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.
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