Ashton, Kelsey, Lauren, and I are still sitting on the porch
after Ashton had given me the Promise Ring and I kissed his lips
softly. My mom and Jack weren't too happy about the promise ring
because I have only dated Ashton and I should date other guys
instead of just settling for Ashton. "Do you want to know about
my last birthday with my dad?" I asked he died when I was 8 and
it was after my birthday in September, September 31st to be
exact. "We were in Coloardo still. Jason was ten, Liam was six. I
was so excited, I wanted this beautiful leatorad for my birthday
and it was also my dance receital. I was so excited. My dad took
me to get ice cream, he was letting it be a daddy-daughter day.
He smiled at me and kissed the top of my forehead saying how
proud of me he was. That I was already an amazing dancer." I said
beginning and taking a deep breath. "He told me on my birthday on
the way to the building that I was going to go to Juillard. That
it would be the greatest gift I could ever give him." I said and
they smiled at me "I got what I wanted for my birthday, my dad
took many pictures of my special day." I said and they smiled at
Asthon had to leave around ten so we ended up going to my
room, Lauren had the bed and Kelsey and I had the air mattresses,
Sam was with me and Sassy was with Kelsey. "Okay something is
going on here." Kelsey said "What do you mean?"Lauren asked
biting her lip "It's strange." Kelsey said and Lauren and I
exchanged glances "That!" Kelsey said "Tell her." I said "Yes
tell me." Kelsey said "I"m 9 weeks pregnant." Lauren said "That's
why you weren't at dance." Kelsey said and Lauren nodded. "Is the
father around?" Kelsey asked "No, that's why I'm here." Lauren
said "You have me as well!" Kelsey said and Lauren smiled at
Kelsey "Thanks." Lauren said "Good, no more keeping secrets
together." I said and Lauren smiled at me.
On the way home I kept replaying Caylee's reaction about the
ring and I couldn't help but smile at her. I will be home in 12
days but I will still enjoy the time I have left with her. I know
until Saturday it's going to be hard to see Caylee so I'm going
to just spend time with my family until then. I pulled up to the
house and I got out and walked in and my dad and Sarah were in
the living room "How did it go?" My dad asked "It went good.
Dinner was good. Caylee loved the ring." I said "You must really
love her." My dad said "I do, I mean we're going to be apart for
a year but I'm crazy for her. It only took one summer to fall for
Caylee." I said and my dad smiled at me. "I'm happy for you son.
Bring Caylee over Sunday for dinner." My dad said "I will dad.
Night." I said and I went up to my room.
On the 16th I spent the day with my Grandma on my dad's
side with all of my siblings. "Where do you plan to go to college
at?" My Grandma asked me "I want to go to Colubmia." I said
"Columbia is a good college. What's in New York for you?" She
asked me and I smiled at her "My girlfriend will be there in the
fall." I said "What school is she trying to go to?" My Grandma
asked me "Juillard." I said "So she's a dancer?" She asked me
"Yes ma'am." I said "I want to meet her before you leave."
Grandma said "Yes ma'am." I said and now Caylee has to meet my
dad's wife and kids and now my Grandma. "Sunday she will be over
at dad's." I said "Good because I'm going to be there too."
Grandma said and I smiled. I haven't even asked Caylee yet. I
sent her a text Me: Caylee, are you busy Sunday? Caylee:Nope, I'm
free. Kelsey will be gone. Lauren will be working. Me: Want to
meet my family? Caylee: Sure, I don't mind baby. Me: Good baby. I
love you. Caylee: I love you too baby.
Today is my birthday party, I can't believe today is my
birthday party and tomorrow I get to meet Ashton's family. I wore
my favorite denim skirt with my beautiful silky blue tank top, my
diamond earrings from Ashton, my diamond heart necklace my dad
gave me, a cute bracelet and my promise ring. I curled my hair
and I applied my make up. Three teenager girls trying to get
ready for a party is tough to do. "I can't believe you're going
home tonight." I told Kelsey "I'm going to miss you." Kelsey told
both of us "We will miss you too." Lauren said "I will be back
for the baby shower." Kelsey said and Lauren shook her head and
rolled her eyes. "You look beautiful." Lauren said to me "Thank
you. So do you." I said "I feel fat." Lauren said "Maybe because
you're pregnant? And you're not fat." Kelsey said and I smiled.
"Girls are you ready?" Jack asked I was having it at the beach
"Yes." We said "We're not used to three girls in the house." He
said and I giggled.
Tonight is Caylee's birthday party. I have a simple gift for
her since I gave her the big gift on her birthday. I wore my
jeans and a polo and had on the Black BOD spray and then I went
downstairs. "Here." My dad said handing me the keys and I smiled.
I got in the car and I turned the radio on to the country station
since that was the only one I knew. I pulled up to her house and
I smiled, I parked next to another car and I got out and I got
Caylee's gift and I smiled when I walked to the back. "Ashton!"
Caylee said when she saw me. I put my gift on the table with the
rest of the gifts and I walked over to Caylee and I hugged her.
"Ready to meet Jack's family?" Caylee asked "Sure." I said not
really ready to meet more of her family. I already met all of her
family on her dad's side. "What about your mom's family?" I asked
"Most of them are in Texas or New York." Caylee said and I smiled
at her. "I'm ready for this." I said and Caylee squeezed my
I held Ashton's hand as I led him through the crowd and I
smiled at Jack's parents "Grandma Laura, Grandpa Louis this is
Ashton." I said "It's nice to meet you Ashton." They said and I
smiled at them. I led him to Jack's brothers and sisters and then
we went to the rest of the teenagers. Liam was hanging out with
our cousins and I smiled at him. Kelsey and Lauren smiled at us
when we walked to the group. "How does it feel to meet most of
Caylee's family?" Lauren asked Ashton "Great." He said and I
giggled. "That's okay, Caylee gets to meetmy family tomorrow."
Ashton said and I smiled a him, I was nervous about meeting
Ashton's family tomorrow. After dinner we had the cake and then
it was time to open the gifts. I had plenty of good gifts, Ashton
even got me another gift even though he shouldn't have.
The next morning I got up at seven and Lauren smiled at me
"When do you work?" I asked "9-9." Lauren said "Yikes." I said "I
know." Lauren said, Kelsey left last night after the party so
it's just Lauren and me again. I wore my baby blue summer dress
with my sandals and I applied my makeup and I smiled at Lauren
when she got ressed in her work clothes. "Don't you look
beautiful." I said "So do you." Lauren said and I smiled at her.
"I can't believe school will be back before we know it." Lauren
said "I know, and dance is going to begin for me. We are never
going to see each other." I said "I know, but we will make it
work." Lauren said and I smiled at her. When Lauren left for
work I got in my car to get ready to go to Ashton's house.