Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thanks!

Thank you my lovely readers for reading my blog and sharing it with others! Thank you to those who don't understand my life who read and share with others.

I have a had a huge jump the past few months since I shared my perspective at Jill's wedding. I will be attending Jessa's as well. I simply adore those Duggars! Perhaps I will have as many children as they?

Thank you all who read, no matter what you believe.

I love you all!

Ashleigh

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Why My Daughters Wont Watch Frozen

My daughters came home from school Friday telling me about a movie all of the other children were seeing. It sounded innocent enough, but just in case I decided to check it out.

The first issue I had with this movie was the children being up in the middle of the night to play in the snow. Even CREATING snow in the palace! Not that I recommend children going outside at night (I don't) but they should not have had snow in the house. Especially since the little girl didn't know how to turn it off!

The second issue I had was the overwhelming guilt Elsa's parents made her feel over accidentally hurting her sister. Yes, Elsa would have been guilty anyway. But forcing the doors of the palace to be shut, forcing Elsa to hide her powers, to wear gloves, instead of helping her transition, to help her find someone who could help her harness the power... well that was just wrong. The poor girl needed help, not harsh words and hiding.

One day, the gates were finally open. Anna finds a man who she immediately wants to marry. She goes against her big sisters wishes. As far as I'm concerned, her sister was over her, she should listen. Then Elsa goes running away from her problems instead of facing them.

The entire premise of the story runs along the lines of "Its bad to be different, don't be different. If they notice your different, run away. And don't come back until the problem has a solution, or is turned into an even bigger problem."

My daughters wont see it. I want my daughters to be unique in Christ. Although the sisterly love is there, which is a good concept to teach, they will likely look past that and see the rebellion, the running, and the other major issues logged in this movie and think it is okay.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Life Goes On

Today has been a normal run of the mill day. Nattie and Kailiegh went to school. Kaileigh came home with an A on her math homework... I am so proud of her. Nataleigh didn't want to share her grade, but thats okay.

Baileigh played with her dolls today. She likes to pretend to be Mommy. She can't wait to go to school  like the big girls do.

My precious little Matthew is eight months old. He is truly a blessing to me. He has started cruising around on furniture, and is becoming a big boy!

The twins are doing well. I felt them moving around today. So exciting!

I guess thats really it. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know how its going.

Much love to you all.

Ashleigh

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for my girls. I was anxious. They both are going into second grade. I decided today to allow them a little freedom. Its so scary. I was so tempted to go and watch them play at recess, to go and eat lunch with them, but I didn't. Yes, I really don't like the idea of them going to school, but at least its not a public school, at least they are with like minded individuals. Anything that comes up that is unnecessary for them to know about or anything with conflicting views from myself and my husband can easily be explained away. Hopefully we won't encounter this for a while. My children are strong. I have faith in how I have raised them. If they swing next to another kid on the playground, or say hi to a classmate, it isn't the end of the world.

It is still my job to protect them. I still need to guard their minds from influences that would be bad for them. I need to make sure they are kept safe in this world, that they stay children for as long as possible. I am the one who must guide them. God gave me these babies as precious gifts, and although I cannot keep them at home now, even though they are starting to fly away sooner than I wished for them to, maybe this is a good thing. I have to trust my babies. I have to trust that I am raising them the right way.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday To My Nataleigh!

Nataleigh is nine this Thursday. I am busy that day and will not be able to have a post up. I thought it might be nice if all of my sweet readers might wish my Natty a happy birthday? I am so sure she would adore it.

Happy birthday Natty dear. You have taught me so much about being a mummy. I adore you so much and wish you to be happy. It is so hard to believe you will be nine years old. It was only yesterday I had you in my arms as a tiny tiny baby. I didn't know how to be a mommy! You taught me how to be a mommy to you, and I hope I have served you well. I adore you my sweet sweet girl.
Mommy.


I will show Natty this post on Thursday, and if anyone would like to add their own comments to this post, I will make sure she sees them.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Naming the twins

Troy has agreed to let me name our son Bartholomew under the condition HE names our daughter. I was a bit taken aback by this, but I asked what he wanted to name our daughter. "Well, I like Kymberleigh, but not the way you spell it. I want it to be K-I-M-B-E-R-L-Y"

I can't do this. He can name our son Nathan. I don't have to like it.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

It's a Girl! And a Boy!

Yes dear readers, I am having twins! The shock is amazing to me. I shall adore these two tiny tots as they make their way through the world with each other by their sides. The girl of course is Kymberleigh Dayton. My husband wants to name the boy Nathan. We shall see if I cannot get him to choose Bartholomew Bonaparte. I willfully submit to his graces and whatever he wishes... but it doesn't mean I can't ask! I have never had twins before! I cannot wait! This is going to be exciting! Do any of you have experience with twins? What would you say to a first time twin mama?