Before the break of daylight on an October morning, Josh Ashbrook locks the front door and leaves the house with his 4-year-old daughter, Millie, while his wife, Laura, heads out the back door to take their 1-year-old son, Tate, to day care.
So begins a typical day for the Ashbrook family.
Laura and Josh have been together since their first date to a seventh-grade Halloween dance. After they graduated from Harrison County High School in 2008, Laura attended Morehead State University and Josh went to Campbellsville University. They both earned their bachelor's degree in physical education and health.
Eleven years after their first date, Laura and Josh married in 2013.
Today they both teach physical education at Harrison County High School.
“I’ve felt happy to come back. I would never live anywhere but here unless something really dramatic happens,” Laura says.
On top of his teaching job, Josh is the defensive coordinator for the football team, the head coach for boys wrestling and the school's first girls wrestling team.
“For us, it’s very important to have friend time, family time, spouse time,” Josh says.
In the midst of their challenging schedules, Josh and Laura try to find time for each other a date night to Georgetown or a weekend getaway to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
“We don’t have the time or the money half the time, and when we can it’s like man we need a payday first,” Laura says recalling that their last date had been four months earlier.
Laura does most of the housework, grocery shopping and getting the kids ready for bed and school. She has more time than Josh because of his coaching jobs.
“We are a case of chaos,” Josh says.