Well, turns out my mother was right.
As Ash and I got older we realized that we actually quite liked each other and...even had fun with each other, gasp!!! ;)
When I was going through my divorce it was a really hard time for me. Ashley lived here in Utah at the time, but I remeber she was always there for me. She would even come home to Idaho on the weekends and stay with me. She helped me through some really difficult times. Through all of this Ash and I became really close. She is not only my sister, but she became my confident and best friend.
Now, I live in Utah...and I live with Ashley. I know it can't be easy for her to live with me and my little girl. Ashley really is like a second mom to Alyvia. Ash watches/sleeps with Livie when I work nights. Ash also plays with Livie and gives me a breather when she knows I am getting stressed or just 'having one of those days.' I know Ash has had to sacrifice some things for Livie and me.
I just want my sister to know how much I appreciate her. I really could not do it without her help.
Livie loves 'her Ashely.' And I don't even think Ash realizes what an impact she is having on Livie's life. Or mine. Thank you, Ashely!!! Thank you for being a good example and for all you do for us!!
So here's to my sister and my best friend, I love you, oyster!!! :)
Our first day of school: first and second grade
Haha, all I can say is wow, check out that hair!!
Ashley as a blondie!!
2006 (haha, no we do not have perms, our hair is just naturally curly..aka fro-y!! ;)
Ashley visiting us in B-town
Summer time 2006
4/08 I got to go on a cruise with my sister, it was an awesome experience!! As you can tell by my face, I am scared to death and Ash was just laughing her head off, she LOVES heights!!!
We went to Mexico, it was beautiful!!
09, some LV action. Ash's feet were hurting so I did what any big sis would do and gave her a lift ;)
5/09 Livie's 4th B-day!!
Running the 5K together for Brain Injury...and yes, we did actually finish :)