Plan A, B, C…..W?

April 15, 2017

I have three blog posts started and sitting on my computer. They are self-reflective, profound, and well planned. Yet, I sit here about to write out another update of our lives because once again, the best laid plans have turned to chaos. This plan wasn’t Plan A, or Plan B, or even Plan C! How…

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A day in the Life

April 3, 2017

When I started this blog, I had aspirations to post every other day. As reality started to set in, I bumped that down to twice a week…and then eventually settled on once a week. It has currently been two weeks since my last blog entry. I know what you are probably thinking: “No duh, Ash!”…

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Don’t Save the Dates

March 20, 2017

There are many things this family lives by. One of them is: What’s life without a little chaos? In the last post I was catching you up on all the most recent chaos. Plans started changing so fast we were in a mad scramble to keep up. We had a short time to make a…

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A Punch to the Face

March 10, 2017

Plans: intentions or decisions about what one is going to do. “Everyone has a plan…until you get punched in the face.” Mike Tyson may have been referring to the boxing ring when he said this, but am I the only non-boxer who still feels like they totally get what he was saying? I couldn’t count…

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The Struggle

March 9, 2017

One and a half months. This is how long we have been becoming blended. This is how long we have been learning how to become parents of 7. This is how long we have been learning how to become siblings. This is how long we have all been learning how to invite more people fully…

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March 3, 2017

On Sunday night, David and Grace came through the door after arriving home from youth group. David had gone to pick her up while I stayed home with the younger six to make pizza for dinner. I heard David say upon entering, “Go tell her what you told me in the van. She’ll get a…

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Moving Day/Week/Experience

February 8, 2017

When David and I started talking, we would make jokes about the size our family would be if we ended up together. I heard stories of his family walking by him and just whispering, “SEVEN!” I would talk to people and get that blank stare after the question, “Does he have kids too?” was answered.…

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Happy and Blessed

February 3, 2017

I had something different ready to post today, but I decided these cannot wait! Amidst all the beautiful chaos around here, we are still attempting to celebrate being engaged and plan a wedding. We have been engaged for almost a month and a half and the extent of our planning is picking the date and…

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January 23, 2017

Ok, so I am aware that you can just take first letters from words and make anything an acronym, but I assure you that this is actually worthy of its own acronym. Single-parent-long-distance-dating. We did this for 6 months and many people asked us why. Why choose to date someone far when dating as a single…

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