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Hello there

This morning I realized it has been a bit since I’ve posted anything here ( waves finger in shame at self) hopefully you all don’t feel too neglected. There really isn’t any one reason why I haven’t been blogging, life just gets in the way sometimes I guess. Between kids, work, and every part of life in between it all kind of just flies by in this fascinating blur. Add exhaustion into the mix and you’ll find yourself in the middle of March thinking it’s still January. Now when I say exhaustion I am not exaggerating for effect. I’m talking not really sure how you’re going to make it through the day standing exhausted. Do you ever find yourself so tired you’re making deals with yourself to get things done? Saying things like “Come Ashley, just do one load of dishes and then we can sit down and watch an episode of Chicago PD or three before we start another task”. I saw a meme about a permanently exhausted pigeon once, pretty sure I’m that pigeon. 

So what’s new with me you ask? Well I am now the mother to a 12 year old kid, seriously how the hell did that happen? It really doesn’t seem like it’s been THAT long since he was a baby. I feel a lot older when I think about having a 12 year old. I’ll be 33 this year which just doesn’t sound right. We’re now 35 days away from our next trip to Disneyland. I cannot tell you how needed it is. This time we’ll be spending five days in the parks this time which I’m super stoked for. We’re intentionally going before Galaxy’s Edge opens, as much as I love Star Wars, there is no way I would be able to handle that many people. We hope to go back in October though so I can’t wait to be able to tell you guys all about it then.

Spring is finally here, which means getting to take the kids out of the house to do thing like go to the park. This is good for them because they get to play, this is good for me because it means less time destroying the house and somewhere they can get out some of that crazy kid energy. We live within walking distance of our elementary school so evening walks have become a thing again. With nice weather on it’s way be on the look out for posts about beach adventures and hopefully some camping. We’ve also got a teeny tiny amusement park here so who knows maybe we will do a post to show that off. It’s going to be a great spring/summer so stay tuned!

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Just a day

Today I have decided to do something a little different. Instead of writing a full blog post I’m going to do a day in my life told by pictures post. It’s just a plain old Monday so prepare for exciting pictures of me at work, and my kids, and the things I do to keep my sanity. I figured it might be fun to give you a little peak into my life.

So at first I was going to take a “this is what I look like when I wake up picture,” then I decided I wanted you to actually get through the whole post and not scare you away so we will just skip that part. Seriously 3 kids plus insomnia, nobody needs to see that. Instead here’s a few, that’s right I said a few, of my alarms that go off well before the sun comes up.

My shift starts bright and early at 5:30AM. Now you’re probably looking at my alarms and thinking to yourself “how in the world does she make it work on time?” Well, 1. I live like seven minutes away from where I work. 2. I lay my clothes out the night before and basically roll out of bed, get dressed, and walk out the door. Ain’t nobody got time for makeup at 5 in the morning. Well somebody does, but I am not that somebody.

Here’s a glimpse of my desk. If I were to do a panoramic picture you’d see my walls are covered in photos and Disney tickets and passes.

My super amazing lunch, more like I forgot to bring lunch so I stopped at the market in my way to work.

Part of what I do is create content for our social media accounts. Here a #MondayMotivation quote I was working on.

Finally home and spending time with my daughter. My boys ran away to play Nintendo. Who need your mom when you have Smash Bros.

There’s no such thing as alone time when you have a one year old.

Shopping for dinner is always a blast.

Taco soup came out pretty good.

Mommy’s cleaning which means it’s a perfect time to start playing.

And she’s out. Taking up more of the bed than she needs as always.

It was a pretty uneventful day for us. Next ‘Day in the life’ post will be in a few months when we head on back down to Disneyland so stay tuned. Have a great week and as always thanks for reading.