Ashley's leg of the race . . .

Each week, I've been having some of my sweet friends share with you
about what "leg of the race" of life they are in...
So that we can all realize we are running it together.

So today, meet Ashley... :)

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Hey y'all! My name is Ashley and I blog over at
I am amazed every day by what God is doing in my life. I am a southern girl now living in California against my will. I am the wife of 5ohHubby who is a police officer and wonderful man and no that's not mutually exclusive.
I am a stay at home mom to an amazing little girl I call 5ohBaby and she is my whole world.
We have probably the cutest, ugly dog out there (5ohPup).

I try to blog about what I know.
I try to keep it as real as possible. I blog about everything from holding on tight to my little one to the time I accidentally fed her jalapenos.
I write about both the joys and the stresses of being in a police marriage.
I love to cook and even make my own baby food. Sometimes I get a little crafty and dabble in fashion posts.

I want my blog to be a place where we can laugh together, cry together,
and just be real with one another.
And if I'm being real, this is a busy leg of my race
and I'm honestly trying to figure out who I am in aside from this whole motherhood thing. For the past 11 months, ok, since I was pregnant, I have been trying to figure out how I was going to be a mother. I was nervous, excited, terrified... all usual feelings for a mom. But from the moment I held her in my arms it was right, and it wasn't hard.
She is honestly the best thing that ever happened to me.

A few months ago, I had almost every single day of our week planned. Monday we had playgroup, Tuesdays I volunteered running a first responder ministry and we had small group, Thursday we had girls/guys night... we had a rhythm going and it was good.
But times, they are a changing my friends. Due to a whole slew of circumstances all we have still is playgroup and I'm not even sure what day that will be on. The next few weeks are sooo busy for us. The first week in march I am going out of town for 4 days (ah!),
the weekend after that we are moving,
and the weekend after that is 5ohBaby's birthday AND 5ohHubby
is putting on a charity event.
I feel like everything is kind of a mess... sometimes in a bad way and sometimes in a good way.

Lately, I've been thinking about the things I need to get through this leg of the race.
I feel like I need to just soak in all the advice I possibly can from other experienced women. That is one of the things I love about the blogging community.
Although it would be nice to have a mentor, I kind of feel like all my fellow bloggy friends (Sarah included) are such a spiritual inspiration to me.
I read about how other women are running their race
and I feel encouraged, supported, and heard.
I realize I'm not running the race alone.

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Thanks girl. Love you!!!
Oh, and Happy Leap Day everyone!