I woke up at six am and I changed into my senior shorts and I
had on my sport bra with my tank top, I pulled my hair up into a
ponytail and put my contacts in. I put on my pumas and I got
Sam's harness on her and we went jogging down the beach. We ended
up jogging until seven thirty and then when I came back Lauren
was sitting up in bed. "Good morning." I said "morning." Lauren
said "Are you okay?" I asked "I don't feel good." Lauren said
"Just sleep it off." I said "I can't. I work." Lauren said "take
it easy?" I asked "Yes." Lauren said and she slowly got up. I
kept my eye on her until she was leaving for work. I worry about
Lauren especially since Christmas is in three days and all.
Lauren is almost 28 weeks, and then she won't be with her family
on Christmas. But Lauren is happy here, Nate hasn't tried to
contact her at all yet.
"Liam are you up?" I asked I was knocking on his door "I am
now." He mumbled so I came in and plopped down on his bed "Get
up and ready." I said "I'm up." He said and I leave so he can get
ready. I left a note saying be back soon. Liam got in my car and
I drive us to the place and we see Jason there. "Hey Caylee-bug."
Jason said placing his arm on my shoulder "Ready?" Liam asked
"Yes." I said and we walked up to the grave like we do twice a
year as all of us, right around Christmas, daddy's birthday which
is June 3rd, and the day he passed away which is September 7th.
We all went up and I laid the flowers down, we stepped away sowe
could all say our pieces. And then we went back home. My mom
looked at us "Everything okay?" She asked "Yeah." I said and she
let it go.
I woke up around nine and I look at Tony who was still
passed out, I slowly go into my room and quickly change into
something I didn't care about. As soon as I open my door Bella is
there looking up at me "Want me to carry you?" I asked "Duh!"
Bella said and I smiled at her. "Why don't you move out here?"
Hope asked me "My home is in Florida." I said softly "But most of
your family is here. The love of your life is here!" Lizzie said
"Me?" Bella asked "Yes Bella is here too. Caylee is here."
Cheyenne said "Caylee isn't here for long." I said "But stay,
please?" Bella asked me "I can't just leave." I said "Would you
for Cay?" Lizzie asked me "That's a different story, and probably
not." I said and they all smiled at me. Sarah came in and smiled
"Alright stop bugging Ashton." Sarah said and I smiled "It's
fine." I said "Your dad is working today but he's having half a
day at the office." Sarah said "Okay that's fine. I don't mind."
I said "We are actually having Christmas at my mom's house
tonight, and they want to meet Caylee." Sarah said "do you want
me to invite her? I know today you wanted it to be just us." I
said "Yes, please. Your dad said that it was okay." Sarah said
"I will call her now."I said and she nodded.
"Hey Caylee, would you like to spend time with me tonight?
Sarah's mom wants to meet you." I said "Sure. Pick me up
whenever." Caylee said "Will do baby. I love you." I said "I love
you too." Caylee said and we hung up. "Everything is good." I
said when Sarah looked at me. "Good." Sarah said smiling at me. I
spent the morning cleaning the house with the rest of them and
then my dad came home around noon. We ate lunch and then because
it was really warm outside we all went swimming. "Ash go get
Caylee now." My dad said "Okay. Should I change first?" I asked
"Yes." He said so I wore my nice pair of jeans, something I wear
to church, and then a nice baby blue polo with decent shoes. "You
look good Ashton." Sarah said "Thank you. Bells want to go?" I
asked "Yes!" Bella said and Sarah nodded.
I put Bella in her car seat and then we were on our way. I
pulled up around four thirty, I got Bella on my hip and we walked
up to the door. Liam answered and let us "Caylee is finishing
getting ready." Liam said "Okay, no rush." I said and her mom
Karen came in "Hello Ashton, who is this cutie?" She asked me
"This is my sister Bella." I said and Bella smiled at her "Hi."
