Thursday, November 28, 2013


wishing you and yours the happiest of thanksgivings. 

take time to simply be thankful, eat the best of turkey and then shop your little hearts out. 

hal, angel, ashton (18), adam (14), hayne (11), andrew (7), anna grace (7), + ainsley (4)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

sweet blog o'mine


i have completely abandoned what was once my favorite place to be. left it and never looked back. and i deeply regret it.

picture a day? fail.

my sincere apologies. it's just been crazy and i haven't known where to start writing or saying or anything, honestly.

that's just how life is sometimes, i assume. but the beautiful thing is we can start over.

so, here we go.

here's to blogging my little heart out for the next while. it's senior year. my last year at home and i've let it go. i'm now determined to blog my heart out until i just can't anymore. ok? okay.

let me update you all, it should be fun.

ashton; i'm forever busy and never home. i am in my senior year and it's so bittersweet. i now have another blog ( because i will be moving to africa soon. it's a very exciting time in my life and i couldn't be anymore thankful to see where God leads me.
adam; he's 14 and fantastic. he's a freshie this year and because we attend the same high school i like to embarrass him in the hallways. (can you blame me?) he is rocking track and loves running. polar opposite of me. for sure.
hayne; at 11 he is in 5th grade and rocking his top-of-the-food-chain status. he is reminiscing his last real year of baby-hood as he advances to the awk years that are middle school. after a terrible brain injury he's not been able to play any contact sports (including his love, football) so he has picked up golf and is going for tiger woods status.
andrew; everyday is still a struggle and i will write more on that later. he's newly 7 and loving being in first grade. "i'm not a baby anymore!" he plays basketball and is finding joy.
anna grace; in true princess form she is 7 and sassy. she has the perfect first grade teacher who loves her fabulous style and brings out the best in her. she has lots of friends and is amazing at gymnastics (i'm betting on olympics)
ainsley; she is newly four and a sassy pants. her current obsession is peacocks. she loves to harass everyone in the family and finds joy in coloring walls, floors, and furniture. we're potty training and she finds it especially funny to pee on random things. it's a glorious stage.

we've been blessed and god willing this blog will become the living journal it was meant to be. i've missed writing.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Huge News.

Sorry for my absence, y'all. 

Remember me? Ashton? the one who used to be faithful to this blog oh mine. 

yes? no? 


Please head on over HERE to my other blog for some pretty big news. 

Like really big. 

Dreams are coming true. I couldn't be more excited.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day Six

Hmm. Might just be a little fitting right now :)

A very happy birthday to my sweet mama. i am so very thankful for her and i can't believe God blessed me with such a wonderful woman. here's to many many more birthdays. may this one be the happiest yet. xxx

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day Five

Happy Birthday, Andrew. It is unbelievable that you are seven years old!
I hope you have the best birthday possible.
I am so thankful that you are my brother and cannot imagine a day without you!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day Two

Royal Baby.
No, we don't live in the UK. No, it really doesn't affect us. Yes, I am obsessed with Kate Middleton and now her little Prince. Will's not half bad either.

I know this isn't a fabulous Day Two, but it's not everyday that a Royal baby is introduced to the world.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day One

It's never too hot to wear boots. Nope, not even when it's over 100 degrees. Clearly, Ainsley gets her style from me.