I met a guy. Well, two guys, actually. One's a bit older than the other. Quite a bit. These guys both have managed to sneak up on me… and I’ve fallen for them equally. What’s a girl to do?
Lucky for me, one is a grown up. Like, a real grown man, all 6’5 of him. The other one is his son, a three-year-old blond, precocious mess. I don’t have to choose between these two boys, they’re a package deal.
Last August, the “package deal” proposes and we get engaged. We decide not to do a big hoopla, but tie the knot quietly. I can’t explain the feelings going on inside me, as I’m usually one to scream from the mountain tops. But, this union involves a child. This union is creating a blended family. It seems right to keep it sacred and personal.
New year's eve party 2015
Until now. Because, first of all, few spell my husband’s name correctly (not hard- Joel Henricks). And his son’s name is Huck Henricks.
Secondly, blended families are messy, chaotic even. But, they can also be beautiful. Double the love. Double the joy. Joel and Huck suddenly have a woman eager to share her perspective on... well, almost everything. Stay tuned for stories on the transformation into insta-family.
Spring is in the details🌸 @liketoknow.it . http://liketk.it/2qMbk #liketkit More from the link in profile #LTKUnder100 #LTKUnder50 #LTKSaleAlert #LTKunder25
First day of spring! 🌸🌷💐🌻http://liketk.it/2qLqT @liketoknow.it #liketkit Read why this dress will be worn often! Link in profile. 📸: @ashleyburns_
You're Irish! I'll kiss you! Today and every other day @joelhenricks. 🍀💋❤ #happystpattys
http://liketk.it/2qK2l #liketkit @liketoknow.it #springfashion #ltkunder100 #LTKmen #moreontheblog #springfling
Happy St. Patty's Day! Wearing green and ready for the weekend!! Who's with me? 🍀🍀http://liketk.it/2qJOw #liketkit @liketoknow.it more in today's post... link in bio. 📷: @ashleyburns_
Funny girls & funny faces! Photo booth fun at @alifedotowsky & @kevinmanno wedding. Congrats you two! @Joelhenricks and I wish you all the happiness in the world.
#weddingphotobooth #mannoandwifeo || Check out more in the link in profile:)
At least with the time change, I get to wear my sunnies later in the day...😎 even more fun to wear when they're $24. http://liketk.it/2qHOh #liketkit @liketoknow.it #imlovingwhiterightnow details on the blog. #bellsleeve 📷: @ashleyburns_
Coffee is always a good idea. Especially after this time change, right? 😳 Now, I'm loving transitioning into spring with fun pieces like this light weight, bell sleeve, super soft hoodie (with a touch of ruffle!). 😍🌸 http://liketk.it/2qHlG More on the post up now on the blog. Screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop details from the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app. #liketkit @liketoknow.it 📸: @ashleyburns_
Off to the Great Catsby ball with these fabulous cats @bradgoreski & @normancook to support @pawworks! Ps-Anyone recognize this dress😉?
Up early just hangin' safari style 🐘with his homies in his highchair (so he can whisper all his secrets to Mr. Giraffe). || Many of you have asked to see more of the nursery + Huck's room, so there's a little post up on the site today. Link in bio. http://liketk.it/2qFgQ ps- screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop details from the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app, available in the App Store! #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home @liketoknow.it.europe #haydenjh 📸: @bridgetmariecollective
Happiest of birthdays, Auntie Jordyn!! We couldn't love you more and can't wait to see you v soon💙. May this next year be filled with joy, blessings, love and lots of Hayden kisses:) 💋@jlove_____ #birthdaylove #bestauntieever #haydenjh
#WCW @bettymwhite What a privilege to watch you work. You're one of our greats and oh so fun! Grateful I had the opportunity on @boldandbeautifulcbs #learnfromthebest #goldengirls ps- working on a longer post that'll be up soon on the link in profile:)
A little Oscar love before the #Oscars. #familywalk
We like to party. We like to get down. #danceparty #PennysRoom @normancook #backstagefun @bigbangtheory_cbs #swipeleftformore
So long, Nebraska. Until next time... #homewardbound #12daysofgivingmovie #haydenjh
That's a wrap on our Christmas movie! #12daysofgivingmovie Thanks to the good people of Fremont, Nebraska for your welcoming spirit. #payitforward @david_blue @jenninkansas .
#locationshoot #onlocation #thatsawrap
No words! This kid played so hard he passed out holding his heart balloon... and wouldn't let go. ❤️Thank you, Aunt Jordyn @jlove_____ for his balloon (and being the best auntie)! We ❤❤️❤you!
The diner scene with my set son. Great day. My valentine came to visit! 😘@joelhenricks #12daysofgivingmovie #happyvalentinesday everyone!
When you're in the middle of hair & makeup, but pause to take a picture with the cutest figure skaters! #12DaysOfGivingMovie. . .
. #bts #onlocation #nebraskalove #babyitscold #latergram #ilovemyjob
Flashing back to Hayden at two weeks old! Thank you to the Italian magazine TV MIA for the cover love! We're honored ❤️Looking forward to visiting your gorgeous country with my family! #fbf #babysfirst #boldandbeautiful #tvmia #italianstyle 📷: @claudiacraig 😘#covershoot @boldandbeautifulcbs
Good Morning! Sunshine and snow today. ❄️Let's conquer the world. But first, a thumb break. #haydenjh More on the blog. #puppiesandbabies