Major Update – Justin sees Callie

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First of all, I am so sorry I have been so neglectful of this blog.  I quickly re-did it so it is still under some bit of construction.  If you or if you know of anybody who is willing to help me make this blog look amazing, please let me know!

Second of all, I have not written in forever.  I kind of just fell out of it.  That being said, I am sorry if this is a horribly written piece of work – uninteresting, jumbled, and all over the place.

Either way, I hope you enjoy reading this much anticipated update.

Most of you all know that Justin and I got back together about 5 months ago.  Since then we have moved in together and things are going great! I will post some apartment photos later! We are also about to take our second trip to go see Callie together in a few days, which brings me to the main topic of this entry.

Justin met Callie for the first time.  It was amazing seeing them together.  She instantly clanged to him and didn’t even notice his tattoos. ; ) We spent a wonderful Easter with her and Kenny and Lisa. Kenny even took some awesome photos of us three.  She is so beautiful, energetic, and full of life.  Callie also has the biggest sense of humor that I have ever seen.

As soon as Justin saw her, you could tell his face lit up.  Whenever he talks about it, he says that it didn’t actually click in until he saw her in person.  He says he just saw her walking around the corner, in her cute little yellow dress, and that was it.  He was instantly in love.  Who couldn’t be?

Let me also tell you such a cute story about this photo. Callie and I were outside playing with chalk, while Justin was inside. I drew the little girl in the middle with the dress, and I said, “Who’s that?” Then Callie goes, “Me!” So I drew myself to the right and I asked her who it was and she goes, “Mama!” Now, you guys might be wondering what she refers to Justin as. Well, for now, she calls him Justin, until she can form her own opinion. Anyway, just as I was about to draw Justin, she points to the left of her and says, “Draw udtin (justin) here!” It was so adorable.

Now, as you can see, she obviously loves him already. Every time we Skype she asks for him. I just think, “geez, what about me?!” Just kidding. I am happy they click so well. But, there was a time when they were on the trampoline that she didn’t want me. Kenny and Lisa have a beautiful deck outside and we were barefoot on it since we had been on the trampoline previously. To get to the trampoline, you have to walk through the grass, so she asked Justin to carry her to the trampoline. I got up to come, and she says, “No mama! No! No!!” She didn’t want me! I thought she was kidding, so I try to crawl into the net to get into the trampoline, and she continued to say that she just wanted Justin! I couldn’t believe it. I was a little bit sad, but I guess it was okay. It was kind of bittersweet. I’ll just keep telling myself that it is because Justin can do flips and spin her way faster than I can. ; )

We did get to go visit the beach when Callie was napping and had a nice lunch / walk together! <3


Saying goodbye was pretty hard for us. It seemed like Justin was going to even cry. Honestly, I feel like he might have a little bit. I don’t know. But I do know that he was sad. Of course, I did. I always do when I have to leave her behind. I felt bad. When we were upstairs with her she told us, “No bye-bye.” Then said “Bye, bye” in the saddest way. Of course, that is how all babies are when they don’t want people to leave. I probably just felt it more. These are some of the last photos of the visit that we took with her.  I am honestly just so thankful to God for letting this work out the way it did.  Callie will get to know both of us, and I have never been so happy.  Justin is doing so great, and I am so glad to see it.

Now, I cannot wait to squeeze that widdle bewwy again!

Lastly, check out these beautiful photos of them together.

Until next time . . .


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21 thoughts on “Major Update – Justin sees Callie”

  1. Such a wonderful story to follow since seeing you in 16 and pregnant. What a wonderful adoption story — you ended up getting the boy and giving a future for a precious little girl while still being in her life! God has brought you through hell and back. Tough young woman!!

  2. So happy for all of you, that spinning video was crazy, Callie was spinning Justin! The three of you look so good together. Thanks for the post.

  3. Why does the child call you “mama”? Isn’t “mama” the name of the person raising the child? How do the aparents fell about it?

  4. Hi Ashley, I really enjoy reading your blog, nice to see an update. I was just wondering – what does Callie call Lisa, and how does Lisa feel about Callie calling you Mama? Thanks – I look forward to your next post!

  5. Awww. What gorgeous pictures! So happy to hear that you and Justin are doing so well, and that he was able to go and meet Callie. That must have been almost surreal for him. I’ve been visiting your blog for ages and I still often get teary when I read your updates. Wishing you all the best. 🙂

  6. I am so happy for the both of you! Its great to see that everything is working out and that the three of you are so happy! You guys are a beautiful family and Callie is one lucky girl to have so much love in her life.

  7. Hi Ashley!

    I’m from Argentina and I’m 18 years old.
    I saw your episode in 16 & and pregnant and I really believe you are one of the strongest people I know (and I know many). Since then I follow you on twitter and read your blog every time you write something.
    I love to know that you are doing great with Justin, you two look so happy together, and make a beautiful couple. I wish nothing but the best.
    you are my role model and im very happy to know that you’re in such a great place
    I’m so excited to know about your next visit to Callie
    I hope you two enjoy your time with that amazing little girl that is a reflection of the best of you two.
    soo sorry for my bad English


    from: Buenos Aires, Argentina

  8. Ashely I love your blog and your story. You ‘re a strong person and an example for all young people.
    Greetings from Argentina

  9. Why does your birthchild call you mama? Isn’t “Mama” the name given to the person raising the child? And how does the amother fell about it?

  10. I’m glad that everyone is happy…I ‘m a mom and I would die if I did not have my kids with me. But, in your situation do you think that you are doing the right thing for your baby? You already signed the papers….I’m glad that Justin got to meet her but have you ever thought what would happened if you guys broke up again. Is it safe to keep bringing guys into Callie’s life? Also have you ever thought if you guys broke up if Justin would still be around for Callie? There are so many things that you are overlooking just for playing “family” for a couple of days. And, really I don’t think is ok for that baby…there should be boundaries for the sake of her and yourself because it is hurting both of you.

  11. Why does my comment still say awaiting moderation when other comments have been posted? Is there something wrong with it? I didn’t mean anything offensive by it, I’m just interested in how the dynamic with you and Lisa and Callie is working, and whether Lisa is upset that Callie calls you Mama or if that’s something everyone has agreed on and she calls Lisa something else.

  12. Beautiful!! Building memories 🙂 I think its awesome that she was able to meet Justin.

  13. You inspire me so much. I was pregnant but i decided not to go through with the pregnancy. I was carrying twins, too. Every day i regret it just a tad. But i told my belly that one day in the future they would come back to me and they would be my babies. I am so jealous because a bunch of girls I went to high school with are pregnant or have had babies and everyone congratulates them. It pisses me off. Its like they all tried to get pregnant. Its like the new trend in my town. I just know that what i did was right in my situation because my boyfriend and I wanted to choose our future. We want to stay together and most teen parents end up apart. I just think people these days move too quickly, especially where I live. Usually it’s couples that have only been together a few short months, then they are suddenly engaged. But yet they still live with their parents. And usually neither of them have a good paying job. I think you have made a wise decision. Thanks for letting me vent on your blog<3 I love that she callls you Mama 😉

  14. Just found your blog after watching your episode of 16 & pregnant and cried my eyes out. You are one brave girl, it was clear how much you love Callie and you really thought it through to make the right choice for her. Lovely to see your happy update. I wish you all the best xx

  15. Hey Ashley, quick question! I was wondering what she calls you and what she calls your Aunt and uncle? Thanks! By the way I love reading your blog! 🙂 best wishes!

  16. A very nice story about love and nice pics, glad to know that both you and justin are having a great time. Keep a good relationship is not easy since they have to understand each other, hope the best for you and have a blessed day!

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