Thursday, March 8, 2012



There is something about a newborn baby that brings everyone together filling their hearts with joy and love!!!

"There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be “full-time moms,” at least during the most formative years of their children’s lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part-or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else." Elder M. Russell Ballard   “Daughters of God,” Ensign, May 2008, 108–10 

Last night I fell in love...again
the newest arrival to our family
He was 7lbs 15oz and 21 1/2 inches long
Born March 7th 2012
at 5:51PM

Waiting and waiting for the doctor to come

Mommy and Daddy

" of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

Grayson in the nursery
We all wanted to hold him soooo bad

Momma first seeing and holding her new love

Momma and her three boys

Big brothers

Ethan and Grayson

He may not be my baby, but I love him like he is.
Last night as I left the hospital I suddenly felt a sense of separation anxiety come over me and the thought of leaving Grayson made me want to stay all night.
It's amazing to me how with one look into those innocent eyes you fall in love and want to give them the whole world.
Many happy blessings to my aunt and uncle on their new bundle of joy!


Tara Ashley

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sweet Notes

This morning this sweet note was on my car
What a great way to start your day, right?!
Thanks, Roomie!

Days like today make me so thankful to live in a house full of sweet, caring, CRAZY girls. 
Of course there are always going to be those days when the kitchen is a mess, the floors are gross and we run out of TP or the dog happens to pee in your room....but I know that these are the days we will look back on and laugh because no matter where life takes us, the year of Family Fairmont will always live on in our hearts.

Here's to Sunday Funday roof top hang outs, pool parties and game nights!

What are you thankful for today?


Tara Ashley

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Journey Forward {3}

Hello All!
It's time for another challenge in our Journey forward series with Chelsea at life is a sunset.

The challenge this week was to write a letter to yourself one year ago.

Dear Tara,

This will be the year you find true love, real I can't go a day without you love. It will happen unexpectedly but you will finally learn what it means to love someone unconditionally and put all that you learned from your past into action. You both will grow close to one another as the year progresses becoming each others best friend and lover. There will be worry and heartache on your part at times that may keep you awake at night, just know that not everything needs to be analyzed and by asking "what does it mean" isn't going to get you anywhere. Enjoy the time you have together because soon you both will have to make a difficult decision and commitment to one another when it comes to his job and living the life of a fighter pilot.

You'll learn that you can't always trust everyone you meet and although you love your job and have learned a great deal from it there will be some unfair faults placed on your shoulders bringing you to make a rash decision and lead to unemployment. This will bring you to some rough times financially, but not to worry you will have loved ones around who will help you through the struggle and support you no matter what.  

You will also meet some awesome new friends and family both in the Air Force and civilian world that will become near and dear to your heart. 

Most importantly, despite all life brings your way you will find what it means to live a life full of {happiness} and love. Remember those little moments, cherish them and tuck them away so that you will always have them especially when the hard times roll in and it comes time to say "I'll be seeing you" to the man who has become your whole world. You will be in search of a great deal of strength and if you remember that Heavenly Father is with you always, in every situation, you will already be ahead of the game.

With all my love,
Future you