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Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

Leaving on a jet plane...

We are about to embark on our first ever family vacation. Xavier's first time in a hotel and a plane and a different state (well he's been from Indiana to Illinois, but we're so close that doesn't count) I'm bursting with excitement and a touch of nerves. I need a vacation, a change of scenery.

I worked as a nanny before mommy-dom and was blessed enough to become a part of two wonderful families. We're off to visit them back in Austin, TX- to see how "my boys" have grown - they're both 3 1/2 now, there's a new baby we've yet to meet and we get to introduce our little one. It's going to be great. David and I miss our old friends and the city more than we ever thought we would. I'm looking forward to sharing with Xavier some of the things I loved doing down there with the boys. We'll meeting up with David's old boss while we're there and have to make time for the babystyle store!

I'm leaving the laptop and home and hope not to update from the road. We'll take lots of photo's though and be sure to fill you all in when return. 5 days. Of freedom, friends, family. We're off.

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  • Blogger beth says so:
    12:50 PM  

    Hope you have a wonderful time. First vacations are noth exciting and kind of hard. Sounds like you guys are ready though. top

  • Blogger Adventures In Babywearing says so:
    1:19 PM  

    Will miss you terribly!! I hope you do get a little chance to check in via email!!

    Oh, and I had to come back to this post because I clicked on the babystyle link and got lost looking there for a bit... have fun! top

  • Blogger Nikkie says so:
    4:05 PM  

    I hope you guys have a wonderful time! I'm looking forward to see the pictures!! top

  • Blogger Awesome Mom says so:
    8:58 PM  

    Have a great time! top

  • Blogger Tracey says so:
    9:00 PM  

    Have a blast! Vacations are worth the trouble and hassle. I love the change. top

  • Blogger Heidi says so:
    10:05 PM  

    Have fun! Looking forward to pics! top

  • Blogger Glass Half Full says so:
    8:07 AM  

    What a beautiful picture! Have a wonderful time. :) top

  • Blogger Cyclone says so:
    10:10 AM  

    I hope you have a wonderful time. I know the feeling of being overdue for a vacation!! top

  • Blogger Randi says so:
    6:56 AM  

    Enjoy your time! I'll miss reading your blog. I'm sure you'll have a BLAST!! top

  • Blogger Amber says so:
    6:04 PM  

    Ahhh, the first vacation: how exciting! I can't wait to hear the details! We're taking Bode on his in a few weeks. top

  • Blogger Michelle says so:
    5:42 PM  

    Hope you're having a great time! (Well, maybe you are back already.) My computer crashed and I am just getting back to blogging today.

    Can't wait to see pictures! top