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About

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.

My New Tattoo

My Dad's name is was Clifford. He never got around to getting a tattoo, but always talked about having David do a Clifford the Big Red Dog piece for him (Dad's favorite!). After the funeral, my husband, tattooist extraordinaire, gave my brother and I matching tattoos. I wish the circumstances were different, but I finally got David to tattoo me.

It's perfect.
Damn, I miss my Dad.

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  • Blogger Adventures In Babywearing says so:
    12:59 PM  

    It's absolutely perfect.

    Steph top

  • Blogger Tracey says so:
    1:31 PM  

    Looks good, hon. I can imagine that it was an emotional tattoo for you.

    Sending you hugs... top

  • Blogger Mama C-ta says so:
    1:46 PM  

    Oh it's awesome, what a great tribute. top

  • Blogger Jennifer says so:
    3:50 PM  

    De-lurking to say I am SO sorry for your loss. And I wanted to add, coming from someone who has never been a big fan of tattoos, I have to say, that is just awesome. What a great tribute to your Dad. And your husband is quite talented, as that is probably one of the coolest tat's I've ever seen. top

  • Blogger To Think is to Create says so:
    4:19 PM  

    Love it. The photo doesn't do it justice, it's even prettier in person.

    Thanks for having us yesterday! Hopefully X isn't hammering everything in the entire house. ;) top

  • Anonymous O Mama Mia says so:
    7:16 PM  

    Bittersweet and beautiful, bu this way you can always have him with you to honor.
    Hugs top

  • Blogger Bloggy Mama says so:
    7:26 PM  

    looks great. Your Dad would have loved it, I'm sure. where is it hiding? top

  • Blogger New Mama's Nest says so:
    7:39 PM  

    *it's centered on the back of my left calf. top

  • Blogger mamamilkers says so:
    9:02 PM  

    What a perfect and beautful way to honor his life. I am so sorry for your loss, Ashlee. top

  • Blogger Carrington says so:
    10:26 PM  

    This is a beautiful honor, and an adorable tattoo. I've been thinking and praying so much for you guys, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope to see you soon and give you a big hug. top

  • Blogger Glass Half Full says so:
    10:34 PM  

    Very nice and like Steph said "perfect".

    (((hugs)))

    Lori top

  • Blogger Life With All Boys says so:
    8:57 AM  

    What a great way to honor your dad. Hope Xavier's party was fantastic! top

  • Blogger Mimi's Toes says so:
    9:15 AM  

    Wow, excellent work your husband does. You will have his memory with you forever. Thoughts are with you. top

  • Blogger Darlene says so:
    12:46 PM  

    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your beloved father.

    I'm glad you wrote about getting tatoos in his memory. I thought we were the only ones to do that.

    My youngest daughter was going to get a four leaf clover tatoo on her birthday. She never made it. Her husband, twin sisters, and brother-in-law promised her they were going to get her tatoo on her birthday. They did. It was beautiful.

    A special thank you for this post. top