Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Baby LANDON Turns 1!

I thought I'd share a few pictures from my last photo session.  I love this sweet family!!

I was privileged enough to take Landon's newborn pictures (my first EVER) and to date this is my favorite pic I've EVER taken:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Stomach Bug... OF.THE.DEVIL.  I have no doubt, the stomach bug should be referred to as Lucifer Jr!

My poor, pathetic, precious family is suffering from this life-sucking disease!!!  Yep, better way to describe it.

It's not just the pukin' and poopin''s the headaches and body aches and CrAnKiNeSs!!  It's the laying around for days yet still not feeling rested.  It's the sleeping for 20 hours only to wake up just as sick as when you fell asleep.  It's the "I've been watching movies 2 days straight...I cannot take another Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode ever again!!!"  It's the I can't drag myself to the shower to even run water over the stench that is my body.  It's the "I don't care what you eat for              !  Just go pick something out of  the pantry.  Marshmallows?  Fine."  It's the fact that pillows, blankets, sippy cups, gatorade bottles and trash cover the floor in each room.  It's the I had to have a trash can for myself to throw up I stole Finley's thinking he was over it...only for him to throw up all over his floor during the night...and NOT come tell me!!!  It's the desire to JUST.FEEL.BETTER.

I really hate it...and

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Mantle 2013

Well, it's that time of year....FALL!!  And this weekend it finally felt like least here in Fort Worth!  I decorated my mantle back on September 4, but I have tweaked it constantly until now!  I finally like the way it looks.  I hope you like it!

And a little comparison from last year...

And there ya have it!  I have determined some things about my "hearth"...the mantle isn't wide/deep enough, I can NEVER get the white clean enough, I don't like how porous it is BUT I love having a fireplace!!  I love that I can change out the decorations on a whim any given afternoon...I love that it holds our family stockings at Christmas...and I LOVE the cozy feeling it brings to our living room every single day!! :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Photo Dump...Blah, blah, blah

I should really come up with a better title, but I got nuthin.

So this was my week last week...
B was home sick from school (so that makes two Mondays in a row that she was home throwing up!).  She was puny, but not TOO puny to play a little Connect Four!!

She's TOTALLY cheating in this pic!!!  She is preventing my disc from blocking her win!!  Little sneak!!

I was especially productive this day...I tackled a wall I'd been meaning to "homey" up for a while.  I am going to add some things to the window, but even plain I LOVE it!! 

Church Wednesday night...B got to hold Baby D!!  He is in the foster system so all you get is this awesome disguise!! Ha!  B and Owen just love Baby D!  He is a precious little boy!

At school on Thursday we made a little craft...which made us the kids look like they had Smurf hands!! Ha! 

We are doing a new program at preschool called Stretch and Grow.  This was Owen's class...he is laying down in the center...he LOVES this class so much!  

Grandpa and Uncle Zach came and got the kids to go boating Thursday night...but before they could leave the besties kiddos had to try out the boat first!

Owen...and his mustache...enough said.

Don't be deceived by this pic...they look like they are just hanging out on the couch...but I took this at approximately 6:30 Friday morning.  Owen asked Aidan to read to him, which he did!!!  B leaned in to listen as well.  Aidan is a good big brother!  Melt my heart!

And there you have it!  Another exciting week in the life of Ashley!!  Hahahaha!!  What a joke!  Have a great Friday y'all!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Phone Dump...MY First Week at School

Just me...chillaxin...I knew what was coming my way, and I decided to relax to the max! cheesy!!

 Last Sunday Sept 1st was promotion Sunday at our church!!  Aidan moved to youth and Obug moved to preschool...boohoo!!  My babies are growing WAY too fast!!!  Here is B and Owen with their SS teacher, Mrs. Jerri!!

Sunday afternoon Ashlee and I spent a little time together.  We went to Garden Ridge and Buy Buy Baby....just looking...for no one in particular....or at least not till the person finally mentions on her blog that she is preggers (NOT me)!! 

Then we hit up our FAVORITE restaurant of choice lately....Olive Garden...mmmm!!  I could really stand some bread and salad RIGHT NOW!!

Monday was Labor Day...or one more day to get ready for the busy/stressful week ahead! B all ready for school!!  Love her bunches!!!  I will do a post on the Fall Mantle (ignore this pic of it because it has changed!!!).

Tuesday night was Open House at Grace Place!!  It went great!!  Here are a few pics of my mostly finished classroom!!

Then it was the big day....First Day of Preschool!!!

Seriously...what is up with THAT smile?!!

I snapped this pic of him listening to the Bible cute!!  Love him!!

So....after a very VERY long and HARD day I came home discouraged and exhausted!  But life moves on, ya know!!  As soon as all the kiddos made it home we headed to B's first day of tumbling!!!!  I was so proud of her!  She just got out there, giggled and loved it!!  Yay!

THEN... we rushed home to meet my mom!  She stayed with all the littles while I took Aidan up to the middle school for Open House.  He was absolutely thrilled to play host for his mommy!!  ;)  I followed his mumbling voice down each corridor, into each of his classrooms, to his locker (which I MADE him open...just for grins!), to the band hall and back again.  

For the record, Thursday was TOO MUCH for this momma...but I muddled through and I'm glad I did!  The hubs has been working a bit of overtime at work, so I decided I would hang out with Ashlee Friday night.  It was glorious...the two of us cuddled up on her couch.  We didn't have much to say...just two hours worth!!  Teehee!  During that time K made a Lego contraption and I snapped a pic!!  He was pretty proud! 

So that was my first week back!  I'm thrilled it's over!  Haha!  Hope you have a great weekend!!