one hundred followers & a retirement party....time to celebrate!

It is time to break out the balloons, cake and champagne (or in my case...punch) and do the celebration dance!  Today is a big day!  My Dad is joining my Mom in the best job of their lives.... retirement.  Just a little open note to my parents.... your first grandchildren are on their way so soak up the free time full of bliss, adventure and traveling now please... I am going to need you in oh let's say four or five months.

I was so happy to see that lovely "100" this morning on my blog.  I have been waiting for it for a while now and am so thrilled that one hundred of you openly follow my blog!  I have to say that I was tempted to host a giveaway of some sorts to lure you up to that number but I am happy that I held out.  One of these days I am sure a giveaway will make its appearance on this blog so you haven't lost out!

I have been blogging for six months and it all started here.... in an attempt to lose my worries in a virtual world.  I was so lucky to gain so much support early on.  I will never forget why I started this blog and the role it played in getting me to this point and of course sharing in the celebration of the best day ever

Orange You Ready to Party by OrangeSparrow via etsy
Cupcakes Photography by heidiadnum via etsy
Dancer by Kameronelisabeth via etsy

So cheers to a great day!  Thank you for helping me get here!  Pull out your party dress and celebrate with me!


  1. Congratulations on both occasions!

    x M.

  2. Congrats to your dad! Hope retirement is a wonderful new adventure for him. And congrats on having 100 followers!

  3. congrats to your parents and to you on your blog. I follow you through google reader as I bet others do so your following is probably even a little higher than 100.

  4. Woohoo! Congratulations to you x x

  5. Wow! That is amazing! Congrats on 100 followers!!

  6. Howdy!

    I'm happy to say I am your 102nd FOLLOWER!!! YAY! I find your blog refreshing!
    By the way Congrats on the twins!!! Good job, mom! ;)

    I was just wondering, what made you go the IVF route? Was it just the poor SA? Were there any issues on your side? PCOS? Endo? Ovulation?
    Did you find your wait for an RE, let alone proceeding with IVF, a LONG wait?
    My husband is Canadian and I am American, so when we moved here, that was the hardest part for me. Since we had already started our "journey" in the states and then moved to Alberta fall of 2010, we have had to start from square one, again! :(
    Is there any advice you could give? And words of wisdom?
    Please feel free to email me, or follow along at

    I look forward to following your journey!

    Mrs. Sunnyside Up

  7. Congrats on 100!

    Also, not sure if I told you yet or not but new b blog address:

  8. I am so proud of you Ashley. Every day I read your blog, I see a little piece of your heart. Your honesty on these posts and bravery over the past year are so inspiring to me. I am lucky to be your little sis and your friend...and one of your 100 followers!

    To the next 100 followers and 1000 posts!



  9. hitting the 100 followers mark is kind of cool isn't it! I just hit mine too :)
    Congratulations, if that is the kind of thing worthy of congratulations, it is, right?
    In any case, congratulations on your beautiful babes growing stronger and bigger every day! Incredible!
    Take care and keep writing :)


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