My name is Candi and I'm from small town Kansas. I had big plans to move out of state after I graduated high school in 2000, but then I had kids and decided to stick around so we could be close to family. And...we're still here! Maybe after my kids graduate high school I will venture elsewhere. ;)
I have two daughters with my ex-husband (whom will only be referred to as XH in my blog). I left him in 2005 and our divorce was finalized in 2006. I agreed to settle on shared 50/50 custody before trial because I thought it would be "fair" enough for him to stop fighting me over everything...but that didn't happen. It continued to be a nightmare for an entire decade. Then after I took our case back to court in 2016, the judge granted my motion for primary residential custody...and things have been much better since.
My oldest, Aubry, is in high school already. I still can't believe that she'll be an adult in just a few years. She's a very sweet girl with a soft heart who has no tolerance for bullies or hate of any kind. She always wants to make sure everyone feels included. She does very well in school and her favorite class has been AFJROTC. It's been a great opportunity to meet new friends and be involved in activities outside of class...which have included marching in parades, helping with community service events, and things like gaming nights. Aubry has also enjoyed her arts and crafts classes and is looking forward to taking sociology and psychology classes...which is what she wants to study in college. She is obsessed with the TV Show Supernatural, 80s classic rock, and old cars. It's hard to believe that she's old enough to be driving already. She has grown up way too fast!
My youngest, Ashlyn, is in middle school. She has really enjoyed the social aspect of middle school and has had to work a bit harder to stay on task. ;P She really enjoys her elective classes like vocal music and art. Ashlyn enjoys all things having to do with animals and daydreaming about all the things she'd like to have in life...usually consisting of becoming a Vet, rescuing every animal on the plant, and building a huge mansion for her family and all the animals...and a wing of her huge house as a homeless shelter where they have food, water, their own bed, and they can help with the animals and get help finding jobs. Ashlyn is a very generous person and any time she sees an animal or person suffering, she just wants to help. Ashlyn also enjoys finding new shows to watch on Netflix, listening to music and singing along, and being a little social butterfly.
|One of my favorite pictures...Easter 2014|
|Johnny, Ashlyn, and Andrew when Ashlyn's daughter was born.|
|Leo, Milo, and Angel|