haven’t had coffee since I found out I was pregnant, and the fact that control over my hypothyroidism flies completely out the window thanks to the surge of pregnancy hormones and then their swift exit, and you’ve got a sleep deprived stay-at-home momma with a lot of time to ponder the deeper things of life.  Things like the quickest, easiest meal I can possibly make so that my husband and I don’t starve, how to bribe a cranky (almost) 4 month old into a nap, what excuses to come up with so that people who drop by won’t think we actually live in this squalor all the time, how to make a dollar stretch to China and back, how we can manipulate a 130-year-old farmhouse into the house of our dreams, and how merciful our God is to bless me with the abundant, unexpected, blessing-filled, downright exhausting, stressful and rich life I get to share with my favorite people on the planet.

So, here’s to adding blogging to my to-do list that has never been more full to date.  I’ve already made it further in this blogging venture than I did a year ago, so I’m feeling pretty good about this whole thing.  I hope you’ll join me for the journey!

 

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The view from my favorite window

21 Replies to “Let’s Try This Again”

  1. You are a great momma! God’s got this!! I’ve recently learned to take each day with God one step at a time. I’ve lived for so long thinking about the future and wondering what God’s will for my life is. Instead I have to ask myself what is God’s will. Focus on Him not me. Hope this is some good advice!! If you need help I’ll be a hour away soon!!

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  2. Ashley, a friend told me early in my marriage to sprinkle Comet powder in my toilets and sinks and if someone dropped by they would think they had caught you before you started cleaning for the day.lol

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  3. Ashley, I look forward to reading more of your beautiful words and your insightful thoughts. You have a gift for writing. Thank you for sharing it!

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  4. Good morning! I am visiting from Nanaland. Arlene, one of my favorite bloggers, sent me over.

    Your blog name is wonderful. I love your view (and your point of view) and will look forward to reading here!

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  5. Hi Ashley – I’m here from Arlene’s place. I love your view! I grew up on a farm so am just a little partial to that life. Welcome to blogland!

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  6. Hi Ashley! I’ve never read blogs before but this is a great glimpse into your blesses life. It is amazing to me the things I don’t know about the people around me. I look forward to reading more & getting to know you and your family better

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    1. Hi Ruth! Thanks for the read! You’re right, it is amazing what we don’t know about the people we share close proximity with. Hopefully I’ll get to hear more about your life in the near future, too 🙂

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