Friday, October 31, 2008


This Halloween was AWESOME!! We had friends and family
over for hotdogs and then we piled into two pickups
and took the kiddies around our neighborhood for trick or treating.
It was loads of fun!!

Karen, Spenser and Charly

Crazy cousins

Group picture, minus half the group :)


Ballerina, Little Red Riding Hood, zombie bride, plumber - I'm guessing here

Daddy & Ashy

My great-niece....tooo cute!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I looooooove my daddy!!

She came along and stole his heart!!
Ohhhh she is a daddy's girl!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Don't fall asleep first.......

Mommy and Spenser were up to no good....

Ashlyn did not like it~

"Stop it, cut it out" she chanted from the sideline...

This is Mason's favorite saying...

as bad as it sounds.....

Saturday, October 25, 2008

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
~ Jeff Warner~

Friday, October 24, 2008


I *think* this was 2005

We LOVE Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

there's more than one way

To drag a trash can up the driveway.....
They are geniuses I tell ya!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We love you Sarah!!

Here is a video clip from Saturday Night Live and it actually has the "real" Sarah Palin. Some of the skits I have seen on blogs, youtube , etc have been really funny and there were some that were just poor taste in my opinion. I actually approve of this one and it cracks me up! I had to listen to it a couple of times...note the part that says "all the plumbers in the house pull your pants up" ....bwahhhhhh ahaaaaaaa

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

About my Ashy

Here are a list of 21 things about my Ashlyn. People with Down syndrome have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.

1. I am her favorite person in the whole, wide world (LOL, just hoping here!)

2. She loves cole slaw and salads.

3. She hates for me to brush her hair but she is a perfect angel when daddy brushes her hair.

4. When I take her to get her haircut I have to hide in the bathroom or go outside because she is just a rebel when it comes to her mommy.

5. Ashlyn likes to slap me on the back every time she walks by me.

6. She will not drive her princess car herself, she insists on being driven by someone else (usually Mason)

7. Ashlyn used to be an angel when it came to bedtime. We'd put her to bed and rarely heard a peep out of her. Now she refuses to sleep in her room and it is her big brother's fault :)

8. She kisses me no less than 30 times a day. (man I love her)

9. Ashlyn eats her cereal like a dog, with her face in the bowl, no spoon required (grrrrrr)

10. Sitting in the computer chair, she loooooves to spin it around and around and around some more. Don't have a clue how she does not get drunk from it. I get drunk just watching her do it.

11. Ashlyn loves to watch Hannah Montana.

12. Dirt is in the basic food groups according to Ashlyn. (grass, leaves, and paper are too)

13. She does not like to wear socks or shoes and she starts stripping her clothes off as she walks in the door from school.

14. If I ask her a question she answers me "yes sewr" (yes sir)

15. One of her favorite things to do is see how much toilet paper she can throw in the toilet before I walk in the bathroom and catch her!!

16. If Ashlyn spends the night with her me-maw she goes to bed and actually goes to sleep around 7:30... at home she is never asleep before 10 pm anymore. Turd :)

17. Ashlyn loooooves her big brother "Pensa" aka, Spenser

18. She is not afraid of dogs anymore.

19. Ashlyn is the keeper of the doors in our house... it is her job to keep all doors shut at all times.

20. As of lately if you ask Ashlyn to do something such as brush her teeth, she puts her hand on her forehead and says "have a headache". And she actually knows that she is funny when she does this!

21. Ashlyn is the most loved little girl in the history of time. She is adored by her family members and friends. Nobody told us that the extra chromosome would be bring so much love to our family... but now we know!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Are you couponing??

If not, well you should!! I loaded up at CVS today! I was thrilled as I ran to the car with my goodies!! I only paid about .70 cents for the load you see above! Plus I walked out of there with over $30 Extra care bucks to spend when I go back!! I don't see how CVS can stay in business with all of the stuff they give away!! (but I pray they keep using the ECB's to give me all of this stuff!)
I paid about .70 cents for the following!
- 2 pumpkin candy buckets
- 2 glow sticks for Halloween
- 7 packs of toothbrushes that had 2 in each pack - so I got 14 free toothbrushes- and believe me, the way Ashy hijacks everybody's toothbrush and does God knows what to it...we go through a ton of toothbrushes!!
- 4 bags of candy corn
- 2 bottles of Power Ade drinks
- 1 purse size pack of tissues
- 2 tubes of Colgate toothpaste
I realize that this has nothing to do with Down syndrome, but hey you guys really need to couponing!! Oh and I got 3 free cans of tomatoes at Harris Teeter, LOL!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here she is.....

it's Miss America!!

Well no, not really but she is really gorgeous!
Jaiden and her pal at the beach
ewwww Leah, you are one brave mama.....

Leah, Jaiden and her friend could pass for sisters in this picture!

We love you Jaiden!!
Your fans,
Traci & Ashy

Saturday, October 18, 2008


"You put me here for a reason
You have a mission for me
You knew my name and You called it long
before I learned to breathe"
Mercy Me

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ashlyn throughout the years

ohhhhh how we love her!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween 2004

Spiderman and Doc Oc

Dorothy with an attitude!!

Okay I am happy now!