Bella said and Karen smiled at her "You are so adorable. My
little girl isn't so little anymore." Karen said and I smiled at
her. Sassy came down to greet us and Bella was playing with
Sassy. Caylee came down in something simple but man did she look
beautiful. She was wearing a black skirt, it fit her perfectly
with a white dressy shirt, her hair was down with a red headband
in her hair, she had on her black sandals that looked good on
her. "Bella!" Caylee said smiling at Bella "What about Ashton?" I
asked and she smiled at me "Oh hi." She said "Got your phone
Cay?" Her mom asked and Caylee nodded. "Have fun." She said "Will
do ma'am." I said and Caylee picked up Bella and we were on our
way. We went to my house and of course they were all over Caylee.
"You look beautiful." Sarah told her "Thank you ma'am, I wasn't
sure on what to wear." Caylee said "Well you look great." Sarah
said "Enough hitting on my girl." I said and they smiled at me.
"Aw don't be jealous." Caylee said flashing me her perfect smile.
Ashton's and Caylee's Pov:
"Alright now that they are back let's load up and head on!"
Jace, Ashton's dad said and they all nodded. "Caylee sit with
me!" Lizzie said "Caylee is in the very back with Ashton." Sarah
said "Aw man." Lizzie said and Caylee flashed her a smile. "No
making out though." Jace said "Yes sir." Caylee said smiling at
him. Caylee got in first and then Ashton followed in and they
held hand the whole way there "OOO!!!!" Lizzie said and Caylee
smiled at her. When they arrived Ashton helped Caylee out, Bella
didn't want her mommy or daddy she wanted Caylee. "Sorry." Ashton
said "No worries." Caylee said smiling at him. "Mom this is
Caylee." Sarah said "It's nice to meet you ma'am." Caylee said
Ashton smiled, he had met her over the summer but Caylee was at
camp so she wasn't able to meet her. "I am so glad you could come
Caylee." She said "Thank you for inviting me. Your home is
lovely." Caylee said and she smiled at her.
Around seven Ashton and Caylee slipped away from the party,
it was all of Sarah's family and they both didn't feel
comfortable. They are sititing on the swing set that Grandma Beth
has in her backyard for all of her grandkids. "What are your
thoughts on marriage?" Ashton asked Caylee. Caylee looked at him
"You aren't proposing to me now or anything are you?" Caylee
asked all alert "No, not at all. Why?" Ashton asked "We're
eighteen Ash, about to graduate high school. You can propose our
last year in college, and we can get married a year or two later.
After College graduation. We are young. We could meet new people
in college. I want to see the world, I want to live the college
life not engaged or married. You know?" Caylee asked "Good, thank
you." Ashton said smiling at her "This promise ring symbolize
that one day we will be married. Doesn't have to be today or
anytime soon." Ashton said "Got it. Anderson will be asking
Lauren." Ashton said "That's different. She's pregnant. We will
be not be expecting a baby until after we are married." Caylee
said and Ashton smiled at her "Deal." Ashton said and Caylee
smiled at him.
"I'm glad we agreed to wait." Caylee said "Me too! Cheer to
the unengagement!" Ashton said and Caylee kissed his lips softly.
"Is Anderson really proposing to Lauren?" Caylee asked they were
still swinging but it was slowly. "Yes on Christmas Eve." Ashton
said "Good, I can't wait to see that." Caylee said "Wait, why is
it different for her?" Ashton asked "She's going to have a baby
soon. Anderson is good to her." Caylee said and Ashton smiled at
her. "Time to go open gifts." Ashton said "Okay." Caylee said
holding his hand. Bella sat in Caylee's lap to open her gifts,
Caylee's eyes were on Ashton the whole time thinking about how
much she really does like him.. After they opened gifts they went
back home and then Ashton took Caylee home. "I had a great time
tonight baby." Caylee said "me too, it meant a lot to them. I
love you." Ashton said "I love you too." Caylee said.