Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekending - the Mother's Day edition (and an update)

I switched things up a bit...when I first started this blog it was to detail happenings of our life, then infertility struck and I wanted to try and focus on the "Farm" aspect of our life and then adoptions happened and we became parents.  Truth be told, I always wanted to be a Mom Blogger and once these bundles of joy joined our family my blog has taken a complete focus on them.  I have been toying with the idea of changing my blog name for a while but couldn't come up with anything and almost ditched this one to start a new one...but then it hit me this weekend and I decided to just make the change now!!

Changing the blog name was the easiest part,
Welcome to the Life with Kids blog...
now changing all my social media and emails is another story.

Let's get onto my 4th Mother's Day shall we?

It all started out with an impromptu visit to our favorite island for dinner, the park and driving around on Friday afternoon.

Then on Saturday I had some much needed pampering done and spent a few hours with my girl getting my hairs colored.  I have so my grey in my hair and it's been a part of my life since I was 17 years old.  Not only did we do our regular root touch up but we also added in some balayage (it's been well over a year since my last one) and I am in LOVE!!

Saturday afternoon we hopped in the car and drove halfway across the state to spend the holiday with Thomas' mom at their new house.  We arrived and had dinner, sat around and talked for hours and even Finnley warmed up to them quite a bit.  Then it was time for bed.

Sunday we got up had coffee, chatted a bit, went out for coffee, visited a farmers market, took the girls to a park, headed back to their house for Finnley's nap, chatted some more and then had an early dinner before we jumped in the car and drove back home...but first we had to stop at our favorite drive in for a milkshake and fried mushrooms.

When we got home we sat down in front of our pantry door and attempted some Mama and Girls photos...I'm learning to take what I can get ;)

Overall it was a super laid back weekend and I got to spend it with my favorite people.

this one might be my favorite.  We were taking "silly" pictures and obviously Ellie was totes into it while Finnley does what she does ;)

Finnley just observes and takes everything in...but I have to admit that she really does make the funniest faces and I have on occasion been able to capture them.

And then when they're both smiling my heart just melts.

This journey to motherhood wasn't easy, nor is navigating it motherless, but when I look back and see who these girls are becoming and my unmeasurable love for them.   I don't take being their Mama for granted one second and am so grateful for the generosity of their birth mom's to choose me to be their Mama.

♥ Ashley


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! Love the photos with your girls, shows what motherhood is really like. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  2. I love the new name! I think it fits well.

  3. Those pics of you guys are adorable!! I'm glad you had such a fun weekend - milkshakes & a farmers market is my kind of day!


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